COMMUNITY HEALTH UPDATE
Covid-19/Coronavirus

October 24, 2020

 

We have now received 98% of this week’s COVID-19 test results for all Lutheran Home team members. Of those, one healthcare center 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 associates who test positive for COVID-19 follows Cook County Department of Public Health guidance and Lutheran Home policy. Weekly testing is continuing.

October 22, 2020

 

We have now received 100% of this week’s COVID-19 test results for all Lutheran Home healthcare center residents. One resident has tested positive for COVID-19. Residents and team members who had direct contact with this individual have been notified. Weekly testing is continuing.

October 17, 2020

 

Two Lutheran Home healthcare team members have 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.

October 16, 2020

 

Today, one recent admission to short-term rehabilitation tested positive for COVID-19. All rehabilitation patients are admitted to a quarantined unit, where advanced PPE, distancing measures and precautions are in place, throughout their stay. This MyRehab patient is within that quarantine unit. 

 

One Lutheran Home team member has tested positive for COVID-19. This team member last worked October 3. 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.

October 15, 2020

 

We have received 100% of results from the testing of all residents and short-term rehabilitation patients earlier this week.

 

Two admissions to short-term rehabilitation have tested positive for COVID-19. All rehabilitation patients are admitted to a quarantined unit, where advanced PPE, distancing measures and precautions are in place, throughout their stay. These MyRehab patients are within that quarantine unit.

 

All other residents and patients tested negative for COVID-19.

 

These positive test results require the Healthcare Center at Lutheran Home, which includes every short-term or residential option on the campus except Hearthstone Assisted living, to move back to Phase 1 of the IDPH guidance for phased reopening. One recent change in that guidance, however, allows us to continue to offer scheduled outdoor visits while we are in Phase 1.

October 10, 2020

 

Two Lutheran Home team member 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. All other team member test results conducted this past week, 98% of which have been received, have been negative.

 

Results from testing all Lutheran Home residents this past week have returned 100% negative for COVID-19.

October 2, 2020

 

Lutheran Home is continuing weekly COVID-19 testing for all associates. 99% of associate results have been returned. 

 

Two associates have tested positive for COVID-19. One associate from Hearthstone, and one healthcare associate without direct resident contact. 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.

 

All healthcare residents were tested this week and 100% of results have returned. All results were negative. 

 

All associates, healthcare residents and assisted living residents will be tested next week.

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.

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

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