COVID-19 Update from Villa Crest Nursing and Retirement Center
We would like to recognize our incredible partners (employees) for providing excellent care and compassion to our patients and each other during these unprecedented times. Thank you to our families and community members for your kind words and outpouring of support to our patients and our partners. We appreciate you!
CMS now requires us to notify the families of our skilled nursing patients via our website of status changes including when a confirmed infection of COVID-19 is identified, or whenever 3 or more residents or staff with new onset of respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other are under investigation. Please check out the new notification dashboard below.
We report all positive confirmations of patients and partners (employees) directly to the local and state departments of health. Active positive patients are supported in identified “transitional areas” in designated centers with dedicated team members equipped with proper personal protective equipment. All infection control protocols per CDC and CMS are followed extensively. We follow CDC guidelines in handling positive COVID-19 partners (employees).
Precautions: We continue to follow infection control guidelines from the CDC and CMS, including proper hand-washing techniques, extensive environmental services, social distancing, and wearing appropriate personal protective equipment. We will follow our standard procedures and notify you if your loved one has a change in condition. We continue to screen partners and actively take temperatures.
Dashboard Reporting: This notification dashboard reflects the data as of midnight the prior day. It’s updated by 5:00 pm the next day after results are received.
Dashboard Reporting Categories
Number of In-House Active COVID Patients refers to how many patients with active COVID-19 diagnosis being treated in the center’s dedicated unit with appropriate personal protective equipment and dedicated staffing.
Number of Patients Admitted Positive refers to how many patients confirmed positive for COVID-19 upon admission from exposure outside the center.
Number of Recovered Patients refers to the how many patients are recovered per CDC guidelines.
Number or Patients under Investigation refers to how many patients have tests pending and meet the definition from CDC for persons under investigation.
Total number of Employees Tested Positive refers to how many total employees, providers, and contractors providers care have tested positive.
Number of Employees Recovered refers to how many employees, providers, and contractors are recovered per CDC guidelines.
Number of Employees Under Investigation refers to how many employees, providers, and contractors providing care have tests pending and meet the definition form CDC for persons under investigation.
Total Deaths refers to combined total deaths of patients and employees.
The tracking of the Point Prevalence Testing (mass testing of all patients and employees) will not be reflected in the Number of Patients or Number of Employees Under Investigation columns, as mass testing does not meet the definition from CDC for Persons Under Investigation. Any positives resulting from the mass testing will be reflected in the numbers appropriately.