community health update
SEPTEMBER 2020 COVID-19 at Pleasant View
* RESIDENTS WHO HAD TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19
September 15, 2020
Today, we received a positive COVID-19 test result for a part-time associate who has not worked on-site for several weeks. This associate acquired COVID-19 in the outside community, not at our facility. Intending to return to work, an on-site rapid test was conducted with this associate, identifying the positive result. The return to work procedure and timing for associates who test positive for COVID-19 follows LaSalle County Health Department guidance and Pleasant View policy.
At Pleasant View, 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 Pleasant View to vigilantly navigate the challenges of COVID-19. Thank you so much for your continued prayers, support and understanding.
August 15, 2020
This past week, Pleasant View completed campus-wide resident and associate testing for COVID-19.
We have received 82% of resident test results. One resident within MyTapestry memory care has tested positive for COVID-19. They are asymptomatic and receiving care with maximum PPE precautions. Residents and associates who had direct contact with these individuals have also been notified.
We have received 40% of associate test results. Zero associates have tested positive.
August 5, 2020
Today, an associate at Pleasant View tested positive for COVID-19 after having a recently reported exposure to a COVID-19 positive individual outside of Pleasant View. 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 LaSalle County Health Department guidance and Pleasant View policy.
Since our last communication, we have been testing all residents, patients and associates presenting with signs or symptoms of COVID-19. From July 2 until today, all test results at Pleasant View have been negative.
July 1, 2020
At Pleasant View, our top priority is taking care of residents, their families and our associates. As you are aware, we have actively implemented protocols as set forth by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to protect our residents, short-term rehabilitation patients and associates.
Today, a culinary associate at Pleasant View tested positive for COVID-19. At the time of testing this associate was asymptomatic. Associates who had direct contact with this individual have been notified. No residents or patients had direct contact with this associate. The return to work procedure and timing for associates who test positive for COVID-19 follows LaSalle County Health Department guidance and Pleasant View policy.
April 25, 2020
At Pleasant View, our top priority is taking care of residents, their families and our associates. As you are aware, we have actively implemented protocols as set forth by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to protect our residents and team members.
A healthcare professional who works for one of our service providers who was last on campus on Wednesday, April 22 has tested positive for COVID-19. While this is not a Pleasant View associate, it is important for you to know of this. At this time, this individual is at home and appreciates our prayers. We are in the process of contacting residents (and their designated family member) and associates who have been identified as closely interacting with this individual. We continue to work closely with local health officials and have made arrangements for any resident or associate exhibiting symptoms to be tested.
2020 TOTAL CASES of COVID-19 at Pleasant View
* RESIDENTS WHO HAD TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19,
updated each week.
Respecting the people lost to COVID-19, the incredible lives they lived and the relationships they held close is paramount at Pleasant View. 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:
Pleasant View is currently accepting new residents and patients with advanced screening, recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), in place.
In an effort to protect our residents, staff and patients we are asking for your help.
Within healthcare environments at Pleasant View (assisted living, memory care and healthcare center), we cannot accept food deliveries from the extended community, including restaurants.
• At this time, visits are limited to scheduled outdoor visits and medically necessary visits only.
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.
SALES AND MARKETING EVENTS AND TOURS:
Prospect events and tours for those interested in Pleasant View have been canceled until further notice. For more information about residential and healthcare options at Pleasant View,
please call (815) 434-1130.
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.
PLEASANT VIEW COMMUNITY HEALTH HOTLINE - CALL (815) 587-1004