Support Our Caregivers

Support Our Caregivers During COVID

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  • Gaylord Specialty Healthcare
    P.O. Box 400
    Wallingford, CT 06492
  • (203) 284-2881
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Discover how Gaylord's setting provides a restorative, healing environment for our patients and their families. For details and videos about specific programs see the individual program pages. 

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VISITOR UPDATE
A new Visitor Update went into effect on 9.29.20. See the details in this PDF Visitor Updates PDF 9.29.20
We continue to offer families/friends the opportunity to schedule a "window visit" with a patient. These visits are by appointment ONLY and must be prescheduled by families/friends. For more information, please call Lynn LoStocco at (203) 284-2767, Monday through Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

May 1, 2020: FLOWERS/PLANTS for PATIENTS
Please note that we are UNABLE to accept any flower or plant deliveries for our patients at this time. To protect the health of our patients and staff only vendors deemed essential are being allowed into the hospital. Unfortunately, floral/plant deliveries do not fall into this category. Thank you for understanding. 



During COVID-19...We Need Your Support More Than Ever

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Donate to our COVID RELIEF FUND

We are very grateful for your generosity to and support of the Gaylord community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of our COVID Relief Fund is provide the resources to purchase respirators, ventilators, Vapotherm units that provide heated humidifcation, vital personal protective equipment (PPE), and UV replacement bulbs that help with disinfecting. Meeting these important needs requires that we raise $100,000. A gift of $1,000 or more will put your name on our COIVD Hero wall. Use the button above or this link to donate online. 


ENCOURAGE OUR STAFF

We appreciate every member of the Gaylord staff and during this time we want to highlight their dedication to Gaylord and our patients. 

Send a Kudoboard note, video, GIF or photo to our caregivers/staff

We've created a digital board for loved ones and members of the community to share their support for our Gaylord caregivers and support staff. Visit Gaylord's Kudoboard to share your thanks, encouragement, or story with our healthcare heroes.


Charitable Donations

Thank you for your generosity and offers to donate personal protective equipment (PPE), or to provide charitable donations. Keeping staff, patients and families safe is critical during these unprecedented times.

We are deeply grateful.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused shortages of critical healthcare supplies. Gaylord is accepting donations, including the following items:

List updated: April 24, 2020

  • Disposable Gowns 
  • Disposable Gloves, especially in size XL and M, must be latex free
  • N95 respirator face masks 
  • Disposable procedure face masks  
  • Coveralls/scrubs 
  • Homemade surgical caps (instructions below)
  • Disinfection wipes and liquids, priority is for non-bleach wipes
  • Hand sanitizers 
  • Exergen Temporal Scan Thermometers (to scan staff for fever)
  • Webcams for telehealth
  • Bottled water/beverages for staff
  • Bagged snacks or individually wrapped cookies/snacks for staff
  • K-cups for Keurig coffee makers for staff breakrooms
  • We welcome food donations from organizations with a food inspection certificate, such as restaurants, catering businesses, and food trucks. If you are interested in catering food, please send an inquiry to [email protected] so a staff member can discuss it with you in more detail.

Items should be in original, unopened packaging.

To drop off your donations please either call: (203) 284-2881 or email: [email protected]

Gaylord staff who would like to coordinate third party donations may use this email as well

 


HOMEMADE SURGICAL CAPS

Homemade Surgical Cap Photo

Thank you to everyone for the outstanding response to making and donating facemasks. We are in good shape with homemade masks but we do have a significant need for home sewn surgical caps. If you are a sewer and able to shift to making caps, we can really use them. Ideally, each of our clinical staff should have two caps - one to wear while the other is being washed. Directions are below.

Making a Surgical Cap PDF

Video about how to make the cap - goes with PDF above

Dropping off  Homemade Surgical Caps

When you are ready to drop off your homemade surgical caps please either email us at: [email protected] or call: (203) 284-2881
 


FOOD & SNACK DONATIONS

If you would like to donate snacks for our staff they must be individually wrapped and from a store, etc. For example, we can accept small bags of chips, individually wrapped granoloa bars, cookies, candy bars, etc. We unfortuantely cannot accept homemade food or snacks. 

We welcome food donations from organizations with a food inspection certificate, such as restaurants, catering businesses, and food trucks. If you are interested in catering food, please send an inquiry to [email protected] so a staff member can discuss it with you in more detail.

Suggested food donations:

  • Bottled water/beverages
  • Bagged snacks or individually wrapped cookies/snacks in original unopened packaging
  • K-cups for Keurig coffee makers for staff breakrooms
  • Prearranged food from restaturants, catering businesses, food trucks

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