Today we were notified that a staff member (not direct care) tested positive for COVID-19. Unfortunately the individual is symptomatic. We are all wishing for a speedy recovery. There have been no identified contacts related to this positive COVID-19 case.
This positive case is what Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) considers an “out-break” therefore we are required to suspend visitation and begin “out-break” testing for all residents and staff. The outcome of the testing will determine our ability to resume visitation. I know this is disappointing news but unfortunately COVID-19 is still on the rise in Clinton County.
I would like to assure you that CCNH continues to follow current guidelines:
- Adherence to core principles of infection control and prevention
- Screening residents and staff for signs and symptoms
- Testing staff and residents for COVID-19 based on current Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) and Center for Disease Control (CDC) protocols
- Practicing social distancing whenever possible
- Proper use of Protective Personal Equipment (PPE) also known as source control
- Proper Hand Hygiene
Everyone at CCNH has been working very hard to ensure our residents' and staff are safe and we will continue to do so.
Clinton County Nursing Home is an 80 bed Medicare and Medicaid certified skilled nursing facility operated by Clinton County, centrally located on Flynn Avenue in Plattsburgh, NY. We have been providing quality long term health care and skilled nursing services to the community since 1874.
We are committed to caring and excellence in the delivery of health care services to our eighty residents in a safe and home-like environment.. Whether your need is short-term restorative rehabilitation services or long term skilled nursing care, our staff of dedicated professionals is committed to the highest standards of quality care in all aspects of each resident's life at CCNH.
Personal tours are available and we welcome and encourage potential residents, family members and friends to come and visit our facility. Please contact our friendly, professional admissions staff for more information. Our Admissions page will provide contact and application information.
We will provide our residents quality, professional, medical and nursing services that enrich their lives. We will partner with the residents and families of Clinton County and surrounding communities, providing comprehensive care planning, rehabilitative, nutritional, therapeutic and social services in a homelike and caring environment.