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Fairfax County’s Adult Day Health Care announced plans to reopen its Lewinsville location on August 23, 2021. The Herndon Harbor, Lincolnia and Mount Vernon locations will reopen September 7, 2021.
The service offers daytime care to older adults with physical limitations or memory issues. It has been suspended since March of 2020 due to the pandemic.
“We are confidently and safely reopening at this time and look forward to welcoming our participants back home,” said Natalia Giscombe-Simons, Adult Day Health Care Program Manager. “This pandemic has taken a toll on older adults. After so much time in isolation, our participants will be able to enjoy the social, health and wellness benefits of our service once again.”
Adult Day Health Care leaders say that expanded community vaccination – particularly among the older adult population - combined with implementation of new, best practice COVID-19 mitigation standards, have created a reliable, safe and healthy environment for participants.
Returning participants and their caregivers can expect the same, high-quality and customized program they enjoyed before the pandemic.
“Our service provides ‘patient-centered care’ which means we adapt to meet the needs of each participant. This includes everything - daily exercise, social activities, games and programs, and health care,” said Natalie.
The patient-centered care approach is applied to the enhanced health and safety protocol Adult Day Health Care has in place. This includes required wearing of masks, social distancing guidelines, and adaptive activities.
The Centers always followed a strict protocol for deep cleaning and disinfection of its centers, but now this has been elevated even more to include enhanced cleaning of high contact areas, door handles, counter tops, hand railings, and other high-touch areas in between center activities. Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the centers, with distribution occurring regularly. The centers are professionally cleaned each night.
Health care monitoring, another Adult Day Health Care program cornerstone, is also elevated with new procedures in place to ensure there is no infection spread should a participant fall ill. Additionally, caregivers will be required to complete a daily health screen for the participant each day they are at the center.
For more information about Adult Day Health Care, including new participant enrollment, please call 703-246-8743.