Senior care facilities keeping close eye on COVID situation
Staff and administration at Imperial Manor and Parkview-Heights continue to battle COVID-19, as one staff member at the manor tested positive last week, and one death was attributed to the virus.
CEO Eric Haider said the staff member tested positive Nov. 5, so manor residents will be in the “red zone” until next week, meaning in their rooms for meals and limited activities.
One death at the manor last week was counted as a death related to the virus, said Director of Nursing Margie Haider.
She said the resident had tested positive for COVID but also had underlying health conditions.
A second death at the manor last week was due to natural causes, she said.
In Haider’s Nov. 1 report to families and board members, he said one Parkview-Heights resident went to a hospital in a different county and passed away there. That death was counted as a COVID death in the county in which it occurred.
In the past two weeks, there has been better news on the Parkview-Heights side.
DON Margie Haider said they have had no new positive cases in the Parkview-Heights staff or residents for the past two weeks, which has improved that facility from Phase One to Phase Two.
In Phase Two, residents can come out of their rooms, eat in the dining room together (with 6 feet spacing), have limited group activities and staff does not have to wear full PPE. All must continue to wear masks.
Visitors in rooms are still restricted, however, because of the positive case numbers in Chase County as a whole. Parkview-Heights residents can be visited in the area with the plexiglass divider.
Visitation will be opened up when the color dial for Chase County and the health district moves to green, and there are no new cases of positive COVID in either staff or residents, Haider said.
Staff at both the manor and Parkview-Heights will continue to be tested twice a week.
All manor residents will be tested every Wednesday. Parkview-Heights residents will no longer be tested unless someone is showing signs or symptoms of COVID-19, Eric Haider said.
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