COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Visitors Update (April 6, 2020):

Dear Friends,

We want to thank you for your continued help in combating the spread of coronavirus in Azria Health. It has been necessary to put in difficult rules and guidelines to protect our residents. And we do not know when those rules will need to be lifted and living through the unknown can often be the greatest challenge. So we truly thank you, our dedicated family members and friends of residents and visitors, for doing something that is so unnatural it is painful to put it in words – but thank you for staying home and out of ours.

If these last few weeks of social distancing and lockdowns has taught us anything, it is how much we need one another. The handshake, the hug, the look in one’s eye – we crave these intimate moments, which have been taken away from us.

As a quick reminder, here are some things we are asking of you and some ways we CAN stay connected:

  • Do not attempt to enter the facility
  • Do not visit and call your loved one out – this is just as dangerous, even if you do not have any symptoms!

So how can we best stay connected:

  • E-letters program – We started a wonderful program that brightens the day of our residents (and caregivers!) – please visit https://www.azriahealth.com/letters-to-residents/ and fill out the simple form, add pictures or videos if you can, these will be read or shown to your loved one.
  • Video calls – Reach out to the facility to set up a video chat with your loved one – we have iPads designated for this and encourage everyone to take advantage
  • Social Media – Check out our Facebook pages, Twitter and Instagram. We have a ton of updates on important updates and fun updates on how we are keeping engaged during this time.

We are in this together. Our team of caregivers are here on the front lines doing everything possible for your loved ones, and we will continue to do so through this pandemic and beyond. It is a calling and our mission, it is who we are. But you play an important part – you uplift the spirits of your loved one, you encourage us and remind us of the impact we have by doing our job well. Thank you for your help. It is not an understatement to say that you are saving lives too.

As always, please reach out with any questions or comments by contacting your Azria Health facility administrator or just shoot us an email at [email protected].

Wishing you the best of health,

Carrie Ramaekers
Regional Director of Operations
Azria Health