A Message From Our Executive Director

The health and wellness of the people who live and work at McKnight Place Assisted Living & Memory Care remains our number one priority.

McKnight Place continues to take extensive precautionary measures to protect our vulnerable residents by implementing further modifications to help safeguard the safety of our residents and staff. We are collaborating with our Medical Director, Dr. Kaiser, as well as the appropriate authorities and experts, to ensure we are doing everything we can.

The steps we are taking in our community are based upon the guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)St. Louis County Department of Health and Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services (DHSS). To avoid exposure to the virus, health officials recommend that people over the age of 60 with weakened immune systems or health conditions remain at home, away from large groups and public places.

We have posted signage urging guests not to visit if they are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 – even if you think it is just a cold. For residents, we will continue to check temperatures on a regular basis.

Outlined below are reminders for both visitors coming in to the building and residents leaving the building.

Visitors Coming in to McKnight Place:

  • Do not visit if you are sick or not feeling well – even if you think it is just a cold.
  • Masks are strongly encouraged. The receptionist can provide you with a mask upon entry,
    if needed.
  • Practice proper hand hygiene frequently and social distance whenever possible.
  • Respect the space of other residents. 

Residents Going Out:

  • Masks are strongly encouraged, and can be picked up at the front desk.
  • Practice proper hand hygiene frequently and social distance whenever possible.
  • Utilize well-ventilated venues for gatherings or outings.

We want to thank you again for your support as we work through this together. In the meantime, please remember to wash your hands frequently and practice social distancing.

– Laura Ritthamel, Executive Director at McKnight Place Assisted Living & Memory Care

Screenshot of Dr. David Carr sitting at his desk.
A message from Dr. David Carr, Medical Director at Parc Provence (a sister community of McKnight Place) and Clinical Director of the Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Science at Washington University, regarding COVID-19 symptoms and hygiene techniques.

Please note that all statements and recommendations could change as the government agency recommendations change.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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