The Pines Retirement Home has confirmed that it has suspended all visits as several of the people it cares for have been afflicted by the COVID-19 virus.
In a statement, the facility said, “For the safety of our residents and staff, The Pines Retirement Home Board of Directors and Management have suspended visits from the general public, including residents’ family members, until further notice. Thank you for your patience with us during this coronavirus pandemic.”
This outbreak among the particularly vulnerable residents of the care home comes as Cayman continues to experience a wave of COVID-19 cases averaging well over new 150 cases daily.
The Cayman Islands Health Services Agency (HSA) is working closely with the management of the facility in adopting the various protocols and safety measures to contain the outbreak and ensure the best outcome for those in its care, the staff and their families.
The Pines Retirement Home is a non-profit charitable organization established to provide residential accommodation for the elderly, primarily to meet the needs of independent elderly citizens during their retirement.
On its website, it states that over time the emphasis has moved to the provision of nursing care in response to the needs of the community and the high care requirements of many of its residents.
The facility is housed in a two-two-storey building that can accommodate 50 residents.