Trinity Homes lifts flu-related restrictions

With the cases of active flu among its residents winding down, Trinity Homes has lifted restrictions on visitation to the facility. Visitor restrictions went into effect Jan. 18 due to an increase in flu activity in the community, according to a press release.

“We’ve seen a decrease in influenza numbers in the community and here at Trinity Homes, which is why we’ve been able to lift the restrictions,” said Brenda Lokken, Director of Infection Control at Trinity Homes. “We continue to stress that people exhibiting any signs of cold or flu-like symptoms should avoid visiting the nursing home.”

Lokken said she and other staff continue to monitor flu activity at the long term care center and will reinstate restrictions if warranted to protect residents.

She said people should continue to clean their hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand cleaner; avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth; avoid close contact with people who are sick; practice good respiratory etiquette; and ask others to cover their mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing.