The health and safety of our residents, their families and our employees continue to be our top priority. As an organization we are closely monitoring developments related to the COVID-19 or Coronavirus outbreak and its impact in our community and surrounding areas. We activated our preparedness plan in early March and have been modifying our plan in relationship to the recommendations forwarded to us by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), CMS (Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services), ISDH (Indiana State Department of Health) and TCHD (Tippecanoe County Health Department).
In conjunction with the State Ombudsman program the ISDH has asked each Health Care Facility to give daily updates to family members concerning the Coronavirus.
We have designated two contacts in the facility should you need to voice a concern or have questions related to the Corona Virus and our procedures.
Ken Thompson, Administrator
Nicole Hardy, Director of Nursing
Should neither of these contacts be sufficient, below please find contact information for our area’s Ombudsman representative.
Andrea Smothers, Area IV Ombudsman
COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease): is an infectious disease caused by a new virus. It can lead to respiratory illness with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and shortness of breath. In growing number of cases, it can be more severe than the flu, with a higher mortality rate. Certain populations are more a risk of getting the virus. Including age 60 or older and people with serious underlying medical conditions. Some people show no signs and symptoms (asymptomatic) of the illness while carrying the virus, although they are still capable of spreading the disease.
Isolation: This is when we place someone 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 will be moved to designated area in building.
Quarantine: This is for new residents admitted. We keep them separate from other residents for 14 days.
PPE: Personal Protective Equipment: gloves, gowns, masks, protective eye wear, face shields, etc.
CDC COVID-19 webpage: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/
ISDH COVID-19 webpage: https://coronavirus.in.govp
Facility will continue to update families on the condition of the resident during the course to the illness.
Visitation for family and friends will cease. The only exception for visitors will be if a resident transition to end of life care.
The following will be taken into consideration for compassionate visitors: