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Friday June 5, 2020

We welcomed June in this week and continue to be overjoyed that we do not have any residents positive for COVID-19!  To date 16 residents tested positive for COVID-19 and 15 of those residents recovered.  Cumming Senior Living doesn't have any postive cases.  We offered COVID-19 testing to all staff members this week.  Many staff members had already been tested.

This week the Activities Department kept us busy eating and taking in the sunshine!  We celebrated National Cheese Day and National Donut Day with all the goodies!  Residents who enjoy going outside have been enjoying the warm weather. 

Some families have asked about any changes to the current visitation policy.  As of right now the State of Georgia has not issued any guidance on easing visitation restrictions for our communities.  We continue to honor and accomodate family members visitation with residents nearing end of life.  The Governor extended the Public Health State of Emergency until July 12th.  We welcome those families who would like to come and visit either outside of your loved ones room or outside of our front lobby.  We also encourage video chat or phone calls that can be arranged either through Debbie Swanson, dswanson@cumminghealthandrehab.com or Wanda Lawhorn, wlawhorn@cumminghealthandrehab.com.  Please click on the picture box above to see our residents enjoying this weeks' activities!   

Thursday May 28, 2020

We are so PLEASED to announce that we no longer have any residents who are positive for COVID-19!!!!!  To date there have been a total of 16 residents test positive and 15 residents recovered from this virus.  Cumming Senior Living continues to not have any residents who have tested positive for COVID-19.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to all families who have lost a loved one during this pandemic. 

We would like to send a special Thank You to Dr. Shyla Reddy and Regina Davis, FNP.  They have been here with us through this crisis providing wonderful care to our residents and support to our staff members.  We are truly grateful to have a team of practitioners that never waivered or left our side during this time.

 

Friday May 22, 2020

We are so pleased to announce that 11 of the 16 residents that have tested positive for COVID-19 have now recovered!  We continue to care for 4 residents recovering from COVID-19.  Thank you to our awesome staff, families, friends, vendors, volunteers and community for supporting us during this crisis.  

St. Brendan's Catholic Church Rosary Ministry Team blessed us with a wonderful breakfast bar this week!  The effort and time that they took assembling this meal for us was so thoughtful!  We loved the food and appreciated the sweet card that accompanyied it.  Thank you Mr. Satriano for the pizza surprise today!  Optum sponsored a pizza party for staff earlier this week.  We celebrated Memorial Day today by taking a moment to honor those who serve our country as well as our residents with a good ole fashion cookout. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to another inspiring week, we hope you have a peaceful Memorial Day weekend!

 

Thursday May 14, 2020

I want to apologize and correct yesterday's post, the total number of positive COVID-19 residents to date is 16.  We do have 7 residents who have tested positive that remain in-house.  I'm sorry for any confusion this may have caused.

We continue to celebrate National Nursing Home week with our residents and staff.  Monday we celebrated by playing a social distancing game of Let's Make a Deal with popcorn and lemonade.  Tuesday we were treated with bisquits for breakfast from Brightstar Care and warm cookies and milk in the afternoon.  Baked Kitchen food truck serve us lunch on Wednesday.  Today everyone is enjoying ice cream sundaes and games.  Thank you to our Activities Staff, Debbie and Wanda for making this a special week for all of us!

 

Wednesday May 13, 2020

We are happy to announce that 4 more residents have recovered from COVID-19!  We remain at 12 total residents who have tested positive and 7 of those residents remain cared for in-house.  Cumming Senior Living, the personal care home, continues to have no residents who have tested positive.  Thank you to all of our staff who bravely care for our residents everyday!   We want to also thank all of the families who have allowed us to care for your loved ones and supported us during this unprecedented time.

National Nursing Home Week kicked off on Sunday with Mother's Day.  A special shout out to our Activity Staff, Debbie and Wanda, for making Mother's Day extra special this year.  During this crisis they have creatively thought of ways to continue to engage our residents, family members, staff and our community.  Friday they hosted a social distancing tea party for our mothers complete with roses.  Debbie volunteered to spend her Mother's Day here with our resident's so they could video chat with their loved ones!  Thank you both for your continued dedication to our residents!  The pictures above show how sweet Mother's Day was for us even during a pandemic.

Thursday May 7, 2020

As of noon today our total positive cases of COVID-19 are 16.  We continue to care for 11 residents in-house, who have tested positive.  Cumming Senior Living (the personal care home) continues to have no residents who have tested positive.  We are so happy to announce that we have now had 3 residents recover from COVID-19!  That is the best gift for our nurses as we are celebrating National Nurse's Week!  We send a special THANK YOU out to all of our staff who have cared for and nursed our residents back to health!

We would like to thank all of our vendors who have sent our nurse's treats throughout the week to celebrate the hard work that they do everyday:  Agape Hospice, Pruitt Health Pharmacy, Amedysis Home Health, Longleaf Hospice and Guardian Home Health.  We appreciate your support and recognition!  

The love and appreciation shared by so many of our families is a blessing.  Thank you Penny Love for sending Emma and Debbie beautiful flowers and cookies in recognition of their continued dedication to our residents.

The top right corner of this page has pictures that you can click on to see some of our captured grateful moments!

 

Tuesday April 28, 2020

As of 4:00pm today our total positive cases has increased by one.  We now have had 15 positive cases total and 12 of those residents remain in-house.  Despite the tireless efforts of our dedicated staff, we- like so many other facilities- have seen our positive cases increase.  It's impossible for us to trace exactly how this virus spreads, but we have implemented every feasible measure to stop its spread, and we are contstantly updating our processes as additional measures are identified.

A heartfelt "thank you" to Tam's Backstage and Midway Meal House restaurants for providing our staff meals to take home to share with their families!  This was such a nice surprise and we are grateful for our community for supporting our healthcare workers.

Thursday April 23, 2020

I'm sure our families received the notification earlier today that we do have a new postive COVID-19  test result.  As of noon today our total positive cases are 14 with 11 of those cases remaining in the facility. Be assured that we continue to follow the CDC guidelines for infection control, report and recieve direction from the Georgia Department of Public Health and report daily to Georgia Department of Community Health- Healthcare Facility Regulation Division.

I would like to remind all of you that our Activities Department is scheduling video chats with families.  If you are interested in participating please email either Debbie or Wanda, their contact information is listed below.

Today the facility recieved Dominio's pizza for lunch courtesy of Senior Dental Care.  Thank you so much for thinking of our facility during this time!  We look forward to the day that we will be able to resume normal operations with our valued vendors.

 

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Families should have received an update today from the new mass notification system.  We understand that some family members did not recieve the update while others did, we are addressing these issues with the software company.  

All of the residents at Cumming Health and Rehab have been tested for COVID-19 at least once.  As of today at noon there have been a total of 13 residents test positive for COVID-19, and 10 of those residents continue to reside in-house.  All residents who have tested positive have been moved to 400 hall for isolation purposes.  This also allows for the staff members who work on 400 hall to remain on that wing.  Cumming Senior Living is a separate facility and continues to have no residents who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Thank you to everyone for their support and generosity while our staff members continue to bravely navigate these trying times.  A special THANK YOU to family member, Lynn Lyle, for providing staff members lunch and dinner today from Big D's BBQ!  It was delicious and a much needed source of comfort for us all.

 

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Families should have received a call or text message from the facility yesterday.  We have obtained a new software system that allows us to send mass notifications and we will continue to update you in this manner as well as on this web page.  We apologize that all communication isn't in person, but due to the extra time we are spending on training, disinfecting and keeping up with the daily changes in guidance, this is the best option to keep updates timely.

We continue to work with and report our data daily to Georgia Department of Public Health and Georgia Department of Community Health, Healthcare Facility Regulation Department.  Currently we are alloted a specific amount of tests on a daily basis and will update this site as our numbers change.  Today as of noon we have had a total of 10 positive tests for COVID-19 at Cumming Health and Rehab.  We would like to emphasize that there are no positive cases at Cumming Senior Living.  

The National Guard has disinfected twice and will continue to do so on a weekly basis.  We are grateful for their support during this time.

Finally we would like to thank the community and families for their support!  Today we recieved a catered lunch from Creekstone Estates community that included sub sandwiches from Lenny's, homemade desserts, cards and well wishes for residents and staff members!  Thank you so much for your generosity, it is so appreciated!

 

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Some of you may have seen that there are inaccurate numbers being reported on the Governor’s website.  We currently have 8 confirmed cases of Covid-19 not the number that is on the Governor’s list.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Wednesday, April 8, 2020:
There is a confirmed COVID-19 case at our facility.

We are doing everything we can and following proper protocols to stop the spread of this virus. We are in close communication with local and state health officials, staff and other partners to ensure we are taking necessary steps to limit potential COVID-19 exposure.

Due to the highly infectious nature of this virus and the number of cases rapidly increasing each day in our immediate and surrounding areas, we are prepared for the probability that more cases will emerge at Cumming Health and Rehab.

In the interest of transparency and public safety we will provide updates as appropriate while following HIPAA regulations and protecting our residents’ and staff’s right to privacy.

 

FAQs

For more information on the Coronavirus, including what you can do to help lower the risks, visit www.cdc.gov.

 

Current Operating Status

We have a confirmed cases of COVID-19 at our facility.  Due to the severity of the outbreak, Cumming Health and Rehab—like other senior care providers—has restricted all non-essential visitors, including family members.  Health officials project that these will be a challenging weeks with increasing COVID-19 cases expected nationwide, statewide, and community wide. We are taking difficult measures to further minimize risks.  See below contact information to set up a Skype or FaceTime call with your loved one.

For Families

Below are contact methods for family members to reach Cumming Health and Rehab. Our call volume is high and we appreciate your patience as we’re working to address questions.

Cumming Health and Rehab Main Office:

Phone: (770) 781-2300

Email: Info@CummingNursing.com

Cumming Health and Rehab Activities Directors:

Debbie Swanson

Phone- 770-781-2300 ext. 242