Number of Residents as of March 1, 2020: 81
Number of Residents Who Tested Positive: 1
Number of Residents Who Have Recovered: 0
Number of Positive Residents Who Have Passed: 0
Number of Employees as of March 1, 2020: 41
Number of Employees Who Tested Positive: 0
Number of Employees Who Have Recovered: 0
Number of Positive Employees Who Have Passed: 0
Data updated as of 5/15/2020.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I hear so much about PPE shortages how do I know the employees have what they need to keep themselves and my loved one safe?
A: We identified the need for substantial PPE stockpiles early on. With early due diligence and continued support from Gardant, the Local Health Department and the National Stockpile, I want to assure you that we have everything our employees need to keep themselves and your loved one safe.
Q: Am I still allowed to drop off items at the building?
A: Yes. The protocols we put in place to safely receive supplies/gifts/drop-offs are still in effect.
Q: Can my loved one still walk around or go outside?
A: Yes. Our Resident Services Coordinator is rounding with residents to see who would like to sign up for individual time slots to walk outside during good weather. We have set up a system that allows for safe access to the great outdoors so please encourage your loved one to utilize this system if they would like to stretch their legs.
Q: How many confirmed cases are in the community? How do I know what’s going on at the community?
A: I want to assure everyone that we will be in communication with every new confirmed case. You will receive notifications on positive cases for both staff and residents. We believe transparency is paramount to the success of our community. Transparency with our residents, staff, local government, and with you as our families is important. Our website and the Gardant website are also including weekly cumulative updates on the number of confirmed cases.
Q: Are all employees and residents being tested?
A: There is a lot of information in the media, at times contradictory, regarding testing. We are taking the direction of our state and local health departments in regards to all testing. As directed by the CDC, we continue to monitor all residents and screen employees prior to their shift. All employees are following standard precautions, including the wearing of masks and frequent hand washing. Our residents are sheltering in place in their apartments, and all group/communal dining and activities have ceased. We will continue to keep you updated in regards to the specific care of your loved one, including any testing that may be recommended.
May 15, 2020
As we continue to learn more about the COVID-19 outbreak and how quickly it can spread, we have taken a number of precautions to keep residents safe. Even with our best efforts, as we are all learning, this virus spreads quickly and is easily transmitted.
Our community now has one confirmed case of COVID-19 of a resident who has not resided in the community since May 1st. There are no reported COVID 19 cases among our staff, nor other residents. We are following the direction of local and state health officials.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of our residents and employees at this time. Because of HIPPA privacy and confidentiality regulations, we cannot release any information that would identify the resident in this confirmed case. Our top priority is the residents of our community.
We have been monitoring the situation very closely with federal, state and local authorities.
We have been and continue to be highly proactive in taking steps to help ensure the health and welfare of all residents and limiting possible exposure to COVID-19 or other viruses. This includes the implementation of enhanced infection control protocol and enhanced staff training. We are frequently cleaning and disinfecting items that are likely to be touched often, including all community areas, countertops, door handles, telephones and computer keyboards. We have also been proactive in taking resident and staff temperatures every day, and obtaining portable handwashing and hand sanitizing stations that have been set up throughout the community.
Given the situation, we took steps over the past several weeks to limit visitors to our community and have canceled outings, group activities and communal dining. All common areas in the community are closed. Following the directives of state and local governmental entities, we have secured the front doors to our community at all times. We are restricting visitors to only imminent end-of-life situations. In addition to the measures we’ve taken to practice social distancing in our community, residents are isolating themselves in their apartments.
We are helping residents keep in touch with family members through phone calls, video chats, letters, and email messages. We will continue to work closely with federal, state and local officials, and follow their guidance and advice. As always, we appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.
Kara Buttry, Administrator