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May 27, 2024

Dear resident, legal representative, and families;

            I hope all is well as we usher in the summer months. Below are a few housekeeping items that are of great importance. As I walk throughout the building daily I am finding a few things of concern that I would like to share with you.

FOOD: In an effort to ensure continued safety to all residents and staff, the facility informs you that the residents’ rooms MUST be free of any clutter and all food items. For safety protocol, food CAN NOT be stored in residents’ rooms as such can cause insect and rodent infestations. This includes keeping large amounts of sugar packets in the dresser draws. The facility provides a refrigerator on each floor that the resident can store perishable products in. These products should be labeled with the resident name and dated. All food will be disposed of after the 3rd day.

CLUTTER: The facility requires that all rooms must be clear of any clutter enabling access to move and interact freely in your rooms. Examples of clutter would be clothing, shoes, food products, excessive amount of personal hygiene items (perfumes, lotions), etc. This de-cluttering is to comply with state and federal regulations for fire safety. We ask that you, the resident, to please have your family members come and pick up any extra items from your room.

SMOKING: smoking in the rooms is strictly prohibited. This is a safety hazard and a violation of state and federal regulations. There should be no cigarettes, cigars, smoking material, marijuana, vapes, E-cigarettes, matches, lighters, or any material that would be utilized to smoke. Violating this regulation constitutes violating our smoking policy and will result in eviction from the facility.

The facility expects this “summer cleaning” to end by July 1, 2024. This allows residents and families 4 weeks to clear the rooms of excess items. If you need assistance, boxes, etc., please let us know. Please understand that the facility’s intent is to make sure safety is exercised at all times. Should you have any questions, please feel free to stop by my office or give me a call to discuss. Thank you for your cooperation during this process.

Sincerely,

Cheryl Picard, Administrator

Dear Residents, Family Members/Legal Representatives: UPDATE

April 29, 2024/May 28, 2024

UPDATE

Currently, we are experiencing an outbreak of Group A Streptococcus (Group A Strep) with a total of 4 residents positive. An outbreak is considered anything over 2 cases.

We are continuing to work with the RIDOH on this situation. Information for you.

  1. Bacteria called Group A Streptococcus (Group A Strep) can cause many different infections. These infections range from minor illnesses, such as strep throat and skin infections, to very serious and deadly diseases, such as cellulitis, wound infections, bacteremia, pneumonia, septic arthritis, necrotizing fasciitis, and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS).
  2. Group A Strep is a bacterium that people can carry in their throats or on their skin, and it can often be present even when the person has no symptoms.
  3. Group A Strep is most commonly spread through direct person-to-person transmission. Typically, transmission occurs through respiratory droplets, but can also occur through contact with secretions, such as saliva, wound discharge or nasal secretions, from an infected person.  The risk of spreading Group A Strep is higher when an infected person has an illness due to bacteria versus when someone just carries the bacteria (colonized).
  4. Group A Strep infection is a serious cause of illness and death for adults ages 65 and older.
  5. Strong infection prevention and control practices are critical to preventing GAS transmission and ending outbreaks.  We are utilizing all of the recommended CDC and RI DOH precautions and cleaning practices to mitigate the spread.
  6. Treatment: A 24-hour antibiotic course generally eliminates the ability to spread Group A Strep. Completing the full 10-day antibiotic course is vital.
  7. Residents with a Group A Strep infection should remain confined to their rooms for 24 hours after the first dose of antibiotics is administered.
  8. If your loved one tests positive for Group A Strep, the nurse at our building will call you.
  9. Please remember that if you have any signs or symptoms of a cold or illness, please consider visiting at another time.

For more information on Group A Strep, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/groupastrep. We are not alone in this outbreak, as there has been an increase in invasive Group A Strep infections throughout the country and the world. Feel free to call and speak with Linda Wheeler-Omiunu, DNS, or Tori Porier, ICP, at 401-765-5844. You may also call the RIDOH at 401-222-2577.

Thank you.

Cheryl Picard, LNHA


At this time, Trinity does not have any active covid cases. We ask that all visitors wear a mask and follow proper hand hygiene and Infection Control Protocols so we can keep the Flu, COVID, and other respiratory illnesses out of the building. Thank you.

A few reminders:

*Please drop anything electric off at the front desk to be checked by our maintenance department for safety.

*Any clothing items should be also brought to the front desk to be cleaned, labeled, and inventoried to prevent loss of items.

*We ask that you do not purchase any aerosol spray items for respiratory and fire safety.

*Any Smoking materials should be brought to the front desk as residents do not hold those materials per policy. The smoking items will be labeled and given out during smoking times. This includes VAPES! Please do not provide these materials without checking with social services.

*Please do not bring in or send any prescription or over the counter medications or treatments of any kind without first discussing with nursing management. It is for the safety of your loved ones and other residents we ask that nursing dispense medications and treatments.

We at Trinity also are welcoming a new Management Company, Allaire Health Services. We look forward to working toward a bigger and brighter future for our residents, families, and staff!

Trinity would like to thank everyone for their continued support.

Continued Blessings,

Cheryl Picard Administrator

Now hiring:

CNAs, CMTs, LPNs, and RNs

Sign on bonuses, competitive wages and benefits, caring work environment, team atmosphere. Come work for the best.  Call and speak with Deb in HR 401-765-5844.

We honor our Veterans that have served our Country

October 2023

Trinity Health and Rehabilitation welcomes our Administrator Cheryl Picard. Cheryl has been working in healthcare since 1987. In 1987 Cheryl started working in physical therapy as administrative assistant. Cheryl went back to school to become a PTA. Five years ago she advanced her health career to becoming an administrator. Our administrator is a wife, mother to 2 sons, scrapbooking, dogs, traveling. Cheryl’s door is always open for anyone who wants to stop and chat or if something is on there mind.

Country Western September Family Cook-In 2023

CNA Graduating Class of September 2023

Summer 2022

Graduating C.N.A Class

Trinity is committed to providing Certified Nursing Assistant classes to the community. This is the 2nd offering and we received an overwhelming response. We not only provide the instruction free of charge but pay the students an hourly wage. We are very excited to welcome this new batch of C.N.A’s

2022 Summer

C.N.A Graduates

Instructor Kim Medrano, RN

Trinity offers certified nurses aide training for free 

https://www.valleybreeze.com/news/woonsocket/trinity-health-and-rehabilitation-offers-free-cna-classes/article_d5363920-a3bd-11ec-95ed-3bb24ce6c400.html

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