Thank you to those who were able to join us for the Annual Luau and Mission Meeting! We missed those of you who were unable to attend but have summarized the information below and included training info and links so you are informed and up to date. As always, the entire UV Management Team is here to support you. Should you have questions, please do not hesitate to connect with a department manager. If you have questions related to PPE, our Infection Prevention Nurse, Janet Church, is an excellent resource!
We touched briefly on the most recent information we have regarding the proposed CMS mandate that requires all long term care employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. The information is limited as the official rule has not yet been released. At University Village, we support research based facts and education and employee’s seeking knowledge to make the choice that is right for them. Of course if this rule does go into effect, we will be expected to comply. We will release information as it is received.
COVID-19 Vaccination Information and Resources
Each year we train all employees on recognizing pain with our residents. The care of our residents is everyone’s concern. Some of our residents are unable to express themselves and let us know when they are feeling pain, others may not even realize that pain is what they are experiencing. Below is a handout outlining different behaviors that may help guide you in how to recognize pain. As always, please report any change to a Nurse immediately.
Recognizing Pain Handout
Additionally, we want to ensure that all employees are trained on proper handwashing practices as well as how to appropriately utilize Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The last year has taught us that this incredibly important skill is no longer limited to just our clinical employees.
PPE Donning and Doffing:
Lastly, we took time to recognize and honor two individuals for their 5 years of service and dedication to our residents:
Joleela Cooper, Housekeeping
Karla Moorman, Assisted Living
We are excited to announce the return of our Annual Fall Carnival in October. We will release information on the date, once finalized. Until next time, thank you for all you do and please know how truly appreciated each of you are!