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Franciscan Ministries Precautionary Measures In Response to 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.

To the Franciscan Communities’ Residents and Family Members:

Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have worked tirelessly to keep you informed about new confirmed COVID-19 cases with letters being sent to your personal email and posted to the Franciscan Facebook pages.

In an effort to streamline this communication, we have revised the format of the communication to a dashboard format that will show any new confirmed cases that have been identified at a campus. Additionally, we have added information relative to the availability of services on campus (such as communal dining, group activities, salon services, etc.) as well as the current visiting guidelines by level of care. Please know that any restrictions in place on the campus are mandated by the CDC, the Governor or the local health department. We will update these dashboards as guidance changes and services are resumed (hopefully soon).

Please know that even though communal services like dining and activities are currently very restricted in all levels of care, our dedicated and amazing staff are doing a fabulous job of providing services every single day to every resident. Their creativity is providing programming and delicious meals that are second to none.

As before, this new format will be delivered via email and posted to the appropriate Facebook page. We hope that this format will provide a more concise overview of the current status at each of our communities.

Thank you,

Judy Amiano
President and CEO

Read Specific Community Updates on Facebook

Addolorata Villa | Franciscan Village | Marian Village | Mount Alverna Village | St. Joseph Village | University Place | Village at Mercy Creek | Village at Victory Lakes

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.