Update: We have an additional confirmed COVID-19 positive resident. Residents and designated representatives have been notified.
We would like to inform you that Diversicare of Oak Ridge has a resident and team members who have tested positive for COVID-19. We have been in touch with the Tennessee Department of Health, as well as officials at the CDC. We are working closely with public health officials to address the situation and are grateful for their assistance. Oak Ridge is currently caring for one COVID-19 positive resident. Residents and designated representatives have been notified.
Our Center implemented precautionary and preparedness measures early– all in accordance with CMS and CDC guidelines- including strict limitations on visitation. Limits on visitation will continue, per guidance from the CDC and state or local health departments, and we are working hard to make sure residents can still connect with their loved ones by phone, text, or video chat.
We are doing everything we can to ensure we stop the spread of this within our center and our community. Our infection control procedures are in compliance with the CDC and Tennessee Dept. of Health guidance. Our nursing staff is educated and understands the healthcare protocols for the COVID-19 quarantine and all emergency situations.
During any emergency situation such as this one, the safety of our patients and residents is our first priority. Our goal is this situation, as in all others, is the provision of exceptional healthcare. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Diversicare Care Line at (888) 508-9774 (choose option Covid19), which is available 24/7 to address your questions.
We are grateful for the support of our wonderful residents and their families, our heroic staff, and our great community. Thank you.