August 31, 2020
We are now green and no one at this time is positive in the building. We remain in response mode.
August 18, 2020
As the facility has been reporting, the facility continues to conduct weekly testing of both residents and staff. The facility has been made aware that one additional resident tested positive for Covid19. The resident is being cared for in isolation. Results show no employees have tested positive during this testing cycle. The facility continues to implement all infection protocols as well as work with Public Health as the safety and well being of the residents and staff are the top priority.
August 10, 2020
Since our last update on August 3, 2020, we are pleased to report that there have been no new developments of COVID-19 cases at the facility as to residents and staff. The facility is working jointly with Public Health to stop the further spread of COVID-19 inside the facility. The facility continues to implement safety and infection control measures to ensure the well-being of both residents and staff.
August 4, 2020
As previously reported, the facility will continue to be in rapid response testing mode until the stopping of the spread of Covid19 can be achieved. With the last round of testing, an additional 8 residents have tested positive for COVID-19. Some residents were transferred to the acute care hospital while others are being cared for and monitored at the facility. The facility continues to work collaboratively with Public Health in dealing with COVID-19.
July 31, 2020
Since the last update from Professional Post Acute, there have been no new cases of COVID-19 from either the residents or staff of the facility other than what has been previously reported. The positive residents are being kept in isolation in the red zone. They are being monitored and assessed by the staff. For the staff members that tested positive, they are under quarantine at home. The facility continues to implement all safety precautions. The facility is working hard to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the building.
July 27, 2020
The facility is continuing to receive the test results of both residents and staff. The facility has been notified that 8 more residents have tested positive for COVID-19. The residents are being monitored while being kept in isolation. The facility continues to collaborate with Public Health. The priority remains the safety and well being of its residents and staff.
July 26, 2020
The facility continues to receive results from its mass testing. 12 additional residents have tested positive. They are being kept in isolation and monitored by the facility staff. Public Health has been made aware and is working with and assisting the facility to curb the spread. The facility’s top priority remains the safety and health of its residents and staff.
July 24, 2020
As we have been updating all week, the facility is continuing to receive test results from its facility-wide testing for its residents and employees. The facility has now learned that an additional employee and 12 residents have tested positive for COVID-19. The positive residents have been moved to the COVID unit and kept in isolation. The employee is home resting and in quarantine. The facility has notified Public Health and is working jointly to stop the spread further. The health and well-being of both residents and staff are the facility’s top priority. The facility also continues to be transparent and to keep the lines of communication open.
July 23, 2020
The priority of the facility is the well-being of our residents and staff. As such, the facility continues to implement all the safety and infection control protocols. The facility will continue to conduct weekly testing until Covid19 can be stopped in the building. Currently, as test results come into the facility, an additional employee has been identified with COVID-19. The employee is currently under quarantine.
July 22, 2020
The facility continues to receive test results from its most recent facility-wide testing of residents and staff. Based on the results received, 3 additional employees have tested positive for COVID-19. They are resting at home and under quarantine. No further residents have tested positive for COVID-19. The facility continues to work with Public Health in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. All infection control protocols remain in place. Residents are being cohorted accordingly. The facility will continue with rapid response testing as the safety and well-being of the residents and staff remain the top priority of the facility.
July 21, 2020
Currently, the facility is continuing to receive additional test results from its recent facility-wide testing of residents and staff alike. No additional employees have tested positive for COVID-19. 10 additional residents have tested positive. They are being kept in isolation and cohorted in the red zone. Public Health has been updated on a daily basis. Currently, there are no recommendations by Public Health other than to continue with the safety and infection protocols. The facility will continue to conduct rapid response testing on a weekly basis until COVID-19 can be stopped at the facility.
July 20, 2020
As the facility is continuing to receive the facility-wide test results of both residents and staff, today, the facility was made aware that 1 additional resident and 3 employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The resident is being regularly monitored. The 3 employees are home resting and under quarantine. Public Health has been made aware. Safety protocols continue to be implemented.
July 19, 2020
As you are aware, the facility recently conducted facility-wide testing. Accordingly, the facility is continuing to receive test results. Based on data the facility received today, an additional 13 residents have tested positive. Those residents have now been moved to the red zone. All necessary precautions and care are being provided. The facility continues to be in contact with Public Health. More updates will be provided as they become available.
July 18, 2020, 3:47 pm
The facility recently conducted facility-wide testing of both residents and staff. The facility has now been notified that 17 residents have tested positive for COVID-19. The facility has been in communication with Public Health. The residents have been cohorted in the proper zones. All safety precautions are in place. The residents are continuing to be monitored. The facility will provide further updates as they become available.
Our utmost concern is for the health and well-being of each of our patients and to ensure our staff is healthy and able to continue to care for patients.
We continue to take cautionary measures and follow CDC guidelines. We are also receiving information from state and local officials. In accordance with those recommendations, only staff, essential vendors, and compassionate hospice care visits are permitted.
The measures we are currently taking at this time unless CDC or state and local officials instruct otherwise:
- Protection with our workforce includes:
- Screening employees, residents, and compassionate hospice care visitors for symptoms of acute respiratory illness (fever, cough, difficulty breathing)
- Sick leave policies are non-punitive and flexible
- Encouraging sick employees to stay home and call in replacement staff
- Training and ensuring proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Verifying an inventory of PPE
- Protection with our residents includes:
- Separating residents who show respiratory symptoms away from others
- Postponing field trips and activities outside the facility
- Having activities that allow residents to maintain safe distances from others
- Allowing for in-room dining to reduce the risk of spreading disease
- Increasing cleaning in common areas (therapy rehabilitation area, dining area, activity area, lobby area, etc.)
- Unfortunately, family members are not allowed to do laundry for any patients at this time.
- Food cannot be brought from home and dropped off at the facility. However, GrubHub, UberEats or other professional food delivery services will be accepted.
- Protection of all essential visitors, vendors, and deliveries includes:
- Increasing monitoring or screening of visitors for respiratory symptoms
- Limiting touching and social greeting
- Only allowing essential visitors and vendors to enter the building
- Encouraging family and friends to reach out socially (phone call, video conferencing) to residents to help with feelings of loneliness and isolation during this time.
We appreciate the confidence and trust you have in us to care for family members. We will keep you informed as we navigate this ongoing situation.
Professional Post-Acute Center