Updates Shared with Residents and Families: November 25, 2020

Dear Resident and Family Member,

Thank you for allowing Valley VNA to be a part of your life. This has been a year like no other and we are honored to be at your side.

Thanksgiving Day:

  •  If you are leaving the building for Thanksgiving, please sign out on the sheet at the front desk.
  • There will not be a staff member at the front desk on Thanksgiving. Items being dropped off should be received by Wednesday afternoon.

Thank you, everyone, for helping to stop the spread of the coronavirus! With your help, results of our testing have been moving in the right direction! But, we’re not out of the woods, yet. Please continue to remain vigilant. If we can stay on this trend we can then consider ways to safely visit with friends and family.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Assisted Living Residents will be tested next week
    Residents who have tested negative the previous week will be retested.
    Only those who have tested positive will be notified.
  • Alex Residents will be tested Monday, November 30 from 9:00-11:00am. Please stay in your apartment during this time and a nurse will come to your apartment for the test.
  • If your test is negative, you will receive a memo stating this.
  • If your test is positive, a staff member will contact you directly.

We’re sad to see her go. Erin Kaskavitch, RN has accepted a position with another organization. Erin has been a valuable member of the Valley VNA team since 2018 and we wish her the very best in her new position. Erin’s last day at Valley VNA will be December 11.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me or Angela at 920-727-5544.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
Theresa Pichelmeyer, President and CEO

 

 

Updates Shared with Residents and Families: November 20, 2020

Thanksgiving is here and our natural tendency is to gather together with our loved ones for lazy pumpkin pie filled afternoons and football. However, the reality is, we are in a crisis and gathering with loved ones is not a good idea—for anyone. To prepare for better tomorrows, we (each one of us) must do what we can to stop the spread of the coronavirus. What that means is only going out for essential things, like: medical appointments, picking up prescriptions, or grocery shopping. I know this has been tough. But, please remember that you live in a community based facility and everyone should do their part to create a safe community.

With that said, Independent Residents, if you do choose to go out during the Thanksgiving weekend:

  • By Tuesday, please indicate on one of the sign out sheets (at front desk or second floor of Alex) that you will be going out for Thanksgiving.
  • Be prepared to quarantine for 14 days upon your return. (You should have enough groceries and medicine for the 14 days.)

Thanksgiving Day Note: There will not be a staff member at the front desk on Thanksgiving. Items being dropped off should be received by Wednesday afternoon.

A few reminders about our protocols at Valley VNA:

  • Wear a mask when outside your apartment.
  • Right now, it’s not a good idea to drop in another person’s apartment for a visit
  • When someone comes back from a hospital stay, they are automatically put on isolation for 14 day as a precaution. If you see an isolation cart outside an apartment, it does not necessarily mean that person has coronavirus.

COVID-19 Testing

Assisted Living Residents will be tested next week

  • Residents who have tested negative the previous week will be retested.
  • Only those who have tested positive will be notified.

Alex Residents will be tested Monday, November 23 from 9:00-11:00am. Please stay in your apartment during this time and a nurse will come to your apartment for the test.

  • If your test is negative, you will receive a memo stating this.
  • If your test is positive, a staff member will contact you directly.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me or Angela at 920-727-5544.

Theresa Pichelmeyer, President and CEO

 

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