July 23. 2020 – As of July 23, there are 0 resident cases of COVID-19 at Parkwood Retirement or Parkwood Healthcare.
July 15, 2020 – As of July 15, there are 0 resident cases of COVID-19 at Parkwood Retirement or Parkwood Healthcare.
August 11, 2020 – As of August 11, there are 0 resident cases of COVID-19 at Parkwood Retirement or Parkwood Healthcare.
September 22, 2020 – As of September 22, there are 0 resident cases of COVID-19 at Parkwood Retirement or Parkwood Healthcare.
Visitation Update from Akash Bhatia, Executive Director at Parkwood Healthcare
We are excited to hear that federal and state governments are beginning to make changes to the visitation guidelines for senior living communities. While this is an encouraging sign, I want to take a moment and explain what this means to us at Parkwood Healthcare and where we are in the process.
First and foremost, while we are all looking forward to the day when we can resume our lives as a community, take regular walks, and socialize with our friends, the health and safety of our residents and employees must remain our highest priority. From the beginning, we have taken on this challenge as a marathon rather than a sprint. There are no short cuts or easy answers to how we reduce our risk to COVID-19, and it is as important as ever that we continue to remain focused on protecting ourselves and supporting each other.
As many of you know, Governor Abbott made an announcement on September 17, 2020 directing the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to expand visitation options to eligible nursing communities to allow designated essential family caregivers to visit. On September 18, 2020 HHSC sent out their guidance and shortly thereafter, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) sent out additional guidelines.
I am in the process of reviewing the required guidelines and working on our plan to begin allowing visitation. Please understand that there are certain criteria that must be met to allow visitation and once visitation is allowed, there are certain requirements that must be adhered to by those who visit.
I recognize that it has been challenging for all of us to remain distant from friends and family, and I want to thank you for the sacrifices you have made to protect our community. I am happy that we are able to begin the new phase and look forward to seeing you all again.
You can expect to receive an update from me later this week. In this update, I will outline how we will roll out the new visitation process.
Executive Director at Parkwood Healthcare
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Thank you for your patience, your support, and for embodying the hopeful spirit that Parkwood is known for as we continue to navigate this process together. If you have specific questions on how Parkwood will re-open, please contact Parkwood Retirement at (817) 354-1044 or Parkwood Healthcare at (817) 354-6556 . For more information about COVID-19 and our national response to COVID-19, Visit LCS website.
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