Coronavirus (COVID-19) Prevention Measures:
We do not have any active coronavirus cases. We are continuing to take every precaution to stop the spread of this disease and to protect the health and safety or our residents and our employees. Since President Trump’s Emergency Declaration, we have suspended visitation at the facility. Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center is considered an essential business and we will remain operational through this emergency. We are available via phone to answer questions. ERCC may be reached at 304-636-1391.
What we have put in place are Prevention Measures as a safeguard to protect residents, staff, and families. Our residents’ health is always our top priority. Due to President Trump’s declaration of a National Emergency on March 13 regarding the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and following CDC and CMS recommendations, we have suspended all visitation until further notice. Access to the facility will be limited to essential personnel and for certain compassionate care situations, such as an end-of-life situation.
Currently, ERCC is considering inpatient admissions on a day-to-day basis. Outpatient therapy appointments have been postponed until further notice. We will not be conducting interviews for open positions for at least two weeks and there will be no new hires for that same period of time.
FAMILY COMMUNICATION WITH RESIDENTS:
Has been addressed in four ways –
1. Family members may contact the facility at 304.636.1391 and ask to speak to the nurse caring for their loved one. An update on your loved one will be given over the phone. Also, you may ask to have the portable phone be taken to your loved one to speak with them;
2. If your loved one has a smart phone available with Facetime, you may call them to Facetime with them;
3. Skype – Has been set up in two ERCC locations. Please call the facility at 304.636.1391 and ask to speak with your loved one’s nurse. Request that you would like to Skype with your loved one. The nurse will direct staff to take your loved one to the appropriate Skype location. Contact your resident through Skype using the email addresses below:
a. Intermediate (non-Rehab) Resident – Use Tech1@ercc.biz
b. Rehab Unit Resident – Use Tech2@ercc.biz
4. Window Visits – Window Visits with your loved one may be scheduled by calling 304.636.1391. Family members will be outside their loved one’s window and communicate with them via a portable telephone.
POINT OF CONTACT:
Kelly Channell, RN, Infection Preventionist, 304.636.1391, Ext. 249.
Statement by Resident Council President Stanley Gould on CoronaVirus Pandemic
“We all are affected by it; and we need to work together so that it will not be a long ongoing virus. It is hard being separated from family members and friends: but remember, together we can whip this! I feel we are being taken care of very well. We want to put our family members’ minds to rest; and not have them worry about us. I would like to thank the Rehab staff, Rebecca Hitt, FNP, doctors, & nursing staff for their care; dietary staff for meals, maintenance for keeping things running, activity staff for providing us with socialization inside– and entertainment, Environmental Services staff for keeping our rooms disinfected, and Administration for keeping us informed of what is happening and what they are trying to do. Mrs. Tara Shaver, Administrator, has been on top of this from day one. As President of Resident Council we are West Virginia, we WILL get through this before you know it with God’s help.”
Complete Compassionate Care
Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center is a special place for a loved one to stay and receive complete compassionate care as they recover from an injury or illness or enter the stages of life in which they are unable to care for themselves. We pride ourselves on the level of care our facility and team provide to ensure that your family member maintains a healthy and full life while they are in our home.
Elkins Rehabilitation & Center is a 111-bed, non-profit, short- and long-term nursing care and rehabilitation facility located in Elkins, West Virginia.
Call us today to schedule a facility tour or meet with a member of our Admissions Team: 304-636-1391.