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Covid-19 Information

May 18th, 2022

Residents/Family/Friends/Staff,

Letter from 360 Care: It has come to our attention that Residents/Responsible Parties are starting to receive a notice regarding medical and life insurance from 360 Care and are calling with questions.   Please be aware that The Beechwood Home has NOT agreed to partner with this program and we’re NOT involved with its development.  We have contacted 360 Care, who provides ancillary services in-house to our Residents, indicating that they are not authorized to use our name in any of their marketing materials.    We apologize for any confusion this has caused.  Please contact Heather @ Hhefren@beechwoodhome.com with questions. 

Sign Out Books: As Residents begin to spend more time in the community, please remember to sign out/sign in at the books located on each clinical floor.  This is vitally important if we are unable to locate a Resident and are investigating if we need to initiate a missing person protocol.  

As always, if you have any questions, please contact:

Heather Hefren hhefren@beechwoodhome.com(Director of Social Services),

Scot Harmon sharmon@beechwoodhome.com(Administrator) and/or

Patricia Clark pclark@beechwoodhome.com(CEO).

Sincerely, Scot Harmon (Administrator) & Patricia Clark, DM (CEO, Administrator)

May 4, 2022

Dear Residents/Family/Friends/Staff, 

Summary of Changes Since Last Notice: We are reporting one (1) staff member who has tested positive for Covid-19. This brings our total active cases to two (2). The facility has had a cumulative total of ninety-four (94) Staff and twenty-two (22) Resident confirmed Covid-19 PCR tests associated with the facility to date. The staff member has been placed on medical leave and removed from the schedule upon notification to minimize exposure risk to other Residents/Staff and will remain on medical leave until they meet the mandated criteria to return to work.    

Action Plan: Our action plan will mirror revised state and local guidance.  Seventeen (17) Residents were identified as close contacts and Nursing has contacted the responsible parties.

If you have not been contacted by Nursing about this matter, your loved one was not identified as a close contact.  We have implemented Outbreak Testing which consists of four covid tests at intervals recommended by public health guidelines. All first-round rapid tests came back negative this morning.  We will PCR the close contacts on Friday. The third covid test will be administered around a week from today.  The fourth covid test will be administered about 14 days from today.    Unvaccinated/not up-to-date staff are required to be tested weekly and we continue voluntary surveillance monitoring of up-to-date vaccinated staff weekly. Any subsequent positive test results will be communicated.

Additional protective measures will only be implemented if there is internal spread of covid-19 to the Residents. 

Contact us with questions.  

If you have any questions about COVID-19 or the steps that we are taking to protect our residents, please contact Scot Harmon, Administrator, at 513-842-0774, sharmon@beechwoodhome.com

 Sincerely, 

Scot Harmon (Administrator) and Patricia A. Clark, DM (CEO, Administrator) 

May 3rd, 2022

Residents/Family/Friends/Staff,

Special Guest:  Our beloved Father Earl K. Fernandes, who held mass at the facility from 2008-2016, will be officiating service on 5/6/2022 @ 3:00 PM followed by a short reception. 

3rd Floor Care Conferences: Beginning 5/11/22, 3rd floor care conferences will be held on Wednesdays. 

As always, if you have any questions, please contact:

Heather Hefren hhefren@beechwoodhome.com(Director of Social Services),

Scot Harmon sharmon@beechwoodhome.com(Administrator) and/or

Patricia Clark pclark@beechwoodhome.com(CEO).

Sincerely, Scot Harmon (Administrator) & Patricia Clark, DM (CEO, Administrator)

April 29, 2022

Dear Residents/Family/Friends/Staff, 

Summary of Changes Since Last Notice: We are reporting one (1) staff member with confirmed Covid-19.   This brings our total active cases to one (1). The facility has had a cumulative total of ninety-three (93) Staff and twenty-two (22) Resident Covid-19 cases associated with the facility to date. The staff member has been placed on medical leave and removed from the schedule upon notification to minimize exposure risk to other Residents/Staff and will remain on medical leave until they meet the mandated criteria to return to work.   

Action Plan: Our action plan will mirror revised state and local guidance. Zero (0) Residents were identified as close contacts therefore there will be no outbreak testing for Residents. Unvaccinated/not up-to-date staff are required to be tested weekly and we continue voluntary surveillance monitoring of up-to-date vaccinated staff weekly. Any subsequent positive test results will be communicated.  

If you have any questions, please contact Scot Harmon, Administrator, at 513-842-0774, sharmon@beechwoodhome.com

 

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April 22, 2022

Residents/Family/Friends/Staff,

Guest Meals: In collaboration with Forefront and easing of pandemic restrictions, we are pleased to announce resuming guest meals for purchase during lunch and dinner beginning on Monday April 25th.  The Guest meal offering will mirror the standard meal scheduled for the Residents.  Beverages are not included, however they are available for purchase at a vending machine located on the 1st floor. The tray will be delivered to your loved one’s room along with their tray.  Guest meals are available for purchase from the Receptionist at the Garden Level for $5 each and the only forms of acceptable payment at this time are cash or RTA deduction. Verbal permission from a Resident who is alert and oriented is required before a family member can request funds to purchase a meal be deducted from a Resident Trust Account.  Orders will be communicated to the Kitchen following receipt of payment.  Lunch requests need to be in by 11:00 AM and dinner requests need to be in by 4:00 PM.  Orders will be accepted only on the day the meal is served (no pre-orders will be accepted).  We will be trialing this program for two months.  Please feel free to communicate feedback regarding your experience with this program to hhefren@beechwoodhome.com.

Breakfast Serving Times:  To better reflect what is occurring in our dining rooms, breakfast will be served at the following times to ensure the highest qualify experience.   1st floor: 8:00 AM       2nd floor: 8:15 AM     3rd floor: 7:55 AM

Vaccine Booster Clinic: Skilled Care Pharmacy will be conducting a vaccine clinic on May 2nd  between 9a-11a to administer vaccines to those who qualify.  For the 2nd booster (aka 4th shot) a Resident/Staff member needs to be 50+ years old and a duration of at least four months has passed since your 1st booster (aka 3rd shot).  This will be the last vaccination clinic available for staff related to the availability of vaccines in the community.

Who To Contact Quick Reference Guide: This guide was created to help direct questions/comments/concerns to the most appropriate individual to ensure a timely response to your inquiry.    

CONTACTS

As always, if you have any questions, please contact: Heather Hefren hhefren@beechwoodhome.com (Director of Social Services), Scot Harmon sharmon@beechwoodhome.com (Administrator) and/or Patricia Clark pclark@beechwoodhome.com (CEO). Sincerely, Scot Harmon (Administrator) & Patricia Clark, DM (CEO, Administrator)

March 25, 2022

Residents/Family/Friends/Staff,

Our Covid-19 committee met this week to discuss regulatory and facility specific restrictions currently in place related to the ongoing pandemic. We are very pleased to announce a relaxation of many of the restrictions put in place to protect our community. Please be aware that our Covid-19 committee will continue to assess that status of the pandemic and restrictions may be implemented again if conditions change. 

 Regulatory Mandates: 

Facility Specific Restrictions:

NO CHANGE: All entry into the facility will continue to occur on the Garden Level as we are still required to screen everyone prior to entry with a Covid questionnaire and temperature check. 

NO CHANGE: Large event spaces (TLCR, Cinema Rooms and Beech Room) will continue to be unavailable for reservations.  

As always, if you have any questions, please contact:

Heather Hefren hhefren@beechwoodhome.com (Director of Social Services), 

Scot Harmon sharmon@beechwoodhome.com (Administrator) and/or

Patricia Clark pclark@beechwoodhome.com  (CEO).

Sincerely, 

Scot Harmon (Administrator) & Patricia Clark, DM (CEO, Administrator) 

March 11, 2022

Residents/Family/Friends/Staff,

Hamilton County's positivity rate:  has decreased to 2.6% through the week of 3/2. This is a 1.81% decrease over last week's reported positivity rate through 2/23. The county is now officially YELLOW and eye protection is no longer mandatory for staff.  Masks are still required by staff and visitors. 

Staffing Changes:  The following staffing changes have occurred recently, and we wanted to ensure everyone was aware of who to contact if needed.  Please call 513-321-9294 and our Receptionist can help connect you.

Updates Going Forward:  Due to the significant improvement pertaining to Covid-19's status in our community recently, distributing a weekly update has not been warranted.  The feedback received since March 2020 regarding our communication practices has been overwhelmingly positive and we plan to continue to utilize this platform as needed to share information that is important for everyone to know. 

As always, if you have any questions, please contact:

Heather Hefren hhefren@beechwoodhome.com (Director of Social Services), 

Scot Harmon sharmon@beechwoodhome.com (Administrator) and/or

Patricia Clark pclark@beechwoodhome.com  (CEO).

Sincerely, 

Scot Harmon (Administrator) & Patricia Clark, DM (CEO, Administrator) 

February 18, 2022

Residents/Family/Friends/Staff,

Return to New Normal:   We are thrilled to have resumed our "new normal" operations as of this morning with residents comingling, 1st-floor dining, and large group activities back in full swing.  We appreciate everyone's patience during this 2nd Covid-19 outbreak within the facility.  

Hamilton County's Positivity Rate:  has decreased to 10.65% through the week of 2/9. This is a 4.69% decrease over last week's reported positivity rate through 2/2.

Mask Guidance: There is lots of chatter on the news sites this week that as the Omicron wave subsides, mask guidance is expected to be updated.  As always during the pandemic, guidance for the general community differs from that for the Long-Term Care setting.  We will continue to monitor our regulatory bodies for changes related to our setting and will communicate them as they become available. 

As always, if you have any questions please contact Heather Hefren hhefren@beechwoodhome.com (Director of Social Services),  Scot Harmon sharmon@beechwoodhome.com (Administrator) and/or Patricia Clark pclark@beechwoodhome.com  (CEO).

 

February 11, 2022

Residents/Family/Friends/Staff,

Anticipated Return to New Normal Date:   Pending no additional Resident cases of Covid-19, our projected "return to new normal" date is Friday February 18th.  On this day our clinical floors will be permitted to comingle again.  Additionally, the 1st floor dining room and facility organized group activities will resume in the afternoon.  

Positivity rate: Hamilton County's positivity rate has decreased to 15.34% through the week of 2/2. This is a 5.31% decrease over last week's reported positivity rate through 1/25.

Vaccine Clinic: Our next vaccine clinic will be held on Tuesday February 15, 2022. Moderna and Pfizer boosters will be available. Anyone starting a Covid vaccination series will have Moderna administered.  Please let us know if you are interested in participating. 

Super Bowl Sunday:  There is much enthusiasm swirling around Beechwood today in preparation for the Super Bowl on Sunday.  The hallways are decorated with posters and balloons. People are decked out in their best fanwear. Activities has prepared Crush and Root Beer floats for everyone while the Kitchen has prepared themed cookies for the Residents.  We anticipate the hallways to be filled with much cheering Sunday evening.  

As always, if you have any questions please contact Heather Hefren hhefren@beechwoodhome.com (Director of Social Services),  Scot Harmon sharmon@beechwoodhome.com (Administrator) and/or Patricia Clark pclark@beechwoodhome.com  (CEO).

Sincerely, 

Scot Harmon (Administrator) & Patricia Clark, DM (CEO, Administrator) 

February 11, 2022 Update

Dear Residents/Family/Friends/Staff, 

Summary of Changes Since Last Notice: We are reporting one (1) staff member with PCR confirmed Covid-19.   This brings our total active cases to three (3). The facility has had a cumulative total of ninety-two (92) Staff and twenty-two (22) Resident Covid-19 cases associated with the facility to date. The staff member has been placed on medical leave and removed from the schedule upon notification to minimize exposure risk to other Residents/Staff and will remain on medical leave until they meet the mandated criteria to return to work.   

Action Plan: Our action plan exceeds revised state and local guidance.  We are on day 8 of our Resident Testing Protocol.  Pending no additional Resident cases, Residents will be tested on Monday and Thursday with an anticipated return to new normal date for Friday (2/18/22).  Any new case will reset the testing protocol to day 0.   Unvaccinated/non-boosted staff are required to be tested twice a week and we will continue voluntary surveillance monitoring of boosted vaccinated staff weekly. Any subsequent positive test results will be communicated.  

If you have any questions, please contact Scot Harmon, Administrator, at 513-842-0774, sharmon@beechwoodhome.com

Sincerely, 

Scot Harmon (Administrator) & Patricia Clark, DM (CEO, Administrator) 

February 9, 2022 Update

Dear Residents/Family/Friends/Staff, 

Summary of Changes Since Last Notice: We are reporting one (1) staff member with PCR confirmed Covid-19.   This brings our total active cases to two (2). The facility has had a cumulative total of ninety-one (91) Staff and twenty-two (22) Resident Covid-19 cases associated with the facility to date. The staff member has been placed on medical leave and removed from the schedule upon notification to minimize exposure risk to other Residents/Staff and will remain on medical leave until they meet the mandated criteria to return to work.   

Action Plan: Our action plan exceeds revised state and local guidance.  We are on day 6 of our Resident Testing Protocol.  All Residents in the building were PCR swabbed today.  Pending no additional Resident cases, all Residents will be sporadically tested through day 14.  Any new case will reset the testing protocol to day 0.   Unvaccinated/non-boosted staff are required to be tested twice a week and we will continue voluntary surveillance monitoring of boosted vaccinated staff weekly. Any subsequent positive test results will be communicated.  

If you have any questions, please contact Scot Harmon, Administrator, at 513-842-0774, sharmon@beechwoodhome.com

Sincerely, 

Scot Harmon (Administrator) & Patricia Clark, DM (CEO, Administrator) 

February 4, 2022 Update

Dear Residents/Family/Friends/Staff, 

Summary of Changes Since Last Notice: We are reporting one (1) staff member and one (1) Resident with PCR confirmed Covid-19.   This brings our total active cases to four (4). The facility has had a cumulative total of ninety (90) Staff and twenty-two (22) Resident Covid-19 cases associated with the facility to date. The staff member has been placed on medical leave and removed from the schedule upon notification to minimize exposure risk to other Residents/Staff and will remain on medical leave until they meet the mandated criteria to return to work. The Resident is on isolation/droplet precautions and will remain in their private room until they have been medically cleared by the Physician/Medical Director.

Action Plan: Our action plan exceeds revised state and local guidance.  Our testing protocol has been reset and we are now at day 0.  All Residents in the building will be tested daily Sunday-Tuesday with Rapid Antigen tests.  Pending no additional Resident cases, all Residents will be PCR tested on Wednesday and then sporadically tested through day 14.  Any new case will reset the testing protocol to day 0.   Unvaccinated staff are required to be tested twice a week and we will continue voluntary surveillance monitoring of vaccinated staff weekly. Any subsequent positive test results will be communicated.  

If you have any questions, please contact Scot Harmon, Administrator, at 513-842-0774, sharmon@beechwoodhome.com

Sincerely, 

Scot Harmon (Administrator) & Patricia Clark, DM (CEO, Administrator)

February 1, 2022 Update

Dear Residents, Family, Friends and Staff,

Summary of Changes Since Last Notice: We are reporting one (1) staff member with PCR confirmed Covid-19. This brings our total active cases to seven (7).The facility has had a cumulative total of eighty-nine (89) Staff and twenty-one (21) Resident Covid-19 cases associated with the facility to date. The staff member has been placed on medical leave and removed from the schedule upon notification to minimize exposure risk to other Residents/Staff and will remain on medical leave until they meet the mandated criteria to return to work.

Action Plan: Our action plan exceeds revised state and local guidance. Our testing protocol has been reset and we are now at day 4. All Residents in the building will be tested tomorrow with Rapid Antigen tests. Pending no additional Resident cases, all Residents will be PCR tested on Thursday and then sporadically y tested through day 14. Any new case will reset the testing protocol to day 0. Unvaccinated staff are required to be tested twice a week and we will continue voluntary surveillance monitoring of vaccinated staff weekly. Any subsequent positive test results will be communicated.

If  you have any questions, please contact Scot  Harmon,  Administrator,  at 513-842- 0774, sharmon@beechwoodhome.com .

Sincerely,

Scot Harmon (Administrator) & Patricia Clark, DM (CEO, Administrator)

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