COVID-19 Update

The Seabrook is dedicated to the health and safety of it's residents.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

APRIL UPDATE

All dates for reopening are tentative and based on current status of infections locally, in Beaufort County and on campus.

DINING SERVICES:

04/04 – Special Easter meal – In person dining, maximum capacity 112, reservations only, 4 to a table, reservations only. Times will be staggered to provide timely service. Residents only.

04/10 – Last evening for delivery of meal service. Complimentary lunch bags end.

04/11 – In Person dinner service begins by reservation – Residents only. All tables have been returned to the dining room, reservations may be made for 1 to 8 people based on availability.

04/11 Take out service begins.  Menus will be placed in the lobby of each building for two days of dinner service. Complete the menu and leave it in the lobby for pick up by noon. Pick up bagged dinner at 4:30 pm – Menus will be stapled to the bag. Bags will be in the area reserved for walkers.

04/11 Lunch service – temporarily by take out only. Call in order by noon.

RESIDENT SERVICES:

03/29Any resident having someone come to their apartment must call the front desk for a pass. Anyone visiting an apartment must have an updated pass by 03/29 in order to gain entry at the front gate. The maximum length of a pass during the pandemic is 30 days.

03/29 – Apartment visits – Two visitors per residence; COVID-19 test required in the past three days, or proof of being fully-vaccinated. Must show proof of a negative test or a vaccination card at guard gate. Approved vendors to include outside housekeepers and caregivers may continue to enter units with a pass and wearing a mask.

Overnight stays up to two-nights, as long as there is a negative COVID-19 test within three-days of arrival, or proof of being fully-vaccinated (show proof at guard gate.) Exceptions to the length of stay may be made for certain medical conditions.

04/01 – Pool reopens – Residents only, based on DHEC regulations.

04/07 – Transportation resumes:   Walmart, Dollar Tree, bank, capacity = 10 residents.  04/08 – Transportation services resume:  Grocery shopping: Publix, Harris Teeter and BI-LO, capacity = 10 residents.

There have been concerns and understandably so, about decreased occupancy over the past year. Sales were impacted  due to the inability of prospects to physically come onto the property and the stress caused by this pandemic. Typically we have a turnover of about 15 %; the turnover for 2020 was 19%.

As more people are vaccinated and restrictions are reduced we will continue to see more guests entering the property. The enhanced landscaping, entrance, improvements to the Seabrook hallway, Regime common areas, updated web site and continued CMS 5-star rating for Fraser Health Center will all help in this effort.

Although there has been exponential growth in senior housing and health care options in the past 30 years with over 350 skilled nursing beds, 10 assisted living, 7 memory support and 3 independent living communities in southern Beaufort County, The Seabrook has stood the test of time. We are the only not-for-profit community and are debt free. We have a very engaged board of trustees and a committed staff. We will weather this pandemic and come out stronger in spite of  the challenges created by it.

 

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