Covid update

COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

Covid update

We are so excited to announce that we are still in Phase II. That means we can allow the beautician to come back in. We know all the residents are wanting a haircut. The beautician will try to get the haircuts done as quickly as possible. She is able to do haircuts and colors, but not perms at this time. She is having a hard time getting perm solution, but will resume perms as soon as she can get the supplies she needs. She will be coming in two days/week to start, and then can free up more time in her schedule. All the residents are very excited about this!!!

We are also allowing visits at this time, and it has been going very well. As a reminder, we are scheduling the visits to accommodate for adequate social distancing. The Residents have been so happy to see all of you, and so have the staff. We know this has been a very difficult time, and we appreciate all of your patience and support.

If you have any questions please call me at 309-435-0100, ext 101.

Thank you,

Jessica Moody, Administrator

New visitation guidelines

We are very excited to announce that we have been given the go ahead to move into phase 2. What does this mean for you and our residents…indoor visits!!! There are still many guidelines we have to follow to guarantee the safety of our residents and staff. These will include:

  • Visitors must be at least 18 years old
  • only two visitors from the same household may visit at the same time
  • Each person visiting must be screened upon entry, please do not visit if you are not feeling well
  • Masks must be worn by visitors and residents, and 6 feet social distancing must be observed, sorry – no hugging/kissing
  • Visits will be done in half hour increments on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9am to 10:15am and 1pm to 3pm. We know this doesn’t seem like a long time, we may change the timeframes, but for now we would like to allow everyone the ability to safely visit their loved ones. We want to start slow, to keep residents and staff safe
  • Visitation will be done in the front lobby, so that intermittent observation can be maintained by the office staff
  • Please be on time for your visits, as we need to disinfect between visits
  • There will be multiple visits occurring at the same time
  • Anyone on isolation/quarantine due to new admission, readmission, or infection will not be allowed visits until their isolation period has passed
  • Visits must be scheduled

If you would like to set up a visit please call the facility at 309-435-0100 ext 104, 106, or 113.

Thank you,

Chelle Haley, DON and Jessica Moody, Administrator

Covid update

We are happy to announce, we still have no staff or Residents with Covid. There are a handful of residents that still need their second vaccine, all other Residents have received both doses of the vaccination. Many staff have received both doses, and many staff have had the first dose. We are very excited we have been able to keep the Residents and staff safe throughout this pandemic.

On Monday, if the positivity rate stays as it is, we will enter phase II. If we enter phase II it will loosen some of the Covid restrictions. We will update you as soon as we know if we are in phase II, and how we are implementing the changes. The management team has been discussing the best way to safely move forward. Please call me if you have any questions, at 309-435-0100, ext 101.

Thank you,

Jessica Moody, Administrator

Great news

We are still free from Covid! We have no positive residents or staff. Every resident has had at least one dose of the vaccine. Most residents have had their second dose. We have several staff that have had both doses, and many more that have had the first dose. We are doing very well, and very thankful to our residents, staff, and families/friends helping to keep all of us healthy.

We are currently in phase I. It does not change things very much. The one change is up to 10 residents that need assistance with eating, can eat in the dining room. If we remain at the same positivity rate in the community, and there are no new cases in the building we can move into phase II on February 15th. I will update you all next Friday about the change in phases as we continue to evaluate the numbers. We continue to be in close contact with the Mercer County Health Department, and the Illinois Department of Public Health. As always, if you have any questions please call me at 309-435-0100, ext 101.

Sincerely,

Jessica Moody, Administrator

Corona Virus Update

We continue to have no cases of Corona Virus in the facility. We received our second vaccination yesterday. For some residents and staff it was the first dose, but the majority of us, it was our second. Today, there are some reports of staff feeling mildly ill, which we contribute to the vaccine. It actually means the vaccine is working, so that’s a good sign. We have not heard of any residents feeling unwell, but we will continue to monitor.

We are very hopefully we are moving in the right direction, and can get back to normal soon. I am waiting on clarification as to when we can move into the next phase of mitigation at the facility. Nursing home rules are different than community rules. If anyone has any questions please feel free to contact me.

Thank you,

Jessica Moody, Administrator

Covid update

We are very happy to announce, we still have no Covid in the building. This includes staff and residents. We have our second vaccine clinic on the 28th. Our region is now in Tier 1. For long term care, the tiers do not change until 14 days after the community enters a new tier. We are waiting for guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health as to when we can enter tier 1. If the community stays at the same positivity rate, and hospital capacity remains the same during these 14 days we will be able to move tiers.

We are also waiting for guidance as to what will change after the facility is completely vaccinated. We had a high number of residents and staff choose to be vaccinated. For some staff, and any new admission that were not previously vaccinated, the 28th will be the first dose, and they will get the second dose in February. We appreciate all your continued support and patience during this pandemic. I apologize we cannot give you concrete answers as to what will change, but the simple truth is we do not know yet. We continue to follow all Illinois Department of Public Health, and Mercer County Health Department guidelines. As things change, we will keep you updated.

I know a lot of residents and families are asking about haircuts. Unfortunately, under Tier 3 mitigation, we cannot have anyone come in and do haircuts. We are hopeful that will change after vaccination, but again, we have no clear guidance. We are very hopeful things will go back to normal soon. We want the residents to go back to their normal busy routine, and to open the doors for visitors. As soon as it’s safe, and the state allows us to do so, we will roll out the red carpet.

If you have any questions please call me at 309-435-0100, ext 101.

Thank you,

Jessica Moody, Administrator

Covid update

We continue to have no Covid in the building. We have no residents with Covid. We also have no staff with Covid, and no staff in quarantine for Covid. We are very pleased with how well the staff and residents are doing keeping everyone safe. We also appreciate all the families and loved ones helping to keep us safe.

Our second vaccination is January 28th. The Mercer County Health Department has also been working with us to vaccinate any staff unable to make it to one of the in-house vaccination clinics. We continue to work with Health Department and Illinois Department of Public Health to ensure we are following all appropriate precautions. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions. I can be reached at 309-435-0100, ext 101.

Thank you,

Jessica Moody, Administrator

Great news

We are so happy to announce we still have no cases of Covid in the building. There are no residents or staff with any symptoms, and no staff on quarantine.

We also got our first dose of the Covid vaccine today. All of the residents, with the exception of one, received the Covid vaccine today. There were many staff that also received the first dose today. We were given the Pfizer vaccine. The next dose will be given on January 28th. There is a third clinic date set up to catch up anyone who missed the first and/or second dose. We are very hopeful this will allow us to go back to normal in the near future, but we have not been given any clear direction.

Thank you for all your help keeping the Residents and staff safe. If you have any questions please feel free to call me at 309-435-0100, ext. 101.

Thank you, Jessica Moody, Administrator

Covid update

We have some great news to announce, all residents and staff are still negative for Covid, and no staff is out in quarantine. We are very proud of the diligent work of staff and residents to keep everyone safe.

I just got our clinic dates for the Covid vaccination from Walgreens. We will be having clinics on January 7th, January 28th, and February 18th. All residents and staff have the option to be vaccinated. We strongly encourage all residents and staff to be vaccinated. Three weeks after the first dose, there will be a second dose administered. This is very exciting!!! We do not have all the information of any changes once we are all vaccinated, but we are very hopeful we can return to normal activities very soon, and let you all in to see your loved ones.

As always, please call with any questions at 309-435-0100, ext 101. Thank you again for all your continued support. Chelle, Director of Nursing, will be reaching out to all of you about consent for the vaccine. I will update the website as we receive more information.

Thank you,

Jessica Moody, Administrator

December 23, 2020

We are very excited to announce, we have all negative test results from our most recent round of COVID-19 testing. All residents and staff are negative, and there are no staff out in quarantine.

I have received a call from Walgreens, and they are sending some information about vaccination. I am not sure of a date, as of yet, but it sounds like sometime within a month or so we will have vaccines. We have no specific information, and are not sure if this will be only for residents and staff at a later date, or all of us at the same time. We also do not know what the implications of vaccinations are as far as visiting.

I spoke to the Mercer County Health Department yesterday, and they continue to be very complimentary of how we have handled this pandemic. The health department is hopeful, as are we, that vaccination will mean we can allow visitors. The entire state continues to be in Tier III mitigation, so we are still obligated to follow those guidelines.

Happy holidays, and as always, if you have any questions please call me at 309-435-0100, ext 101. Thank you, Jessica Moody, Administrator