Re: COVID-19 Updates
Dear Residents, Family and Friends:
We are excited to inform you that Shawnee PARC has received a Deficiency Free report from the Infection Control Survey performed by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS)! There were no areas of concern or suggestions of improvement noted by the surveyor and we were commended for diligently following the guidelines and standards by CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), CDC (Center for Disease Control), Kansas Department of Health, and the Johnson County Department of Health. Additionally, we still have not had any confirmed cases of Covid-19 and continue to follow the highest standard of infection control practices.
Last week, we informed you that we have submitted a proposed plan for re-opening to the Johnson County Health Department and yesterday we received notification from them that they have suspended reviewing all re-opening plans for senior living facilities due to the rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in Johnson County and the re-instated precaution recommendation not to allow non-essential visitors into facilities. This is certainly not the news we were all hoping for, but due to the severity of Covid-19, we absolutely want to follow the suggested standards provided to keep our residents and staff safe and healthy. These uncertain times have been difficult and we thank you all for your patience, understanding and support.
Please continue to reach out to your loved ones and stay connected with them as it brightens their day and gives them something to look forward to. If you plan a porch or window visit, please remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing to keep your loved ones, the residents and staff safe and healthy. To schedule a face to face visit from the screened-in porch or a virtual Face Time visit, please reach out to Winnie Banda, Activities Director, at 913-383-2001 or 913-401-3819 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to all of you that have provided your updated email address, mailing address, and/or phone numbers. If you have not done so already and have new contact information, please email ShawneePARC-Families@EnsignServices.net or call 913-277-9345. Please leave a detailed message on our confidential and secure voicemail system if we are unable to answer. 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