Living Care practices Universal Precautions, as directed by the CDC, everyday to help prevent the spread of whatever viruses or communicable diseases may be present in the Yakima community. When a new virus is identified, like the Novel Coronavirus (or COVID-19) virus, staff determine what reminders or enhancements should be made to our Universal Precautions.
CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES ON OUR CAMPUS AS OF 3/30/2020:
0 Independent Apartment Residents
0 Hillcrest at Summitview Assisted Living Residents
0 Summitview Healthcare Center Residents
* This will be updated as we confirm changes, but for privacy sake no information beyond these statistics will be shared. *
Read 3/23/2020 Gov. Inslee Stay Home – Stay Healthy Proclamation HERE.
Read 3/22/2020 Yakima Health District Media Release Stay At Home order HERE.
Watch 3/21/2020 Virginia Mason Memorial 3/21 Press Conference HERE.
Read Current Confirmed and Presumptive Positive Case in Yakima Country HERE
MOST RECENT UPDATES / NOTES:
With the current Stay Home orders from both Gov. Inslee and the Yakima Health District, we realize this puts extra strain on residents in need of supplies. We have several volunteer runners, including PNWU student volunteers, who are willing to pick up and deliver prescriptions for our Independent Residents, allowing residents and their families (many of whom are also in the high risk category) to stay home. (Most pharmacies have allowed payment over the phone. In one case, the resident sent a check with the volunteer to pay for the prescription). The Resident Services office is working hard to build a supply of toiletry and sanitary items that residents may run out of and need. Some of these items will be free to our residents (as they have been donated by our community). Others we will sell at cost. Currently we have an ample supply of toilet paper. We also have detergent, dryer sheets, toothpaste, antacids, band-aids, neosporin – and many other things on order and on the way. We have asked residents to notify us in advance of critical supplies they are running low on to give us time to procure them. We continue to provide pantry staples for purchase through the Village Cafe’. All such supplies will be delivered directly to the apartments.
CURRENT VISITOR POLICY:
We are not allowing visitors in any of our buildings or the outdoor areas of campus. Our walking path is for residents only. Exceptions will be made for end of life circumstances and arrangements should be made ahead of time prior to arriving. Some prearranged visits through windows may be approved at the discretion of our DNS and Nurse Managers, primarily in our healthcare areas.
Some exceptions will be made (with prior approval) for medically necessary caregivers assisting with medically necessary tasks, such as medication management and bathing assistance. These medically necessary caregivers must contact Resident Services for approval and to be added to our approved caregiver list, then be screened through our business office at 3801 Summitiview Avenue each day they come onto campus, prior to entering any building on campus. They should be free from all signs of illness, wash their hands upon entering a residents apartment and not linger in any public area of the building or on the property.
For supply/grocery drop off for residents: In the Independent Apartments you may drop off supplies either to the Resident Services office for delivery, or to the tables just inside the entry doors for Living Court, Living View, Gable View and Valley View. For Summitview Healthcare Center and Hillcrest Assisted Living, supplies can be brought to the main business office for delivery.
Non-medically essential services in Independent Apartments, such as extra housekeeping, linen changes and laundry services, should cease or be contracted through Living Care employees. Please call the resident services office at 965-5260 during regular business hours to arrange such services.
MEALS & VILLAGE CAFE’:
All dining rooms campus wide are closed. Meals will be delivered to resident apartments, or nursing home rooms.
The Village Cafe’ is closed to all residents and public until further notice. Residents in Independent Apartments can order breakfast or lunch delivery, or choose from staple items to stock their refrigerator and pantry, from a limited menu that you can find here. APARTMENT DELIVERY MENU
Our chaplains are still here and working, although not doing in-person visits to residents at this time. They are available by phone and providing encouragement, council and helpful services in other ways. If you think your loved one could use a call or some encouragement from one of our chaplains, you may reach them at: Chaplain Rick 965-5231 Chaplain Todd 965-5258
Courtesy Car: At this time, courtesy car service for Independent Residents will be provided only for medically necessary appointments.
Group Activities: All group activities campus wide are cancelled. This includes all Bible studies and chapel services. Our staff are working creatively and diligently to come up with ideas and provide materials for activities that can be done while staying in individual apartments.
Village Center: Closed
Guest Apartments: Closed