COMMUNITY HEALTH UPDATE
Covid-19/Coronavirus

OCTOBER 2020 COVID-19 at Luther Oaks

RESIDENT CASES

0

TEAM MEMBERS

3

DEATHS *

0

* TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

Luther Oaks is currently PHASE 1 
IDPH Guidance for Phased Reopening [ > MORE ]

Phased Reopening guidance applies to
assisted living, memory care and healthcare neighborhoods
at Luther Oaks.


Independent Living precautions and procedures differ and are consistently communicated with independent living residents at Luther Oaks.

October 20, 2020

 

Luther Oaks Residents, Families and Close Friends,

 

We were notified that two associates who work in the Health Care Center have tested positive for COVID-19. Both team members were tested before their shift this morning before they provided patient care. Both associates were immediately sent home and will not return until released by the McLean County Health Department.

 

We are continuing with weekly testing of all residents and associates. Our next round of resident tests will be conducted on Thursday, October 22.

 

Following the guidance of the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Healthcare Center, Hearthstone assisted living and MyTapestry memory care are operating in Phase 1 operations.

 

This includes the precautions listed below:

  • Communal Dining for these areas is suspended during Phase 1 operations. Communal Dining will resume when we progress to Phase 2.

  • Group activities for these areas is suspended during Phase 1 operations. Group activities will resume when we progress to Phase 2.

  • Outdoor and Indoor Visits for residents in these areas are suspended. The facility will make virtual visits available during Phase 1 operations. Outdoor visits will resume when we progress to Phase 2. Indoor visits will resume when we progress to Phase 3.

  • Salon services are suspended for residents in these areas. Salon Services will resume when we progress to Phase 3.

  • Trips off-campus are suspended for residents in these areas. Trips off campus will resume when we progress to Phase 3.

 

We must remain in Phase 1 operations until it has been 14 days since our last positive test for COVID-19. At that time, we can progress into Phase 2. Once an additional 14 days without a positive COVID-19 test has elapsed, we can progress into Phase 3. Details of the reopening phases can be found on the Luther Oaks website.

 

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.

October 16, 2020

 

Luther Oaks was notified today that an associate who provided direct resident care in both the Healthcare Center and in MyTapestry memory care has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee’s last working day was October 14. 

 

We are conducting resident testing within the Healthcare Center, Hearthstone assisted living and MyTapestry memory care today. We will also be conducting testing for all associates in those care areas as well. We will communicate the results of the testing as we receive them.

 

Following the guidance of the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Healthcare Center, Hearthstone assisted living and MyTapestry memory care will revert to Phase 1 operations. This includes the immediate implementation of the changes listed below:

  • Communal Dining for these areas is suspended during Phase 1 operations. Communal Dining will resume when we progress to Phase 2.

  • Group activities for these areas will be suspended during Phase 1 operations. Group activities will resume when we progress to Phase 2.

  • Outdoor and Indoor Visits for residents in these areas are suspended. The facility will make virtual visits available during Phase 1 operations. Outdoor visits will resume when we progress to Phase 2. Indoor visits will resume when we progress to Phase 3.

  • Salon services will be suspended for residents in these areas. Salon Services will resume when we progress to Phase 3. 

  • Trips off campus will be suspended for residents in these areas. Trips off campus will resume when we progress to Phase 3.

 

We must remain in Phase 1 operations until it has been 14 days since our last positive test for COVID-19. At that time, we can progress into Phase 2. Once an additional 14 days without a positive COVID-19 test has elapsed, we can progress into Phase 3.

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.

August 28, 2020

 

Luther Oaks has received the results of the latest surveillance testing of our associates. A Total of three associates tested positive for COVID-19. Following contact tracing guidelines and with the help of these associates, we have identified and are contacting residents and other associates who have had close contact with these associates. The return to work procedure and timing for associates who test positive for COVID-19 follows McLean County Health Department guidance and Luther Oaks policy.

 

On the campus of Luther Oaks, within independent living, assisted living and healthcare center resident population, there are currently zero positive cases of COVID-19.

 

Weekly surveillance testing of all associates and residents will continue and we will communicate those results here.

August 25, 2020

 

Today, Luther Oaks was notified that a private caregiver, who provided service within MyTapestry memory care, 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.

 

One associate within MyTapestry memory care has also tested positive for COVID-19. The associate is recovering at home. The return to work procedure and timing for associates & for private caregivers who test positive for COVID-19 follows McLean County Health Department guidance and Luther Oaks policy.

 

COVID-19 testing for all healthcare associates was conducted last week. We have received over 80% of those tests, all with negative results. We are awaiting the remaining test results and will share them here. (UPDATE: Following the publishing of this post, the remaining test results for healthcare associates were received by Luther Oaks. All tested negative.)

August 24, 2020

 

Today, one MyTapestry memory care resident tested positive for COVID-19. This resident had been recently retested due to mild symptoms. The residents who have tested positive within MyTapestry are quarantined and receiving medical attention within their residence.

 

On the campus of Luther Oaks, within independent living, assisted living and healthcare center resident population, there are currently zero positive cases of COVID-19.

 

COVID-19 testing for all healthcare associates was conducted yesterday. We are awaiting those results and will share them here.

August 21, 2020

 

Today, we were notified that four residents within MyTapestry memory care have tested positive for COVID-19. The residents are quarantined, receiving medical attention and recovering within MyTapestry.

 

One associate within MyTapestry memory care has also tested positive for COVID-19. The associate is recovering at home. The return to work procedure and timing for associates who test positive for COVID-19 follows McLean County Health Department guidance and Luther Oaks policy.

 

Luther Oaks has received COVID-19 test results from this week’s testing of all residents within MyTapestry memory care, Hearthstone and the Healthcare Center. Within our assisted living and healthcare center resident population, there are zero positive cases of COVID-19.

 

COVID-19 testing for all healthcare associates was conducted yesterday. We are awaiting those results and will share them here.

August 19, 2020

 

Today, we were notified that one resident within MyTapestry memory care has tested positive for COVID-19. The resident is quarantined and is recovering on My Tapestry memory care.

 

We began resident testing within MyTapestry memory care, Hearthstone and the Healthcare Center yesterday. Following a positive test result August 15, MyTapestry has been operating under expanded precautions for PPE and social distancing. Testing for all residents within MyTapestry, Hearthstone and the healthcare center at Luther Oaks has been completed today. We are awaiting results from those tests.

 

We anticipate conducting campus-wide testing for all associates later this week.

August 18, 2020

 

Today, we were notified that an associate within our Healthcare Center at Luther Oaks tested positive for COVID-19. The associate is recovering at home. The return to work procedure and timing for associates who test positive for COVID-19 follows McLean County Health Department guidance and Luther Oaks policy.

 

We begin resident testing within MyTapestry memory care, Hearthstone and the Healthcare Center today. We anticipate conducting campus-wide testing for all associates later this week.

August 15, 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. From April 9 until today, Luther Oaks has not received a positive test result within our resident and associate population.

 

Today, we were notified that a caregiver in MyTapestry memory care at Luther Oaks tested positive for COVID-19. The associate became symptomatic at work Thursday of this past week, was sent for testing, and has remained at home since. We were notified this morning that the test was positive. The return to work procedure and timing for associates who test positive for COVID-19 follows McLean County Health Department guidance and Luther Oaks policy.

 

Today, a resident within MyTapestry memory care, who also became symptomatic and was sent to the hospital, has tested positive for COVID-19. MyTapestry is now operating under expanded precautions for PPE and social distancing. 

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

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.

2020 TOTAL CASES of COVID-19 at Luther Oaks

RESIDENT CASES

7

TEAM MEMBERS

12

DEATHS *

0

* TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 

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.

ATTENTION VISITORS:

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.

THANK YOU

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.

- Community Partners across Lutheran Life Communities

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Address

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