Wesley Manor recently received grant funding from three local foundations that will help protect residents from Coronavirus exposure, enhance the ability for staff to perform CPR when needed and help residents stay in touch with family members outside the facility.
The Good Samaritan Foundation, Inc, a ministry of the Kentucky Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, has provided $28,000 to purchase a MoonBeam 3 ultraviolet disinfection technology unit to augment traditional cleaning methods involving various chemicals and staff time.
Wesley Manor began researching this technology before the onset of COVID-19, to fight infections such as MSRA, C-Diff and other infections. Wesley Manor has placed an extremely high priority on adding UV disinfection tools and protocols to help combat transmission of infections.
The Cralle Foundation awarded $5,000 to purchase technology to help families stay connected during the pandemic–iPads, tripods and headphones made for seniors with hearing loss.Family and other unpaid caregivers- including relatives, partners, friends, and neighbors – are the most important source of emotional and practical support for older adults with chronic, disabling, or serious health conditions. Despite the unique challenges that protecting vulnerable older adults from the coronavirus present, the current surge in COVID-19-related deaths in long-term care facilities makes meaningful human and family connections even more important. Residents and family members now have more options to communicate and visit virtually.
The Kings Daughters and Sons Foundation of Kentucky awarded $15,000 to purchase a chest compression system. This system will be used in the Health Care Center to assist staff in performing CPR. The chest compression system will help to keep up the intensity and regularity of compression needed to be effective in saving lives.