7/9/20 – We are happy to announce that starting on July 15, 2020, Cadbury Commons can now allow visits with residents indoors under the following circumstances:

  1. Any resident who is suspected or confirmed with COVID 19 cannot be visited
  2. All visitors must be screened for fever or respiratory symptoms.  A fever equal to or greater than 100 degrees F, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, chills, or new onset of loss of taste or smell will disqualify you from visiting.
  3. All visitors will wear masks at all times during the visit which covers their mouth and nose.
  4. The length of any visit to a residents’ apartment must be contained to no more than 1 hour.
  5. Cadbury will allow such social visits only on Tuesday through Saturdays from 7:30 am to 11:30 am and from 1 pm to 5 pm.
  6. A resident may be visited no more than 3 times during any given week in total. This does not mean that each visitor gets 3 opportunities to visit. Please call in advance to let us know when you will be arriving.
  7. Any in-apartment visit must be conducted with at least 6 feet of distance between visitors and residents.
  8. Windows in the apartment should be opened for ventilation when possible.
  9. No visits can occur in a shared style apartment if you are not related to that person.
  10. No indoor visits are allowed in any common area spaces at this time.
  11. All visitors will perform hand hygiene before and after each visit
  12. We ask that visitors do not share meals while in the apartment
  13. Any individual who enters the Community and develops signs or symptoms of COVID-19 within 2 days of exiting the Community, MUST notify us of the date they visited, the individuals they were in contact with and the locations they visited in the community.

We understand that this is a comprehensive list of do’s and dont’s for all of you.   But we hope you understand the importance of all of it as we continue to keep our community safe.​

6/3/20 – We have recently received authority from the EOEA to allow non -essential personnel to visit with residents in a controlled manner in a designated outdoor space, provided that physical distancing and protection requirements are put into place:

With that in mind, since we are lucky enough to have a beautiful outdoor courtyard at our community to accommodate such visitation we are going to initiate specific dates and times that family or friends may schedule a visit to see loved ones.

Visits in this manner do have to follow all of the following safety and Control Measures:

  • A resident who is suspected or confirmed to be infected cannot be visited
  • Prior to a resident arriving at the outdoor courtyard, Cadbury will screen visitors for fever or respiratory symptoms and fever. Anyone with such symptoms will not be admitted
  • An assisted living staff member must accompany the resident to and from the designated outdoor visitation space in a safe and orderly manner
  • An assisted living staff member who understands safety and infection control measures must remain with the resident at all times during the visit
  • Visitors must be limited to no more than two individuals for each resident
  • Every visitor must agree to conditions regarding the monitoring of symptoms post-visit and will be asked to sign an agreement to that effect upon entry.
  • A visitor must remain at least 6 feet from the resident and staff member at all times
  • Staff and residents must wear surgical face masks and visitors must wear a face covering or mask for the duration of the visit.

All visits will be scheduled in advance and are dependent on weather conditions and sufficient staffing levels.

4/03/20 – Based upon the new regulations of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, and in light of CDC and State recommendations around COVID19, we have taken the following measures which affect visitors to Cadbury Commons:

  • All Employees and critical persons entering the building for any reason will have their temperature checked prior to entering; anyone with symptoms and/or an elevated temperature will be sent home immediately and are to follow-up with his/her Primary Care Physician for further guidance prior to returning.
  • If any Employee becomes aware that they have come into close contact with an individual outside of the community who tests positive, he/she must self-quarantine for 14 days post-date of exposure or test negative prior to returning.
  • Temperatures are checked on Residents daily who may not be able to verbally express early symptoms, and again if there is any question of not feeling well.
  • Any Employee with symptoms is  NOT permitted to work until he/she has tested negative or have been symptom-free as per CDC guidelines (no fever for at least 24 hours without use of fever-reducing medication, no other symptoms present).
  • Cadbury Commons will notify their Primary Care Physician immediately when a resident displays symptoms;  the resident is asked to remain in their apartment and treated as positive until testing completed and results are negative.
  • If/when a Resident is showing symptoms and/or tests positive, dedicated staff will provide all care for that resident to avoid cross-contamination to other neighborhoods; all appropriate PPE to be worn by staff when care is provided; all meals to be served in his/her room while in isolation, using disposable plates, utensils, etc.
  • All frequently-touched surfaces (i.e. door handles, railings, etc.) are disinfected several times throughout the day as well as office equipment, phones, etc.
  • Walkie-talkies, pagers, etc. are cleaned in between shifts and in between uses. Our staff have been very attentive to this effort.
  • All surfaces are cleaned every shift and as needed.
  • The local health department is notified in the event a Resident or Employee has symptoms of COVID19; they will determine what further protocols are to be implemented, if any.
  • A resident who has symptoms and/or tests positive will remain in the community as long as he/she does not have respiratory distress or other comorbid complications; we have been guided by local health department and the CDC to keep ER and hospital beds available for those who cannot be managed in-house.

3/13/20 – Based upon the new regulations of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, and in light of CDC and State recommendations around COVID19, we have taken the following measures which affect visitors to Cadbury Commons:

Cadbury will be restricting all visitors to Essential Personnel Only. Essential Personnel include private aides, medical and VNA supportive services, deliveries of essential goods, employees, government officials, ambulance employees and family members who must drop off medications, bring vital supplies or are taking residents to medical appointments.

All visitors and employees will be required to have their temperature taken upon entry and will be required to review a questionnaire which asks about your recent travel habits and contact with others as well as your current state of health. Disinfecting gel will be available at the front desk and must be used. No staff or visitor will be allowed in the community if their temperature is above 100.3.

Individuals who do visit must make efforts to limit any physical contact with our residents. This includes no hand shaking, hugging and maintaining the accepted “social distance” of six feet apart.

A visitor log will be kept and you will be asked to provide a valid phone number to enable accurate public health contact tracing should there be a need.

Please remember all of this effort and coordination is being done to help provide for the safety of your loved ones. We ask that you please respect all of our procedures.​

3/11/20 – In the abundance of caution, and in light of CDC and State recommendations around COVID19, we have taken the following measures which affect visitors to Cadbury Commons:

We will be limiting arrival time of visitors to Cadbury Commons to the hours of 9:00 am to 7:00 pm in order for us to ensure that we have checked in with all visitors. You will be asked to answer a few brief questions and must use disinfectant gel.

Cadbury Commons asks that if you have had a cough, shortness of breath, fever, sore throat or malaise, or have had contact with anyone with known exposure to COVID-19, or have travelled internationally to countries with known COVID19 outbreaks, that you postpone your visit for a minimum of two weeks.

We encourage visitors to call Residents in lieu of visits whenever possible, to limit potential exposure of pre-symptom individuals who may have had contact with unknown infected persons. We apologize for any inconvenience these measures pose, but our first priority is the safety and welfare of our Residents.

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