COVID-19 Information

2.19.21

Hello friends and families! We want to express our continued gratitude to everyone for your continued support and patience as we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our residents, staff and the Jefferson community.

Today, we finished the second round of the COVID-19 vaccine administration. 92% of our residents were vaccinated and 70% of our employees. It was a very seamless process. A big thank you to Walgreens and our employees in charge of the clinic today. The team did an amazing job with no issues. Now our nursing department will take the lead to chart and do the vitals.  

This is a friendly reminder the vaccination process is a two- step vaccine. We want to remind everyone that we cannot immediately re-open after the second dose.  We do need about 21 days after the second dose to allow for the vaccine to reach its full potential. We will keep the lines of communication open as we follow the guidelines in returning to normal operations.

Last, our world has changed, but our mission has not. Providing an exceptional lifestyle to retirement living in a home like atmosphere with kind, caring, proactive, and dedicated staff members is what we do. We have received our COVID-19 vaccinations and we feel confident in the safety and security of our environment.  

We truly want to thank everyone. We are optimistic as we move forward in 2021. 

Thank you, 

Ali Meiners
Administrator

1.29.21

As of January 29, we are pleased to announce we have no new active COVID-19 cases for our residents or staff. 

Yesterday we conducted our first round of the COVID-19 vaccine clinic. 46% of staff and 86% of our residents did receive the vaccine. A big thank you to Walgreens and our associates in charge of the process. The team did an amazing job with no issues. Now our nursing department will take the lead to chart and do the vitals along with support of our medical director and nurse practitioners. We are scheduled for our second dose on February 18th.

We continue to stay in touch with the Greene County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

Unfortunately, we cannot allow visitors inside our facility at this time. However, we strongly encourage families to schedule a phone call or virtual call with your family member, please reach out to the facility directly at 515.386.4107 or you may also message us at the link below.

https://regencyparknursinghome.com/covid-19-information/

Sincerely,
Ali Meiners

Administrator

1.22.21

As of January 22, we are pleased to announce we have no new active COVID-19 cases for our residents or staff. 

We have had one staff member test positive in the last 14 days and they will complete their isolation and return on Monday.

At Regency Park Jefferson Nursing and Rehabilitation community we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting twice-weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS.  Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent.

We continue to stay in touch with the Greene County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

Unfortunately, we cannot allow visitors inside our facility at this time. However, we strongly encourage families to schedule a phone call or virtual call with your family member, please reach out to the facility directly at 515.386.4107 or you may also message us at the link below.

https://regencyparknursinghome.com/covid-19-information/

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility: 

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings. 

  • Enforcing social distancing, maintaining six feet between all individuals and limiting community activities. 

  • Allowing only essential individuals (those providing critical care for residents) into the community. 

  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.

  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.

  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use. 

  • Requiring all residents to stay in their rooms to better protect themselves.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time. 

1.15.21

As of January 15th, we have no new active COVID-19 cases for our residents. We do have two 

staff members who have tested positive. These team members will follow CDC guidelines to recover and return to work safely. We are thrilled to welcome back one team member this week.

At Regency Park Jefferson Nursing and Rehabilitation community we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting twice-weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS.  Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent.

We continue to stay in touch with the Greene County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

Unfortunately, we cannot allow visitors inside our facility at this time. However, we strongly encourage families to schedule a phone call or virtual call with your family member, please reach out to the facility directly at 515.386.4107 or you may also message us at the link below.

https://regencyparknursinghome.com/covid-19-information/

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility: 

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings. 
  • Enforcing social distancing, maintaining six feet between all individuals and limiting community activities. 
  • Allowing only essential individuals (those providing critical care for residents) into the community. 
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use. 
  • Requiring all residents to stay in their rooms to better protect themselves.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time. 

Sincerely,

Ali Meiners

Administrator

1.7.21

As of January 7th, we have no new active COVID-19 cases today after testing. We still have two staff members who tested positive within the past 14 days and are completing their isolation and following CDC guidelines. 

At Regency Park Jefferson Nursing and Rehabilitation community we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting twice-weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS.  Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent.

We continue to stay in touch with the Greene County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

Unfortunately, we cannot allow visitors inside our facility at this time. However, we strongly encourage families to schedule a phone call or virtual call with your family member, please reach out to the facility directly at 515.386.4107 or you may also message us at the link below.

https://regencyparknursinghome.com/covid-19-information/

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility: 

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings. 
  • Enforcing social distancing, maintaining six feet between all individuals and limiting community activities. 
  • Allowing only essential individuals (those providing critical care for residents) into the community. 
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use. 
  • Requiring all residents to stay in their rooms to better protect themselves.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time. 

12.31.20

Happy New Year, as of December 31, we have no new active COVID-19 cases for either our residents or staff. Thank you again to our community for your thoughtful well wishes, prayers and donations.

At Regency Park Jefferson Nursing and Rehabilitation community we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting twice-weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS.  Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent.

We continue to stay in touch with the Greene County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

Unfortunately, we cannot allow visitors inside our facility at this time. However, we strongly encourage families to schedule a phone call or virtual call with your family member, please reach out to the facility directly at 515.386.4107 or you may also message us at the link below.

https://regencyparknursinghome.com/covid-19-information/

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility: 

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings. 
  • Enforcing social distancing, maintaining six feet between all individuals and limiting community activities. 
  • Allowing only essential individuals (those providing critical care for residents) into the community. 
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use. 
  • Requiring all residents to stay in their rooms to better protect themselves.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time. Happy New Year. 

12.28.20

As of testing on 12/28, we have had 2 residents and 3 staff members test positive.
We appreciate your support during these difficult times and will continue to provide updates.
 

12.21.20

Happy holidays, as of December 21, we have three residents are COVID-19 positive and no staff members. We are pleased to announce we continue to transition residents who have fully recovered from our COVID- 19 unit into our “well” unit. Thank you again to our community for your thoughtful well wishes, prayers and donations.

At Regency Park Jefferson Nursing and Rehabilitation community we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting twice-weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS.  Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent.

We continue to stay in touch with the Greene County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

Unfortunately, we cannot allow visitors inside our facility at this time. However, we strongly encourage families to schedule a phone call or virtual call with your family member, please reach out to the facility directly at 515.386.4107.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility: 

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings. 
  • Enforcing social distancing, maintaining six feet between all individuals and limiting community activities. 
  • Allowing only essential individuals (those providing critical care for residents) into the community. 
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use. 
  • Requiring all residents to stay in their rooms to better protect themselves.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time. Happy holidays. 

12.18.20

As of December 18, we have four residents who are COVID-19 positive and two staff members COVID-19 positive. We are pleased to announce we continue to transition residents who have fully recovered from our COVID- 19 unit into our “well” unit. Thank you again to our community for your thoughtful well wishes, prayers and donations.

At Regency Park Jefferson Nursing and Rehabilitation community we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting twice-weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS.  Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent.

We continue to stay in touch with the Greene County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

Unfortunately, we cannot allow visitors inside our facility at this time. However, we strongly encourage families to schedule a phone call or virtual call with your family member, please reach out to the facility directly at 515.386.4107.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility: 

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings. 
  • Enforcing social distancing, maintaining six feet between all individuals and limiting community activities. 
  • Allowing only essential individuals (those providing critical care for residents) into the community. 
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use. 
  • Requiring all residents to stay in their rooms to better protect themselves.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time. Happy holidays. 

12.7.20

As of December 7, we have no new active cases of COVID 19 in residents. We have had two staff members test positive and they will not be working and will need to follow the CDC guidelines to return to work. We are pleased to announce we continue to transition residents who have fully recovered from COVID 19 unit in to our “well” unit.

At Regency Park Jefferson Nursing and Rehabilitation community we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting twice-weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS.  Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent.

We continue to stay in touch with the Greene County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

Unfortunately, we cannot allow visitors inside our facility at this time. However, we strongly encourage families to schedule a phone call or virtual call with your family member, please reach out to the facility directly at 515.386.4107.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility: 

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings. 
  • Enforcing social distancing, maintaining six feet between all individuals and limiting community activities. 
  • Allowing only essential individuals (those providing critical care for residents) into the community. 
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use. 
  • Requiring all residents to stay in their rooms to better protect themselves.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time.

12.3.20

As of December 3, we have one new resident who has tested positive for COVID 19 this week. The resident who has tested positive is in isolation and is being monitored by our staff and their physician(s). We are pleased to update that this week we have had the opportunity to transition four residents who have fully recovered from COVID 19 to our “well” unit.

At Regency Park Jefferson Nursing and Rehabilitation community we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting twice-weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS.  Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent.

We continue to stay in touch with the Greene County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

Unfortunately, we cannot allow visitors inside our facility at this time. However, we strongly encourage families to schedule a phone call or virtual call with your family member, please reach out to the facility directly at 515.386.4107.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility: 

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings. 
  • Enforcing social distancing, maintaining six feet between all individuals and limiting community activities. 
  • Allowing only essential individuals (those providing critical care for residents) into the community. 
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use. 
  • Requiring all residents to stay in their rooms to better protect themselves.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time.

11.25.20

Thank you to the Jefferson community for your thoughts, donations, and prayers. We are thankful to live in a community who is overwhelmingly supportive. Have a safe and healthy Thanksgiving holiday.

As of November 25, we have four new residents who have tested positive for COVID 19. The residents who have tested positive are in isolation and are being monitored by our staff and their physician(s). On a different note and good news, we are pleased to update that this week we have had the opportunity to transition one resident who has fully recovered from COVID 19 to our “well” unit. We are thrilled to also announce that we have had the opportunity to welcome back two staff members who have also recovered from COVID 19 and have followed all CDC guidelines to return to work. We continue to test two times per week and will test again on Friday all staff members and residents.

At Regency Park Jefferson Nursing and Rehabilitation community we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. As mentioned above, we are also conducting twice-weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS.  Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent.

We continue to stay in touch with the Greene County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility: 

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings. 
  • Enforcing social distancing, maintaining six feet between all individuals and limiting community activities. 
  • Allowing only essential individuals (those providing critical care for residents) into the community. 
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use. 
  • Requiring all residents to stay in their rooms to better protect themselves.

Unfortunately, we cannot allow visitors inside our facility at this time. If you would like to schedule a phone call or virtual call with your family member, please reach out to the facility directly at 515.386.4107.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this difficult time.

11.19.20

As of November 19, we have six residents who tested positive for COVID 19 today and no staff members. The residents who have tested positive are in isolation and are being monitored by our staff and their physician(s).

We want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are also conducting twice-weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS.  Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent.

We continue to stay in touch with the Greene County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility: 

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings. 
  • Enforcing social distancing, maintaining six feet between all individuals and limiting community activities. 
  • Allowing only essential individuals (those providing critical care for residents) into the community. 
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use. 
  • Requiring all residents to stay in their rooms to better protect themselves.

We cannot allow visitors inside our facility at this time. If you would like to schedule a phone call or virtual call with your family member, please reach out to the facility directly at 515.386.4107. You may also message us at the link below.

https://regencyparknursinghome.com/covid-19-information/

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this difficult time.

Sincerely,

Ali Meiners
Administrator

11.13.20

As of November 13th, we have three residents who tested positive for COVID-19 this week. The residents who have tested positive are in isolation and are being monitored by our staff and their physician(s). At this point we have 4 staff members who have tested positive and are no longer working and will not be allowed in the facility until they have met all CDC guidelines. 

At this time, we cannot allow visitors into the facility due to the high positivity rate in our county. We will continue to conduct facility wide testing twice a week for the next 14 days. We are in communication with the Greene County Health Department and are following their guidelines closely. 

At this time, our Conversation Station remains closed. In the meantime, we are happy to schedule a call or virtual visit with your loved one. To schedule a call or virtual visit, call us at 515-386-4107 during regular business hours Monday–Friday.

We want to assure you that we are working hard to protect every member of our community here at Regency Park Jefferson Nursing and Rehabilitation Community. Thank you for your unwavering support. We will continue to provide updates as we receive more information. 

11.9.20

As of November 9, we have one employee that has tested positive for COVID-19. Last day of work for this team member was Thursday, November 5th.  

We will continue to conduct facility wide testing twice a week for the next 14 days. We are in communication with the Greene County Health Department and are following their guidelines closely. 

At this time, our Conversation Station remains closed. In the meantime, we are happy to schedule a call or virtual visit with your loved one. To schedule a call or virtual visit, call us at 515-386-4107 during regular business hours Monday–Friday.

We want to assure you that we are working hard to protect every member of our community here at Regency Park Jefferson Nursing and Rehabilitation Community. Thank you for your unwavering support. We will continue to provide updates as we receive more information. 

11.2.20
As of November 2, we have one employee that has tested positive for COVID-19. Last day of work for this team member was Thursday, October 29th.
 
We will continue to conduct facility wide testing twice a week for the next 14 days. We are in communication with the Greene County Health Department and are following their guidelines closely.
 
At this time, in facility visitation remains closed. In the meantime, we are happy to schedule a call or virtual visit with your loved one. To schedule a call or virtual visit, call us at 515-386-4107 during regular business hours Monday–Friday.
 
We want to assure you that we are working hard to protect every member of our community here at Regency Park Jefferson Nursing and Rehabilitation Community. Thank you for your unwavering support. We will continue to provide updates as we receive more information.

Current Visitation Statement - June 2020

The wellbeing of our residents and staff is our utmost priority, and we do not take our responsibility to protect against COVID-19 lightly. While the Governor’s order does take steps to re-open business in Iowa, our mission to protect our residents remains our priority. Many of our residents are considered “high risk” for contracting the virus. Therefore, we will not be able to welcome visitors back into our facility on June 15. 

As a nursing and rehabilitation facility, we are still mandated by CMS to restrict visitation until entering Phase 2 of the Phased Easing of Restrictions for Long-Term Care Facilities plan. The greatest COVID-19 risk comes from the movement of persons into and out of our facility, so until we receive further clarification from CMS, visitation restrictions will remain in place. In the meantime, we will continue to evaluate our residents’ health statuses and needs. We will warmly welcome visitors as soon as the Iowa Department of Health, Iowa Healthcare Association, Department of Inspection and Appeals, our Governor and our medical director all believe it is safe to do so. 

We are very sorry for the prolonged disconnection with family members. We understand this is a difficult time for our residents and their families, and please know we are dedicated to keeping you connected with your loved ones during this time. We are still here to facilitate phone calls or video chats. 

If you would like to schedule a phone call or virtual call with your family member, we encourage you to reach out at the following link or call (515) 386-4107 during regular business hours Monday – Friday.

Thank you for your support and understanding through this challenging time.

The recent pandemic has left many wondering where to turn for information or what the correct protocol is to slow the spread of the virus. To make it easier for you and your loved ones, we compiled the most recent information from the CDC: