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September 10th, 2021

Dear Family Member, Responsible Party or Employee,

Evergreen Place - Litchfield has received confirmation that we have had the following in our building:

 

X additional positive test results for staff member(s)

                

In accordance with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and our local health department, we are reporting this information to you in written format and in line with the latest communication guidance. We aim to keep you informed as new information that affects our residents and staff materializes in our building regarding COVID-19. Our staff will also verbally notify you.

 

Both the IDPH and the local health departments have been informed of our confirmed positives. We work with both agencies to prevent and reduce the risk of the virus in accordance with the CDC guidelines. Upon confirmation of the above positive test results, we follow a specific COVID-19 plan and quarantine and isolate residents who have tested positive to their individual apartments. Additionally, we continue to follow our stringent infection prevention measures such as universal masking for our staff, masking requirements for residents while outside of their apartment, the appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE), hand hygiene protocols, social distancing, and multiple screenings for temperature/symptoms of staff during each shift.

 

This is a time of challenge with visitor restrictions set forth by the IDPH in early March and changing guidelines to accommodate the latest developments affected by the virus. We thank you for your extreme patience and understanding during this time.

 

Sincerely,

Amy Williams

Director

 

February 5, 2021

 

Dear Family Member, Responsible Party or Employee,

 

Evergreen Place - Litchfield has received confirmation that we have had the following in our building:

 

X additional positive test results for staff member(s)

                

In accordance with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and our local health department, we are reporting this information to you in written format and in line with the latest communication guidance. We aim to keep you informed as new information that affects our residents and staff materializes in our building regarding COVID-19. Our staff will also verbally notify you.

 

Both the IDPH and the local health departments have been informed of our confirmed positives. We work with both agencies to prevent and reduce the risk of the virus in accordance with the CDC guidelines. Upon confirmation of the above positive test results, we follow a specific COVID-19 plan and quarantine and isolate residents who have tested positive to their individual apartments. Additionally, we continue to follow our stringent infection prevention measures such as universal masking for our staff, masking requirements for residents while outside of their apartment, the appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE), hand hygiene protocols, social distancing, and multiple screenings for temperature/symptoms of staff during each shift.

 

This is a time of challenge with visitor restrictions set forth by the IDPH in early March and changing guidelines to accommodate the latest developments affected by the virus. We thank you for your extreme patience and understanding during this time.

 

Sincerely,

Amy Williams

Director




December 20, 2020

 

Dear Family Member, Responsible Party or Employee,

 

Evergreen Place - Litchfield has received confirmation that we have had the following in our building:

 

X additional positive test results for resident(s)

                

In accordance with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and our local health department, we are reporting this information to you in written format and in line with the latest communication guidance. We aim to keep you informed as new information that affects our residents and staff materializes in our building regarding COVID-19. Our staff will also verbally notify you.

 

Both the IDPH and the local health departments have been informed of our confirmed positives. We work with both agencies to prevent and reduce the risk of the virus in accordance with the CDC guidelines. Upon confirmation of the above positive test results, we follow a specific COVID-19 plan and quarantine and isolate residents who have tested positive to their individual apartments. Additionally, we continue to follow our stringent infection prevention measures such as universal masking for our staff, masking requirements for residents while outside of their apartment, the appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE), hand hygiene protocols, social distancing, and multiple screenings for temperature/symptoms of staff during each shift.

 

This is a time of challenge with visitor restrictions set forth by the IDPH in early March and changing guidelines to accommodate the latest developments affected by the virus. We thank you for your extreme patience and understanding during this time.

 

Sincerely,

Amy Williams

Director

 




December 18, 2020

 

Dear Family Member, Responsible Party or Employee,

 

Evergreen Place - Litchfield has received confirmation that we have had the following in our building:

 

X additional positive test results for resident(s)

                

In accordance with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and our local health department, we are reporting this information to you in written format and in line with the latest communication guidance. We aim to keep you informed as new information that affects our residents and staff materializes in our building regarding COVID-19. Our staff will also verbally notify you.

 

Both the IDPH and the local health departments have been informed of our confirmed positives. We work with both agencies to prevent and reduce the risk of the virus in accordance with the CDC guidelines. Upon confirmation of the above positive test results, we follow a specific COVID-19 plan and quarantine and isolate residents who have tested positive to their individual apartments. Additionally, we continue to follow our stringent infection prevention measures such as universal masking for our staff, masking requirements for residents while outside of their apartment, the appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE), hand hygiene protocols, social distancing, and multiple screenings for temperature/symptoms of staff during each shift.

 

This is a time of challenge with visitor restrictions set forth by the IDPH in early March and changing guidelines to accommodate the latest developments affected by the virus. We thank you for your extreme patience and understanding during this time.

 

Sincerely,

Amy Williams

Director

 




December 14, 2020

 

Dear Family Member, Responsible Party or Employee,

 

Evergreen Place - Litchfield has received confirmation that we have had the following in our building:

 

X additional positive test results for staff member(s)

                

In accordance with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and our local health department, we are reporting this information to you in written format and in line with the latest communication guidance. We aim to keep you informed as new information that affects our residents and staff materializes in our building regarding COVID-19. Our staff will also verbally notify you.

 

Both the IDPH and the local health departments have been informed of our confirmed positives. We work with both agencies to prevent and reduce the risk of the virus in accordance with the CDC guidelines. Upon confirmation of the above positive test results, we follow a specific COVID-19 plan and quarantine and isolate residents who have tested positive to their individual apartments. Additionally, we continue to follow our stringent infection prevention measures such as universal masking for our staff, masking requirements for residents while outside of their apartment, the appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE), hand hygiene protocols, social distancing, and multiple screenings for temperature/symptoms of staff during each shift.

 

This is a time of challenge with visitor restrictions set forth by the IDPH in early March and changing guidelines to accommodate the latest developments affected by the virus. We thank you for your extreme patience and understanding during this time.

 

Sincerely,

Amy Williams

Director




December 8, 2020

 

Dear Family Member, Responsible Party or Employee,

 

Evergreen Place - Litchfield has received confirmation that we have had the following in our building:

 

X additional positive test results for staff member(s)

                

In accordance with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and our local health department, we are reporting this information to you in written format and in line with the latest communication guidance. We aim to keep you informed as new information that affects our residents and staff materializes in our building regarding COVID-19. Our staff will also verbally notify you.

 

Both the IDPH and the local health departments have been informed of our confirmed positives. We work with both agencies to prevent and reduce the risk of the virus in accordance with the CDC guidelines. Upon confirmation of the above positive test results, we follow a specific COVID-19 plan and quarantine and isolate residents who have tested positive to their individual apartments. Additionally, we continue to follow our stringent infection prevention measures such as universal masking for our staff, masking requirements for residents while outside of their apartment, the appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE), hand hygiene protocols, social distancing, and multiple screenings for temperature/symptoms of staff during each shift.

 

This is a time of challenge with visitor restrictions set forth by the IDPH in early March and changing guidelines to accommodate the latest developments affected by the virus. We thank you for your extreme patience and understanding during this time.

 

Sincerely,

Amy Williams

Director



November 18, 2020

 

Dear Family Member, Responsible Party or Employee,

 

*PLEASE NOTE: Notification updates for any new confirmed COVID positives in the building will transition from a postal letter to an online posting on this community’s website. You may access the updates using this link: www.evergreenslc.com/litchfield/updates  Our staff will also verbally notify you by phone call. If you do not have access to the Internet please contact the community to access written update information.

 

In accordance with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and our local health department, we are reporting this information to you in written format and in line with the latest communication guidance. We aim to keep you informed as new information that affects our residents and staff materializes in our building regarding COVID-19. Our staff will also verbally notify you.

 

Both the IDPH and the local health departments have been informed of our confirmed positives. We work with both agencies to prevent and reduce the risk of the virus in accordance with the CDC guidelines. Upon confirmation of the above positive test results, we follow a specific COVID-19 plan and quarantine and isolate residents who have tested positive to their individual apartments. Additionally, we continue to follow our stringent infection prevention measures such as universal masking for our staff, masking requirements for residents while outside of their apartment, the appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE), hand hygiene protocols, social distancing, and multiple screenings for temperature/symptoms of staff during each shift.

 

This is a time of challenge with visitor restrictions set forth by the IDPH in early March and changing guidelines to accommodate the latest developments affected by the virus. We thank you for your extreme patience and understanding during this time.

 

Sincerely,

Amy Williams

Director



November 2, 2020

Greetings residents, families, and friends of Evergreen Place,

We are happy to report that all COVID-19 mass testing results that were performed on all employees and residents last week were negative. We will continue to test all employees regularly and will keep you posted on results as we receive them.

We remain vigilant in continuing 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 continue to be 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 continue to suspend our hospitality services including small group activities and all congregate meals however outdoor visitation will still continue. As our situation changes, we will absolutely re-evaluate when we can safely attempt to introduce those services again. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Please continue to use this page for regular updates; however, I am happy to take your calls and questions if urgent. Rest assured, we have never worked harder to protect your loved ones. We love them too.

Amy Williams
Director, Evergreen Place



October 28, 2020             

Greetings, family and friends of Evergreen Place,

We would like to share with you our results from last week’s COVID-19 mass testing that was performed on all residents. We are happy to report all results were negative for our residents! We also conducted COVID-19 mass testing on all employees Tuesday, October 27. We anticipate having results received within 72 hours; however, it could take longer. We will update residents and families when test results are received.

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) guidance following the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS), we continue to be in phase 1, which consists of:

PHASE 1:

1. Indoor visitation is prohibited, with the exception of compassionate care visitation.

2. Outdoor visitation may occur in an outdoor space designated by the community. Please contact the community for further information.

3. Virtual visitation is available to all residents via several video conferencing platforms.

4. Compassionate care visitation is considered on a case-by-case basis.

5. Beauticians/Barbers are not permitted

Because we have paused all communal meals and small group activities, the need for emotional, spiritual, and social support is great. We encourage you to spread the word to your family, friends, church groups, volunteers, neighbors: please give your loved ones who reside at Evergreen a call! We are also happy to deliver mail, pictures, letters, email messages, and cards to brighten our residents’ day!

Please continue to use this page for regular updates; however, I am happy to take your calls and questions if urgent.


Amy Williams 
Director, Evergreen Place


October 16, 2020

Greetings!

With the recent positive employee cases in our community, we regrettably need to inform you per the direction of the Healthcare and Family Services; we will now be downgraded to Phase 1 for Reopening. This is for the health and safety of our residents and team members.

As a reminder, Phase 1 includes the following restrictions:

  • Indoor visitation is prohibited, with the exception of end of life compassionate care visits, and are considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Outdoor visitation is prohibited.
  • Stylists/Salons are not permitted.
  • Virtual visitation is available to all residents via several video conferencing platforms.

Because we have paused all communal meals and small group activities, the need for emotional, spiritual, and social support is great.  We encourage you to spread the word to your family, friends, church groups, volunteers, neighbors: please give your loved ones who reside at Evergreen a call!  We are also happy to deliver mail, pictures, letters, email messages, and cards to brighten our residents’ day!

Please continue to use this page to gain regular updates; however, I am happy to take your calls and questions if urgent. Rest assured, we have never worked harder to protect your loved ones. We love them too.

Amy Williams 
Director, Evergreen Place


September 9, 2020

Greetings residents, families, and friends of Evergreen Place,

We are happy to let you know that the COVID-19 testing that was performed last week on all residents and employees was negative. This is great news for our community!

We can now resume a few of our 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 maintaining social distancing. They will also have the opportunity to visit with their loved ones in safe, coordinated outdoor visits.

We remain vigilant in regularly assessing temperatures and signs and symptoms of our residents throughout the day and employees at the start of every shift and mid-shift. Infection control and prevention procedures continue to be 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.

Please continue to use this link, undefined, to gain regular updates; however, I am happy to take your calls and questions if urgent. Rest assured, we have never worked harder to protect your loved ones. We love them too.

Amy Williams
Director, Evergreen Place


September 2, 2020

Greetings, residents, families, and friends of Evergreen Place Litchfield,

We are happy to let you know that the COVID testing that was performed last week on all residents and employees was negative! This is excellent news for our community.

Per the direction of Heritage Operations Group COVID-19 task force and the direction of the Montgomery County Department of Public Health, we will re-test all residents and employees today, Wednesday, September 2. We anticipate having results within 72 hours; however, it could take longer. We will update residents and families when test results are received.

Please continue to use this link, https://www.evergreenslc.com/litchfield/updates, to gain regular updates; however, I am happy to take your calls and questions if urgent. Rest assured, we have never worked harder to protect your loved ones. We love them too.

Amy Williams
Director
Evergreen Place Litchfield



August 25, 2020

Greetings residents, families, and friends,

It’s been a while since our last communication, and we want to share some updates for Evergreen Place Litchfield. We conducted mass testing last week on all of our residents and employees, and we’re happy to report that all of our resident test results came back negative. Unfortunately, we do have to report that one employee’s results came back positive, and they are currently self-isolating at home. Privacy laws prevent us from sharing details with you, the team member's names, areas of the building, etc. Thank you for your understanding as we preserve our team members’ privacy and dignity.

Per the guidance of the Heritage Operations Group COVID-19 task force who follows the CDC, IDPH, and CMS recommendations, we will be conducting mass testing on all of our residents and employees at the end of this week. Evergreen Place’s licensed nurses will conduct these tests. We anticipate having results within 72 hours; however, it could take longer. We will update residents and families when test results are received.

At this time, we continue to follow the direction of the Montgomery County Health Department, and it is their continued recommendation to sheltering in place to attempt to control the spread of the virus.  For our residents, this means staying in their apartment. We will continue to screen temperatures of residents throughout the day, as well as employees at the start of shift and mid-shift. Infection control and prevention procedures are common and routine in our community, however, heightened during this time.  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!

All hospitality services will continue to be suspended at this time, including outdoor visitation, small group activities, etc. As our situation changes, we will re-evaluate when we can safely attempt to introduce those services again.  Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Please continue to use this link, https://www.evergreenslc.com/litchfield/updates, to gain regular updates; however, I am happy to take your calls and questions if urgent. Rest assured, we have never worked harder to protect your loved ones. We love them too.

Sincerely,

Amy Williams
Director, Evergreen Place


July 30, 2020

Greetings residents, families, and friends,

We want to update everyone about some recent changes that have happened at Evergreen Place.

Although we do not currently have an active COVID outbreak in our community, the Montgomery County Health Department has recommended that we temporarily suspend our current hospitality services. This is due to the increased COVID positive cases in the surrounding Montgomery County.

These hospitality services include small group activities and outdoor visitation. Please be confident we continue to meet the essential needs of the seniors in our community. As our situation changes and until the Montgomery County Health Department deems it safe to re-introduce, we will continue to shelter in place. For our residents, this means staying in their apartments. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

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!

Please continue to use this link, https://www.evergreenslc.com/litchfield/updates to gain regular updates; however, I am happy to take your calls and questions at any time if urgent. Please rest assured we have never worked harder to protect your loved ones. We love them too.

Amy Williams
Director, Evergreen Place



July 27, 2020

Greetings,

We hope this update finds you well. We have some great news for today’s update.

We are now 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 us at (217) 324 -1500 so that we may schedule your outdoor visit with your loved one. They do love to see you!

We remain vigilant in regularly assessing temperatures, signs, and symptoms of our residents throughout the day and employees at the start of every shift and mid-shift. Infection control and prevention procedures continue to be frequent 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.

Thank you all for your continued support and understanding, and please continue to use this link, https://www.evergreenslc.com/litchfield/updates for regular updates; however, I am happy to take your calls and questions at any time.

Amy Williams
Director, Evergreen Place




July 23, 2020

Greetings residents, families, and friends of Evergreen Place,

We are very happy to report that we have received our COVID-19 test results that were performed on July 21 on all residents and employees, and all tests are negative!

We continue to stay in close contact with the Montgomery County Health Department for further guidance regarding re-introducing our hospitality services. At this time, it remains at their recommendation and ours to continue to shelter in place. We will update you when we have new information from them.

As always, we are here to help our residents keep in touch with their loved ones through virtual visits using either Facetime or Skype. Please call us at (217) 324-1500, so we may help coordinate this. They love to hear from you!

Thank you all for your continued support and understanding, and please continue to use this link, https://www.evergreenslc.com/litchfield/updates for regular updates; however, I am happy to take your calls and questions at any time.

Amy Williams Director
Evergreen Place, Litchfield

July 17, 2020

Greetings, residents, families, and friends of Evergreen Place Litchfield. We wanted to keep all of you informed of the upcoming event that will be happening in our building.

Following the Heritage Operations Group COVID-19 task force's directions, we will be re-testing all residents and staff on Tuesday, July 21. The tests will be administered at Evergreen Place, Litchfield, by our licensed nurses. Residents will be educated on the purpose of testing and strongly encouraged to test. We anticipate having results within 72 hours; however, it could take longer. We will update residents and families when test results are received.

Please be assured that we are taking great precautions to keep your loved ones safe; they are members of our Evergreen family and are loved by our staff. We continue to thank you for your patience and understanding as we remain vigilant in this ever-changing journey.

As always, I am available at any time for questions or concerns. Please continue to use the link https://evergreenslc/litchfield/updates for regular updates.
Have a safe and happy weekend!

Amy Williams
Director, Evergreen Place Litchfield    

July 15, 2020   

Residents, families, and friends of Evergreen Place Litchfield, we hope this update finds you well.

 

We have received the COVID-19 testing results that were performed on our residents and staff on Monday.  We have been informed that we have one additional case in our community. Privacy laws prevent us from sharing details with you, for example, names of residents or team members, areas of the building, apartment numbers, etc. Thank you for your understanding as we preserve our residents’ and team members’ privacy and dignity.

 

We continue to be in constant communication with the Montgomery 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 will continue to screen temperatures of residents throughout the day, as well as employees at the start of 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 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!

 

Our hospitality services that were introduced in the past few weeks, which included small group activities and outdoor visitation, will continue to be suspended at this time. As our situation changes, we will absolutely re-evaluate when we can safely attempt to introduce those services again.  Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

 

Please continue to use this link, https://www.evergreenslc.com/litchfield/updates, to gain regular updates; however, I am happy to take your calls and questions if urgent.  I realize how startling this communication may be; rest assured, we have never worked harder to protect your loved ones. We love them too.

 

Sincerely,

Amy Williams

Director, Evergreen Place


July 14, 2020

Greetings residents, friends, and families,
We wanted to update you that our COVID-19 testing for all residents and staff has been completed per the direction of the Montgomery County Health Department. These were sent to an Illinois Department of Public Health licensed laboratory, and we are currently awaiting the results. We anticipate receiving results within 72 hours; however, they could take longer.

We will continue to make regular updates, so please feel free to use this link, https://www.evergreenslc.com/litchfield/updates.

As always, I am available for any questions or calls at any time. Please feel free to call (217) 324-1500 if I can be of assistance.

Stay well.
Amy Williams
Director, Evergreen Place

July 10, 2020

Greetings, residents, families, and friends of Evergreen Place Litchfield. We wanted to keep all of you informed of the upcoming event that will be happening in our building.

Following the directions of the Montgomery County Health Department, COVID-19 testing will be completed on all residents and staff on Monday, July 13, 2020. The tests will be administered at Evergreen Place, Litchfield, by our licensed nurses. Residents will be educated on the purpose of testing and strongly encouraged to test. We anticipate having results received within 72 hours; however, it could take longer. We will update residents and families when test results are received.

We continue to regularly assess temperatures, signs, and symptoms of our residents throughout the day, as well as employees at the start of 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 continue to help our residents keep in touch with their loved ones through virtual visits using either Facetime or Skype. Please call us at (217) 324-1500, so we may help coordinate this. They love to hear from you!

Please continue to use this link,
https://www.evergreenslc.com/litchfield/updates to read regular updates; however, I am happy to take your calls and questions at any time.

Amy Williams
Director, Evergreen Place

July 7, 2020

It is an ever-changing healthcare climate as the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) spread continues in our cities, across the country, and the world. Thank you for your patience, as it is our priority to directly care for your loved ones at Evergreen Place in Litchfield. 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 had a positive COVID-19 test result received. Privacy laws prevent us from sharing details with you, for example, names of residents or team members, 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 Montgomery 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 residents throughout the day, as well as employees at the start of 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 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!

Last month, we communicated a few alternative hospitality services to be introduced, including small group activities and outdoor visitation; however, we have had to suspend those options due to our current circumstances. As our situation changes, we will absolutely re-evaluate when we can safely attempt to introduce those services again. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Please use this link, https://www.evergreenslc.com/litchfield/updates, to read regular updates; however, I am happy to take calls your calls and questions if urgent. I realize how startling this communication may be; rest assured, we have never worked harder to protect your loved ones. We love them too.

Sincerely,

Amy Williams

Director