COMMUNITY HEALTH UPDATE
Covid-19/Coronavirus

JANUARY 2021 COVID-19 at Luther Oaks

RESIDENT CASES

1

TEAM MEMBERS

3

- - - - VACCINE UPDATE - - - -

Luther Oaks is encouraged by the recent hope in the available vaccines for COVID-19. We have partnered with Walgreens to provide an opportunity for on-site vaccine clinics for all levels of living at Luther Oaks. These clinics will vaccinate all residents and team members who elect to have the vaccine. At this time, we will not be able to offer vaccines to resident caregivers.

 

The first dose vaccination clinic for Luther Oaks residents and team members will be on Friday, January 15. Luther Oaks will be following up with residents and/or resident representatives regarding vaccine consent. Luther Oaks is required to provide Walgreens an exact number of residents and team members who have elected to receive the vaccine. If individuals want to have access to the vaccine on this date, confirmation must be received (the Nursing department is recording residents, the Human Resources department is recording team members) by 5:00 p.m. January 8th.

 

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the vaccine for those who have recovered from a case of COVID-19 as well.

 

Luther Oaks continues to share thanks for the many ways each of you has vigilantly navigated the challenges of COVID-19. The promotion of the collective health of this community has been truly inspiring. The positive response we have seen to this vaccine effort amplifies our hope for the return of connected community life. 

Luther Oaks Hearthstone Assisted Living and MyTapestry Memory Care is currently PHASE 1 
IDPH Guidance for Phased Reopening [ > MORE ]

Luther Oaks Healthcare Center 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.

January 12, 2021

 

Yesterday, we were notified of an additional team member whose role does not involve direct care that tested positive for COVID-19. The team member will remain in quarantine until the Health Department approves their return. All residents and team members who had close contact with these individuals have been contacted.

 

Surveillance testing of all residents in Hearthstone assisted living, MyTapestry memory care and the Healthcare center will be conducted today. We will communicate those results as we receive them.

 

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.

  • Indoor visits for residents in these areas are suspended. Outdoor visits may continue and Luther Oaks will make virtual visits available during Phase 1 operations. Indoor visits will resume when we progress to Phase 2.

  • Salon services are suspended for residents in these areas. Salon services will resume when we progress to Phase 2.

  • 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 we meet all criteria to progress to the next phase. 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.

 

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.

January 10, 2021

 

During our standard testing, a resident in Hearthstone assisted living tested positive for COVID-19. The resident has been placed on respiratory isolation protocols. The family of the resident was contacted directly to notify them. All residents and staff who were in close contact with this individual have been notified.

 

Surveillance testing of all residents in Hearthstone assisted living, MyTapestry memory care and the Healthcare center will be conducted today. We will communicate those results as we receive them.

January 5, 2021

 

During our surveillance testing conducted yesterday, two team members whose roles do not involve direct care tested positive for COVID-19. The team members immediately left the building and will remain in quarantine until the Health Department approves their return. All residents and team members who had close contact with these individuals have been contacted.

 

Surveillance testing of all residents in Hearthstone assisted living, MyTapestry memory care and the Healthcare center will be conducted today. We will communicate those results as we receive them.

 

> NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2020 Cases of COVID-19 at Luther Oaks

TOTAL CASES of COVID-19 at Luther Oaks

RESIDENT CASES

13

TEAM MEMBERS

30

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, team members and patients we are asking for your help.

 

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.

SALES AND MARKETING EVENTS AND TOURS:

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.

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