Bishop Deeley Blesses and Dedicates New St. André Health Care Memory Care Garden

As Belinda, a staff member at St. André Health Care, took a stroll through the new memory care garden with Norma, a St. André resident, a picture was worth a thousand words.

“Isn’t it beautiful?” asked Belinda as Norma looked from the beautifully paved sidewalk to the impressive gazebo with a smile that can be best described as ear to ear.

Smiles were in abundance on Friday, September 13, as Bishop Robert P. Deeley joined Senator Susan Collins, Biddeford Mayor Alan Casavant, donors, and hundreds of spectators during the dedication and blessing of the new memory care garden behind the St. André Health Care facility on Pool Street in Biddeford.

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Bishop Deeley Blesses Garden

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Ill visitors and healthcare personnel are the most likely sources of introduction of COVID-19 into a facility. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends aggressive visitor restrictions even before COVID-19 is identified in a community or facility.
Given the congregate nature and residents served (e.g., older adults often with underlying chronic medical conditions), nursing home populations are at the highest risk of being affected by COVID-19. These actions being taken are preventive measures at this time.
In addition, all of our employees are being screened daily for any exposure and symptoms.
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The only exception will be in compassionate cases where a resident in in his/her last stages of life on Palliative or Hospice Care and will be limited to the resident’s room only.

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last updated: March 14, 2020