Stay Safe Minnesota Order – Effective Now
Please see our most recent Resident and Family Member COVID-19 Update – Published October 5, 2020 – Arbor Terrace
A Message From Our Mission Leader
September 30, 2020
Dear Families and Friends of Samaritan Bethany,
It’s hard to imagine that we’ve been dealing with COVID for the past 7 months! I know how hard it has been on residents and families to not have those opportunities for hugs and physical contact. Residents have appreciated all the outdoor visits, phone calls, window visits, video calls and skype, but nothing beats that hug!
The Home on Eighth is following the CMS requirement for testing and as you see in Kyla’s updates, there have been several positive cases in staff and sadly for a couple of residents. We had prepared our empty neighborhood in Heritage for the event of positive resident cases and are currently using that area for the 2 positive cases. Staff and residents are being tested weekly until we have no positive cases for 14 days. CMS has issued some guidelines on opening the nursing home for visitation (not for assisted living) in the near future, but all of that is on hold until we are COVID free.
Arbor Terrace did start up the Essential Caregiver program and are continuing to work through the process. We are taking advantage of an online program developed specifically for the Essential Caregiver program and it’s working well! Residents are appreciating the help from their family members (and so are the staff members!)
- For Outdoor visits, skype or video calls at Arbor Terrace contact Shane Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 507-288-4883 ext. 4105
- For skype, phone calls or video calls at Home on Eighth contact Allison DeRaad at email@example.com or 507-289-4031, ext. 4371
Thank you for all you are doing, we all look forward to when you can come in to visit! No matter when that is, thank you for trusting us with your family.
Stay safe and healthy!
If you have any questions that you’d like to discuss, please feel welcome to contact the Community Leader for your community.
You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org and your questions will be answered by a Samaritan Bethany Leadership Team member.