McGregor COVID-19 Update
Letter to our Families and Friends- October 12, 2020
Ohio COVID-19 Update
Bulletin Title: LTC Visitation Dashboard Registration, Instructions and Directors 5th Amended Order Bulletin Details: Long-Term Care Facility Visitation Dashboard
• Effective October 12, 2020, nursing homes and assisted living facilities may permit indoor visitation so long as safety standards of the Fifth Amended Director's Order to Limit Access to Ohio's Nursing Homes and Similar Facilities, with Exceptions are met.
• Residents in long-term care facilities benefit from the physical, emotional, and spiritual support they receive through visitation with family and friends. This visitation dashboard allows you to view and sort information by facility type, county, visitation status, or by a particular facility. With a few easy clicks, you can see the status of outdoor and indoor visitation, maximum hours for a visit, maximum number of visitors, and contact information for the facility.
• You can also check the COVID-19 status of the county where the facility is located on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System.
• The State Long-Term Care Ombudsman advocates for resident rights and is a resource to you at OhioOmbudsman@age.ohio.gov or 1-800-282-1206.
For information about COVID-19: coronavirus.ohio.gov
Letter to our Families and Friends September 2, 2020
As Governor DeWine has announced, Nursing Home facilities can begin Outdoor Visitations on July 20th, we have some news to share with you, our McGregor Families, that will provide guidance and tips for making these arrangements. We continue to follow the CDC guidelines and those of the Ohio Department of Health.
We are taking steps to keep residents, visitors, and staff safe during this transition. The letter will provide instructions regarding the days of the week and times available and how to sign up for visitation times. We appreciate your kindness and patience as we learn to navigate this new normal.
Please be respectful of all visitations--arrive 5 minutes prior to your designated time. Times cannot be adjusted.
Have Questions, call us! The Social Worker assigned to your floor can provide assistance as well as Activities and the Executive Director.
This statement is from Ann Conn, President, and CEO, McGregor Foundation
August 31, 2020
Since learning of the global COVID-19 threat, McGregor has been determined to do all we can to protect the health of our residents and team members. On August 21, we accepted an admission of two positive case who will remain in isolation at the Gardens of McGregor and Amasa Stone. We had one psoitive case in the Assisted Living last week; however, that case is not in the building at this time. We have contacted our local health department and are working closely with them to ensure that we are taking every necessary precaution for both residents and teams across all five McGregor campuses. Today, we are admitting one resident who will be recovering in our COVID isolation unit. Otherwise, we are not aware of any other residents or team members at McGregor who has been diagnosed with COVID-19. We will continue to update our website with any new information concerning any new cases of the disease.
We will continue the increased safety measures at all McGregor locations which we began shortly after we learned of the coronavirus threat.
These follow the CDC’s guidelines for Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in Healthcare Facilities:
• All employees are screened for temperature and symptoms at the beginning of work shifts.
• All employees are wearing masks while in the building
• Employees with symptoms are asked to self-quarantine at home and immediately contact a physician.
• No visitors are allowed into the buildings.
• All residents are receiving daily health screenings to quickly identify any change of condition within our health areas.
We have been and will continue to be, vigilant with infection control protective measures for all residents and employees in order to protect our campus. Our community is like family, and we all share the concern about each other during this time. Our hearts and prayers are with the affected residents and their families.
June 8, 2020-Responsible Restart Ohio
Responsible RestartOhio is about protecting the health of employees, customers, and their families; supporting community efforts to control the spread of the virus; and, leading in responsibly getting Ohio back to work.
Governor De Wine and the ODH shared plans for a Responsible Restart for Ohio's Assisted Living facilities. Learn more.
May 2020-Guidance on Ohio Travel COVID-19 for the Summer!
In accordance with the Stay Safe Ohio order by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) here are some suggestions and tips to keep yourself, family, and older adults safe during the summer travel season! To learn more click here.
May 26, 2020 -Ramped-up COVID-19 testing
Governor De Wine announced that 10-person Congregate Care Unified Response Teams will begin testing for the coronavirus among all staff working in Ohio's 960 long-term care facilities in an effort to contend with outbreaks in those facilities. Medically training members of the Ohio National Guard will assist in taking test samples.
ODH COVID-19 Update
April 16, 2020--Dr. Amy Acton's shared the orders for nursing facilities to notify residents, guardians, and sponsors. Learn more.
Safety is Our Top Concern and Priority
We are closely monitoring the updates from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). Our proactive response will align with their recommendations. McGregor’s primary focus is the health and well-being of its residents and associates.
What should I know about COVID-19?
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person like the flu. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.
Symptoms include mild to severe respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
The virus spreads person-to-person like the flu.
What Can I do to protect myself and my loved ones?
What can I do to protect myself and my loved ones?
Review the CDC Household Checklist to confirm you have necessary preparations in place.
Avoid close contact with people who are experiencing symptoms.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
Clean and disinfect surfaces in your home that are touched frequently with disinfectant.
Avoid traveling to places with widespread or sustained community transmission of COVID-19. A good place for reliable travel information can be found on the CDC Travel Page.
More information about this virus can be found on the CDC Website.
Thank You, McGregor!