COMMUNITY HEALTH UPDATE
Covid-19/Coronavirus

SEPTEMBER 2020 COVID-19 at Lutheran Home
in Arlington Heights, Illinois

RESIDENT CASES

6

ASSOCIATE CASES

4

DEATHS *

0

* TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19, updated Friday of each week. 

Lutheran Home is currently in PHASE 1 
IDPH Guidance for Phased Reopening [ > MORE ]

Hearthstone Assisted Living is currently in PHASE 3 
IDPH Guidance for Phased Reopening [ > MORE ]

 

The assisted living side of our campus and the rest of Lutheran Home are being insulated from one another with dedicated staffing, unique entrances and operational distancing practices. 

September 26, 2020

 

One Lutheran Home healthcare associate 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. All other tests conducted last week have been received and are negative.

 

At Lutheran Home, we continue to actively follow the strict guidelines for senior living communities as directed by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and IDPH as follows:

 

  • Restrict all visitation except for certain compassionate care situations, such as end of life residents

  • Restrict all volunteers and non-essential health care personnel (e.g., barbers)

  • Active screening of residents and health care personnel for fever and respiratory symptoms

  • Universal masking for all associates and external caregivers

  • Separation and isolation of residents when there is COVID-19 cases within the resident population

 

We know, especially during these trying times, these restrictions are incredibly difficult for everyone. 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.

September 20, 2020

 

One Lutheran Home healthcare associate 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.

September 19, 2020

 

Lutheran Home is continuing weekly COVID-19 testing for all associates. 

 

Six healthcare center residents on the campus of Lutheran Home have tested positive for COVID-19. Additional follow-up testing is being conducted. Resident representatives have been notified. Residents and associates who have had direct contact with these individuals have also been notified.

 

These positive tests move the Lutheran Home back to phase one of IDPH guidance for phased reopening. Hearthstone assisted living remains at phase two.

 

99% of associate tests from this past week have returned with zero positive results.

September 17, 2020

 

One Hearthstone associate has tested positive for COVID-19. They last worked September 12. 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.

 

All Hearthstone residents will be tested today for COVID-19. All associates continue to be tested weekly for COVID-19. 

 

We recognize it has been 3 weeks since progressing to phase 2 of reopening. As a result of this positive test we will be remaining in phase 2 until the results are received from today’s resident tests. Once received, an update regarding phase progression will be sent. Please remember that Hearthstone assisted living, and Lutheran Home residential healthcare, are kept separate operationally, and as a result can advance through the phases of reopening differently. The phase of reopening each is currently in, will be reflected on the website.  

September 6, 2020

 

Lutheran Home is continuing weekly COVID-19 testing for all associates. 

 

One associate has tested positive for COVID-19. They last worked 9/4. 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.

September 1, 2020

 

Outdoor visits with family and friends have continued to be an appreciated return of important community connection. We thank all guests for continued efforts to maximize the safety of these visits. Please remember to remain in your car until checking in only five minutes before your scheduled time.

 

Visits will continue to be scheduled Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at half hour intervals. Visits, at this time, are limited to two guests and for 15 minutes. Visiting stations need to be cleaned and prepped between each visit.

 

To schedule a visit with a Hearthstone resident, please call (847) 368-7394.

 

Lutheran Home will be scheduling visits for specific residential neighborhoods on specified days as follows:


  Thursday - 2AB (Second Floor of Olson Healthcare Center A & B)

  Friday - 3AB (Third Floor of Olson Healthcare Center A & B)

  Monday - Crossroads

  Tuesday - 4AB (Fourth Floor of Olson Healthcare Center A & B)

  Wednesday - Pathways East

 

MyRehab - Due to 14-day quarantine for MyRehab admissions, visits with MyRehab patients are not being scheduled at this time.

 

To Schedule a visit with a Lutheran Home resident, please call (847) 463-3500.

 

Please do not bring food, drink, laundry or deliveries with you to these visits.

 

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.

> JULY-AUGUST 2020 Cases of COVID-19 at Lutheran Home

2020 Total Cases of COVID-19 at Lutheran Home

RESIDENT CASES

34

ASSOCIATE CASES

37

DEATHS *

9

* TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

Respecting the people lost to COVID-19, the incredible lives they lived and the relationships they held close is paramount at Lutheran Home. Please join in the full acknowledgment that these are people we love. Too many lives have been forever altered, even lost, in this global battle against COVID-19. 

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, staff 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.

Lutheran Home cannot accept food deliveries from the extended community,
including restaurants.

SALES AND MARKETING EVENTS AND TOURS:

Prospect events and tours for those interested in Lutheran Home have been canceled until further notice. For more information about residential and healthcare options at Lutheran Home, please call (847) 368-7400.

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.

- Community Partners across Lutheran Life Communities

LUTHERAN HOME COMMUNITY HEALTH HOTLINE - CALL (847) 368-7358

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