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HEALTH ALERT: Important Coronavirus Update

HEALTH ALERT: Important Coronavirus Update

Latest Information on COVID-19 Precautions

Important Coronavirus Update

Inpatient Rehabilitation Program:

As of October 4, 2021, we are now allowing visitation for patients at Bluebonnet Rehabilitation Hospital from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., seven days a week. Each patient may have two visitors ages 18 years or older at a time both inside or outside.

Screening prior to entry is required. Visitors will be restricted from visiting, regardless of their vaccination status, if they have: current SARS-CoV-2 infection; symptoms of COVID-19; or prolonged close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone with SARS-CoV-2 infection in the prior 14 days or have otherwise met.

Children under the age of 18 are not allowed to visit inside or outside.

Visitors should wear well-fitting masks and physically distance from other healthcare personnel and other patients/visitors that are not part of their group at all times while on the TNC property.

Inpatient Post-Acute Brain Injury Program:

As of October 13, 2021, patients at the Tejas Post-Acute Brain Injury Program may have one visitor ages 18 years or older at a time Monday-Friday 4-6pm, or weekend visitation can be scheduled for a 2-hour time block: 11am-1pm,
1-3pm or 3-5pm.

Staff and visitors must wear masks at all times while inside the building regardless of vaccination status.

Two to three visitors may visit outside if socially distanced and masked.

All visitors must be screened first in Administration on Bluebonnet before visiting Tejas.

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

Trial therapeutic visits are permitted at this time if deemed medically and/or therapeutically necessary.

Visitors 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 is attached. If there are any questions, please discuss with the nurse on duty.

Please schedule weekend visits with Shondra, RN, Nurse Manager and/or Holly, Program Manager.

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. Please understand the circumstances around COVID-19 are ever changing. If there is a need for change, Shondra 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.

Everyone 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]

The safety of our patients and staff has always been and remains our top priority.

As the world continues to navigate the challenges presented by COVID-19, we realize that some people may have questions about coming to the facility even as they seek to address pressing health issues. Please note that we have implemented extraordinary measures and additional protocols to help ensure a safe and clean environment for our patients, physicians, staff and community. We are actively monitoring and responding to all recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and our local Health Authority.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all Americans 12 and older, with few exceptions, be vaccinated against the virus, and provides its latest guidance here. Please refer to your local Health Authority or pharmacy for information on community vaccination sites.

Thank you for entrusting your care to us. When you or your loved ones need services, know that we are … open, trusted and here to support you.

Facility Services and Programs

  • Our facility is fully operational. We are taking proactive steps to keep our patients and team members safe while serving the needs of our community. We are monitoring for the presence of any symptoms in patients and staff.
  • We are actively following and responding to all recommendations made by the CDC and our local regulatory and health authorities.
  • Community education programs typically offered by our facility may be suspended; please follow us on Facebook for event details.
  • 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.

Telehealth

Telehealth technology allows you to speak with a healthcare provider using a phone, tablet or computer from the comfort of your own home or other location of choice. Contact this facility to discuss your treatment options, including remote care.

Individuals Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms

If you develop a fever or cough or have difficulty breathing, or have had close contact with someone who has had a confirmed positive COVID-19 test result, please seek medical attention by calling your provider’s office or an Urgent Care Center.

If you need help deciding if you should seek medical care, access the CDC Coronavirus Self-Checker on the CDC COVID-19 Symptoms page by clicking on the Coronavirus Self-Checker button at the top of the page.

Prevention

The CDC recommends individuals and families follow everyday preventive measures including:

  • Getting a vaccine when it is made available to you.
  • Wearing a mask in indoor public places if you are unvaccinated and over 2 years old. Generally, masks are not needed outdoors, unless in crowded outdoor spaces in areas with high numbers of COVID-19 cases.
  • Social distancing – avoiding crowds and crowded spaces, avoiding handshaking and hugging, deliberately staying at least six feet away from other people, and replacing in-person visits with remote check-ins using technology.
  • Stay home and away from others when you are sick with any respiratory disease symptoms.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 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.

Additional Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) →

CDC Coronavirus Self-Checker →