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COVID-19 News Update

 

 

 

November 18, 2020

 

Residents, Families and Partners:

As previously promised, we want to provide you with an update about what is going on in our Community related to COVID.

We just completed another round of testing on residents and staff on Monday, November 12.  We received the results today, and all tested negative!

After November 10, residents were no longer required to quarantine as long as they took precautions to wear a mask, practice good hand hygiene and engage in social distancing when outside of their rooms.

If we continue the trend of no new positive COVID findings until November 30, we will be deemed to be out of our current “outbreak” status in the Community.   We will update on our progress or any new positive findings.  Meanwhile, our staff continues its infection control efforts to prevent or mitigate the spread of the virus in our Community.

Scandinavian Court thanks you for your support of the staff caring for your loved ones during this surge in cases in Wisconsin.

Please continue to report any changes in conditions in yourself if you are a resident or your loved one within the Community. As previously advised, if you do feel like you or your resident loved one are experiencing any health changes, we would ask that residents stay in their rooms as much as possible while we obtain COVID testing or any other assistance you may need. The virus has presented in many different forms so any change in condition should be reported.

As always, if you have an immediate concern, please email or call me. Our phone lines are often busy, especially after hours and on weekends.

 

Stacie Erdman
Executive Director

 

 

COVID-19 News Update

 

 

 

November 6, 2020

 

Residents, Families and Partners:

We wanted to provide you an update on our Community.  We continue to do periodic testing of staff and residents to ensure we stay on top of the further spread of the virus within our building.

In our most recent round of testing, we had only one staff member test positive. The residents, who previously tested positive, continue to will be isolated from other residents with additional care protocols by staff to contain any spread of the infection until they are no longer positive.

We continue to ensure that all families of those residents who have tested positive are made immediately aware of the test results and are involved and informed in the subsequent health care needs of the resident.

We continue to work with our local health department and the state assisted living regulatory officials, and we are implementing their guidance.  All our measures of infection control continue in our Community.

Please continue to report any changes in conditions in yourself if you are a resident or your loved one within the Community. As previously advised, if you do feel like you or your resident loved one are experiencing any health changes, we would ask that residents stay in their rooms as much as possible while we obtain COVID testing or any other assistance you may need. The virus has presented in many different forms so any change in condition should be reported.

We appreciate your support as we deal with this surge of cases in Wisconsin and our Community.

As always, if you have an immediate concern, please email or call me. Our phone lines are often busy, especially after hours and on weekends.

 

Stacie Erdman
Executive Director

 

 

COVID-19 News Update

 

 

October 28, 2020

 

Residents, Families and Partners:

We wanted to provide you an update on our Community.  We continue to do periodic testing of staff and residents to ensure we stay on top of the further spread of the virus within our building.

In our most recent round of testing, we had only one resident test positive, staff have all tested negative.  The positive resident, who is currently asymptomatic, will remain in the building.  This resident will be isolated from other residents with additional care protocols by staff to contain any spread of the infection until they are no longer positive. Read more

Positive COVID-19 Test

 

 

October 23, 2020

 

Residents, Families and Partners:

We wanted to provide you an update on our Community.  We continue to do periodic testing of staff and residents to ensure we stay on top of the further spread of the virus within our building.

In our most recent round of testing, one additional staff member tested positive, and we had another 4 residents test positive.  Both the staff member and the residents are all currently asymptomatic.  The staff member is isolating at home and will return as per guidance provided by the local health department and the CDC.  The asymptomatic residents will remain in the building.  They will be isolated from other residents with additional care protocols by staff to contain any spread of the infection until they are no longer positive. Read more

COVID-19 News Update

 

 

October 16, 2020

 

Residents, Families and Partners:

As you are aware from our past communications, despite our continued focus on infection control and prevention, our Community has been impacted by the significant surge in positive COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin and our county in general.

In an effort to get a clear picture of the current spread of the virus within the Community, we decided to test of all of our employees and residents.  To date, all staff and residents have been tested.  As a result of this testing, only 2 of our staff and 8 of our residents have tested positive. Read more

Positive COVID-19 Diagnosis

 

 

September 28, 2020

 

Dear Residents and Families,

As I am sure many of you are aware, Wisconsin is experiencing an increase in the reported COVID cases.  We have just learned that one of our residents have tested positive for COVID.  As a result, certain restrictions will be either be put back in place or be implemented for the first time in an effort to mitigate the spread of the infection and protect our residents and staff. Read more

Information Regarding Visitation

Dear Residents, Family and Friends:

On March 14, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services advised of a nationwide restriction on visitation for certain health facilities, due to the coronavirus. Though these restrictions were drafted for skilled nursing facilities, they address risks similar to those posed to other senior living communities. CMS has directed that only health care workers or end-of life visitors be allowed to visit the community during this time. Until further notice, we will follow this direction, and will not permit non-essential visitors. We continue to encourage virtual visitation by phone, FaceTime, Skype, etc. It is important for you to remain connected with your loved one, and we will be happy to work with you to accomplish this in the absence of an in-person visit. Read more