Brooklyn Pointe Sales Director, Allison Tucker and Regional Nurse, Dawn Horvat discuss Brooklyn Pointe’s offerings with WKYC 3 News reporter Alexa Lee. During the holidays, adult children may be visiting their parents and might discover that they may be in need of senior living services. Furthermore, they want to learn more about safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety of residents, staff and families is Brooklyn Pointe’s number one priority. Guided by the state and local health departments and the CDC, Brooklyn Pointe industriously enforces stringent infection control policies to screen all staff and residents for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 infections. Some other measures we continue to take to mitigate the spread of the virus include prohibiting non-essential visitors, implementing additional cleaning procedures, and requiring staff to wear masks at all times.
In these times of isolation during the pandemic, it has been particularly difficult for older adults who may not have options to go out to obtain necessary items or socialize as society reopens. The staff at Brooklyn Pointe work diligently and creatively to ensure that residents are engaged every day by providing activities. All of the same holiday traditions and activities are being carried out in a safe manner. Residents are able to socialize and connect in the dining room at a safe distance in accordance with CDC guidelines. To add another layer of safety Brooklyn Pointe is pleased that our residents and staff are in the first tier group to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and has partnered with the local Walgreens to provide and administer the vaccine once it is available.