Weekly COVID-19 Update 12/3/2020
We are glad to inform you that we have had no positive COVID-19 results since 11/27/20. We are continuing to increase testing of staff and residents as required. We also have been free of clusters of respiratory symptoms in a 72 hour periods since our last update.
We are continuing increased testing as well as anyone who shows or complaints of any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19.
We have suspended smoking for the foreseeable future in an attempt to decrease our possible infection spread.
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 do so.
We are not reopening outside visitation d/t our recent positive COVID-19 test results.
We will keep you updated as to when visitation will be reinstated.
We will continue to have compassionate care visits which will be made by appointment after the approval from Administrator and/or Director of Nursing.
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)