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Last updated: 9.23.2020

Franciscan Ministries Takes Precautionary Measures In Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The health of our employees, residents and their families is our number one priority at Franciscan Ministries. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) becomes more widespread, we acknowledge the importance in addressing concerns and questions as well as communicate actions that our organization is actively taking. For additional resources, please scroll to the bottom of this page.

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A Letter From Our CEO – 9.22.20

To Our Franciscan Village Residents and Family Members:

We ended last week with some very good news regarding our positivity rate; however we have received notification that a resident has tested positive for the virus. As per our previous protocols, we will continue to do widespread testing at specific intervals as we move forward to aide in the identification/mitigation and containment of any virus.

Confirmed Resident Case:
This resident, in our Mother Theresa Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, became symptomatic on 9/20/2020 and was immediately moved to the COVID-19 isolation unit. They were tested for COVID-19 which yielded an inconclusive result. Due to an unrelated medical need, the resident was admitted to the hospital on 9/21/2020 where they were tested for COVID-19, per hospital policy, yielding a positive result for the virus on 9/22/2020.The resident remains at the hospital in isolation.

Containment Procedures:
Residents will continue to be monitored closely for the earliest signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If any signs or symptoms develop, a resident is immediately isolated. Associates continue to be screened daily when they report for work; if any screening element is noted to be abnormal, the associate is sent home. We have no additional residents or associates who are exhibiting any signs of infection at this time. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while they are working to minimize any potential spread of the virus.

Precautionary Measures:
At this time, we will continue with a restriction on family visitation in the Healthcare Center only. We will continue to monitor the suggested guidelines of Cook County and notify you as soon as this restriction can be lifted. Please note this restriction ONLY applies to the Mother Theresa Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Once this restriction is lifted, you will receive further communication of the COVID-19 status of the community. Additionally, the staff continues to maintain proper PPE recommendations and protocol, as defined by the local and state health departments and the CDC. We will also continue to test all associates and residents for the COVID-19 virus on an ongoing basis.

Franciscan Village continues to monitor associates and residents, following CDC-regulated standards for infection control and to prevent any spread of the virus. The staff continues to maintain proper PPE recommendations and protocol, as defined by the local and state health departments and the CDC.

We understand that this is a time of anxiety and unknowns for the safety of you or your loved ones. 100% of our efforts are geared towards the safety of your loved ones. Should you have any questions, please visit our Franciscan Village Facebook page or the Franciscan Ministry COVID-19 Web Page – www.franciscanministries.org/coronavirus-response/ for daily updates and information. For additional information, please visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease information page.

The safety of our residents and associates continues to be our most important concern.

Sincerely,
Judy Amiano
President and CEO


A Letter From Our CEO – 9.22.20

To Our Marian Village Residents and Family Members:

We ended last week with some very good news regarding our positivity rate; however we have received notification that an associate has tested positive for the virus. As per our previous protocols, we will continue with widespread testing this Wednesday and Thursday as we move forward to aide in the identification/mitigation and containment of any virus.

Confirmed Associate Case:
This associate, who had no direct contact with residents, was tested for COVID-19 on 9/19/2020, via their personal physician, which yielded a positive result for the virus. This associate last worked on 9/17/2020 and is in quarantine at home. Per the CDC guidelines, the associate can return to work in 10 days if she/he is free of symptoms.

Containment Procedures:
Residents will continue to be monitored closely for the earliest signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If any signs or symptoms develop, a resident is immediately isolated. Associates continue to be screened daily when they report for work; if any screening element is noted to be abnormal, the associate is sent home. We have no additional residents or associates who are exhibiting any signs of infection at this time. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while they are working to minimize any potential spread of the virus.

Precautionary Measures:
Marian Village continues to monitor associates and residents, following CDC-regulated standards for infection control and to prevent any spread of the virus. The staff continues to maintain proper PPE recommendations and protocol, as defined by the local and state health departments and the CDC.

We understand that this is a time of anxiety and unknowns for the safety of you or your loved ones. 100% of our efforts are geared towards the safety of your loved ones. Should you have any questions, please visit our Marian Village Facebook page or the Franciscan Ministry COVID-19 Web Page – www.franciscanministries.org/coronavirus-response/ for daily updates and information. For additional information, please visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease information page.

The safety of our residents and associates continues to be our most important concern.

Sincerely,
Judy Amiano
President and CEO


A Letter From Our CEO – 9.21.20

To Our Addolorata Villa Residents and Family Members:

Although we had some good news to share this past Friday, regarding our COVID-19 positivity rate, we have had a positive case reported today. As part of a recent widespread testing of 58 staff members, we received one positive result for the virus with an associate. Additionally a private-duty caregiver has tested positive with the virus. As per our previous protocols, we will continue to do widespread testing at specific intervals as we move forward to aide in the identification/mitigation and containment of any virus.

Confirmed Associate Case:
This associate, a non-direct care staff member, was included in the widespread testing on 9/17/2020 which yielded a positive result for the virus. The associate’s last day of work was 9/16/2020.This associate remains asymptomatic, in isolation at home and, based on City of Chicago guidelines, can return to work 14 days post testing.

Confirmed Private Caregiver Case:
This private-duty caregiver, serving multiple independent living residents, was tested via their personal physician on 9/15/2020 yielding a positive result for the virus on 9/21/2020. This caregiver followed standard PPE protocol but as a precautionary measure we are conducting contact tracing (completed today) and targeted testing of those who were potentially exposed and will carefully monitor the situation.

Containment Procedures:
Residents continue to be monitored closely for the earliest signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If any signs or symptoms develop, a resident is immediately isolated. Associates continue to be screened daily when they report for work; if any screening element is noted to be abnormal, the associate is sent home. We have no additional residents or associates who are exhibiting any signs of infection at this time. Additionally, we will continue to test healthcare staff for COVID-19 weekly.

Precautionary Measures:
Addolorata Villa continues to restrict visitors and monitors associates and residents, following CDC-regulated standards for infection control and to prevent any spread of the virus. The staff continues to maintain proper PPE recommendations and protocol, as defined by the local and state health departments and the CDC.

We understand that this is a time of anxiety and unknowns for the safety of you or your loved ones. 100% of our efforts are dedicated towards the safety of your loved ones. Should you have any questions, please visit our Addolorata Villa Facebook page or the Franciscan Ministry COVID-19 Web Page – www.franciscanministries.org/coronavirus-response/ for daily updates and information. For additional information, please visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease information page.

The safety of our residents and associates continues to be our most important concern.

Sincerely,
Judy Amiano
President and CEO


A Letter From Our CEO -9.19.20

To Our Franciscan Village Residents and Family Members:
Although we had some good news to share yesterday, regarding our positivity rate, we have had some positive cases reported today. As a result of this routine widespread testing of associates and residents of the Healthcare Center, 273 individuals, including residents and staff members, were tested on 9/17/2020.Today we received final results and have learned of four associates and three residents that have tested positive for the virus. As per our previous protocols, we will continue to do widespread testing at specific intervals as we move forward to aide in the identification/mitigation and containment of any virus.

Confirmed Resident Cases:
On 9/19/2020 we received all the results back from the widespread testing which was conducted on 9/17/2020.Three residents tested positive for the virus. These residents, in our Mother Theresa Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, are asymptomatic and remain in isolation.

Confirmed Associate Cases:
On 9/19/2020 we received all the results back from the widespread testing which was conducted on 9/17/2020. Four associates tested positive for the virus, in our Mother Theresa Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center; they remain in isolation and may return to work in 10 days per CDC guidelines.

Containment Procedures:
Residents will continue to be monitored closely for the earliest signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If any signs or symptoms develop, a resident is immediately isolated. Associates continue to be screened daily when they report for work; if any screening element is noted to be abnormal, the associate is sent home. We have no additional residents or associates who are exhibiting any signs of infection at this time. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while they are working to minimize any potential spread of the virus.

Precautionary Measures:
At this time, we will continue with a restriction on family visitation in the Healthcare Center only. We will continue to monitor the suggested guidelines of Cook County and notify you as soon as this restriction can be lifted. Please note this restriction ONLY applies to the Mother Theresa Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Once this restriction is lifted, you will receive further communication of the COVID-19 status of the community. Additionally, the staff continues to maintain proper PPE recommendations and protocol, as defined by the local and state health departments and the CDC. We will also continue to test all associates and residents for the COVID-19 virus on an ongoing basis.

Franciscan Village continues to monitor associates and residents, following CDC-regulated standards for infection control and to prevent any spread of the virus. The staff continues to maintain proper PPE recommendations and protocol, as defined by the local and state health departments and the CDC.

We understand that this is a time of anxiety and unknowns for the safety of you or your loved ones. 100% of our efforts are geared towards the safety of your loved ones. Should you have any questions, please visit our Franciscan Village Facebook page or the Franciscan Ministry COVID-19 Web Page – www.franciscanministries.org/coronavirus-response/ for daily updates and information. For additional information, please visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease information page.

The safety of our residents and associates continues to be our most important concern.

Sincerely,
Judy Amiano
President and CEO


A Letter From Our CEO -9.18.20

To Our Franciscan Village Residents and Family Members:

As we look to the future to maintain the utmost safety of our residents, family members and associates, I continue to be thankful to all of you for your words of support and encouragement throughout this entire period. They are very much appreciated by the Franciscan Village associates and residents. Today, 9/18/2020, we have one associate in our Mother Theresa Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center who has tested positive for the virus. As per our previous protocols, we will continue to do widespread testing at specific intervals as we move forward to aide in the identification/mitigation and containment of any virus.

Confirmed Associate Case:
This associate, a RN in our Mother Theresa Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, was tested for COVID-19 on 9/18/2020 via their personal physician. On 9/18/2020, the test yielded a positive result for the virus. This associate last worked on 9/13/2020 and is in quarantine at home. Per the CDC guidelines, the associate can return to work in 10 days if she/he is free of symptoms.

Containment Procedures:
Residents will continue to be monitored closely for the earliest signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If any signs or symptoms develop, a resident is immediately isolated. Associates continue to be screened daily when they report for work; if any screening element is noted to be abnormal, the associate is sent home. We have no additional residents or associates who are exhibiting any signs of infection at this time. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while they are working to minimize any potential spread of the virus.

Precautionary Measures:
At this time, we will continue with a restriction on family visitation in the Healthcare Center only. We will continue to monitor the suggested guidelines of Cook County and notify you as soon as this restriction can be lifted. Please note this restriction ONLY applies to the Mother Theresa Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Once this restriction is lifted, you will receive further communication of the COVID-19 status of the community. Additionally, the staff continues to maintain proper PPE recommendations and protocol, as defined by the local and state health departments and the CDC. We will also continue to test all associates and residents for the COVID-19 virus on an ongoing basis.

Franciscan Village continues to monitor associates and residents, following CDC-regulated standards for infection control and to prevent any spread of the virus. The staff continues to maintain proper PPE recommendations and protocol, as defined by the local and state health departments and the CDC.

We understand that this is a time of anxiety and unknowns for the safety of you or your loved ones. 100% of our efforts are geared towards the safety of your loved ones. Should you have any questions, please visit our Franciscan Village Facebook page or the Franciscan Ministry COVID-19 Web Page – www. franciscanministries.org/coronavirus-response/ for daily updates and information. For additional information, please visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease information page.
The safety of our residents and associates continues to be our most important concern.

Judy Amiano
President and CEO


A Letter From Our CEO – 9.16.20

To Our Franciscan Village Residents and Family Members:

As we look to the future to maintain the utmost safety of our residents, family members and associates, I continue to be thankful to all of you for your words of support and encouragement throughout this entire period. They are very much appreciated by the Franciscan Village associates and residents. Today, 9/16/2020, we have two associates in our Mother Theresa Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center who have tested positive for the virus. As per our previous protocols, we will continue to do widespread testing at specific intervals as we move forward to aide in the identification/mitigation and containment of any virus.

Confirmed Associate Case # 1:

This associate, a CNA in our Mother Theresa Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, was tested for COVID-19 on 9/12/2020 via their personal physician. On 9/15/2020, the test yielded a positive result for the virus. This associate last worked on 9/9/2020 and is in quarantine at home. Per the CDC guidelines, the associate can return to work in 10 days if she/he is free of symptoms.

 Confirmed Associate Case # 2:

This associate, an RN in our Mother Theresa Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, was tested for COVID-19 on 9/10/20 and was negative and subsequent testing on 9/16/2020 which yielded a positive result for the virus. This associate last worked on 9/14/2020 and is in quarantine at home. Per the CDC guidelines, the associate can return to work in 10 days if she/he is free of symptoms.

 Containment Procedures:

Residents will continue to be monitored closely for the earliest signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If any signs or symptoms develop, a resident is immediately isolated. Associates continue to be screened daily when they report for work; if any screening element is noted to be abnormal, the associate is sent home. We have no additional residents or associates who are exhibiting any signs of infection at this time. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while they are working to minimize any potential spread of the virus.

 Precautionary Measures:

At this time, we will continue with a restriction on family visitation in the Healthcare Center only. We will continue to monitor the suggested guidelines of Cook County and notify you as soon as this restriction can be lifted. Please note this restriction ONLY applies to the Mother Theresa Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Once this restriction is lifted, you will receive further communication of the COVID-19 status of the community. Additionally, the staff continues to maintain proper PPE recommendations and protocol, as defined by the local and state health departments and the CDC. We will also continue to test all associates and residents for the COVID-19 virus on an ongoing basis.

Franciscan Village continues to monitor associates and residents, following CDC-regulated standards for infection control and to prevent any spread of the virus. The staff continues to maintain proper PPE recommendations and protocol, as defined by the local and state health departments and the CDC.

We understand that this is a time of anxiety and unknowns for the safety of you or your loved ones. 100% of our efforts are geared towards the safety of your loved ones. Should you have any questions, please visit our Franciscan Village Facebook page or the Franciscan Ministry COVID-19 Web Page – www.franciscanministries.org/coronavirus-response/ for daily updates and information. For additional information, please visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease information page.

The safety of our residents and associates continues to be our most important concern.

Sincerely,
Judy Amiano
President and CEO


A Letter From Our CEO – 9.14.20

To Our Marian Village Residents and Family Members:
As we look to the future to maintain the utmost safety of our residents, family members and associates, I continue to be thankful to all of you for your words of support and encouragement throughout this entire period. They are very much appreciated by the Marian Village associates and residents. Today, 9/11/2020, we received notification that an associate has tested positive for the virus.

Confirmed Associate Case:
This associate, a non-direct care staff member, was tested for COVID-19 on 9/11/2020, via their personal physician, which yielded a positive result for the virus. This associate last worked on 9/9/2020 and is in quarantine at home. Per the CDC guidelines, the associate can return to work in 10 days if she/he is free of symptoms.

Containment Procedures:
Residents will continue to be monitored closely for the earliest signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If any signs or symptoms develop, a resident is immediately isolated. Associates continue to be screened daily when they report for work; if any screening element is noted to be abnormal, the associate is sent home. We have no additional residents or associates who are exhibiting any signs of infection at this time. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while they are working to minimize any potential spread of the virus.

Precautionary Measures:
Based on guidance from the Will County Health Department, we are immediately suspending all communal dining, activities, chapel services, salon services and the entrance of any outside visitors to Marian Village until Saturday, September 19, 2020. At that time, you will receive further communication of the COVID-19 status of the community. Additionally, the Will County Health Department has recommended that we test all associates and residents for the COVID-19 virus. We will update you on the dates and times for testing. This protocol will continue until we receive further guidance from the Will County Health Department.

Marian Village continues to monitor associates and residents, following CDC-regulated standards for infection control and to prevent any spread of the virus. The staff continues to maintain proper PPE recommendations and protocol, as defined by the local and state health departments and the CDC.

We understand that this is a time of anxiety and unknowns for the safety of you or your loved ones. 100% of our efforts are geared towards the safety of your loved ones. Should you have any questions, please visit our Marian Village Facebook page or the Franciscan Ministry COVID-19 Web Page – www.franciscanministries.org/coronavirus-response/ for daily updates and information. For additional information, please visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease information page.

The safety of our residents and associates continues to be our most important concern.

Sincerely,
Judy Amiano
President and CEO


A Letter From Our CEO – 9.12.20

To Our Marian Village Residents and Family Members:
As we look to the future to maintain the utmost safety of our residents, family members and associates, I continue to be thankful to all of you for your words of support and encouragement throughout this entire period. They are very much appreciated by the Marian Village associates and residents. Today, 9/11/2020, we received notification that an associate has tested positive for the virus.

Confirmed Associate Case:
This associate, a non-direct care staff member, was tested for COVID-19 on 9/11/2020, via their personal physician, which yielded a positive result for the virus. This associate last worked on 9/9/2020 and is in quarantine at home. Per the CDC guidelines, the associate can return to work in 10 days if she/he is free of symptoms.

Containment Procedures:
Residents will continue to be monitored closely for the earliest signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If any signs or symptoms develop, a resident is immediately isolated. Associates continue to be screened daily when they report for work; if any screening element is noted to be abnormal, the associate is sent home. We have no additional residents or associates who are exhibiting any signs of infection at this time. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while they are working to minimize any potential spread of the virus.

Precautionary Measures:
Based on guidance from the Will County Health Department, we are immediately suspending all communal dining, activities, chapel services, salon services and the entrance of any outside visitors to Marian Village until Saturday, September 19, 2020. At that time, you will receive further communication of the COVID-19 status of the community. Additionally, the Will County Health Department has recommended that we test all associates and residents for the COVID-19 virus. We will update you on the dates and times for testing. This protocol will continue until we receive further guidance from the Will County Health Department.

Marian Village continues to monitor associates and residents, following CDC-regulated standards for infection control and to prevent any spread of the virus. The staff continues to maintain proper PPE recommendations and protocol, as defined by the local and state health departments and the CDC.

We understand that this is a time of anxiety and unknowns for the safety of you or your loved ones. 100% of our efforts are geared towards the safety of your loved ones. Should you have any questions, please visit our Marian Village Facebook page or the Franciscan Ministry COVID-19 Web Page – www.franciscanministries.org/coronavirus-response/ for daily updates and information. For additional information, please visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease information page.

The safety of our residents and associates continues to be our most important concern.

Sincerely,
Judy Amiano
President and CEO


A Letter From Our CEO – 8.31.20

To Our Village of Mercy Creek Residents and Family Members:

Thank you for your continued support of The Village at Mercy Creek and the associates who are working so diligently with the COVID-19 infection prevention strategies to provide excellent care to the residents of the community. Today, 08/31/2020, we had an associate report to us that they have tested positive for the virus.

Confirmed Associate Case:
This associate, a dining services staff member, underwent COVID-19 testing, via an outside facility on 8/28/2020, which yielded a positive result for the virus. The associate last worked on 8/27/2020; is asymptomatic and remains in isolation at home for the next ten days. Per the CDC guidelines, the associate can return to work in 10 days if she/he is free of symptoms.

Containment Procedures:
Residents continue to be monitored closely for the earliest signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If any signs or symptoms develop, a resident is immediately isolated. Associates continue to be screened daily when they report for work; if any screening element is noted to be abnormal, the associate is sent home. We have no additional residents or associates who are exhibiting any signs of infection at this time. Additionally, we will continue to test healthcare staff for COVID-19 weekly.

Precautionary Measures:
The Village of Mercy Creek continues to restrict visitors and monitors associates and residents, following CDC-regulated standards for infection control and to prevent any spread of the virus. The staff continues to maintain proper PPE recommendations and protocol, as defined by the local and state health departments and the CDC.

We understand that this is a time of anxiety and unknowns for the safety of you or your loved ones. 100% of our efforts are dedicated towards the safety of your loved ones. Should you have any questions, please visit The Village of Mercy Creek Facebook page or the Franciscan Ministry COVID-19 Web Page – www.franciscanministries.org/coronavirus-response/ for daily updates and information. For additional information, please visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease information page.

The safety of our residents and associates continues to be our most important concern.

Sincerely,
Judy Amiano
President and CEO


A Letter From Our CEO – 8.31.20

To Our Franciscan Village Residents and Family Members:
As we look to the future to maintain the utmost safety of our residents, family members and associates, I continue to be thankful to all of you for your words of support and encouragement throughout this entire period. They are very much appreciated by the Franciscan Village associates and residents. As you may be aware, we are conducting routine widespread testing of associates and residents of the Healthcare Center. With this widespread testing of 209 individuals (94 residents and 115 staff members) on 8/27/20, we received two positive results for the virus.

Confirmed Resident Case:
This resident, in our Mother Theresa Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, was tested for COVID-19 on 8/27/2020. On 8/31/2020, the test yielded a positive result for the virus. This resident is asymptomatic and remains in isolation.

Confirmed Associate Case:
This associate, a non-direct care staff member, was tested for COVID-19 on 8/27/2020. On 8/31/2020, the test yielded a positive result for the virus. This associate last worked on 8/27/2020 and is in quarantine at home. Per the CDC guidelines, the associate can return to work in 10 days if she/he is free of symptoms.

Containment Procedures:
Residents will continue to be monitored closely for the earliest signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If any signs or symptoms develop, a resident is immediately isolated. Associates continue to be screened daily when they report for work; if any screening element is noted to be abnormal, the associate is sent home. We have no additional residents or associates who are exhibiting any signs of infection at this time. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while they are working to minimize any potential spread of the virus.

Precautionary Measures:
Franciscan Village continues to restrict visitors and monitors associates and residents, following CDC-regulated standards for infection control and to prevent any spread of the virus. The staff continues to maintain proper PPE recommendations and protocol, as defined by the local and state health departments and the CDC.

We understand that this is a time of anxiety and unknowns for the safety of you or loved ones. 100% of our efforts are geared towards the safety of your loved ones. Should you have any questions, please visit our Franciscan Village Facebook page or the Franciscan Ministry COVID-19 Web Page – www.franciscanministries.org/coronavirus-response/ for daily updates and information. For additional information, please visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease information page.

The safety of our residents and associates continues to be our most important concern.

Sincerely,
Judy Amiano
President and CEO


A Letter From Our CEO – 8.31.20

To Mount Alverna Village Residents and Family Members:

Thanks for your continued patience as we navigate these unchartered waters with COVID. As reported last week, we are doing widespread testing of associates and residents of Mount Alverna Village. We have confirmed that ALL THREE positive results of residents reported last week (2 Ancora Memory Support and 1 Assisted Living resident) were FALSE positives – meaning they did not have COVID. For that we are thankful and we are hopeful the method of testing improves over time. Late last week the Governor halted the saliva type of testing being done in Assisted Living Communities, due to high error rates with false positives.

Last week we performed 203 screening tests of associates who work in the nursing home as part of The Ohio Department of Health widespread testing that skilled nursing facilities are required to perform on all of their associates every other week. With this widespread testing, we received two positive results for the virus. Given our recent experience with the false positives, we have not yet retested these asymptomatic staff members, but will take the highest form of precaution and require them to quarantine at home until safe to return to work.

Confirmed Associate Case One:
This associate, a Plant Ops Technician, was tested for COVID-19 on 8/24/2020. On 8/29/2020 the test yielded a positive result for the virus. This associate is asymptomatic and remains in isolation at home for the next ten days. Per the CDC guidelines, the associate can return to work in 10 days if she/he is free of symptoms.

Confirmed Associate Case Two:
This associate, a Plant Ops Technician, was tested for COVID-19 on 8/24/2020. On 8/29/2020 the test yielded a positive result for the virus. This associate is asymptomatic and remains in isolation at home for the next ten days. Per the CDC guidelines, the associate can return to work in 10 days if she/he is free of symptoms.

Containment Procedures:
Residents will continue to be monitored closely for the earliest signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If any signs or symptoms develop, a resident is immediately isolated. Associates continue to be screened daily when they report for work; if any screening element is noted to be abnormal, the associate is sent home. We have no additional residents or associates who are exhibiting any signs of infection at this time. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while they are working to minimize any potential spread of the virus.

Precautionary Measures:
Mount Alverna Village continues to restrict visitors and monitors associates and residents, following CDC-regulated standards for infection control and to prevent any spread of the virus. The staff continues to maintain proper PPE recommendations and protocol, as defined by the local and state health departments and the CDC.

We understand that this is a time of anxiety and unknowns for the safety of you or your loved ones. 100% of our efforts are dedicated towards the safety of your loved ones. Should you have any questions, please visit our Mount Alverna Village Facebook page or the Franciscan Ministry COVID-19 Web Page – www.franciscanministries.org/coronavirus-response/ for daily updates and information. For additional information, please visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease information page.

The safety of our residents and associates continues to be our most important concern.

Sincerely,
Judy Amiano
President and CEO


A Letter From Our CEO – 8.28.20

To Mount Alverna Village Residents and Family Members:

URGENT NOTICE:  We wanted to provide you with an update we received from the Ohio Assisted Living Association (OALA). Effectively immediately there is a “temporary” cessation of all COVID-19 saliva testing due to a significant number of “false positive” results that have been received across the state of Ohio. Due to the number of “false positive” results that are being reported, Mount Alverna Village is retesting the residents that tested positive recently, to discover if these were false positive results. The first retest we did on the two Ancora memory support residents who tested positive with the saliva testing have been retested with a different method of testing and their results were NEGATIVE. We are still awaiting the results of the other repeat tests, but we wanted to get this information out to you quickly.

Clearly false positive tests create enormous strain and fear amongst residents, family members and associates. As we continue to follow the mandated guidelines for testing, we will pray that the tests have valid results that we can all feel comfortable with. Obviously, this news by the Governor is troubling on one hand, but welcome in the sense that we now know that those residents were, in fact, not infected. Please know that we will continue to keep you apprised of any new recommendations that come out.

Moving forward, we will have both Ancora and Assisted Living tested when the remaining of the Mount Alverna Village Campus is tested by the Ohio National Guard.

Although this seems like a setback, these types of inconsistencies, with regards to testing, are sometimes common. Governor DeWine additionally has made a statement that there will be a very short, temporary pause until results from controlled studies are available. Please note though that original the order from the Department of Health for assisted living resident testing is still in effect and there currently are no additional guidelines that have been issued at this time.

As always, we want to again thank you for all your words of support and encouragement as we continue our infection prevention protocols to ensure the safety of our residents, family members and associates. They are very much appreciated by the Mount Alverna Village associates and residents.

We appreciate your continued patience as we all navigate these waters together to ensure the safety of our residents and associates.

Sincerely,
Judy Amiano
President and CEO


A Letter From Our CEO – 8.28.20

To Our Addolorata Villa Residents and Family Members:

As we continue to navigate this time and maintain the utmost safety of our residents, family members and associates, I continue to be thankful to all of you for your words of support and encouragement. They are very much appreciated by the Addolorata Villa associates.  As you may be aware, we are conducting routine widespread testing of associates and residents in the Healthcare Center. As part of a recent widespread testing of 113 individuals (28 residents and 85 staff members) we received one positive result for the virus with an associate.

Confirmed Associate Case:

This associate, a housekeeping staff member, was included in the widespread testing which yielded a positive result for the virus on 8/28/2020. This associate remains in isolation at home and, based on City of Chicago guidelines, can return to work 14 days post testing.

Containment Procedures:

Residents continue to be monitored closely for the earliest signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If any signs or symptoms develop, a resident is immediately isolated. Associates continue to be screened daily when they report for work; if any screening element is noted to be abnormal, the associate is sent home. We have no additional residents or associates who are exhibiting any signs of infection at this time. Additionally, we will continue to test healthcare staff for COVID-19 weekly.

 Precautionary Measures:

Addolorata Villa continues to restrict visitors and monitors associates and residents, following CDC-regulated standards for infection control and to prevent any spread of the virus. The staff continues to maintain proper PPE recommendations and protocol, as defined by the local and state health departments and the CDC.

We understand that this is a time of anxiety and unknowns for the safety of you or your loved ones. 100% of our efforts are dedicated towards the safety of your loved ones. Should you have any questions, please visit our Addolorata Villa Facebook page or the Franciscan Ministry COVID-19 Web Page – www.franciscanministries.org/coronavirus-response/ for daily updates and information. For additional information, please visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease information page.

The safety of our residents and associates continues to be our most important concern.

Sincerely,

Judy Amiano

President and CEO


A Letter From Our CEO – 8.28.20

To Our Village of Victory Lakes Residents and Family Members:

As we continue to navigate this time and maintain the utmost safety of our residents, family members and associates, I continue to be thankful to all of you for your words of support and encouragement. They are very much appreciated by the Village of Victory Lakes associates. As you may be aware, we are conducting routine widespread testing of associates and residents in the Healthcare Center. As part of a recent widespread testing of 71 individuals (45 residents and 26 staff members) we received one positive result for the virus with an associate.

Confirmed Associate Case:

This associate, a CNA, was included in the widespread testing conducted on 08/25/2020 which yielded a positive result for the virus on 8/28/2020. This associate remains asymptomatic and is in quarantine at home. The associate can return to work 14 days post testing.

 Containment Procedures:

Residents continue to be monitored closely for the earliest signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If any signs or symptoms develop, a resident is immediately isolated. Associates continue to be screened daily when they report for work; if any screening element is noted to be abnormal, the associate is sent home. We have no additional residents or associates who are exhibiting any signs of infection at this time. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while they are working to minimize any potential spread of the virus.

 Precautionary Measures:

The Village at Victory Lakes continues to restrict visitors and monitors associates and residents, following CDC-regulated standards for infection control and to prevent any spread of the virus. The staff continues to maintain proper PPE recommendations and protocol, as defined by the local and state health departments and the CDC.

We understand that this is a time of anxiety and unknowns for the safety of you or your loved ones. 100% of our efforts are dedicated towards the safety of your loved ones and our associates. Should you have any questions, please visit our Village of Victory Lakes Facebook page or the Franciscan Ministry COVID-19 Web Page – www.franciscanministries.org/coronavirus-response/ for daily updates and information. For additional information, please visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease information page.

The safety of our residents and associates continues to be our most important concern.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Judy Amiano

President and CEO

Cal Isaacson

Executive Director, Village at Victory Lakes


A Letter From Our CEO – 8.27.20

To Our Addolorata Villa Residents and Family Members:

As we continue to navigate this time and maintain the utmost safety of our residents, family members and associates, I continue to be thankful to all of you for your words of support and encouragement. They are very much appreciated by the Addolorata Villa associates.  Late yesterday, 8/26/2020, we were notified by an associate that they had tested positive for the COVID virus.

Confirmed Associate Case:

This associate, a dining services staff member, underwent COVID-19 testing, via their personal physician, which yielded a positive result for the virus. The associate last worked on 8/26/2020; remains in self-quarantine and, based on City of Chicago guidelines, can return to work 14 days post testing.

Containment Procedures:

Residents continue to be monitored closely for the earliest signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If any signs or symptoms develop, a resident is immediately isolated. Associates continue to be screened daily when they report for work; if any screening element is noted to be abnormal, the associate is sent home. We have no additional residents or associates who are exhibiting any signs of infection at this time. Additionally, we will continue to test healthcare staff for COVID-19 weekly.

 Precautionary Measures:

Addolorata Villa continues to restrict visitors and monitors associates and residents, following CDC-regulated standards for infection control and to prevent any spread of the virus. The staff continues to maintain proper PPE recommendations and protocol, as defined by the local and state health departments and the CDC.

We understand that this is a time of anxiety and unknowns for the safety of you or your loved ones. 100% of our efforts are dedicated towards the safety of your loved ones. Should you have any questions, please visit our Addolorata Villa Facebook page or the Franciscan Ministry COVID-19 Web Page – www.franciscanministries.org/coronavirus-response/ for daily updates and information. For additional information, please visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease information page.

The safety of our residents and associates continues to be our most important concern.

Sincerely,

Judy Amiano

President and CEO


A Letter From Our CEO – 8.24.20

To Our Franciscan Village Residents and Family Members:

As we look to the future to maintain the utmost safety of our residents, family members and associates, I continue to be thankful to all of you for your words of support and encouragement throughout this entire period. They are very much appreciated by the Franciscan Village associates and residents. As you may be aware, we are conducting routine widespread testing of associates and residents of the Healthcare Center. With this widespread testing of 214 individuals (96 residents and 118 staff members), we received one positive result for the virus.

Confirmed Associate Case:
This associate, an LPN, was tested for COVID-19 on 8/20/2020. On 8/24/2020, the test yielded a positive result for the virus. This associate last worked on 8/23/2020; remains asymptomatic and is in quarantine at home. Per the CDC guidelines, the associate can return to work in 10 days if she/he is free of symptoms.

Containment Procedures:
Residents will continue to be monitored closely for the earliest signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If any signs or symptoms develop, a resident is immediately isolated. Associates continue to be screened daily when they report for work; if any screening element is noted to be abnormal, the associate is sent home. We have no additional residents or associates who are exhibiting any signs of infection at this time. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while they are working to minimize any potential spread of the virus.

Precautionary Measures:
Franciscan Village continues to restrict visitors and monitors associates and residents, following CDC-regulated standards for infection control and to prevent any spread of the virus. The staff continues to maintain proper PPE recommendations and protocol, as defined by the local and state health departments and the CDC.

We understand that this is a time of anxiety and unknowns for the safety of you or loved ones. 100% of our efforts are geared towards the safety of your loved ones. Should you have any questions, please visit our Franciscan Village Facebook page or the Franciscan Ministry COVID-19 Web Page – www.franciscanministries.org/coronavirus-response/ for daily updates and information. For additional information, please visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease information page.

The safety of our residents and associates continues to be our most important concern.

Sincerely,

Judy Amiano
President and CEO


A Letter From Our CEO – 8.24.20

To Mount Alverna Village Residents and Family Members:

As we look to the future to maintain the utmost safety of our residents, family members and associates, I continue to be thankful to all of you for your words of support and encouragement throughout this entire period. They are very much appreciated by the Mount Alverna Village Ancora associates and residents. As you may be aware, we are conducting routine widespread testing of associates and residents as part of the Assisted Living COVID-19 Initiative through the Ohio Department of Health. On 8/20/2020 Mount Alverna’s Ancora Memory Support was part of this widespread testing which included 41 individuals (residents and staff members). The testing yielded three positive results for the virus.

Confirmed Resident Case One:
This resident was tested for COVID-19 on 8/20/2020. On 8/23/2020 the test yielded a positive result for the virus. This resident is asymptomatic and remains in isolation for the next ten days.

Confirmed Resident Case Two:
This resident was tested for COVID-19 on 8/20/2020. On 8/23/2020 the test yielded a positive result for the virus. This resident is asymptomatic and remains in isolation for the next ten days.

Confirmed Associate Case:
This associate, an RCA, was tested for COVID-19 on 8/20/2020. On 8/23/2020, the test yielded a positive result for the virus. This associate last worked on 8/21/2020; remains asymptomatic and is in quarantine at home. Per the CDC guidelines, the associate can return to work in 10 days if she/he is free of symptoms.

Containment Procedures:
Residents will continue to be monitored closely for the earliest signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If any signs or symptoms develop, a resident is immediately isolated. Associates continue to be screened daily when they report for work; if any screening element is noted to be abnormal, the associate is sent home. We have no additional residents or associates who are exhibiting any signs of infection at this time. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while they are working to minimize any potential spread of the virus.

Precautionary Measures:
Mount Alverna Village continues to restrict visitors and monitors associates and residents, following CDC-regulated standards for infection control and to prevent any spread of the virus. The staff continues to maintain proper PPE recommendations and protocol, as defined by the local and state health departments and the CDC.

We understand that this is a time of anxiety and unknowns for the safety of you or your loved ones. 100% of our efforts are dedicated towards the safety of your loved ones. Should you have any questions, please visit our Mount Alverna Village Facebook page or the Franciscan Ministry COVID-19 Web Page – www.franciscanministries.org/coronavirus-response/ for daily updates and information. For additional information, please visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease information page.

The safety of our residents and associates continues to be our most important concern.

Sincerely,
Judy Amiano
President and CEO

Patrick Welsh, Executive Director


A Letter From Our CEO – 8.19.20

To Mount Alverna Village Residents and Family Members:

As we look to the future to maintain the utmost safety of our residents, family members and associates, I continue to be thankful to all of you for your words of support and encouragement throughout this entire period. They are very much appreciated by the Mount Alverna Village associates and residents. As you may be aware, we are conducting routine widespread testing of associates and residents as part of the Assisted Living COVID-19 Initiative through the Ohio Department of Health. With this widespread testing of 38 individuals (23 residents and 15 staff members), we received two positive results for the virus.

Confirmed Resident Case:
This assisted living resident was tested for COVID-19 on 8/14/2020. On 8/19/2020 the test yielded a positive result for the virus. This resident is asymptomatic and remains in isolation for the next ten days.

Confirmed Associate Case:
This associate, an RCA in assisted living, was tested for COVID-19 on 8/14/2020. On 8/19/2020, the test yielded a positive result for the virus. This associate last worked on 8/18/2020; remains asymptomatic and is in quarantine at home. Per the CDC guidelines, the associate can return to work in 10 days if she/he is free of symptoms.

Containment Procedures:
Residents will continue to be monitored closely for the earliest signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If any signs or symptoms develop, a resident is immediately isolated. Associates continue to be screened daily when they report for work; if any screening element is noted to be abnormal, the associate is sent home. We have no additional residents or associates who are exhibiting any signs of infection at this time. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while they are working to minimize any potential spread of the virus.

Precautionary Measures:
Mount Alverna Village continues to restrict visitors and monitors associates and residents, following CDC- regulated standards for infection control and to prevent any spread of the virus. The staff continues to maintain proper PPE recommendations and protocol, as defined by the local and state health departments and the CDC.

We understand that this is a time of anxiety and unknowns for the safety of you or your loved ones. 100% of our efforts are dedicated towards the safety of your loved ones. Should you have any questions, please visit our Mount Alverna Village Facebook page or the Franciscan Ministry COVID-19 Web Page – www. franciscanministries.org/coronavirus-response/ for daily updates and information. For additional information, please visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease information page.

The safety of our residents and associates continues to be our most important concern.

Sincerely,
Judy Amiano, President and CEO

Patrick Welsh, Executive Director


A Letter From Our CEO – 8.19.20

To Our St. Joseph Village Residents and Family Members:

As we look to the future to maintain the utmost safety of our residents, family members and associates, I continue to be thankful to all of you for your words of support and encouragement throughout this entire period. They are very much appreciated by the St. Joseph Village associates and residents. As you may
be aware, we are conducting routine widespread testing of associates and residents. As part of a recent widespread testing of 93 residents and staff members, we received one positive result for the virus with an associate.

Confirmed Associate Case:
This associate was included in the serial testing conducted on 8/17/2020, but became symptomatic with a sore throat on 8/18/20. The testing yielded a positive result for the virus on 8/18/2020. This associate last worked on 8/18/2020; remains symptomatic and is in quarantine at home. Per the CDC guidelines, the associate can return to work in 10 days if she/he is free of symptoms.

Containment Procedures:
Residents continue to be monitored closely for the earliest signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If any signs or symptoms develop, a resident is immediately isolated. Associates continue to be screened daily when they report for work; if any screening element is noted to be abnormal, the associate is sent home. We have no additional residents or associates who are exhibiting any signs of infection at this time. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while they are working to minimize any potential spread of the virus.

Precautionary Measures:
St. Joseph Village continues to restrict visitors and monitors associates and residents, following CDC-regulated standards for infection control and to prevent any spread of the virus. The staff continues to maintain proper PPE recommendations and protocol, as defined by the local and state health departments and the CDC.

We understand that this is a time of anxiety and unknowns for the safety of you or loved ones. 100% of our efforts are geared towards the safety of your loved ones. Should you have any questions, please visit our St. Joseph Village Facebook page or the Franciscan Ministry COVID-19 Web Page – www.franciscanministries. org/coronavirus-response/ for daily updates and information. For additional information, please visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease information page.

The safety of our residents and associates continues to be our most important concern.

Sincerely,
Judy Amiano President and CEO


A Letter From Our CEO – 8.12.20

To Our Village of Victory Lakes Residents and Family Members:

As we look to the future to maintain the utmost safety of our residents, family members and associates, I continue to be thankful to all of you for your words of support and encouragement throughout this entire period. They are very much appreciated by the Village of Victory Lakes associates and residents. As you may be aware, we are conducting routine widespread testing of associates and residents in the Healthcare Center. As part of a recent widespread testing of 252 individuals (74 residents and 178 staff members) we received one positive result for the virus with an associate.

Confirmed Associate Case:
This associate, a food service associate in the healthcare center, was included in the widespread testing conducted on 8/6/2020 which yielded a positive result for the virus on 8/11/2020. This associate last worked on 8/11/2020; remains asymptomatic and is in quarantine at home. The associate can return to work 14 days post testing.

Containment Procedures:
Residents continue to be monitored closely for the earliest signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If any signs or symptoms develop, a resident is immediately isolated. Associates continue to be screened daily when they report for work; if any screening element is noted to be abnormal, the associate is sent home. We have no additional residents or associates who are exhibiting any signs of infection at this time. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while they are working to minimize any potential spread of the virus.

Precautionary Measures:
The Village at Victory Lakes continues to restrict visitors and monitors associates and residents, following CDC-regulated standards for infection control and to prevent any spread of the virus. The staff continues to maintain proper PPE recommendations and protocol, as defined by the local and state health departments and the CDC.

We understand that this is a time of anxiety and unknowns for the safety of you or your loved ones. 100% of our efforts are dedicated towards the safety of your loved ones and our associates. Should you have any questions, please visit our Village of Victory Lakes Facebook page or the Franciscan Ministry COVID-19 Web Page – www.franciscanministries.org/coronavirus-response/ for daily updates and information. For additional information, please visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease information page.

The safety of our residents and associates continues to be our most important concern.

Sincerely,
Judy Amiano
President and CEO

Cal Isaacson
Executive Director, Village at Victory Lakes


A Letter From Our CEO – 8.11.20

To Our Addolorata Villa Residents and Family Members:
As we look to the future to maintain the utmost safety of our residents, family members and associates, I continue to be thankful to all of you for your words of support and encouragement throughout this entire period. They are very much appreciated by the Addolorata Villa associates and residents. As you may be aware, we are conducting routine widespread testing of associates and residents in the Healthcare Center. As part of a recent widespread testing of 107 individuals (33 residents and 74 staff members) we received one positive result for the virus with an associate.

Confirmed Associate Case:
This associate, a CNA on the 2nd floor of the healthcare center, was included in the widespread testing conducted on 8/5/2020 which yielded a positive result for the virus on 8/10/2020. This associate last worked on 8/5/2020; remains asymptomatic and, based on City of Chicago guidelines, can return to work 14 days post testing.

Containment Procedures:
Residents continue to be monitored closely for the earliest signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If any signs or symptoms develop, a resident is immediately isolated. Associates continue to be screened daily when they report for work; if any screening element is noted to be abnormal, the associate is sent home. We have no additional residents or associates who are exhibiting any signs of infection at this time. Additionally, we will continue to test healthcare staff for COVID-19 weekly.

Precautionary Measures:
Addolorata Villa continues to restrict visitors and monitors associates and residents, following CDC-regulated standards for infection control and to prevent any spread of the virus. The staff continues to maintain proper PPE recommendations and protocol, as defined by the local and state health departments and the CDC.

We understand that this is a time of anxiety and unknowns for the safety of you or your loved ones. 100% of our efforts are dedicated towards the safety of your loved ones. Should you have any questions, please visit our Addolorata Villa Facebook page or the Franciscan Ministry COVID-19 Web Page – www.franciscanministries.org/coronavirus-response/ for daily updates and information. For additional information, please visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease information page.

The safety of our residents and associates continues to be our most important concern.

Sincerely,
Judy Amiano
President and CEO


A Letter From Our CEO – 8.7.20

To Mount Alverna Village Residents and Family Members:

As always, I want to again thank you for all your words of support and encouragement as we continue our infection prevention protocols to ensure the safety of our residents, family members and associates. They are very much appreciated by the Mount Alverna Village associates and residents.

Confirmed Associate Cases:
Six additional staff members were tested on 8/5/2020 and 8/6/2020 respectively that were displaying varying symptoms. The testing yielded two associates that tested positive for the virus. They include a dietary worker and an STNA and remain isolated in their homes. Following the CDC guidelines, we anticipate that each associate will return to work by 8/17/2020.

Containment Procedures:
Effective August 3, 2020, The Ohio Department of Health announced that skilled nursing facilities will be required to perform widespread testing of all their associates every other week. Therefore, retesting of our Mt. Alverna associates will begin Monday, August 10.

Residents will continue to be monitored closely for the earliest signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If any signs or symptoms develop, a resident is immediately isolated. Associates continue to be screened daily when they report for work; if any screening element is noted to be abnormal, the associate is sent home. We have no additional residents or associates who are exhibiting any signs of infection at this time. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while they are working to minimize any potential spread of the virus.

Precautionary Measures:
Mount Alverna Village continues to restrict visitors and monitors associates and residents, following CDC-regulated standards for infection control and to prevent any spread of the virus. The staff continues to maintain proper PPE recommendations and protocol, as defined by the local and state health departments and the CDC.

We understand that this is a time of anxiety and unknowns for the safety of you or your loved ones. 100% of our efforts are dedicated towards the safety of your loved ones. Should you have any questions, please visit our Mount Alverna Village Facebook page or the Franciscan Ministry COVID-19 Web Page – www.franciscanministries.org/coronavirus-response/ for daily updates and information. For additional information, please visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease information page.

The safety of our residents and associates continues to be our most important concern.

Sincerely,
Judy Amiano
President and CEO


A Letter From Our CEO – 8.5.20

To Our Addolorata Villa Residents and Family Members:
As we look to the future to maintain the utmost safety of our residents, family members and associates, I continue to be thankful to all of you for your words of support and encouragement. They are very much appreciated by the Addolorata Villa associates and residents. As you are likely aware, we are doing periodic widespread COVID testing of our associates. As part of a recent widespread testing of 78 staff members, today 8/5/2020, we received one positive result for the virus.

Confirmed Associate Case:
This associate, a CNA in the healthcare center, was included in the widespread testing conducted on 7/22/2020 which yielded a positive result for the virus. This associate remains asymptomatic and, based on the City of Chicago guidelines, can return to work 14 days post testing.

Containment Procedures:
Residents continue to be monitored closely for the earliest signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If any signs or symptoms develop, a resident is immediately isolated. Associates continue to be screened daily when they report for work; if any screening element is noted to be abnormal, the associate is sent home. We have no additional residents or associates who are exhibiting any signs of infection at this time. Additionally, we will continue to test healthcare staff for COVID-19 weekly.

Precautionary Measures:
Addolorata Villa continues to restrict visitors and monitors associates and residents, following CDC-regulated standards for infection control and to prevent any spread of the virus. The staff continues to maintain proper PPE recommendations and protocol, as defined by the local and state health departments and the CDC.

We understand that this is a time of anxiety and unknowns for the safety of you or your loved ones. 100% of our efforts are dedicated towards the safety of your loved ones. Should you have any questions, please visit our Addolorata Villa Facebook page or the Franciscan Ministry COVID-19 Web Page – www.franciscanministries.org/coronavirus-response/ for daily updates and information. For additional information, please visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease information page.

The safety of our residents and associates continues to be our most important concern.

Sincerely,
Judy Amiano
President and CEO


A Letter From Our CEO – 8.3.20

To Our Village of Victory Lakes Residents and Family Members:

As always, I want to again thank you for all your words of support and encouragement as we continue our infection prevention protocols to ensure the safety of our residents, family members and associates. They are very much appreciated by the Village of Victory Lakes associates and residents. As you may be aware, we are conducting weekly COVID screening testing of Village of Victory Lakes. As part of the most recent widespread screening, 250 residents and employees were tested for the virus. We learned today, 8/03/2020, one associate in our healthcare center has tested positive for the virus.

Confirmed Associate Case:
This associate, a CNA, last worked on 7/24/2020. As part of the widespread screening they were tested on 7/30/2020. On 8/03/2020 the test results were provided to the community. This associate is currently isolated at home based on protocol.

Containment Procedures:
Residents continue to be monitored closely for the earliest signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If any signs or symptoms develop, a resident is immediately isolated. Associates continue to be screened daily when they report for work; if any screening element is noted to be abnormal, the associate is sent home. We have no additional residents or associates who are exhibiting any signs of infection at this time. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while they are working to minimize any potential spread of the virus.

Precautionary Measures:
The Village at Victory Lakes continues to restrict visitors and monitors associates and residents, following CDC-regulated standards for infection control and to prevent any spread of the virus. The staff continues to maintain proper PPE recommendations and protocol, as defined by the local and state health departments and the CDC.

We understand that this is a time of anxiety and unknowns for the safety of you or your loved ones. 100% of our efforts are dedicated towards the safety of your loved ones and our associates. Should you have any questions, please visit our Village of Victory Lakes Facebook page or the Franciscan Ministry COVID-19 Web Page – www.franciscanministries.org/coronavirus-response/ for daily updates and information. For additional information, please visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease information page.

The safety of our residents and associates continues to be our most important concern.

Sincerely,
Judy Amiano
President and CEO

Cal Isaacson
Executive Director, Village at Victory Lakes


A Letter From Our CEO – 8.2.20

To Mount Alverna Village Residents and Family Members:

I hope that you are all enjoying the beautiful summer weather and are able to enjoy some safe summer activities. As always, I want to thank you for your daily words of support, as we look to the future to ensure the safety of our residents, family members and associates. They are very much appreciated by the Mount Alverna Village associates and residents.

Confirmed Associate Cases:
As part of ongoing widespread testing performed by the Ohio National Guard of 231 staff, that was initiated on 7/28/2020, we learned that five associates have tested positive for the virus. Each associate is asymptomatic (not showing symptoms) and remain isolated at their homes. The associates include a food service worker, MDS LPN, Infection Preventionist, and one nursing assistant that worked primarily on 2 West and one nursing assistant that worked on the rehab unit. There are 31 pending results which are expected early next week.

Containment Procedures:
Residents continue to be monitored closely for the earliest signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If any signs or symptoms develop, a resident is immediately isolated. Associates continue to be screened daily when they report for work; if any screening element is noted to be abnormal, the associate is sent home. We have no additional residents or associates who are exhibiting any signs of infection at this time. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while they are working to minimize any potential spread of the virus.

Precautionary Measures:
Mount Alverna Village continues to restrict visitors and monitors associates and residents, following CDC-regulated standards for infection control and to prevent any spread of the virus. The staff continues to maintain proper PPE recommendations and protocol, as defined by the local and state health departments and the CDC.

We understand that this is a time of anxiety and unknowns for the safety of you or your loved ones. 100% of our efforts are dedicated towards the safety of your loved ones. Should you have any questions, please visit our Mount Alverna Village Facebook page or the Franciscan Ministry COVID-19 Web Page – www.franciscanministries.org/coronavirus-response/ for daily updates and information. For additional information, please visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease information page.

The safety of our residents and associates continues to be our most important concern.

Sincerely,
Judy Amiano
President and CEO


A Letter From Our CEO – 8.1.20

To Our Village of Victory Lakes Residents and Family Members:

I hope that you are all enjoying the cooler summer weather today and are able to enjoy some safe summer activities. Again, I want to thank you for your daily words of support, as we look to the future to ensure the safety of our residents, family members and associates. They are very much appreciated by the Village of Victory Lakes associates and residents. As part of widespread testing that was initiated at Victory Lakes of 328 staff and residents, we received one positive result for the virus.

Confirmed Associate Case:
This associate, a CNA in the healthcare center, last worked on 7/22/2020 and was included in the widespread testing that was conducted. The test yielded a posited result for the virus and the associate remains at home in isolation.

Containment Procedures:
Residents continue to be monitored closely for the earliest signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If any signs or symptoms develop, a resident is immediately isolated. Associates continue to be screened daily when they report for work; if any screening element is noted to be abnormal, the associate is sent home. We have no additional residents or associates who are exhibiting any signs of infection at this time. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while they are working to minimize any potential spread of the virus.

Precautionary Measures:
The Village at Victory Lakes continues to restrict visitors and monitors associates and residents, following CDC-regulated standards for infection control and to prevent any spread of the virus. The staff continues to maintain proper PPE recommendations and protocol, as defined by the local and state health departments and the CDC.

We understand that this is a time of anxiety and unknowns for the safety of you or your loved ones. 100% of our efforts are dedicated towards the safety of your loved ones and our associates. Should you have any questions, please visit our Village of Victory Lakes Facebook page or the Franciscan Ministry COVID-19 Web Page – www.franciscanministries.org/coronavirus-response/ for daily updates and information. For additional information, please visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease information page.

The safety of our residents and associates continues to be our most important concern.

Sincerely,
Judy Amiano
President and CEO

Cal Isaacson
Executive Director, Village at Victory Lakes

Important Resources For Families and Residents

Last updated: 9.23.2020

FV update

9.22.2020: For an update for our Franciscan Village residents and families click here.

 

 

 


MV update

9.22.2020: For an update for our Marian Village residents and families click here.

 

 

 


AV update

9.21.2020: For an update for our Addolorata Villa residents and families click here.

 

 

 


FV update

9.18.2020: For an update for our Franciscan Village residents and families click here.

 

 

 


9.16.2020: For an update for our Franciscan Village residents and families click here.

 

 

 


MV Update

9.14.2020: For an update for our Marian Village residents and families click here.

 

 

 


MV Update

9.12.2020: For an update for our Marian Village residents and families click here.

 

 

 


VMC Update

8.31.2020: For an update for our Village Of Mercy Creek residents and families click here.

 

 

 


FV Update

8.31.2020: For an update for our Franciscan Village residents and families click here.

 

 

 


MAV Update

8.31.2020: For an update for our Mount Alverna Village residents and families click here.

 

 

 


 

8.28.2020: For an update for our Mount Alverna Village residents and families click here.


8.28.2020: For an update for our Addolorata Villa residents and families click here.


8.28.2020: For an update for our Village at Victory Lakes residents and families click here.


8.27.2020: For an update for our Addolorata Villa residents and families click here.


8.25.2020: For an update for our Franciscan Village residents and families click here.


8.24.2020: For an update for our Mount Alverna Village residents and families click here.


8.19.2020: For an update for our Mount Alverna Village residents and families click here.


8.19.2020: For an update for our St. Joseph Village residents and families click here.


8.12.2020: For an update for our Victory Lakes residents and families click here.


8.11.2020: For an update for our Addolorata Villa residents and families click here.


8.7.2020: For an update for our Mount Alverna Village residents and families click here.


8.5.2020: For an update for our Addolorata Villa residents and families click here.


8.3.2020: For an update for our Village Of Victory Lakes residents and families click here.


8.2.2020: For an update for our Mount Alverna Village residents and families click here.


8.1.2020: For an update for our Victory Lakes residents and families click here.


7.26.2020: For an update for our Victory Lakes residents and families click here.


7.25.2020: For an update for our Mount Alverna Village residents and families click here.


7.24.2020: For an update for our Mount Alverna Village residents and families click here.


7.21.2020: For an update for our Mount Alverna Village residents and families click here.


7.21.2020: For an update for our Franciscan Village residents and families click here.


7.20.2020: For an update for our Addolorata Villa residents and families click here.


7.16.2020: For an update for our Mount Alverna Village residents and families click here.


7.14.2020: For an update for our Franciscan Village residents and families click here.


7.03.2020: For important measures that are being implemented to contain and prevent the spread of the virus at Mount Alverna click here.


7.03.2020: For an update for our Mount Alverna Village residents and families click here.


7.03.2020: For an update for our Mount Alverna Village residents and families click here.


7.03.2020: For an update for our Mount Alverna Village residents and families click here.


7.01.2020: For the latest update for our Franciscan Village residents and families click here.


7.01.2020: For the latest update for our St. Joseph Village residents and families click here.


6.25.2020: For an update to our St. Joseph Village residents and families click here.


6.19.2020: For the latest update for our Franciscan Communities regarding Reopening Plan in Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing for Addolorata Villa, Franciscan Village, Marian Village, St. Joseph Village of Chicago, and The Village at Victory Lakes, please read the following.


6.15.2020: For the latest update for our Addolorata Villa residents and families, please read the following.


6.11.2020: For the latest update for our Addolorata Villa residents and families, please read the following.


6.11.2020: For the latest update for our Village of Victory Lakes residents and families, please read the following.


6.10.2020: For the latest update for our St. Joseph Village residents and families, please read the following.


6.6.2020: For the latest update for our Mount Alverna Village residents and families, please read the following.


6.3.2020:For the latest update for our Addolorata Villa residents and families, please read the following.


For the latest update for our St. Joseph of Chicago residents and families, please read the following.


For the latest update regarding the Reopening Plan for Addolorata Villa, Franciscan Village, Marian Village, The Village at Victory Lakes and University Place, please read the following.


For the latest update regarding the Reopening Plan for Mount Alverna Village, St. Joseph Village of Chicago, and The Village at Mercy Creek, please read the following.


For the latest update for our Victory Lakes residents and families, please read the following.


For an update for our Victory Lakes residents and families, please read the following.


For an update for our Addolorata Villa residents and families, please read the following.


For an update for our Addolorata Villa residents and families, please read the following.


For the latest update for our Village at Mercy Creek residents and families, please read the following.


For an update for our Addolorata Villa residents and families, please read the following.


For an update for our Addolorata Villa residents and families, please read the following.


For an update for our Addolorata Villa residents and families, please read the following.


For an update for our Addolorata Villa residents and families, please read the following.


For an update for our Addolorata Villa residents and families, please read the following.


For an update for our Addolorata Villa residents and families, please read the following.


For the latest update for our Victory Lakes residents and families, please read the following.


For an update for our Addolorata Villa residents and families, please read the following.


For an update for our Addolorata Villa residents and families, please read the following.


For an update for our Addolorata Villa residents and families, please read the following.


For an update for our Addolorata Villa residents and families, please read the following.


For the latest update for our Victory Lakes residents and families, please read the following.


For an update for our Victory Lakes residents and families, please read the following.


For the latest update for our Addolorata Villa residents and families, please read the following.


For an update for our Addolorata Villa residents and families, please read the following.


For an update for our Victory Lakes residents and families, please read the following.


For the latest update for our Addolorata Villa residents and families, please read the following.


For an update for our Addolorata Villa residents and families, please read the following.


For the latest update for our Marian Village residents and families, please read the following.


For a special announcement for Victory Lakes, please read the following.


For an update for our Addolorata Villa residents and families, please read the following.


For an update for our Addolorata Villa residents and families, please read the following.


For an update for our Victory Lakes residents and families, please read the following.


For an update for our Addolorata Villa residents and families, please read the following.


For the latest update for our St. Joseph Village residents and families, please read the following.


For an update for our Addolorata Villa residents and families, please read the following.


For an update for our Addolorata Villa residents and families, please read the following.


For an update for our Victory Lakes residents and families, please read the following.


For the latest update for our Addolorata Villa residents and families, please read the following.


An update for our Addolorata Villa residents and families. Please read the following.


An update for our Victory Lakes residents and families. Please read the following.


To our Victory Lakes residents and families, please read the following update.


To our Franciscan Village residents and families, please read the following update.


To our St. Joseph of Chicago residents and families, please read the following update


To our Victory Lakes residents and families, please read the following update.


To our Franciscan Village residents and families, please read the following update.


The Village of Victory Lakes continues with our diligent surveillance and infection prevention strategies for Covid-19. As a senior living provider, being on the front lines of dealing with the pandemic crisis has been challenging at best. Please read more.


Throughout this pandemic crisis we have been on the front line of caring for the most vulnerable in our society – our seniors. Even with our best efforts to prevent the virus from entering our community, we find ourselves in a situation of containment at this time. Please read more.


Today we were notified by a Village of Mercy Creek associate that they have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. This particular associate has not worked in the facility in the past 24 days. Please read more.


As you know, we have placed extraordinary measures over the past weeks to ensure the safety of our associates and residents alike. Even with our best efforts to prevent the virus from entering our community, we find ourselves in a situation of containment at this time. Please read more.


A Reflection. Shared by Dawn Mayer, Vice President of Mission Integration. Please read more.


As a senior living provider, being on the front lines of dealing with the pandemic crisis has been challenging at best. Today we were notified by a Mother Theresa Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center associate that they have tested positive for COVID-19. Please read more.


Throughout this pandemic crisis we have been on the front line of caring for the most vulnerable in our society – our seniors. Even with our best efforts to prevent the virus from entering our community, we find ourselves in a situation of containment at this time. Please read more.


During this unsettling and challenging time, our Sisters have been praying for the health and well-being of all our residents,the safety of our staff and for all our families. Please join us in prayer.


We have been recognizing our front-line staff and their caring efforts during this crisis. But today, we would like to share the stories of two of our own clinical leaders. Please join me in recognizing Kathy Kelly and Beth Florczak. Click here for more on their heroic actions.


With a recent article posted by the Lemont Patch, there has been much confusion. In this article, Lemon Patch identified a resident at Franciscan Village having passed away from COVID-19. This information is NOT true. Please continue reading for the full story. Click here for more information.


Though these times have been unprecedented, so has been the extraordinary outpouring of love, kindness and creativity. Click here for more information.


The health of our employees, residents and their families is our number on priority. As COVID-19 becomes more widespread, we acknowledge the importance in addressing concerns and questions as well as communicate actions that our organization is actively taking. Click here for more information.


During this very challenging time for our nation and our world, all of us at Franciscan Ministries continue to take the best care of our residents and staff as we journey through this time. Click here for more information.


Throughout this pandemic crisis we have been on the front line of caring for the most vulnerable in our society– our seniors. Click here for more information.


We have been very blessed by the outpouring of compassion and concern for the residents of our communities, as well as all of our associates. Click here for more information.


We are taking precautions related to social isolation to continue to provide quality resident experience and facilitate communication between residents and their family members. Click here for more information.


Are you not entirely sure what coronavirus is or how to spot symptoms? Click here to read the most recent update on our response to COVID-19 with our March 17th update.

Important COVID-19 Resources

Being in the middle of allergy and flu season, it can be tough to tell the difference between COVID-19 and seasonal sicknesses. Stay up to date on the symptoms of COVID-19 with this helpful guide from the CDC.


Whether you are a resident, visitor, volunteer or staff member, everyone has the power to help stop the spread of germs and lower the risk of COVID-19 spreading. Explore this informative guide from the CDC that has easy tips and advice that anyone can follow. Click here to read more.


Senior living communities must take extra precaution for COVID-19. That’s why the Illinois Department of Public Health has created guidelines for long-term care facilities that Franciscan is dedicating resources to uphold. Learn about these guidelines and how they help lower the risk posed to our communities.


Protecting the health of residents, clients, patients and staff is one of our top priorities. For COVID-19, that means implementing a new policy for visiting our communities. Take a look at our updated visitor form that is helping us screen visitors and volunteers before they enter Franciscan communities. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Are you not entirely sure what coronavirus is or how to spot symptoms? Click here to read the most frequently asked questions about the virus including how to prevent spreading and how to protect yourself.


Are you not entirely sure what coronavirus is or how to spot symptoms? Click here to read the most frequently asked questions about the virus including how to prevent spreading and how to protect yourself.


For Situation Summary, click here.


Strategies to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCF), click here.


CDC Recommendations to Protect Yourself, click here.

It is our hope that this information was helpful and gave you some peace of mind during this stressful time. At Franciscan Ministries, we care deeply for the health and wellness of residents, visitors, volunteers, staff members and the larger communities we serve. If you have any questions, please free feel to contact us.