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HEALTH ALERT: Important Coronavirus Update

HEALTH ALERT: Important Coronavirus Update

HEALTH ALERT

Important Coronavirus Update

Inpatient Rehabilitation Program:

As of March 25, 2021, we are now allowing visitation for patients at Bluebonnet Rehabilitation Hospital 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., seven days a week. Each patient may only have one visitor at a time.

The screener will screen the visitors with the screening questionnaire and temperature check and give the visitor a wristband showing they have been screened.

Visitors must wear a mask at all times.

Inpatient Post-Acute Brain Injury Program:

As of March 25, 2021, we resumed visitation at our Tejas Post-Acute Brain Injury Program.

A resident is eligible for essential caregiver visits upon admission.

Two family members or friends will be selected to visit as “essential caregivers,” but only one may visit at a time. These individuals will remain the assigned visitors’ throughout the resident’s stay and must be at least 18 years old.

Masks must be worn at all times.

During a visit, the resident and family member must stay in the resident’s room or outside at all times.  If a staff member is needed, please use the call light.

The essential caregivers must self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms and should not visit if they have any signs or symptoms of COVID-19, or an active COVID-19 infection.

Training on hand hygiene, personal protective equipment usage and infection control measures and cough/sneeze etiquette will be provided. If there are any questions, please discuss with the nurse on duty.

Face-to-face visitation is available with an appointment:

  • 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
  • 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays or Sundays

Jessica, RN, Program Manager and/or Holly, Therapy Manager, will schedule visits at the time of admission and throughout the resident’s stay.

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. Please understand the circumstances around COVID-19 are ever changing, and if there is a need for change, Jessica or Holly will be in touch with you.

Outpatient:

The Bluebonnet Medical Rehabilitation Outpatient Clinic is open to full capacity. We continue to offer tele-therapy services if the patient prefers this option.

Visitors are still not permitted in the Outpatient Clinic, unless a caregiver has to be with the patient for assistance and/or training with the therapist.

All individuals entering the Outpatient Clinic will be screened, which will include a temperature check and completion of a screening questionnaire. All patients are required to wear a mask.

We thank everyone for their patience and understanding at this time as we do everything we can to keep everyone safe. We look forward to treating your patients again!

If you have questions, please call: 512-472-6790
Please fax or email referrals to: 512-462-6791 or [email protected]

As leaders in healthcare, we are making every effort to keep everyone – patients and staff – safe and healthy.  We are closely monitoring information provided by key government, regulatory and local entities. If you develop a fever or cough or have difficulty breathing, or have had close contact with someone who has had a presumptive positive or confirmed COVID-19 test result, please seek medical attention. For more information regarding the coronavirus, learn more from the CDC website.

Facility Services and Programs

  • Our facility is fully operational. We are monitoring for symptoms in patients and staff. We are taking proactive steps to keep our patients and team members safe while serving the needs of our community. We are actively monitoring and responding to all recommendations made by the CDC and our local regulatory and health authorities.
  • Community education programs may be cancelled/postponed; please see event details and follow us on Facebook for updates.
  • We have implemented additional training for all employees on handwashing and hand sanitization, and strict employee and client compliance with washing/sanitizing hands thoroughly and often.
  • We have increased the frequency of the required cleaning and sanitization of our facility, including intake rooms, surfaces and common areas.

Prevention

The CDC recommends individuals and families follow everyday preventive measures:

  • Wear a mask to protect yourself and those around you.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; especially after using the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60–95% alcohol.
  • Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.
  • Stay home when you are sick with respiratory disease symptoms.

Thank you for your cooperation and for being an advocate for the health of your loved ones and all patients in our care.