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COVID-19 Guidelines for Sunapee Cove Assisted Living

Beginning at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 15th, all assisted living facilities, long term care facilities, nursing facilities, residential care facilities . . . or any other similar facilities providing residential care to elderly or infirm patients, shall prohibit visitor access to reduce facility based transmission of COVID- 19. This prohibition shall not apply to medically necessary personnel, visitors for residents receiving end of life care, or visitors necessary to provide for a residents [sic] psychosocial needs as determined by a licensed medical care provider.

This directive supercedes what was earlier today issued by the Department, although we would encourage everyone to access the many fine communication and vetting tools provided by the Department.

The executive order applies to all facilities regulated by the state of New Hampshire.

Separately, CMS has followed the advice of AHCA/NCAL and restricted federally-regulated SNF visitations.  Please see attached.

As Brendan Williams stated today in a forum with Sen. Shaheen, our overriding life safety objective is to keep COVID-19 at bay as long as possible.  We recognize this will not be forever.  Brendan already asked an epidemiologist to intervene when a test was refused — despite MD advice — for a resident presenting with symptoms that may, or may not, be the virus.  Please let us know of any other such occurrences.

Separately, we are aware of the burden school closures can impose upon our workforce, where 92% of LNAs are women — many single moms.  We’ll be bringing these issues up to policymakers.

Click here for our general guidelines for entering our community at this time. 

Holiday Celebration 2019

In December, Sunapee Cove residents took a trip to view all of the marvelous holiday lights and decorations in neighboring towns. Assisted Living residents went the first night, stopping by Dunkin Donuts for some hot chocolate and donuts. The Memory Care residents were treated on the second night to ice cream cones from McDonalds. Guess it’s never too cold for a frozen treat!

HAPPY 111th BIRTHDAY HAZEL!

We couldn’t be happier to spend another year with the wonderful Hazel Nilson! Hazel has been a resident at Sunapee Cove since October of 2016, and we celebrated her 111th birthday with 111 cupcakes thanks to Lisa Fantasia and her team at Sweet Cakes and Treats of New London, NH. It was a great day in Sunapee Cove’s Great Room filled with songs from the Sunapee Singers and smiles all around!

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BRAND-NEW MEMORY CARE – NOW OPEN! – tour today!

Hazel was born two months before the Chicago Cub’s last World Series win. She grew up in walking distance from Wrigley Field when it opened in 1914. Two of the nation’s leading newspapers shared her wish for another Cubs ring with readers throughout the country. [Read more]

Vintage Car Show Makes the News

Thanks to the Yesteryears Car Club of the Upper Valley for your nostalgic display of antique autos and the wonderful memories it brought back for our delighted residents and visitors.

"Thank You" for All You Do!

On a recent visit, residents said thanks and even had a few stories to share with the fine men and women of the Sunapee Police & Fire Departments