COMMUNITY HEALTH UPDATE
Covid-19/Coronavirus

October 2021 COVID-19 at Luther Oaks

RESIDENT CASES

2

TEAM MEMBERS

1

- - - - VACCINE UPDATE - - - -

Luther Oaks is encouraged by the recent hope provided by the vaccines for COVID-19. Partnered with Walgreens, on-site vaccination clinics began January 2021 and vaccinated all residents and team members who elected to participate.

Luther Oaks Hearthstone Assisted Living and MyTapestry Memory Care is currently PHASE 3 
IDPH Guidance for Phased Reopening [ > MORE ]

Luther Oaks Healthcare Center is currently PHASE 3 
IDPH Guidance for Phased Reopening [ > MORE ]

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


Residential Living precautions and procedures differ and are consistently communicated with the residential living community at Luther Oaks.

October 14, 2021

COVID-19 Outbreak Update:

 

Last week we notified you that two residents in Hearthstone assisted living and one Healthcare center team member had tested positive for COVID-19.  Luther Oaks has subsequently conducted testing of all residents and team members. There have been no additional positive results. We will conduct a second round of COVID-19 testing next week. If we continue to have no positive test results, this outbreak will be closed on Friday, October 15. Until this outbreak is closed, the following operational updates are in effect for Hearthstone assisted living & the Healthcare center:

 

  • The Hearthstone Dining Room is temporarily closed. Residents may receive complimentary meal delivery in their residence.
     

  • Group activities are currently suspended.
     

  • Visitation is restricted to Essential Care givers only.
     

  • We encourage residents suspend trips off campus, except for necessary medical appointments.
     

  • Residents are encouraged to walk in the hallways, outside and use the fitness equipment outside the Chaplain office.
     

  • Residents are encouraged to visit in each other’s residence or in the Hearthstone library.

 

Latest COVID-19 Data Updates:

  • The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has reported 1,643,993 confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide. The 7-day average for new cases was 2,833. The 7-day testing positivity rate for Region 2 was 3.3%. There were 4,874 FEWER active cases of COVID-19 statewide than there were 7 days ago. For more information about state-wide pandemic statistics, click here.
     

  • The McLean County Health Department has reported 22,397 confirmed cases of COVID -19 in McLean County. 21,804 of the individuals who have tested positive have recovered. There were 330 Active Cases of COVID-19 in McLean County. The 7-day case rate was 177. The 7-day average for new cases was 43. There were 58 FEWER active cases of COVID-19 in McLean County than there were 7 days ago. For more information about the county’s pandemic statistics, click here.
     

  • As of 10/13/2021, there was 1 Active case of COVID -19 among Luther Oaks Team members. For more information about Luther Oaks’ pandemic statistics, click here.
     

  • As of 10/13/2021, there was 2 Active cases of COVID -19 among Luther Oaks clinical care area Residents. For more information about Luther Oaks’ pandemic statistics, click here.

 

October 4, 2021

Luther Oaks has been notified that two residents in Hearthstone Assisted Living tested positive for COVID-19. Luther Oaks has placed these residents on respiratory isolation protocols. Family members of the residents were notified directly. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) does not require quarantine for vaccinated individuals, even with confirmed exposure.

 

Luther Oaks has been notified that a Healthcare Center team member tested positive for COVID-19. The team member is asymptomatic at this time. The team member will remain in home quarantine until released by the Health Department to return to work.

 

All residents of MyTapestry, Healthcare Center and Hearthstone Assisted Living will continue to undergo surveillance testing. Surveillance testing of residents and team members will continue every 3-7 days until 14 days with no additional positive test results.

 

Visitation at the Healthcare Center & Hearthstone Assisted Living is currently suspended. Visitation is restricted to Compassionate Care situations and approved Essential Caregivers only. Residents in these areas are encouraged to restrict trips off campus to essential, medical appointments only. This will continue until until14 days with no additional positive test results.

 

Current procedures in Residential Living and MyTapestry Memory Support remain unchanged.

 

August 30, 2021

We have been notified that a fully-vaccinated Healthcare Center team member, who is not involved in direct care, tested positive for COVID-19. The team member has not experienced any symptoms at this time. The team member will remain in home quarantine until released by the Health Department to return to work. CDC guidelines do not require quarantine for vaccinated individuals who have had confirmed exposure.

 

We continue to conduct surveillance testing of all MyTapestry, Hearthstone and Healthcare Center residents. We are also continuing to conduct surveillance testing of all team members. This surveillance testing will continue every three to seven days until we have had 14 days with no additional positive tests.

 

At this time normal visitation into the Healthcare Center is suspended. Visitation into the Healthcare Center is restricted to compassionate care situations and approved essential caregivers only. This will continue until we have had 14 days with no additional positive tests.

 

MyTapestry memory support will resume normal visitation effective today as there have been no additional positive tests in that area for 14 days. Current procedures in residential living and Hearthstone assisted living remain unchanged.

August 18, 2021

We have been notified that a fully-vaccinated team member assigned to MyTapestry memory care tested positive for COVID-19. The team member has not experienced any symptoms at this time. The team member will remain in home quarantine until released by the Health Department to return to work. CDC guidelines do not require quarantine for vaccinated individuals even if they have had a confirmed exposure.

 

We have conducted surveillance testing of all MyTapestry, Hearthstone & Healthcare center residents. We will also conduct testing of all team members. This surveillance testing will continue every 3-7 days until we have had 14 days with no additional positive tests. No additional positive test results have been identified.

 

At this time normal visitation into MyTapestry is suspended. Visitation into MyTapestry is restricted to Compassionate Care situations and approved Essential Caregivers only. This will continue until we have had 14 days with no additional positive tests.

 

Current procedures in Residential living, Hearthstone assisted living and the Healthcare center remain unchanged.

April 24, 2021

 

We have been notified that a resident in Residential independent living tested positive for COVID-19. All residents and team members who were in close contact with this individual have been notified.

 

This case does not impact the phased reopening of our campus.

 

Following the guidance of the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Healthcare Center, Hearthstone assisted living and MyTapestry memory care will continue in Phase 3 operations.

February 25, 2021

 

We have been notified that a resident in Residential independent living tested positive for COVID-19. All residents and team members who were in close contact with this individual have been notified.

February 5, 2021

 

We have been notified that a resident in Residential independent living tested positive for COVID-19. All residents and team members who were in close contact with this individual have been notified.

January 12, 2021

 

Yesterday, we were notified of an additional team member whose role does not involve direct care who 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 this individual 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.

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

19

TEAM MEMBERS

35

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.

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