Important COVID-19 Update
Come visit with family and friends at Sophia Snow Place!
Time spent with family is worth every second. Sophia Snow Place has received updated guidance for visitation. We wanted to take this opportunity to share how wonderful it has been to see family and friends visit over the past few months and that our hope is to have this continue moving forward. Outdoor visits will continue weather permitting and effective 9/25 indoor visits will be allowed in the Sun Porches. Visits must still be arranged in advance to complete the COVID-19 screening process. Contact Doreen Doherty at 617-325-7900 or Dougherty@sophiasnowplace.org
Schedule your visit during normal business hours
- Unannounced visitors will be turned away
- Visits can last up to 30 minutes
- The scheduled timeframe is not flexible
- Two people are permitted to visit at a time
- Pets are welcome for outside visits and walks
- Visits will continue to be supervised by staff
- Social distancing must be followed at all times
- Masks must be worn throughout the visit
Exciting news….Brief physical contact is now permitted!
How to hug properly during Covid:
· Wear a mask
· Turn your heads in opposite directions
· Embrace briefly and then quickly back away
· Wash your hands after or use hand sanitizer
· Hug face-to-face or with your heads facing the same directions
· Cry (helps limit the risk of contact with bodily fluids that may contain the virus)
· Talk or cough when hugging
· Touch the other person’s body or clothes with your face or mask
· Hug someone who is displaying respiratory symptoms
Watch the video below to learn how to hug a loved one safely.
You don’t have to be alone to be safe. Remember that our doors are open to you.
Sophia Snow Place shows that it is possible to share the safety of community even within the realities of this challenging time. Keeping protocols while being together helped us all weather the storm of COVID-19 and its multiple impacts on our health, not the least being isolation and loneliness. Our proactive record includes creative ways of making sure that all of our residents received the care and the company they needed to get through this time safely.
Our sensitivities to protecting our residents have not decreased as the number of cases in Massachusetts declines. Ours is an approach that includes the health and the well-being of our Sophia-Snow-Place-Resident-Pod. Increasingly, the discussion of the virus’ negative effect on our mental health is at the core of the dialogue. Our approach recognizes the importance that community plays in safely navigating this pandemic.
We continue to ask that all residents, families and friends respect our facemask and social distancing guidelines. We are still not opening access to the facility, with some medical exceptions, to non-resident visitors. That said, organized visits on our back patio are a regular part of every day, and Independent Living residents come-and-go freely. Many drive their own vehicles to the grocery store or other destinations, and those that don’t drive can be picked-up by family and friends for adventures off-site. Medical appointments are being scheduled and kept, and often our staff provides transportation to avoid contact with more public means. When anyone returns or visits we are careful to take their temperature, and of course, we remind everyone to wear their face mask, wash their hands regularly, and maintain a social distance when interacting with the world at-large.
Even though Senior Living across the United States continues to take a significant hit by COVID-19, Sophia Snow Place can be counted among the islands of security within this population. Please consider joining our Resident Pod during this difficult time. Let our staff be there to help and protect you.
Because what we do know is that being alone doesn’t necessarily mean being safe.
Contact Mary Celeste Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to receive an application to join us today!