260-484-5555 info@sacfw.org

 

 

Saint Anne Communities Update: May 22, 2020 

Fort Wayne
  • Residents who have tested positive in total: 0 
  • Residents who have tested positive in the last 14 days: 0 
  • Residents who have tested positive in the last 24 hours: 0 
  • Resident Deaths due to COVID19: 0
  • Staff who have tested positive in total: 2
  • Staff who have tested positive in the last 14 days: 0
  • How to contact your loved one’s care team:

Saint Anne’s Administrator: Elaine Wilson 399-3241 or  elaine.wilson@sacfw.org

Saint Anne’s DON: Corrina Rees 399-3239 or Corrina.rees@sacfw.org

1st floor: Social Services – Michelle Erichsen 399-3263 or  michelle.erichsen@sacfw.org

Nursing – Celeste Farr 399-3222 or celeste.farr@sacfw.org

2nd floor: Social Services – Emily Stillwell 399-3333 or Emily.stillwell@sacfw.org

Nursing: Angie Reynolds 399-3227 or angie.reynolds@sacfw.org

3rd floor: Social Services – Matt Booher 399-3087 or matt.booher@sacfw.org

Nursing: Leslie Salway 399-3203 or leslie.salway@sacfw.org

Assisted Living: Nursing North Point 399-3259

Nursing South Point 399-3251

Memory Care 399-3103

Assisted Living Administrator: Amanda Yoquelet 399-3277 or Amanda.yoquelet@sacfw.org

Huntington
  • Residents who have tested positive in total: 1 
  • Residents who have tested positive in the last 14 days: 0 
  • Residents who have tested positive in the last 24 hours: 0 
  • Resident Deaths due to COVID19: 1
  • Staff who have tested positive in total: 1
  • Staff who have tested positive in the last 14 days: 0
  • How to contact your loved one’s care team:

Victory Noll Administrator: Tracy Schultz 224-6840 or tracy.schultz@sacfw.org

Victory Noll DON: Megan Moore 200-1751 or megan.moore@sacfw.org

Victory Noll Social Services: Megan Salway 224-1744 or megan.salway@sacfw.org 

 

  • You may also contact the local long term care ombudsman with concerns you may have, her contact information is as follows;

Area 3

Aisha R. Arrington, Local Ombudsman

LTC Ombudsman Program

3215 Stellhorn Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46815

ararrington.ombudsman@gmail.com

260-469-3161

Serves: Adam, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley Counties

 

  • Regulatory Guidance

There has been seemingly endless information from regulatory institutions helping guide the way for long term care facilities during this pandemic. Listed below are links that can help address questions you may have. Saint Anne’s has been working to strictly follow all guidance given by the CDC, CMS, & ISDH.

https://www.cms.gov/files/document/4220-covid-19-long-term-care-facility-guidance.pdf 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/long-term-care.html 

https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/files/IN_COVID-19%20State%20Requirements%20and%20Guidance%20for%20COVID%20dedicated%20faciliti….pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COVID19 update April 14, 2020

 

Saint Anne Communities has no positive or presumptive cases of COVID19. We are extremely grateful for this as we hear of other nursing  homes in the area having confirmed cases. We keep all in our prayers during this frightening time.

 

We are working to keep residents contained in their rooms to the best of our abilities given the variety of resident needs and complexities. The Saint Anne’s Team has done a tremendous job of pulling together from every department. It is truly an ‘all hands on deck’ venture as everyone from every department is helping deliver room trays and engage with residents to help them not feel so isolated. Many of our team members have completed the state approved Personal Care Attendant (PCA) course. This course allows them to work as a CNA for the time being. This will be helpful if staff become ill, ensuring we have adequate staff to care for your loved ones. We have followed strict guidelines of any staff member who feels ill. A staff member with a fever or any of the COVID19 symptoms may not return to work until 7 days past the onset of symptoms and at least 3 days fever free without the use of fever reducing medications have passed.

 

We have increased our infection control protocols and now have every staff member who interacts with a resident or goes into a resident room wear a gown. All staff continue wearing masks and safety glasses.

 

As some may have heard from the Governor’s address today, 4/14/2020, the State is looking for facilities to become dedicated COVID19 facilities. Saint Anne’s will NOT become a COVID19 dedicated facility. We are much to large of a building with little to no ability to cohort residents in separate areas.

 

We do have an isolation area prepared in the building though incase we get cases. Our rehab wing, containing 8 available rooms, is sealed off and will be used for if we need to isolate residents due to having COVID19.

 

We are taking no outside admissions in an attempt to decrease the number of potential carriers coming into the building. If our current residents go to the hospital, we will be readmitting them.

 

We are now using only door 13 for all entering the building. This includes those dropping off medications or other resident needed items

 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns please call. We are here for you.

 

 

 

 

 

Saint Anne’s Family and Friends,

 

Thank you for your patience during this difficult time. Please know we are being extremely cautious and doing everything possible to keep our residents safe. Our administrative team has been working to stay up to date with any and all information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), and Allen County Department of Health (ACDH). Our front line staff then carry out the protocols and have done a fantastic job in providing the best care for your loved ones!

 

In furthering our restrictions, we ask that no homemade food items be brought to the facility. Store bought may still be delivered, and the packaging must be suitable to withstand being cleaned with a sanitizer wipe.

 

The following measures have been implemented until further notice:

 

  • Visitor restrictions are in place per CDC
  • Staff temperatures are taken daily prior to reporting to their assigned areas
  • Staff complete a series of questions regarding exposure, illness and travel daily
  • All staff are required to wear facemasks and protective eye wear during all shifts
  • Many non-clinical staff are completing the PCA (Personal Care Assistant) training approved by Governor Holcomb to assist with resident care if needed
  • Outside services entering the building have been limited to those who are essential. The same procedures regarding their temperature being taken and completing a series of questions are followed
  • Residents temperatures are taken daily
  • Residents are practicing social distancing with assistance of staff
  • Any new residents or residents returning from a hospital stay are quarantined for 14 days
  • Saint Anne’s will be doing all resident laundry. This is an attempt to reduce the risk of carrying the virus into the building. Resident clothes will all be labeled to prevent lost items.
  • Face Timing and video chat with residents has been a huge hit! Please contact the Social Service and or Activity Department to schedule a virtual visit
  • One on one visits with staff
  • Writing notes to family members and either emailing them or sending by mail
  • Taking pictures with messages and sending to the families
  • Manicures
  • Celebrating birthdays
  • Utilizing television to provide:
    • daily exercise,
    • movies,
    • travelogues,
    • video concerts,
    • documentaries,
    • mass and protestant services
    • rosary
    • Lenten devotions and stations of the cross
    • Weekly chair yoga coming soon
  • Playing Bingo by giving out bingo cards and 2 numbers a day
  • Snack, beverage and supply cart twice daily
  • Bulletin boards stocked with word searches, crosswords and other brain games plus coloring sheets and instructions for exercises from the therapy department

 

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers who sewed many masks.  We are so very grateful!

 

If you have any questions, never hesitate to call! 260-484-5555

 

 

 

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