The Good Samaritan Society is thankful for its nursing staff.
That was one of many messages emphasized by Rochelle Rindels, vice president of nursing and clinical services for the Good Samaritan Society, during a Facebook Live Q&A on April 23.
She oversees a nearly 2,000-member workforce of nurses in rehab/skilled care centers, home health, hospice, assisted living and Services@Home across the Good Samaritan Society's 24-state footprint.
As of April 23, the Good Samaritan Society had around 150 positive COVID-19 cases among its staff and residents.
“Oftentimes it's hard to be a nurse in a long-term care setting because you become so close with the resident, experiencing end of life,” Rochelle says. “Right now, more than ever, with changing guidance and policy on a weekly basis, thank you for being flexible.”
She says many caregivers are going above and beyond to make their residents feel safe and at ease.
Rochelle also says the Good Samaritan Society is doing a number of things to take care of its employees. She defined PPE (personal protective equipment) such as face masks and supplies and talked about the quick response to cases of COVID-19 in the locations.