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COVID-19 Status & Response

At Saint Anthony Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, we believe in delivering the highest quality of client care. At this time we have enacted updated visitor and employee policies to help prevent the infection and transmission of COVID-19.

Vaccine Information

It will be the choice of the resident (and/or their representative) to determine whether they want to receive the COVID-19 vaccination or not. 2023 COVID-19 vaccinations are available for all residents and highly encouraged. I encourage you all to visit the links below to learn more about the vaccinations:

Websites to find additional information:

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) What Residents and Families Need to Know

COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) is a disease caused by a virus named SARS-CoV-2. It can be very contagious and spreads quickly. Over one million people have died from COVID-19 in the United States.

COVID-19 most often causes respiratory symptoms that can feel much like a cold, the flu, or pneumonia. COVID-19 may attack more than your lungs and respiratory system. Other parts of your body may also be affected by the disease. Most people with COVID-19 have mild symptoms, but some people become severely ill. 

COVID-19 spreads when an infected person breathes out droplets and very small particles that contain the virus. Other people can breathe in these droplets and particles, or these droplets and particles can land on their eyes, nose, or mouth. In some circumstances, these droplets may contaminate surfaces they touch. Anyone infected with COVID-19 can spread it, even if they do not have symptoms.

Terms to understand:

Isolation: This is when we place a resident in droplet-contact isolation. Meaning we will wear personal protective equipment such as mask, gloves, gowns, eye protection and/or face shields when entering the resident’s room. The resident’s room will be closed. Resident could be moved to designated area in building.

PPE: Personal Protective Equipment, which includes: gloves, gowns, masks, protective eye wear, face shields, etc.

What we are doing at Saint Anthony’s:

  • Continuing education for staff on the COVID-19 virus.
  • Continuing education for residents and staff on COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Monitoring residents and staff for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and testing via nasal swab when clinically indicated.
  • Positive test results for staff indicate staying home from work per Indiana State Department of Health policies.
  • Positive test results for residents indicate isolation to prevent any spread of the COVID-19 virus per the Indiana State Department of Health.

What do we do when residents are showing signs or symptoms of COVID-19:

Residents presenting with signs and symptoms of COVID-19 virus will be assessed and the MD notified for orders to test via nasal swab.  If a negative swab is resulted, residents will be treated per MD orders.  If a positive swab is resulted, the resident will be placed in isolation and orders will be initiated per MD.  All services will be rendered in the resident’s room by St. Anthony staff

When do we send someone to the hospital?

  • We will send residents to the hospital if their condition should deteriorate, and vitals become unstable if the resident and representative wishes.   
  • The MD will be notified and combined clinical decision making will be utilized.
  • The facility will update the representative on the condition of the resident and order to send to the hospital.