Notice to Families and Friends from the Administrator April 22, 2020
From the start of this crisis, Sunny Acres and Legacy have been following all Mass State Dept.of Health and Centers for Disease control guidelines to try and keep our residents and staff safe. This facility stopped all visitation except for the medical providers and staff on March 2, 2020 which was prior to the State of Emergency Mandate that came on March 12, 2020. Sunny Acres has been taking extraordinary measures to keep this rapidly spreading virus out. We have created several isolation zones here and completed staffing assignments per zone. Our top priority is the safety and well being of our residents and dedicated staff who are making major sacrifices to provide compassionate care and service during this unprecedented national crisis. Sunny Acres has been very-pro-active in the process of testing. On Marc 8, 2020 we started a program with the state public laboratory and LGH to begin testing all residents and staff. As of Tuesday, April 21, 2020 we have conducted over 280 tests. We will begin to complete a second round of testing. The process is conducted by our Nursing Administration Team. Test kits are then hand delivered to the lab in Cambridge, Ma. We are also testing staff and assisting them with completing their own test at the CVS Rapid Testing site in Lowell. Any staff that have had positive results will NOT be allowed to work. As of this notice we have several confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our skilled nursing center. These residents are in isolation and on full PPE precautions, being monitored closely as we continue to follow COVID-19 care protocols. All nursing and assisted living centers continue to request financial assistance from the federal government to help increase wages to our dedicated staff and purchase the sufficient PPE, which will protect our staff and help the further spread of this virus. Please call your elected officials to help get the word out about the needs of all nursing centers in the State. We will update this notification week. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org. I will try to respond to your questions in a timely manner and we will personally update you if there is any changes in your family members care. I want to thank all of our families for your support and generosity over the past several weeks. This makes a huge difference to our team at Sunny Acres.
Jeffrey Schwartz, Administrator, NHA
Taking Care of the People You Care About - Since 1948.
Sunny Acres is proud to hold the 2017 National Quality Care Silver Award by the American Health Care Association. Only 4% of all Nursing Homes in the country has received the award.
This award reflects our dedication to constantly improving our quality of care and our resident-centric philosophy
When You're at Sunny Acres, You're at Home
Since 1948, we have continued our tradition of caring for each resident as if they were our own family. We care for your loved ones with respect, dignity and compassion.
At Sunny Acres, we provide a warm, attractive, homelike atmosphere. Our residents don't live in our workplace, we work in their home.
Sunny Acres Legacy Care
We are happy to announce the brand new addition to our facility: Sunny Acres Legacy Care! This unit will specialize in Memory Care specifically for Alzheimer's and Dementia patients. It is a 12 bed, fully-equipped, deluxe care residence.
Legacy Care is now open and is ready to welcome new residents!