Emergency information for Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell, Kansas

Update:  Friday, October 23, 2020
Good evening Wheatland Family:
I wanted to update everyone on where we stand today at Wheatland Nursing Center.
The results of our whole-house COVID-19 testing showed two residents positive for the virus.  We have opened our special care unit. Using transmission-based precautions we will care in place for any resident who is positive for the virus.  Should the resident require hospitalization, we will make arrangements for a transfer.  
I am sorry to report that one of the residents who tested positive passed away yesterday, prior to us knowing the test result.   Please pray for this family.  Our resident will be dearly missed.  
We are working with our local health department and we have reported these positive results to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE and are working closely with the local health department.  
We completed another round of testing for our staff on 10/21/2020 and there were no tests that have resulted positive at this time.    
Please know that individuals are notified of their results privately.  If we receive positive results from residents, staff or vendors, we will notify you as well.  
On behalf of the Wheatland Nursing Center team - thank you for your support and prayers.  It has kept us going.  


Shelly Crocker, Administrator 




Update:  Friday, July 3, 2020

To our Americare Families:

Our communities recently shared their plans to open visitation for residents and their loved ones.   Some communities have already started and others are set to start. 

 As you know, the states in which we operate are experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases.  This is prompting states and counties to issue additional guidelines on when senior living communities can start guest visits (outside or inside).  

We ask that you contact your community directly prior to your scheduled visit to determine if visits have been temporarily placed on hold.     We still welcome window visits (providing windows remain closed).   

We too want to reunite our residents and their families.  Doing so in a responsible manner will help keep our residents and employees safe.  We appreciate your continued support during these challenging times.  




Clay Crosson


Americare Senior Living