We hope this letter finds you and your loved ones well and in good health. We would like to provide you with a two-part update regarding our Charge Nurse who tested positive for the virus and regarding a Resident who tested positive at the hospital last night after being sent to the hospital for Covid-like symptoms. Regarding the Charge Nurse who tested positive, she is currently still in isolation, and will continue to be for the remainder of her isolation period per CDC guidelines. We had a Patient on the 1st floor who was not feeling well last night and had symptoms that resembled the Covid virus; our Clinical professionals, along with the attending physician, decided to send this Patient to the hospital. The hospital contacted us and reported that the Patient had in fact tested positive for the virus.
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We would like to inform you that we had one of our Charge Nurses on Willow Bend 2 test positive for Covid. The Charge Nurse was well versed in Covid symptoms and was able to self-identify that she needed to immediately remove herself from Resident care areas; the Nurse was tested and was encouraged to self-quarantine in her home for a minimum of 10 days and could then return after being symptom free for 72 hours per CDC guidelines.
We are happy to let you know that due to our low Positivity Rate, we’ve been given further guidance from CMS, CDC, and JOCO Department of Health, that will allow new practices to be implemented effective immediately. If the Resident and Visitor have completed their Covid Vaccination, they can have in-room visitation without the need for a face mask given the Resident is in a private room (Visitor must present a Vaccination Card as proof).
We couldn’t be happier to have seen many of our Residents reconnecting under one roof with family and friends; this re-opening and Resident outings opportunity could not have come soon enough. Please remember to schedule your visits or Resident outings at least a day in advance to ensure we can accommodate your scheduled visit as best as possible or have your Resident/Love One ready for an outing…
We couldn’t be happier to have seen many of our Residents reconnecting under one roof with family and friends; this re-opening could not have come soon enough. Unfortunately, just like with anything new, we did run across a few concerns that we would like to make everyone aware of. For the time being, we cannot host children or pets as visitors; we understand how crushing this is and we certainly empathize. We are also emphasizing two visitor per Resident at this time. Please remember to schedule your visit a day in advance to ensure we can accommodate your scheduled visit as best as possible…
Protected together! With the recent introduction of the COVID-19 Vaccines, resident and staff covid cases have dropped by over 50%. Our team is honored to do our part in helping to end this year long pandemic. #VaccinesWork #IVax2Protect
We are happy to report that we’ve been given a confirmed date from CVS/Vaccine provider that they will be on-site on the 11th of this month (January) commencing at 10:00am to administer Covid-19 Vaccinations! Yes folks, we are beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel. It is certainly exciting to be a part of a modern day miracle.
In our commitment to keep you updated as we navigate through this pandemic, we would like to inform you that all of our Staff and Residents continue to be tested at least weekly per Johnson County Department of Health guidelines. The Staff who’ve been positive have been quarantined from the facility and have been followed closely by our Certified Infection Control Clinician. The very few Residents who’ve become positive since the beginning of this pandemic we’re successfully transitioned to our Covid Unit without further spread. Our facility has chosen to participate on the first round of vaccinations which are being provided by CVS Pharmacy on-site free of charge to our Residents and Staff…
We would like to inform you that all of our Staff and Residents continue to be tested weekly. There have been three Staff members and two Residents that tested positive for Covid-19. On Tuesday, October 27, one State Surveyor arrived unannounced to perform an Infection Control Survey; he reported no concerns and no recommendations upon exit. The Surveyor was complimentary of our infection control policies and procedures, staff education, and how the staff has handled having Covid positive cases…
In our commitment to keep you informed as we navigate through this pandemic, we would like to provide you with an update. The Johnson County Health Department’s Epidemiologist and Gerontologist met with the Team to discuss infection control State Survey outcomes, review policies and procedures related to the facility’s Covid Contingency Plan, and inspect our observation unit and Covid Unit. The Department of Health was very impressed with their visit and granted Shawnee PARC the ability to admit patients with Covid to our Covid Unit. We currently have 13 private rooms designated to our Covid Unit, which six are currently occupied with Patients; one Patient was admitted from an affiliated facility and one from the hospital.
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Phone: (913) 383-2001
Fax: (913) 383-2008
Admissions Fax: (855) 231-9910