Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Advisory

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advisory

MorseLife’s Response to
Coronavirus (COVID-19)

**Updated May 25th**

It is so emotionally difficult not being able to visit my Mom, but receiving your kind words today of you taking your own time to give Mom enjoyment to see her family, wishing her a Happy Birthday, was the Best!  Thank you, that was wonderful that you showed Mom the videos and made copies for mom to look at while she is in her room.  Those great-grandchildren always makes her laugh, they light up her life. I appreciate you for taking your time to brighten my Mom’s day! Thank you for your thoughtfulness.”
–   Jan R.

 “Thank you for taking care such great care of our seniors with love, dignity and compassion. You are all heroes. We are thinking of all of you during this crisis.”
–   Christopher R.

With the new challenges brought about by COVID-19, MorseLife has quickly adapted with an innovative spirit and great compassion for all its residents. Using new technology platforms like Zoom, Skype, Facebook Live and FaceTime, residents stay in close contact with friends and family. They also find engaging and entertaining content online as staff help access games, shopping sites and more. 

MorseLife with funding from The Commonwealth Project (TCP) also created the Learn & Share close-circuit television series featuring television personality Suzanne Boyd exploring such topics as selling collectables and creating the perfect cup of tea as well as introducing interactive chair yoga and cooking classes. 

More than 200 families participated as MorseLife held its first virtual Passover Seder on Facebook Live in an opportunity to restore the feeling of hope that comes from feeling connected during these unprecedented times.

The world is now confronted with a potentially catastrophic threat to its senior population. Over the past 36 years, MorseLife has earned nationwide recognition as the preeminent provider of outstanding health care, housing and supportive services for seniors. We are now committed to doing everything in our power to protect the seniors we serve from this pandemic. 

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • No visitors are permitted on campus until further notice, including family, friends or personal vendors that residents have hired. Normal visitation will not resume until the Department of Health and/or the Center for Disease Control report COVID-19 is no longer a threat to our residents.

  • Health care providers including home health, private duty, nursing services, physicians, physical therapy, and hospice staff will be allowed on campus after being properly screened.

  • Anyone seeking admittance to the campus for any reason will have their temperature taken and be screened for recent international travel and the presence of any COVID-19 symptoms.

  • At this time, residents are allowed to leave the campus only for medically necessary appointments and medical emergencies. They are screened upon their return.

  • Any exceptions to these mandatory restrictions are limited to extraordinary or emergency situations and must be approved in advance by MorseLife. Residents who leave will be screened prior to re-entering the campus.

  • Any services previously handled by family, such as laundry and pill planners, are being assumed by MorseLife.

  • Bringing items onto campus at this time is strongly discouraged. MorseLife has all the essential items needed to care properly for your loved one.  If a family member finds it necessary to deliver an item, it must be contained within a closed plastic bag, labeled with the resident’s name and dropped off at the guardhouse. A staff member will manage delivery from there.

  • We keep a daily inventory of supplies and coordinate with the Healthcare Emergency Response Coalition regarding the adequate allocation of pertinent supplies.

  • We continue enforcing the rigorous monitoring and stringent procedures we have put in place to combat COVID-19 for residents and employees.

MEDIA CONTACT

If you are a member of the news media with questions about MorseLife’s response to COVID-19, please contact Trisha Hewes at thewes@morselife.org. If you need further assistance, we may be reached at 561-462-4552. Thank you for your cooperation at this challenging time.

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