July 17, 2020
Greetings, residents, families, and loved ones of Evergreen Senior Living Chillicothe. We hope this update finds you all well.
We wanted to update you on some recent events and happenings in our community.
First, we are pleased to report that there have been no more positive cases of COVID-19 in our community since June 21.
We continue to regularly assess temperatures and signs and symptoms of our residents throughout the day, as well as employees at the start of every shift and mid-shift. Infection control and prevention procedures are common and routine in our community, however, heightened during this time. To attempt to control the spread of the virus, it is our continued recommendation to shelter in place.
We have now been able to resume our few hospitality services consisting of small group activities and outdoor visitation. Our residents will again be able to enjoy socializing with their friends, in small groups and have the opportunity to visit with their loved ones in safe, coordinated outdoor visits. Please call (309) 274-5440, and we will be happy to schedule your outdoor visit.
We continue to provide meal service, including all three meals delivered to each resident’s private apartments, as well as snacks and beverages being offered daily.
Thank you all for your continued support and understanding, and please continue to use this link, https://www.evergreenslc.com/chillicothe/updates for regular updates; however, I am happy to take your calls and questions at any time.
Have a great, safe weekend!
Evergreen Senior Living Chillicothe
June 21, 2020
It is an ever-changing healthcare climate as the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues in our cities, across the country and world. Thank you for your patience as it is our priority to directly care for your loved ones at Evergreen Senior Living in Chillicothe. We do understand the importance of timely communication and education and intend to give regular updates.
We can share with you that our community has a positive test of COVID-19. Privacy laws prevent us from sharing details with you, for example, names of residents, areas of the building, apartment numbers, etc. Thank you for your understanding as we preserve our residents’ and team members’ privacy and dignity.
We can also share that we are in constant communication with the Peoria County Health Department, following their guidance and ensuring the proper protocols are being followed to minimize the additional risk of exposure to our residents as well as our team members. We are regularly screening temperatures of our residents throughout the day, as well as employees at the start of every shift. Infection control and prevention procedures are common and routine in our community, however, heightened during this time. As an added measure to control the spread of the virus, residents have been ‘sheltering in place.’ For our residents, this means staying in their apartment. We ask for your assistance in emphasizing the importance of this measure with your loved one through your calls, virtual visits, and emails. They love hearing from you!
Unless urgent, please use this page, https://www.evergreenslc.com/chillicothe/updates for updates, as I will be focusing on leading our team and residents through this uncharted territory. I realize how startling this communication may be; rest assured, we have never worked harder to protect your loved ones. We love them too.