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Last updated: 11.25.2020

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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An Update From Our CEO – 11.25.20

To Our Marian Village Residents and Family Members:

Throughout this crisis we have kept you informed, as quickly as possible, with every confirmed COVID-19 case that has been diagnosed. As you know, we are continuing with weekly widespread testing in of COVID-19. On 11/23/2020, a total of 89 tests were conducted (24 residents and 65 staff members). We have received the screening results and have learned that one new associate has tested positive for the virus.

Confirmed Associate Case:
This associate, a non-direct care associate has tested positive for the virus. They remain in quarantine at home and, per the CDC guidelines, can return to work in 14 days if they are 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 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


An Update From Our CEO – 11.25.20

To Our Mount Alverna Village Residents and Family Members:
Throughout this pandemic we have kept you informed of every confirmed COVID-19 case that has been diagnosed on our campus. On 11/25/2020 we learned that one new associate has tested positive for the virus.

Confirmed Associate Case:
This associate, a Healthcare center associate, was symptomatic and tested for COVID-19 which yielded a positive result for the virus. This associate remains in quarantine at home and can return to work in 10 days if they are free of symptoms.

Containment Procedures:
It should be noted that if any signs or symptoms develop, a resident is immediately isolated. If a positive case is confirmed the resident is immediately moved to a secure COVID unit for treatment and containment of the virus. Additionally contact tracing is performed on both residents and associates if they have had contact with an individual that is symptomatic or has tested positive for the virus. We will continue to monitor all residents closely for the earliest signs or symptoms of COVID-19. 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. As a reminder, all associates adhere to a “mask-on” and social distance policy at all times to minimize any potential spread of the virus.

Precautionary Measures:
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. Mount Alverna 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 (personal protection equipment) 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 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, Mount Alverna Village


An Update From Our CEO – 11.23.20

To Our Village of Victory Lakes Residents and Family Members:

As you know, we are continuing with weekly widespread testing(s) of COVID-19 and our focus remains unyielding and we continue to take precautionary measures to ensure the highest level of safety and health for our residents and associates. We have received the screening results and have learned that three new residents and six new associates have tested positive for the virus.

Confirmed Resident Cases:
Three residents, in the Healthcare center, were symptomatic and were tested for COVID-19 which yielded positive results for the virus. These residents remain in isolation.

Confirmed Associate Cases:
Two direct care associates and one non-direct associate, in the Healthcare center, were symptomatic and were tested for COVID-19 which yielded positive results for the virus. Three additional associates, in the Healthcare center, were asymptomatic and were tested for the virus which yielded a positive result for the virus. These associates remain in isolation at home. Per the CDC guidelines, they can return to work in 10 days if they are free of symptoms.

Containment Procedures:
Due to the increase in positive cases throughout the United States and in Illinois, the Governor and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) have required us to remain at Phase One safeguards in the healthcare center. These include the suspension of indoor and outdoor visitation, communal dining, Salon Services and Life Enrichment activities. These precautions will continue for at least 14 days, pending further testing. 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. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while working to minimize any virus’s potential spread.

Precautionary Measures:
The Village at Victory Lakes 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 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


An Update From Our CEO – 11.23.20

To Our Franciscan Village Residents and Family Members:

As you know, we are continuing with weekly widespread testing of COVID-19.This past week, a total of 51 tests were conducted (51 staff members). We have received the screening results and have learned that one new associate has tested positive for the virus.

Confirmed Associate Case:
This associate, a non-direct care associate in the Healthcare center, was asymptomatic and was tested for COVID-19 which yielded a positive result for the virus. They remain in quarantine at home and, per the CDC guidelines, can return to work in 10 days if they are 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.

Precautionary Measures:
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


An Update From Our CEO – 11.23.20

To Our St. Joseph Village Residents and Family Members:

Throughout this crisis we have kept you informed, as quickly as possible, with every confirmed COVID-19 case that has been diagnosed. On 11/23/2020, we learned that one new associate has tested positive for the virus.

Confirmed Associate Case:
This associate, a direct care associate in the Healthcare center, was symptomatic and administered an onsite rapid test which yielded a positive result for the virus. They remain in isolation at home. Per the CDC guidelines, this associate can return to work in 10 days if they are 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. 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


An Update From Our CEO – 11.23.20

To Our Franciscan Village Residents and Family Members:

Throughout this pandemic we have kept you informed of every confirmed COVID-19 case that has been diagnosed on our campus. Today, 11/23/2020, we have learned that two new associates have tested positive for the virus.

Confirmed Associate Cases:
Two non-direct care associates were symptomatic and were tested offsite which yielded positive results for the virus.. They remain in quarantine at home and, per the CDC guidelines, can return to work in 10 days if they are 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.

Precautionary Measures:
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


An Update From Our CEO – 11.20.20

Effective Friday, 11/20/2020, for residents who reside on any of our Illinois Franciscan campuses.
To Our Franciscan Residents and Family Members:

Unfortunately, with a new wave of COVID-19 cases surging across the country and particularly the State of Illinois, Governor J. B. Pritzker, through the Public Health Emergency Operations Center, has announced the
State of Illinois will be transitioning into Tier 3 mitigations beginning Friday, 11/20/2020. This order provides mandatory restrictions on all businesses and licensed healthcare facilities such as assisted living and nursing homes. We are saddened, particularly with the holidays upon us, to be going backward with further restrictions.

What do these mandatory restrictions mean for our senior living campuses?

  1. For assisted living and skilled care, no indoor or outdoor visitations are permitted. Indoor visitations have already been restricted, based on previous orders.
  2. For independent living, indoor visitations are allowed per the current practice at each campus.
  3. All campus salon services will be temporarily closed.
  4. All campus dining rooms will be temporarily closed.
  5. All in-person group programs, services, and activities will be temporarily suspended. The in-house TV channel, which televises programming, will continue for Life Enrichment.

Although Mass will be televised, in-person attendance will be prohibited.
Finally, we understand that some families may want to bring their loved one to their own home for a brief visit during the holidays. No worries, we are hap- py to support you here. We just need to work closely together with you to do it in a very safe and careful way for everyone involved.

  • If you do choose to temporarily take your loved one from Assisted Living or the Nursing Home out of the community, we encourage you to be thoughtful and minimize risks by social distancing, wearing masks and avoiding large crowds.
  • Upon return, residents will need to remain in their apartments or rooms during a 14-day quarantine period to ensure the safety of other residents.
    We are very hopeful that the Governor’s office will review this mandate every two weeks and provide guidance to providers to ease these restrictions as quickly as possible. For day-to-day procedures on each campus, all changes will be communicated by the Executive Director of the campus.

Here’s the silver lining for our all of our residents – rest assured we plan on having fun and safe celebrations at each of our communities throughout the
holiday season. This includes special meals, activities, and virtual entertainment to help make these celebrations extra special. We will continue to offer one-on-one life-enriching activities to residents; we will work hard to ensure that the dining experience, while in the resident’s room or apartment, is the best that it can be. Additionally we will have numerous opportunities for family members to communicate with residents via multiple modes of electronic devices; and most importantly, we will continue to love and care for your family member in a way that helps them navigate this very challenging time of isolation.

Please consider ramping up the virtual visits with your loved one throughout the holiday season. These virtual visits are meaningful interactions for families and are always the safest way to connect and interact. Those visits have helped keep spirits high throughout the pandemic. We are happy to continue coordinating pre-set times for virtual visits that fit your schedule and needs throughout the holiday season.

This is such a difficult time for all of us. Please know that we have a dedicated and caring staff in all of our communities who are committed to supporting each resident and their loved ones, as we move through these temporary changes.

Sincerely,
Judy Amiano
President and CEO


An Update From Our CEO – 11.20.20

To Our Village of Victory Lakes Residents and Family Members:

As you know, we are continuing with weekly widespread testing of COVID-19 and our focus remains unyielding and we continue to take precautionary measures to ensure the highest level of safety and health for our residents and associates. This past week, a total of 207 tests were conducted, including 81 residents and 126 staff members. We have received the screening results and have learned that four new residents and three new associates have tested positive for the virus.

Confirmed Resident Cases:
Three residents, in the Healthcare center, were asymptomatic and were tested for COVID-19 which yielded a positive result for the virus. An additional resident, a Healthcare center resident, was symptomatic and tested for COVID-19 which yielded a positive result for the virus. These residents remain in isolation.

Confirmed Associate Cases:
This associate, a non-direct care associate, was symptomatic and was tested offsite, via their Primary Care Two associates, non-direct care associates, were tested for COVID-19 which yielded a positive result for the virus. An additional associate, a direct care associate in the Healthcare center, was symptomatic and tested for COVID-19 which yielded a positive result for the virus. These associates remain in isolation at home. Per the CDC guidelines, they can return to work in 10 days if she/he is free of symptoms.

Containment Procedures:
Due to the increase in positive cases throughout the United States and in Illinois, the Governor and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) have required us to regress to Phase One safeguards in the healthcare center. These include the suspension of indoor visitation, communal dining, Salon Services
and Life Enrichment activities. These precautions will continue for at least 10 days, pending further testing. 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. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while working to minimize any virus’s potential spread.

Precautionary Measures:
The Village at Victory Lakes 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 loved ones. 100% of our efforts are geared towards the safety of your loved ones. 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


An Update From Our CEO – 11.20.20

To Our Mount Alverna Village Residents and Family Members:

Throughout this pandemic we have kept you informed of every confirmed COVID-19 case that has been diagnosed on our campus. As a result of routine widespread testing of associates and residents of the Healthcare center (skilled nursing), 348 individuals – including 122 residents and 226 staff members, were tested on 11/17/2020. We received final results and have learned of one associate that has tested positive for the virus. Additionally there was one resident, not part of the widespread testing, who was symptomatic that tested positive for the virus.

Confirmed Resident Case:
This resident resides on the second floor in the skilled nursing portion of the campus, was symptomatic and was tested for COVID-19 which yielded a positive result for the virus. This resident has been moved
to a separate COVID isolation unit in the skilled nursing area to contain and treat the virus.

Confirmed Associate Case:
One associate, a direct care associate, was tested for the virus which yielded a positive result for the virus. This associate remains in quarantine at home and can return to work in 10 days if they are free of symptoms.

Containment Procedures:
It should be noted that if any signs or symptoms develop, a resident is immediately isolated. If a positive case is confirmed the resident is immediately moved to a secure COVID unit for treatment and containment of the virus. Additionally contact tracing is performed on both residents and associates
if they have had contact with an individual that is symptomatic or has tested positive for the virus. We will continue to monitor all residents closely for the earliest signs or symptoms of COVID-19. 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. As a reminder, all associates adhere to a “mask-on” and social distance policy at all times to minimize any potential spread of the virus.

Precautionary Measures:
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. Mount Alverna 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 (personal protection equipment) 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 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. Thank you,

Sincerely,
Judy Amiano, President and CEO

Patrick Welsh
Executive Director, Mount Alverna Village


An Update From Our CEO – 11.19.20

To Our Mount Alverna Village Residents and Family Members:

Throughout this pandemic we have kept you informed of every confirmed COVID-19 case that has been diagnosed on our campus. As a result of routine widespread testing of associates and residents of the Healthcare center (skilled nursing), 348 individuals – including 122 residents and 226 staff members, were tested on 11/16/2020. We received final results and have learned of one associate that has tested positive for the virus. Additionally there were three residents and one associate, not part of the widespread testing, who were symptomatic that tested positive for the virus.

Overview Confirmed Resident Cases:
All residents reside on the second floor in the skilled nursing portion of the campus on the second floor, were symptomatic which yielded a positive result for the virus. All of these residents have been moved to a separate COVID isolation unit in the skilled nursing area to contain and treat the virus.

Overview of Confirmed Associate Case:
One associate, a direct care associate, was tested for the virus which yielded a positive result for the virus. An additional associate, a direct care associate, was symptomatic and was tested for the virus which yielded a positive result for the virus. These associates remain in quarantine at home and can return to work in 10 days if they are free of symptoms.

Containment Procedures:
It should be noted that if any signs or symptoms develop, a resident is immediately isolated. If a positive case is confirmed the resident is immediately moved to a secure COVID unit for treatment and containment of the virus. Additionally contact tracing is performed on both residents and associates if they have had contact with an individual that is symptomatic or has tested positive for the virus. We will continue to monitor all residents closely for the earliest signs or symptoms of COVID-19. 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. As a reminder, all associates adhere to a “mask-on” and social distance policy at all times to minimize any potential spread of the virus.

Precautionary Measures:
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. Mount Alverna 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 (personal protection equipment) 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 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, Mount Alverna Village


An Update From Our CEO – 11.18.20

To Our Franciscan Village Residents and Family Members:

As you know, we are continuing with weekly widespread testing of COVID-19.This past week, a total of 192 tests were conducted (59 residents and 133 staff members). We have received the screening results and have learned that two new residents and one new associate have tested positive for the virus.

Confirmed Resident Cases:
Two residents, in the Healthcare center, were asymptomatic and were tested for COVID-19 which yielded a positive result for the virus. They remain in isolation.

Confirmed Associate Case:
This associate, a direct care associate in the Healthcare center, was tested for COVID-19 which yielded a positive result for the virus. They remain in quarantine at home and, per the CDC guidelines, can return to work in 10 days if they are 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.

Precautionary Measures:
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


An Update From Our CEO – 11.18.20

To Our Mount Alverna Village Residents and Family Members:

Throughout this pandemic we have kept you informed of every confirmed COVID-19 case that has been diagnosed on our campus. We also continue to take precautionary measures to ensure the highest of safety and health levels for our residents and associates. Today, 11/18/2020, we learned one new resident and one new associate have tested positive for the virus.

Confirmed Resident Cases:
This resident, a Healthcare center resident on the second floor, was symptomatic and administered an onsite rapid test, which yielded a positive result for the virus. This resident has been moved to a separate COVID isolation unit in the skilled nursing area to contain and treat the virus.

Confirmed Associate Case:
This associate, a direct care associate in the Healthcare center, was symptomatic and administered an onsite rapid test, which yielded a positive result for the virus. They remain in quarantine at home and can return to work in 10 days if they are free of symptoms.

Containment Procedures:
It should be noted that if any signs or symptoms develop, a resident is immediately isolated. If a positive case is confirmed the resident is immediately moved to a secure COVID unit for treatment and containment of the virus. Additionally contact tracing is performed on both residents and associates if they have had contact with an individual that is symptomatic or has tested positive for the virus. We will continue to monitor all residents closely for the earliest signs or symptoms of COVID-19. 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. As a reminder, all associates adhere to a “mask-on” and social distance policy at all times to minimize any potential spread of the virus.

Precautionary Measures:
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. Mount Alverna 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 (personal protection equipment) 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 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, Mount Alverna Village


An Update From Our CEO – 11.18.20

To Our Village of Victory Lakes Residents and Family Members:

Throughout this pandemic we have kept you informed of every confirmed COVID-19 case that has been diagnosed on our campus. We also continue to take precautionary measures to ensure the highest of safety and health levels for our residents and associates. Today, 11/18/2020, we learned an associate has tested positive for the virus.

Confirmed Associate Case:
This associate, a non-direct care associate, was symptomatic and was tested offsite, via their Primary Care Physician, which yielded a positive result for the virus. They remain in isolation at home and, per the CDC guidelines, can return to work in 10 days if they are free of symptoms.

Containment Procedures:
Due to the increase in positive cases throughout the United States and in Illinois, both the Governor and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) have required us to suspend indoor visitation, communal dining, Salon Services and Life Enrichment activities for the assisted living and skilled nursing areas of the campus. Outdoor visitation is still allowed, weather permitting. 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. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while working to minimize any virus’s potential spread.

Precautionary Measures:
The Village at Victory Lakes 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 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


An Update From Our CEO – 11.18.20

To Our Addolorata Villa Residents and Family Members:
As you know, we are continuing with weekly widespread testing of COVID-19 and our focus remains unyielding and we continue to take precautionary measures to ensure the highest level of safety and health for our residents and associates. This past week, a total of 178 individuals (72 residents and 106 staff members) were part of our proactive screening process. We have received the screening results and have learned that three new associates and one resident have tested positive for the virus. One associate and the above listed resident were not part of the weekly widespread testing.

Confirmed Associate Cases:
One non-direct care associate and one direct care associate, in the Healthcare center, were tested for COVID-19 which yielded a positive result for the virus. One direct care associate, in the Healthcare center, was tested offsite which yielded a positive result for the virus. All associates are in isolation at home and, based on Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) guidelines, can return to work 10 days post testing.

Confirmed Resident Case:
This resident, an independent living resident, was tested offsite which yielded a positive result for the virus. They remain 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. In following the IDPH and Cook County Health Department guidelines, we will now be conducting weekly testing of both our residents and staff. These same guidelines require our community to regress to phase 1 which immediately discontinues indoor visitation (assisted living and skilled nursing only). Outdoor visitation is still permitted as well as window visits, provided the window remains closed.

Precautionary Measures:
Addolorata Villa 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 will also continue to test all associates and residents for the COVID-19 virus on an ongoing basis.

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


An Update From Our CEO – 11.17.20

To Our Marian Village Residents and Family Members:

Throughout this crisis we have kept you informed, as quickly as possible, with every confirmed COVID-19 case that has been diagnosed. As you know, we are continuing with weekly widespread testing in assisted living of COVID-19. On 11/16/2020, a total of 79 tests were conducted ( 24residents and 55 staff members). We have received the screening results and have learned that one new associate has tested positive for the virus.

Confirmed Associate Case:
This direct care associate, in assisted living, has tested positive for the virus. They remain in quarantine at home and, per the CDC guidelines, can return to work in 10 days if they are 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


An Update From Our CEO – 11.17.20

To Our Franciscan Village Residents and Family Members:
As we continue to look to the future and navigate this new normal, our focus is unyielding. We continue to take precautionary measures to ensure the highest of safety and health levels for our residents and associates. On 11/16/2020, we were notified that one new associate has tested positive for the virus.

Confirmed Associate Case:
This associate, a non-direct care worker in independent living, was asymptomatic and was administered an offsite rapid test which yielded a positive result for the virus. This associate remains in isolation at home. They remain in quarantine at home and, per the CDC guidelines, can return to work in 10 days if they are 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.

Precautionary Measures:
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


An Update From Our CEO – 11.16.20

To Our Mount Alverna Village Residents and Family Members:

Throughout this pandemic we have kept you informed of every confirmed COVID-19 case that has been diagnosed on our campus. As a result of routine widespread testing of associates and residents of the Healthcare Center (skilled nursing), 355 individuals – including 134 residents and 221 staff members, were tested on 11/13/2020. We received final results and have learned of two residents and one associate that have tested positive for the virus. Additionally there were four residents and three associates, not part of the widespread testing, who were symptomatic that tested positive for the virus.

Overview Confirmed Resident Cases:
All residents reside in the skilled nursing portion of the campus. One resident, who was part of the widespread testing, tested positive for COVID-19. One resident was tested for COVID-19 during contact tracing (due to possible exposure to a positive case) which yielded a positive result for the virus. Four additional residents, not part of the serial testing, were symptomatic and tested for COVID-19 which yielded a positive test. All of these residents have been moved to a separate COVID isolation unit in the skilled nursing area to contain and treat the virus.

Overview of Confirmed Associate Case:
This associate, a skilled nursing associate, tested positive for COVID. Three additional direct care associates in skilled nursing were symptomatic and tested for COVID-19 which yielded a positive result for the virus. These associates remain in quarantine and can return to work in 10 days if they are free of symptoms.

Containment Procedures:
To date we have had a total of nine residents test positive (seven on the second floor, one from the third floor and one from the first floor. All of the residents were immediately moved to the dedicated COVID area. All associates working on these floors are all in full PPE, which includes face shield, mask, gown and gloves. It also should be noted that we have continued to be proactive throughout the week by testing the residents using the Point of Care Testing Machine. All residents and associates will again be tested on Monday (residents are being tested weekly and the associates are being tested twice a week).

It should be noted that if any signs or symptoms develop, a resident is immediately isolated. If a positive case is confirmed the resident is immediately moved to a secure COVID unit for treatment and containment of the virus. Additionally contact tracing is performed on both residents and associates if they have had contact with an individual that is symptomatic or has tested positive for the virus. We will continue to monitor all residents closely for the earliest signs or symptoms of COVID-19. 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. As a reminder, all associates adhere to a “mask-on” and social distance policy at all times to minimize any potential spread of the virus.

Precautionary Measures:
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. Mount Alverna 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 (personal protection equipment) 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 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, Mount Alverna Village


An Update From Our CEO – 11.14.20

To Our St. James Senior Estates Residents:

As a senior living provider, being on the front lines of dealing with the pandemic crisis has been challenging at best. I think you know the extraordinary measures that have been put in place to ensure the safety of our associates and residents alike. St. James has been very fortunate throughout this entire time. We were notified that a resident tested positive for COVID-19.

Confirmed Resident Case:

This resident was tested for COVID-19 which yielded a positive result for the virus. The resident remains in isolation. If you were in contact with this resident we have notified you directly that you are required to isolate for 14 days.

Containment Procedures:

All residents must continue to monitor themselves closely for the earliest signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If any signs or symptoms develop, residents are to contact their physician, notify us and isolate immediately. 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 information of residents or associates who are exhibiting any signs of infection at this time.

Precautionary Measures:

It should be noted that all common areas have been sanitized and temporarily closed excluding laundry. We will let you know when common areas may be opened again. We require all residents to wear masks anytime they are outside their apartment, practice social distancing of 6 feet or more, avoid social gatherings where social distancing is not possible and to contact your physician whenever you have health concerns or questions.

St. James Senior Estates 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. Per our discussions with the local health department, we are following all guidance we are receiving regarding protection for our staff as well as the other residents. Their recommendation at this time is for each resident to contact their medical care provider for instructions which could involve testing. The safety of our residents and associates continues to be our most important concern.

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

An Update From Our CEO – 11.13.20

To Our Marian Village Residents and Family Members:

Throughout this crisis we have kept you informed, as quickly as possible, with every confirmed COVID-19 case that has been diagnosed. As you know, we have begun weekly widespread testing of COVID-19. On 11/11/2020, a total of 85 tests were conducted (25 residents and 60 staff members). We have received the screening results and have learned that one new resident and two new associates have tested positive for the virus.

Confirmed Resident Case:
This resident, an assisted living resident, tested positive for the virus. They remain in isolation.

Confirmed Associate Cases:
Two non-direct care associates have tested positive for the virus. They remain in quarantine at home and, per the CDC guidelines, can return to work in 10 days if they are 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


An Update From Our CEO – 11.13.20

To Our Franciscan Village Residents and Family Members:
As you know, we are continuing with weekly widespread testing of COVID-19.This past week, a total of 92 tests were conducted (73 residents and 28 staff members). We have received the screening results and have learned that one new associate has tested positive for the virus.

Confirmed Associate Case:
The associate, a direct care associate in assisted living, was tested for COVID-19 on 11/10/2020 which yielded a positive result for the virus. They remain in quarantine at home and, per the CDC guidelines, can return to work in 10 days if they are 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.

Precautionary Measures:
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


An Update From Our CEO – 11.12.20

To Our St. Joseph Village Residents and Family Members:

Throughout this crisis we have kept you informed, as quickly as possible, with every confirmed COVID-19 case that has been diagnosed. On 11/11/2020, we conducted a total of 176 widespread COVID screening tests (75 residents and 101 staff members). On 11/13/2020 we learned that one associate in our Healthcare center has tested positive for the virus.

Confirmed Associate Case:
This associate, a non-direct care associate, is in isolation at home. Per the CDC guidelines, this associate can return to work in 10 days if they are 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. 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


An Update From Our CEO – 11.12.20

To Our St. James Senior Estates Residents:

As a senior living provider, being on the front lines of dealing with the pandemic crisis has been challenging at best. I think you know the extraordinary measures that have been put in place to ensure the safety of our associates and residents alike. St. James has been very fortunate throughout this entire time. We were notified that a resident tested positive for COVID-19.

Confirmed Resident Case:
This resident was tested for COVID-19 which yielded a positive result for the virus. The resident remains in isolation. If you were in contact with this resident we have notified you directly that you are required to isolate for 14 days.

Containment Procedures:
All residents must continue to monitor themselves closely for the earliest signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If any signs or symptoms develop, residents are to contact their physician, notify us and isolate immediately. 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 information of residents or associates who are exhibiting any signs of infection at this time.

Precautionary Measures:
It should be noted that all common areas have been sanitized and temporarily closed excluding laundry. We will let you know when common areas may be opened again. We require all residents to wear masks anytime they are outside their apartment, practice social distancing of 6 feet or more, avoid social gatherings where social distancing is not possible and to contact your physician whenever you have health concerns or questions.

St. James Senior Estates 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. Per our discussions with the local health department, we are following all guidance we are receiving regarding protection for our staff as well as the other residents. Their recommendation at this time is for each resident to contact their medical care provider for instructions which could involve testing. The safety of our residents and associates continues to be our most important concern.

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 you and 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


An Update From Our CEO – 11.12.20

To Our Addolorata Villa Residents and Family Members:

As you know, we are continuing with weekly widespread testing of COVID-19. Our focus remains unyielding and we continue to take precautionary measures to ensure the highest level of safety and health for our residents and associates. Today, 11/13/2020, we learned an associate has tested positive for the virus.

Confirmed Associate Cases:
This associate, a non-direct care associate, was tested for COVID-19 which yielded a positive result for the virus. This associate last worked on 11/12/2020 remains in isolation at home and, based on Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) guidelines, can return to work 10 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. In following the IDPH and Cook County Health Department guidelines, we will now be conducting weekly testing of both our residents and staff. These same guidelines require our community to regress to phase 1 which immediately discontinues indoor visitation (assisted living and skilled nursing only). Outdoor visitation is still permitted as well as window visits, provided the window remains closed.

Precautionary Measures:
Addolorata Villa 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 will also continue to test all associates and residents for the COVID-19 virus on an ongoing basis.

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


An Update From Our CEO – 11.12.20

To Our St. Joseph Village Residents and Family Members:
Throughout this crisis we have kept you informed, as quickly as possible, with every confirmed COVID-19 case that has been diagnosed. On 11/10/2020, we conducted a total of 30 widespread COVID screening tests (30 staff members). On 11/12/2020 we learned that one associate in our Healthcare center has tested positive for the virus.

Confirmed Associate Case:
This associate, a non-direct care associate, is in isolation at home. Per the CDC guidelines, this associate can return to work in 10 days if they are 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. 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


An Update From Our CEO – 11.12.20

To Our Mount Alverna Village Residents and Family Members:

Throughout this pandemic we have kept you informed of every confirmed COVID-19 case that has been diagnosed on our campus. As you are aware, we are conducting serial widespread testing on a weekly basis. With our recent screening, a total of 335 tests were conducted including 134 residents and 201 staff members. We have received the screening results and today, 11/12/2020, we have learned that two new associates and one new resident have tested positive for the virus.

Confirmed Resident Case:
This resident, a Healthcare center resident, was tested for COVID-19 which yielded a positive result for the virus. They remain in isolation.

Confirmed Associate Cases:
Two direct care associates, in the Healthcare center, were tested for COVID-19 which yielded a positive result for the virus. These associates remain in quarantine and can return to work in 10 days if they are free of symptoms.

Containment Procedures:
We will continue to monitor all residents 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. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while working to minimize any virus’s potential spread.

Precautionary Measures:
Mount Alverna 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 dedicated towards the safety of your loved ones and our associates. 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, Mount Alverna Village


An Update From Our CEO – 11.12.20

To Our Village of Victory Lakes Residents and Family Members:

Throughout this pandemic we have kept you informed of every confirmed COVID-19 case that has been diagnosed on our campus. As you are aware, we are conducting serial widespread testing on a weekly basis. With our recent screening, a total of 212 tests were conducted including 73 residents and 139 staff members. We have received the screening results and today, 11/12/2020, we have learned that two new associates have tested positive for the virus. One of these associates was not part of the weekly widespread testing.

Confirmed Associate Cases:
Both associates work in the Healthcare Center and they remain in isolation at home and, per the CDC guidelines, can return to work in 10 days if they are free of symptoms.

Containment Procedures:
Due to the increase in positive cases throughout the United States and in Illinois, both the Governor and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) have required us to suspend indoor visitation, communal dining, Salon Services and Life Enrichment activities for the assisted living and skilled nursing areas of the campus. Outdoor visitation is still allowed, weather permitting. 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. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while working to minimize any virus’s potential spread.

Precautionary Measures:
The Village at Victory Lakes 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 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


An Update From Our CEO – 11.11.20

To Our Mount Alverna Village Residents and Family Members:

Throughout this pandemic we have kept you informed of every confirmed COVID-19 case that has been diagnosed on our campus. Today, 11/11/2020, we were informed that a resident has tested positive for the virus.

Confirmed Resident Case:
This resident, a Healthcare center resident, was tested for COVID-19 which yielded a positive result for the virus. This resident is symptomatic and remains in isolation for the next ten days.

Containment Procedures:
We will continue to monitor all residents 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. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while working to minimize any virus’s potential spread.

Precautionary Measures:
Mount Alverna 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 dedicated towards the safety of your loved ones and our associates. 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, Mount Alverna Village


An Update From Our CEO – 11.11.20

To Our St. Joseph Village Residents and Family Members:

Throughout this crisis we have kept you informed, as quickly as possible, with every confirmed COVID-19 case that has been diagnosed. On 11/10/2020 we learned that one associate in our Healthcare center has tested positive for the virus.

Confirmed Associate Cases:
This associate, a direct care associate, is symptomatic and was tested offsite on 11/08/2020 which yielded a positive result for the virus. This associate is in isolation at home. Per the CDC guidelines, these associates can return to work in 10 days if they are 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. 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


An Update From Our CEO – 11.11.20

To Our Franciscan Village Residents and Family Members:

As you know, we are continuing with weekly widespread testing of COVID-19.This past week, a total of 92 tests were conducted (62 residents and 30 staff members). We have received the screening results and have learned that one new associate has tested positive for the virus. Additionally we have a resident that was not part of the widespread testing that has tested positive for the virus

Confirmed Resident Case:
This resident, an independent living garden home resident, went to the hospital for an unrelated procedure and, per hospital protocol, was tested for COVID-19. The test yielded a positive result for the virus. They remain quarantined in their garden home.

Confirmed Associate Case:
The associate, a direct care associate in our memory care unit, was tested for COVID-19 on 11/6/2020 which yielded a positive result for the virus. They remain in quarantine at home and, per the CDC guidelines, can return to work in 10 days if they are 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.

Precautionary Measures:
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


An Update From Our CEO – 11.11.20

To Our Village of Victory Lakes Residents and Family Members:

Throughout this crisis we have kept you informed of every confirmed COVID-19 case that has been diagnosed on our campus. Today, 11/10/2020, we were notified that one new resident has tested positive for the virus.

Confirmed Resident Case:
This resident, a Healthcare center resident, was admitted to the hospital and, per hospital protocol, was tested for COVID-19. The test yielded a positive result for the virus. They remain in isolation at the hospital.

Containment Procedures:
Due to the increase in positive cases throughout the United States and in Illinois, both the Governor and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) have required us to suspend indoor visitation, communal dining, Salon Services and Life Enrichment activities for the assisted living and skilled nursing areas of the campus. Outdoor visitation is still allowed, weather permitting. 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. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while working to minimize any virus’s potential spread.

Precautionary Measures:
The Village at Victory Lakes 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 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


An Update From Our CEO – 11.10.20

To Our St. Joseph Village Residents and Family Members:

Throughout this crisis we have kept you informed, as quickly as possible, with every confirmed COVID-19 case that has been diagnosed. This past week, we conducted a total of 184 widespread COVID screening tests (75 residents and 109 staff members). On 11/09/2020 we learned that two associates and one resident in our Healthcare center have tested positive for the virus.

Confirmed Associate Cases:
One associate, a direct care associate, was tested on 11/05/2020 which yielded a positive result for the virus. This associate is in isolation at home. An additional associate, a non-direct care associate, was tested on 11/05/2020 which yielded a positive result for the virus. Per the CDC guidelines, these associates can return to work in 10 days if they are free of symptoms.

Confirmed Resident Case:
This resident, a Healthcare center resident, was tested on 11/4/2020 which yielded a positive result for the virus. They remain 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. 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


An Update From Our CEO – 11.9.20

To Our Village of Victory Lakes Residents and Family Members:

Throughout this crisis we have kept you informed of every confirmed COVID-19 case that has been diagnosed on our campus. As you are aware, we are conducting serial widespread testing on a weekly basis for those areas of the campus considered the highest risk (assisted living and skilled nursing). We also continue to take precautionary measures to ensure the highest of safety and health levels for our residents and associates. On 11/9/2020 we were notified that three new associates in our Healthcare center have tested positive for the virus.

Confirmed Associate Cases:
Two non-direct care associates were tested for COVID-19 which yielded a positive result for the virus. A third associate, a non-direct care associate was tested for COVID-19 which yielded a positive result for the virus. Each associate remains in isolation at home. Per the CDC guidelines, they can return to work in 10 days if she/he is free of symptoms.

Containment Procedures:
Due to the increase in positive cases throughout the United States and in Illinois, both the Governor and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) have required us to suspend indoor visitation, communal dining, Salon Services and Life Enrichment activities for the assisted living and skilled nursing areas of the campus. Outdoor visitation is still allowed, weather permitting. 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. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while working to minimize any virus’s potential spread.

Precautionary Measures:
The Village at Victory Lakes 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 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


An Update From Our CEO – 11.9.20

To Our Addolorata Villa Residents and Family Members:
As you know, we are continuing with weekly widespread testing of COVID-19. Our focus remains unyielding and we continue to take precautionary measures to ensure the highest level of safety and health for our residents and associates. Today, 11/9/2020, we learned an associate has tested positive for the virus.

Confirmed Associate Cases:
This associate, a non-direct care associate, was tested for COVID-19 which yielded a positive result for the virus. This associate last worked on 11/06/2020 remains in isolation at home and, based on Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) guidelines, can return to work 10 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. In following the IDPH and Cook County Health Department guidelines, we will now be conducting weekly testing of both our residents and staff. These same guidelines require our community to regress to phase 1 which immediately discontinues indoor visitation (assisted living and skilled nursing only). Outdoor visitation is still permitted as well as window visits, provided the window remains closed.

Precautionary Measures:
Addolorata Villa 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 will also continue to test all associates and residents for the COVID-19 virus on an ongoing basis.

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


An Update From Our CEO – 11.9.20

To Our Franciscan Village Residents and Family Members:

As you know, we are continuing with weekly widespread testing of COVID-19.This past week, a total of 24 tests were conducted on residents in independent living. We have received the screening results and have learned that two new residents have tested positive for the virus. Additionally there is one new symptomatic resident (not part of the serial testing) that has tested positive for the virus.

Confirmed Resident Cases:
A total of three independent living residents have tested positive for the virus. Two independent living residents were tested for COVID-19 which yielded a positive result for the virus and remain in isolation. An additional independent living resident was symptomatic and was admitted to the hospital due to an unrelated medical need where they were tested for COVID-19 (per protocol) which yielded a positive result for the virus. They remain in isolation at the hospital.

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.

Precautionary Measures:
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


An Update From Our CEO – 11.9.20

To Mount Alverna Village Residents and Family Members:

Throughout this pandemic we have kept you informed of every confirmed COVID-19 case that has been diagnosed on our campus. As you are aware, we are conducting serial widespread testing on a weekly basis. A total of 24 residents were tested as a precautionary measure after one resident tested positive for the virus while in the ER due to an unrelated medical need. Today, 11/09/2020, we were informed that a resident has tested positive for the virus.

Confirmed Resident Case:
This resident, a healthcare center resident, was tested for COVID-19 which yielded a positive result for the virus. This resident is symptomatic and remains in isolation for the next ten days.

Containment Procedures:
While we have no positive cases of the virus with residents, we will continue to monitor all residents 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. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while working to minimize any viruses potential spread.

Precautionary Measures:
Mount Alverna 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 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


An Update From Our CEO – 11.6.20

To Our Franciscan Village Residents and Family Members:

As you know, we are continuing with weekly widespread testing of COVID-19.This past week, a total of 198 tests were conducted in the Healthcare center, including 56 residents and 142 staff members. We have received the screening results and have learned that five new associates and four new residents have tested positive for the virus.

Confirmed Resident Cases:

A total of four independent living residents have tested positive for the virus. Three independent living residents were symptomatic and were tested for COVID-19 which yielded a positive result for the virus. They remain in isolation (two are in apartments and one in a garden home). An additional independent living resident was symptomatic and was admitted to the hospital where they were tested for COVID-19 (per protocol) which yielded a positive result for the virus. They remain in isolation at the hospital.

Confirmed Associate Cases:

Four associates (2 direct care and 2 non-direct care), in our Mother Theresa Skilled tested positive for the virus and remain in isolation. Additionally, one associate, an assisted living direct care associate, was symptomatic and tested for the virus which yielded a positive result for the virus.

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. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while they are working to minimize any potential spread of the virus.

Precautionary Measures:

We continue to monitor the current situation at the Mother Theresa Home. Inside visitation to skilled nursing is restricted but we will continue with outside visitation, weather permitting. 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


An Update From Our CEO – 11.6.20

To Our Addolorata Villa Residents and Family Members:

As you know, we are continuing with weekly widespread testing of COVID-19 and our focus remains unyielding and we continue to take precautionary measures to ensure the highest level of safety and health for our residents and associates. We learned an associate has tested positive for the virus.

Confirmed Associate Cases:

One direct care associate was tested for COVID-19 on two separate occasions. On 10/30/2020 they were tested for the virus due to exposure to a COVID positive case, yielding a negative result. They became symptomatic and on 11/03/2020 were tested at another job location which yielded a positive result for the virus. This associate last worked on 10/30/2020 remains in isolation at home and, based on Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) guidelines, can return to work 10 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. In following the IDPH and Cook County Health Department guidelines, we will now be conducting weekly testing of both our residents and staff. These same guidelines require our community to regress to phase 1 which immediately discontinues indoor visitation. Outdoor visitation is still permitted as well as window visits, provided the window remains closed.  

Precautionary Measures:

Addolorata Villa 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 will also continue to test all associates and residents for the COVID-19 virus on an ongoing basis.

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


An Update From Our CEO – 11.6.20

To Our Mount Alverna Village Residents and Family Members: 

Throughout this pandemic we have kept you informed of every confirmed Covid-19 case that has been diagnosed on our campus. As you are aware, we are conducting serial widespread testing on a weekly basisWe also continue to take precautionary measures to ensure the highest of safety and health levels for our residents and associatesToday, 11/06/2020, we were informed that a resident has tested positive for the virus.     

Confirmed Resident Case: 

This resident, a Healthcare center resident, was sent to the emergency room on 11/05/2020 due to an unrelated medical need. They were tested for COVID-19 per hospital policy which yielded a positive result for the virus and placed in isolation. Due to this positive result, and per our community testing plan, the Healthcare center is retesting additional individuals who may have had contact with this resident.    

Containment Procedures: 

While we have no positive cases of the virus with residents, we will continue to monitor all residents 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. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while working to minimize any virus’s potential spread.

Precautionary Measures:  

Mount Alverna 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 dedicated towards the safety of your loved ones and our associates. 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.

Thank you, 

 Sincerely, 

 Judy Amiano 

President and CEO 

 

Patrick Welsh 

Executive Director, Mount Alverna Village 

An Update From Our CEO – 11.5.20

To Our Mount Alverna Village Residents and Family Members:

Throughout this pandemic we have kept you informed of every confirmed Covid-19 case that has been diagnosed on our campus. As you are aware, we are conducting serial widespread testing on a weekly basis. We also continue to take precautionary measures to ensure the highest of safety and health levels for our residents and associates. This week we conducted 348 tests on both residents and staff members. I am happy to report that we had NO positive resident cases. However, we did have 5 associates who tested positive for the virus.

Confirmed Associate Cases:
All five direct care associates work in the skilled nursing portion of the campus. These associates remain in quarantine and can return to work in 10 days if they are free of symptoms.

Containment Procedures:
While we have no positive cases of the virus with residents, we will continue to monitor all residents 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. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while working to minimize any virus’s potential spread.

Precautionary Measures:
Mount Alverna 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 dedicated towards the safety of your loved ones and our associates. 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, Mount Alverna Village


An Update From Our CEO – 11.5.20

To Our St. Joseph Village Residents and Family Members:
Throughout this crisis we have kept you informed, as quickly as possible, with every confirmed COVID-19 case that has been diagnosed. On 11/4/2020 we learned that one associate has tested positive for the virus. This associate completed their testing offsite and informed the facility of their positive result.

Confirmed Associate Case:
This associate, a direct care associate, was tested on 11/04/2020 at the facility with a rapid antigen test, which yielded a positive result for the virus. This associate is symptomatic and in isolation 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. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while they are working to minimize any potential spread of the virus.

Precautionary Measures:
As a result of this one positive test, we are being advised by the health department that we must suspend group activities and dining for a period of at least 28 days. While this is unfortunate, we must follow the guidelines recommended by the health department. 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


An Update From Our CEO – 11.4.20

To Our Village of Victory Lakes Residents and Family Members:

Throughout this pandemic we have kept you informed of every confirmed Covid-19 case that has been diagnosed on our campus. As you are aware, we are conducting serial widespread testing on a weekly basis for those areas of the campus considered the highest risk (assisted living and skilled nursing). We also continue to take precautionary measures to ensure the highest of safety and health levels for our residents and associates. On 11/3/2020 we were notified that one resident has tested positive for the virus. This individual was not part of a serial weekly widespread testing.

Confirmed Resident Case:
This resident, a Healthcare Center resident, was admitted to the hospital for a procedure and, per hospital protocol, was tested for COVID-19. The test yielded a positive result for the virus. They remain at the hospital in isolation.

Containment Procedures:
Due to the increase in positive cases throughout the United States and in Illinois, both the Governor and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) have required us to suspend indoor visitation, communal dining, Salon Services and Life Enrichment activities for the assisted living and skilled nursing areas of the campus. Outdoor visitation is still allowed, weather permitting. 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. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while working to minimize any virus’s potential spread.

Precautionary Measures:
The Village at Victory Lakes 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 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


An Update From Our CEO – 10.30.20

To Our Addolorata Villa Residents and Family Members:

As you know, we are continuing with weekly widespread testing of COVID-19 and our focus remains unyielding and we continue to take precautionary measures to ensure the highest level of safety and health for our residents and associates. This past week, a total of 72 staff members were tested. We have received the screening results and have learned that two new associates have tested positive for the virus. One of these associates was not part of a serial weekly widespread testing.

Confirmed Associate Cases:
One direct care associate was tested for COVID-19, via their PCP, which yielded a positive result for the virus. This associate last worked on 10/27/2020. One additional non-direct care associate was tested for COVID-19 which yielded a positive result for the virus. Both associates are in isolation at home and, based on Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) guidelines, can return to work 10 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. In following the IDPH and Cook County Health Department guidelines, we will now be conducting weekly testing of both our residents and staff. These same guidelines require our community to regress to phase 1 which immediately discontinues indoor visitation. Outdoor visitation is still permitted as well as window visits, provided the window remains closed.

Precautionary Measures:
Addolorata Villa 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 will also continue to test all associates and residents for the COVID-19 virus on an ongoing basis.

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


An Update From Our CEO – 10.30.20

To Our Village of Victory Lakes Residents and Family Members:

As we continue to look to the future and navigate this new normal, our focus is unyielding. We continue to take precautionary measures to ensure the highest of safety and health levels for our residents and associates. Today, 10/29/2020, we were notified that one resident and one associate have tested positive for the virus. Both individuals were not part of a serial weekly widespread testing.

Confirmed Resident Case:

This resident, an Independent Living resident, was symptomatic and admitted to the hospital on advisement from their PCP. The resident was tested for COVID-19 which yielded a positive result for the virus. They remain at the hospital in isolation.

Confirmed Associate Case:

This associate, a non-direct care worker, was symptomatic and was administered an onsite rapid test which yielded a positive result for the virus. This associate remains in isolation at home. Per the CDC guidelines, the associate can return to work in 10 days if she/he is free of symptoms.

Containment Procedures:

As mentioned in a previous communication, due to the increase in positive cases throughout the United States and in Illinois, both the Governor and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) have required us to regress to Phase One safeguards in Assisted Living. These include the suspension of indoor visitation, communal dining, Salon Services and Life Enrichment activities. Outdoor visitation is still allowed, weather permitting. These precautions will continue for at least 8 days more, pending further testing. 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. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while working to minimize any virus’s potential spread.

Precautionary Measures:

The Village at Victory Lakes 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 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


An Update From Our CEO – 10.30.20

To Our Franciscan Village Residents and Family Members:

As you know, we are continuing with weekly widespread testing of COVID-19 and our focus remains unyielding and we continue to take precautionary measures to ensure the highest level of safety and health for our residents and associates. This past week, a total of 173 tests were conducted, including residents and staff members. We have received the screening results and have learned that four new associates have tested positive for the virus. It should be noted that one of these associates was not part of the serial testing, was symptomatic and was tested on 10/24/2020, via their PCP, which yielded a positive result for the virus.

Confirmed Associate Cases:

Two direct care associates tested for COVID-19 yielded a positive result for the virus. These associates last worked on 10/21/2020and 10/27/2020 respectively, remain in quarantine and can return to work in 10 days if they are free of symptoms. Two additional non-direct care associates were tested for COVID-19 which yielded a positive result for the virus. These associates are in quarantine at home and, per the CDC guidelines, can return to work in 10 days if they are free of symptoms.

Containment Procedures:

We are continuing with Phase One safeguards in Assisted Living and the Healthcare Center. These include the suspension of indoor visitation, communal dining, Salon Services and Life Enrichment activities. Outdoor visitation is still allowed, weather permitting. These precautions will continue until at least November 4, pending further testing. 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. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while working to minimize any virus’s potential spread.

Precautionary Measures:

As we continue to monitor the current situation, we will continue to restrict any outside visitors in the Healthcare Center but we have lifted the restrictions on admissions. 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


An Update From Our CEO – 10.29.20

To Our St. Joseph Village Residents and Family Members:

Our focus continues to be unyielding and we continue to take precautionary measures to ensure the highest level of safety and health for our residents and associates. This past week, we conducted a total of 129 widespread COVID screening tests. We have received all the screening results which were negative. However, we have learned that one associate has tested positive for the virus. This associate completed their testing offsite and informed the facility of their positive result. The associate last worked on 10/23/2020. We will continue weekly widespread testing for all staff and residents as we move forward to aide in the identification/mitigation and containment of any virus.

Confirmed Associate Case:
This associate, a non-direct care associate, was tested on 10/28/2020 offsite, which yielded a positive result for the virus. This associate remains asymptomatic and in isolation 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. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while they are working to minimize any potential spread of the virus.

Precautionary Measures:
As a result of this one positive test, we are being advised by the health department that we must suspend group activities and dining for a period of at least 28 days. While this is unfortunate, we must follow the guidelines recommended by the health department. 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


An Update From Our CEO – 10.27.20

To Our Village of Victory Lakes Residents and Family Members:

As you know, we are continuing with weekly widespread testing of COVID-19 and our focus remains unyielding and we continue to take precautionary measures to ensure the highest level of safety and health for our residents and associates. This past week, a total of 239 tests were conducted, including residents and staff members. We have received the screening results and have learned that one new associate has tested positive for the virus.

Confirmed Associate Case:
This associate, a CNA in our Healthcare center, was tested on 10/22/2020 which yielded a positive result for the virus on 10/26/2020. This associate remains in isolation at home. Per the CDC guidelines, the associate can return to work in 10 days if she/he is free of symptoms.

Containment Procedures:
Due to the increase in positive cases throughout the United States and in Illinois, the Governor and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) have required us to regress to Phase One safeguards in Assisted Living. These include the suspension of indoor visitation, communal dining, Salon Services and Life Enrichment activities. Outdoor visitation is still allowed, weather permitting. These precautions will continue for at least 10 days, pending further testing. 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. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while working to minimize any virus’s potential spread.

Precautionary Measures:
The Village at Victory Lakes 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 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


An Update From Our CEO – 10.27.20

To Our St. Joseph Village Residents and Family Members:

Our focus continues to be unyielding and we continue to take precautionary measures to ensure the highest level of safety and health for our residents and associates.
On 10/26/2020, one associate has tested positive for the virus. This is the second associate to test positive in the last week, and as mentioned previously,
we will begin weekly widespread testing for all staff and residents as we move forward to aide in the identification/mitigation and containment of any virus.

Confirmed Associate Case:
This associate, a non-direct care associate, was rapid-tested on 10/26/2020 after confirming symptoms during screening which yielded a positive result for the virus on 10/26/2020. This associate remains in isolation 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. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while they are working to minimize any potential spread of the virus.

Precautionary Measures:
As a result of this one positive test, we are being advised by the health department that we must suspend group activities and dining for a period of at least 28 days. While this is unfortunate, we must follow the guidelines recommended by the health department. 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


An Update From Our CEO – 10.23.20

To Our Village of Victory Lakes Residents and Family Members:

As you know, we are continuing with weekly widespread testing of COVID-19 and our focus remains unyielding and we continue to take precautionary measures to ensure the highest level of safety and health for our residents and associates. This past week, a total of 90 tests were conducted, including residents and staff members. We have received the screening results and have learned that one new resident has tested positive for the virus.

Confirmed Resident Case:
This Assisted Living Ancora resident was tested for COVID-19 on 10/19/2020 which yielded a positive result for the virus. The resident is asymptomatic and remains in isolation.

Containment Procedures:
Since the resident who tested positive is an Assisted Living resident, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) requires us to regress to Phase One safeguards in Assisted Living. These include the suspension of indoor visitation, communal dining, Salon Services and Life Enrichment activities. Outdoor visitation is still allowed, weather permitting. These precautions will continue for at least 14 days, pending further testing. 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. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while working to minimize any virus’s potential spread.

Precautionary Measures:
The Village at Victory Lakes 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 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


An Update From Our CEO – 10.23.20

To Our Franciscan Village Residents and Family Members:

As you know, we are continuing with weekly widespread testing of COVID-19 and our focus remains unyielding and we continue to take precautionary measures to ensure the highest level of safety and health for our residents and associates. This past week, a total of 389 tests were conducted, including 110 residents and 279 staff members. We have received the screening results and have learned that one new resident and nine new associates have tested positive for the virus.

Confirmed Resident Case:
On 10/22/2020 we received all results back from the widespread testing which was conducted on 10/16 – 22/2020. One resident, in our Mother Theresa Skilled Nursing, has tested positive for the virus and remains in isolation.

Confirmed Associate Cases:
Three of the direct care associates tested for COVID-19 yielded a positive result for the virus. These associates last worked on 10/09/2020, 10/19/20 and 10/20/2020 respectively, remain in quarantine and can return to work in 10 days if they are free of symptoms. One of these associates works in Assisted Living the remaining two work in Mother Theresa Home. Further, six non-direct care associates were tested for COVID-19 which yielded a positive result for the virus. These associates are in quarantine at home and, per the CDC guidelines, can return to work in 10 days if they are free of symptoms.

Containment Procedures:
Since one of the associates who tested positive works in Assisted Living, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) requires us to regress to Phase One safeguards in Assisted Living. These include the suspension of indoor visitation, communal dining, Salon Services and Life Enrichment activities. Outdoor visitation is still allowed, weather permitting. These precautions will continue for at least 14 days, pending further testing. These safeguards remain in effect in Mother Theresa Home. 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. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while working to minimize any virus’s potential spread.

Precautionary Measures:
As we continue to monitor the current situation, we will continue to restrict any outside visitors in the Healthcare Center but we have lifted the restrictions on admissions. 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


An Update From Our CEO – 10.21.20

To Our St. Joseph Village Residents and Family Members:

We continue to be extremely grateful for the Ministry’s overall low COVID positivity rate. Our focus continues to be unyielding and we continue to take precautionary measures to ensure the highest level of safety and health for our residents and associates. This past week, we conducted a total of 107 widespread COVID screening tests. We have received the screening results and today, 10/21/2020, we have learned that one associate has tested positive for the virus. Since we have this one positive, it should be noted that we will begin weekly widespread testing for all staff and residents as we move forward to aide in the identification/mitigation and containment of any virus.

Confirmed Associate Case:
This associate, a dining associate, was included in the widespread testing conducted on 10/19/2020 which yielded a positive result for the virus. This associate remains in isolation 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. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while they are working to minimize any potential spread of the virus.

Precautionary Measures:
As a result of this one positive test, we are being advised by the health department that we must suspend group activities and dining for a period of at least 28 days. While this is unfortunate, we must follow the guidelines recommended by the health department. 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


An Update From Our CEO – 10.21.20

To Mount Alverna Village Residents and Family Members:

As we continue to take precautionary measures to ensure the highest level of safety and health for our residents and associates, we conducted COVID screening of associates this past week. A total of 193 tests were conducted during widespread testing of COVID-19. We have received the screening results and today, 10/21/2020, we have learned that one associate has tested positive for the virus. It should be noted that we will begin weekly widespread testing on 10/26/2020 for all staff and residents as we move forward to aide in the identification/mitigation and containment of any virus.

Confirmed Associate Case:
This associate, a dining services worker, was tested for COVID-19 on 10/19/2020 which yielded a positive result for the virus. This associate is asymptomatic and had no interaction with the residents. They remain 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. 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


An Update From Our CEO – 10.19.20

To Our Village of Victory Lakes Residents and Family Members:

As we continue to look to the future and navigate this new normal, I have been extremely grateful for the Ministry’s overall low COVID positivity rate. But our focus continues to be unyielding and we continue to take precautionary measures to ensure the highest level of safety and health for our residents and associates. Today, 10/19/2020, we learned that an associate has tested positive for the virus.

Confirmed Associate Case:
This associate, a non-direct care worker, was tested for COVID-19 on 10/15/2020 via their personal physician which yielded a positive result for the virus. This associate last worked on 10/15/2020 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 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 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 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


An Update From Our CEO – 10.16.20

To Our Franciscan Village Residents and Family Members:
As you know, we are continuing with weekly widespread testing of COVID-19.This past week, a total of 210 tests were conducted in the Healthcare center, including 64 residents and 146 staff members. We have received the screening results and have learned that three new residents and three new associates have tested positive for the virus.

Please be assured that we continue to “terminally” clean and disinfect the entire unit with an electrostatic spraying system that eradicates the virus. As per our previous protocols we will continue to do widespread testing, on a routine basis, on all staff and residents in the healthcare center as we move forward to aide in the identification/mitigation and containment of any virus. We are scheduled to complete another round of 100% testing of all healthcare residents and staff members next week. With the new positive cases, and out of an abundance of caution, we are continuing to suspend new admissions to the Healthcare Center.

Confirmed Resident Cases:
Three residents in our Mother Theresa Skilled Nursing tested positive for the virus and remain in isolation. Separately from three residents that were tested via the widespread testing, we had two additional Independent Living residents, who live in a garden home, that were tested via their PCP which yielded a positive result for the virus. They remain at their home in quarantine.

Confirmed Associate Cases:
Two associates were direct care workers in our Mother Theresa Skilled Nursing and were tested for COVID-19 on 10/12/2020 which yielded a positive result for the virus. These associates last worked on 10/12/2020 and 10/13/2020 respectively remain in quarantine and can return to work in 10 days if they are free of symptoms. A third associate, from an outside therapy partner, was symptomatic and was tested on 10/14/2020 via their PCP, which yielded a positive result for the virus. This associate last worked on 10/08/2020 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. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while they are working to minimize any potential spread of the virus.

Precautionary Measures:
As we continue to monitor the current situation at the Mother Theresa Home, skilled nursing will continue to restrict any outside visitors in the Healthcare Center only and will reevaluate our current restrictions on admissions. 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 – 10.10.20

To Our Village of Victory Lakes Residents and Family Members:

As we continue to look to the future and navigate this new normal, I have been extremely grateful for the Ministry’s overall low COVID positivity rate. But our focus continues to be unyielding and we continue to take precautionary measures to ensure the highest level of safety and health for our residents and associates. We have been very fortunate at the Village of Victory Lakes as we have not had a positive case in over a month. On 10/09/2020 we learned that an outside therapy staff member that provides services at our Healthcare Center has tested positive for the virus.

Confirmed Associate Case:
This associate, from an outside therapy partner, was exposed to someone with COVID (outside of Victory Lakes), and is asymptomatic. Subsequent to their exposure, they were tested for COVID-19 on 10/06/2020 via their personal physician. On 10/08/2020, the test yielded a positive result for the virus. This associate last worked on 10/05/2020 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 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 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 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 – 10.9.20

To Our Franciscan Village Residents and Family Members:

We have some good news to report from Franciscan Village, as we round out this week. As you know, we are continuing with weekly widespread testing of COVID-19.This past week, a total of 258 tests were conducted in the Healthcare center, including residents and staff members. We have received the screening results and have learned that two new residents and two new associates have tested positive for the virus. In our efforts to contain the virus, this is good news and represents a significant drop from the results we reported last week (10/02/2020).

Please be assured that we continue to “terminally” clean and disinfect the entire unit with an electrostatic spraying system that eradicates the virus. As per our previous protocols we will continue to do widespread testing, on a routine basis, on all staff and residents in the healthcare center as we move forward to aide in the identification/mitigation and containment of any virus. We are scheduled to complete another round of 100% testing of all healthcare residents and staff members next week. With the new positive cases, and out of an abundance of caution, we are continuing to suspend new admissions to the Healthcare Center.

Confirmed Resident Cases:
On 10/8/2020 we received results back from the widespread testing which was conducted on 10/04/20. One resident in our Mother Theresa Skilled Nursing tested positive for the virus and remains in isolation. Additionally we had a second resident admitted to the hospital, due to an unrelated medical need on 10/08/2020 where they were tested for COVID-19, per hospital policy, yielding a positive result for the virus. They remain at the hospital in isolation.

Confirmed Associate Cases:
One associate, a non-direct care worker, in our Mother Theresa Skilled Nursing was tested for COVID-19 on 10/04/2020 which yielded a positive result for the virus. A second associate a direct care worker in our Mother Theresa Skilled Nursing was tested for COVID-19 on 10/8/20 which yielded a positive result for the virus. They remain at home in quarantine 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. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while they are working to minimize any potential spread of the virus.

Precautionary Measures:
As we continue to monitor the current situation at the Mother Theresa Home, skilled nursing will continue to restrict any outside visitors in the Healthcare Center only and will reevaluate our current restrictions on admissions on 10/12/20. 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 – 10.02.20

To Our Franciscan Village Residents and Family Members:
This past week we continued with our widespread COVID-19 testing of residents and associates. A total of 349 tests were conducted in the Healthcare center, including residents and staff members. As of today, we received the screening results and have learned that seven new residents and seven new associates have tested positive for the virus.

Importantly, all residents who have tested positive have been moved to the COVID isolation unit. Additionally, all staff members who tested positive are off work and in quarantine. Please be assured that we have also “terminally” cleaned and disinfected the entire unit with electrostatic spraying system that eradicates virus. As per our previous protocols, we will continue to do widespread testing, on a routine basis, on all staff and residents in the healthcare center as we move forward to aide in the identification/mitigation and containment of any virus. We are scheduled to complete another round of 100% testing of all healthcare residents and staff members next week. With the new positive cases, and out of an abundance of caution, we are temporarily suspending new admissions to the Healthcare Center.

Confirmed Resident Cases:
On 10/1/2020 we received results back from the widespread testing which was conducted on 9/29/20. Seven residents in our Mother Theresa Skilled Nursing tested positive for the virus. All of the residents remain in isolation.

Confirmed Associate Cases:
Seven associates tested positive for the virus with our widespread testing this week. Five of these associates, in our Mother Theresa Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, were direct care workers. The remaining positive cases were non-direct care associates. Each staff member has been quarantined 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. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while they are working to minimize any potential spread of the virus.

Precautionary Measures:
Due to the current outbreak at the Mother Theresa Home, the skilled nursing will remain on strict restriction for any outside visitors in the Healthcare Center only and will temporarily hold admissions until at least 10/9/20. 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 – 9.25.20

To Our Franciscan Village Residents and Family Members:
This past week we continued with our widespread COVID-19 testing of residents and associates. A total of 260 individuals, in the Healthcare center, including 81 residents and 179 staff members, were tested on 9/21 & 22/2020 respectively. As of today, we received the screening results and have learned of seven residents and sixteen associates who have tested positive for the virus.

Importantly, all residents who have tested positive have been moved to the COVID specialty unit where they can receive exceptional COVID-19 care. Additionally, all staff members who tested positive are off work and in quarantine. Please be assured that we have also “terminally” cleaned and disinfected the entire unit with electrostatic spraying system that eradicates virus. As per our previous protocols, we will continue to do widespread testing, on a routine basis, on all staff and residents in the healthcare center as we move forward to aide in the identification/mitigation and containment of any virus.

Confirmed Resident Cases:
On 9/25/2020 we received results back from the widespread testing which was conducted on 9/21 & 22/2020. Seven residents in our Mother Theresa Skilled Nursing tested positive for the virus. All of the residents remain on campus and in isolation.

Confirmed Associate Cases:
On 9/25/2020 we received results back from the widespread testing which was conducted on 9/21 & 22/2020. Sixteen associates tested positive for the virus. Twelve of these associates, in our Mother Theresa Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, were direct care workers. The remaining positive cases were non-direct care associates. Each staff member remains home in quarantine 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. As a reminder, all associates wear a mask while they are working to minimize any potential spread of the virus.

Precautionary Measures:
Due to the current outbreak at the Mother Theresa Home, the skilled nursing will remain on strict restriction for any outside visitors 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 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


Important Resources For Families and Residents

Last updated: 11.25.2020

MV update

11.25.2020: For an update for our Marian Village residents and families click here.

 

 

 

MAV update

11.25.2020: For an update for our Mount Alverna Village residents and families click here.

 

 

 


VL update

11.23.2020: For an update for our Village of Victory Lakes residents and families click here.

 

 

 


FV update

11.23.2020: For an update for our Franciscan Village residents and families click here.

 

 

 


SJV update

11.23.2020: For an update for our St. Jospeh Village residents and families click here.

 

 

 


FV update

11.23.2020: Form an update for our Village of Victory Lakes residents and families click here.

 

 

 


FM update

11.20.2020: Important information for residents who reside on any of our Illinois Franciscan Campuses click here.

 

 

 


VL update

11.20.2020: For an update for our Village of Victory Lakes residents and families click here.

 

 

 


MAV update

11.20.2020: For an update for our Mount Alverna Village residents and families click here.

 

 

 


MAV update

11.19.2020: For an update for our Mount Alverna Village residents and families click here.

 

 

 


FV update

11.19.2020: For an update for our Franciscan Village residents and families click here.

 

 

 


MAV Update11.18.2020: For an update for our Mount Alverna Village residents and families click here.

 

 

 


VL Update11.18.2020: For an update for our Village of Victory Lakes residents and families click here.

 

 

 


AV Update11.18.2020: For an update for our Addolorata Villa residents and families click here.

 

 

 


MV Update11.17.2020: For an update for our Marian Village residents and families click here.

 

 

 


FV Update11.17.2020: For an update for our Franciscan Village residents and families click here.

 

 

 


MAV Update11.16.2020: For an update for our Mount Alverna Village residents and families click here.

 

 

 


St James Update11.14.2020: For an update for our St. James Senior Estates residents and families click here.

 

 

 


MV update

11.13.2020: For an update for our Marian Village residents and families click here.

 

 

 


FV update

11.13.2020: For an update for our Franciscan Village residents and families click here.

 

 

 


SJV update

11.13.2020: For an update for our St. Joseph Village residents and families click here.

 

 

 


St James update

11.13.2020: For an update for our St. James Senior Estates residents and families click here.

 

 

 


AV update

11.12.2020: For an update for our Addolorata Villa residents and families click here.

 

 

 


SJV update

11.12.2020: For an update for our St. Joseph Village residents and families click here.

 

 

 


MAV update

11.12.2020: For an update for our Mount Alverna Village residents and families click here.

 

 

 


VL update

11.12.2020: For an update for our Village of Victory Lakes residents and families click here.

 

 

 


MAV update

11.11.2020: For an update for our Mount Alverna Village residents and families click here.

 

 

 


SJV update

11.11.2020: For an update for our St. Joseph Village residents and families click here.

 

 

 


FV update

11.10.2020: For an update for our Franciscan Village residents and families click here.

 

 

 


VL update

11.10.2020: For an update for our Victory Lakes residents and families click here.

 

 

 


SJV update

11.10.2020: For an update for our St. Joseph Village residents and families click here.

 

 

 


VL update

11.9.2020: For an update for our Village of Victory Lakes residents and families click here.

 

 

 


AV update

11.9.2020: For an update for our Addolorata Village residents and families click here.

 

 

 


 

11.9.2020: For an update for our Franciscan Village residents and families click here.


11.9.2020: For an update for our Mount Alverna Village residents and families click here.


11.6.2020: For an update for our Franciscan Village residents and families click here.


11.6.2020: For an update for our Addolorata Villa residents and families click here.


11.6.2020: For an update for our Mount Alverna residents and families click here.


11.5.2020: For an update for our Mount Alverna residents and families click here.


11.5.2020: For an update for our St. Joseph Village residents and families click here.


11.4.2020: For an update for our Victory Lakes residents and families click here.


10.30.2020: For an update for our Addolorata Villa residents and families click here.


10.30.2020: For an update for our Village of Victory Lakes residents and families click here.


10.30.2020: For an update for our Franciscan Village residents and families click here.


10.29.2020: For an update for our St. Joseph Village residents and families click here.


10.27.2020: For an update for our Victory Lakes residents and families click here.


10.27.2020: For an update for our St. Joseph Village residents and families click here.


10.23.2020: For an update for our Village at Victory Lakes residents and families click here.


10.23.2020: For an update for our Franciscan Village residents and families click here.


10.21.2020: For an update for our St. Joseph Village residents and families click here.


10.21.2020: For an update for our Mount Alverna Village residents and families click here.


10.19.2020: For an update for our Victory Lakes residents and families click here.


10.16.2020: For an update for our Franciscan Village residents and families click here.


10.09.2020: For an update for our Franciscan Village residents and families click here.


10.09.2020: For an update for our Franciscan Village residents and families click here.


10.05.2020: For an update for our Franciscan Village residents and families click here.


9.25.2020: For an update for our Franciscan Village residents and families click here.


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


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


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


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.


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


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

 


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.