In The Press

Here’s what our community has to say.

We at The Open Arms House want you to be informed about the steps we are taking during the novel coronavirus pandemic. First, the health and well-being of your family members are and will remain, our top priority.

Second, we have implemented an aggressive response to care and protect residents and staff from COVID-19. Our leadership is in close, frequent contact with state and local public health departments and resources from the CDC to stay up to date on how to prevent and manage the spread of this illness.

These reinforced infection prevention and control measures have altered the normal operations at The Open Arms House. We are restricting all visitors except for those whose loved one is at the end of life. We are screening all employees and visitors at the entrance of the home for any symptoms that may be suspicious for COVID-19.

The facility is prompting staff and teaching our residents and their families, CDC endorsed handwashing and hand hygiene routines, proper respiratory etiquette and the importance of social (physical) distancing.

It’s important for us to minimize the impact of the current situation on our residents and we understand that connecting with family members is incredibly important to them. With patience, infection control, and kindness The Open Arms House will be a part of defeating COVID-19. Thank you for trusting us with the significant responsibility of keeping your family and loved ones safe.

Joe Brown

Open Arms House was such a gift to my family during an intense and painful time. I was mourning the imminent loss of my dad and carrying the weight of responsibility to make all of the decisions. Sabrina and the care workers were a true answer to prayer. They were...

Cheri Barnes

Our 81-year-old mother had been struggling with dementia and early Alzheimer’s when she became ill with pneumonia in January 2020. As time went on in her recovery, we knew her mental health was declining rapidly. After multiple difficult conversations our family...

Suzy Plummer

I wanted to again thank Sabrina and the entire group of caregivers at Ruth Wood Open Arms house for taking such amazing care of my mom over the last few months. She has received outstanding care and the entire staff have become like extended family. It will be...

Susan Paggi

It was our great honor to have spent time in your wonderful facility. Although our loved one’s time there was very short, I could not have envisioned anything better for an end of life experience. You and your staff provided everything we needed in the way of a...

Debbie Jacobs

Thank you again for everything. I know I made a good decision in placing my beloved father in your care. I’m glad his last days were in a peaceful quiet place.

Pam Akin

“My Mother’s stay at The Open Arms House was for 2 short months but in that time, we spent what felt like an eternity of love, laughter, tears, deep conversations, and sad goodbyes. We owe a debt of gratitude and thankfulness to each of the Staff, Board of Directors...