community health update
Covid-19/Coronavirus

DECEMBER 2020 COVID-19 at Pleasant View

RESIDENT CASES

4

TEAM MEMBERS

0

Pleasant View Healthcare Center is currently in PHASE 1 
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Hearthstone Assisted Living is currently in PHASE 1 
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The assisted living and Healthcare Center at Pleasant View are being insulated from one another with unique entrances and operational distancing practices. 

December 3, 2020

Pleasant View has received positive COVID-19 test results for one healthcare resident and three short-term rehabilitation patients. Individuals who have tested positive are being quarantined and treated with advanced precautions. Those who had direct contact with these individuals have been notified.

 

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.

November 30, 2020

Pleasant View has received positive COVID-19 test results for one Hearthstone resident, two memory care residents and eight short-term rehabilitation patients. Individuals who have tested positive are being quarantined and treated with advanced precautions. Those who had direct contact with these individuals have been notified.

 

Pleasant View also received test results confirming six team members are positive for COVID-19. Those 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 LaSalle County Health Department guidance and Pleasant View policy.

November 27, 2020

Pleasant View has received a positive COVID-19 test result for one team member. 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. 

November 25, 2020

Today, Pleasant View received test results confirming one recent admission to short-term rehabilitation tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is within quarantine where advanced PPE and precautions are in place.

 

Pleasant View has also received positive COVID-19 test results for two team members. Those 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 LaSalle County Health Department guidance and Pleasant View policy.

November 13, 2020

Pleasant View has received positive COVID-19 test results for five team members. Those 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 LaSalle County Health Department guidance and Pleasant View policy.

November 10, 2020

Pleasant View has received a positive COVID-19 test result for a team member. 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.

November 6, 2020

Today, we received a positive COVID-19 test result for a healthcare center team member at Pleasant View. 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.

November 5, 2020

Today, we received a positive COVID-19 test result for a healthcare center team member at Pleasant View. 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.

October 30, 2020

Today, we received a positive COVID-19 test result for a team member at Pleasant View. The team member last worked 10/28. 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.

October 22, 2020

Today, we received a positive COVID-19 test result for a team member at Pleasant View. 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.

 

Pleasant View is conducting COVID-19 tests with every resident today. All team members have been tested this week. We will continue weekly testing for all Hearthstone and Healthcare residents and team members for a minimum of two weeks.

 

This positive test result requires the Healthcare Center and 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 20, 2020

Today, October 20, 2020, 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 here.

 

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 this webpage, as needed.

 

Pleasant View will continue to separate the Hearthstone Assisted Living from our MyRehab and residential healthcare. This means it will be possible in the future for these areas to be in different phases of reopening.

 

Visitation: Indoor and outdoor visitation is permitted. The previous outdoor 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:

  • 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 the same household.

 

To schedule an indoor or outdoor visit with a resident, 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.

 

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.

 

Pleasant View continues to test all associates every week. All residents are tested if weekly testing 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, 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.

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.

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

RESIDENT CASES

17

TEAM MEMBERS

23

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.

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please call (815) 434-1130.

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.

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