Amy Waller, RN
Director of Nursing
The holiday season has arrived at Mill Valley Care Center. Thank-you to all the friends, volunteers, and family members who come out to our facility to visit and spend time with your loved ones. Remember that the gift of time is the most rewarding and precious gift to give. A warm smile and kind words can brighten up everyone’s day.
We have also entered the cold and flu season. Though illness can happen anytime of the year, between the months of October and March we are more susceptible to severe colds and the influenza virus. All our residents and staff were offered a flu vaccine in October. We will continue to offer the flu vaccine with all new admissions and staff until the end of March.
To protect our residents there will be times we may restrict activities and visitors at the facility. Signs are posted at the front door keeping visitors informed if there are colds or the flu in the facility. You can also call ahead of time to check if we are healthy. If you are exhibiting cold or flu symptoms, we do ask that you postpone your visits until feeling better, so as not to endanger our elderly population. Wondering if you have the flu? Signs and symptoms include but are not limited to: fever, cough, runny/stuffy nose, body aches, chills, and fatigue.
While visiting, remember to protect yourself, the residents, and our staff by covering coughs, washing hands or using hand sanitizer frequently, and avoid those who you know are sick.
On behalf of Mill Valley Care Center, we wish you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!!