As we continue sharing with you moments of strength from across the community, this week we turn our attention to critical agency partner, Seven Acres Jewish Senior Care Services.
With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, each of our Houston Jewish organizations had to quickly pivot to make their operations feasible. As a nursing home serving a vulnerable population, Seven Acres had perhaps the greatest challenge of all. Even so, we have watched the exceptional leadership and staff of this organization as they implemented extraordinary safety precautions – including making the difficult decision to close the campus to visitors in early March – while still providing a high level of care to residents.
Each staff member of Seven Acres is a front-line hero in this crisis, and the way they have adapted to serve residents is an essential moment that we celebrate during this difficult time.
We have learned that even with necessary safety measures in place, it is possible for spread to occur. COVID-19 does not discriminate and unfortunately Seven Acres is currently managing a few such cases. In doing so, they are following regulations from health officials and licensing agencies.
Seven Acres staff members are also working to keep residents connected to family and each other by providing technology and tech assistance as well as creative activities that engage but allow for social distancing. We are proud of the grace with which the entire staff has handled this complex challenge.
Going forward, we are pleased to be able to assist Seven Acres with sourcing PPE, and we will continue to support them with allocations from the 2020 Annual Campaign. The critical role Seven Acres is playing to continue to provide full, compassionate care to its residents during this time is vital in this moment, and it is “Powered by You” through your support of the Federation.