Hello from Westfield Quality Care of Aurora.
We are doing things a little bit differently for right now. With COVID-19 we have closed the doors to the individual hallways for resident safety. Activities and nursing are doing a great job keeping everyone busy. We are having more individualized activities on the hallways, and the hallways are having to trade turns as this does take more time for activities to go to every hallway individually and set up the activity. I want to give a big thank you to everyone at Westfield that has been pulling together to keep the residents busy and safe.
Here is an update from our Director of Nursing:
As most of you know already, our facility has had to adjust our day to day due to several residents testing positive for Covid – 19. Westfield Quality Care is truly a unique facility. Your loved ones are extremely social, some being lifelong friends from the community. While this is the atmosphere that we strive for, it presents another level of difficulty with containing and eradicating the virus from our facility. If you choose to visit during this time, we ask that you wear a face shield in addition to the already required masks in addition to signing in and screening at the front desk. We ask that all visits take place in the resident’s room or on the patios. We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this time. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Jennifer Haynes RN, DON
For our COVID update this week we are still having residents test positive. We had two residents test positive on 9/2/22, two more on 9/3/22, three more on 9/6/22, one 9/7/22 and one more today 9/9/22. We have not had any more staff test positive. We are still having the 400 hallway closed for positive residents, this will continue for potentially another week depending on our positive cases. We have now closed all the doors to the hallways to keep the residents from moving freely throughout the building. By doing this the residents are still able to walk their hallway and meet in the sitting area to watch TV or have conversation. I am also happy to report that the residents have not been very sick, everyone has had mild cold symptoms or no symptoms. We are not locking the doors to visitors so you may still come up to visit. Anyone visiting in the COVID area must wear full PPE and we will help you get this on and into the building. We will continue to test all staff and residents twice a week until we have two testing cycles with all negative results. The residents with COVID will need to stay in quarantine for 10 days and then they can go back to their original rooms and join the rest of the residents.