Laurel Senior Living Communities
|March 12, 2021 |
Dear Residents and Family Members:
We are excited about our new guidance regarding indoor visits. Effective, Monday, March 22, 2021, we will begin to have indoor visits for our residents. The key determinants for deciding to resume indoor visits for each resident include:
1. Each resident hosting a visitor:
a. Has completed an FDA- approved or authorized Covid-19 Vaccination (a resident who is greater than or equal to 2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose
series, or greater than or equal to 2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine).
b. Is not in isolation for current Covid-19 infection;
c. Is not in quarantine; and
d. Does not exhibit any symptoms consistent with Covid-19.
Due to the high Covid-19 positivity rate in our county, residents who are not fully vaccinated will not be allowed to have indoor visits at this time.
2. All visits will be scheduled through the activity department;
3. In person visits will take place in the designated visiting areas with no more than two visitors at a time;
4. Visitors will be screened at the 1st floor entrance and LB entrance and asked to sign the attestation statement;
5. Both the resident and family member must wear a mask properly- over the nose and mouth and sanitize before and after the visit;
6. A fully vaccinated resident may choose to have close contact (including touch) with their visitor;
7. Visitors will physically distance from other residents and staff in the facility.
In the event that the facility has an outbreak of Covid-19 as defined by CMS and CDC, indoor visitation will be suspended until CDC criteria is met to resume visits again. As always, compassionate care/end of life visits will be allowed regardless of the individual vaccination status.
If you have any questions, please contact me.
Kathey Young, Administrator
To view the most current COVID-19 information visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
RESIDENT TESTIMONIALS DURING COVID-19
"We are happy and thrilled to say and also report that we have not had anyone with symptoms of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 in our AL communities. After six (6) months, thank God that we are all still alive, doing fine and now allowing limited visitations and enjoying the activities such as: Arts and Crafts, Movies, Bingo and other Games, Skits, Theme Parties,Popular Music from all Decades and hopefully, soon we will be adding back the Putt Putt Golf Contests, Corn Hole Competition, Sing-A-Longs, Concerts, Talent Show, Excursions, and other types of entertainment. Laurel Senior Living Community is a beautiful and safe place to live.
If anyone is interested in retiring and Long Term Senior Care, I would advise and recommend that you visit Laurel Senior Living Community and become a resident with us in order to be take care , have companionship with others and to live a longer, healthy and happy life."
Lawrence Kuhl, Retired Judge Executive and Bank President
"I came to Village Heights in January of 2016. It had opened in May of 2005. I have always been pleased with all of the staff and their efforts to care for us, the residents. I have been especially pleased with the handling of the virus during a turbulent time. All protocols have been observed: masks are worn appropriately, social distancing is observed, and porch visits have been arranged for our relatives. My family has also bragged on the staff of Village Heights and what a great job they have done to keep everyone safe and healthy, throughout the pandemic. Rachel, the Activity Director, has also made an extra effort to find ways to entertain us and still observe social distancing. We are blessed to have such a fine staff at Village Heights."
"I have been a resident of Village Heights since August 2017. I'm writing this to express my appreciation to the management of Village Heights for their care during the COVID-19 virus. From the onset we were assured that all precautions would be laid out for our safety and to relieve stress. Strict rules were put into effect immediately concerning the wearing of masks, daily temperature checks and observing safe distances.
As of this time no resident has contracted the virus. This is something to be especially proud of. During these months our regular scheduled activities have been continued as usual. Activities such as exercise, one that I have helped with from time to time when needed. Our Activities Director has arranged everything so that all activities and programs will not be neglected. Thankfully through the spring ans summer months time could be spent outside enjoying walking and sitting together watching the deer. Thank you management for making it possible for residents to visit with our families during these stressful times. Family visitations have been scheduled through the Activities Director, observing all rules. I especially loved seeing my grandchildren. I am extremely blessed to call Village Heights my home during this time of my life."
Mildred Brewer Hacker
Laurel Heights celebrates 50 years of service
One again, Laurel Heights was honored to have an employee be an award recipient at the Leading Age Kentucky 2016 Conference held in Louisville, Kentucky. Lynne Keltner was the winning recipient of the Outstanding Service Award for Quality of Life award. Lynne has been a social worker for Laurel Heights for 16 years. She uses a mix of compassion, wisdom, and knowledge to ensure all residents receive the best care while maintaining as much dignity and independence as possible. Lynne, in 2008, also received Laurel Heights' award for Department Head of the Year.
In September 2015 Laurel Heights was privileged to have two employees win at the Leading Age Kentucky 2015 Conference held in Louisville, Kentucky. Tom Houchens was the 2015 recipient of the Governance Leadership Award and Loraine Cowden was the 2015 recipient of the Supportive Services Award. These prestigious awards are given annually to employees of Leading Age Members who have exemplified excellence in the field of providing services and housing to seniors.
"I have had the incredible privilege of working for Laurel Senior Living Communities for the past 10 years and currently serve as the Assistant Administrator. Growing up in Laurel County I always enjoyed visiting and learning from the senior citizens in my life. While a Sophomore at the University of Kentucky I worked over the summer at Laurel Heights and obtained my CNA license. It was this experience that led me to a career choice in Long Term Care.
Laurel Heights, Laurel Village, and Village Heights are amazing communities each with a family atmosphere. It is an incredible feeling to come to work every day and be able to make a difference in the lives of our residents. These ladies and gentlemen are amazing and have given so much to our society and community throughout their lives. I am very proud to be an employee of this fine organization."
John Miller, Assistant Administrator