community health update
Covid-19/Coronavirus

APRIL 2021 COVID-19 at Pleasant View

RESIDENT CASES

0

TEAM MEMBERS

0

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Pleasant View is encouraged by the recent hope provided by the vaccines for COVID-19. Partnered with Walgreens, on-site vaccination clinics began January 2021 and vaccinated all residents and team members who elected to participate.  

Pleasant View Healthcare Center is currently in PHASE 3 
IDPH Guidance for Phased Reopening [ > MORE ]

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

 

The assisted living and Healthcare Center at Pleasant View are being insulated from one another with unique entrances and operational distancing practices. 

March 13, 2021

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

February 16, 2021

Today, February 16, 2021, we are very excited to announce Pleasant View is moving to phase 3 of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) guidance for reopening. As you will read in this update, there are some meaningful changes which should greatly enhance the experience of our residents and their families. We truly appreciate everyone’s cooperation and understanding as we have worked through the reopening guidance. We are very proud of the accomplishment of advancing to phase 3. This good news is a direct result of the continued diligence of our team members, residents, and visitors. We thank you for your consistently smart routines and efforts to minimize infection risk. Each of you play a significant role in protecting the collective health of this community.

 

There are seven criteria which must be met to move to the next phase of reopening, as well as a minimum of 14 days in a given phase with no new, facility-onset COVID-19 cases. Currently, Pleasant View meets all seven criteria with no new, facility-onset COVID-19 cases. As a result, Pleasant View will advance to phase 3 of reopening. The implementation of the changes allowed during reopening will be happening gradually over the next two weeks. 

 

The guidance under each phase is extensive and very detailed. The details of each phase of opening and of tiered mitigation, along with what it means for our residents and families, is posted on the Pleasant View COVID-19 webpage for you to reference. (Pvottawa.org/covid19).

 

Highlighted below are some of the most important changes that advancing to phase 3 will allow for our residents and their families. The summary below does not cover every detail of the phased reopening. Additional details to each phase, and each category, will be shared on the COVID-19 webpage, as needed.

 

Visitation: Indoor and outdoor visitation is permitted. The previous visitation process will remain in place for phase 3. Indoor visitation is also allowed, and will comply with the following:

Visits will be scheduled as follows:

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  • Visitor Check-In will be at Door #1. 

  • Visits will be 1 hour.

  • All visitors will be pre-screened ahead of the visit, and screened upon arrival.

  • If needed, Pleasant View will set a limit to the number of indoor visits which may be conducted at one time

  • Six-foot separation must be maintained throughout the entire visit.

  • Face coverings must be worn throughout the entire visit.

  • Residents can have a maximum of two visitors per visit, but visitors must be from same household.

 

To schedule a visit, please call the Concierge at (815) 587-1000.

 

Supervised, indoor visits will be allowed in our Healthcare Center. In phase 3, the indoor visits for Hearthstone Assisted Living residents are allowed, unsupervised, in the resident apartments. We hope that this more personal and normal visitation set-up will help residents and families to better connect. We know it has been a very long time since visitors have been inside of our community. We know the months of separation have been extremely difficult. As a result – we are fully committed to making sure we remain in phase 3 for as long as possible. This will require everyone working together so we do not move back to phase 1.

While visits in Hearthstone Assisted Living apartments are unsupervised, masks and distancing are still required. Please make sure these guidelines are being followed. If a Hearthstone resident were to test positive for COVID-19, we would move back to phase 1. That would stop all visitation, communal dining, group activities, and close the beauty/barbershop. It would then take many weeks of progressing through each phase before we would be back to allowing indoor visitation. If you have any concern regarding your potential exposure to COVID-19 prior to visiting, we ask that you do not visit. We hope that all families and visitors practice the highest level of precautions, and following of the guidance, to ensure indoor visitation can continue.

Beauty/Barber Shop
Salons may operate in phase 3, provided that the following rules are followed:

  • Only one resident and one beautician or barber are allowed in the salon at a time.

  • Resident must wear a mask during the entire service.

  • The beautician or barber must wear a mask and a face shield the entire service.

  • Hand-held blow dryers are not allowed.

  • The salons must also observe restrictions and precautions in Personal Care Services Guidelines for Restore Illinois. Where IDPH guidelines are more stringent, IDPH guidelines apply.
     

Communal Dining
Communal Dining may commence in phase 3 for all levels of care provided social distancing is maintained.  The healthcare center will begin to transition to communal dining options immediately.  IDPH highly encourages assisted living and residential living residents to continue to eat in their apartments or villas, but we have the ability to offer the communal dining setting.  We will be distributing a survey for all assisted living and residential residents to gauge interest.  Once we have an idea of who would like to participate in communal dining, we will create a schedule and send out another communication that includes the schedule and start date. 

 

Group Activities  
Group activities, such as resident council, chapel, game nights, book groups, musical events, etc. are allowed without the 10 person restriction in Phase 3 as long as the following criteria is met:

  • Participating resident cannot be on isolation or quarantine due to known or suspected COVID-19 infection or exposure.

  • Maintain social distancing, hand hygiene, and masking or face covering.

  • Use a sign up process and cap attendance based on space availability to maintain social distancing.

  • Avoid signing, chanting, and group recitations.
     

If Pleasant View identifies a new, facility-onset COVID-19 case in any phase of reopening, we will immediately revert back to the highest level of mitigation and start over in the phases of reopening. If any other of the criterion for the current phase is no longer fulfilled, then Pleasant View will revert to the previous phase until the criterion is fulfilled. Phase regression will also be communicated to residents, families, the Long-Term Care Ombudsman, and the local health department, along with the relevant operational changes.

 

Due to the county positive rate being lower than 5% Pleasant View will test all associates on a monthly basis. All residents are tested if any test results in a positive associate test. Following a positive associate test, all residents are tested once a week, for the two weeks after a positive associate test.

 

We know, especially during these trying times, restrictions have been 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.

February 13, 2021

For the week ending Saturday, February 13th, Pleasant View has zero new cases of COVID-19.

February 13, 2021

For the week ending Saturday, February 13th, Pleasant View has zero new cases of COVID-19.

February 2, 2021

We are very excited to announce Pleasant View will be moving to phase 2 of reopening TODAY, February 2, 2021! As you will read in this update, there are some meaningful changes that should greatly enhance the experience of our residents and their families. We truly appreciate everyone’s cooperation and understanding as we have worked through the reopening guidance. We are very proud of the accomplishment of advancing to phase 2. This good news is a direct result of our residents’, team members’ 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.

January 11, 2021

Pleasant View has received test results confirming one team member positive for COVID-19. Those 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 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:

 

  • Limit visitation to certain compassionate care situations, such as end of life

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

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

  • Universal masking for all team members 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.

TOTAL CASES of COVID-19 at Pleasant View

RESIDENT CASES

23

TEAM MEMBERS

27

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.

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.

SALES AND MARKETING EVENTS AND TOURS:

For more information about residential and healthcare options at Pleasant View,

please call (815) 434-1130.

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