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February 2022 Village Care Center Updates

Village Care Center COVID-19 Cases

As of Feb. 28, 2022
The following report summarizes the daily number of new COVID-19 cases at the Village Care Center. The data is updated when new cases are reported. Cumulative totals can be found in the Communication Updates section. If you have questions, please reach out to Tami Hoversten, administrator, at 816-347-2414 or thoverst@jkv.org.

  • Feb. 1: No new cases.
  • Feb. 2: Two associates tested positive.
  • Feb. 3: No new cases.
  • Feb. 4: No new cases.
  • Feb. 5: No new cases.
  • Feb. 6: No new cases.
  • Feb. 7: Two associates and a resident tested positive.
  • Feb. 8: No new cases.
  • Feb. 9: No new cases.
  • Feb. 10: No new cases.
  • Feb. 11: An associate tested positive.
  • Feb. 12: No new cases.
  • Feb. 13: No new cases.
  • Feb. 14: No new cases.
  • Feb. 15: No new cases.
  • Feb. 16: No new cases.
  • Feb. 17: No new cases.
  • Feb. 18: No new cases.
  • Feb. 19: No new cases.
  • Feb. 20: No new cases.
  • Feb. 21: No new cases.
  • Feb. 22: No new cases.
  • Feb. 23: No new cases.
  • Feb. 24: An associate tested positive.
  • Feb. 25: No new cases.
  • Feb. 26: No new cases.
  • Feb. 27: No new cases.
  • Feb. 28: No new cases.

Communication Updates

Email updates are sent to the families and responsible parties of Village Care Center residents. If you have a question, please contact Tami Hoversten, administrator, at thoversten@jkv.org. If you would like to see the communication updates from 2020, please email communications@jkv.org.

Friday, Feb. 11, 2022

I am happy to say that so far February is proving to be much quieter on the COVID-19 front.

This week we had just three associates and one resident who tested positive. Residents in Memory Care have completed all testing in response to exposure in February. Residents in Long Term Care and the Village Rehabilitation Unit will test again on Monday.

To help us keep these numbers low, we are continuing our efforts to keep the virus out of the building through proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE); scheduled testing; testing based on symptoms, exposure or possible exposure; screening of visitors; physical distancing when possible and appropriate; and lots and lots of hand washing and sanitizing, to name just a few.

I can hear you right now asking, “Tami – How can I help?” As a matter of fact, there are a couple of BIG ways you can help.

  1. I CANNOT STRESS ENOUGH how easy and how IMPORTANT this first one is. If you have ANY of the COVID-19 symptoms. IF YOU ARE SICK WITH ANYTHING – Delay your visit. Don’t come into the building. Call your loved one’s unit nurse and schedule a video visit. So many people who test positive for COVID-19 have said later: “I thought it was just a cold,” or “It’s just my allergies.” Our residents are vulnerable, and it’s simply not worth taking the chance that you may be wrong.
  2. Please review the updated and attached Visitation Guidelines for the Village Care Center. They have been revised in response to new Infection Prevention Guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It would help everyone if you will read them over before your next visit, so you are prepared to adhere to the current guidelines – for everyone’s safety.
  3. Keep those guidelines handy. Before you leave home, review the list of symptoms on page 2.  Then refer back to point No. 1 above.

We LOVE having friends and family in the building. It’s good for our hearts, as much as it is for the people you are here to see. Let’s do it safely.

Friday, Feb. 4, 2022

I am writing again to let you know about the status of COVID-19 at the Village Care Center.

And I am guessing that

  • for some of you who have been with the Village Care Center for a while, these letters may have become frustratingly routine, and
  • if you are new with us, you may find the information a bit worrisome but very important in helping you understand the care your loved one is receiving, and in building trust in how we handle critical situations.

Because I want to meet your needs, regardless of where you fit in this spectrum, I am working to keep my communications shorter and filled with pertinent information – unless a significant topic arises which requires more detail.

Positive Cases at VCC: We did have two VCC staff members tested positive for COVID-19 in the Village Care Center this week. Due to the circumstances surrounding these two cases, we do not need to make any changes to our procedures except that we will extend our weekly testing of long term care residents for two more weeks.

  • Our one resident who was isolating was discharged back to their room today, and we have once again closed the Isolation Unit.
  • Good news! On 7 of the last 8 days, there were zero new positive cases at the VCC.
  • We will test all residents again on Monday.

Visitation: As of today, all units are open. VCC Visitation Guidelines are attached. All visitors are required to wear masks.

Elsewhere on Campus:

  • Village Assisted Living has zero positive residents and zero positive associates. I hesitate to say this out loud, but they’ve had no new positive cases for 2 weeks! Visitation is available.
  • Independent Living has 5 residents who have tested positive and are currently isolating at home.
  • Associates Outside of VCC & VAL:  There are 7 associates in various parts of the Village who have tested positive.

If you have ANY of these symptoms, please delay your visit.

 

Here are this week’s numbers:

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Please stay safe, and help keep others safe.

 

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