Dear Families, COVID-19 numbers in the State of Illinois are increasing at a dramatic rate. Rest assured that we will remain vigilant in our response to this crisis. We continue to monitor our residents each shift for any signs and symptoms of this virus. All staff members are screened upon their arrival to the facility for any signs and symptoms, including temperature, and are again screened mid-shift. We are also pleased to report that we have adequate amounts of PPE on hand and will continue our efforts to procure these very necessary items.
This facility has reviewed the State of Illinois document titled Updated Interim Guidance for Nursing Homes and Other Long-Term Care Facilities and Programs: Phased Reopening dated August 13, 2020, and attests that it meets the criteria to move forward into Phase 3 of this plan. This facility has completed the required online attestation at https://redcap.dph.illinois.gov/surveys/?s=MMEYRRDNTJ
Dear Residents and Family Members: This is an update to our letter dated September 23, 2020 regarding visitation. We are happy to announce that our plan has been finalized and we are able to move forward with indoor visitation beginning October 12, 2020.
Dear Resident/Family Member: As cold weather approaches, we would like to let you know that we are working on a plan that would allow indoor visitation.
Dear Resident and Family Member, We have received some updated guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health related to outdoor visitation and we have updated our plan accordingly.
We are excited to announce that Wauconda Care will begin restoring group activities at our facility beginning today. We have worked with our Activity Consultant to develop a program that will be engaging, yet ensure that our residents stay safe. Some highlights of the plan include:
As you know, there are currently many “hotspots” throughout the country that have shown a dramatic rise is cases of COVID-19. In order to keep our residents and employees safe, we have adopted the City of Chicago Emergency Travel Order and will be requiring any employees who may travel to any of these areas to quarantine for 14 days.
Dear Family Member: I am pleased to announce that on July 7, 2020, Wauconda Care will be reinstituting limited group dining as allowed by the IDPH.
I am pleased to inform you that Wauconda Care has formulated a plan which will allow for outdoor visitation that meets the requirements of the Illinois Department of Public Health. This Plan is attached for your reference.
WE HAVE GOOD NEWS! Today we received word from the Illinois Department of Public Health that long-term care facilities may allow outdoor visitation for residents under certain conditions.