Westview is a closed facility; therefore, the primary way COVID-19 could enter the building is through employees. Please review and adhere to the following measures in order to continue protecting our patients and residents who need to be shielded from exposure to the virus.
Westview employees must wear a mask:
Please review Westview's Face Mask Policy and Procedures PDF
for more detailed information:
Bravo to all of you who are working diligently to uphold the high standards of infection control practices while at work during this challenging time. It is equally important, however, to practice good infection control when you leave work as well.
It is imperative that we maintain our health and wellness for our own sake, the sake of our families and the sake of the residents and patients whom we care for each day.
Strategies to help keep you healthy & well:
Thank you for your continued commitment to safe care practices, both at work and in the community in which you live!
Together we can stay ahead of these germs and do our best to prevent its entry and spread.
What is the single most important action that we can all take in fighting the spread of the coronavirus?
Stay at home
It is important to remember that face mask use is a learned skill. Here are some important things to remember when using a face mask.
Face mask handling and reuse video
All non-essential Westview employee documentation has been suspended including:
In order to help reduce any anxiety of staff members not meeting the established attendance standards and/or being eligible for a perfect attendance bonus, we have temporarily suspended the employee attendance standards effective March 10, 2020 until the visitor restriction is lifted by the State of Connecticut's Department of Public Health.
All Westview Inservices are suspended until further notice. If your inservices are due during this time, you will be given a grace period so that the education score on your Annual Job Performance Review is not negatively affected.
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children.
Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. How you respond to the outbreak can depend on your background, the things that make you different from other people, and the community you live in.
Stress during an infectious disease outbreak can include:
People with preexisting mental health conditions should continue with their treatment and be aware of new or worsening symptoms.
Disaster Distress Helpline
Being a healthcare worker during a pandemic can take an emotional toll on you.
There are things you can do to reduce traumatic stress reactions:
Call your healthcare provider if stress gets in the way of your daily activities for several days in a row.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE; WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER.
If your are struggling with excessive anxiety or fear about the pandemic, please reach out to a peer, a supervisor, or healthcare professional.
Working in multi-health care facilities and/or businesses other than Westview, you may be exposing patients, residents and fellow health care workers at each location.
A thorough risk assessment will be conducted to determine the risk level as well as prevent any infection and mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 disease.
We are looking to complement our current generous staffing levels with energetic and compassionate individuals for the following positions:
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Please contact Ruth directly for any questions or concerns regarding change in employment status, furlough questions and policy-related matters. Ruth can be reached at 860-774-8574, ext. 157.
If you or your loved one would like more information or to take a tour of the facility, we invite you to a closer look at Westview Health Care Center.
Please contact our Resident Services office at 860-774-8574