Coronavirus Update (COVID-19)

Vaccine Clinic at The Reutlinger

Vaccine Clinics are rolling out across Eskaton’s Family of Services

The Reutlinger Community continued response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Eskaton began scheduling COVID-19 vaccine clinics in our communities as soon as the opportunity arose.  This process was accomplished through the state pharmacy program in collaboration with CVS and Walgreens pharmacies. We have also had county public health and a private health system reach out to assist our staff and residents to obtain a vaccination.

Our first clinic was held at Eskaton Care Center Fair Oaks on Dec. 30th where staff and residents received the first of two doses from Walgreens staff.  Since then, all communities have now finished their first clinic and some have completed all three.  This includes affordable housing, residential living and care centers. We are very excited to add this option to our toolbox of interventions designed to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  We are hopeful that the vaccines will bring us a step closer to opening our communities to family and friends once again.

For more information on the vaccine schedule where your loved one resides, please contact the community directly.

Vaccination

The majority of the staff and residents have been vaccinated. There will be two more vaccination clinics held at The Reutlinger Community.  We’re seeing communities across the Bay Area and beyond receiving vaccinations.  This brings hope that our lives will return to normal soon!

The regulatory agencies, such as Contra Costa County Dept. of Public Health (CCCPH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are formulating guidelines on how we may move forward in light of the recent availability of a vaccine.   What we do know is that even if a person has received the vaccine, they can still be a carrier and infect another person, so it’s a false perception to believe that it adds complete protection from spreading the virus.  The vaccine is optional and therefore there may be no discrimination against individuals who do or do not receive the vaccination. All of our care staff will still be expected to wear appropriate PPE and comply with infection control protocols.  As we get more information, we will inform the community.  There is a light at the end of the tunnel but we’re not out of the woods yet.

Communications

We deliver communication updates twice per month to our residents and their families. We provide weekly communication to our staff via letter, phone or email. These communications are provided below for residential living, rehabilitation and skilled nursing.  Virtual tours, and on-site visits, can be scheduled directly with loved ones by contacting our community.

Importance of Partnerships
As part of our local commitment, and to strengthen provider relationships, Eskaton has partnered with healthcare systems to create specialty programs to care for, and rehabilitate, those who test positive for Covid-19. Together, we are providing essential services for those most vulnerable and caring for their specific needs. Currently, our Eskaton Care Center Fair Oaks operates a specialty neighborhood for this purpose with additional COVID care provisions that are provided in other Eskaton locations.

Our community is ready to welcome you or your loved one home! Please reach out to The Reutlinger Community to schedule a tour or an on-site visit at 925-648-2800.

Does your loved one need a friendly call or a support group? Call 916-334-1072 to sign-up for free friendly calls by trained volunteers or to access our virtual support groups.

Celebrating Our Heroes

A Message from the CEO

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COVID-19 Letter to Residents and Families: March 5, 2021

Eskaton staff holding hands with a resident and smiling
Eskaton cares! To support the emotional well-being and physical health of those living at Eskaton owned and managed communities, we have:

  • Instituted iWave Air Purification systems throughout residential living and care center communities
  • Identified Lead Clinical Quality executive to provide continuous Covid-19 education, regulatory guidance and communication to create safe practices and disciplines across all communities
  • Established a centralized PPE storage area ensuring protective equipment is readily available
  • Rolled out 1,000 voice-first Alexa devices to connect residents with music, current events and the community
  • Provided dozens of tablets to communities to continuously schedule virtual visits with loved ones
  • Implemented a new Family App providing connection with their loved ones and programs at the community
  • Provide weekly life enrichment engagement toolkits and materials, including virtual and hands-on activities
  • Instituted weekly educational communications for staff, residents and families to KEEP IT UP with safe social distancing, wearing masks and hand hygiene
  • Implemented generators for foothill communities where power outages have become common (not necessarily Covid-related, but important)

iWave Advance Air Purification logo


Live Well at Home – Non-Medical Home Care

For Older Adults and their Families

For Clients and Caregivers

 

We continue to follow diligent infection control protocols in each of our communities per CDC and CDPH guidelines.

 

Protect yourself at home and in the community:

  • Practice social distancing (6 feet or more distance from others) when possible. Stay away from anyone coughing or sneezing – particularly, if you do not know the person.
  • Practice good hand washing/ hand hygiene frequently.
  • If you are sick: Stay home and self-isolate if you have flu symptoms or a fever.
  • If you are sick, call the physician, clinic or hospital before you visit them. Do not go to a clinic or hospital with symptoms without calling first – they will instruct you on the proper procedures.
  • The CDPH and CDC now recommend the use of a cloth face covering when in public places to limit transmission of the virus.

For more information and resources, visit:

Centers for Disease Control
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

 

California Department of Public Health
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx

 

California Department of Public Health News Release
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/OPA/Pages/NR20-031.aspx