COMMUNITY HEALTH UPDATE
Covid-19/Coronavirus

MAY 2021 COVID-19 at Lutheran Home
in Arlington Heights, Illinois

RESIDENT CASES

0

TEAM MEMBERS

0

- - - - VACCINE UPDATE - - - -

 

Lutheran Home is encouraged by the recent hope provided by the vaccines for COVID-19. We partnered with Walgreens to schedule six different dates for on-site vaccine clinics at Lutheran Home. The clinics began in January 2021 and vaccinated all residents and team members who elected to participate. 

May 14, 2021

Lutheran Home has received 100% of results from testing this week.  All results for team members are negative. At this time, we will begin monthly testing of unvaccinated team members based on the county positivity rate and our great success with having no new recent positive cases.

 

MyRehab Entrance-Effective Monday, May 17, 2021: 

  • We are pleased to announce the re-opening of the MyRehab entrance on Monday, May 17, for visitors to the MyRehab building.  You will see on the Lutheran Home website that in addition to scheduling visits at Lutheran Home and Hearthstone, you can now select MyRehab for a scheduled visit.  The MyRehab entrance will be open for screening visitors from 10 am-5pm daily. 

  • Only visitors to the MyRehab building should schedule their visits at MyRehab.  We are able to accommodate more visitors and manage the flow of traffic through the building by utilizing separate entrances. 

  • Visitors to the MyRehab building are now able to use the MyRehab entrance to take a patient outdoors during their scheduled visit between 10 am-5pm.  The visitor and patient will be able to re-enter through the MyRehab entrance and be screened during open hours. 

  • If your visit ends after 5:00 pm, please exit the MyRehab building through the door just to the right of the MyRehab entrance.  This side door is available for visitors to exit and is locked from the outside so re-entry though the side door is not possible.

 

Pre-Screen Information: 

  • Visitors are no longer required to complete the pre-screening form prior to a scheduled visit.  Screening questions will continue to be asked upon arrival to the community.  Visits still need to be scheduled in advance via the online platform.

 

Mask Usage:

  • The CDC has released information this week about mask usage amongst those who are vaccinated.  We are awaiting guidance from IDPH on this topic.  Please know that Lutheran Home is constantly reviewing guidance from the CDC and IDPH regarding the health and safety of our residents, staff and visitors.  We are working to update our policies and will let you know as changes occur. 

  • At this time, masks are required for all residents, patients, visitors and staff. 

 

The Healthcare Center at Lutheran Home continues to actively follow the guidelines for senior living communities as directed by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and IDPH as follows: 

  • Active screening of team members and guests for fever and respiratory symptoms

  • Universal masking for all residents, team members and guests

 

Please visit www.LutheranHome.org/covid19  for cumulative information on COVID-19 at the Lutheran Home, as well as future campus updates regarding our COVID-19 response.

May 3, 2021

Lutheran Home has received 100% of results from the testing of all residents and team members with no new positive cases from the week of April 25. As stated in my last communication, we needed to have no additional positive cases for 14 days to resume visitation, communal dining, small group activities and beauty salon. I am pleased to announce the resumption of all of the above beginning Wednesday, May 5.

 

We continue with weekly team member testing as per the guidance from IDPH related to the county positivity rate.

 

Lutheran Home offers an online visitation reservation system and health pre-screen platform for our entire campus. To access the site to make reservations or complete your health pre-screen please visit Lutheran Home’s website or https://lhvisits.simplybook.me & https://www.lutheranhome.org/healthscreen.

 

If you require an outdoor visit, please contact Beth Gauthier at (847) 368-7484.

 

If you do not have access to a computer, tablet, or smartphone, please contact Beth and she will assist in making your reservation.

The Healthcare Center at Lutheran Home continues to actively follow the guidelines for senior living communities as directed by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) as follows:

 

  • Active screening of team members and guests for fever and respiratory symptoms

  • Universal masking for all residents, team members and guests

 

We do appreciate your partnership in helping Lutheran Home to vigilantly navigate the challenges of COVID-19. Thank you so much for your continued prayers, support and understanding.

 

Please visit www.LutheranHome.org/covid19  for cumulative information on COVID-19 at the Lutheran Home, as well as future campus updates regarding our COVID-19 response.

April 22, 2021

Lutheran Home has received test results confirming two team members have tested positive for COVID-19. Residents and team members who had direct contact with these individuals have been notified. The return to work procedure and timing for team members who test positive for COVID-19 follows Cook County Department of Public Health guidance and Lutheran Home policy.

 

April 16, 2021

Lutheran Home has received test results confirming two team members have tested positive for COVID-19. Residents and team members who had direct contact with these individuals have been notified. The return to work procedure and timing for team members who test positive for COVID-19 follows Cook County Department of Public Health guidance and Lutheran Home policy.

 

April 12, 2021

 

Lutheran Home has received test results confirming one healthcare center resident has tested positive for COVID-19. The family of this individual, as well as those who had direct contact, have been notified.

April 9, 2021

 

Lutheran Home has received test results confirming one team member has tested positive for COVID-19. Residents and team members who had direct contact with this individual have been notified. The return to work procedure and timing for team members who test positive for COVID-19 follows Cook County Department of Public Health guidance and Lutheran Home policy.

The Healthcare Center at Lutheran Home continues to actively follow the guidelines for senior living communities as directed by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and IDPH as follows:

 

  • Active screening of team members and guests for fever and respiratory symptoms

  • Universal masking for all residents, team members and guests

 

We do appreciate your partnership in helping Lutheran Home to vigilantly navigate the challenges of COVID-19. Thank you so much for your continued prayers, support and understanding.

 

Please visit www.LutheranHome.org/covid19  for cumulative information on COVID-19 at the Lutheran Home, as well as future campus updates regarding our COVID-19 response.

April  1, 2021

Lutheran Home has received test results confirming one team member has tested positive for COVID-19. Residents and team members who had direct contact with this individual have been notified. The return to work procedure and timing for team members who test positive for COVID-19 follows Cook County Department of Public Health guidance and Lutheran Home policy.

March 25, 2021

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We are very excited to announce that the Illinois Department of Public Health has released new
guidance for nursing homes and other long-term care communities which have participated in
COVID-19 vaccinations. As you will read in this update, there are some meaningful changes that
should greatly enhance the experience of Lutheran Home residents and their families. We truly
appreciate everyone’s cooperation and understanding as we have worked through the reopening
guidance. This good news is a direct result of our associates’, residents’, and visitors’ continued
diligence and smart routines to minimize infection risk. Thank you for all that each of you are
doing to protect your health and the collective health of this community.
Highlighted below are some of the most important changes that this updated guidance will allow
for our residents and their families.

  •  Visitation: In-room and outdoor visitation is now permitted. Visits will be scheduled

daily from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM in ten minute intervals. Visits will be limited to two
guests at a time and for one hour. Please coordinate with your famlies and loved ones so
visits don’t overlap. All current reservations will be canceled due to a change in the
reservation platform beginning Friday, March 26th.
In-room visitation is also allowed, and will comply with the following:
Please do not enter Lutheran Home if you have any respiratory symptoms, including:
fever, cough or shortness of breath.

  • You must have completed your online health screen within 24 hours of your visit on

Lutheran Home’s website.
Each visit is one hour in length.

  • Please go directly to the room or apartment of the resident that you are visiting and

remain there for your entire visit. However, you may take your loved one to visit outside
via the nearest exit. Masks are required for all outdoor visits.
You must wear your mask properly throughout your entire visit.

  • Remind your loved one that they must also wear their mask properly throughout the

entire visit.

  • Please practice proper hand hygiene by washing your hands with soap and water for at

least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
before and after contact.

  • Each visitor must follow Cook County travel guidance. Please refer to Cook County

website for additional information:
 

https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home/emergency-travelorder.html#cds-tabs-1447250451-6

  • Please maintain at least six feet of social distancing with your loved one and any team

members of Lutheran Home.
 

March 18, 2021

Lutheran Home has received test results confirming one team member has tested positive for COVID-19. Residents and team members who had direct contact with this individual have been notified. The return to work procedure and timing for team members who test positive for COVID-19 follows Cook County Department of Public Health guidance and Lutheran Home policy.

March 13, 2021

For the week ending Saturday, March 13th, Lutheran Home has zero positive cases of COVID-19.

March 12, 2021

Lutheran Home thanks you for your partnership in community health as, together, we’ve navigated the most difficult past twelve months we could have imagined. 

 

Please be assured, as we have been since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to be in consistent communication with local, state and national health agencies. When national agencies outpace the easing of restrictions, we must wait for Illinois Department of Public Health updates. As guidelines are updated, our community must ensure a successful plan is in place to safely accommodate the new guidelines on our campus. As restrictions lessen, we thank you for understanding that campus implementation may not happen immediately. We will continue to share all updates in the same avenues in which you have seen this past year.

 

We, too, celebrate the recent opportunities to reconnect with the most important people in our lives. With community health our priority, we will continue to make every effort to promote those reconnections in every way we can safely do so.

March 4, 2021

Lutheran Home has received test results confirming one team member has tested positive for COVID-19. Residents and associates who had direct contact with this individual have been notified. The return to work procedure and timing for associates who test positive for COVID-19 follows Cook County Department of Public Health guidance and Lutheran Home policy.

February 22, 2021

Lutheran Home has received test results confirming three team members have tested positive for COVID-19. Residents and associates who had direct contact with these individuals have been notified. The return to work procedure and timing for associates who test positive for COVID-19 follows Cook County Department of Public Health guidance and Lutheran Home policy.

January 31, 2021

Lutheran Home has received test results confirming one healthcare center resident has tested positive for COVID-19. The family of this individual, as well as those who had direct contact, have been notified.

January 28, 2021

 

Lutheran Home has received test results confirming one healthcare center resident and one short-term rehabilitation patient in our healthcare center have tested positive for COVID-19. The families of these individuals, as well as those who had direct contact, have been notified.

January 25, 2021

Lutheran Home has received test results confirming one short-term rehabilitation patient in our healthcare center has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual’s family, as well as those who had direct contact, have been notified.

January 24, 2021

Lutheran Home has received test results confirming one short-term rehabilitation patient in our healthcare center has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual’s family, as well as those who had direct contact, have been notified.

January 23, 2021

Lutheran Home has received test results confirming one team member has tested positive for COVID-19. Residents and associates who had direct contact with this individual have been notified. The return to work procedure and timing for associates who test positive for COVID-19 follows Cook County Department of Public Health guidance and Lutheran Home policy.

January 21, 2021

Lutheran Home has received test results confirming six team members have tested positive for COVID-19. Residents and associates who had direct contact with these individuals have been notified. The return to work procedure and timing for associates who test positive for COVID-19 follows Cook County Department of Public Health guidance and Lutheran Home policy.

January 18, 2021

Lutheran Home has received test results confirming one short-term rehabilitation patient in our healthcare center has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual’s family, as well as those who had direct contact, have been notified.

January 17, 2021

Lutheran Home has received test results confirming one team member has tested positive for COVID-19. Residents and associates who had direct contact with this individual have been notified. The return to work procedure and timing for associates who test positive for COVID-19 follows Cook County Department of Public Health guidance and Lutheran Home policy.

January 14, 2021

Lutheran Home has received test results confirming two residents and one short-term rehabilitation patient in our healthcare center have tested positive for COVID-19. These individuals’ families, as well as those who had direct contact, have been notified.

 

Lutheran Home has also received test results confirming one team member has tested positive for COVID-19. Residents and associates who had direct contact with this individual have been notified. The return to work procedure and timing for associates who test positive for COVID-19 follows Cook County Department of Public Health guidance and Lutheran Home policy.

January 9, 2021

Lutheran Home has received test results confirming two team members have tested positive for COVID-19. Residents and associates who had direct contact with these individuals have been notified. The return to work procedure and timing for associates who test positive for COVID-19 follows Cook County Department of Public Health guidance and Lutheran Home policy.

 

Lutheran Home has also received test results confirming two team members have tested positive for COVID-19. Residents and associates who had direct contact with these individuals have been notified. The return to work procedure and timing for associates who test positive for COVID-19 follows Cook County Department of Public Health guidance and Lutheran Home policy.

January 7, 2021

Lutheran Home has received test results confirming one short-term rehabilitation patient in our healthcare center and one healthcare center resident have tested positive for COVID-19. These individuals’ families, as well as those who had direct contact, have been notified.

 

Lutheran Home has also received test results confirming two team members have tested positive for COVID-19. Residents and associates who had direct contact with these individuals have been notified. The return to work procedure and timing for associates who test positive for COVID-19 follows Cook County Department of Public Health guidance and Lutheran Home policy.

January 5, 2021

 

Lutheran Home has received test results confirming one short-term rehabilitation patient in our healthcare center has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual’s family, as well as those who had direct contact, have been notified.

January 4, 2021

Lutheran Home has received test results confirming two team members have tested positive for COVID-19. Residents and associates who had direct contact with these individuals have been notified. The return to work procedure and timing for associates who test positive for COVID-19 follows Cook County Department of Public Health guidance and Lutheran Home policy.

January 2, 2021

Lutheran Home has received test results confirming nine team members have tested positive for COVID-19. Residents and associates who had direct contact with these individuals have been notified. The return to work procedure and timing for associates who test positive for COVID-19 follows Cook County Department of Public Health guidance and Lutheran Home policy.

> NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2020 Cases of COVID-19 at Lutheran Home

Total Cases of COVID-19 at Lutheran Home

RESIDENT CASES

69

TEAM MEMBERS

118

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COMMUNITY HEALTH UPDATE:

Lutheran Home is currently accepting new residents and patients with advanced screening, recommended by the 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.

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For more information about residential and healthcare options at Lutheran Home, please call (847) 368-7400.

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