“Many of the larger area facilities such as Plymouth Harbor and Village on the Isles have banded together and created a consortium of different long-term senior care facilities. They’ve come to support one another and share best practices, said Harry E. Hobson, President/CEO of Plymouth Harbor.”

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Plymouth Harbor on Sarasota Bay President/CEO Harry Hobson, left, receives a wristband from Tammara Williams, CNA, as he arrived to work on Friday.

A message from Plymouth Harbor

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced an executive order Wednesday afternoon, March 11. The order restricts visitors from nursing homes and assisted living facilities for a period of two weeks after they: Show symptoms of any respiratory infection or are sick, travel internationally, have been aboard a cruise ship, visited an area with community spread of the virus or live in an area with community spread.

The Department of Health (DOH) began visiting all skilled nursing facilities this week. Our Smith Care Center was inspected on Tuesday, March 10, with the focus on reviewing infection control procedures and outcomes and what procedures we have in place to screen residents, visitors and staff for the potential infectious disease. The Surveyor found no deficiencies at Plymouth Harbor and noted he was impressed by procedures and communications we had in place.

In addition, our Seaside Assisted Living and Starr Memory Care Residence also received a visit from DOH. They were also complemented on the procedures they had in place for infection control.