Safety is One of Our Core Values
At Horizon Health and Sub-Acute Center, we’re taking additional precautions to protect our patients, families, and staff from COVID-19. Our infection prevention team coordinates closely with local, state, and federal agencies to help ensure compliance with safety standards which include the following:
Horizon Health and Sub-Acute Center has diligently worked with federal and state resources to offer COVID-19 vaccines to patients and staff. Horizon’s rate of vaccination exceeds national average for both patients and staff.
In-person visitation has been temporarily restricted but we have expanded our new ways for keeping patients and their loved ones connected. Window visits and technology have provided assurance that families can remain connected to their loved one with staff assistance.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
All employees have ample supply of PPE to keep patients and staff safe at all times. PPE supplies including N95 masks, surgical masks, gloves, and gowns are used as prescribed by the CDC.
Daily and Regular Wellness Checks
All staff members are screened daily for respiratory symptoms and fever before they can begin their shift. Anyone with any signs or symptoms of illness are sent home.
Handwashing and Hygiene
All staff members must follow stringent handwashing and hygiene protocols in line with CDC guidelines.
Patients and staff members practice social distancing guidelines whenever possible.
Staff members and patients are tested in compliance with local, state, and federal guidelines. Every staff member is tested at least once a week for COVID-19 as part of the facility’s mitigation plan.
Cleaning and Disinfecting
Horizon Health and Sub-Acute Center has increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting throughout the facility. We’ve expanded staff, increased supplies and focused on best practices to keep our patients and staff members safe.
Our Training & Preparation to Address the Spread of COVID-19
Education to the COVID-19 virus, transmission and means of preventing the virus has been a top priority of the Infection Control committee lead by the facility’s Infection Preventionist. Educational material is provided to patients, families and staff on how to keep themselves and their family members safe. Top key members of the Infection Control Committee participate in an intensive 16-week advanced training program on the spread of COVID-19. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) has established this program in collaboration with Health Service Advisory Group (HSAG), one of California’s Quality Improvement Organizations (QIO) under the Medicare program. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has specifically identified this as a training resource for nursing homes in the fight against COVID-19.
At Horizon Health and Sub-Acute Center, we believe that family and friends play a critical role in our residents’ emotional and physical well-being. Please contact us for the most current, detailed information regarding available visitation options.