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May 2021 COVID UPDATE

This chart was done by AHCA, a national association of Senior Health Care.  What it shows is the dramatic decline of cases in both staff and resident infections in Nursing Homes of the COVID-19 virus.  Our programs are working.  We are winning the war against this virus.  We (collectively) still have some work to do – VACCINATION, and continuing to adhere to CDC Infection Control Protocols to reduce the spread of the virus, but we are winning.  This is good news for all of us.  It has been a hard road for all us… Continue reading

COVID-19 Update April 2021

Dear Residents, Family Members, and Employees,

As of today there are three (3) different COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccines.  Our Nursing Home had three (3) Government sponsored COVID Vaccine Clinics.  Unfortunately those are done but the work continues on the vaccination front.  The vaccine is working at protecting residents and everyone at a greater loss of death and severe symptoms of this virus.  The graph below starts at 5/31/2020 and continues through 3/7/2021 and we can see the dramatically positive effect.

We have advocated the State for several things regarding vaccines:

COVID-19 Update February/March 2021

Dear Residents, Family Members, and Employees,

As I am sure you have heard, the FDA completed their review of two of the COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccines (and a third one coming soon) and the process started to get people vaccinated in late December and will continue through March in Long Term Care facilities.

If you have not had a discussion about vaccination: residents/ family members please call the Administrator or Director of Nursing; employees should discuss with Human Resources or the Administrator.

We are fortunate that the Federal and State Government have recognized that Long Term Care has been disproportionately affected… Continue reading

Covid-19 Facility Update December 2020 / January 2021

Dear Residents, Family Members, and Employees,

We hope your Holidays – although maybe spent differently were still Happy and Cheerful ones!

As I am sure you have heard, the FDA has completed their review of two of the COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccines and the process has started to get people vaccinated in late December and will continue through January and the next couple of months.

We are fortunate that the Federal and State Government have recognized that Long Term Care has been disproportionately affected by this virus and they have targeted employees in health care and residents in Long Term Care… Continue reading

Covid-19 Update December 2020

Dear Residents, Family Members and & Staff, The Holiday Season is upon us and it looks and feels different AND IT SHOULD. This year’s Holiday cannot be celebrated as we normally have – all of us have to adjust.  That means no large gatherings; limited interactions with non-household people; masking; and social distancing.  There is positive news on the vaccine front and hopefully residents in Nursing Homes and our Staff will be one of the firsts to receive this vaccine. Up until October, all of us in the Midwest have had a slowing effect of the COVID virus… Continue reading

COVID-19 Update October/November 2020

Dear Residents, Family Members and & Staff,

All of us in the Midwest have had a slowing effect of the COVID virus over the last few months including our home.  Our lives had moved to what we have been calling “our new normal.” Across Illinois and Indiana we had seen a “settling down” if you will, in COVID cases in Nursing Homes.  Our facility has progressed through any outbreaks, if we had one, and all things considered we are back on track to moving closer and closer to again the new normal of our facility’s operations. HOWEVER… Continue reading

Covid-19 Facility Update – September 2020

Dear Residents, Family Members and & Staff,

This will be a shorter update than previous ones.

COVID is currently a stable environment for our facility.  Right now the concern of COVID spread is in the community at large.  We continue to live and work in our facility in our “new normal” of operations.

We continue to keep a watchful eye on the “next season” of the pandemic– and thinking and planning on how can we reduce, if we can, any impact on our residents.  The next season looks likely to be worse as it is predicted to… Continue reading

Covid-19 Update August 2020

Dear Residents, Family Members and & Staff,

Our lives have moved to what we have been calling “our new normal.” Across Illinois and Indiana we have seen a “settling down” if you will in COVID cases in Nursing Homes.  Our facility has progressed through any outbreaks, if we had one, and all things considered we are back on track to moving closer and closer to again the new normal of our facility’s operations.

It goes without saying, but we will, so many lives were cut short with the advent of this virus and the Nursing Home population was among… Continue reading

Covid-19 Facility Update – July 2020

Dear Residents, Family Members and & Staff,

Welcome to the July COVID update.

We are very pleased to inform all of our residents, family members, and staff that COVID-19 has been or is very close to being eradicated in our facility.  Through the tireless efforts of our team, assisted by the County and State Departments of Public Health, as well as the CDC, and CMS guidance we have moved a significant amount of COVID-19 positive residents to RECOVERY STATUS.  As they say “it takes a village” and it did- but we stand tall and proud of our accomplishments.… Continue reading

Covid-19 Facility Update – June 2020

Dear Residents, Family Members and & Staff,

In the US and particularly in our area we have been facing the COVID-19 Pandemic for three months.  We have seen the numbers of deaths that have faced our Nation, now over 100,000 lives have been lost to this virus.  And read any newspaper or watch any newscast and you will find Nursing Homes have been one of the hardest hit population.

Why you might ask? The first answer to the question is what comes to mind most often – nursing home residents are often already sick either with multiple diagnoses… Continue reading