Anchorage Healthcare Center to open COVID-19 recovery and rehabilitation unit
SALISBURY, Md. – The Peninsula Regional Health System announced on Wednesday that Anchorage Healthcare in Salisbury will be opening a dedicated 25-bed COVID-19 recovery and rehabilitation unit.
The unit will have its own highly trained volunteer team to provide skilled nursing care for coronavirus patients who are not yet able to safely stay at home or care for themselves. This could include patients requiring IV treatments, antibiotics, and respiratory support. In addition, the physical therapy component is equally as important, as it is designed to help patients resume the normal activities of daily life such as feeding themselves, getting up and down stairs, and in and out of their vehicles.
A lot of extra work went into designing the unit, including a double plastic wall installed at the entrance with all edges sealed. A decontamination area was established for carts, trays, and equipment coming off of the unit. A changing area was also set up for the team to get into their personal protective equipment, which is being kept in the isolation unit.
The center is anticipated to open this Friday, April 10th.