As one of a handful of skilled nursing care facilities in Alabama still locally-owned and operated, we’ve had our challenges. But nothing in our fifty-five years of serving the residents of Limestone and surrounding counties could have tested us in the way Covid-19 did when it entered our facility.
As the Administrator, I knew we were in for a fight. Even before we had a single case, we locked down our facility and followed all the CDC guidelines and policies, including testing everyone from staff to residents. We immediately ordered extra PPE for our staff and residents, and later secured one of Alabama’s few Rapid Testing machines. But even with all those precautions and procedures, we saw firsthand how devastating Covid-19 can be in an elderly and vulnerable population. It has been hard, and at times, heartbreaking. But it has also been hopeful.
Now that our facility is on the other side of this outbreak, I want to thank our dedicated nurses, physicians, and enviromental services staff who worked tirelessly, around the clock, fighting and caring for our residents. We have emerged more resilient, more determined and more hopeful that the worst is behind us. At press time, we only have one positive resident case who is recovering in our separate wing, and with separate staffing.
As a life-long resident of Athens, I want the community to know that we are on top of this siutation and that our facility is safe. From the bottom of our hearts, we want to express our gratitude for your cooperation, your support and your encouragement when we needed it most. Our residents’ health and safety remain our top priority and we continue to do everything we can to protect them.
Thank you for putting your trust in us even through these difficult times. As a family-owned facility, we were here before Covid-19 and we’ll be here as always – answering the call, providing excellent skilled nursing care and rehabilitation to area residents.
David Hunt, Administrator