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Legacy Village of Tifton Announces Coronavirus Safety Measures for Residents, Caregivers

Zero cases of COVID-19 reported as Legacy Village of Tifton implements Coronavirus preparedness plans. Visitors are asked to refrain from unnecessary visits at this time.

TIFTON, Ga. (March 12, 2020) – Legacy Village of Tifton, a premier assisted living and memory care community serving Tift County, has announced safety measures to protect its residents and caregiving staff in the event of a potential outbreak of COVID-19, otherwise known as the Coronavirus.

“At present, I can confidently confirm we do not have any known positive cases related to our facility residents or staff members; however, obviously this situation is fluid and rapidly ever changing,” said Janie Whitley, executive director of Legacy Village of Tifton.

 

“We are requesting that visitors who have experienced or are experiencing respiratory symptoms or who have traveled internationally or to domestic areas with reported outbreaks please refrain from visiting their loved ones at our facility at this time. We are also requesting that family members arrange for alternate ways of communication with our residents, including phone, text or videoconference, to avoid unnecessary exposure,” Whitley said.

“Our commitment to our residents and team members during this concerning time is to work diligently to openly communicate as we all continue to learn and understand more about this virus and its potential threat to our most cherished loved ones. We are sensitive to the large amount of information being shared both nationwide and locally regarding COVID-19 prevention and a potential outbreak,” Whitley said.

As a healthcare provider, the threat of various outbreaks is a regular focus for planning and preparing throughout all disciplines of Legacy Village of Tifton.

“Caregiving team members frequently practice and measure the effectiveness of the facility’s interventions to seek to attain the highest possible safety and wellness readiness for residents, staff, and visitors as a matter of standard operating procedures. Legacy Village of Tifton is aggressively following the most current and ongoing CDC guidelines for healthcare facilities to ensure full preparation should an outbreak occur,” Whitley said.

Legacy Village of Tifton has adopted several ongoing safety measures: 

  • Frequent calls with the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention for the most current recommendations  
  • A program at each shift whereby all team members communicate problematic symptoms observed regarding residents, fellow team members, or visitors  
  • Wellness Immunity Boost Stations to be installed in all facilities as soon as possible  
  • Regular training on handwashing techniques for team members and residents  
  • Communicating with “on-call” team members to be ready for back-up staffing  
  • Communicating daily with the facility’s Cleveland, Tenn.-based Legacy Senior Living Support Center for any new information. Purchase and delivery of additional food, medical and cleaning supplies (available on-site)

“No expense will be spared to accommodate our residents’ needs and fulfill our mission to the best of our ability. We have prepared significant medical, food, and water supplies ready for disbursement in case of a facility outbreak, We have on-site leadership ready to physically support our communities as needed,” said Bryan Cook, founder and president of Legacy Senior Living, which manages Legacy Village of Tifton and family of senior care communities across the Southeast.

 

Additional information will be posted at this link: 

For more information please contact Legacy Village of Tifton at (229) 386-2273.

“We are requesting that visitors who have experienced or are experiencing respiratory symptoms or who have traveled internationally or to domestic areas with reported outbreaks please refrain from visiting their loved ones at our facility at this time. We are also requesting that family members arrange for alternate ways of communication with our residents, including phone, text or videoconference, to avoid unnecessary exposure,” 

Janie Whitley, executive director of Legacy Village of Tifton

About Legacy Village of Tifton

As a trusted caregiver over the years for hundreds of south Georgia seniors, Legacy Village of Tifton in Tifton, Ga., cares deeply about each residents’ dignity, individuality and lifetime of accomplishments. Legacy Village of Tifton offers a full range of helpful services in a safe, attentive, homelike atmosphere.

Legacy Village of Tifton has set the standard for senior housing and retirement services in south Georgia. The seniors at Legacy Village are in good hands, and their families enjoy newfound peace of mind.

More information is available at (229) 386-2273 or legacytifton.net.

 

Legacy Village of Tifton is part of a family of senior living communities throughout the Southeast owned and/or operated by Legacy Senior Living, of Cleveland, Tenn. Legacy Senior Living specializes in offering independent living, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care services. More information is available at legacysl.net.

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About Legacy Village of Tifton - Tifton, GA

As a trusted caregiver over the years for hundreds of south Georgia seniors, Legacy Village of Tifton in Tifton, Ga., cares deeply about each residents’ dignity, individuality and lifetime of accomplishments. Legacy Village of Tifton offers a full range of helpful services in a safe, attentive, homelike atmosphere.

Legacy Village of Tifton has set the standard for senior housing and retirement services in south Georgia. The seniors at Legacy Village are in good hands, and their families enjoy newfound peace of mind.

More information is available at (229) 386-2273 or legacytifton.net.

Legacy Village of Tifton is part of a family of senior living communities throughout the Southeast owned and/or operated by Legacy Senior Living, of Cleveland, Tenn. Legacy Senior Living specializes in offering independent living, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care services. More information is available at legacysl.net.

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