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.
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.
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.
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.