We are so happy to see that restrictions are starting to loosen and slowly but surely, Massachusetts is re-opening. There is hope, and that’s always a good thing.
That said, it is still not time for Copley at Stoughton to open our doors to family and visitors. Our residents and staff remain at risk, as do most long-term facilities across the country.
I know – it’s frustrating. Not being able to visit loved ones is hard for our residents and their families. But our number one priority is the health and safety of everyone here at Copley, and it is our responsibility to follow all regulations regarding this pandemic.
As a long-term care and rehabilitation facility, we are already well trained in infection control. The more we learn about this particular infection, the better we will be at understanding the risks, how the virus works, and adapting our protocols to meet those risks head-on. Until that time, we have to take a blanket approach, ensuring that there aren’t any cracks in our defense. With talk of a possible second wave, we have to stay vigilant. Please know we would love nothing more than to open our door once again and welcome you back.
I want to thank all the families who have taken the time to call, email, or write a letter in support of our safety initiatives. It means a lot to know that you understand how difficult this is for everyone. We couldn’t do it without our incredible staff. I’ve praised them before, and I’ll do it here again. They have all done an amazing job and are helping us weather this storm. I am so proud of the patience and dedication they’ve shown through it all.
I wish I had a date to give you to welcome you back; unfortunately, viruses don’t come and go on a schedule. We’re looking forward to contacting families directly when that day finally arrives. In the meantime, feel free to Skype, window visit, or visit us on the patio – from a safe distance.