COVID-19 Notice August 9, 2020
The other evening we received notification that a Resident on the Buttonwood Unit has tested positive for COVID-19 (YTD Cumulative Confirmed Positive Residents is 68). We received notification 8/2 and 8/3 that 3 asymptomatic employees and 2 outside contractors (Nurse Practitioner and Hospice Nurse) tested positive during surveillance testing. All employees have been notified and will complete required quarantines. The Board of Health and the MA DPH have been notified and persons with close contact have been notified. The cumulative number of clusters of 3 or more Residents/Staff exhibiting respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other is 0. Heartbreakingly, despite our best efforts we have lost 19 Residents to COVID-19, many of which were on hospice or receiving comfort measures only (additionally six Residents had recovered from COVID-19 and due to regulations they are counted as a COVID-19 death). We have placed our COVID-19 positive Resident on precautions and isolation per the CDC guidelines in an effort to mitigate the spread. Further, we are in contact with the appropriate agencies to assist us with PPE as needed. At this time we have all appropriate and necessary PPE available and staff are wearing all recommended PPE when caring for our Residents. This is an unprecedented time and we want you to know we grieve with you and for you. I have spoken to many of you over the past few weeks and want to thank you for your support, encouragement and prayers. As always we will continue to do our best every day and your loved one’s safety and well-being are our top priority.
Lindsey Starr, Administrator
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Southwood at Norwell Nursing Center welcomes all of you to our tastefully appointed health care center located on an eight acre wooded
country setting in Norwell. Southwood is owned and operated by the Starr family who has provided quality health care on the South Shore
since 1954. Our goal at Southwood is to encourage all of our Residents to achieve their maximum physical and mental potential.
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