Message from Rob Whitten, President of JGS Lifecare
Dear Residents and Families,
I hope everyone is enjoying the warmer weather and May flowers. The month of May also brings many activities to our campus as well as updates to state and federal Skilled Nursing Regulations.
With the end of the Public Health Emergency on May 11, the Department of Public Health has recently issued new guidance for personal protective equipment (PPE) for employees and visitors on our campus. We are currently reviewing these recommendations and will be updating our policies and procedures to reflect the new guidelines. COVID-19 prevalence across Massachusetts is no longer high, therefore facemasks will not be required in the healthcare setting unless otherwise indicated. However, we will always have masks on hand and available for anyone who would like one.
May also brings two very important celebrations. First, we are celebrating National Nurses Month and Nurses Appreciation Week. We want to recognize and honor our nurses and the incredible job they do caring for our residents. Our celebration includes raffles, food trucks, dessert trucks and a special token of appreciation for this amazing group of people. Please take a moment to thank our nurses who we depend upon so much.
Secondly, we are also celebrating National Skilled Nursing Care Week, an annual event that celebrates the contributions and hard work of those who provide care in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. The week, which runs from Sunday, May 14 to Saturday, May 20, is truly a celebration for all staff and residents. We have the following events planned for this very special week:
Skilled Nursing Care Week: May 14th – 20th
- Cook-out – Michael’s courtyard; residents and staff
- Ice cream truck- residents and staff
- Cold beverage bar- residents and staff
- Water bottle give-a-way to all staff
- Facility bingo all week for residents and staff
- Bake-off-on units for residents
- Weeklong raffle
As always if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.