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Covid-19 Information

November 27, 2020 (Current)

Dear Residents/Family/Friends/Staff,

Covid-19 Status: We have had no known positive cases of COVID-19 within our resident population. 

Indoor Visitation Suspended: Per the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), we are required to suspend visitation at Beechwood until the county falls back below 10%. Hamilton County’s positivity rate has risen to 13.8% through the week of 11/18. This is a 2.8% increase since last week’s update and the county remains ‘Red’.

If you would like to schedule video visitation, please email (mrandolph@beechwoodhome.com) to request a session.

Resident Mail: For Residents who are unable to manage their personal mail, please let us know if you would like the  mail set aside for pickup going forward.  

Outside Food Delivery Opportunity on Wednesdays:  If a Resident or family/friend places an order, please email Scot (sharmon@beechwoodhome.com) and Megan (mrandolph@beechwoodhome.com) by 3:00 PM on Tuesday with the Resident name, restaurant or delivery app name, and estimated delivery time so we can anticipate the orders arriving and ensure staff are available to collect/deliver in a timely manner.

As always, if you have any questions please contact  Scot Harmon sharmon@beechwoodhome.com (Administrator) and/or Patricia Clark pclark@beechwoodhome.com (CEO)

Scot Harmon,                                                              Patricia A. Clark, DM
Administrator                                                              CEO, Administrator

November 26, 2020 Special Update

Dear Residents/Family/Friends/Staff,

Summary of Changes Since Last Notice:
We are reporting one (1) additional staff member who has tested positive. This brings our total active cases to three (3).
The facility has had cumulative total of thirteen (13) confirmed Covid-19 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 a physician certifies they are safe to return to work.

Action Plan.
Our revised action plan will not need to be modified since this staff member was swabbed on Tuesday and we performed
resident testing that same day. We will test all residents again next week and the following week. If all residents remain
COVID-free throughout this period, we will revert back to testing of staff only. The staff will continue to be tested twice
a week until Hamilton County’s positivity rate falls below 10%. The Nursing Department will communicate with any
identified residents and their responsible parties. Any subsequent positive test results will be communicated.
Contact us with questions.

We know that this pandemic is particularly challenging for you. We empathize with your feelings of separation and
vulnerability, and we want to thank you for your ongoing support and trust. 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,                                                              Patricia A. Clark, DM
Administrator                                                              CEO, Administrator

November 25, 2020 Special Update

Dear Residents/Family/Friends/Staff,

Summary of Changes Since Last Notice:

We are reporting one (1) additional staff member who has tested positive. This brings our total active cases to two (2). The facility has had cumulative total of twelve (12) confirmed Covid-19 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 a physician certifies they are safe to return to work. 

Action Plan.

Our revised action plan will not need to be modified since this staff member was swabbed on Monday and we performed resident testing yesterday. We will test all residents again next week and the following week. If all residents remain COVID-free throughout this period, we will revert back to testing of staff only. The staff will continue to be tested twice a week until Hamilton County’s positivity rate falls below 10%. The Nursing Department will communicate with any identified residents and their responsible parties. Any subsequent positive test results will be communicated.

Contact us with questions.

We know that this pandemic is particularly challenging for you. We empathize with your feelings of separation and vulnerability, and we want to thank you for your ongoing support and trust. 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,                                                              Patricia A. Clark, DM
Administrator                                                              CEO, Administrator 

November 24, 2020 Special Update

Dear Residents/Family/Friends/Staff,

Summary of Changes Since Last Notice:

We are reporting one (1) additional staff member who has tested positive. This brings our total active cases to one (1). The facility has had cumulative total of eleven (11) confirmed Covid-19 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 a physician certifies they are safe to return to work. 

Action Plan.

Our revised action plan will mirror state and local guidance.  Under this approach, all residents were rapid tested this morning. We’re happy to report that all results were negative. We will test all residents again next week and the following week. If all residents remain COVID-free throughout this period, we will revert back to testing of staff only. The staff will continue to be tested twice a week until Hamilton County’s positivity rate falls below 10%. The Nursing Department will communicate with any identified residents and their responsible parties. Any subsequent positive test results will be communicated.

Contact us with questions.

We know that this pandemic is particularly challenging for you. We empathize with your feelings of separation and vulnerability, and we want to thank you for your ongoing support and trust. 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.

Scot Harmon,                                                              Patricia A. Clark, DM
Administrator                                                              CEO, Administrator

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November 20, 2020  

Residents/Family/Friends/Staff,

Covid-19 Status: We have had no known positive cases of COVID-19 within our resident population. 

Indoor Visitation Suspended: As of November 18, 2020, per the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), we are required to suspend visitation at Beechwood until the county falls back below 10%. We will be reporting the weekly positivity rate in subsequent weekly updates so that you are kept informed.  Our team will be working hard on being creative with activities during the holidays to bring joy and a smile to our residents.

If you would like to schedule video visitation, please email (mrandolph@beechwoodhome.com) to request a session.

Resident Mail: For Residents who are unable to manage their personal mail, please let us know if you would like the  mail set aside for pickup going forward.  

Outside Food Delivery Opportunity on Wednesdays:  If a Resident or family/friend places an order, please email Scot (sharmon@beechwoodhome.com) and Megan (mrandolph@beechwoodhome.com) by 3:00 PM on Tuesday with the Resident name, restaurant or delivery app name, and estimated delivery time so we can anticipate the orders arriving and ensure staff are available to collect/deliver in a timely manner.

As always, if you have any questions please contact  Scot Harmon sharmon@beechwoodhome.com (Administrator) and/or Patricia Clark pclark@beechwoodhome.com (CEO)

Scot Harmon,                                                              Patricia A. Clark, DM
Administrator                                                              CEO, Administrator

November 17, 2020 Special Update

Residents/Family/Friends/Staff,

The CMS county positivity rate has been updated and Hamilton County is now at 11.0%. As mentioned last week, we are now required to suspend visitation at Beechwood until the county falls back below 10%. We will begin the visitation suspension at close of business today. We understand this could not come at a worse time with the holidays approaching. Our team will be working diligently to brainstorm ideas to make the holidays as joyful as possible for the residents during this difficult time. We will continue access to counseling services as we know this time of year will be difficult. Video visitation sessions will continue throughout each week. At this time, we also plan to continue the outside food program on Wednesday’s unless further restrictions are imposed by the State.

As always, if you have any questions please contact  Scot Harmon sharmon@beechwoodhome.com (Administrator) and/or Patricia Clark pclark@beechwoodhome.com (CEO)

Scot Harmon,                                                              Patricia A. Clark, DM
Administrator                                                              CEO, Administrator

November 13, 2020 

Residents/Family/Friends/Staff,

Covid-19 Status: We have had no known positive cases of COVID-19 within our resident population. 

New Information:  You may have heard that a couple of area hospitals have cancelled visitation due to a spike in the number of cases in Ohio.  The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) issued an order stating nursing facilities can make the decision on allowing visitation as long as the residing county is below a 10% positivity rate for COVID-19. The latest published positivity rate for Hamilton County is 8.8% and the rate is updated each Tuesday. Our goal is to continue visitation as long as possible, but we wanted to be transparent about the possibility it could be suspended in the near future if the spread continues to increase.

Indoor Visitation:

Now accepting reservations for 11/23 to 11/27  Reservation window closes on 11/19.

Please contact Maggie by email (melder@beechwoodhome.com) to request a session.

Outside Food Delivery Opportunity on Wednesdays:  If a Resident or family/friend places an order, please email Scot (sharmon@beechwoodhome.com) and Megan (mrandolph@beechwoodhome.com) by 3:00 PM on Tuesday with the Resident name, restaurant or delivery app name, and estimated delivery time so we can anticipate the orders arriving and ensure staff are available to collect/deliver in a timely manner.

As always, if you have any questions please contact  Scot Harmon sharmon@beechwoodhome.com (Administrator) and/or Patricia Clark pclark@beechwoodhome.com (CEO)

Scot Harmon,                                                              Patricia A. Clark, DM
Administrator                                                              CEO, Administrator

November 6, 2020  

Residents/Family/Friends/Staff,

Covid-19 Status: We have had no known positive cases of COVID-19 within our resident population. 

Outside Food Delivery Opportunity on Wednesdays:  If a Resident or family/friend places an order, please email Scot (sharmon@beechwoodhome.com) and Megan (mrandolph@beechwoodhome.com) by 3:00 PM on Tuesday with the Resident name, restaurant or delivery app name, and estimated delivery time so we can anticipate the orders arriving and ensure staff are available to collect/deliver in a timely manner.

Indoor Visitation: As the holidays are upon us, this is often the time when families and friends come together. As we all know, 2020 has not been a normal year for many traditions.  Your extended family here at The Beechwood Home continues to work hard to keep your loved ones safe and healthy.  As we have been dealing with COVID-19 for the past 10 months, we will now battle the up and coming flu season.  Saying all of this, we understand the need to see our loved ones during the holiday.  We will be opening some additional time slots during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season.  We will not be hosting visitations on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. If you have any flu-like symptoms, we ask and plead with you, that you please restrain from the visitations.  We will make every attempt to connect you and your loved ones via a virtual visit.

Thanksgiving Additional Time Slots
     -Tuesday (11/24) - Adding 6pm and 7pm slots
     -Wednesday (11/25)  – Adding 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 6pm and 7pm slots

Christmas Additional Time Slots
      -Wednesday (12/23) - Adding 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 6pm and 7pm slots
      -Thursday (12/24) - Adding 6pm and 7pm slots

Now accepting reservations for 11/16 to 11/20  Reservation window closes on 11/19.

Please contact Maggie by email (melder@beechwoodhome.com) to request a session.

As always, if you have any questions please contact  Scot Harmon sharmon@beechwoodhome.com (Administrator) and/or Patricia Clark pclark@beechwoodhome.com (CEO)

Scot Harmon,                                                              Patricia A. Clark, DM
Administrator                                                              CEO, Administrator

October 30, 2020 

Residents/Family/Friends/Staff,

Covid-19 Status: We have had no known positive cases of COVID-19 within our resident population. 

Outside Food Delivery Opportunity on Wednesdays:  If a Resident or family/friend places an order, please email Scot (sharmon@beechwoodhome.com) and Megan (mrandolph@beechwoodhome.com) by 3:00 PM on Tuesday with the Resident name, restaurant or delivery app name, and estimated delivery time so we can anticipate the orders arriving and ensure staff are available to collect/deliver in a timely manner.

Indoor Visitation: 

-It is imperative that you wait OUTSIDE the Beechroom doors until you are escorted into the building.  If the weather is bad, you can wait in your car out front.  Beechwood staff will temperature scan and screen before entry.

-As a reminder, per State regulations, visits are no longer than 30 minutes in length.

-Please be aware that, for residents who are in quarantine due to outside appointments or hospitalizations, your visit may need to be cancelled.  We will call or email you if this is the case.

-The schedule continues to be able to accommodate 2nd session requests.  For those interested, please clearly indicate your first request from your second request.

-When making a reservation request, please include your phone number, in the event that we need to make contact.

Now accepting reservations for 11/9 to 11/13  Reservation window closes on 11/5.

-Monday 11/9 (2nd floor residents): 10:00, 11:00 2:00, 3:00, 4:00

-Tuesday 11/10 (3rd floor residents): 10:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00

-Wednesday 11/11 (2nd floor residents): 10:00, 11:00

-Thursday 11/12 (3rd floor residents): 10:00, 11:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00

-Friday 11/13 (2nd floor residents): 10:00, 11:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00

Please contact Maggie by email (melder@beechwoodhome.com) to request a session.

As always, if you have any questions please contact  Scot Harmon sharmon@beechwoodhome.com (Administrator) and/or Patricia Clark pclark@beechwoodhome.com (CEO)

Scot Harmon,                                                              Patricia A. Clark, DM
Administrator                                                              CEO, Administrator

October 23, 2020  

Residents/Family/Friends/Staff,

Covid-19 Status: We have had no known positive cases of COVID-19 within our resident population. 

Outside Food Delivery Opportunity on Wednesdays:  If a Resident or family/friend places an order, please email Scot (sharmon@beechwoodhome.com) and Megan (mrandolph@beechwoodhome.com) by 3:00 PM on Tuesday with the Resident name, restaurant or delivery app name, and estimated delivery time so we can anticipate the orders arriving and ensure staff are available to collect/deliver in a timely manner.

Flu Shots:  Seasonal Influenza vaccines will be administered next week.

Indoor Visitation:

-It is imperative that you wait OUTSIDE the Beechroom doors until you are escorted into the building.  If the weather is bad, you can wait in your car out front.  Beechwood staff will temperature scan and screen before entry.

-As a reminder, per State regulations, visits are no longer than 30 minutes in length.

-Please be aware that, for residents who are in quarantine due to outside appointments or hospitalizations, your visit may need to be cancelled.  We will call or email you if this is the case.

-The schedule continues to be able to accommodate 2nd session requests.  For those interested, please clearly indicate your first request from your second request.

-When making a reservation request, please include your phone number, in the event that we need to make contact.

Now accepting reservations for 11/2 to 11/6  Reservation window closes on 10/29.

Please contact Maggie by email (melder@beechwoodhome.com) to request a session.

As always, if you have any questions please contact  Scot Harmon sharmon@beechwoodhome.com (Administrator) and/or Patricia Clark pclark@beechwoodhome.com (CEO)

Scot Harmon,                                                              Patricia A. Clark, DM
Administrator                                                              CEO, Administrator

October 16, 2020  

Residents/Family/Friends/Staff,

Covid-19 Status: We have had no known positive cases of COVID-19 within our resident population. 

Outside Food Delivery Opportunity on Wednesdays:  If a Resident or family/friend places an order, please email Scot (sharmon@beechwoodhome.com) and Megan (mrandolph@beechwoodhome.com) by 3:00 PM on Tuesday with the Resident name, restaurant or delivery app name, and estimated delivery time so we can anticipate the orders arriving and ensure staff are available to collect/deliver in a timely manner.

Indoor Visitation:

Now accepting reservations for 10/26 to 10/30  Reservation window closes on 10/22.

Please contact Maggie by email (melder@beechwoodhome.com) to request a session.

As always, if you have any questions please contact  Scot Harmon sharmon@beechwoodhome.com (Administrator) and/or Patricia Clark pclark@beechwoodhome.com (CEO)

Scot Harmon,                                                              Patricia A. Clark, DM
Administrator                                                              CEO, Administrator

October 9, 2020 

Residents/Family/Friends/Staff,

Covid-19 Status: We have had no known positive cases of COVID-19 within our resident population. 

Outside Food Delivery Opportunity on Wednesdays:  If a Resident or family/friend places an order, please email Scot (sharmon@beechwoodhome.com) and Megan (mrandolph@beechwoodhome.com) by 3:00 PM on Tuesday with the Resident name, restaurant or delivery app name, and estimated delivery time so we can anticipate the orders arriving and ensure staff are available to collect/deliver in a timely manner. If the resident or family member is placing multiple orders for more than one person, it would be extremely helpful if we know what the food items are so we can be assured the order is correctly delivered.  Remember, this is contact-less delivery and the order must be placed for delivery between 11:30 am-12:30 pm on Wednesday only and it must be delivered to the back entrance.  

Visitation Developments:

An indoor visitation order has come down from the Ohio Department of Health.  The visits will look very much like the outdoor visits but will take place in the Beechroom, located next to the current outdoor visitation area.  For those who already have visits scheduled for the week of October 12th, these visits will remain the same, only they will take place indoors.  Please note that the Beechroom is the sole location of visitation and visitors will not be permitted in any other area of the building.

The order requires us to maintain the same rules and safeguards currently in place for outdoor visitation with the following exceptions:

No more than 2 visitors at a time

Face coverings must be worn and must be a surgical or procedural mask.  If you do not have this type of mask, Beechwood will supply you with one, which will be distributed during the screening process

All visitors must be at an age of maturity to facilitate social distancing and not be a distraction to other residents or staff and be able to wear a face covering

-Please be aware that, for residents who are in quarantine due to outside appointments or hospitalizations, your visit may need to be cancelled.  We will call or email you if this is the case.

-The schedule continues to be able to accommodate 2nd session requests.  For those interested, please clearly indicate your first request from your second request.

-When making a reservation request, please include your phone number, in the event that we need to make contact due to extreme weather for a cancellation or rescheduling.  

Now accepting reservations for 10/19 to 10/23.  Reservation window closes on 10/15.

-Monday (3rd floor residents): 10:00, 11:00 2:00, 3:00, 4:00

-Tuesday (2nd  floor residents): 10:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00

-Wednesday (3rd  floor residents): 10:00, 11:00

-Thursday (2nd  floor residents): 10:00, 11:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00

-Friday (3rd floor residents): 10:00, 11:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00

Please contact Maggie by email (melder@beechwoodhome.com) to request a session.

As always, if you have any questions please contact  Scot Harmon sharmon@beechwoodhome.com (Administrator) and/or Patricia Clark pclark@beechwoodhome.com (CEO)

Scot Harmon,                                                              Patricia A. Clark, DM
Administrator                                                              CEO, Administrator

October 2, 2020  

Residents/Family/Friends/Staff,

Covid-19 Status: We have had no known positive cases of COVID-19 within our resident population. 

Outside Food Delivery Opportunity on Wednesdays:  If a Resident or family/friend places an order, please email Scot (sharmon@beechwoodhome.com) or Megan (mrandolph@beechwoodhome.com) with the Resident name, restaurant or delivery app name, and estimated delivery time so we can anticipate the orders arriving and ensure staff are available to collect/deliver in a timely manner. If the resident or family member is placing multiple orders for more than one person, it would be extremely helpful if we know what the food items are so we can be assured the order is correctly delivered.  Remember, this is contact-less delivery and the order must be placed for delivery between 11:30 am-12:30 pm on Wednesday only and it must be delivered to the back entrance.   

Outdoor Visitation Developments:

-Please be aware that, for residents who are in quarantine due to outside appointments or hospitalizations, your visit may need to be cancelled.  We will call or email you if this is the case.

-The schedule continues to be able to accommodate 2nd session requests.  For those interested, please clearly indicate your first request from your second request.

-When making a reservation request, please include your phone number, in the event that we need to make contact due to extreme weather for a cancellation or rescheduling.  

Now accepting reservations for 10/12 to 10/16.  Reservation window closes on 10/8.

-Monday (2nd floor residents): 10:00, 11:00 2:00, 3:00, 4:00

-Tuesday (3rd  floor residents): 10:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00

-Wednesday (2nd floor residents): 10:00, 11:00

-Thursday (3rd  floor residents): 10:00, 11:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00

-Friday (2nd floor residents): 10:00, 11:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00

Please contact Maggie by email (melder@beechwoodhome.com) to request a session.

As always, if you have any questions please contact  Scot Harmon sharmon@beechwoodhome.com (Administrator) and/or Patricia Clark pclark@beechwoodhome.com (CEO)

Scot Harmon,                                                              Patricia A. Clark, DM
Administrator                                                              CEO, Administrator

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