A 2020 View From the Home
January 6, 2021
A 2020 View From the Home.Certainly COVID-19 has been a focus of the world’s attention since early 2020. While the Home has not been immune from the effects of this deadly virus, we consider ourselves fortunate in terms of the effects it has had on our campus over the past year. For those that face the world with optimism, we try and look for silver linings. Here at the Home we have experienced many hopeful prospects.
We have witnessed the tenacity and fortitude of many of our residents who have endured the lengthy stays in their rooms and missed many celebrations with loved ones. They remind us with their long life and wisdom that they have experienced many hard times. Together we shared in the emotional joys of the first window visits to hosting the Thanksgiving family holiday meals. They have shared their gratitude for all the care they have received from our dedicated and talented staff. Village residents lined the campus exit with signs and banners with thankful messages to staff. The residents continue to appreciate all the calls, letters and the visits they receive from loved ones.
We have continued to witness the willingness of our staff to report to work even as they deal with their own family’s wellbeing. We have watched as they filled different roles as the needs of our residents across the campus changed along with regulations and guidance. Unlike much of the nation’s workforce who have had the ability to work from home, our health care workers, including all those employees who work on our campus remained on the front lines and worked on site every day. Without our committed staff we would be have been unable to meet the care needs of our residents. We have appreciated all the hard work and commitment our staff have shown throughout this pandemic year.
Most recently we welcomed Walgreens on our campus to administer to all our residents, staff, board and vendors the first of two doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. We are happy to report that the vaccine was well received and appreciated by all who participated. The health and safety of our residents and staff remain of utmost importance especially at this unprecedented time. As we wait for all to be fully immunized, we continue to practice all the infection control protocols that have kept us safe thus far.
We appreciate more than ever the support of all those who made it possible to deliver care to our residents on our campus as well as those services provided in the communities across Virginia in our Outreach Program throughout 2020. Thank you for your support! We wish each and everyone a happy and healthy new year.