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.
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).
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Overland Park, KS 66204
Phone: (913) 383-2001
Fax: (913) 383-2008
Admissions Fax: (855) 231-9910