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COVID-19 Info

A message from Denise Bilodeau, Administrator:

July 26, 2021

Dear Pearl City Nursing Home Residents, Families and Friends,

As some of you may have already heard, I will be retiring at the end of July.  It has been a privilege to know you all and an honor to be able to care for your loved ones.  My next adventure includes moving to Connecticut and adjusting to four seasons again.  After 17 years in Hawaii, I will be thinking of you when the snow starts falling.

I was hoping that by this time we would be able to say we were over COVID, however as you all are aware, the community spread of this persistent virus has been increasing once again.

We are committed to keeping everyone safe and infection control requirements to minimize risk of community spread.  We continue with daily temperature checks, symptom screening and monitoring of all residents and employees.  The safety of our residents and staff is first and foremost our priority at Pearl City Nursing Home.

Effective August 2, 2021, the following changes will be implemented to schedule visits:

Outside Tent Visits:   Reservations are required for these Monday through Friday visits.  The 30 minute visit time slots are: 9am,10am,11am, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm.  Please know that we are trying to accommodate numerous individual requests for visits, so reservations are being taken up to one week in advance.  Feel free to call SUZANNE BURKETT, LSW at (808) 687-3207 to reserve a day and time and answer any questions you may have.  We know how much these visits mean and the importance of close contact with loved ones.  Those residents that are able to participate in the outdoor tent visits really enjoy the opportunity to go outside and see their friends and family.  The tent can accommodate 3 visitors comfortably at one time.

In-house Visits:   CMS guidelines acknowledge that not all residents, staff and/or visitors have been vaccinated against COVID-19.   Inside 30 minute visits are for compassion, end of life, emotional support and other special resident needs.  These visits can be scheduled with the UNIT CLERKS as follows:  P2 and P3 – Call Lucy at (808) 687- 3263, P4 – Call Sanita at (808) 687-3270.  The Unit Clerks are available to make visit appointments Monday through Friday during normal business hours.  All visitors will need to comply with facility, CDC, CMS and DOH recommendations for proper infection control, hand hygiene, social distancing and appropriate personal protective equipment use.

Residents who are currently under quarantine cannot participate in visits unless it is an end of life compassion circumstance.  We are still unable to accommodate visits by minor children or pet visits.   Stay safe and stay healthy!

Best Wishes and Thank You,

Denise Bilodeau, MSW, LNHA