At Landmark Recovery, we take our patient’s health and well-being seriously. We recognize the risk posed by COVID-19, and are taking necessary precautions to safeguard staff, patients, and visitors at our facilities. We pride ourselves on working closely with The Joint Commission and other regulating bodies so that our facilities are run at the highest of standards, which includes infectious disease protocols, sanitation standards and regular employee training.
This new policy is effective at every facility and our Executive Team is reviewing this policy monthly as new guidelines are issued. We will continue to run our facilities in Oklahoma, Indiana and Kentucky based on these strict standards of operation so that you and your loved ones can feel comfortable coming to us for addiction treatment.
In response to COVID-19, we have made some additional changes at our facilities including:
- Prevention Screening: Our Chief Medical Officer has created the Landmark Covid-19 Screening Tool which has been influenced by the CDC and general medical requirements for preventing infectious diseases. Trained Landmark staff are screening all staff, patients, and necessary visitors using this tool prior to anyone being permitted to enter the staff and patient facing areas of the facility. This screening tool includes questions about exposure and a temperature check, among other things.
- COVID-19 Testing: Landmark is testing all new patients for Covid-19 upon admission using a test approved by the CDC.
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): All staff, and visitors must wear facial coverings over the nose and mouth at all times while in the facility. Patients must wear facial coverings over the nose and mouth while in common areas until receiving a negative Covid-19 test result, unless eating, drinking, or bathing. After receiving the negative test result, staff encourage patients to wear facial coverings. While working in the facility, all staff are wearing appropriate PPE.
- COVID-19 Prevention Unit: We have sectioned off a limited amount of housing for residents who are new and still awaiting the results of their Covid-19 test. Residents will live in this prevention unit until they receive a negative COVID-19 test result, which usually takes about 72 hours. Once patients have been cleared by the COVID-19 screening and tested negative, they are moved to their permanent residence for the rest of their treatment stay. This allows Landmark to isolate any cases that may come in the doors as asymptomatic and discharge those individuals to an appropriate level of care, while not disrupting the flow of treatment for other patients. In the first 72 hours of treatment, all patients still receive the level of treatment they need, (i.e. detox, therapy sessions, nursing care, etc.).
It’s a top priority for our team to stay informed and flexible as this situation evolves. Addiction is a disease that does not wait or stop and therefore we will continue to provide life-saving treatment to those in need, responsibly and with sensitivity to the developing current events.
Thank you for trusting us with your loved ones as they work hard to overcome addiction.
If you have any questions about the precautions we are taking or your loved ones health, please reach out to our 24/7 call line 888-448-0302.