Hatley Health Care & Rehabilitation

***UPDATE***
August 10, 2020
All resident test results from 8/5 have been received. One result was positive.

That resident has been isolated per CDC guidance and re-tested to verify the initial results weren't a false positive.

We will continue to follow CDC guidance and will be testing all staff again on Wednesday 8/12.

Other updates will be posted as they are available.

***UPDATE***
August 3, 2020
All staff test results from 7/29 have been received. Two results were positive.

Those employees have been quarantined per CDC guidance.

We will continue to follow CDC guidance and will be testing all residents again on Wednesday 8/12.

Other updates will be posted as they are available.

***UPDATE***
July 31, 2020
All staff members were tested on Thursday. So far 70 tests have been received. Only one positive result has been received. 

We will continue to follow CDC guidance and will be testing all residents next week.

We have some other staff members that are off work due to a potential exposure outside of the facility but those are precautionary per CDC guidance. 

We will continue following CDC guidance and post updates as they are available.

***UPDATE***
July 24, 2020
A staff member was tested by her primary care physician due to symptoms and received positive test results. We will be following the CDC guidance and will test all residents and staff as soon as possible.

We have some other staff members that are off work due to a potential exposure outside of the facility but those are precautionary per CDC guidance. 

We will continue following CDC guidance and post updates as they are available.

***UPDATE***
July 15, 2020
All results were received and no additional results were positive for residents or staff. 

We do have some staff members that are off work due to a potential exposure outside of the facility but those are precautionary per CDC guidance. 

We are thankful that we continue to be free of COVID-19!

***UPDATE***
July 6, 2020
We've received all employee results and all but one (1) resident result. No additional positive test results have been received.  

We are incredibly thankful for our staff's hard work and continued dedication to our residents! We also thank our staff for exercising extra precaution and diligence during the COVID-19 crisis.

We also want to thank our residents and family members for bearing with us during this time!

***UPDATE***
July 1, 2020
Since an employee tested positive outside of the facility, we initiated mandatory testing for all residents and staff per CDC guidance. 100% of residents and over 99% of staff have been tested.
Since we began testing, one staff member tested positive but is asymptomatic.

One resident's results were inconclusive. Inconclusive can mean several things, such as the sample was contaminated during testing, transport, or processing. This resident will be retested as soon as possible. 

Please bear with us. We are notifying everyone as soon as we receive results.

Thank you all for your continued support! 

***UPDATE***
June 29, 2020
The facility tested approximately 120 residents and staff members Friday. We received additional supplies today and all but 10 or so staff members have been tested. In total, the facility has tested almost 275 individuals in 2 days time. The staff has been nothing short of AMAZING!

We received approximately 30 negative results earlier this afternoon as well, so continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers. 

***UPDATE***
June 26, 2020
The facility was notified that a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual contracted COVID-19 from a family member. We believe the exposure to residents and other staff members to be minimal because the facility has been following strict screening and infection control protocols. Unfortunately, the means the hugging booth will be closed until further notice. Video chats will still be available. We will post another update if any new information becomes available. 

***UPDATE***
June 19, 2020
The facility is still COVID-19 free. 

We started a "hugging booth" so residents can interact with their loved ones, but continue to be protected. The booth is available via appointment only. Appointments are limited to 30 minutes. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call and ask for Mechelle Jackson.

***UPDATE***
June 12, 2020
The facility is still COVID-19 free. There are no new updates at this time.

***UPDATE***
June 5, 2020
The facility is still COVID-19 free. There are no new updates at this time.

***UPDATE***
May 28, 2020
The facility is still COVID-19 free. There are no new updates at this time.

The facility is still waiting on instruction from Alabama Medicaid and CMS for our tablets provided under the communication grant we received. We will follow up as we have more information. 

***UPDATE***
May 22, 2020
Guidance for a potential phased reopening of nursing homes has been released.  We are unsure if or when this phased approach will occur. We are waiting on more clarification at this time.

The facility had an Infection Control COVID-19 survey. We are happy to report the facility was deficiency FREE. Our staff has done an excellent job preparing, preventing, and responding to every directive that's been issued. Their hard work and dedication is remarkable! 

***UPDATE***
May 14, 2020
The test results were received last night and, thankfully, the test was negative.

We will proved more information as it is available. 

***UPDATE***
May 8, 2020
A resident developed symptoms yesterday resembling COVID-19. The resident was immediately quarantined and tested. We will provide additional details once the test results are received. 
***UPDATE***
May 1, 2020
Governor Ivey released the "Safer at Home" order earlier this week. While it does provide guidance for some businesses to reopen, health care is still subject to previous guidance and will remain closed to the public. 

To date, 6 residents and 12 employees have been tested for COVID-19 and ALL tests results have been negative. We are thankful and continue to work diligently to prevent COVID-19 from entering our building. 

ADPH has partnered with the national guard to provide some additional cleaning to nursing homes in the state. Although we haven't had a positive case of COVID-19, the national guard will be sending 2 specially trained teams to the facility next Wednesday to disinfect the facility to further help keep COVID-19 at bay. 

The facility has applied for a grant for some tablets that can be used to facilitate video calls and activities for our residents.  We hope to have more information soon. 

We feel the pain of our residents and the community every day. The want and need to return to normalcy is itching at all of us, but please do your part. Cover your nose and mouth, wash your hands, and be diligent while out in the community. We hope things will improve in our community soon, but until we are given further guidance we will continue to do the best we can to keep everyone informed and in contact with their loved ones. 

***UPDATE***
April 17, 2020
Earlier this week the facility was notified of a potential exposure of two residents by a contract employee. Neither resident has shown any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 so far. We have taken appropriate precautions to prevent any further exposure. 

We are continuing to screen everyone that enters the building for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. 

We are blessed to have such a wonderful staff that is dedicated day in and day out knowing something like COVID-19 could show up at our doorstep any day. 
If you see an essential worker (not just healthcare), please thank them and show them your support and appreciation. (preferably from at least 6 feet away) Essential workers are keeping the world turning. 

Hatley Health Care wishes all essential workers a safe and wonderful day! Thank you essential workers!
***UPDATE***
March 30, 2020
I've been told there are rumors spreading that Hatley Health Care has a confirmed case of COVID-19 and that one resident has died from it. 

Those rumors are NOT true!

There was a potential exposure but neither resident was suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19. We took extra precautions to ensure everyone's safety but it was not required.

One of the residents that was potentially exposed did pass away from unrelated causes. 

***UPDATE***
March 27, 2020
Most everyone already knows COVID-19 has been confirmed in Chilton County. Unfortunately, we were informed by APDH today that a couple of our residents have potentially been exposed. The precautions recommended by ADPH have been in place since 3/17. We are taking additional precautions to provide an extra layer of safety for our residents. Appropriate individuals will be notified of their loved ones status. 

Please do not call to ask if a resident has been exposed. We do not need a flood of calls to prevent us from caring for our residents. 

***UPDATE***
March 23, 2020
So far Hatley Health Care and the rest of Chilton County have yet to have a confirmed case of COVID-19. We hope and pray this trend continues. 

At this time, we are working with family and friends of our residents to facilitate window visits or facebook video calls. For more information, please contact Mechelle Jackson at 205-755-4960. 

We sincerely appreciate everyone's support during this difficult time and are urging everyone to take proper precautions. 

***URGENT UPDATE***
March 13, 2020

A case of COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus) has been confirmed in Montgomery. at this time we have not seen any guidance from CDC, CMS, or any other state or federal agency recommending to ban all unnecessary visitors. However, Hatley Health Care will be taking a proactive approach and is banning ALL visitation unless medically necessary or for an emergency situation. All emergency access must be granted by the administrator, Director of Nursing, or Asst Director of Nursing. 

We understand the stress and concern regarding the limited access and will do our best to keep everyone in our community informed. 

***URGENT***
3/12/2020
Due to the current COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus) outbreak situation, we feel it is necessary to take every precaution possible to protect  our residents' health and safety. 

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has carefully reviewed the death rate in the elderly. Experts are recommending we limit individuals from entering our building and to ensure sick employees stay home. 

Early data shows that  

  • The mortality rate for people over 80?in the general population is 15% in China.
  • The World Health Organization?report estimates?the mortality rate at 21.9% for those over 80. 
  • At the nursing home in Washington state, there have been 50 residents who have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.  As of March 9, 2020, 19 of those have died. This is a high death rate.  

 

There is a risk that people who appear healthy will enter nursing homes and infect residents. Studies of past viral epidemics where recommending prevention was delayed were not effective. These studies show that the sooner we limit interactions with each other  and wash your hands frequently virus spreads more slowly.   

 

These facts have led many to recommend severe limitations on visitors. This describes why we are taking the following action:  

 

1. Visiting hours will be limited to 8am-5pm unless an emergency effective immediately. (Emergency access will be granted only by Administrator, Director of Nursing, or Asst. Director of Nursing)

2. The main lobby door will be the only point of entry for the entire facility (staff members may let visitors exit through other front doors)

3. Activities involving members of the community are being suspended until further notice.

4. All visitors will be required to sign in and answer some basic questions about their health and visit.

5. All visitors will be required to use alcohol based hand rub (ABHR) upon entry and are encouraged to practice proper hand hygiene at all times. 

We hope this explains to you why we are asking people to limit    their visits. This may prevent you from physically seeing your family member or friend.  Our residents’ health and safety are our top concern. 

To our knowledge there are NO confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Alabama. That means we have NO confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our facility and  are committed to doing everything we can to stay this way.