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COVID-19 Update 3.26.21

3/26/2021

COVID-19 Update

 

Dear Patients, Residents, Family and Staff;

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. Read more

Visitation Re-Opening Update

3/12/2021

Visitation Re-Opening Update

 

Dear Patients, Residents, Family and Staff;

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. Read more

Vaccine Celebration

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.

 

COVID-19 Updates 1.5.21

1/5/2021

Re: COVID-19 Updates

Vaccines & Consents

 

Dear Patients, Residents, Family and Staff;

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.

It is up to all of us to make this process go as smoothly as possible given the number of consents/paperwork we have to obtain (both for Residents and Staff) and the short amount of time we have to be able to show proof of consents for everyone that will be participating. It is your individual right to choose not to participate, but it is mandatory to have a consent declination on file should you choose not to participate (Residents and Staff).

There is a planned date for our vendor to return to catch people who were indisposed due to a medical appointment like dialysis for example. The goal is to complete everyone who would like to participate on the 11th with very little wiggle room. We are unsure of if/when our vendor will return again after that, as vaccines will then be directed to the next category of citizens in accordance with our Government’s plan of vaccine deployment. If you decided not to participate in the first round and change your mind, or you were unable to make yourself present and you’d like to participate, the responsibility will fall on you to seek for other available ways to obtain your vaccination. We are very fortunate to have been chosen to partake in the first round of vaccinations and we are encouraging everyone to participate on the 11th.

We have begun to deliver information about the vaccine in the building. There’s a Q&A informational sheet attached to this letter that we encourage you to read and consider along with a copy of the consent which must be filled out either accepting or declining the vaccine. We ask that you complete your consent form immediately upon receipt of this letter and return it to anyone of our Clinical Staff members, or HR/Front Desk for Staff/Responsible Parties (e.g. POA’s, Family Member, etc.), by end of day Thursday 1/7/2021. For Responsible Parties, Families of Residents, simply email us with the name of your loved one and your choice; and we’ll be more than happy to complete the consent form for you. If your family member (Resident) is able to give consent, we will speak with them directly. We would like to remind you that insurance will be billed; so there’s no cost to our Residents or Staff. For individuals who are not insure the cost of the vaccine will be covered.

Again, our top priority is keeping our Residents and Staff as safe as possible. We appreciate your discipline, dedication, and grace throughout this vaccination process. We would also appreciate your sense of urgency and speediness in completing the form and submitting it promptly by end of day Thursday 1/7/2021. Thank you!

 

At your service,

The Leadership Team at Shawnee PARC

 

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