Previous Covid-19 Updates

Update 12-6-21:

On November 30th, a federal judge issued a temporary injunction to halt the start of the national vaccine mandate for all healthcare workers. This mandate required healthcare workers to get an initial vaccine shot by December 5th and a final shot by January 4th. At this point, it is unknown when a final ruling will be determined.

The belief that we have turned the corner in our fight against COVID-19 is inaccurate. In many states and communities, the rate of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations is rising. American Baptist Homes of the Midwest (ABHM) believes the safety of our residents and staff is our most important priority.

The American Medical Association, American Nurses Association, LeadingAge (a national longterm care association), and many other groups have joined together to urge all health care and long-term care employers to require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. We agree it is the right thing to do to continue the fight against COVID-19.

In an effort to best limit risks for the vulnerable people we care for and to continue to ensure we protect our employees, ABHM believes a vaccine mandate is still necessary in our senior living communities. With that in mind, we will be requiring all employees, contractors and vendors to complete a COVID-19 vaccination series by February 15, 2022. In addition, prospective new employees will be informed of this company policy and be required to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated prior to February 15, 2022. There will be an opportunity to submit a religious or medical exemption accommodation request, for consideration.

Moving the vaccine requirement date to February 15th allows ABHM to put our own policies in place and circulate to employees in a timely fashion. If the federal healthcare mandate gets reinstated, we will follow all the guidelines enforced by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS).

We are encouraging all unvaccinated employees to get their vaccine as soon as possible. We must continue to do everything we can to combat the virus and requiring employees be vaccinated is an important step.

Sincerely,

Jeff Hongslo
ABHM President and CEO

 

 

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Update 11-18-21:

At ABHM we understand being vaccinated is a critical part of preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Over the past several months we have strongly encouraged residents and staff members to get vaccinated in an effort to maintain the health and wellbeing of our communities.

The vaccine is the best proven protection against COVID-19 and as a senior care provider we are taking all the necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of those we serve.

Over the next 60 days, Tudor Oaks Senior Living Community will be implementing the federal COVID-19 mandate for healthcare workers in our communities that provide Medicare and Medicaid services. Aside from those with qualifying exemptions, all employees in our communities must get the COVID-19 vaccine.

To support the vaccination effort within our staff we continue to share relevant information, offer one-on-one support, and educate individuals who may have questions or concerns. Individuals are also encouraged to discuss their concerns with their primary health care provider or ABHM supervisor to determine if the vaccine is right for them at this time.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we all work through these challenging times.

Sincerely,

Jeff Hongslo
ABHM President and CEO

 

 

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Update 8-31-21:

President Joe Biden announced on August 18th that he is directing all nursing homes/health centers to require their staff be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to continue receiving Medicare and Medicaid funding.

All ABHM communities receive federal funding in some capacity and therefore will be following this directive.

The US Department of Health and Human Services is currently drawing up new regulations related to COVID-19 vaccinations. Specific information on how these new regulations will be implemented and the timing will be published in September.

The safety of our residents and staff is our top priority and we feel strongly that getting vaccinated will help end this pandemic.

Once the regulations are released we will have more specific information regarding the implementation and how it affects all of us. Until that time, we will closely monitor any communication from the federal government and respond accordingly.

Sincerely,

Jeff Hongslo
ABHM President and CEO

 

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Update 3-31-21:  

At Tudor Oaks we look forward to the positive changes taking place as we begin to re-open our community. As always our goal is to provide the best possible care in an environment that is safe for residents, families, friends and staff.

As changes take place, please be aware we must continue to follow many existing COVID-19 related protocols and guidelines set by Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), along with State and local departments of health.

Our approach:

Vaccination

ABHM and Tudor Oaks encourages all residents and staff to get vaccinated and help end the spread of COVID-19. To administer the vaccinations we worked closely with local pharmacies to host convenient onsite vaccination clinics that enabled residents and staff to easily receive a vaccination. As new residents and staff join our community, we will coordinate with local health departments, and our pharmacies to provide them with the opportunity to get a vaccination.

COVID Testing

Following guidance from the CDC and State Health Officials we routinely test our staff members and residents.

Community Visitation

The options for visitation are rapidly changing and determined by CMS, State and local health departments. These options vary from county to county and state to state. Visitors are asked to follow visitation guidelines when planning their visit.

Our goal is to reunite families and residents. To do so, we offer a number of options for visitors that include:

  • Indoor visits
  • Outdoor visits
  • Essential and Compassionate caregiver
  • Virtual visitation

Please contact Tudor Oaks for specific visitation information.

Core Principles of COVID-19 Infection Prevention

We are adhering to the CDC Core Principles listed below:

  • Screening – We will continue to screenall who enter our community for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., temperature checks, questions about and observations of signs or symptoms). We will deny entry to those with signs or symptoms or those who have had close contact with someone with COVID-19 infection in the prior 14 days, regardless of the visitor’s vaccination status.
  • Hand hygiene – We require everyone touse alcohol-based hand rub to clean hands before and after visitation.
  • Face covering or mask – We requirea medical face mask covering mouth and nose.
  • Social distancing – Keep a distance of at least six feet between persons while visiting the campus.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting –Regularlysanitize frequently touched surfaces, high traffic areas and designated visitation areas after each visit.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – All individuals must useappropriate PPE.
  • Effective resident segregation – Residents will remain in designated areas e.g., separate areas dedicated to COVID-19 care.
  • Resident and staff testing – We will conduct testing as required by the CDC.

 

Clean Environment

For the benefit of everyone we continue to keep our community sanitized by maintaining deep cleaning protocols recommended by the CDC. As an extra precaution we routinely clean all high-traffic areas throughout the community. This includes an increased use of cleaning equipment and greater number of handwashing stations and hand sanitizer dispensers placed throughout the community.

Moving to Tudor Oaks

New residents at all levels of care are welcome to move in at their convenience. To help new residents during the move-in process and reduce the number of people in the community, Tudor Oaks will provide staff members to move you into your new home. Call for more details.

LINKS TO TRUSTED RESOURCES FOR OFFICIAL UPDATES:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

State Department of Health Resources:
Wisconsin Department of Health

Sincerely,

Jeanne Piccione, NHA
Executive Director

 

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COVID Update 3-25-21 for Tudor Oaks HEALTH CENTER:

We are happy to announce recent changes to our current visitation program for our health center residents.  Starting Wednesday, March 24, we are expanding our in person visitation sign-up to 2 spots per hour.  We will have availability throughout the week and including weekends.

Scheduling your visit

Starting Wednesday, March 24thvisits must be scheduled utilizing the Square up website:  https://squareup.com/appointments/book/znq010xdrggz1n/LEWKEFKQ7ZSCM/services

Your Visit
Similar to our current visitation, we will meet you at the Francis Henry Health Center entrance, located at the back of our campus. If no one is there when you arrive please press the button on the left, as you enter the first set of sliding doors. This will alert someone in the health center of your arrival. You will be required to answer screening questions and have your temperature taken and agree to adhere to the visitation guidelines. You will be escorted to our private visitation areas and have an option for the kiosk visit or face-to-face.

Initially we will allow one visit per week per resident to allow for each resident to enjoy a visit.  Visits will be limited to 2 visitors per visit, and last for a maximum of 45 minutes. We will evaluate the requests and times as we move ahead to assure convenience for all.

During Your Visit

In an effort to minimize exposure face masks and hand sanitizing will be required during your visit and social distancing is recommended.  No eating or drinking during your visit. Rooms will be sanitized after each visit.

 

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COVID Update 3-25-21 for Tudor Oaks ASSISTED LIVING:

We are happy to announce recent changes to our current visitation and dining process for our assisted living residents. Effective immediately, we will offer residents the ability to have visitors in their apartments. We are also pleased to say that in all assisted living neighborhoods we have resumed communal dining while maintaining social distance.

Visitation Guidelines

To help maintain a healthy environment visitors must continue to enter the community through the front main entrance. You will be required to answer screening questions and read and agree to the visitation guidelines. You will then be directed back to the assisted living apartment you are visiting and you must go directlyto that apartment. When leaving the apartment take the same route back to the front desk and please refrain from stopping to talk with any other residents or staff.

Please be aware not all Tudor Oaks residents or staff been vaccinated for COVID-19, as a result a risk of contracting the virus remains.

 During your Visit

In an effort to control exposure face masks and hand sanitizing will be required during your visit and social distancing is recommended. For additional safety during your visit you also have access to our Plexi-glass kiosks. Please contact me Jeanne Piccione or Leann May if you have additional questions or concerns.

Recommended Visiting Hours

Monday – Friday – 9 AM to 7 PM
Saturday & Sunday – 10 AM to 6 PM
Holiday 10 AM to 2 PM

We ask if you are not feeling well, please do not plan a visit to Tudor Oaks.

Please pass along this information to interested family members.

Respectfully,

Jeanne Piccione, NHA
Executive Director

Nancy Schneider, CSW
Director of Social Services

Leann May, RN
Director of Assisted Living

 

 

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Update 1-21-21:

Tudor Oaks is pleased to announce that our vaccination process is underway. The first COVID Vaccine clinic was held January 14thfor residents in the health center and assisted living. The booster vaccine for those who received the injection on January 14th, will be given on February 10th, 2021.

On January 29th, 2021, Tudor Oaks Independent Living residents are scheduled to receive their first vaccine injection. More information on how this clinic will operate and the necessary information/consent form that will be required for the vaccine will be forwarded to these residents in the near future.

The weekly testing of our health center staff and residents yielded no positive results; however we are required to continue testing the health center residents and staff, on a weekly, basis until we have 14 consecutive days of no positive test results. Once that occurs we will stop testing residents but will continue with the staff testing until the county is below the 10% positivity rate.

As always resident safety is our top priority. We continue to do everything we can to ensure we stop the spread of COVID-19 at our campus including staying in very close communication with local and state health officials to ensure we are taking all the appropriate steps. Cleaning and sanitizing is being done rigorously throughout the community.

We know that you may have questions and we encourage you to contact Jeanne Piccione, Executive Director, at Tudor Oaks Senior Living or contact our email line at COVID-19Vaccine@abhomes.org

Thank you for your continued kind words and support and please stay well through the New Year!  God bless.

Respectfully,

Jeanne Piccione, NHA

Executive Director
414-529-0100
jpiccione@abhomes.org

 

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Update 11-16-20:

Tudor Oaks is pleased to share that during our recent COVID-19 testing no residents tested positive. We are still monitoring a number of residents in the health center but anticipate they will no longer need to be under observation by next week. Per CMS guidelines we will continue testing all health center residents every 3 – 7 days or as symptoms arise and notify residents and resident representatives.

Resident safety remains our top priority and we are doing everything we can to stop the spread of COVID-19 at our campus. These steps include staying in very close communication with local and state health officials, implementing appropriate safety precautions and rigorous cleaning and sanitizing throughout the community.

Due to the number of positive cases in Waukesha County all staff members, prior to entering the campus, go through a health screening and are tested for COVID-19 twice a week. Any employee testing positive will remain off campus until cleared through the health department.

We will continue to update our website as needed and be in direct contact with residents, resident representatives or family members per CDC guidelines. Please know that we are strictly adhering to all directions from the state health department.

If you have questions you can contact me, Jeanne Piccione, Executive Director, at Tudor Oaks Senior Living Community.

Sincerely,

Jeanne Piccione, NHA

Executive Director
414-529-0100
jpiccione@abhomes.org

 

 

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Update 11-5-20:

At this time Tudor Oaks has a cumulative total of 40 residents in the health care center that have tested positive for COVID -19. We have informed all residents and/or representative family members affected by a positive test result. Residents with a positive test result will remain quarantined in a designated area of the health center for a minimum of 10 days or until asymptomatic. Per CMS guidelines we will continue testing all health center residents every 3 – 7 days or as symptoms arise.

Resident safety remains our top priority and we are doing everything we can to stop the spread of COVID-19 at our campus. These steps include staying in very close communication with local and state health officials, implementing appropriate safety precautions and rigorous cleaning and sanitizing throughout the community.

In addition, all staff members, prior to entering the campus, go through a health screening and are tested for COVID-19 twice a week. Any employee testing positive will remain off campus until cleared through the health department.

We will continue to update our website as needed and be in direct contact with residents, resident representatives or family members per CDC guidelines. Please know that we are strictly adhering to all directions from the state health department.

If you have questions you can contact me, Jeanne Piccione, Executive Director, at Tudor Oaks Senior Living Community.

Sincerely,

Jeanne Piccione, NHA
Executive Director
414-529-0100
jpiccione@abhomes.org

 

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Update 10-27-20:

At this time Tudor Oaks has cumulative total of 36 residents that have tested positive for COVID -19. We have informed all residents and/or representative family members affected by a positive test result. Residents with a positive test result will remain quarantined in their apartments or a designated area of the health center for a minimum of 10 days or until asymptomatic. Per CMS guidelines we will continue testing all health center residents every 3 – 7 days or as symptoms arise.

Resident safety is our top priority and we are doing everything we can to stop the spread of COVID-19 at our campus. These steps include staying in very close communication with local and state health officials, implementing appropriate safety precautions and rigorous cleaning and sanitizing throughout the community.

In addition all staff members, prior to entering the campus, go through a health screening and are tested for COVID-19 twice weekly. Any employee testing positive will remain off campus until cleared through the health department.

We will continue to update our website as needed and be in direct contact with resident representatives or family members per CDC guidelines. Please know that we are strictly adhering to all directions from the state health department.

If you have questions you can contact me, Jeanne Piccione, Executive Director, at Tudor Oaks Senior Living Community.

Sincerely,

Jeanne Piccione, NHA
Executive Director
414-529-0100
jpiccione@abhomes.org

 

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Update 10-25-20:

We want to inform you that we have received confirmation that seven residents of the health center at Tudor Oaks have tested positive with COVID-19. This reflects a cumulative count of 22 current active positive cases at this time (19 remain in the building at this time). We will continue testing all health center residents every 3–7 days per CMS guidelines as well as monitoring their health at least twice daily.

Three assisted living residents have also tested positive. All residents and/or representative family members affected have been communicated with at this time. The residents that tested positive for COVID-19 will remain quarantined in a designated area for minimum 10 days or until asymptomatic.

Our residents’ safety is our top priority. We are doing everything we can to ensure we stop the spread of COVID-19 at our campus including staying in very close communication with local and state health officials to ensure we are taking all the appropriate steps. Constant cleaning and sanitizing is being done rigorously throughout the community.  Health center and assisted living employees are being tested 2 times per week and are monitored for temperature and symptoms prior to entering the community. Employees testing positive will remain off campus until cleared through the health department.

We will continue to provide you with updates as they become available. Please know that we are strictly adhering to all directions from the state health department.

We know that you may have questions and we encourage you to contact Jeanne Piccione, Executive Director, at Tudor Oaks Senior Living.

Sincerely,

Jeanne Piccione
Executive Director
Tudor Oaks Senior Living Community

 

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Update 9-24-20:

Through our continued efforts Tudor Oaks residents remain free of COVID-19. To help maintain the health and safety of everyone in the community we will continue to follow the guidelines and recommendations set forth by the CDC and State Health Dept.

Staying in Touch with Loved Ones

While visitation restriction remain in place we encourage you to keep in contact with loved ones using digital and social media channels such as Zoom, Facetime, Skype and of course phone calls. Please contact our community 414-529-0100 and one of our staff members will be happy to help you.

Tudor Oaks is following the CDC recommendations, listed below:

– Maintaining social distancing
– Continuing our enhanced infection control protocols
– Screening staff health status prior to entering the Community
– Increasing the frequency of health assessments for residents
– Engaging residents in individualized activities to meet their social needs
– Dedicating staff to serve those who may be at higher risk
– Expanding use of Personal Protection Equipment (masks, face shield, gowns etc.)

 Communication Schedule

Moving forward we will post updates to the website monthly or as needed. If you have any questions about the ongoing COVID protocols please feel free to contact the community and we will be happy to answer your questions.

Thank you for your continued support.

Click here for more information from the CDC.

 

Sincerely,
Jeanne Piccione
Executive Director
Tudor Oaks Senior Living Community

 

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Update 8-28-20:

Tudor Oaks is pleased to say residents remain free of COVID and we continue to follow the CDC and State Health Dept. guideline to keep residents, staff and others safe and healthy. While visitation restriction remain in place we encourage you to stay in contact with loved ones using Zoom, Facetime, Skype and of course phone calls. Please contact our community 414-529-0101 and one of our staff members will be happy to help you.

Tudor Oaks is following the CDC recommendations, listed below:

– Maintaining social distancing
– Continuing our enhanced infection control protocols
– Screening staff health status prior to entering the Community
– Increasing the frequency of health assessments for residents
– Engaging residents in individualized activities to meet their social needs
– Dedicating staff to serve those who may be at higher risk
– Expanding use of Personal Protection Equipment (masks, face shield, gowns etc.)

 Communication Schedule

Moving forward we will post COVID updates to the website approximately every three weeks or as needed. If you have any questions about the ongoing COVID protocols please feel free to contact the community and we will be happy to answer your questions.

Thank you for your continued support.

Sincerely,
Jeanne Piccione
Executive Director
Tudor Oaks Senior Living Community

 

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Update 8-5-20:

Through the coordinated efforts of many people and organizations the residents at Tudor Oaks are free from COVID-19. Although we must continue to restrict visitation we encourage you to stay in contact with loved one using Zoom, Facebook video chat, Skype and of course phone calls. Please contact our community 414–529-0100and one of our staff members will be happy to help you

Communication Schedule

Moving forward we will post COVID updates to the website every three weeks or as needed. If you have any questions about the ongoing COVID protocols please feel free to contact the community and we will be happy to answer your questions.

Tudor Oaks is following the CDC recommendations, listed below:

– Maintaining social distancing
– Continuing our enhanced infection control protocols
– Screening staff health status prior to entering the Community
– Increasing the frequency of health assessments for residents
– Engaging residents in individualized activities to meet their social needs
– Dedicating staff to serve those who may be at higher risk
– Expanding use of Personal Protection Equipment (masks, face shield, gowns etc.)

 Thank you for your continued support..

Sincerely,
Jeanne Piccione
Executive Director
Tudor Oaks Senior Living Community

 

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Update 7-9-20:

Once again Tudor Oaks would like to thank everyone for their continued support during this difficult time. Through the coordinated efforts of many people and organizations the residents at Tudor Oaks are free from COVID-19.

New Communication Schedule

Moving forward we are changing our COVID website updates to every three weeks. If you have any questions about the ongoing COVID protocols please feel free to contact the community and we will be happy to answer your questions.

Tudor Oaks is following the CDC recommendations, listed below:

– Maintaining social distancing
– Continuing our enhanced infection control protocols
– Screening staff health status prior to entering the Community
– Increasing the frequency of health assessments for residents
– Engaging residents in individualized activities to meet their social needs
– Dedicating staff to serve those who may be at higher risk
– Expanding use of Personal Protection Equipment (masks, face shield, gowns etc.)

 Staying in Contact

We have several communication avenues available to help you connect with loved ones, Zoom, Facebook video chat, Skype and of course phone calls. Please contact our community 414–529-0100and one of our staff members will be happy to help you

Thank you for your continued support.

Click here for more information from the CDC.

 

Sincerely,
Jeanne Piccione
Executive Director
Tudor Oaks Senior Living Community

 

 

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Update 7-2-20:

We are pleased to say that our efforts at keeping the Tudor Oaks free from COVID -19 have been successful. To maintain a healthy environment we will continue to follow CDC recommendations regarding Personal Protective Equipment, sanitation procedures and visitation restrictions.

Tudor Oaks is following the CDC recommendations, listed below:

– Maintaining social distancing
– Continuing our enhanced infection control protocols
– Screening staff health status prior to entering the Community
– Increasing the frequency of health assessments for residents
– Engaging residents in individualized activities to meet their social needs
– Dedicating staff to serve those who may be at higher risk
– Expanding use of Personal Protection Equipment (masks, face shield, gowns etc.)

 Staying in Contact

We have several communication avenues available to you, Zoom, Facebook video chat, Skype and of course phone calls. Please contact our community 414–529-0100 and one of our staff members will be happy to help you

Thank you for your continued support.

Click here for more information from the CDC.

 

Sincerely,
Jeanne Piccione
Executive Director
Tudor Oaks Senior Living Community

 

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Update 6-25-20:

Tudor Oaks wants to thank everyone for the overwhelming support during this difficult time. We have received countless notes and phone calls of encouragement which kept us coming back to work each and every day. Words cannot express how your support has made a difficult time better with donations of supplies, food and of course financial gifts. We are so fortunate to have an amazing group of residents and family members.

We are happy to say that our efforts are working and the residents and staff at Tudor Oaks are free from COVID-19. To ensure the continued safety and well-being of all concerned we will continue to follow CDC recommendations regarding Personal Protective Equipment, sanitation procedures and visitation restrictions.

Tudor Oaks is following the CDC recommendations, listed below:

– Maintaining social distancing
– Continuing our enhanced infection control protocols
– Screening staff health status prior to entering the Community
– Increasing the frequency of health assessments for residents
– Engaging residents in individualized activities to meet their social needs
– Dedicating staff to serve those who may be at higher risk
– Expanding use of Personal Protection Equipment (masks, face shield, gowns etc.)

 Staying in Contact

We have several communication avenues available to you, Zoom, Facebook video chat, Skype and of course phone calls. Please contact our community 414–529-0100 and one of our staff members will be happy to help you

Thank you for your continued support.

Sincerely,
Jeanne Piccione
Executive Director
Tudor Oaks Senior Living Community

 

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Update 6-18-20:

We want to thank all the residents, families and staff for their continued effort during this time of uncertainty. The precautions you have taken to protect yourself and others has been effective and Tudor Oaks residents and staff remain free from COVID-19, and for that we are thankful

While visiting restrictions remain in place for senior living communities we are encouraged to see restriction being eased for other businesses.

We anticipate receiving additional guidance from our state and federal government agencies as we learn more about COVID-19, and how we can best protect residents, families and staff.

Staying in Contact

We have several communication avenues available to you, Zoom, Facebook video chat, Skype and of course phone calls. Please contact our community 414–529-0100and one of our staff members will be happy to help you.

Moving forward we will continue to work with state and federal agencies to shape our plans and ensure the wellbeing of our residents and staff.

Tudor Oaks is following the CDC recommendations, listed below:

– Maintaining social distancing
– Continuing our enhanced infection control protocols
– Screening staff health status prior to entering the Community
– Increasing the frequency of health assessments for residents
– Engaging residents in individualized activities to meet their social needs
– Dedicating staff to serve those who may be at higher risk
– Expanding use of Personal Protection Equipment (masks, face shield, gowns etc.)

Thank you for your continued support.

Sincerely,
Jeanne Piccione
Executive Director
Tudor Oaks Senior Living Community

 

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Update 6-10-20:

The easing of COVID restrictions around the country is an encouraging trend and we are pleased to see the precautions we have taken to keep residents, families and staff healthy and safe continue to be effective. Tudor Oaks residents and staff remain free from COVID-19 and to help maintain a healthy community we will continue to follow the CDC and State restriction related to visitation and social interaction.

We appreciate the sacrifice you have made and the steps you are each taking to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. We know the visitor restrictions have been difficult. We encourage you to let us know what we can do to ensure you are able to connect with each other.

Staying in Contact

We have several communication avenues available to you, Zoom, Facebook video chat, Skype and of course phone calls. Please contact our community 414–529-0100 and one of staff members will be happy to help you.

Moving forward we will continue to work with state and federal agencies to shape our plans and ensure the wellbeing of our residents and staff.

Tudor Oaks is following the CDC recommendations, listed below:

– Maintaining social distancing
– Continuing our enhanced infection control protocols
– Screening staff health status prior to entering the Community
– Increasing the frequency of health assessments for residents
– Engaging residents in individualized activities to meet their social needs
– Dedicating staff to serve those who may be at higher risk
– Expanding use of Personal Protection Equipment (masks, face shield, gowns etc.)

Thank you for your continued support.

Sincerely,
Jeanne Piccione
Executive Director
Tudor Oaks Senior Living Community

 

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Update 6-2-20:

With the first part of June arriving we see communities around the country ease COVID restrictions and Tudor Oaks is pleased to say our Community remains free of the COVID -19 virus. As a senior living community our path will continue to be a balance between the safety of isolation and the unfortunate stress isolation can cause residents and families.

Staying in Contact

To make sure residents and families have an opportunity to connect with one another we want to remind you that we have several communication avenues available to you, Zoom, Facebook video chat, Skype and of course phone calls. Please contact our community 414–529-0100and one of staff members will be happy to help you.

Moving forward we will continue to work with state and federal agencies to shape our plans and ensure the wellbeing of our residents and staff.

Tudor Oaks is following the CDC recommendations, listed below:

– Maintaining social distancing
– Continuing our enhanced infection control protocols
– Screening staff health status prior to entering the Community
– Increasing the frequency of health assessments for residents
– Engaging residents in individualized activities to meet their social needs
– Dedicating staff to serve those who may be at higher risk
– Expanding use of Personal Protection Equipment (masks, face shield, gowns etc.)

Thank you for your continued support.

 

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Update 5-27-20:

During the past week, as businesses continue to re-open across the state and restrictions are relaxed, we are encouraged to a see aspects of life return to normal. However for us in healthcare, particularly senior living, it will take some time before we see a full return to “business as usual”. As a result we must continue to adhere to federal and state guidelines that restrict us from relaxing rules for visiting the community and other group activities at this time.

For residents, the staff is working hard to enhance their lives through new and innovative activities that are mindful of social distancing and other requirements. Hallway bingo, doorway singing, and virtual museum tours are just a few of the ways that we are supporting and engaging our residents. Our community has received gifts of puzzles, crossword, word search or adult coloring books and flowers. We are so grateful to families and friends of Tudor Oaks for their generosity in supporting our residents!

Tudor Oaks is following the CDC recommendations, listed below:

– Maintaining social distancing
– Continuing our enhanced infection control protocols
– Screening staff health status prior to entering the Community
– Increasing the frequency of health assessments for residents
– Engaging residents in individualized activities to meet their social needs
– Dedicating staff to serve those who may be at higher risk
– Expanding use of Personal Protection Equipment (masks, face shield, gowns etc.)

Connecting with Loved Ones

In an effort to keep families connected we are offering Video Chat sessions. To set up a chat session call Tudor Oaks reception 414–529-0100 and one of our team members will assist you.

Thank you for your continued support.

 

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Update 5-19-20:

On May 13th, the State of Wisconsin took steps to re-open many business and other establishments. Like you, Tudor Oaks is anxious for a return to normalcy where visitors are warmly welcomed into our Community and our residents and their families can interact without restrictions.

However, because seniors are considered high-risk for COVID-19 infection, federal and state guidelines restrict us from relaxing rules for community visitation and other group activities at this time. Please understand this is a difficult time for all concerned and we will continue doing all we can to keep residents and families connected in a way that is safe for everyone.

We value the health and safety of residents and staff and remain committed to taking all precautionary measures to protect them from COVID-19 virus. By following CDC recommendations, listed below, Tudor Oaks has minimalized exposure and our residents and staff remain free from the COVID-19 virus.

– Maintaining social distancing
– Continuing our enhanced infection control protocols
– Screening staff health status prior to entering the Community
– Increasing the frequency of health assessments for residents
– Engaging residents in individualized activities to meet their social needs
– Dedicating staff to serve those who may be at higher risk
– Expanding use of Personal Protection Equipment (masks, face shield, gowns etc.)

Connecting with Loved Ones

In an effort to keep families connected we are offering Video Chat sessions. To set up a chat session call Tudor Oaks reception 414–529-0100 and one of our team members will assist you.

Thank you for your continued support.

Sincerely,
Jeanne Piccione
Executive Director
Tudor Oaks Senior Living Community

 

 

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Update 5-14-20:

Tudor Oaks is pleased to say residents and staff remain free of the COVID -19 virus. We continue to be in close contact with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and State Healthcare Officials to get the latest information and implement any new protocols.

During these uncertain times we understand it is difficult to have limited access to families and friends. In spite of the challenges we all face, we want to thank you for showing your support to the residents and staff who are making the best of the current situation.

The list of CDC recommended protocols we continue to follow:

– Maintaining social distancing
– Continuing our enhanced infection control protocols
– Screening staff health status prior to entering the Community
– Increasing the frequency of health assessments for residents
– Engaging residents in individualized activities to meet their social needs
– Dedicating staff to serve those who may be at higher risk
– Expanding use of Personal Protection Equipment (masks, face shield, gowns etc.)

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call the Community.

Thank you for supporting Tudor Oaks.

Sincerely,
Jeanne Piccione
Executive Director
Tudor Oaks Senior Living Community

 

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Update 5-5-20:

To keep residents and staff safe and healthy Tudor Oaks continues to follow recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and State Healthcare officials. These measures have proven effective and we are pleased to say that no residents have tested positive for the COVID virus (COVID-19).

We realize the temporary restrictions regarding visiting family and friends living at Tudor Oaks can be challenging, but we are confident these steps are serving to keep Tudor Oaks free from the virus, and we thank you for understanding.

The list of CDC recommended protocols we continue to follow:

– Maintaining social distancing
– Continuing our enhanced infection control protocols
– Screening staff health status prior to entering the Community
– Increasing the frequency of health assessments for residents
– Engaging residents in individualized activities to meet their social needs
– Dedicating staff to serve those who may be at higher risk
– Expanding use of Personal Protection Equipment (masks, face shield, gowns etc.)

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call the Community.

Thank you for supporting Tudor Oaks.

Jeanne Piccione
Executive Director
Tudor Oaks Senior Living Community

 

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Update 4-28-20:

At this time no residents at Tudor Oaks have tested positive for the COVID virus (COVID-19). The staff continues to work diligently to keep the Community clear of the virus and we appreciate the understanding from resident family and friends.

Tudor Oaks continues to follow recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and State Officials to keep residents and staff healthy, safe and reduce the risk of spreading the virus. The recommendations include:

– Maintaining social distancing
– Continuing our enhanced infection control protocols
– Screening staff health status prior to entering the Community
– Increasing the frequency of health assessments for residents
– Engaging residents in individualized activities to meet their social needs
– Dedicating staff to serve those who may be at higher risk
– Expanding use of Personal Protection Equipment (masks, face shield, gowns etc.)

We understand that open communication is essential and want to keep you connected and up to date. Please feel free to contact the community to answer any questions and address any of your concerns. We have several channels available to you including Facetime, Skype and of course telephone.

Thank you for supporting Tudor Oaks.

Jeanne Piccione
Executive Director
Tudor Oaks Senior Living Community

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Update 4-21-20:

 At Tudor Oaks Senior Living Community our first and primary priority is the health and well-being of our residents and staff. To ensure their protection we are taking all necessary precautions recommended by the CDC and the Wisconsin Department of Health.

– Maintaining social distancing
– Continuing our enhanced infection control protocols
– Screening staff health status prior to entering the Community
– Increasing the frequency of health assessment for residents
– Engaging residents in individualized activities to meet their social needs
– Dedicating staff to serve those who may be at higher risk
– Expanding use of Personal Protection Equipment (masks, face shield, gowns etc.)

At this time, we are pleased to say there are no residents at Tudor Oaks that have tested positive for the COVID virus (COVID-19). The staff is working hard to keep the Community clear of the virus and we appreciate your support and understanding.

We recognize communication is vital and are committed to keeping residents and families connected and informed. Our clinical teams are contacting family members to share information about their loved ones and respond to questions. We will also provide regular updates to family members on the status of the Community via our website and one-on-one communication.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Jeanne Piccione
Executive Director
Tudor Oaks Senior Living Community

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Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Questions & Answers:

American Baptist Homes of the Midwest (ABHM) understands the concern family members have for their loved ones. The COVID-19 outbreak only heightens that concern. Hopefully, the answers to the questions below give you peace of mind that ABHM is doing everything possible to keep your family member safe.

How is ABHM monitoring and keeping residents from being exposed to COVID-19?

  • ABHM is in contact with our state Health Departments and Centers of Disease Control (CDC).
  • Centers of Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) sends out communications and updated information.
  • The Medical Director and Medical Team verify our current medical treatment plans are aligned with current clinical guidance and standards of practice.
  • Transportation is only provided for essential doctor appointments.
  • Social gatherings have been discontinued until further notice.
  • Proper Hygiene and social distancing is being taught to and implemented by our members, residents, employees and vendors.
  • Deep cleaning schedules have increased at all levels of care at ABHM Communities.
  • All employees and essential visitors/vendors are screened prior to entering our Communities.
  • Communal dining has been discontinued until further notice.

What are the signs and symptoms COVID-19 and will my loved one go to the hospital if diagnosed?

  • The signs and symptoms are similar to the A/B Flu: difficulty breathing, cough, fever (100 degree F), a general feeling of being sick or having no energy, or an uncomfortable feeling that something is wrong (malaise).
  • We will place the positive COVID-19 loved one (pending or positive test results) in isolation to prevent spreading it to other residents.
  • ABHM will care for your loved one as long as their symptoms remain mild and their other medical conditions do not flare-up, which could complicate the recovery process.
  • If symptoms do become severe and require more hours of nursing and medical team attention, the resident may be transferred to the hospital.

What happens if an ABHM employee gets COVID-19?

  • ABHM is following all CDC recommendations related to employee and COVID-19.Unfortunately if one of our employee does become ill with COVID-19 that employee will need to be quarantined at home and recover under the care of their physician.  Once recovered that employee will be screened prior to coming back to work to assure that he/she is ready to return to work per the CDC guidance and approval of their physician.

Is there COVID-19 test kits readily available at ABHM communities?

  • At this time test kits are not available at ABHM communities. The local health department and the primary care physicians will decide who should be tested based on the symptoms of the resident.
  • The health department will provided the test kits or instruct a private lab to deliver the test kit to the community.

Are there concerns with medical/cleaning, food supplies or deliveries?

  • On a daily basis ABHM Teams consisting of the Administrator, Director of Nursing and Infection preventionist discuss and review food service, supplies and all other community needs to ensure we have ample supply to serve residents .
  • There have been reported shortage of personnel protection wear (PPE). However at this time ABHM is experiencing routine deliveries and is in continuous contact with suppliers.

Does the CDC recommend the use of a facemask to prevent COVID-19?

  • CDC does not recommend that people who are healthy wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19.
  • You should only wear a mask if a healthcare professional recommends it.
  • The conservation of facemasks is crucial for health workers and other people caring for someone infected with COVID-19 in close settings.

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March 16, 2020

Dear ABHM Residents and Families:

Although there is no presence of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community, Tudor Oaks Senior Living is taking a proactive approach to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Age is a risk factor for COVID-19, so that makes the population at our communities vulnerable to this illness. Underlying medical conditions can also increase the risk and severity of the sickness so we encourage residents to assess your individual situation and limit your exposure as you see fit.

In addition to the recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and in an effort to keep people safe, healthy and prevent the spread of all communicable illnesses, Tudor Oaks is adopting a “no visitor policy” as follows:

  • All doors will remain locked at all times until further notice.
  • All vendors and essential healthcare personnel will have to enter through the main entrance and will have to answer the questions recommended by the CDC.
  • Exceptions will be made for families during major change in condition of their loved one and/or during end of life process.
  • Any visitor who has traveled to China, Iran, South Korea, Italy, Japan or Hong Kong in the last 14 days must stay out of the building and self-quarantine for at least 14 days.
  • Any visitor who has traveled to Seattle, Washington, New York, California, Singapore, Thailand or Taiwan must monitor yourself for symptoms and wear a mask while at our community.
  • Any visitor with signs or symptoms of respiratory infection may not enter the building.

Tudor Oaks will only be transporting residents to essential medical appointments at this time and is encouraging residents to stay home and not visit public places.

The facility will be available to answer any questions and address any concerns. Facetime, Skype and telephones will be available for you to keep in touch with your loved ones while we are going through this evolving situation. We will continue to provide updates when appropriate.

Common sense approaches we use to combat influenza will be some of the most effective prevention methods for COVID-19. The safety of the residents and staff remain our top priority.

Click here for more information from the CDC.

Sincerely,

Jeffrey Hongslo
President and C.E.O.
American Baptist Homes of the Midwest