October 18, 2023

     Dear Friends of Hebert,

    Mask’s are no longer required in this facility. However, if you are feeling unwell, please continue to screen in and wear a mask. 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. This is a continued effort to maintain a safe home and work environment for the residents, visitors, and staff. If you would still like to wear a mask, we are providing them at the front desk. We continue to closely monitor residents and staff for symptoms and continue to follow Dept. of Health guidelines.

    We currently have 0 staff members that are covid-19 positive.

    We currently have 0 residents are Covid -19 positive.

    Indoor visitations are going well, any requests for face time, zoom video chats please contact activity dept staff to let them know you prefer that option to reach out to your loved ones.

    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. Just a friendly reminder to family and friends Please drop off all smoking materials to front desk.

    While smoking outside, please be mindful as you drive past the smoking area for the safety of our residents and staff.

    We would like to thank our wonderful Activity Director, Lisa Howard for putting together Hebert’s first Annual Harvest Festival this past weekend. We would also like to thank our staff and families for attending and making it a success!

    We will holding a trunk or treat on Halloween from 3:00pm- 4:30 pm. If you would like to participate please contact Lisa @ the facility number.

    We would like to welcome our new Management Company , Allaire to Hebert Health Center. We are looking forward to working with them to help make Hebert an even better facility for our residents and staff.

    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 Inger Sarver D.O.N

    Warm regards, Linda Wheeler VPO

    Dear HHC Residents, Families and Responsible Parties,

    In an effort to keep all of our residents safe and to minimize risk at Hebert’s, please note that these are the smoking program policies:

    • All smoking materials (cigarettes, lighters, vapes, tobacco, etc will be held by the facility and not the residents.
    • Smoking materials will be handed in at the front desk and place in smoking cart for the resident
    • All smoking will be outdoors (at designated area) indoor smoking room will not be open except for inclement weather days.  Area will be monitored.

    Smoking times are as follows

    7:00 AM- 12:00 PM

    1:00 PM- 8:00 PM

    Please understand these changes are not meant to be punitive but rather they are in response to recent violations of our smoking policies and to ensure that we are all safe from potential fire hazards due to noncompliance. Our first priority is resident and staff safety.

    Please feel free to call myself, Inger Sarver D.O.N or Beth Salisbury Social Worker if you have any questions or concerns.

    Warm regards

    Linda Wheeler, RN, NHA ,VPO Hebert Health Care

    For information on the latest water Quality testing please see below:

    Drinking Water Lead Sample Results  

    Hebert Health Care is a public water system because we are responsible for providing you with water at this location and ensuring that the drinking water we provide to you meets state and federal standards. The following table provides information on the tap location, date, and drinking water sample result for lead.

    LocationDateResult (parts per billion)
    North B – Room 4306/20/20234 ppb or 0.004mg/L
    South W – Room 206/20/20233 ppb or 0.003mg/L
    South W – Room 806/20/20233 ppb or 0.003mg/L
    South W – Room 106/20/20238 ppb or 0.008mg/L
    South W – Room 706/20/20231 ppb or 0.001mg/L
    North B – Room 4506/20/20231 ppb or 0.001mg/L
    Kitchen HW Sink06/20/20231 ppb or 0.001mg/L
    North A – Room 2006/20/2023ND – Non-Detect
    North A – Room 2406/20/2023ND – Non-Detect
    North A – Room 4106/20/2023ND – Non-Detect

    No sample results were above the “lead action level” of 15 parts per billion (ppb).

    What Does This Mean?

    The action level is the concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set the action level for lead in drinking water at 15 ppb. This means utilities must ensure that tap water does not exceed 15 ppb in more than 10 percent of the taps sampled (90th percentile value). If water exceeds this limit, then the utility must take certain steps to correct the problem. Because lead may pose serious health risks, the EPA set a Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) of zero for lead. The MCLG is the level of contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLG’s allow for a margin of safety.

    What are the Health Effects of Lead?

    Lead can cause serious health problems if too much enters your body from drinking water or other sources. Exposure to lead is a significant health concern, especially for young children and infants whose growing bodies tend to absorb more lead than the average adult. It can cause damage to the brain and kidneys, and can interfere with the production of red blood cells that carry oxygen to all parts of your body. Scientists have linked the effects of lead on the brain with lowered IQ in children. Adults with kidney problems and high blood pressure can be affected by low levels of lead more than healthy adults. Lead is stored in the bones, and can be released later in life. During pregnancy, the child receives lead from the mother’s bones, which may affect brain development.

    What are The Sources of Lead?

    The primary sources of lead exposure for most children are lead-based paint, lead-contaminated dust, and lead contaminated residential soil.  Lead is found in older plumbing materials, some toys, some playground equipment, some children’s metal jewelry, and some traditional pottery.

    What Can I Do to Reduce Exposure to Lead in Drinking Water?

    Although tests results were below EPA’s action level, you may still want to take steps to reduce your exposure.

    * Run your water to flush out lead. If water hasn’t been          * Use cold water for cooking and preparing baby formula.

    used for several hours, run water for 15-30 seconds to

    flush lead from interior plumbing or until it becomes

    cold or reaches a steady temperature before using it for          * Do not boil water to remove lead.

    drinking or cooking.

    * Look for alternative sources or treatment of water (such      * Re-test your water for lead periodically.

       as bottled water or water filters)                                                   * Identify and replace plumbing fixtures containing lead.

    For More Information

    Call us at (888) 377-7678. For more information on reducing lead exposure around your home and the health effects of lead, visit EPA’s Web site at www.epa.gov/lead, call the National Lead Information Center at 800-424-LEAD, or contact your health care provider.

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