Update: We have additional confirmed COVID-19 positive cases. Residents and designated representatives have been notified.
We want to inform you that Diversicare of Smyrna has team members and residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. We have been in touch with Dr. Byers and his team at 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. We have informed residents and designated representatives and are committed to continuing to provide updates on a regular basis. We are caring for 14 COVID-19 positive residents at this time.
Our Center implemented precautionary and preparedness measures early– all in accordance with CMS and CDC guidelines- including strict limitations on visitation. We will continue to implement visitation in alignment with guidance from the CDC and state or local health departments. Family and friends can also utilize Diversicare’s virtual visit service, Zoom In – Get Connected.
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.