August 3, 2022

 Dear Friends of Hebert,

I would like to take the time to introduce myself as the new AIT (Administrator in training) for Hebert Health Center. Some of you I have already met and look forward to meeting you all and trying to provide you with excellent service.

Today 8/3/22, was Hebert’s resident and staff cook out.  Most of the residents gathered in the activity room and enjoyed music, hot dogs, hamburgers, and other snacks. It is a wonderful day when the residents are able to let their hair down and enjoy the summer.  Many of the residents shared memories of summer past. 

Below is a snap shot of up-coming events.  This is always changing due to our wonderful activities director Dolores and her staff.  As usual we welcome ideas for possible events that will enhance the overall mental and emotional health of our residents.

 August 16- Blood Drive with RI Blood Center.  Please attend if you able to do so.  Refreshments will be provided for all those who donate. 

TBD Hawaiian theme dinner

Stay tuned and watch out for more information!

Renovations are underway on North B Unit. All resident rooms on North B are being painted and “freshened up”. Including a brand new call light systems!

Changes to our smoking policies effective June 1st is on-going.  This is a continued an effort to maintain a safe home and work environment for the residents, visitors, and staff. As a reminder, when dropping of smoking paraphernalia, please give them to the receptionist at the front desk so they can be properly labeled and stored individually for each resident.  Please do not give any smoking material to your loved one as not following the smoking rules could result in a loss of privileges. Each resident has a labeled draw/zipped locked bag containing their personal smoking products.   More information regarding the smoking rules and smoking times to follow.

There is a new tent erected in the parking lot.  The purpose of the tent is to provide a shaded area for the residents when they are smoking.  Chairs and ashtrays are also underneath the tent to ensure cleanliness.  Please be mindful as you drive past the tent for the safety of our residents and staff.

Any staff that have not received their booster vaccine will be required to wear an N95 mask in the facility.  We continue to closely monitor residents and staff for symptoms and continue to follow Dept. of Health guidelines.

We are screening visitors and vendors upon entering the building. If you are experiencing any symptoms, please inform the front desk greeter. We will gladly provide a rapid Covid test.  We respectfully ask that you be mindful of the time you arrive and that if it is “off hours” for our receptionists – that you patiently wait for another member of our team to be available to greet you and screen you – prior to entering the facility.

We currently do not have any staff members that are covid-19 positive.

We are happy to say all our residents are Covid free.

The facility’s visitation hours are 9:00am to 9:00pm; visiting hours may be extended under special circumstances. 

If you have any question please feel free to reach out to me, Linda wheeler VPO or Rachel Atwood, Director of Nurses.

Warm regards, Frantz A Boneau

Winners: M. Newhall and R. Ruhle