Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director — 01/29/21Brandermill Woods independent living angle

Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director — 01/29/21

Friday, January 29, 2021

Health Care Community – The Haven, Assisted Living and Memory Care

During our COVID-19 testing on January 28, 2021, two additional residents from the Assisted Living tested positive. We are pleased to report that both residents are asymptomatic. All other residents in The Haven, Assisted Living and Memory Care were negative. All employee tests from Wednesday, January 27, 2021 were negative as well. All residents will continue to be monitored for any signs and symptoms. Any changes in a resident’s condition will be reported to our physician, and the family will be made aware.

We will continue to test all residents for COVID-19 twice a week until we have two weeks free of positive results.

Both the Chesterfield Department of Health and Department of Social Services have been notified and approved all processes we have implemented through February 12, 2021. As a precautionary measure, all Assisted Living, Memory Care and The Haven residents will be quarantined to their room for the next two weeks. Our Dining Department will switch to paper products to reduce the contact exposure.

All window visits in the Assisted Living and Memory Care have been canceled. Please email Trisha Pedersen at to schedule a virtual visit.

The direct care staff continue to wear N95 masks, and all employees continue to practice frequent and thorough hand washing. Employees continue to be screened daily for signs/symptoms prior to their shift. Staff will continue to be tested twice weekly according to the county’s positivity rate as mandated.

We look forward to the next vaccination clinic on February 4/5, 2021 and a third clinic on February 25, 2021. Please continue to check the blog on our website for additional information.

You will be notified as soon as possible if there is a development of new cases of COVID-19 in our community.

Continue to keep our residents and employees in your thoughts and prayers.