Letter from the Administrator

Happy September, Hurst Plaza Residents, Staff and Families!

Another month has come and gone, and what was once a drastic change is now becoming all too normal. I know everyone is eagerly searching for answers regarding when things will be back to our old normal. Unfortunately, I do not have all of those answers, but as each day passes, I will do everything I can to get them to you.

I know this year has been difficult. I know it’s not the year any of us expected. I don’t know when we will be able to have normal dining services. I don’t know when we can have group activities again. I don’t know when the Hurst Plaza we all know and love can be filled with our dear loved ones.

What I do know is that this facility is filled with staff dedicated to make the best of a bad situation. This facility is filled with a staff who will do whatever we can to make sure our residents get the care they deserve.

I have been extremely proud of the effort from all parts of our staff during this pandemic. No matter what has happened during the course of the past few months, our nurses, nurse aides, med aides, housekeepers, dietary staff, maintenance staff, activity staff and administrative staff have not wavered. We’ve been here adapting to anything that comes our way with one goal in mind: to care for our residents to the best of our ability.

We haven’t done everything right, and I’m sure there will be other challenges that come about. However, I know our staff will be here to support our residents.

Thank you for your patience with us while we get through this. The struggle of not seeing your loved ones as you are accustomed to seeing them is not lost on me. I understand how hard that is and the impact it has on everyone involved. We will strive to continue to come up with creative ways to keep you and your loved ones close while adhering to the guidelines laid out by Texas Health and Human Services.

With all of that being said, let’s look to the future and strive for the day where Hurst Plaza is the old normal, instead of the new normal we’ve become too used to. One day, that old normal will be back, and we will be here to celebrate with you.

David Collier, LNFA

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