Dear Governor Beshear

03-Apr-2020

Germantown, NY -

Dear Governor Beshear:

 

We will follow your lead and be succinct and direct.

 

The Carmelite System operates a nursing home in Kentucky, namely, Carmel Manor in Fort Thomas.   

 

The Carmelite Sisters of the Aged and Infirm have been caring for Kentucky elderly since 1929.  We are committed to partnering with the State to properly care for our elderly population and ensure the safety of our residents and staff.

 

Similar to hospitals, our nursing homes are also experiencing shortages in personal protective equipment.  We are working very diligently to secure our own PPE, however we are encountering significant challenges in receiving expedited delivery.

 

Please direct us on how we participate in the redistribution of PPE to the areas most in need.  

 

Our greatest needs are as follows:

 

  • Isolation Gowns: 750
  • Surgical Masks:  750
  • N95 Masks (Only for active COVID Patient Care):  100

 

We recognize that  as a Catholic Sponsored organization, we play a very important role in providing palliative care to the elderly as they confront this disease and deal with the progression of the symptoms.

 

Thanks to you and your team for your ongoing leadership as we all strive to maintain the life and dignity that we are all called to serve.

 

We remain in service to our community and those in need,

 

Patricia K Gathers,

Carmelite System COO

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