Rainycrest visits curbed
Due to a confirmed case of Influenza A at Rainycrest Long-Term Care here, visiting will be restricted to family members only until further notice.
Family members are asked to restrict their visit to the resident’s room and refrain from visiting other residents while at Rainycrest.
Do not visit if you are experiencing any influenza (’flu) symptoms.
The ’flu is characterized by severe aches and pains, headache, a fever often above 38.5 C that lasts for two-four days, and extreme exhaustion/weakness can last two-three weeks.
Cough and chest discomfort also can be severe, along with an occasional stuffy nose and sore throat
Influenza starts suddenly and will keep many normally healthy people away from regular activity for one or two weeks, or more.
It can hospitalize people with other health issues, and lead to serious illness in some elderly people and infants.
Consider a ’flu shot and remember the best way to stop the spread of infectious diseases is to wash your hands frequently.
Use the hand sanitizers provided at the entrance when you enter and exit Rainycrest.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact Edith Bodnar (274-2605) or Laurie Ball (274-2625), or infection control nurse Jodi Jewell (274-4835).