A letter from the Director

Hello,

We at Chesapeake Life Center/Hospice of the Chesapeake are carefully monitoring the unfolding of COVID-19 around the country, the world, and in our local community. We have implemented the recommended practices, including careful hand washing, disinfecting high traffic areas, making hand sanitizer easily available, keeping social distance and screening those who enter the office. We have cancelled our larger events scheduled in March.

At this time, we continue to see individual and family clients in counseling and to convene our support groups (which are usually under 15 people) keeping to the above-mentioned practices.

We ask that you join with us in being mindful of how you are feeling and to cancel your appointment or avoid coming to group if you feel ill or have been exposed to someone who is ill, especially if you have possibly been exposed to COVD-19. If you are over the age of 60, this is especially important.  Should you choose to visit, as we have determined you as an essential visitor, please know and be prepared that we will be screening visitors at the door for travel advisories, visitors in the home, and virus symptoms as well as asking for contact information should we need to reach you.

Know that your health and well-being is important to us, and we are working hard to maintain the balance of reducing exposure and recognizing the importance of not being isolated when you are grieving. Thank you for your understanding and for taking care of yourselves through this challenging situation.

If we should need to cancel support groups, we will let you know via this same email and it will be posted on the CLC website. If you are unsure of whether you should come in or if a group is being held, please feel free to call us during business hours of 8 and to 4:30 pm and we will be happy to talk it through with you.

Warmly,

 

Susan M. Coale, LCSW-C
Director, Chesapeake Life Center at Hospice of the Chesapeake