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COVID 19 UPDATE 10/08/21

We regret to inform you that we were notified of 1 positive Covid 19 test result today 10/08/21. This individual is in isolation. We have informed the appropriate governmental agencies required and following their recommendations and completing the any testing required.

We have not had any clusters of respiratory symptoms in a 72-hour period since our last posting.


We are continuing increased testing as well as anyone who shows or complaints of any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19 and or respiratory symptoms.


We are taking steps as per the recommendations of the Infection Control Assessment and Promotion Program (ICAP) Team.


We will continue our routine testing of staff and residents as mandated by the our Federal and State Agencies.


We will notify any responsible party of any change in condition, as always. We will also notify any individual/responsible party in addition to our local, state, and CDC of any abnormal test result.


AS ALWAYS, OUR MAIN FOCUS IS RESIDENT AND STAFF SAFETY AND WELLBEING!


Please call the facility if you have any questions or would like an update on your family member. But please remember we can only give out information to those we are legally permitted to receive this information.

Visitation will be expanded to include Weekend visitation

Visiting Hours on Saturday- Sunday (10am-2pm)

Visitation hours will be extended for Monday -Friday (9am-8:30pm)

  • All visitation after 5pm will limited to the ground floor or outside

  • After 5pm there will be no unit/room visitation unless it has been classified as a compassionate care visit.

  • All visitors must be out of the building by 9pm unless the visit has been classified as a compassionate visit.

Visitors are not permitted to wander units or hallways. Please go to your specific destination and when visit is completed check out through security when leaving.

  • We are continuing the limit of no more than 2 visitors at a time.

  • No visitors under the age of 14 please

  • Appointments will continue to be required

  • All visitors must be screened by security for both indoor and outdoor visitation

  • All visitors must wear the appropriate masking and follow infection prevention guidelines or you will be asked to end you visit and leave.

  • Indoor visits will be conducted in specific areas on the unit, ground floor, or in the resident’s room.

Visitation will be by appointment only.

· Please contact the Receptionist for visitation. (She directs you to the appropriate person to schedule your appointments) Preferred method to schedule appointments is to email her: reception@rivercitynursing.com or calling: (402)397-1220 Extension 0

** (She is available to set up appointments Monday thru Friday)

· Visitors will be limited to 1-2 visitors at a time.

· Visitors and residents will be required to wear the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment.

· Please do not schedule a visit if you are sick.

· You must be able to past through security for screening prior to entering the building.

We will continue to have compassionate care visits. These visits which may be inside the facility@ anytime, which will be made by appointment after the approval from Administrator, Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, and/or Social Services.


We are making constant changes/revisions with our outing procedures for residents’ d/t the increase in positivity rate in Covid 19 cases in the county and state. Please contact the Administrator, Director of Nursing, or Assistance Director of Nursing with questions and concerns in reference to outings. i.e.: attending church, shopping, home visits, our outings in the public areas.


Please continue to reach our residents for Zoom visits and phone calls.

We will continue to keep you informed weekly or sooner if needed.

We will be following CMS guidelines for resident visitation. Please keep in mind that this is subject to change depending continuing changing circumstances and guidelines from our governing agencies.

We will continue monitoring residents, staff, and all essential workers per CDC guidelines, as we have been doing. These guidelines include, but are not limited to:

• Maintaining social distancing

• Continuing our enhanced infection control protocols

• Screening staff health status prior to entering the Community

• Increasing the frequency of health assessments for residents

• Dedicating staff to serve those who may be at higher risk

• Engaging residents in individualized activities to meet their social needs

• Expanding use of Personal Protection Equipment (masks, face shield, gowns etc.)


We know that you may have questions and we encourage you to contact our center by emailing us to the following address: Covid19@rivercitynursing.com or by calling: (402) 397-1220


Please reach out to us at any time if you'd like to schedule a video conference with your loved one. We are happy to help.


As always please remember good hand hygiene, face masks, and social distancing. (This is the only way to defeat this Virus) We also encourage everyone to get the Covid-19 Vaccine when it is made available to you.


Sincerely,

River City

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