Important Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director—05/02/2022Brandermill Woods independent living angle

Important Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director—05/02/2022

Monday, May 2, 2022

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

Chesterfield County’s COVID-19 positivity rate is on the rise. As of today, the CDC website reports a rate of 4.6% for the general community and 11.54% for Health Care.  

Over the weekend, we had five (5) more residents in Memory Care test positive for COVID-19, and the family was notified immediately. As of today, we have one (1) resident in Assisted Living and seven (7) in Memory Care who have tested positive for COVID-19. All remaining residents' and team members' results were negative. We are grateful that all the residents who are COVID positive are experiencing minor symptoms.    

We notified the Chesterfield Department of Health and, Angie Lane, Infection Control Preventionist, has consulted with their Epidemiologist. We are following the core principles of COVID-19 infection prevention.

Due to the special services provided in Memory Care, family members and friends will not be allowed to visit until further notice. We encourage all families and friends to set up zoom visits with their loved ones. Contact Trisha Pedersen at tpedersen@brandermillwoods.com or Stefania Johnson at sjohnson@brandermillwoods.com.  

Visitors will be allowed in The Haven and Assisted Living Community on, the 2nd and 3rd floors. All visitors need to take additional measures to make visitation safer. This includes wearing well-fitting masks, surgical or KN95 at all times, performing hand hygiene, and practicing physical distancing. Do not mingle in the Common areas of the community. We encourage everyone to become fully vaccinated and receive booster shots per CDC recommendations. Please do not visit your loved one and contact your doctor if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: sore throat, severe lingering headache, sinus/head pressure, head congestion, runny nose, nausea, cough, and fatigue.

For further questions regarding protocols, contact: Jennifer Pitzer at 804-379-7100 ext. 187 or jpitzer@brandermillwoods.com and Stefania Johnson at 804-379-7100 ext. 114 or sjohnson@brandermillwoods.com.

We are currently consulting with the Chesterfield Department of Health to offer another Vaccination clinic to all residents and team members on COVID-19 vaccine doses they need to be “up-to-date”.  Notification of the date and time will be sent when finalized.

When you have a chance let our team members know how grateful you are for everything they do to care for your loved one. Your kind words go a long way! This ongoing pandemic is challenging and takes its toll on us all.

Thank you for your patience, support, and assistance!