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Community Update:  11/27/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community. 

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation. 

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, November 27, 2020 are as follows: 76 residents in skilled nursing have tested positive for COVID-19 (10 of those residents in skilled nursing have been admitted with COVID-19 from the hospital). 23 residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. 58 employees, 57 from Brandel Manor and one Cypress assisted living employee have also tested positive. In addition, one contractor has tested positive. 

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority

Community Update:  11/20/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community. 

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation. 

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, November 13, 2020 are as follows: 76 residents in skilled nursing have tested positive for COVID-19 (10 of those residents in skilled nursing have been admitted with COVID-19 from the hospital). 23 residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. 56 employees, 55 from Brandel Manor and one Cypress assisted living employee have also tested positive. In addition, one contractor has tested positive. 

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with a private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Community Update:  11/13/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community. 

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation. 

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, November 13, 2020 are as follows: 76 residents in skilled nursing have tested positive for COVID-19 (10 of those residents in skilled nursing have been admitted with COVID-19 from the hospital). 23 residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. 56 employees, 55 from Brandel Manor and one Cypress assisted living employee have also tested positive. In addition, one contractor has tested positive. 

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Community Update:  11/6/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community. 

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation. 

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, November 6, 2020 are as follows: 76 residents in skilled nursing have tested positive for COVID-19 (10 of those residents in skilled nursing have been admitted with COVID-19 from the hospital). 23 residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. 56 employees, 55 from Brandel Manor and one Cypress assisted living employee have also tested positive. In addition, one contractor has tested positive. 

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter.

 The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Community Update:  10/30/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community. 

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, October 30, 2020 are as follows: 73 residents in skilled nursing have tested positive for COVID-19 (7 of those residents in skilled nursing have been admitted with COVID-19 from the hospital). 23 residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. 54 employees, 53 from Brandel Manor and one Cypress assisted living employee have also tested positive. In addition, one contractor has tested positive. 

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority

Community Update:  10/23/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community. 

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation. 

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, October 23, 2020 are as follows: 67 residents in skilled nursing have tested positive for COVID-19 (5 of those residents in skilled nursing have been admitted with COVID-19 from the hospital). 23 residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. 54 employees, 53 from Brandel Manor and one Cypress assisted living employee have also tested positive. In addition, one contractor has tested positive. 

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority

Community Update:  10/16/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community. Since our last communication, and following routine testing, we have learned that one employee within healthcare has tested positive for COVID-19. They are at home in quarantine.

 Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

 It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, October 16, 2020 are as follows: 67 residents in skilled nursing have tested positive for COVID-19 (5 of those residents in skilled nursing have been admitted with COVID-19 from the hospital). 23 residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. 55 employees, 54 from Brandel Manor and one Cypress assisted living employee have also tested positive. In addition, one contractor has tested positive. 

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter.

 The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Community Update:  10/9/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community. Since our last communication, and following routine testing, we have learned that one employee within healthcare has tested positive for COVID-19. They are at home in quarantine.

 Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, October 9, 2020 are as follows: 67 residents in skilled nursing have tested positive for COVID-19 (5 of those residents in skilled nursing have been admitted with COVID-19 from the hospital). 23 residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. 54 employees, 53 from Brandel Manor and one Cypress assisted living employee have also tested positive. In addition, one contractor has tested positive.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority

Community Update:  10/2/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, October 2, 2020 are as follows: 67 residents in skilled nursing have tested positive for COVID-19 (5 of those residents in skilled nursing have been admitted with COVID-19 from the hospital). 23 residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. 53 employees, 52 from Brandel Manor and one Cypress assisted living employee have also tested positive. In addition, two contractors have tested positive.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Update:  9/28/2020

As always, we are committed to providing the latest information regarding the Coronavirus situation here at Brandel Manor. Following the most recent testing cycle of residents and employees, we have learned that a contractor in healthcare, who does not provide direct resident care, has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is at home in quarantine. 

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our residents and employees. We continue to follow all of the guidelines and recommendations for strict infection control protocols from local and state health authorities, along with those set forth from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control. 

We will have a complete listing of our infection control practices, along with a weekly updated recap of COVID-19 cases since tracking began in March, posted here on the community website at the end of each week. 

Please join us in praying for all who are impacted by this virus. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Community Update:  9/25/2020 

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community. Since our last communication, and following routine testing, we have learned that two employees within healthcare have tested positive for COVID-19. Both are at home in quarantine. In addition, one contractor within healthcare, who does not provide direct care for residents has tested positive. This individual is now at home in quarantine. 

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation. 

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, September 25, 2020 are as follows: 65 residents in skilled nursing have tested positive for COVID-19 (5 of those residents in skilled nursing have been admitted with COVID-19 from the hospital).

23 residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. 52 employees, 51 from

Brandel Manor and one Cypress assisted living employee have also tested positive. In addition, one contractor has tested positive. 

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with a private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority

Community Update:  9/18/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community. Since our last communication, and following routine testing, we have learned that two employees within healthcare have tested positive for COVID-19. Both are at home in quarantine. In addition, one contractor within healthcare, who does not provide direct care for residents has tested positive. This individual is now at home in quarantine.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, September 18, 2020 are as follows: 64 residents in skilled nursing have tested positive for COVID-19 (5 of those residents in skilled nursing have been admitted with COVID-19 from the hospital). 23 residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. 52 employees, 51 from Brandel Manor and one Cypress assisted living employee have also tested positive. In addition, one contractor has tested positive. 

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Update:  9/12/2020

As always, we are committed to providing the latest information regarding the Coronavirus situation here at Brandel Manor. As we stated previously, we have now begun the COVID Antigen testing provided by the government for the convenience of on-site testing and more timely results.  After the most recent testing cycle of residents, we have learned that one resident has tested positive for COVID-19.

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our residents and employees. We continue to follow all of the guidelines and recommendations for strict infection control protocols from local and state health authorities, along with those set forth from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control.

We will have a complete listing of our infection control practices, along with a weekly updated recap of COVID-19 cases since tracking began in March, posted here on our website at the end of each week.

Please join us in praying for all who are impacted by this virus. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Community Update:  9/11/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community. Since our last communication, and following routine testing, we have learned that two employees within healthcare have tested positive for COVID-19. Both are at home in quarantine. In addition, one contractor within healthcare, who does not provide direct care for residents has tested positive. This individual is now at home in quarantine.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, September 11, 2020 are as follows: 62 residents in skilled nursing have tested positive for COVID-19 (5 of those residents in skilled nursing have been admitted with COVID-19 from the hospital). 23 residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. 52 employees, 51 from Brandel Manor and one Cypress assisted living employee have also tested positive. In addition, one contractor has tested positive.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority

Update:  9/5/2020

As always, we are committed to providing the latest information regarding the Coronavirus situation here at Brandel Manor. As we stated previously, we have now begun the COVID Antigen testing provided by the government for the convenience of on-site testing and more timely results.  After the most recent testing cycle, we have received notification that two residents and two employees have tested positive for COVID-19.

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our residents and employees. We continue to follow all of the guidelines and recommendations for strict infection control protocols from local and state health authorities, along with those set forth from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control.

We will have a complete listing of our infection control practices, along with a weekly updated recap of COVID-19 cases since tracking began in March, posted on the community website at BrandelManor.org at the end of each week.

Please join us in praying for all who are impacted by this virus. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Community Update:  9/4/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community. We are saddened to report that since our last communication three residents in skilled nursing have passed away. Our offer our heartfelt condolences and prayers for their families.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, September 4, 2020 are as follows: 60 residents in skilled nursing have tested positive for COVID-19 (5 of those residents in skilled nursing have been admitted with COVID-19 from the hospital). 23 residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. 48 employees, 47 from Brandel Manor and one Cypress assisted living employee have also tested positive.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Update:  9/4/2020

As always, we are committed to providing the latest information regarding the Coronavirus situation here at Brandel Manor. We have now begun the COVID Antigen testing provided by the government that is intended to provide the convenience of on-site testing and more timely results.  After the most recent testing cycle, we have received notification that one resident and four employees have tested positive for COVID-19. These employees are at home in quarantine. In addition, we are saddened to report that one resident in healthcare has passed away. Our deepest condolences and prayers are with the family.

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our residents and employees. We continue to follow all of the guidelines and recommendations for strict infection control protocols from local and state health authorities, along with those set forth from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control.

We will have a complete listing of our infection control practices, along with a weekly updated recap of COVID-19 cases since tracking began in March, posted here on our website at the end of each week.

Please join us in praying for all who are impacted by this virus. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Update:  9/2/2020

As always, we are committed to providing the latest information regarding the Coronavirus situation here at Brandel Manor. Following another round of resident and employee testing, we have received notification that three residents have tested positive for COVID-19. In addition, three employees, who are asymptomatic, have also tested positive. These employees are at home in quarantine.

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our residents and employees. We continue to follow all of the guidelines and recommendations for strict infection control protocols from local and state health authorities, along with those set forth from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control. 

We will have a complete listing of our infection control practices, along with a weekly updated recap of COVID-19 cases since tracking began in March, posted here on our website at the end of each week.

Please join us in praying for all who are impacted by this virus. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Community Update:  8/28/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community. We are saddened to report that since our last communication three residents in skilled nursing have passed away. Our offer our heartfelt condolences and prayers for their families.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, August 28, 2020 are as follows: 56 residents in skilled nursing have tested positive for COVID-19 (5 of those residents in skilled nursing have been admitted with COVID-19 from the hospital). 22 residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. 41 employees, 40 from Brandel Manor and one Cypress assisted living employee have also tested positive.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority

Update:  8/27/2020

As always, we are committed to providing the latest information regarding the Coronavirus situation here at Brandel Manor. Additional results from the testing of residents and employees for the Coronavirus have been returned. From those latest results, we received notification that two residents in healthcare have tested positive for COVID-19. 

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our residents and employees. We continue to follow all of the guidelines and recommendations for strict infection control protocols from local and state health authorities, along with those set forth from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control. 

We will have a complete listing of our infection control practices, along with a weekly updated recap of COVID-19 cases since tracking began in March, posted here on the community website at the end of each week. 

Please join us in praying for all who are impacted by this virus. Thank you for your continued support and understanding. 

Update:  8/26/2020

We remain committed to providing the latest information regarding the Coronavirus situation here at Brandel Manor. Additional results from the testing of residents and employees for the Coronavirus have been returned. We received notification that three employees in healthcare have tested positive for COVID-19. These individuals are now at home in quarantine. In addition, we were saddened to learn that three residents in skilled nursing have passed away. We are praying for their families and offer our deepest sympathies. 

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our residents and employees. We continue to follow all of the guidelines and recommendations for strict infection control protocols from local and state health authorities, along with those set forth from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control. 

We will have a complete listing of our infection control practices, along with a weekly updated recap of COVID-19 cases since tracking began in March, posted here on the community website at the end of each week. 

Please join us in praying for all who are impacted by this virus. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Community Update:  8/21/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community. We are saddened to report that since our last communication three residents in skilled nursing have passed away. Our offer our heartfelt condolences and prayers for their families.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, August 21, 2020 are as follows: 54 residents in skilled nursing have tested positive for COVID-19 (5 of those residents in skilled nursing have been admitted with COVID-19 from the hospital). 19 residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. 37 employees, 36 from Brandel Manor and one Cypress assisted living employee have also tested positive.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Update:  8/18/2020

We remain committed to providing residents, family members and employees the latest information regarding the Coronavirus situation here at Brandel Manor. Additional results from the testing of residents and employees for the Coronavirus have been returned. We received notification that two residents in healthcare have tested positive for COVID-19.  

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our residents and employees. We continue to follow all of the guidelines and recommendations for strict infection control protocols from local and state health authorities, along with those set forth from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control.

We will have a complete listing of our infection control practices, along with a weekly updated recap of COVID-19 cases since tracking began in March, posted here on our website at the end of each week.

Please join us in praying for all who are impacted by this virus. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Update:  8/17/2020

We remain committed to providing the latest information regarding the Coronavirus situation here at Brandel Manor. Following the testing of residents and employees for the Coronavirus and as additional results are returned, we received notification that four healthcare employees, one of whom does not provide direct care, have tested positive for COVID-19. All individuals are at home in quarantine.

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our residents and employees. We continue to follow all of the guidelines and recommendations for strict infection control protocols from local and state health authorities, along with those set forth from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control.

We will have a complete listing of our infection control practices, along with a weekly updated recap of COVID-19 cases since tracking began in March, posted here on our website at the end of each week.

Please join us in praying for all who are impacted by this virus. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Community Update:  8/14/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community. Since our last communication, we have received notification that one resident within healthcare has tested positive for COVID-19.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, August 7, 2020 are as follows: 52 residents in skilled nursing have tested positive for COVID-19 (5 of those residents in skilled nursing have been admitted with COVID-19 from the hospital). 16 residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. 33 employees, 32 from Brandel Manor and one Cypress assisted living employee have also tested positive.

CMS guidelines also state reporting requirements of when three residents and/or employees exhibit respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other. As of today, we have 5 residents that are experiencing respiratory symptoms.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Update:  8/12/2020

Our commitment is to provide the latest information regarding the Coronavirus situation here at Brandel Manor. Following the testing of residents and employees for the Coronavirus and as additional results are returned, we received notification that one healthcare employee has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is at home in quarantine. In addition, five residents in healthcare tested positive as well.

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our residents and employees. We continue to follow all of the guidelines and recommendations for strict infection control protocols from local and state health authorities, along with those set forth from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control.

We will have a complete listing of our infection control practices, along with a weekly updated recap of COVID-19 cases since tracking began in March, posted here on our website at the end of each week.

Please join us in praying for all who are impacted by this virus. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Update:  8/11/2020

Our commitment is to provide the latest information regarding the Coronavirus situation here at Brandel Manor. Results from the testing of residents and employees are still coming in from the lab. We received notification that one healthcare employee has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is at home in quarantine.

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our residents and employees. We continue to follow all of the guidelines and recommendations for strict infection control protocols from local and state health authorities, along with those set forth from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control.

We will have a complete listing of our infection control practices, along with a weekly updated recap of COVID-19 cases since tracking began in March, posted on the community website at the end of each week.

Please join us in praying for all who are impacted by this virus. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Update:  8/10/2020

We remain committed to sharing the latest information with residents, family members and employees regarding the Coronavirus situation here at Brandel Manor. Since our last communication, we received additional results from the testing of residents and employees for the Coronavirus. Those results indicated that five employees within healthcare have tested positive for COVID-19. These individuals are at home in quarantine. In addition, three residents have tested positive. We are saddened to share that one resident passed away. We are praying for their family members and offer our deepest sympathies.

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our residents and employees. We continue to follow all of the guidelines and recommendations for strict infection control protocols from local and state health authorities, along with those set forth from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control.

We will have a complete listing of our infection control practices, along with a weekly updated recap of COVID-19 cases since tracking began in March, posted here on our website at the end of each week.

Please join us in praying for all who are impacted by this virus. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Community Update:  8/7/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community. Since our last communication, we have received notification that one resident within healthcare has tested positive for COVID-19.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, August 7, 2020 are as follows: 44 residents in skilled nursing have tested positive for COVID-19 (5 of those residents in skilled nursing have been admitted with COVID-19 from the hospital). 14 residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. 26 employees, 25 from Brandel Manor and one Cypress assisted living employee have also tested positive.

CMS guidelines also state reporting requirements of when three residents and/or employees exhibit respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other. As of today, we have 1 employee and 1 resident that are experiencing respiratory symptoms.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Update:  8/6/2020

We remain committed to sharing the latest information regarding the Coronavirus situation here at Brandel Manor. As previously shared, we conducted additional testing of residents and employees for the Coronavirus. We received additional results which indicated that five residents in healthcare have tested positive for COVID-19. And, we are saddened to share one resident in healthcare has passed away. Please join us in prayer for their family members and we offer our deepest sympathies at this time.

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our residents and employees. We continue to follow all of the guidelines and recommendations for strict infection control protocols from local and state health authorities, along with those set forth from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control.

We will have a complete listing of our infection control practices, along with a weekly updated recap of COVID-19 cases since tracking began in March, posted here on our website at the end of each week.

Please join us in praying for all who are impacted by this virus. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Update:  8/5/2020

In providing the latest with residents, family members and employees regarding the Coronavirus situation, following additional Coronavirus testing of residents and employees, we received notification that two employees within healthcare, both asymptomatic, have tested positive for COVID-19. These individuals are at home in quarantine. We also learned that one resident within healthcare has tested positive. Additionally, we are saddened to share two residents in healthcare have passed away. Our deepest condolences and prayers are with their families at this time.

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our residents and employees. We continue to follow all of the guidelines and recommendations for strict infection control protocols from local and state health authorities, along with those set forth from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control.

We will have a complete listing of our infection control practices, along with a weekly updated recap of COVID-19 cases since tracking began in March, posted here on our website at the end of each week.

Please join us in praying for all who are impacted by this virus. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Community Update:  7/31/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community. Since our last communication, we have received notification that three employees within healthcare have tested positive for COVID-19. These individuals are at home in quarantine.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, July 31, 2020 are as follows: 37 residents in skilled nursing have tested positive for COVID-19 (5 of those residents in skilled nursing have been admitted with COVID-19 from the hospital). 7 residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. 22 employees, 21 from Brandel Manor and one Cypress assisted living employee have also tested positive.

CMS guidelines also state reporting requirements of when three residents and/or employees exhibit respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other. As of today, we have 1 employee and 1 resident that are experiencing respiratory symptoms.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Update:  7/28/2020

In providing the latest with you regarding the Coronavirus situation, following an additional baseline testing of residents and employees, we received notification that seven residents have tested positive for COVID-19. We also learned that two employees, who are asymptomatic, have tested positive. Both are at home in quarantine. Additionally, we are saddened to share that one resident from skilled nursing has passed away. Please join us in prayers for the family members. We offer our deepest condolences.

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our residents and employees. We continue to follow all of the guidelines and recommendations for strict infection control protocols from local and state health authorities, along with those set forth from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control.

We will have a complete listing of our infection control practices, along with a weekly updated recap of COVID-19 cases since tracking began in March, posted here on our website at the end of each week.

Please join us in praying for all who are impacted by this virus. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Update:  7/26/2020

In providing the latest with residents, family members and employees regarding the Coronavirus situation, we are saddened to share two residents from skilled nursing have passed away. Please join us in prayers for their family members. We offer our deepest sympathies.

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our residents and employees. We continue to follow all of the guidelines and recommendations for strict infection control protocols from local and state health authorities, along with those set forth from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control. 

We will have a complete listing of our infection control practices, along with a weekly updated recap of COVID-19 cases since tracking began in March, posted here on our website at the end of each week. 

Please join us in praying for all who are impacted by this virus. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Community Update:  7/24/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community. Since our last communication, we have received notification that an employee within healthcare has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is at home in quarantine.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, July 24, 2020 are as follows: 30 residents in skilled nursing have tested positive for COVID-19 (5 of those residents in skilled nursing have been admitted with COVID-19 from the hospital); 4 residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. 19 employees, eighteen from Brandel Manor and one Cypress assisted living employee have also tested positive.

CMS guidelines also state reporting requirements of when three residents and/or employees exhibit respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other. As of today, we have 1 employee and 0 residents that are experiencing respiratory symptoms.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority

Update:  7/23/2020

Since our last communication, we have received additional results from the baseline Coronavirus testing completed earlier this week. In keeping with our commitment to share information with all of our residents, family members and employees, we received notification that two residents within healthcare have tested positive for COVID-19. We are also saddened to report that two residents within healthcare (one of whom was on hospice), have passed away. Our deepest condolences and prayers are with their families.

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our residents and employees. We continue to follow all of the guidelines and recommendations for strict infection control protocols from local and state health authorities, along with those set forth from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control.

We will have a complete listing of our infection control practices, along with a weekly updated recap of COVID-19 cases since tracking began in March, posted on the community website at the end of each week.

Please join us in praying for all who are impacted by this virus. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Update:  7/21/2020

As we have shared with residents, family members and employees, we recently conducted baseline Coronavirus testing for our residents and employees here at Brandel Manor. This provides us with information necessary to help in discovering those individuals with the virus who may be asymptomatic. As always, it is our commitment to share information regarding the results from that testing. We have received notification that six employees within healthcare, three of whom are asymptomatic, have tested positive for COVID-19. All of these individuals are at home in quarantine. Additionally, the baseline testing results revealed that 10 residents, seven of whom are asymptomatic, have tested positive. Those residents are in isolation.

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our residents and employees. We continue to follow all of the guidelines and recommendations for strict infection control protocols from local and state health authorities, along with those set forth from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control.

We will have a complete listing of our infection control practices, along with a weekly updated recap of COVID-19 cases since tracking began in March, posted on the community website at the end of each week. 

Thank you for your ongoing support and continued prayers.

Update:  7/18/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

CMS guidelines state reporting requirements of when three residents and/or employees in skilled nursing exhibit respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other. As of today July 18, we have four employees that are experiencing respiratory symptoms.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Community Update:  7/17/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, July 17, 2020 are as follows: 18 residents in skilled nursing have tested positive for COVID-19 (5 of those residents in skilled nursing have been admitted with COVID-19 from the hospital). 2 residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. Twelve employees, eleven from Brandel Manor and one Cypress assisted living employee has also tested positive.

CMS guidelines also state reporting requirements of when three residents and/or employees exhibit respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other. As of today, we have 1 employee and 0 residents that are experiencing respiratory symptoms.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority

Update:  7/16/2020

Our commitment is to share information with residents, family members and employees regarding the Coronavirus situation at our community. We have received an additional test result following a baseline Coronavirus testing. One employee within healthcare has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is at home in quarantine.

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our residents and employees. We continue to follow all of the guidelines and recommendations for strict infection control protocols from local and state health authorities, along with those set forth from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control.

We will have a complete listing of our infection control practices, along with a weekly updated recap of COVID-19 cases since tracking began in March posted on the community website at the end of each week.

Thank you for your ongoing support and continued prayers.

Update:  7/14/2020

Our commitment is to share information with residents, family members and employees regarding the Coronavirus situation at our community. Following a baseline Coronavirus testing completed last week, we have received notification that seven residents and two employees within healthcare have tested positive for COVID-19. All residents are in isolation and the three employees are in quarantine at home. 

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our residents and employees. We continue to follow all of the guidelines and recommendations for strict infection control protocols from local and state health authorities, along with those set forth from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control. 

We will have a complete listing of our infection control practices, along with a weekly updated recap of COVID-19 cases since tracking began in March posted on the community website at the end of each week. 

Thank you for your ongoing support and continued prayers.

Update:  7/13/2020

Our commitment is to share information with residents, family members and employees regarding the Coronavirus situation at our community. We received notification today that one employee within healthcare has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is currently in quarantine at home. 

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our residents and employees. We continue to follow all of the guidelines and recommendations for strict infection control protocols from local and state health authorities, along with those set forth from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control. 

A complete listing of our infection control practices, along with a weekly update of a recap of COVID-19 cases since tracking began in March, will be posted on the community website at the end of each week. 

Thank you for your ongoing support and continued prayers.

Community Update:  7/10/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community. 

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation. 

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, July 10, 2020 are as follows: 11 residents in skilled nursing have tested positive for COVID-19 (5 of those residents in skilled nursing have been admitted with COVID-19 from the hospital). 2 residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. Eight employees, seven from Brandel Manor and one Cypress assisted living employee has also tested positive. 

CMS guidelines also state reporting requirements of when three residents and/or employees exhibit respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other. As of today, we have 0 employee and 0 residents that are experiencing respiratory symptoms. 

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Update:  7/8/2020

As always, our commitment is to share information with you regarding the Coronavirus situation at our community. We learned today that one employee within healthcare has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is currently in quarantine at home.

In addition, CMS guidelines state reporting requirements of when three residents and/or employees in skilled nursing exhibit respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other. As of today July 8, we have four employees that are experiencing respiratory symptoms.

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our residents and employees. We continue to follow all of the guidelines and recommendations for strict infection control protocols from local and state health authorities, along with those set forth from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control.

A complete listing of our infection control practices, along with a weekly update of a recap of COVID-19 cases since tracking began in March, will be posted on the community website at the end of each week.

We appreciate your continued prayers, patience and understanding as we all work together in preventing the spread of this virus.

Update:  7/7/2020

As always, our commitment is to share information regarding the Coronavirus situation at our community. Today we learned that one employee within healthcare has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is currently in quarantine at home.

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our residents and employees. We continue to follow all of the guidelines and recommendations for strict infection control protocols from local and state health authorities, along with those set forth from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control.

A complete listing of our infection control practices, along with a weekly update of a recap of COVID-19 cases since tracking began in March, will be posted on the community website at the end of each week.

We appreciate your continued prayers, patience and understanding as we all work together in preventing the spread of this virus.

 

Community Update:  7/2/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the Coronavirus situation at Brandel Manor. After receiving results from our second round of baseline testing within healthcare, we learned one healthcare employee has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is currently in quarantine at home.

Our cumulative totals of as of today, July 2, 2020 are as follows: 11 residents in skilled nursing have tested positive for COVID-19 (5 of those residents in skilled nursing have been admitted with COVID-19 from the hospital). 2 residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. Six employees, five from Brandel and one Cypress assisted living employee have tested positive.

We remain in close contact with the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency and CDPH regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees remains our highest priority. Please join us in continuing to pray for all impacted by this virus.

Update:  6/30/2020

As always, our commitment is to share information the latest information regarding the Coronavirus situation at our community. Today we learned from our second round of baseline testing within healthcare that one employee, who is asymptomatic, has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is currently in quarantine at home.

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our residents and employees. We continue to follow all of the guidelines and recommendations for strict infection control protocols from local and state health authorities, along with those set forth from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control.

A complete listing of our infection control practices, along with a weekly update of a recap of COVID-19 cases since tracking began in March, will be posted on the community website at the end of each week.

We appreciate your continued prayers, patience and understanding as we all work together in preventing the spread of this virus.

Update:  6/29/2020

We remain committed to sharing information regarding the Coronavirus situation at Brandel Manor. After receiving results from our second round of baseline testing within healthcare, we received notification that one healthcare employee has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is currently in quarantine at home.

Our cumulative totals of as of today, June 29, 2020 are as follows: 11 residents in skilled nursing have tested positive for COVID-19 (5 of those residents in skilled nursing have been admitted with COVID-19 from the hospital). 2 residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. Four employees, three from Brandel and one Cypress assisted living employee have tested positive.

We remain in close contact with the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency and CDPH regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees remain our highest priority. Please join us in continuing to pray for all impacted by this virus.

Community Update:  6/26/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, June 26, 2020 are as follows: 11 residents in skilled nursing have tested positive for COVID-19 (5 of those residents in skilled nursing have been admitted with COVID-19 from the hospital). 2 residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. Three employees, two from Brandel Manor and one Cypress assisted living employee has also tested positive.

CMS guidelines also state reporting requirements of when three residents and/or employees exhibit respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other. As of today, we have 0 employee and 0 residents that are experiencing respiratory symptoms.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority

Update:  6/24/2020

Our commitment is to share information regarding the Coronavirus situation at Brandel Manor. Following a second round of baseline testing within healthcare, we received notification today that one healthcare employee, who is asymptomatic, has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is currently in quarantine at home.

With the current case added, our cumulative totals of as of today, June 24, 2020 are as follows: 11 residents in skilled nursing have tested positive for COVID-19 (5 of those residents in skilled nursing have been admitted with COVID-19 from the hospital). 2 residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. Three employees, two from Brandel and one Cypress assisted living employee have tested positive.

We remain in close contact with the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency and CDPH regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

We thank our employees for their commitment to serving and caring for our residents and we thank our residents for your ongoing support and prayers.

Update:  6/23/2020

Our commitment is to share information with residents, family members and employees regarding the Coronavirus situation at Brandel Manor. Since our last communication, we have learned that a healthcare employee has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual has not been at work since June 15 and is currently in quarantine at home.

With the current case added, our cumulative totals of as of today, June 23, 2020 are as follows: 11 residents in skilled nursing have tested positive for COVID-19 (5 of those residents in skilled nursing have been admitted with COVID-19 from the hospital). 2 residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. Two employees, one from Brandel and one Cypress assisted living employee have tested positive.

We maintain close contact with the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency and CDPH regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

Please join us in praying for all individuals are impacted by this virus.

Corporate Update:  6/19/2020

Read the full 6/19/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Community Update:  6/19/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, June 19, 2020 are as follows: 11 residents in skilled nursing have tested positive for COVID-19 (5 of those residents in skilled nursing have been admitted with COVID-19 from the hospital). 2 residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. One Cypress assisted living employee has also tested positive.

CMS guidelines also state reporting requirements of when three residents and/or employees exhibit respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other. As of today, we have 0 employee and 0 residents that are experiencing respiratory symptoms.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Update:  6/16/2020

In keeping with our commitment to share information regarding the Coronavirus situation at Brandel Manor, we are providing the latest update since our last communication. This particular update follows global testing of all residents in skilled nursing and at Cypress assisted living, as well as all healthcare employees.

Results from the testing show that six residents within skilled nursing tested positive, five of whom have shown no symptoms associated with COVID-19. The sixth individual has already been in our COVID wing. In addition, one Cypress assisted living healthcare employee, who is asymptomatic, tested positive. All other results were returned negative.

With the current cases added, our cumulative totals of as of today, June 16, 2020 are as follows: 11 residents in skilled nursing have tested positive for COVID-19 (5 of those residents in skilled nursing have been admitted with COVID-19 from the hospital). 2 residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. One Cypress assisted living employee has also tested positive.

We maintain close contact with the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency and CDPH regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Community Update:  6/12/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, June 12, 2020 are as follows: 5 residents in skilled nursing have been admitted with COVID-19 from the hospital. 2 residents, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away. Two residents within these numbers have recovered and discharged to go back home.

CMS guidelines also state reporting requirements of when three residents and/or employees exhibit respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other. As of today, we have 0 employees and 0 residents that are experiencing respiratory symptoms.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority

Corporate Update:  6/5/2020

Read the full 6/5/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Community Update:  6/5/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, June 5, 2020 are as follows: 5 residents in skilled nursing have been admitted with COVID-19 from the hospital. Two residents, within those numbers, who tested positive has passed away. One resident within these numbers has recovered and discharged to go back home.

CMS guidelines also state reporting requirements of when three residents and/or employees exhibit respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other. As of today, we have 1 employee and 0 residents that are experiencing respiratory symptoms.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Update:  5/29/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, May 27, 2020 are as follows: 5 residents in skilled nursing have been admitted with COVID-19 from the hospital. One resident, within those numbers, who tested positive has passed away. One resident within these numbers has recovered and discharged to go back home.

CMS guidelines also state reporting requirements of when three residents and/or employees exhibit respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other. As of today, we have 0 employees and 1 resident that are experiencing respiratory symptoms.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority

Update:  5/27/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, May 27, 2020 are as follows: 4 residents in skilled nursing and we have admitted 4 residents with COVID-19 from the hospital. One resident, within those numbers, who tested positive has passed away

CMS guidelines also state reporting requirements of when three residents and/or employees exhibit respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other. As of today, we have 0 employees and 1 resident that are experiencing respiratory symptoms.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority

Corporate Update:  5/22/2020

Read the full 5/22/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Community Update:  5/22/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, May 20, 2020 are as follows: Two residents in skilled nursing and we have admitted 3 residents with COVID-19 from the hospital. One resident, within those numbers, who tested positive has passed away.

CMS guidelines also state reporting requirements of when three residents and/or employees exhibit respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other. As of today, we have 2 employees and 2 residents that are experiencing respiratory symptoms.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority

Update:  5/20/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, May 20, 2020 are as follows: Two residents in skilled nursing and we have admitted 3 residents with COVID-19 from the hospital. One resident, within those numbers, who tested positive has passed away.

CMS guidelines also state reporting requirements of when three residents and/or employees exhibit respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other. As of today, we have 3 employees that are experiencing respiratory symptoms.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority

Update:  5/15/20

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, May 15, 2020 are as follows: 2 residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes 2 skilled nursing residents, 0 in assisted living and no employees. We have admitted 3 residents with COVID-19 from the hospital. 1 resident, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority

Update:  5/8/2020

Read the full 5/8/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here.

Update:  5/1/2020

Read the full statement by Terri Cunliffe here.

Update:  4/24/2020

Read the full 4/24/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Update:  4/17/2020

Read the full 4/17/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Update:  4/10/2020

Read the full 4/10/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Update:  4/3/2020

Read the full 4/3/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Update:  3/27/2020

Read the full 3/27/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Update:  3/20/2020

Read the full 3/20/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Update: 3/13/2020

Read the full 3/13/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Update: 3/10/2020

Covenant Living Communities and Services continues to stay on top of the latest regarding the situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) across the nation and in our local communities. To date, none of our communities have been directly impacted. 

However, due to concerns regarding the spread of coronavirus and in order to maintain a healthy community, we respectfully discourage all non-essential visits to our community. This request is for all individuals—including family members—as a preventive measure and precautionary step to protect our residents and staff until further notice.

Covenant Living is already following strict protocols and guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and local and state health departments. Our emergency response plans include everything from infectious control protocols, ensuring our health care employees providing care have adequate supplies to contingencies regarding dining services and activities, if necessary. In addition, we are reinforcing regular and thorough hand washing as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and telling any employee who is sick to stay home. 

It is important we all remain vigilant and pay close attention to our own health and places we visit, in particular if any resident, employee or visitor has recently returned from travel overseas or has any signs of illness. 

We pray for those impacted by the coronavirus in our country and for the safety of our residents, employees and their families. Together with your vigilance, along with planning and preparedness, we can maintain a safe and health community in which we live and work. 

Update: 3/4/2020

The safety of our residents, employees and visitors is a top priority and it is important that we remain vigilant in protecting our residents and staff to maintain a healthy community.

Covenant Living Communities and Services is paying extremely close attention to the coronavirus situation in our country and on the local level at each of our communities. We have assembled a task force to monitor this situation, remain educated on the latest information from health officials, and implement any plans we have in place that may become necessary to ensure the health and safety of all of our residents, employees, family members and visitors. Our Central Office has a readiness plan for any potential COVID-19 outbreaks, in addition to our already established emergency response plans. 

Our emergency response plans are developed following strict guidelines as recommended by local, state and national health officials. Those plans include everything from infectious control protocols, ensuring our health care employees providing care have adequate supplies to contingencies regarding dining services and activities, if necessary. In addition, we are reinforcing regular hand washing as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and telling any employee who is sick to stay home. 

It is important we all remain vigilant and pay close attention to our own health and places we visit, in particular if any resident, employee or visitor has recently returned from travel overseas. 

We pray the Coronavirus situation across the world and here at home is short-lived and that the residents, employees, and their families of Covenant Living remain untouched. Together with your vigilance, along with our planning and preparedness, it will guide us to maintain a safe and healthy community in which we live and work.