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It was brought to our attention earlier that the ODH coronavirus website has Stow-Glen listed with a new active resident case in the nursing home and 4 total. This is INCORRECT. We do not have an active case in the nursing home or anywhere. We are working with the local health department to get this corrected. From the beginning we have been open, honest and transparent. This is not going to change. If something occurs on our campus we will strive to get the information to you first before anything "public" is made. If you have questions feel free to reach out to one of us. #stowglenstrong #stowglencares #allinthistogether
Update 10/15/2020 - Evening everyone. Well I’m sure I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know but Summit county is back at a level 3 red county. That does mean we have to put our visitation on pause until AT LEAST next Saturday. We will make decisions on Thursday when the state updates the numbers again. What else does this mean? All employees will have to be tested once a week. It also means that this is not supported through government funding so the facility will have to pay for this. Visitation was a little rocky this week we learned. We are making some adjustments too the room. First we removed the table and chairs and brought in another Plexiglass booth. People actually seem to prefer this option as they can sit closer and remove their mask. The couch is still an option too. We will do our best to only schedule 2 resident per time slot instead of 3. In addition, our wonderful Maintenance Director is working on making the ice machine quieter and also helping with the acoustics in the room. Finally we are looking at a system called ‘Eversound’ thought would help. We know we are in this for the long haul and also realized we need to hire one or two people to be our Visitation Monitors. Hours would be Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday (could change in future) with times 9:15 - 11:45 and 1:45 - 6:45 (times could change as well depending on resident needs. We may also ask this person to help with the Temperature check in station at times. If you know anyone interested tell them to apply online at www.stowglen.com. Position pays at $10/hour. Job description is in the comment section This picture is our communication board where you check in at. Thank you for your continued support of Stow-Glen. We are grateful for everyone. #stowglencares #stowglenstrong #allinthistogether
Our Independent Living residents had some October fun!! Gospel Harmonies entertained in the courtyard while others painted their Halloween Pumpkins.
Update 10/13/2020 - Today was first day of inside visitation! How did we do? We had a full day and will again tomorrow. As mentioned before we have 3 sections in the Glen. One with the traditional booth setting that we brought in from outside. A second with a 6' table and chairs and a third with a couch and chair. You can self schedule your visits at stowglen.com/visitorform - if you would like to request a specific area please write it by your name. Please understand these are first come first serve and a particular space cannot be guaranteed. As with anything, our Visitation Policy is a moving target and as things change we will post updated copies in the Glen or I will send out changes to our Stow-Glen Family/Resident Communication email. Already we need too tweak about the booths and bathrooms. While bathrooms are available if absolutely needed we do request that you try to refrain from using the bathrooms located by the Glen. One last change is - if you are late by more than 5 minutes you will be asked to reschedule your visit. We have a tight schedule and if one person runs late it throws the entire day off and we need to be respectful of resident dining times. Always looking for ways to improve our visiting environment. Please email your recommendations to email@example.com. If you are unable to log onto the computer to schedule your visit please call 330-819-0362. Thank you! #stowglenstrong #stowglencares #allinthistogether
Stow-Glen Retirement Village updated their status.
It’s finally done with last minute changes made just moments ago. Tomorrow, 10/13/20 Stow-Glen will offer in-door visitation. Please read this policy prior to visiting. We know visitation will still look different, at least it’s a start to some normalcy. Few short reminders 1. Please sanitize your hands prior to entry of the visitation area. 2. Please do not touch, hug or kiss the resident. 3. We must maintain 6’ social distance between resident and visitors and if more than one visitor, they must also practice social distancing 4. Masks must remain on entire visit (unless using the booth station) 5. Please be respectful of times so other families can see their loved one too. One last thing. There will be 3 types of visitation stations. The first will be the booth as most are currently accustomed too. The second will be a 8’ table with chairs at each end of table. Finally we will have a living room style visitation booth with couch and chair. Please work with us as not everyone can be at the same station at the same time. If able we will attempt to accommodate requests. This policy is for residents residing in the Assisted Living and Health Care Center. Independent Living residents are encouraged to at least adhere to a contactless visit, six foot distance, wear a mask during the entire visit, hand hygiene and keep visits to 20 minutes or less. All Independent Living visitation must occur in the resident apartment and not the common areas. #stowglenstrong #stowglencares #allinthistogether
Update 10/8/20 I have not officially posted the indoor visitation policy yet because we are still waiting for the final official regulations from ODH. I did send out a tentative policy. Indoor visitation is permitted to start Monday 10/12/20 ..... just because we CAN start it then there are a number of criteria we have to meet. Therefore we will announce on here when it will occur. Few highlights that we are looking at 1. Still check in at front office 2. You will drive around to the Glen e trance (by AL parking) 3. Enter the back door and be directed to one of the three visiting areas. We are setting up three different styles but no guarantee of which you will get. One will be the booth from outside Detroit up inside so if inside the plexiglass the mask can be removed. Another will be a six foot table with chairs on either end. The last will be like a nice homey sitting area. We want to test out these different models to see what works best. 4. Visits will last 20 minutes 5. No hugging or touching (sorry) 6. Only 6 visitors permitted in building at one time. Therefore for the nursing home and assisted living - only three residents at a time can have up to 2 visitors each. 7. This area will be supervised 8. Visits are subject to change depending on cases, community spread, staffing, etc 9. Whenever possible we will still keep outdoor visits 10. Please be respectful of others we are all going through this. One other quick thing. This seems to happen more in Assisted Living then other areas. All packages, food, goodies, etc MUST be brought to the front lobby. There cannot be exceptions unless directed from Tammy, our CEO. Please remember we have these rules to protect everyone. Please be respectful. #stowglenstrong #stowglencares #allinthistogether
Edit - new photos added - check out our new floors!! Assisted Living Week 2020 - Carnival Style. Today we celebrated by wearing our homemade T-shirts (if we made one), played some carnival games and even got our fill of the yummy carnival food brought to us! Watch for more exciting things to come this week. Grey teamwork too! Everyone pitched in but special thanks from Jill to Max, Cindy and Kiera. It takes a village .... Stow-Glen Retirement Village that is!! #stowglenstrong #stowglencares #allinthistogether