Simply Helen

Mar 26, 2020

Yes, these are difficult and trying times, not only for our residents, community, state and country, but on a global scale. As I told our residents last week, “The world as we know it today – is changed.”

Moosehaven continues its efforts to combat the spread of COVID 19 and our COVID19 Task Force is meeting almost daily.

The precautions in place are difficult but necessary. Our greatest concern is the safety of our residents. We are following the guidelines of Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration, Florida Department of Health, Clay County Emergency Management Services, Center for Medicare and Medicaid and the mandates from Governor DeSantis.

Some family members and friends of residents are leaving care packages at our Security Gate for our staff to deliver to the resident. Others are mailing care packages. Please understand that our residents have all they need during this difficult time but the care packages give them something to look forward to and they are most grateful.

Our residents have been “troopers” during this lifestyle change and most have expressed their gratitude for our efforts in keeping them safe.

Others have said what a blessing it is to be at Moosehaven during a time like this. While people, especially seniors, who are not blessed enough to live in our Paradise, our Sanctuary, are out shopping from store to store to find items such as paper towels, toilet paper and other bare necessities, our residents simply “ask” for what they need…and it is provided to them.

Hats off to all of the Moosehaven staff for going that extra mile to ensure the safety and well being of our residents and to our Dining Services and Housekeeping staffs for stepping up and getting the job done in spite of a dramatically increased work load.

This is just another opportunity for us to count our blessings. Thank God for Mooseheart and Moosehaven! We also thank each and every Moose member for supporting the mission of taking care of our children and our seniors. What better time than this to give yourselves a pat on the back! Thank you, thank you, and thank you!

God Bless and stay safe!

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10