Imperial Manor, Parkview Heights continue operating without any COVID-19 cases
Administrator Eric Haider isn’t quiet about the fact the senior care facilities he oversees—the Imperial Manor and Parkview-Heights—continue to operate without any COVID-19 cases among residents or staff.
That’s despite positive cases in two nursing homes in adjacent counties, he said, and three new cases in Chase County the past week.
An ambulance call Monday morning to the manor also went out on emergency radios that it was a possible COVID-19 situation, which also sent rumors through the community.
He confirmed Wednesday there have been no COVID-19 positive cases among 72 staff members or with any of its residents.
Haider has been adamant about being vigilant and cautious all along.
“We have implemented several extra steps to protect our residents and staff,” he said this week.
He outlined in his most recent newsletter to families some of those steps that include daily resident and staff screenings, infection control, use of PPE, education, audits and data review, to ensure staff are up-to-date with each new CDC requirement.
Last week, Haider said two federal surveyors were in town and walked through the manor for its COVID-19 survey.
“They spent a lot of time asking staff questions and observing staff on how they are following COVID and infection control practices and knowledge of COVID-19,” he said.
Staff was observed in the kitchen, dining room, resident rooms, isolation rooms, giving meds, bathing and more, he said.
Haider said their exit comments were positive.
“They were very impressed with a lot of things we are doing at Imperial Manor and made several positive comments. They loved our temporary chapel/ visiting area and asked permission to share our idea with others,” he said.
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