HCHC Addresses COVID-19 Regarding Visitation and Infection Control

PARIS, TN – At Henry County Healthcare Center & Plumley Rehab, we know many are concerned about the potential spread of COVID-19 and how that will impact our residents and patients.  Ensuring residents are cared for in a safe and healthy environment is our first priority.  At this time, we do not have any cases at our facility or in the community.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recommended a variety of steps that HCHC is implementing to help reduce the potential for the virus to enter our building.  First, we currently have one point of entry for all visitors which is the sliding glass doors at Plumley Rehab.  We are asking that visitation be limited to family members from the hours of 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. We also ask that you limit the number of visitors to two at a time.  The only exceptions to this are hospice family members and family members who can only come at night due to work.  All outside groups visiting and activities with outside groups have been canceled at this time.

Additionally, the staff at HCHC is currently taking temperatures of every person who enters the facility including staff members.  We are asking visitors when they come to our facility not to visit if they meet the following criteria:

  • Sick or have a fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, headache, muscle or joint pain.
  • If you have traveled to a location associated with COVID-19. If you are unsure, please visit the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) for more information. If you are unsure, please visit the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html for more information.
  • If you have had contact with a person known to be infected with COVID-19.

At HCHC, we understand that connecting with your loved ones is incredibly important, and there are a variety of other ways you might consider communicating with them. These may include telephone, email, text, video chat or social media.

If you have loved ones at HCHC, please make sure we have your most current, emergency contact information. We want to make sure we efficiently communicate with you should there be any new developments. Please reach out to Sean Taylor, LSW at 731-644-8930 or Sandra Ray, Administrator with your updated contact information.

PLEASE help prevent the spread of infection by exercising proper hand washing hygiene as well as coughing and sneezing etiquette. We offer hand washing and alcohol-based hand sanitizer stations throughout the building, which you are welcome to use. Please also avoid shaking hands and hugs with any individual. Again, if you are experiencing a cough, fever, sore throat, runny nose, and/or shortness of breath, please do not visit and let a staff member know immediately.

Henry County Healthcare Center is following the recommendations of the CDC on prevention steps, including following strict hand-washing procedures, and in many circumstances, wearing gowns and gloves when interacting with residents who present symptoms. We also are staying up to date with the CDC recommendations as they may continue to change. In addition, our facility is in close contact with the local and state health department, and we are following their guidance.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our facility.   We will direct you to a staff member who can talk with you regarding any concerns.  For additional information, please visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease information page.

How you can help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses such as Coronavirus:

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then discard in a trash.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

HCMC is making every effort to educate and inform the public on ways to remain healthy through our website and our social media outlets, including specifically rigorous and frequent handwashing.  Please check back often for updates including a section dedicated to COVID-19.

To learn more, go to our website at www.hcmc-tn.org or go to the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html

About Henry County Healthcare Center
Henry County Healthcare Center is a 136-bed facility providing skilled and intermediate care with an emphasis on rehabilitation services through the Plumley Rehabilitation Center located at 239 Hospital Circle in Paris. For more information: www.hcmc-tn.org.

About Henry County Medical Center

Located in Paris, TN, Henry County Medical Center is a progressive, integrated healthcare organization committed to serving the healthcare needs of Henry County and the adjoining region.  Including a 142-bed hospital and other facilities, the medical center provides a variety of outpatient services, as well as inpatient care. Additionally, HCMC owns and operates 8 provider clinics in various specialties.  Henry County Medical Center is a county-owned and operated nonprofit institution. For more information: www.hcmc-tn.org.