We appreciate all the incredible support from the Greenfield community, Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) , and our family members at Buckley Healthcare Center. Our incredible partners (employees) continue to show their dedication to our patients with remarkable teamwork inside our center during this unprecedented time. We would like to thank each of them for their continued commitment to our patients.
We can confirm that seventeen patients at Buckley HealthCare Center have tested positive for COVID-19, five of whom have been transported to a local hospital for treatment. The Center had already taken steps to isolate the infected patients when symptoms occurred to prevent additional exposure. Buckley HealthCare Center continues to follow protocols set forth by the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) to isolate this situation.
In line with those protocols, all patients and partners (employees) are being closely monitored for COVID-19 symptoms. If any patient experiences a change in condition, we will follow our standard procedures and notify their family. Any partner (employee) experiencing COVID-19 symptoms contacts his/her healthcare provider and does not report to work.
We are following the infection control recommendations from the CDC and CMS, including proper hand-washing techniques, social distancing, and wearing masks, gowns and gloves when caring for any symptomatic patients. Additionally, the Center is taking the appropriate steps to communicate with those who may have come in contact with the patients who tested positive as well as restricting all visits to the Center from non-essential personnel.
We appreciate all the incredible support from the Greenfield community,Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) , and our family members at Buckley Healthcare Center. Thank you to all the families of the residents and partners for all of the wonderful baked goods and food deliveries! We greatly appreciate it.
A special thanks to these community members:
Deb McNamara- Winchester Motor Sports
Stacey and John McDonough
Tara Gregrio, President of MA Senior Care