COVID-19 Update as of 5/28/20: 0 New
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Covid-19 update for Simpson Memorial Home, Inc. (West Liberty & Wilton)
Data on any outbreaks and any updates will be reported here as situations arise.
Simpson Memorial Home: New Resident Infections – ZERO. New Staff Infections – ZERO.
West Liberty Assisted Living Residences: New Tenant Infections – ZERO. New Staff Infections – ZERO.
Wilton Retirement Community: New Residents Infections – ZERO. Current Residents Infected – 4. New Staff Infections – ZERO.
Leland R. Smith Assisted Living Residences: Residents – ZERO. Staff – ZERO.
Please note that for any positive staff, they are to be out of the facility for 14 days prior to being retested to return to work. Exposed employees, too, will be out of the facility for 14 days prior to being retested to return to work. Residents and tenants testing positive are isolated to their rooms/apartments until well. Staff who take care of these folks don full PPE prior to giving cares. Residents/tenants who have no signs or symptoms of the illness are re-tested prior to being Covid-free and coming off isolation.
5/4/20 Simpson Memorial Home, Inc., with facilities in West Liberty and Wilton, have been following all guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to prevent the onset and spread of the Corona Virus, Covid-19, since March 5th. We have not allowed visitors in our buildings, practiced handwashing, provided live and on-line education to all staff about Covid-19 prevention, worn face masks, face shields and any other necessary personal protective equipment (ppe), been screening all employees at the start and end of each shift with temperature checks and questions for signs/symptoms, had dining for residents in their rooms, have limited activities to one-on-one encounters rather than group activities, and have practiced social distancing in and out of the facility.
This data is daily reported to the Iowa Department of Public Health. We also want to publicly disclose this information as well. We test employees, residents, and staff who become symptomatic. We will continue to do all we can to keep our residents, tenants and staff as safe as we can during this pandemic.
4/15/20 Simpson Memorial Home, Inc. is committed to following the directives from the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on all precautions for the spread of the deadly Corona Virus, Covid 19.
No visitors are allowed at this time. We ask that you communicate with your loved ones through social media, phone calls, video chats, mail, and window visits.
We screen employees at the beginning and end of each shift. Staff are not allowed into the building if they are ill. Screening includes taking temperature and asking questions about their health. All staff with symptoms are asked to seek care from their primary physician and then self-isolate at home.
All staff are required to wear face masks and face shields and/or goggles or both. They have been educated in hand washing and the use of hand sanitizer. Environmental services is taking extra safety precautions to clean and disinfect all high-touch areas throughout the buildings.
Residents are screened at each shift for fever, scratchy throat, cough, and shortness of breath. Residents are asked to keep a tissue over their faces when cares are performed. They, too, have been educated on proper handwashing and not touching their faces.
We will practice social distancing by serving meals in the resident’s rooms and eliminating group activities and outings.
Currently, there is an outbreak of the virus at the Wilton campus. We are in constant contact with the IDPH and the Muscatine County Emergency Management. Ill residents are isolated in their respective rooms. Cares are provided by the same CNA who is donning full PPE, personal protective equipment. We are keeping the well residents in their rooms as well. Meals are continuing to be served in the resident’s rooms. All families have been notified of this outbreak and will be kept updated daily and as needed. Please, if you need to check on your resident in the interim, please call the facility.
Thank you for your patience as we work together to keep our residents safe.