GRAFTON— The COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep families from visiting with their loved ones that reside within nursing care facilities, and because of this, Taylor Health Care Center (THCC) will be hosting a second parade for their residents.
According to Joyce Moore, THCC Activities Director, residents of the center have had very limited contact with their families for over five months now due to visiting restrictions in place as a way to combat the spread of the Coronavirus.
The parade is slated to take place on Friday, September 11, at 11:00 a.m., with the staff of THCC asking all family members, friends and even community members to participate, as a way to brighten the day or those living at the center.
The lineup will begin forming at 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the Good Shepard Church, located at 3025 Lucas Dairy Road, in Grafton.
Moore noted that cars will depart from the lot promptly at 11:00 a.m., making their way to the health care center, where residents will be safely socially distanced waiting in anticipation to see enjoy seeing their loved ones drive by.
Those wishing to participate should feel free to decorate their vehicles as they see fit, with signs, streamers, balloons, etcetera.
The staff of THCC would like to remind anyone taking part in the event that there will be no physical contact with the residents, and proper social distancing will be maintained at all times.
“Please come out and show them (the residents) how much they are loved, and that they have not been forgotten,” Moore invited.
As the center continues taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of their patients and employees, according to CDC guidelines to prevent the further spread of this virus, they additionally shared that they will continue to offer televisits through Skype and FaceTime as an alternate communication tool to stay in touch.
“We understand the importance of staying in contact with your loved one, and want to remind our families to please schedule a televisit with your loved ones,” THCC administrators commented.
Administration also acknowledged that there may be many concerns as they continue to navigate through this difficult time, and would like families to know that if they have any questions, not to hesitate to call the center, at 304-265-0008, at any time.
They also advised those with family members residing at the center to please to follow them on their website, https://www.amfmwv.com/ , and Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Taylor-Health-Care-Center-165230737573155.