Emergency information for Sabetha Manor in Sabetha, Kansas

Update: February 16, 2021

Good evening Sabetha Manor Family:

Thank you for taking our calls regarding our situation at Sabetha Manor.  For those of you we did not reach we attempted to leave a message.  Here is a recap of what we discussed:  

  • Monday, February 15, 2021, during routine testing we received a positive COVID-19 test results for our two of our staff members. 
  • We have taken the following steps:
    • We completed whole house testing of residents, 2/15/2021 and have received all negative results. 
    • We are testing all staff and will complete that testing today 2/16/2021.  There are no positive results at this time.
  • If we receive positive results, from resident, staff or vendor testing, you will be notified. 
  • In accordance with our pandemic guidelines we placed all of our residents on in-room quarantine.
    • We are monitoring residents for symptoms every 4 hours during awake time
    • All staff are wearing N95 masks, eye protection and gloves when in resident rooms.
    • We have an adequate supply of personal protective equipment on hand and more available should we need it. 
  • In accordance with our pandemic guidelines, the administrator has been in contact with the local and state health departments to report the positive test results. 
  • In accordance with federal and state guidelines we are allowing visits for compassionate care only at this time.  We will be happy to assist with video chats and phone calls.
  • We are continuing to disinfect surfaces throughout the community

We believe open and transparent communication, balanced with protecting individual privacy is essential at this time.  Please direct all of your questions to me.   Thank you for your support during these challenging times.

Sincerely,

 

Carol Henninger, Administrator

 

Update: December 1, 2020

Good afternoon Sabetha Manor Family:

Thank you for taking our calls Friday and Saturday regarding our situation at Sabetha Manor.  For those of you we did not reach we attempted to leave a message.  Here is a recap of what we discussed:  

  • Friday, November 27th, we received another positive COVID-19 test results for our staff. 
  • We will be completing whole house testing of residents and staff on 12/1/2020
  • If we receive positive results, from resident, staff or vendor testing, you will be notified. 
  • In accordance with our pandemic guidelines we placed all of our residents on in-room quarantine.
    • We are monitoring residents for symptoms every 4 hours during awake time
    • All staff are wearing N95 masks, eye protection and gloves when in resident rooms.
    • We have an adequate supply of personal protective equipment on hand and more available should we need it. 
  •  In accordance with our pandemic guidelines, the administrator has been in contact with the local and state health departments to report the positive test results. 
  • In accordance with federal and state guidelines we are allowing visits for compassionate care only at this time.  We will be happy to assist with video chats and phone calls.
  • We are continuing to disinfect surfaces throughout the community

We believe open and transparent communication, balanced with protecting individual privacy is essential at this time.  Please direct all of your questions to me.   Thank you for your support during these challenging times.

Sincerely,

 

Carol Henninger, Administrator

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Our Family/Resident Visitation Plan

Community: Sabetha Manor

Start Date: 7/20/20

As shared in a letter on June 26h, we have been given permission by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) scheduling visits between our residents and families/friends.  Visits will start on 7/20/20

Here is our plan:

  • We have set up (2 outdoor visit stations) These locations will have social distancing measures in place for residents and visitors to follow that maintain 6 foot distancing and will be staffed by an employee. The visitor station will be equipped with hand sanitizer which all parties will use prior to and after each visit. 
  • Our employees will have each visitor sign in and provide needed information on the visitation sign in sheet and to complete a wellness screening.  This screening tool will require a temperature check and questionnaire to be completed.  Anyone not meeting the requirements of the screening will be required to reschedule the visit.
  • Please bring your own mask(s). If one is not available a mask will be provided.  Masks MUST be worn at all times during the visit. 
  • We will require an appointment for each visit. Please contact us by phone (community phone number) Monday through Friday to schedule your visit.   No visits will be allowed that are not prescheduled with the community staff.
    • To allow everyone the opportunity to schedule an initial visit with their loved one we are not allowing “standing visits” to be scheduled at this time.   We also must schedule visits around meal times and when there is staff available for the visit station.   
    • Within the next two weeks we hope to have a more automated system in place for self-scheduling and we will email you that link when it is available. 
  • We will allow 2 visitors (including babies and children) at a time per resident in a 30-minute increment.  Each visitor must be able to demonstrate proper infection control practices.  If infection control practices are not followed then the visit will need to end.    Additionally, the resident will be placed on a 14 day in room quarantine for the safety of other residents.
    • While children are always welcome – they too must be able to wear PPE and practice proper infection control and social distancing.
  • We will disinfect the visitation station between each resident’s scheduled visit.

Window visits of course are still encouraged with a closed window to prevent transmission and can be done without an appointment. 

For the health and safety of our residents please use good judgement with regard to outdoor temperatures before having your loved one join you for an outdoor visit.   If a heat index warning has been issued we will ask that you do a window visit instead. 

Sincerely,

 

 

Carol Henninger