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  • Aug03

    Coronavirus Update 8/3/2020

    Posted August 03, 2020 in News

    ICH continues to complete COVID-19 testing per the Department of Public Health (DPH) and Department of Social Services (DSS) recommendations. This past week all test results were negative!

    This morning and later this week additional testing will be completed, if this round is also negative, ICH will return to a surveillance testing schedule. Once on surveillance, ICH will be able to consider increased visitation. Visitation would be restricted and will still include safety protocols such as screening, checking in, visitation areas personal protective equipment, social distancing, and staff monitoring. These safety protocols may vary from one level of care to another.

    ICH has allowed very limited admissions across the campus. Admission screening and post admission isolation protocols are in place. ICH will continue to monitor internal and external data and regulatory recommendations and requirements, as increased admissions are considered.

    ICH’s census levels have dropped due to reduced admissions. This has had a significant financial impact. Fortunately, federal government grant and loan programs have mitigated this impact. These programs will most likely only help for a limited period of time. At some point ICH will need to return to normal operations or face substantial difficulties

    We are grateful and praise God for largely sparing ICH residents, staff, and family from the extremely negative consequences of the pandemic. However, it is clear that we are a long way from overcoming the pandemic and its potential lasting effects. Please continue to pray for the safety of the residents and staff, and pray for God’s guidance for the Board of Directors and all those who must make decisions on a daily basis.

    We will continue to communicate with residents and update our website, www.ichome.org, with information for residents, families, and the general public.

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

    Sincerely,

    David Stienstra

  • Jul27

    Coronavirus Update 7/27/2020

    Posted July 27, 2020 in News

    ICH continues to complete COVID-19 testing per the Department of Public Health (DPH) and Department of Social Services (DSS) recommendations. This past week all test results were negative!

    All ICH employees that previously tested positive have recovered and have returned to work after meeting required return to work conditions! ICH residents that have tested positive also have recovered or are recovering.

    If our next round of testing is also negative, ICH will consider allowing visitors. Visitation would be restricted and will include safety protocols such as scheduling, checking in, visitation areas, personal protective equipment, social distancing, and staff monitoring. These safety protocols may vary from one level of care to another.

    ICH has allowed very limited admissions across the campus. Admission screening and post admission isolation protocols are in place. ICH will continue to monitor internal and external data and regulatory recommendations and requirements, as increased admissions are considered.

    ICH’s census levels have dropped due to reduced admissions. This has had a significant financial impact. Fortunately, federal government grant and loan programs have mitigated this impact. These programs will most likely only help for a limited period of time. At some point ICH will need to return to normal operations or face substantial difficulties

    We are grateful and praise God for largely sparing ICH residents, staff, and family from the extremely negative consequences of the pandemic. However, it is clear that we are a long way from overcoming the pandemic and its potential lasting effects. Please continue to pray for the safety of the residents and staff, and pray for God’s guidance for the Board of Directors and all those who must make decisions on a daily basis.

    We will continue to communicate with residents and update our website, www.ichome.org, with information for residents, families, and the general public.

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

    Sincerely,

    David Stienstra

    Executive Director

  • Jul20

    Coronavirus Update 7/20/2020

    Posted July 20, 2020 in News

    The Department of Public Health (DPH) and Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), the SNF regulatory agencies, and the Department of Social Services (DSS), the Assisted Living (AL) regulatory agency, continue to publish guidelines for testing and visitation as well as other COVID related issues.

    Inland Christian Home (ICH) is continuing to follow these guidelines.

    In Skilled Nursing (SNF) there have been no recent positive tests of either residents or employees. We are following a “surveillance” (25% of staff each week) testing schedule.

    In Assisted Living and the Haven, due to the positive employee tests reported in our 7/13/2020 update, we are testing all residents and staff and plan to do so every two weeks. Testing is also being completed for some Cottage and Apartment residents who may have come in contact with staff who tested positive. After two consecutive bi-weekly tests in which there are no positives, we will follow a “surveillance” testing schedule where 10% of all AL employees will be tested every 2 weeks.

    Obtaining the number of tests required in a timely manner continues to be challenging.

    The recently released DPH and DSS recommendations do allow for the potential for restricted visitation, However, due to recent positive tests at ICH and the need for further clarification from the regulatory agencies, we will continue to enforce a no visitation policy for the time being.

    Please continue to pray for the safety of the residents and staff, and pray for God’s guidance.

    We will continue to communicate with residents and update our website, www.ichome.org, with information for residents, families, and the general public.

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

    Sincerely,

    David Stienstra

    Executive Director