Dear Friends and Supporters:
This time last year we could not have anticipated how deeply the residents of Sonoma County long term care would be impacted by COVID-19. Since April 8, 2020 there have been 2,091 positive cases among staff and residents of senior residential facilities (8% of all cases) and 167 deaths among residents (54% of all deaths) in Sonoma County.
I am so pleased to share that in the past 2 weeks, there have been no new COVID-19 cases among staff or residents in Sonoma County senior residential facilities and there have been no deaths among residents since 2/16/2021.
The effort to bring the vaccination into the facilities for both residents and staff was an all-out collaborative effort by Senior Advocacy Services Ombudsman, SC local public health, Kaiser and the federal pharmacy program. Let’s celebrate how embracing a collective impact model literally saves lives. I, for one, am so grateful to work with these partners in the shared commitment to the health of our beloved seniors.
COVID-19 cases in Sonoma County senior residential care facilities:
Crista L Barnett Nelson
SENIOR ADVOCACY SERVICES