As hospitals and senior centers around the country continue to manage the surge in COVID-19 infections, Brian Center Health & Rehabilitation/Goldsboro has partnered with local health officials to implement a new model of care for seniors who have tested positive for COVID-19. Beginning Monday, May 4th, the Center began accepting COVID-19 positive seniors from area hospitals and senior centers in a COVD-specific unit.
The Center is accepting residents from other senior care facilities, as well as local hospitals, into the facility to receive specialized care with specially trained staff. Current residents who have not tested positive will be housed in a separate section of the Center and receive care from staff assigned specifically to their unit.
“Goldsboro has decades of experience caring for the elderly population and we plan to put this experience to use in doing our part to help the community combat this terrible virus that is taking a particularly devastating toll on the vulnerable population in our care,” said Julia Batts, Administrator at Brian Center Health & Rehabilitation/ Goldsboro. “We are working very closely with health officials to ensure that all of our residents are safe and well cared for, and that we beat this virus together.”
The Center will have dedicated staffing and appropriate PPE, and will have support available from other health care professionals and partners and state and national health authorities. Pharmacy services support will be available for administration of medications and treatments as well as necessary emergency care. Patients will be discharged or transferred to a non-COVID unit when they meet specified criteria for full recovery.
Following the guidance of the CDC, the Center is committed to cohorting residents who are positive for COVID-19 to control the spread of the disease in other areas.