Blossom Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update November 13th 2020
Notice for Restricting All Visitors
Atrium is acutely aware that the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) is an escalating global health concern. Atrium is fully committed to maintaining all services critical to the welfare of our residents, their families and visitors to our facility. We continue to receive regular updates and advisories from public health agencies, understanding that information is ever-changing and evolving as more is learned about COVID-19. Older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease are at increased risk for developing a serious illness or even death if they become infected with COVID-19 or the influenza virus. Therefore, we are taking steps to reduce the potential for the spread of such infections, including increased frequency of cleaning with emphasis on highly touched areas, close monitoring of respiratory symptoms and visitor and staff screening.
As the number of positive COVID-19 cases have increased throughout the country, we continue to work hard to protect our patients and our employees from this virus. Until further notice we will be restricting all visitors and non-essential health personnel in our communities. We also are highly discouraging any leaves from our patients other than to the hospital. Recent CDC information has indicated that one of the ways that the virus has been spreading recently is from family gatherings. We do not want to put our patients or employees at any risk. We remain hopeful that this will be short lived and that a vaccine will be released in the near future.
Visitors will be allowed for certain compassionate care situations, such as an end-of-life situation. In those cases, visitors will be limited to a specific room. Please contact the administrator to make an appointment to enter the facility for compassionate care situations (e.g., end-of-life care). You will be required to perform hand hygiene and use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as facemasks. Decisions about visitation during an end of life situation will be made on a case by case basis. The process for each determination will include careful screening of each visitor (including clergy, bereavement counselors, etc.) for fever or respiratory symptoms. If you have symptoms of a respiratory infection (fever, cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat) you will not be permitted to enter the facility at any time (even in end-of-life situations). Please frequently perform hand hygiene and refrain from physical contact with residents and others while in the facility and wear your face mask at all times. Please practice social distances with no hand-shaking, hugging, and remaining six feet apart.
Visitors, and any individuals who enter the facility (e.g., hospice staff), need to monitor themselves for signs and symptoms of respiratory infection for at least 14 days after exiting the facility. If symptoms occur, please self-isolate at home, contact your healthcare provider, and immediately notify the facility of the date you were in the facility, the individuals you were in contact with, and the locations within the facility you visited.
We understand these circumstances may be inconvenient, but it is for everyone’s safety that we take these active steps to reduce the potential for the spread of infections to keep our residents, staff, and visitors safe. We encourage you to keep in touch with your loved one via phone or Skype. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the administrator of the facility and they will be happy to assist you. We hope that these restrictions will be short lived and will keep you updated as circumstances change. Be aware that you may receive more calls from the facility during this time so please make sure that your contact information has been updated.
For the most current information and guidance about COVID-19, please visit:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
2011 National Quality Award Winner
Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has been recognized as a 2011 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality National Quality Award presented by the American Health Care Association.
The National Quality Award Program is based on the core values and criteria of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Program.
Skilled Nursing Near Salem, Ohio
Rolling hills and eight acres of lush trees and natural vegetation set the nurturing and welcoming environment of Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Our 2011 National Quality Award winning community in Northern Columbia County, Ohio, just outside of Salem, thrives in a quality culture which is emulated through our staff members. We honor and respect each resident we serve while providing thoughtful and exceptional healthcare services in a safe, clean, and friendly environment.
Blossom is proud that our community serves as the residents’ home and a gathering place for family and friends. We boast a diverse selection of activities and events which appeal to our residents’ interests and hobbies. Through daily interactions, warm smiles, and kind words, our residents know our staff members care for them and about them.
Our Community Features
Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is an expansive single-floor, 100-bed community consisting of 42 semi-private and 16 private resident rooms distributed among four units. Our community is a modern design and features 5 dining rooms, 4 lounges, a chapel, conference room and a large therapy room.
Our Community Services
Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a dually certified community. Its professional nursing staff is proud of the exemplary services they deliver including intravenous therapy, wound care, oxygen therapy, and hospice services. The in-house physical, speech, occupational therapists treat both short-term intensive and long-term extensive care residents. Our restorative care compliments the therapies by affirming maximum physical improvement.
The Right Choice
Choosing the right nursing center can be a difficult decision for the potential resident and family. We understand the emotional process of placement and strive to help with the adjustment for both the resident and his or her family. In fact, many of our staff members have had relatives and friends choose our center because of our family atmosphere and quality nursing care services.
- Many long-term staff members
- Pleasant living environment
- Trained and dedicated staff
- Great community reputation and involvement
- Excellent location to visit
- Hospital and physician offices nearby
Our Commitment to Excellence
Our staff sets the standard for excellence in all departments and all services we provide. We believe that our goal is to create an environment which promotes independence and safety while focusing on improving the quality of life for each patient.
Excellence is measured in many ways including:
- Annual Department of Health surveys
- Many staff members who have had family and friends stay at the community for rehabilitation and extended stays
- Family, resident, and staff feedback on satisfaction and responsiveness
- The Atrium Advantage Customer Service program
- Staff members recognized for professional achievements in clinical and service excellence
- As measured by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Five-Star Rating
- Advancing Excellence