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April 9, 2021 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 twenty-eight (28) 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 action plan will mirror revised state and local guidance.  Under this approach, all residents were tested this morning and all tests came back negative. Nineteen (19) residents were identified as close contacts and all families of those residents have been contacted. 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 until the state testing schedule is revised. Any subsequent positive test results will be communicated. 

If the responsible party/POA for your loved one was not contacted this morning, the scheduled indoor visitation program remains in operation without any interruption. 

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 (Administrator, CEO)   

April 9, 2021 (Current)

Residents/Family/Friends/Staff,

Covid-19 Status: We have had no known positive resident cases of COVID-19!

Happy 1st Anniversary to our DON Kendra Smith:  Kendra joined our team in March last year as our Director of Nursing, just as all our lives took an unexpected turn for the unknown.  She has tirelessly led the nursing team during the pandemic, and we want to congratulate her for the amazing Covid Free resident status that we proudly continue.  We hope that more family members can meet her as the facility takes steps back to normalcy, something Kendra is very much looking forward to experiencing for the first time.  When not at work, Kendra is chasing around five children, two dogs, mastering car mechanic skills or enjoying nature with her fiancé.   She can be reached at ksmith@beechwoodhome.com.

Weekend Front Door Access: Beginning this weekend, the front doors will be open from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM for resident use only on Saturdays and Sundays.  A Weekend Security Guard will be upstairs at the desk controlling access through the doors.   Staff and family members are not permitted to use this as an entrance into the facility due to Covid monitoring setup at the Garden Level Entrance.

Make Up Shower Program- Kendra is rolling out a program to ensure that any missed showers are made up shortly afterwards.  This program will be monitored by our Supervisors and audited by Kendra.

Scheduled In-Room VisitationScheduled In-Room Visitation appears to be going well and we thank everyone for their compliance with the program structure.  We encourage everyone to continue to follow infection control guidelines to prevent a surge of Covid specifically related to B.1.1.7 variant in Ohio.  Appointments are available by scheduled request.   Please e-mail melder@beechwoodhome.com to request a day/time for a visitation opportunity.

Ohio Public Health Advisory System:  Hamilton County remains “red”.  This indicates “Level 3 Public Emergency: very high exposure and spread.  Limit activities as much as possible”.  See https://coronavirus.ohio.gov for more information.  

Hamilton County’s positivity rate:  has remained stable at 4.1%. The visitation program can continue as long as the positivity rate remains below 10%.    

Help Keep Us Covid-19 Free: If you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 or an upper respiratory infection, please stay away from the facility.

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

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

April 3, 2021 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 twenty-seven (27) 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 action plan will mirror revised state and local guidance.  Under this approach, all residents were tested yesterday morning and all tests came back negative.   Zero (0) residents were identified as close contacts as a result Scheduled Visitation will continue without interruption. 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 the state testing schedule is revised. Any subsequent positive test results will be communicated.  

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 (Administrator, CEO)   

 

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March 26, 2021 

Residents/Family/Friends/Staff,

Covid-19 Status: We have had no known positive Resident cases of COVID-19!

Scheduled In-Room Visitation Friendly Reminders:  

Please email melder@beechwoodhome.com to request a day/time for an upcoming indoor visitation opportunity.

ODH Clarifies Visitation Suspension following COVID-positive Staff or Resident:

The Ohio Department of Health clarified that upon any new COVID-positive staff or resident, that scheduled visitation must be suspended for all residents until the first round of testing is completed.  Residents not identified as close contacts can resume scheduled visitation following the first round of testing, if no further cases are revealed. We hope to complete 1st round testing in a matter of hours by utilizing rapid tests to minimize disruption to the scheduled visitation program.

For residents identified as close contacts, they are mandated to be placed in quarantine and routine In-Room scheduled visitation will remain suspended until the testing protocol is discontinued (i.e. 14 days if no further cases revealed). We do have the ability to schedule compassionate care visits for quarantined residents if special circumstances exist during this time period.

Our current action plan for this most recent positive case will remain unchanged since this clarification came down after the initiation of the plan; however, the directive above will go into effect for any subsequent cases in the future.

Ohio Public Health Advisory System:  Hamilton County remains “red”.  This indicates “Level 3 Public Emergency: very high exposure and spread.  Limit activities as much as possible”.  See https://coronavirus.ohio.gov for more information.  

Hamilton County’s positivity rate:  has declined to 4.2%. The visitation program can continue as long as the positivity rate remains below 10%.    

Help Keep Us Covid-19 Free

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

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

March 23, 2021 Special Update

Residents/Family/Friends/Staff,

We are happy to report that all residents have received negative results following our first round of testing completed yesterday.

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

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

March 22, 2021 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 twenty-six (26) 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 action plan will mirror revised state and local guidance.  Under this approach, all residents were tested this morning. The residents identified as potential close contact will self-isolate and visitation will be suspended only for those identified residents until a negative test result arrives. All residents identified as potential close contacts were informed this morning by the nursing department and calls have been placed to update their responsible parties. The new visitation program introduced last week will remain unchanged for those residents not identified as potential close contacts. A separate update will be sent out following the receipt of the all resident results for this first round of testing. 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 the state testing schedule is revised. Any subsequent positive test results will be communicated.

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,                                                              Patricia A. Clark, DM
Administrator                                                              CEO, Administrator 

March 19, 2021  

Dear Residents/Family/Friends/Staff,

It is vital that everyone continue to do their part when it comes to infection control, as this has direct influence on how long our In Room Scheduled Visitation Program can remain in operation. If you have been watching the news, the British COVID-19 Variant (B.1.1.7) is gaining momentum and has the potential to result in a 3rd wave which would be devastating for everyone that is currently enjoying time with their loved ones. Scheduled visitation will be suspended. if there is a positive case of COVID-l9 of a Resident or staff member, until the first round of testing is completed. The duration of the suspension will depend upon how long it takes the lab to process the swabs and if there are any additional positive cases.  We cannot stress enough how important it is for anyone that is entering the facility to do so responsibly .

Observed Violations

Reminder of Visit Framework

Reminder to Schedule Visits

Reminder of Availability

    -If you plan to visit longer than an hour, please let Maggie know at the length you are requesting a reservation

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

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

March 17, 2021 Special Update

Residents/Family/Friends/Staff,

Resident Room Scheduled Visitation Program (Effective 3/18/2021): We are happy to announce the rollout of the new scheduled visitation program in accordance with federal and state guidelines. In alignment with the core principles of infection control, the new program will be structured with the following guidelines.  The program is open to everyone regardless of vaccination status.  We look forward to seeing everyone soon!

Please read the entire notice to ensure you are aware of mandated aspects of the program that scheduled visitors will be expected to follow.

Visit Framework

Scheduling:

Availability:

Potential Short-Term Suspension

Programs Slated to End Today at 4:00 PM:

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

Sincerely,

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

March 12, 2021 Special Update

Residents/Family/Friends/Staff,

Quarantine Guidance: We are pleased to announce that effective immediately, fully vaccinated Residents no longer need to undergo a quarantine following time spent outside of the facility if they did not knowingly spend time with someone positive for covid-19.    The quarantine process will remain unchanged for the unvaccinated residents. 

Covid-19 Vaccination: Skilled Care Pharmacy notified us yesterday that they have received the Moderna vaccine and are available to administer vaccinations to any interested Resident or Staff member.  Please contact Scot Harmon if you are interested is being vaccinated. 

Anticipated In-Room Visitation: During Governor DeWine's press conference yesterday, he spoke about the guidance released by CMS a couple days ago regarding visitation.  There is a meeting scheduled for Tuesday hosted by the Ohio Department of Health which we anticipate will provide best practices to assist LTC facilities further develop their in-room visitation program. 

While we are waiting for updated Ohio Department of Health orders regarding a relaxation of visitation, we have reviewed the CMS guidance in-depth and anticipate the following will be implemented sometime next week. 

As previously indicated, these are our predictions and we will of course provide specific details regarding our future in-room visitation program once the information has been made available by The Ohio Department of Health. 

Programs Slated to End: When in-room visitation begins our video chat visits, indoor visitation (which was being held in the Beech Room) and take-out Wednesday (as delivery drivers would be permitted to drop off food as they did pre-pandemic) programs will end.  

Coordinated Tasks: Once family/friends can enter the facility again, coordinating laundry and package delivery will no longer be necessary and the pick-up and drop-off tables will be removed from the double door area.  

We appreciate your patience as our Covid-19 team diligently works to prepare for your upcoming visits and we look forward to seeing you soon. 

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

Sincerely,

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

March 12, 2021 

Residents/Family/Friends/Staff,

Covid-19 Status: We have had no known positive Resident cases of COVID-19.

Indoor Visits: Accepting reservations for 3/22 to 3/26 however we anticipate that this program will no longer be in operation during this time window.  We are proceeding with reservations in the event something unexpected occurs delaying in-room visitation beginning.  Reservation window closes on 3/18.   

-Monday 3/22 (3rd floor residents): 10:00, 11:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00

-Tuesday 3/23 (2nd floor residents): 10:00, 11:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00

-Thursday 3/25(2nd floor residents): 10:00, 11:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00

-Friday 3/26 (3rd floor residents): 10:00, 11:00, 2:00, 3:00

Please email melder@beechwoodhome.com to request a day/time for an upcoming indoor visitation opportunity.

Ohio Public Health Advisory System:  Hamilton County remains “red”.  This indicates “Level 3 Public Emergency: very high exposure and spread.  Limit activities as much as possible”.  See https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/dashboards/other-resources/public-health-advisory-system for more information.  
Indoor Visitation (Active): Hamilton County’s positivity rate has declined to 6%. This is a 1.1% decrease since last week’s update and the county remains ‘yellow” per CMS rating system.  The indoor visitation program can continue as long as the positivity rate remains below 10%.    

Help Keep Us Covid-19 Free

-If you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 or an upper respiratory infection, please stay away from the facility.

Outside Food Delivery Opportunity on Wednesdays: 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.  We will not accept any deliveries in the front of the building.

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

Sincerely,

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

 

March 11, 2021 Special Update

Residents/Family/Friends/Staff,

We are pleased to announce that effective immediately, those residing on the 2nd and 3rd floors can comingle again!   Additionally, all Residents will have access to the porch and courtyard daily!

The front door will remain locked as we are still mandated to only have one entrance at this time.   Additionally, dining and group activities will remain on the clinical floors until further notice.   State guidance continues to have restrictions on these topics however we look forward to furthering relaxation of these and other restrictions if the community pressure of covid-19 continues to diminish.

Last night, CMS provided the State Health Department's with the framework to resume routine visitation in nursing homes. We anticipate the Ohio Department of Health will amend the visitation order in the coming days and we will send an update detailing the structure of the new visitation program after that information has become available.   While we are certain specific infection control protocols will remain, we look forward to moving forward safely towards a sense of normality again.

Please be aware that restrictions may be put into place again if the status of covid-19 deteriorates however we are hopeful that with the availability of vaccines and continued implementation of infection control measures, each day will continue to get better and better.

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

Sincerely,

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

March 5, 2021 

Residents/Family/Friends/Staff,

Covid-19 Status: We have had no known positive Resident cases of COVID-19.

Indoor Visits: Accepting reservations for 3/15 to 3/19.  Reservation window closes on 3/11.

-Monday 3/15 (2nd floor residents): 10:00, 11:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00

-Tuesday 3/16 (3rd floor residents): 10:00, 11:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00

-Thursday 3/18 (3rd floor residents): 10:00, 11:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00

-Friday 3/19 (2nd floor residents): 10:00, 11:00, 2:00, 3:00

Please email melder@beechwoodhome.com to request a day/time for an upcoming indoor visitation opportunity.

Happy to report that we are now accepting overflow 2nd session requests for the upcoming week.  For those interested, please clearly indicate your first request (which will be confirmed ASAP) from your second request (which will be confirmed at a later date, if the schedule permits by Maggie).

Ohio Public Health Advisory System:  Hamilton County remains “red”.  This indicates “Level 3 Public Emergency: very high exposure and spread.  Limit activities as much as possible”.  See https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/dashboards/other-resources/public-health-advisory-system for more information.

Indoor Visitation (Active): Hamilton County’s positivity rate has declined to 7.1%. This is a 1.3% decrease since last week’s update and the county remains ‘yellow” per CMS rating system.  The indoor visitation program can continue as long as the positivity rate remains below 10%.    

Help Keep Us Covid-19 Free:  If you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 or an upper respiratory infection, please stay away from the facility.

Outside Food Delivery Opportunity on Wednesdays: 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.  We will not accept any deliveries in the front of the building.

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

Sincerely,

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

February 26, 2021  

Residents/Family/Friends/Staff,

Covid-19 Status: We have had no known positive Resident cases of COVID-19.

Indoor Visits:  Accepting reservations for 3/8 to 3/12.  Reservation window closes on 3/4.

-Monday 3/8 (3rd floor residents): 10:00, 11:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00

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

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

-Friday 3/12 (3rd floor residents): 10:00, 11:00, 2:00, 3:00

Please email melder@beechwoodhome.com to request a day/time for an upcoming indoor visitation opportunity.

Emotionally Preparing for Visits:  Nobody expected in March of 2020 that our lives would be altered in such a significant way for such an extended period of time.  As the pandemic improves, we look forward to our lives slowly beginning to resemble what we yearn for most, which is to be together again. We encourage everyone to mentally prepare for a reunion long in the making. There may be tears of joy or sadness.  We may not recognize one another, as some haven’t ventured into a salon for a year while others decided to keep the “No Shave November” beard. There are some new Residents that are eager to meet everyone and experience The Beechwood Home that we all know and love.  Heather and Tom are always available to talk to Residents, but they are also available for family members, so please do not hesitate to reach out.  *Special shout out to Tim Wightman, thank you for all that you do!

Ohio Public Health Advisory System:  Hamilton County remains “red”.  This indicates “Level 3 Public Emergency: very high exposure and spread.  Limit activities as much as possible”.  See https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/dashboards/other-resources/public-health-advisory-system for more information. 

Indoor Visitation (Active): Hamilton County’s positivity rate has declined to 8.4%. This is a 1.4% decrease since last week’s update and the county remains ‘yellow” per CMS rating system.  The indoor visitation program can continue as long as the positivity rate remains below 10%.    

Help Keep Us Covid-19 Free

-If you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 or an upper respiratory infection, please stay away from the facility.

Outside Food Delivery Opportunity on Wednesdays: 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.  We will not accept any deliveries in the front of the building.

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

Sincerely,

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

February 18, 2021 Special Update

Residents/Family/Friends/Staff,

Resuming Indoor Visitation: We are very excited to report that Hamilton County’s positivity rate has fallen to 9.8% and as a result we can resume our indoor visitation program.   Please be aware that positivity rates are distributed every Tuesday and if the rate goes above 10% again, the program will be suspended effective the next day.  Days/times of the program have been updated to reflect previous demand and allow additional opportunities for Activities to expand their program offerings. 

Please email Maggie Elder to request a day/time for an upcoming indoor visitation opportunity.

Now accepting reservations for 2/22 – 2/26.  Reservation window closes on 2/19 at 1:00 PM. 

-Monday 2/22(3rd floor residents): 10:00, 11:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00

-Wednesday 2/24(2nd floor residents): 10:00, 11:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00

-Thursday 2/25(2nd floor residents): 10:00, 11:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00

-Friday 2/26(3rd floor residents): 10:00, 11:00, 2:00, 3:00

*The schedule for the week of 2/22 is atypical due to our 3rd vaccination clinic on 2/23 which utilizes the same space that our indoor visitation uses.  The Beech Room has been determined to be the safest space in the facility to conduct events of this nature and unfortunately, we are unable to perform both on the same day.

Now accepting reservations for 3/1 – 3/5.  Reservation window closes on 2/25.

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

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

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

-Friday 3/5 (2rd floor residents): 10:00, 11:00, 2:00, 3:00

Friendly reminder of general program rules:

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

Sincerely,

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

February 12, 2021 

Residents/Family/Friends/Staff,

Covid-19 Status: We have had no known positive Resident cases of COVID-19.

Getting close to 10%:  Hamilton County’s positivity rate is getting close to the magical 10% threshold.  The Covid-19 committee recently met to begin discussing the possible revitalization of this program and we look forward to providing concrete details when appropriate.  With the unpredictable nature of the pandemic, we want everyone to be aware that this program if resumed is subject to prompt shut down if/when the rate rises above 10% again.  Additionally, if the facility experiences a new facility-onset covid-19 case, per state/federal guidelines the program would also be suspended.  For the time being though, it is a bright spot on the horizon.  

CDC Update Mask Recommendations: The CDC updated their guidance for mask use on 2/10/21.  See image above and link for more details.  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/effective-masks.html#print

Vaccine Clinic:  

~Our 3rd Clinic will be on Tuesday, February 23rd from 11 AM-3:30 PM (Round 2/Step 2).
*It is critically important that everyone recognize that nobody can start a Covid-19 vaccination series during the 3rd clinic.

Ohio Public Health Advisory System:  Hamilton County remains “red”.  This indicates “Level 3 Public Emergency: very high exposure and spread.  Limit activities as much as possible”.  See https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/  for more information.

Indoor Visitation Suspended: Hamilton County’s positivity rate has declined to 11.6%. This is a 1.9% decrease since last week’s update and the county remains ‘Red’ per CMS’ rating system.  We can resume this program when percentage falls below 10%.    

Help Keep Us Covid-19 Free

-If you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 or an upper respiratory infection, please stay away from the facility.

Outside Food Delivery Opportunity on Wednesdays: 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.  We will not accept any deliveries in the front of the building.

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

Sincerely,

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

February 5, 2021  

Residents/Family/Friends/Staff,

Covid-19 Status: We have had no known positive Resident cases of COVID-19.

Stimulus Checks: For those with Ohio Medicaid, HCJFS has indicated that the 2nd round stimulus checks will not be counted as income for a year.  If you are concerned that your account is over resource, please contact Heather to discuss.

Super Bowl Sunday: Covid-19 infection rates across the country have been falling for weeks however the matchup between the Chiefs and the Buccaneers on Sunday poses another risk for significant covid-19 spread as people gather together and enthusiastically cheer on their team. Public Health Agencies strongly encourage people to stay home with their immediate family members to watch the game.  This will not only help to reduce community spread in Hamilton County, but it will also ensure your favorite gameday snack hasn’t been eaten by someone else.

Round 2 Vaccine Side Effects:  So far everyone seems to be handling the 2nd round Pfizer vaccination well with sore arm being the #1 reported observation again.  If needed, Tylenol has provided relief to those that have requested it.

Vaccine Clinic:  

-Our 3rd Clinic will be on Tuesday, February 23rd from 11 AM-3:30 PM (Round 2/Step 2).

*It is critically important that everyone recognize that nobody can start a Covid-19 vaccination series during the 3rd clinic.

Ohio Public Health Advisory System:  Hamilton County remains “red”.  This indicates “Level 3 Public Emergency: very high exposure and spread.  Limit activities as much as possible”.  See https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/  for more information.

Indoor Visitation Suspended: Hamilton County’s positivity rate has declined to 13.5%. This is a 2.1% decrease since last week’s update and the county remains ‘Red’ per CMS’ rating system.  We can resume this program when percentage falls below 10%.    

Help Keep Us Covid-19 Free

-If you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 or an upper respiratory infection, please stay away from the facility.

Outside Food Delivery Opportunity on Wednesdays: 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.  We will not accept any deliveries in the front of the building.

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

Sincerely,

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

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