In an effort to comply with the newly implemented Arizona and Federal requirement of informing residents, responsible parties and families to the number of confirmed positive COVID-19 virus cases within Sapphire of Tucson Nursing and Rehabilitation, we will be updating this website on a regular basis.
Since March Sapphire of Tucson has put into place mitigation efforts guided by the Pima County Health Department, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Here are some of the efforts put in place: stopped all visitors coming into Sapphire of Tucson, requiring handwashing prior to entering the facility, temperature checks and signs and symptoms questionnaire for all individuals entering the facility, regular temperature checks and vital sign monitoring of all residents. We purchase FDA approved cleaning products, increased the frequency of cleaning, especially high touch areas, placed a moratorium on group activities, closed doors between units and hallways, consolidated units to maximize the efficient use of staff, encouraged residents to remain in their rooms, utilized disposable dining products for meals, residents who leave their rooms are given masks and educated on social distancing, resident's meal are served in their room. Residents and staff are educated on infection prevention and control (hand hygiene, mask usage, coughing and sneezing protocols). Universal face masking for staff – the different types and when to use each one, transmission based precautions for any resident with suspected, presumed or positive test, purchase of personal protective equipment in large quantities where ever we can (gowns, face shields, eye protection, gloves, masks (N95, KN95, and surgical) and sanitizer, we treat everyone – staff and resident – as if they are positive for COVID-19.
Sapphire of Tucson continues to update our policies and procedures, as appropriate, in response to COVID-19. The guidance offered by the CDC, ADHS and Pima County is constantly reviewed and put into action in so that we put into place best practices for our residents and staff. Additionally, we continue constant contact with the Pima County Health Department.
Please feel free to contact us at (520) 294-0005 for specific information about your loved one.
Walk into Sapphire and you’ll immediately notice the happy and smiling faces of our residents and staff!
Our residents are thriving in our atmosphere and our staff retention rate is something we are quite proud of and speaks volumes to our team spirit and level of collaboration.
We are proud to have achieved the highest possible ratings for patient care and quality measures.