COVID-19: Important Resources to Help You Stay Safe
The safety of our residents is at the center of all that we do. That’s why we’re not allowing visitors until further notice.
We believe that there is a difference between panic and preparation—and we want to assure you that, at West Bladen, we are prepared
There have been no cases of COVID-19 at West Bladen.
We are continually monitoring the situation as it develops, and our main goal is to keep our residents and our employees safe.
For These Reasons, We Have Restricted Visitation at West Bladen.
This visitation restriction is within the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS).
We want to thank you in advance because we understand this is a difficult and challenging time for so many families. Although visitation is limited, we would like to remind you that you can still make phone calls and communicate online.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call us at 910.863.4500.
With everything that is in the news and on social media, we know you probably have important questions about COVID-19. Therefore, we’ve compiled a list of some resources that will help you, along with some brief educational information.
Information You Need About COVID-19
While this virus is highly contagious, the good news is that following some common sense measures, such as social distancing, can go a long way toward helping you.
How to Stay Safe
We know you’ve heard it before, but we can’t overemphasize the importance of washing your hands often. But merely running your hands quickly under water isn’t enough. You should be sure you use soap and warm water, washing your hands for at least 20 seconds.
Remember to be particularly careful and wash your hands if you’ve touched items such as doorknobs, television remotes, and gas pumps—any item that is frequently touched.
Other common sense guidelines are:
- Don’t touch your nose, eyes or mouth if you haven’t washed your hands.
- Whenever you can, avoid being in contact with someone who’s sick.
- Be sure to cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough.
- Remember to clean areas that are frequently touched.
We also encourage everyone to follow the guidelines from the state’s department of health.
COVID-19 vs. The Flu
Both of these illnesses have the potential to be very serious, especially among the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. Those with other medical complications, such as diabetes or COPD are also at risk.
Reliable Resources for More Information
Don’t believe everything you read on the internet. While this can be a valuable source of information, it can also spread items that aren’t true, leading to confusion that can be detrimental to your health. Just because you saw it on Twitter or Facebook doesn’t necessarily mean it’s true.
We want to be sure you have the resources that provide valuable information about COVID-19.
We’ve compiled a list of some resources that will have the most up-to-date information for you.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 update page
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 updates
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s COVID-19 page
The Mayo Clinic’s COVID-19 page
Everything We Do Is Centered Around Safety
Don’t worry—we are doing everything to provide the best care for your loved one at West Bladen. To recap, we are constantly monitoring the situation and will provide updates as they become available.
Remember, we’re all in this together, and no one faces this challenge alone.