Covid-19 Updates

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July 9, 2021

No COVID cases at the facility at this time. Weekly staff testing is ongoing.

Updated visitation guidelines are available here

The updated guidelines will be effective Saturday 7.10.21 @ 8am. Please contact administrator Esther at edensmore@golden2.haivantidev3.com for any questions or clarifications.

June 3, 2021

No new updates to report at this time. The facility is COVID-free and weekly staff testing is ongoing.

May 27, 2021

All residents and staff in the facility have tested negative. A second round of testing was completed for 2 East Unit and all results were also negative.

2 East Team 2 will remain on quarantine for a total of 14 days in abundance of precaution. Scheduled indoor visits, admissions and group activity will resume prior to temporary suspension.

May 24, 2021

On 5/23/21 a staff member at 2 East Unit tested COVID-19 positive with Binax testing. While this does not constitute as an outbreak per King County Health Department guidelines, the facility is taking measures to ensure that there is no further spread. All residents at 2 East were tested immediately after the positive staff member was identified and all are negative and asymptomatic. The staff member only works once a week and was at the facility for a portion of the shift before being sent home to quarantine. All remaining staff at the 2 East unit have also tested negative so far.

Indoor-visitations (except essential support), admissions and group activities will be temporarily suspended until all residents and staff have been tested. Once everyone has tested negative all suspensions will be lifted immediately. Any resident in 2 East that was cared for by the positive staff on 5/23/21 will be in quarantine for 14 days regardless of vaccination status. All 2 East residents will be tested for a second time this week.

Updates on facility-wide testing will be posted once testing is complete.

May 20, 2021

No updates to report. Our visitation and PPE guidelines remain the same at the moment. Please refer to our visitation guidelines tab for clarification. No new COVID-19 cases since January 2021.

May 12, 2021

King County Health Department has officially cleared the facility from its potential Covid outbreak status. It has been determined that the patient’s Wednesday 5/5/21 result was a false positive based on its CT value. Two negative confirmation tests on 5/6/21 and 5/7/21 supports this theory. All patients and staff in the facility also tested negative. We are back to our COVID-free status. Visitations, testing frequency, PPE use, etc may resume as it was earlier last week.

For questions on current visitation guidelines contact any of your social workers, or the administrator Esther: edensmore@golden2.haivantidev3.com

May 5, 2021

The facility is currently in outbreak status effective 5/5/21. We have one resident who tested positive at the hospital this afternoon. The resident currently remains at the hospital and there are no additional known positive resident or staff cases at this time.

We have taken a series of immediate actions to minimize potential spread of this new outbreak. Unfortunately one of these interventions is to suspend all indoor visitations until further notice. Only comfort care/essential support visitors will be allowed at this time.

Thank you for your support and understanding. Please email administrator Esther (edensmore@golden2.haivantidev3.com) for any additional questions or concerns. The website will be updated daily for any day that we acquire any new information. If there are no new updates/cases, we will minimally continue our weekly updates reporting the facility’s overall status.

May 3, 2021

Washington Care Center currently has no positive COVID cases in the building. Weekly staff testing is ongoing.
Most recent positive staff case = 1/13/21.
Most recent resident case = 1/17/21

Updated visitation guidelines are available here.  Governor Inslee’s most recent 4/30/21 Proclamation 20-66 is under review. Updates to the facilities policies will be made and shared accordingly.

April 26, 2021

Washington Care Center currently has no positive COVID cases in the building. Weekly staff testing is ongoing.
Most recent positive staff case = 1/13/21.
Most recent resident case = 1/17/21

Updated visitation guidelines are available here.

April 13, 2021

Washington Care Center currently has no positive COVID cases in the building. Weekly staff testing is ongoing.
Most recent positive staff case = 1/13/21.
Most recent resident case = 1/17/21

Updated visitation guidelines are available here.

April 5, 2021

Washington Care Center currently has no positive COVID cases in the building. Weekly staff testing is ongoing.
Most recent positive staff case = 1/13/21.
Most recent resident case = 1/17/21

Updated visitation guidelines are available here.

Moderna Vaccination for residents and staff will be available April 9th 2021 from 8:30am-12:30pm. Please email Esther: edensmore@golden2.haivantidev3.com for further inquiry.

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March 30, 2021

Washington Care Center currently has no positive COVID cases in the building. Weekly staff testing is ongoing.
Most recent positive staff case = 1/13/21.
Most recent resident case = 1/17/21

Indoor Visitation Guidelines are available here.

Moderna Vaccination for residents and staff will be available April 9th 2021 from 8:30am-12:30pm. Please email Esther: edensmore@golden2.haivantidev3.com for further inquiry.

March 22, 2021

Indoor Visitation Guidelines are available here. These guidelines have been created with careful consideration of the “Safe Start for LTC Recommendations and Requirements” document, which itself has been written in alignment with the Governor’s proclamations and in collaboration with state and local health officials.

Please reach out to administrator edensmore@golden2.haivantidev3.com for clarifications or concerns.

Washington Care Center currently has no positive COVID cases in the building. Weekly staff testing is ongoing.
Most recent positive staff case = 1/13/21.
Most recent resident case = 1/17/21

March 17, 2021

On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, CMS released revisions to QSO memo on visitation (20-39-NH), incorporating vaccination status. The memo improves the ability for nursing home residents to receive visitors. However, each state will set its own guidelines and there have not yet been any mandates to change current visitation guidelines in WA state. Washington Care Center is staying in close communication with the King County Health Department to update the guidance based on the governor’s revised proclamation. Once Washington State’s guidelines have been updated, WCC will send an updated visitation policy out to families and residents via US mail and website notice.

Meanwhile, please refer to the 3/10/21 message from Residential Care Services in response to the QSO memo on visitation:

“Residential Care Services received CDC Updated Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations in Response to COVID-19 Vaccination as well as CMS Updated Nursing Home Guidance with Revised Visitation Recommendations. We understand that residents and their families are all looking forward to a time when they can be together again and this will move us in that direction.

RCS is in the process of updating the Safe Start for LTC Recommendations and Requirements in accordance with this guidance and the Governor will be issuing a revised proclamation addressing reopening within the next few days (hopefully). We do not anticipate this will be a long process. At this juncture, reopening protocols currently under consideration will apply to both SNF and ALF communities.”

Washington Care Center currently has no positive COVID cases in the building. Weekly staff testing is ongoing.
Most recent positive staff case = 1/13/21.
Most recent resident case = 1/17/21

March 8, 2021

Washington Care Center currently has no positive COVID cases in the building. Weekly staff testing is ongoing.
Most recent positive staff case = 1/13/21.
Most recent resident case = 1/17/21

March 1, 2021

Washington Care Center currently has no positive COVID cases in the building. Weekly staff testing is ongoing.
Most recent positive staff case = 1/13/21.
Most recent resident case = 1/17/21

February 22, 2021

Washington Care Center currently has no positive COVID cases in the building. Weekly staff testing is ongoing.
Most recent positive staff case = 1/13/21
Most recent resident case = 1/17/21

February 11, 2021

Washington Care Center currently has no positive COVID cases in the building. Weekly staff and resident testing is ongoing.
Most recent positive staff case = 1/13/21.
Most recent resident case = 1/17/21

February 2, 2021

Washington Care Center currently has no positive COVID cases in the building. Weekly staff and resident testing is ongoing.
Most recent positive staff case = 1/13/21.
More recent resident case = 1/17/21. This resident was at 2 West unit has already discharged. All 2 West residents have been tested 4 times since and no new cases have emerged.
Walgreens will come in on Feb 9th 10am-4pm for the third (final) round of vaccinations.

January 14, 2021

We have one new positive staff from the weekly testing that was received 1/13/21. There have been no new resident cases since 1/7/21.
Currently, we have one COVID-19 unit and it is located on the 3rd floor. A total of 5 patients are now in the unit.
Current total for positive residents = 5
Current total for positive staff = 6
Weekly testing for staff and residents are ongoing.

Round 2 of COVID-19 Vaccinations will occur on *Tuesday 1/19/21 10am-4pm.* Staff/Residents that were not eligible for the vaccine on 12/29/20 will receive their 1st dose that Tuesday. Others will receive their 2nd dose.

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January 12, 2021

All residents on the 1st floor COVID-19 were cleared from quarantine on 1/8/21.
All residents on 2East COVID-19 unit were cleared from quarantine on 1/10/21.
Currently, we have one COVID-19 unit and it is located on the 3rd floor. A total of 7 patients are in the unit and 1 patient in the unit is now COVID-19 recovered.
Current total for positive residents = 6
Current total for positive staff = 7
Weekly testing for staff and residents are ongoing.

January 7, 2021

All residents were rapid tested today (two days in a row). We will do a 3rd round of rapid testing for all COVID-19 negative residents on Friday 1/8/21.
Results from today’s rapid testing: 2 positive residents
Other results: 2 positive staff
Total of COVID-19 recovered patients from this outbreak = 44
Total of current COVID-19 positive patients = 23
Total of current COVID-19 positive staff = 13
Weekly staff testing is ongoing.

All residents on the 1st floor’s COVID unit are still scheduled to be released from COVID positive status this Friday 1/8/21. All residents on 2E COVID unit are still scheduled to be released from COVID positive status this Sunday 1/10/21.

January 6, 2021

All residents were rapid tested today, and we’ve received 3 more positive resident cases + 1 additional positive staff. A COVID unit has now been set up at the 3rd floor as well. All newly positive patients have been cohorted into the 3rd floor COVID unit. All residents on the 1st floor’s COVID unit is scheduled to be released from COVID positive status this Friday 1/8/21. All residents on 2E COVID unit is scheduled to be released from COVID positive status this Sunday 1/10/21.

Total of COVID-19 recovered patients from this outbreak = 44
Total of current COVID-19 positive patients = 21
Total of current COVID-19 positive staff = 12

January 3, 2021

We’ve received several more staff and resident positive cases over the 3 day weekend. Currently all of 2E, half of 1st floor, and 1 room in 3rd floor are considered a COVID-19 Unit.

Total of COVID-19 recovered patients from this outbreak = 43
Total of current COVID-19 positive patients = 19
Total of current COVID-19 positive staff = 12

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December 26, 2020

We’ve received several more staff and resident positive cases over the 3 day weekend. Currently all of 2E, 1/3 of third floor is our COVID-19 unit. Weekly staff and resident testing is ongoing.

Covid Update 12.23.2020

16 more positive results received from PCR testing. Remaining 2E residents all re-tested and 4 additional positive tests received.
Total # of positive/Quarantining staff: 11
Total # of positive residents: 40 (2 additional positives in the hospital). 4 Patients recovered.

Covid Update 12.21.2020

Total # of positive/Quarantining staff: 11 (1 new)
Total # of positive residents: 21 (3 additional positives in the hospital). 3 Patients recovered.

Covid Update 12.20.2020

4 new results received: 3 residents (2West + 3rd floor) and 1 staff. Residents moved to COVID unit, and the positive staff member has been quarantining since

Covid Update 12.18.2020

Total # of positive/Quarantining staff: 10 (1 new)
Total # of positive residents: 17 (3 additional positives in the hospital)
3 new resident cases received last night – all three residents from 2E. All remaining residents from 2E rapid tested immediately. Between the results of rapid testing and PCR results received from ongoing testing 6 new positive cases were discovered (1 patient from 1st floor, and 5 patients from 2E). COVID unit ex
Total # of positive/Quarantining staff: 9 (6 new, 3 recovered)
Total # of positive residents: 20 (3 of the 20 in hospital)

Covid Update 12.17.2020

We have 4 new positive patients and 6 positive staff since the last 12.15.20 update. All positive patients have been cohorted into our 2E COVID-19 Unit, and all positive staff are in quarantine.

Current COVID patient total: 10
Current COVID staff total: 11

Covid Update 12.15.2020

We have seven additional patients and one additional staff member positive since the weekend. Two of the new patients were from 1st floor, one of the new patients from 3rd floor, and five new patients from 2 East. A COVID unit was put up today at 2E and all positive residents have been cohorted into the COVID unit. Weekly testing is ongoing for residents and staff.

Current # of positive/Quarantining staff: 5
Current # of positive residents: 8

Covid Update 12.10.2020

We have a new positive staff from our dietary department from 12/10/20. No new residents are positive or symptomatic at this time. Weekly testing for staff and residents are ongoing, and positive results will be communicated to the resident and DPOA accordingly. Our facility policy states that any staff that have tested positive must go home and quarantine immediately, so there are no known positive staff working in the facility.

Current # of positive/Quarantining staff: 5
Current # of positive residents: 1

Covid Update 12.7.2020

We have received 3 new positive results this weekend: Two of which are staff (Dietary, Therapy) and one positive resident @ 2E Unit. The resident is asymptomatic, medically stable and under droplet + contact precautions. Room moves will occur at 2E in response to the outbreak once all resident results are received.
Total Positive Staff: 5
Total Positive Residents: 1

Covid Update 12.4.2020

We have received 1 new positive result today (CNA @ 2E). All residents will be tested today and over the weekend as a result of this new outbreak. 2E resident testing will be prioritized. No residents or staff are symptomatic at this time.

Covid Updates 11.30.2020

Since the positive staff member from 11.27.20, three of four units have been tested. All residents from three tested units are negative. 1st floor resident testing remains, and will be completed tomorrow and results are expected at 12.4.20 morning at the latest. Weekly staff testing will also start again tomorrow. No residents and no new staff are positive or symptomatic at this time.

Covid Updates 11.28.2020

A housekeeping staff member received positive test results yesterday afternoon. All residents and staff will be tested. No other residents or new staff are positive or symptomatic at this time.

Covid Updates 11.20.2020

Resident Results: All results have come in, and all residents are COVID-19 Negative.

Staff Results: Previously we anticipated 4 positive staff, but after receiving lab results from Public Health Laboratories it has been determined that one was a false positive. We have a total of 3 confirmed positive staff that are quarantining at this time.

Per King County guidelines, the facility will now be conducting weekly COVID-19 tests for our staff due to the community’s increased prevalence rate.

Covid Updates 11.19.2020

So far there are four staff that have tested positive in the following departments: Front Desk, Admissions, Housekeeping and Medical Records. Almost all staff have been tested again this week since Monday 11/16/20.

All residents have been tested since Tuesday 11/16/20 and so far we’ve received 97 results. All 97 received results are COVID-19 Negative. Currently there are no positive resident cases and we are awaiting 45 additional results. No residents are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms at this time.

As a reminder, only end-of-life visitations are allowed indoors at this time. All other visits must be outdoors or via video chat, and must scheduled in advance with a Social Worker.

Thank you, and stay safe everyone!

Covid Updates 11.10.2020

All residents and almost all staff have been tested for COVID-19 and all results are negative. Based on these results, we have determined that the staff case from 11.3.20 was…

COVID-19 Update 11.6.20

We have now completed testing for all residents at our facility. 3rd floor Residents+Staff, 2E Residents+Staff, 2W Residents+Staff are all cleared and COVID-19 negative. 1st floor residents were tested yesterday and we…

WCC COVID-19 updates

COVID-19 Update: As of this morning, All 3rd floor + 2 East residents and staff have been tested. All results are negative. Today we will test all 2 West staff and…

Weekly Update 11.4.20

All 3rd floor staff and residents were tested for COVID-19 yesterday, and all results are negative. Today we will be testing all 2E staff and residents. So far the positive staff…

COVID-19 Update 11.03.20

11.3.20 We have identified a potential COVID-19 outbreak today on the 3rd floor. A staff member tested positive for COVID using our rapid testing method. Due to the trend of high…

Weekly Update 11.3.20

The facility remains COVID-19 free at this time. We want to send thanks to our family and friends for the continued support which include, but are not limited to compliance…

Covid 19 Update 10.26.20

10.26.20 No new or suspected COVID-19 cases to report at this time. This week we will begin administering flu shots for all of our residents. Stay safe WCC family and…

COVID-19 Update 10.20.20

All October Staff testing has been completed and there are no positive cases at this time.

COVID-19 Weekly Update 10.13.20

We are nearly complete with all staff testing for October. So far all staff are negative and there are no residents exhibiting symptoms. We have also made slight modifications to…

Covid Update 10.6.20

No new cases at this time. The facility is currently conducting the monthly mandatory staff testing for October

COVID 19 UPDATE 5.8.20

The facility has had 2 new COVID-19 cases this week. Previously, the last known positive result was received 4.16.20. We are continuing to ensure all staff are wearing appropriate PPE and all COVID-19 positive patients will be cohorted in our COVID unit. All residents are continuing to be closely monitored for symptoms.

COVID 19 UPDATE 4.24.20

We want to share the good news with you.  Since our last update, we have had ZERO (0) additional residents testing positive for COVID 19.  Some residents displaying respiratory symptoms have been recently tested, and their results were negative.    While we take a moment to celebrate, we also realize it is no time to relax our vigilance.  We continue adding to our training, as do health care and medical professionals throughout the world, learning more about managing this virus and implementing the latest infection control measures.

Guided by last week’s test results, we have successfully created an area where we care for and help our COVID positive residents recover.   We were able to cohort residents.  This means residents with COVID, room together.  Residents who tested negative room together.  This is one more way to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.  Cohorting allows us to consolidate care, preserve PPE (personal protective equipment) and build the skills of dedicated staff committed to caring for our COVID positive residents.  We have also been able to enhance our environmental controls by adding plastic “drapes” to the entrance of the unit. This creates a “clean” space for staff to put on and take off their PPE safely.  Our wonderful laundry and dietary/kitchen staff also use this “foyer” to deliver clothing and meals to a clean part of the unit, without having to go directly into the unit.  Those working in the unit have a designated break room which is stocked with cool beverages and snacks.

We also want you to know that our fantastic Rehab Team of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists has been instrumental in helping those with COVID, continue recovery.  They are working diligently with COVID positive residents to help them swallow so they can continue to eat and drink safely; doing  exercises and evaluating positioning to help residents breathe more easily and regain their strength and stamina.  The Therapists are also sharing duties with the staff who provide direct care.  Therapists are working with other residents on their restorative exercise programs, helping them eat,  and recording their vitals.  Our Therapists’ calm “Can Do” attitude is contagious and helps motivate and encourage residents toward a healthy recovery.  They exchange creative ideas with our Nursing and Aide staff to update and personalize each resident’s plan.

We THANK YOU for your ongoing support – difficult as we know it is – by respecting the government mandated visitor restrictions.  We want you to know, the quarantine is helping keep our residents and staff safe from additional exposure to this virus.

COVID 19 Update – 04.17.2020

Spring Greetings to all of you supporting and caring for the people living and working at Washington Care Services.  Like our residents, we miss seeing you visiting and talking with your loved ones.  We know that it’s not easy to be apart.

As we mentioned in our recent post, we were able to test several dozen residents this week. Yesterday we shared individual test results with residents and their families.  We want you all to know that we now have a total of 22 in-house residents who have tested positive for COVID-19.  Some of these residents are affected by fever, cough and/or fatigue. Other residents continue to be asymptomatic, meaning they are not experiencing signs of respiratory illness.  For all our residents, we continue working closely with our medical team providing supportive care here, and transferring residents to the hospital if needed.

How does the virus spread?

The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person to person, mainly through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Spread is more likely when people are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).

COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably in the community (“community spread”) in many affected geographic areas. Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.

Why are we seeing a rise in cases?

The number of cases of COVID-19 being reported in the United States is rising due to increased laboratory testing and reporting across the country. The growing number of cases in part reflects the rapid spread of COVID-19 as many U.S. states and territories experience community spread. More detailed and accurate data will allow us to better understand and track the size and scope of the outbreak and strengthen prevention and response efforts.

Should you have questions or concerns about your own loved one’s condition, please do call us @ 206-725-2800, and ask to speak to the Resident Care Manager.

COVID 19 Update

Our amazing and dedicated team continues providing compassionate care toall our residents. Our Housekeeping, Central Supply, Business Office and Receptionists continue to support our Nursing, Social Services and Life Enrichment staff in caring for all of our residents.  We thank each of YOU for staying in virtual contact with your loved ones; together we are meeting the challenges of COVID head-on.

While numbers don’t tell the whole story, they do help give us some shared perspective.  As of 4/14/2020, Washington Care Services has had 15 residents test positive for COVID-19.  When we started this journey, we had approximately 120 people in residence.  We are encouraged to let you know that this is a significantly lower number than many other nursing facilities have seen.  Due to patient privacy laws, we are unable to share any further specific information about confirmed cases @ Washington Center.

Our community has limited testing supplies; per government guidelines, we prioritize testing people who have COVID symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath.)Today, we were able to expand testing for asymptomatic residents at risk for recent exposure.  Results of these tests will be shared in 2-5 days. With this new information, Dr. VonPreyss, our Medical Director will guide decisions regarding room moves to create infection control cohorts when feasible. What this means, is when space and staffing can support it, we have two people who have tested positive sharing a room.  Ideally, this would be in one area of the building.  This allows us to reduce the risk of spreading infection, assign our staff and use PPE in the most efficient way possible.  We have already been working toward this goal and testing results will help us refine our room assignments.

“The situation regarding COVID-19 is still evolving worldwide and can change rapidly. Stakeholders should be prepared for guidance from CMS and other agencies (e.g., CDC) to change.” Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. 

Our management team has ongoing conversations and reviews information from DSHS, Dept of Health, CDC, CMS and AHCA (American Health Care Association) and discusses this with our Medical Director several times a week.  We are all learning more each day about how to manage this virus.

We appreciate the ongoing support you show your family and friends at Washington Care Services.  We also appreciate the encouragement you give our team during this challenging time.  We encourage you to maintain contact with family and friends by telephone, email, video chat or mailing cards and letters.  This is immensely helpful.  Keep checking back at for additional information.     Thank you so very much.  Stay Well and Stay Strong!

Covid 19 – Update 4/6/20

Our Care Team continues to work diligently and provide proactive surveillance of your loved one’s condition.  We continue monitoring for cough and taking temperatures twice daily, as well as generally watching for any signs of other medical changes.

As a result of this proactive surveillance, we have recently identified residents with potential symptoms of COVID 19.   Strict droplet precautions are in place for these people.   In an abundance of caution, all residents in 2 West and on the First Floor were tested for COVID on Sunday 4/5/20.   One resident was tested at the hospital and is positive. Thus,  we have two residents with positive COVID 19 results. We are awaiting results of the other tests and expect to receive results in 3-5 days.  One of our Nursing Staff will be calling you with the results of your loved one’s test and a clinical update as new information becomes available.

Please know that any staff that show symptoms are directed to contact their doctor and/or go to one of the testing sites.  They remain off work until they have improved symptoms for 72 hours, or receive negative test results.

Residents on the first floor and 2 West, have been potentially exposed.   We are creatively looking at room moves to adjust to changing needs and our changing staffing capacity.   We will be receiving on-site support today by an Infection Control Consultant from the Public Health Dept to help us further refine our care. We will update you as new information develops.

COVID – 19 UPDATE 3/31/20

As of today, we have one confirmed case of Covid 19 in the facility.   We are working aggressively and closely with our medical director, attending physicians, DSHS and the Dept. of Health to implement a strategic plan.  Part of this safety plan is that effective immediately, we are having all residents remain in their rooms with the hallway doors closed. Bathroom doors and fans will remain on to create a healthy airflow.   We are not admitting any new patients.  We will begin testing residents and staff who have been potentially exposed to the infected person.  We are prioritizing our staff and our supplies accordingly. We have enough staff and PPE (personal protective equipment) to help reduce the risk of spread.  We are focused and committed to the safety of all in the building.

What can you do?  Effective immediately, we can no longer accept your deliveries of food or clothing or other items.  Please keep in touch with your loved ones by e-mailing them your hopeful thoughts. You can send emails to:  cnguyen@golden2.haivantidev3.com .   Share a fond memory or maybe a joke. Be encouraging and hopeful. Avoid anxious or discouraging words.   Continue calling them if you have direct cell phone access.

Please know that our caregiving and nursing staff are focused on providing direct care with proper infection control.  Avoid calling staff directly.  Their time and talents are needed to provide care.  Please know that our staff will reach out to you with any updates directly related to your loved one.

Please do check our website for updates.  Join us in keeping all of us associated with Washington Care Services in your positive thoughts and hopeful prayers.

Thank you for your ongoing support!

The Team @ Washington Care Services.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

To date, WCS still remains free of COVID-19 positive cases. Sincere thanks to each and every one of our family members/loved ones for helping us staying Coronavirus-free.

However, new cases continue to rise in the community and we are taking all measures to maintain an effective system to protect our resident and staff. In addition to the guidelines mentioned below from 3/16/20, the facility will be implementing further guidelines below:

  1. All resident laundry will be provided at the facility. We ask that our families/friends to allow us to provide this service in-house until COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.
  2. Outside food, gifts, etc are strongly discouraged as the virus has been known to live up to 24hrs on cardboard surfaces, and up to 2-3 days on plastic and stainless steel. See Harvard site for details: https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-basics
  • If you would like to bring in any outside food items please bring them in a disposable/one-time-use container. Surfaces of containers will be disinfected at our front desk. Social workers should be contacted for further clarification.
  1. Receptionist hours have been increased temporarily to 24hrs a day. Please call 206.577.6200 at any time of the day to speak to a facility representative with any questions/concerns. We would like to apologize in advance for any delaying in answering calls, as our receptionist may be occupied in conducting thorough screening of staff and vendors.
  2. Video Chats via “Whatsapp” are available 7 days a week for loved ones to connect with our residents. Please download the app by clicking the link and following instructions for set up: https://www.whatsapp.com/

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

NEW CDC guidelines as of March 13th.  Effective immediately, per federal government directive,  NO VISITORS except for essential health care personnel will be allowed to enter Washington Care Services. Community dining and group activities are cancelled. We will encourage and assist residents to be up dressed and out of bed for meals.  Our Social Service and Life Enrichment staff will assist you in maintaining phone, video chat or written communication with your loved one.  In-room activities and staff 1:1 visits will become our focus.

All staff here continue to follow CDC guidelines for prompt detection, triage and isolation of potentially infectious residents or staff.  Staff and medical visitors are screened for symptoms prior to each shift or necessary visit.  We are reminding and assisting residents to practice social distancing and frequent hand hygiene.  Like you, our goal is to promote wellness and prevent spread of COVID-19.  We will continue to keep you updated and thank you for your ongoing support  of everyone @ WCS.

Copy and paste link to see detailed CMS directives: https://www.cms.gov/files/document/qso-20-14-nh-revised.pdf

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