260-484-5555 info@sacfw.org

COVID-19 Updates 

Facility Updates

* Saint Anne Communities Update: September 16, 2021

Fort Wayne

Residents who have tested positive in total: 121
Residents who have tested positive in the last 14 days: 2
Residents who have tested positive in the last 24 hours: 2
Resident Deaths due to COVID19: 32

Residents who have recovered: 83
Staff who have tested positive in total: 121

Staff who have tested positive in the last 14 days: 0

Staff who have tested positive in the last 24 hours: 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: Leslie Salway 399-3203 or leslie.salway@sacfw.org

1st floor: Social Services – Penny Worman 484-5555 or penny.worman@sacfw.org

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

2nd floor: Social Services – Haley Henline 399-3333 or Haley.Henline@sacfw.org

Nursing – Dorothy Rayford 399-3227 or dorothy.rayford@sacfw.org

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

Nursing: Erin Houk 399-3203 or erin.houk@sacfw.org

Rehab: Case Manager – Penny Worman 399-3400 or penny.worman@sacfw.org

Nursing: Lois Goff – 399-3024 or lois.goff@sacfw.org

Assisted Living: Nursing North Point 399-3259

Nursing South Point 399-3251

Memory Care 399-3103

Residential Living Director: Amanda Yoquelet 399-3277 or Amanda.yoquelet@sacfw.org

Nursing: Elisia Staver 399-3026 or elisia.staver@sacfw.org


Residents who have tested positive in total: 2
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: 7
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

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

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


SAC continues to follow the recommendations from the CDC and ISDH regarding visitation.

For more information from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) please visit their website or review the information below.

CMS SNF Visitation Guidance 03-10-2021

FAQs & More

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.

COVID-19 Long-Term Care Facility Guidance April 2, 2020 (click here)

Preparing for COVID-19 in Nursing Homes (click here)

IN.gov Coronavirus Long-Term Care Resident Information (click here)

What are the facts we should know about covid?

Information regarding the novel corona virus, covid-19, the spread, prevention, symptoms and testing is changing and updated on a regular basis. For current information, please click here.

What is Saint Anne’s doing to prevent the spread?

  • Staff temperatures are taken daily prior to reporting to their assigned areas
  • Staff complete a series of questions regarding exposure, illness and travel daily
  • Staff who travel out of state or on an airplane are quarantined based on the type of travel until the quarantine has ended or they are able to provide administration with a negative test result
  • All staff are required to wear facemasks at all times
  • Protective eye wear and gowns are worn by staff when interacting with residents
  • Many non-clinical staff are completing and have completed 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 and oxygen saturations are taken twice daily
  • Social distancing dining and activities
  • Encouraged to wear masks
  • Residents are practicing social distancing with assistance of staff
  • Any new residents or residents returning from a hospital stay are quarantined
  • Designated chapel seats and televised in house daily mass
  • Communion is given as directed by Bishop Kevin Rhoades

Additional Information and Links


SAC – 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.