Dear Patients, Residents, Family and Staff:
Please be advised that two Residents have passed potentially due to Covid related complications. As we continue to experience the effects of Covid at Shawnee PARC, we continue to ask for your diligence and discipline in living and promoting safety practices to minimize exposure at Shawnee PARC and in our community. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Families of the Residents that have passed recently. There are currently two Residents who are currently in the hospital with potential Covid complications.
Though Families and Visitors are at liberty to visit loved ones, understand that you visit at your own risk. If you choose to visit, you must ensure that you are properly wearing a mask to cover nose and mouth at all times while in the building, hand hygiene is required, and please don’t forget social distancing. With over forty-six Residents who have tested Covid positive since the beginning of this event, it would be most advisable to postpone your visit when this event resolves; but you are given the options to make the smartest choice for yourself.
On a better note, no Residents nor Staff tested positive for Covid today. We are glad that four Residents graduated from Covid today. There are also several Residents who are slated for graduation in the days to come; we will let you know those numbers once Residents have been cleared by our Clinical Team.
In collaboration with the Department of Health, it has been determined that Residents who have recently graduated from Covid can go back to communal dining. After further guidance and review, it’s been determined that Residents who have not tested positive for Covid and who have been vaccinated are also able to enjoy their meals in the dining room. This intervention should stimulate appetite and will also assist with Residents’ psycho-social wellbeing and quality of life. As this Covid event continues to resolve, we will again collaborate with the Department of Health for guidance on Residents who have not been vaccinated for a date when they can also come to the dining room and enjoy their meals with everyone else; we will keep you posted.
Our Clinical Staff is being inundated with phone calls which are making it more challenging to focus on the Residents and Patients; we ask for your grace and patience in these unprecedented times. We feel hopeful that all efforts placed into mitigating Covid, in collaboration with the Department of Health, will yield the best possible outcome for our Residents whom we love and Patients as well. We ask for grace, understanding, and patience for All our Team Members who are currently fighting the good fight on behalf of your loved ones with all they’ve got and then some.
The Covid Vaccine Mandate from the Federal Government has been upheld by the Supreme Court and is now in full force for all 50 States. All Healthcare workers are to be fully vaccinated by January the 28th. If you are unsure if you have been registered in the system as fully vaccinated, it is your responsibility to check with Nik in HR to ensure you have reached compliance. You can also just toss a copy of your Vaccination Card underneath HR’s door. Kristie, is also reaching out to folks via text and phone calls to collaborate with those folks whom we currently are struggling to help reach compliance.
We appreciate everyone’s collaboration, compliance and discipline with all guidelines at this time; we will get through this together!
At your service,
The Leadership Team at Shawnee PARC