Executive Director at Dwyer Home talks to Patriot Ledger about the Omicron variant
Ken Strong, Executive Director of The Dwyer Home – skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility at Fairing Way – recently spoke with the Patriot Ledger around the latest variant omicron and what the state has (or has not) instituted in terms of restrictions across the state at nursing home facilities.
Strong said facilities can’t check the vaccination status of visitors, which he said worries him. His biggest fear, however, is a potential lack of staffing as workers go out sick. Workers in elder care facilities are required by the state to be vaccinated, but the state has had thousands of breakthrough cases over the past week.
“Staffing is what keeps me up at night,” Strong said.