Administration Response Regarding COVID-19
We know some of you may be concerned about the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) being reported in the media and how it may impact us here at Aperion Care. Ensuring residents are cared for in a safe and healthy environment is our greatest concern. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recommended a variety of steps that we have implemented to help reduce the potential for the virus to enter our buildings. Our facilities are following the recommendations of the CDC on prevention methods, including following strict handwashing procedures, and in many circumstances, wearing masks, gowns and gloves when interacting with residents who are sick. We also are staying up to date with the CDC recommendations as they are revised. In addition, our facilities are in close contact with the local and state health departments and are following their guidance. We are taking a proactive approach in protecting our residents and your loved ones.
We would like to take this opportunity to update you with the steps we are taking to ensure our residents continue to be cared for in a safe and healthy environment during this pandemic. We have begun testing all residents and staff members for Covid-19, even those who are not showing any symptoms. We are hopeful that by doing this we can continue to reduce the spread of this disease amongst our residents and the community as a whole.
At this time, we are continuing with our request that all visits to our facilities be suspended until further notice. We understand that connecting with family members is an incredibly important facet of life and we are eagerly awaiting the time when we can resume in-person visitation. Please continue with all of the telephone calls, letters, video chats and care cards that you have been sending via our website. It truly brings smiles to all of your loved ones faces each time they have the opportunity to connect with you. Please also know that our staff are working tirelessly to ensure that not only are your family members and friends being taken care of from a medical standpoint, but also their social and emotional well-being. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Facility Administrator or Director of Nursing.
We look forward to the day when this crisis is behind us and we can all be together again.
For additional information, please visit the CDC’s Coronavirus Disease information page at http://cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
FOR ILLINOIS FACILITIES: As the resident’s representative you will begin receiving weekly updates with the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the facility via an automated phone call to the phone number we have on record. If you would prefer to receive this weekly communication through an email, please contact the facility to update your method of communication. You can view up to date number of positive cases of Covid-19 for each facility on the Illinois Department of Public Health’s website at https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/long-term-care-facility-outbreaks-covid-19
FOR INDIANA FACILITIES: As the resident’s representative you will begin receiving daily updates with the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the facility via an automated phone call to the phone number we have on record. If you would prefer to receive this daily communication through an email, please contact the facility to update your method of communication.