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  • Apr01

    Coronavirus Update 4/1/2020

    Posted April 01, 2020 in News

    Inland Christian Home has been regular communicating updates regarding the Coronavirus. Please carefully review the following changes effective immediately.

    UPDATED VISITING HOURS:

    SKILLED NURSING, ASSISTED LIVING, & MEMORY CARE:
    We are NOT allowing any visitors at this time.

    COTTAGES & APARTMENTS:
    We are strongly suggesting no visitors. Please limit visitation to those that essential to preserving the health, including mental health, well-being and safety of residents.

    MAINTENANCE WORK ORDERS:
    Due to what is currently going on with COVID-19, we are trying to limit staff and resident interaction.  Effective immediately, maintenance staff will only be completing essential/emergency work orders. We still advise that you contact the front office or your designated nurses’ station to have them submit a work order. Once maintenance staff receives the work order, you will be contacted to let you know if the work order will be completed shortly or at a later date. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

    Thank you for your continued support!

    Shall you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Administration office.

  • Mar27

    Coronavirus Update 3/27/2020

    Posted March 27, 2020 in News

    After a flurry of initial activity and another period of adjusting our response to the directions provided by the government, the last 3-4 days have been relatively stable.

    Inland Christian Home (ICH) would like to thank our residents, families, staff, visitors, friends, and all involved at ICH. Everyone has done a great job in working together to mitigate the coronavirus threat. We still have work to do, there are inconveniences, limiting visitation, activities, and movement is uncomfortable, but we will get through this and learn from it. ICH will continue to monitor the coronavirus situation and take additional action as needed. This is a fluid situation and ICH’s response will continue to evolve.

    ICH will continue to post updates on our website, www.ichome.org. Residents, please inform your family and friends they can get updated information at our website.

    It is clear that seniors are a high-risk group, therefore it is imperative that everyone involved with ICH continue to work together for the health and welfare of the ICH residents.

    The following is a list of actions that have been taken and other important information. This is not an all-inclusive list. If you have questions, please call the administration office:

    1. At this time there have been no reported coronavirus cases related to ICH.

    2. ICH is monitoring and following government instructions and requirements. This includes instruction from, but is not limited to, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Public Health (DPH), Department of Social Services (DSS), and Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

    3. Skilled Nursing
    • The Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) is restricting visitors. Only visitations that are essential for the resident’s emotional well-being and care, such as end-of-life situations are being allowed. Permission from administration must be received for essential visits.

    4. In the Assisted Living (AL) we are strongly suggesting no visitors. Visitation is limited to visitor’s who are essential to preserving the health, including mental health, well-being and safety of residents.
    • All AL doors are locked to the outside except the main administration lobby doors, which will be open Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm and on Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
    • Visiting hours to the AL will be from 8 am to 4:30 pm on weekdays and Saturday 10:00 am to 2 pm.
    • All AL visitors are required to check into the front administration desk. You will be asked to complete a questionnaire and get your temperature checked.
    • Visitors will be required to visit in the resident’s room and not in common areas.
    • AL may not be used as a walking path to get from one area to another.
    • AL residents may receive meals in their rooms with no delivery charge.

    5. In the Haven (Memory Care) we are strongly suggesting no visitors. Visitation is limited to visitor’s who are essential to preserving the health, including mental health, well-being and safety of residents.
    • All Haven doors are locked to the outside.
    • Visiting hours to the Haven will be from 8 am to 4:30 pm on weekdays, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am to 2 pm
    • All Haven visitors are required to check in at the Haven nursing station. You will be asked to complete a questionnaire and get your temperature checked.
    • Visitors will be required to visit in the resident’s room and not in common areas.

    6. In the Cottages and Apartments, we are strongly suggesting no visitors. Please limit visitation to those that essential to preserving the health, including mental health, well-being and safety of residents.

    7. Dining in the main dining room is open for AL residents only. There will be no visitor dining available. The salad bar has been closed.

    8. Cottage and Apartment residents will not be allowed to eat in the main dining room. Cottage and Apartment residents may get meals delivered to their units.

    9. Activities in all areas are being limited and social distancing is being encouraged.

    10. We are currently setting up a number of iPads that can be used by residents to interact with their family and friends. Please contact administration if this is of interest to you.

    11. Both beauty shops have been closed.

    12. A resident information meeting was held and notices have been distributed to many stakeholder groups. We will continue to communicate with residents and update our website with information for residents, families, and the general public.

    13. Extra staff training on subjects like infection control have been held.

    14. Extra cleaning in common areas is being completed.

    15. ICH is monitoring staff health.

    16. We are asking everyone to “police themselves” meaning, stay in your room or apartment, do not visit the campus and do not come to work, if you have a fever above 99.7, sore throat, or respiratory distress. If you have these symptoms seek medical help.

    17. Wash your hands frequently, Practice social distancing, and cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough.

    This situation is going to cause inconveniences. It is likely that you will encounter closed gates and locked doors. Please be patient and cooperative with our efforts as the intent is to protect the residents.

    Please pray for ICH, the residents, and staff. Pray that there will be no occurrences of corona virus at ICH. Pray for comfort for our residents as their daily routines are changed and fewer visitors are around. Pray that our staff remains healthy and they continue to have strength to care for our residents.

    It is possible that we will use volunteer help. Please consider this, if the need arises.

    Please contact Mary Wolff at 909-467-6152 or maryw@ichome.org with any questions.

    Sincerely,
    David Stienstra
    Executive Director

  • Mar23

    Coronavirus Update 3/23/20: How to Protect Yourself

    Posted March 23, 2020 in News

    Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

    Know How it Spreads

    • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

    The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

    • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. o Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). o Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

    • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

    Take steps to protect yourself