Re: COVID-19 Virus Updates
Dear Residents, Family and Friends:
At this time, there are still no confirmed cases of Covid-19 at Shawnee PARC. While this is fantastic news, we recognize that these trying times have been difficult for you and your loved ones as we continue to follow the guidelines from CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) and CDC (Center for Disease Control) to protect our Residents, Families and Staff which includes restricting all visitation except during end of life reasons. As of today, there have been no changes in these visitation guidelines and we still do not have a date, or know for sure when visitations will be permitted. We are waiting for further guidance from CMS, CDC, Kansas Department of Health, and the Johnson County Department of Health. Care centers will open up for visitors once the green light has been given by each individual County in conjunction with Federal/State/County guideless and once all safety measures have been implemented by each facility. Part of re-opening will include that all Residents and Staff be tested for Covid -19; which will bottle-neck the process of re-opening as labs around the County, State, and Country will be vastly overwhelmed by the number of tests required by our governing bodies. In an effort to expedite the process after the green light has been given, Shawnee PARC has signed agreements with multiple lab vendors to be able to accomplish this great task.
With that in mind, we are committed to helping our residents stay connected to their loved ones and want to work together with you to make that possible. Below is a list of ideas on how to keep in touch and ways we are supporting communication between our residents and their families.
- Communication through Technology
- Cards and Letters
- Recorded Video Messages
- Visits through Screened or Glass Windows
- Visuals to Express Care
- Care Packages
Detailed explanations of the ideas are provided on the enclosed flyer. To schedule a Face Time or face to face visitation from our screened-in porch, please reach out to Winnie Banda, Activities Director, at 913-383-2001 or 913-401-3819. Your patience, understanding and support are greatly appreciated. Please know as more information becomes available, we will keep you updated.
As a reminder, we would like to request your email address to have on file for future correspondence to keep you informed as timely as possible. Please email ShawneePARC-Families@EnsignServices.net or call 913-277-9345 to provide your email address and any changes to your home address or phone number. If we are unable to answer, please leave a detailed message on our confidential and secure voicemail system. Thank you in advance for helping us maintain your contact information current. You may also find the most recent news and information on our website at https://shawneeparc.com/news/.
As always, we thank you for your continued confidence to care for your loved one and for supporting us in our efforts to keep our residents and staff safe. Your discipline, dedication, and grace during this time is greatly appreciated. Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions, concerns or requests for assistance.
At your service,
The Leadership Team at Shawnee PARC