Seniors and individuals with underlying health conditions are at highest risk for poor outcomes from COVID-19
No residents or staff at Fowler have contracted COVID-19 and it is up to us to keep it that way.
We have formed an Emergency Communication Team who is in contact with the CDC, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the Health Department.
We are continually monitoring these sources for updates.
The CDC has outlined protocols for all Senior Living service providers which we are following. The guidelines are based on level of confirmed cases in geographic areas.
Last week, in our resident town hall meetings, we shared the proactive preventative measures already in place which included additional sanitation stations, signage at all entry points and encouraging strict handwashing.
This week, based on statewide confirmed cases, we implemented screening at entry points.
We now have confirmed cases in Dallas County and additional protocols for senior service providers have been recommended in order to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19.
We ask all residents to follow the recommendations below:
If you are sick, stay in your apartment. Contact the front desk of your area and report that you are not feeling well. Especially if you are experiencing fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
We are continuing to sanitize common areas; please sanitize your own doorknobs and assistive devices with Clorox wipes.
Continue using good hygiene: use strict handwashing standards, sanitize your hands often with our sanitation stations, and cover your mouth with your elbow when coughing or sneezing.
We are asking all non-essential personnel to refrain from visiting our campus. These personnel include but are not limited to family members, volunteers, entertainment, visiting routine medical personnel (podiatrist, mobile vision, etc.): no visitors. Essential personnel include: caregivers (to remain in the respective resident apartment), Fowler teammates, essential medical personnel like EMTs and physicians, and hospice/home health hospice companies.
In addition to this, Fowler will no longer provide outings at this time; this includes grocery trip runs, outside dining, or other off-site entertainment events.
If you need groceries, please see staff and talk through options on how to obtain what you need.
We are also asking all residents to stay in their respective neighborhoods; in order to abide by this, we are going to celebrate all of our special days in March in our own respective neighborhoods. So, no BINGO at PNCC on Saturdays, no ice cream socials at PNCC, don’t visit your friends at PNCC who are in rehab. We ask that you do not go over to PNCC for the worship services on Sunday, please stream them from your own TV in your own apartment.
We have printed new updated March calendars for you, each calendar has the new meeting areas for each of the events that were scheduled. In some instances, events have been cancelled.
If your families would like updated information, please make sure that we have their current email addresses on hand. We will be sending out updates as new information is available.