Essential Caregiver Guidance from Minnesota Department of Health

Cerenity Senior Care’s priority is and has been the health and safety of our residents on all our campuses, especially during this time of coronavirus. On July 10, the Minnesota Department of Health issued guidance on allowing essential caregivers into long term care communities. This guidance represents the next interim step in encouraging safe and responsible visitation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although we are all excited about what this means for our residents’ health and wellbeing, Cerenity Senior Care has just begun to review the information that was provided. At this time, we ask for your patience as we begin to create the policies and procedures that are required in order to bring essential caregivers into our community safely.

While the MN Department of Health has given long term care communities until July 25 to draft policies and procedures for implementing their individual program, we hope to complete our process soon and will share details on this page.

We are following the guidance provided by the Minnesota Department of Health on requirements of the Essential Caregiver, which includes screening, PPE, infection control and staffing. Please give us the time to create a plan that meets the needs of all and keeps all our residents safe and healthy. And, as the virus is still being transmitted throughout our state, we may also need to change options based on a resident’s status with COVID-19 and the overall status of COVID-19 on our campuses.

In the meantime, we encourage you to schedule an outside visit or a virtual visit with your loved one.