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COVID-19 Update

7/29/20

 

Dear Residents and Families:

 

We wanted to provide you an update since our last communication on July 21, as we stated in our previous communication, we had taken the proactive step to test all of our residents. To date, out of almost 150 residents, we now have only eleven individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 with still only two of those that need care outside of our community. We still have nine pending tests. Read more

COVID-19 Update

7/21/20

 

Dear Residents and Families:

 

Since our last communication, we have now taken the proactive step to test the remainder of our residents, regardless if they were displaying signs and symptoms of COVID-19.  As of right now we have 15 positive cases.  Out of the 15 positive, 7 are currently showing no signs or symptoms of the virus.

As with the Memory Care residents we tested previously, all families of residents with positive findings have been notified, and we continue to monitor the health of the individuals.  If needed, residents will be transferred to a higher level of care.  We currently have 2 individuals that are receiving care outside of our community, and the positive residents in our facility are in isolation.

We would continue to ask you to assist us in encouraging assisted living residents to stay in the community and when outside of their rooms, to wear masks, practice good social distancing and frequently wash/sanitize their hands.  As we stated in our previous communication, we have hand sanitizer everywhere for the community to use, and we can provide masks available to residents upon request.

We will continue to contact families if there is any change in the health condition of their loved one, whether COVID related or not.

Thank you for your continued support and patience as we face this challenge in our state and country as a whole.  As always, please reach out with questions, concerns, or requests for assistance.

Sincerely,

Russell Sylvester
Executive Director

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 Update

7/14/20

 

Dear Residents and Families,

Since our last communication, we have taken the proactive step to test all residents in Memory Care, regardless if they were displaying signs and symptoms of COVID-19.  Due to the difficulty of maintaining social distancing and use of masks by our residents with a dementia diagnosis, we are aware of the threat of viral spread in the unit.  As a result of this testing, we have learned we now have a total of 8 individuals that are positive for COVID-19 in Memory Care. Read more

COVID-19 Update

7/8/20

 

Dear Residents and Families,

As promised, we wanted to provide you an update for Sherwood Village in relation to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Since our last communication a few days ago, we have had a second resident who has tested positive for the virus.  This resident is currently receiving treatment outside of the facility.

We will continue to contact families if there is any change in the health condition of their loved one, whether COVID related or not. Read more

COVID-19 Update

7/6/20

 

Dear Residents and Families,

Sherwood Village is committed to keeping you updated about our response to COVID-19. We’re providing this update to describe our practices relating to COVID-positive residents.

As I am sure many of you are aware, Arizona is experiencing an increase in the reported COVID cases.  We have just learned that one of our residents has tested positive for COVID.

We are in close contact with the state health department concerning this resident and are following their guidance. This resident has been isolated from other residents, and the clinicians and other staff assigned to care for the resident will be using heighted infection control measures before, after and during care and, regardless, will limit their exposure to other residents as much as possible. No equipment or supplies are shared between providers caring for a positive resident with other staff. Read more

Information Regarding Visitation

Dear Residents, Family and Friends:

On March 14, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services advised of a nationwide restriction on visitation for certain health facilities, due to the coronavirus. Though these restrictions were drafted for skilled nursing facilities, they address risks similar to those posed to other senior living communities. CMS has directed that only health care workers or end-of life visitors be allowed to visit the community during this time. Until further notice, we will follow this direction, and will not permit non-essential visitors. We continue to encourage virtual visitation by phone, FaceTime, Skype, etc. It is important for you to remain connected with your loved one, and we will be happy to work with you to accomplish this in the absence of an in-person visit. Read more