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In 1996, the National Safety Council established June as National Safety Month, aiming to increase awareness of the leading safety and health risks and ultimately decrease the number of unintentional injuries and deaths in the United States. Nearly 13,000 American workers suffer an injury every day. Awareness is key to prevention of accidental injury - which is now the No. 3 cause of death in America. Let's stay safe at work and at home! ...
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June 1, 2020
Dear Residents, Families, Friends and Visitors,
As our surrounding communities and businesses begin to return to normal and open up we want to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their ongoing support. This has certainly not been easy for anyone. We also want to provide information on how our Medicalodges, Gran Villas and New Hope locations will be impacted.
Many areas continue to see positive cases of COVID-19 and community transmission. As businesses begin to reopen, travel restrictions and gathering restrictions eased and eliminated, we can expect to see continued new cases in our communities. The individuals we care for remain at extremely high risk for illness, hospitalization and even death due to COVID-19. It is estimated that 40% of the deaths caused by COVID-19 have been in those who reside in long term care facilities and other congregate living communities. For these reasons, our Medicalodges, Gran Villas and New Hope communities will continue with our current processes to prevent as much as possible the introduction of the virus into our locations. These efforts include, among other things:
• Restricted access to our locations to essential personnel only
• Restricted visiting with the exception of compassionate and end of life situations only
• Strict adherence to hand hygiene, cough etiquette and use of face masks for all who enter our locations
• Social distancing for residents as much as possible including no communal dining or large group activities
• Monitoring of employees and residents for symptoms of COVID-19, including temperature
• Restricted entry of any individual with a temperature or other symptoms of COVID-19, travel restrictions or potential exposure, including employees
We are currently developing reopening plans as an organization, keeping in line with the guidance provided by the CDC, CMS, state and local health departments and our state survey agencies. These plans will very likely include limited numbers of visitors allowed per resident, limited numbers of individuals allowed in our location at a given time, restricting visiting to specific areas of the facility and arranging for visits by appointment. As these plans are finalized, they will be shared with you. The health and safety of our residents and employees is of the utmost importance to us during this transition period.
You are encouraged to continue connecting with your loved ones through a variety of means, including letters, cards and notes, window visits, phone calls and video chat via google hangouts, Zoom and Facetime and Facebook chat. Our employees are available and happy to assist with arranging the use of technology devices for phone calls and video chats.
And a sincere thank you for your encouraging words sent through a variety of means to our employees. We know they are the heroes in all of this, and it is so meaningful when they hear it from you too. We will get through this and we all look forward to hugs, kisses on the cheek and handshakes.
Shannon Lager, RN, BSN
Vice President & Chief Operating Officer ...
Thank you for communicating clearly to your families. We understand the caution, appreciate all of the staff, and look forward to a time very soon when my sister can safely visit others.
The emotional toll is growing with the elderly. There has to be a way to let the family actually visit them in person rather than keeping them shut up.
You all have done an amazing job caring for our loved ones! We will continue to trust in your decisions and follow all guidelines to ensure the safety of our family. God bless all of you for all you have done and continue to do. Please stay safe out there!
When will we be able to sit outside with our loved one while using social distancing? This is getting kind of ridiculous. This is how many weeks with them getting absolutely ZERO exercise or even feeling the sunlight on their skin. How many have passed since this started due to depression and loneliness?
God bless you.
I can’t tell you how appreciative I am and all you do to care for mother and every single resident. You’re wonderful ❤️
I’m ready for visits.
Even in nevada mo
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Jamie just celebrated her 5 year Medicalodge Anniversary!! She moved from Texas and started on the night shift at Butler. After working 4 years on nights she joined the day shift team. Nights or Days Jamie is a HUGE asset to our Butler team! We appreciate her greatly!! Congratulations Jamie and thank you for all you do! ...
Jamie McKeown you’ve got them fooled 😘
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Congratulations to a really great nurse and she gives her all and more
She is wonderful!! Congrats Jamie!!!
Amazing Nurse !!!
She’s a keeper!! And look at those beautiful nails😉
Yes! Part of the #1 Crew!! ❤️
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Love this nurse 👩⚕️
Love her! 💞
4 days ago
Marshmallows are not just for cocoa or smores! Residents at Medicalodges Girard had a little healthy competition to see who could build the tallest marshmallow masterpiece! Each resident had 40 minutes to complete their tower. They did an amazing job as they took their time to figure out which strategy would work best for their individual towers! Such a fun activity! ...
We had a meaningful Memorial Day at Neosho. The staff lowered the flag to half staff from morning till noon. After breakfast the staff and residents recited the Pledge of Allegiance. The halls were filled after lunch with patriotic songs. Some chose to wave their flags, some sang along as they worked on their puzzles and rainbow sketch pads and some chose to sway to the music. Whatever the choice, it was 100% fantastic!
The votes are in and the long anticipated result is here! Congratulations to Window 60 for receiving the most votes. The race was close but in the end ... you win! We had a blast with this contest and hope you all did to. Thank you to everyone who participated! Our lucky winner has chosen Beef Fajitas from El Charro for her prize! Let the fiesta begin!
Remember the days before electronic communication? The days when a card in the mail was the highlight of your day.. or maybe even your week? Well it is still true today! Big shout out to Butler Osage Valley Electric for all the cute homemade cards. You made our resident's day! Thank you for thinking of us!
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