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Information On Positive COVID Tests

Woodland Care Center

It has been our responsibility to test all staff weekly and during our most recent testing cycle we’ve had two staff members whose results indicate positive Covid-19 results.

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Justin Settlemier, Administrator

It is our primary goal to keep all residents and staff safe during this outbreak.

Our goal is to minimize any transfer of the disease in the building and we have taken steps to ensure personal safety including isolation precaution, testing of all residents, use of PPE, and communication with all families and attending physicians for any new symptoms and protocol monitoring.

This will disrupt our normal process of admitting new patients and family visitation to the building and resident’s phased reopening abilities for at least two weeks.

All staff members that have tested positive have been quarantined in their homes until test results are negative and they are not presenting any symptoms, in which case they can return to work.

Positive cases are being reported to local and state agencies and those affected are quarantined until it’s determined that their test results are negative and no symptoms are present.

It is our goal to make sure this outbreak is as limited as possible and that all residents and staff remain fully protected against the spread of Covid-19.

Window visits with closed windows and skype/zoom/facetime calls are still appropriate and our staff will assist with these using proper sanitization, PPE, and social distancing techniques.

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to call at 360-225-9443 and ask for the following staff:

Stephanie Smith – Infection Preventionist/Staff Development Coordinator

Jennifer Lennox- Director of Nursing

Justin Settlemier-Administrator

For additional resources, please visit cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

It’s normal to feel anxious about these cases, but we are prepared and ready to make sure all necessary steps are being taken and safety is the highest priority.

Sincerely,

Justin Settlemier, NHA

To the Families and loved ones of Woodland Care Center Residents

Woodland Care Center

Dear Families and Loved Ones,

I want to first of all thank you for putting your faith and trust in us to care for your loved ones during one of the most difficult times we have ever faced. When this foreign illness started we, like you, had grave concerns and uncertainties surrounding the spread of such a hidden threat.

Slowly, with the efforts of many, it has been rewarding to see whole communities and our country come together to protect our elderly, immunocompromised, and frail population. It has been an absolute honor in our professional careers to be a part of a team that has put everything aside to protect, care, comfort at risk patients and become experts on infection prevention.

I am extremely proud of the patience, tenacity, and peace that our residents have shown through this fight, as well as you have, with all of the unknowns. I am writing this because I believe in the human spirit to fight in the face of adversity, to press forward to every challenge, and to come out victorious in the face of fear.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, for choosing us to care for you loved ones, thank you for being patient and following the social distancing rules, thank you for being adaptable to change in technology (using facetime and other apps to communicate with loved ones), and most importantly, thank you to everyone who have supported your loved ones with letters and words of encouragement, goodies, flowers, masks, and LOVE through this fight.

Here’s to flattening the next curve, here’s to being prepared, here’s to never giving up.

Warm gratitude,

Justin Settlemier

Administrator
Woodland Care Center