As the COVID-19 pandemic has continued across our state, we have worked diligently to care for those who call Martha Franks home. Extraordinary precautions have been in place and visiting restrictions have been implemented.
As the state of SC has continued to respond to the COVID situation, SC DHEC has begun testing all nursing home residents and staff members. The testing was completed at Martha Franks’ nursing facility on 5/21/20 with results indicating no resident or staff testing positive for the virus. Since then, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Residents as well as Staff Members have been tested routinely for the virus according to CMS and DHEC guidelines. Independent residents have also been tested as indicated. The testing has resulted in a few positive results. All residents and staff members who have tested positively have been quarantined as recommended by the CDC.
Resident and staff safety continues to be our top priority as we implement the recommendations of local and state health professionals to provide the best care. In addition to providing safety in healthcare, the Martha Franks staff have served as emotional and personal support for residents that recent visitation restrictions have not afforded resident's family members.
We remain thankful for God's provisions during this pandemic and continue to pray for the safety and well-being of our residents, family, and staff.