What We Want You to Know About COVID-19

For the safety of our residents at Bladen East, we have restricted visitation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We also want to assure you that there have been no cases of COVID-19 at Bladen East.

We are taking direction on visitation restrictions from the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS).

We are currently monitoring the situation for the latest developments.

At the heart of all this, we want to assure you that we place the well-being of our residents as our highest priority.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call us at 910.862.8100.

We know that there is a lot of misinformation out there when it comes to COVID-19 and how it spreads.

With everything that is in the news and on social media, we know you probably have important questions about COVID-19. Therefore, we’ve compiled a list of some resources that will help you, along with some brief educational information.

Information You Need About COVID-19

While this virus is highly contagious, the good news is that following some common sense measures, such as social distancing, can go a long way toward helping you.

How to Stay Safe

We know you’ve heard it before, but we can’t overemphasize the importance of washing your hands often. But merely running your hands quickly under water isn’t enough. You should be sure you use soap and warm water, washing your hands for at least 20 seconds.

Remember to be particularly careful and wash your hands if you’ve touched items such as doorknobs, television remotes, and gas pumps—any item that is frequently touched.

Other common sense guidelines are:

  • Don’t touch your nose, eyes or mouth if you haven’t washed your hands.
  • Whenever you can, avoid being in contact with someone who’s sick.
  • Be sure to cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough.
  • Remember to clean areas that are frequently touched.

We also encourage everyone to follow the guidelines from the state’s department of health.

COVID-19 and The Flu

Both of these illnesses have the potential to be very serious, especially among the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. Those with other medical complications, such as diabetes or COPD are also at risk.

Reliable Resources for More Information

Don’t believe everything you read on the internet. While this can be a valuable source of information, it can also spread items that aren’t true, leading to confusion that can be detrimental to your health. Just because you saw it on Twitter or Facebook doesn’t necessarily mean it’s valid.

We want to be sure you have the resources that provide valuable information about COVID-19.

We’ve compiled a list of some resources that will have the most up-to-date information for you.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 update page

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 updates

The World Health Organization

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s COVID-19 page

The Mayo Clinic’s COVID-19 page

Everything We Do Is Centered Around Safety

Don’t worry—we are doing everything to provide the best care for your loved one at Bladen East.

Remember, we’re all in this together, and no one faces this challenge alone.