July 15, 2020
The Luther Oaks resident and associate population have appreciated the continued support and prayers from our community-at-large. The April 9 announcement remains our last confirmed positive test for COVID-19.
April 9, 2020
An associate who was last on campus on March 31 has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual’s role is not one that includes direct care of residents at Luther Oaks. We continue to conduct health screening for all associates before they begin their shift, and we have also provided associates with education on the signs and symptoms of COVID-19.When this associate began experiencing symptoms they did not return to work. They reported it to their supervisor and sought treatment. Teammates who work closely with this colleague have been notified. At this time, this associate is doing well at home and appreciates our prayers.
April 7, 2020
An associate who was last on campus on April 2 has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual’s role is not one that includes direct care of residents at Luther Oaks. At this time, this associate is doing well at home and appreciates our prayers. We continue to work closely with local health officials and have made arrangements for any resident or team member exhibiting symptoms to be tested.
April 4, 2020
At Luther Oaks, our top priority is taking care of residents, their families and our associates. As you are aware, we have actively implemented protocols as set forth by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to protect our residents and team members.
As of today (April 4), we are sad to report that a private caregiver, who was last at Luther Oaks March 28, has tested positive for COVID-19. While this is not a Luther Oaks associate, it is just as important for you to know of this. The caregiver first showed symptoms consistent with COVID-19 March 30. We continue to work closely with local health officials and have made arrangements for any resident or team member exhibiting symptoms to be tested.
We will continue to follow the strict guidelines for senior living communities as directed by the CDC and IDPH as follows:
Restrict all visitation except for certain compassionate care situations, such as end of life residents
Restrict all volunteers and non-essential health care personnel (e.g., barbers)
Cancel all group activities and communal dining
Implement active screening of residents and health care personnel for fever and respiratory symptoms
Implement universal masking for all associates and external caregivers
We know, especially during these trying times, these restrictions are going to be incredibly difficult for everyone. We do appreciate your partnership in helping Luther Oaks to vigilantly navigate the challenges of COVID-19. Thank you so much for your continued prayers, support and understanding.
COMMUNITY HEALTH UPDATE:
Luther Oaks is currently accepting new residents with advanced screening, recommended by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC), in place.
In an effort to protect our residents, staff and patients we are asking for your help.
• At this time, visits are limited to scheduled outdoor visits and medically necessary visits only.
Please consider sending a "Thinking of You" e-greeting.
We are also utilizing Facetime and other creative ways to connect families.
Please call if you're interested in learning more.
• Within healthcare environments at Luther Oaks (assisted living, memory care and healthcare center), we cannot accept food deliveries from the extended community, including restaurants.
SALES AND MARKETING EVENTS AND TOURS:
Prospect events and tours for those interested in Luther Oaks have been canceled until further notice. For more information about residential and healthcare options at Luther Oaks,
please call (309) 557-8000.
We’d like to share a very special “thank you” to community partners who have donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as masks, to supplement our important inventory. Your contributions toward the safety and health of our care associates, as well as the residents and patients we serve, are truly appreciated. If your business would like to join in this effort, please contact Carla Montgomery at Carla.Montgomery@lulife.org.