Alzheimer’s Outreach Center ready to open new facility
(ALBANY, GA) – For the Alzheimer’s Outreach Center in Albany, they’re about to take a major step forward in getting back on their feet.
Because they’re getting set to open the doors of their new facility.
“Now we’re ready to go. We were not ready, we closed down initially on March 13th. And we weren’t ready to re-open until recently. So we got our license renewal last Friday, and we will be re-opening on December 7th,” says Executive Director, Nancy Goode.
The organization’s original building was destroyed in the wake of Hurricane Michael in 2018.
While the COVID-19 pandemic did create a small setback, they’re looking forward to welcoming their seniors back in to their doors.
Goode tells us, “We maintained contact with all of our participants and their families to make sure their caregivers were getting what they needed in order to take care of their care recipients, because they had nowhere to take them during the height of the pandemic.”
With a large group of senior citizens entering a shared space during the course of the day, concerns over health and safety are being addressed.
As the Alzheimer’s Outreach Center is taking the sanitation of the new facility very seriously.
“Each morning when they come in, their hands will be sanitized, their temperature will be taken, and they’ll be asked screening questions. If anyone has a fever, we won’t let them come in and urge the caregiver to take them to a doctor,” says Goode.
For more information, you can contact the Alzheimer’s Outreach Center at (229) 888-6555.