Coronavirus

Residents and Visitors (Staff, please scroll down)

June 16, 2020 at 5:50 p.m.

Assisted Living Face Time and Zoom have updated times available. For details, click HERE. Contact Katie Murphy at kmurphy@cofccc.org or 586-285-6212.  If these times do not work, the family members can call the nursing station phone number and ask to have their loved one brought down to them. Contact Katie for details.

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June 11, 2020 at 2:55 p.m.

Per Michigan Executive Order 2020-108 we are not allowed to have visitors in our Nursing Home or Assisted Living. It is possible that this Executive Order will be extended again, like it has in the past, in order to protect our residents. There are other rules and regulations being established at this time by the State of Michigan as to when we can safely reopen our senior facilities. We will keep you informed of these changes so that you know when it is safe for our seniors to visit with you indoors. We understand how difficult of a time this is for our residents as well as their loved ones. Scheduled outdoor visits are allowed but you must allow for 6 feet social distancing at all times and the visitation must be pre-scheduled. At Assisted Living, this would be near the main entrance. At the Nursing Home, we are allowing window visits (resident is inside, visitor is outside). FaceTime and Zoom meetings are still being scheduled as well. To schedule a visitation, FaceTime, or Zoom:
Assisted Living:  Katie Murphy, Active Living Services Director, kmurphy@cofccc.org or 586-285-6212
Nursing Home:  Cindy North, Activities Director, cnorth@cofccc.org or 586-285-7137

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May 1, 2020 at 4:15 p.m.

If you are a resident or responsible party and would like more information about our COVID-19 response, please email info@cofccc.org. Please let us know 1) which facility (Nursing Home or Assisted Living), 2) your name and 3) the name of the resident you represent. We are working diligently to mitigate and reduce the risk of transmission of this disease.

If your loved one becomes ill showing symptoms of COVID-19, we will contact the Responsible Party and test. If the Responsible Party has not been contacted, be assured your loved one is considered stable. We monitor each resident daily.
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May 1, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.

Assisted Living is not only scheduling Video Chats (via FaceTime and Zoom) - but now can schedule a "Drive By Visit" as well! Please contact Katie Murphy, Assisted Living Director of Active Living Services, for further information at kmurphy@cofccc.org or 586-285-6212. For more details and times, click HERE.

Nursing Home Video Chats (via FaceTime and Zoom) are available by contacting Activities at cnorth@cofccc.org or 586-285-7137
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April 17, 2020 at 12:15 p.m.

Nursing Home Residents and Responsible Parties: Our highest priority during this global pandemic is to diligently care and protect our residents. The CDC reports older adults and those with underlying health conditions are at the highest risk. As lab test results become available, which has been a struggle throughout Michigan, we learned that more of our residents have tested positive for the virus. The impacted residents are receiving supportive treatment and are isolated in their individual room. We have established areas of the Care Center to isolate residents who have tested positive for coronavirus.

Please read the latest update from our CEO by clicking HERE.

If your loved one becomes ill showing symptoms of COVID-19, we will contact the Responsible Party and test. If the Responsible Party has not been contacted, be assured your loved one is generally indicated as being stable. We monitor each resident multiple times a day.

This situation is evolving by the day, hour, and minute. We want to assure you we are doing everything within our control to serve our residents. Please continue to pray for all of our residents as well as our dedicated, selfless, and courageous staff who lovingly care for those most precious to all of us - our beloved residents.
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April 10, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

Attention Assisted Living Residents and Responsible Parties:  COVID-19 has been diagnosed within our facility. Any COVID-19 positive resident staying in our building will be moved to an isolation area on our 3rd floor. All residents will remain well cared for. We are doing everything within our power to keep all residents and staff safe.

Please see the letter being mailed today to all Responsible Parties by clicking HERE.

Also, note that the Michigan Governor's Executive Order 2020-37 prohibiting visitors until May 3. Your prayers are deeply appreciated.

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April 9, 2020 at 4:45 p.m.

Assisted Living Families:  Resident items can be accepted daily for drop off but only between 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thank you for your understanding!

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April 9, 2020 at 4:40 p.m.

You can help! As we all know, COVID-19 has been a unique challenge. We have more than 200 elderly residents currently living on our senior living campus. You could help our staff by:

  1. "Raising the Spirit" is an encouragement campaign to help support the staff. We are asking for you to write a letter of encouragement and/or a prayer for our staff and email it to CaregiverSpiritRaising@yahoo.com. Your email will be printed and posted at both the Nursing Home and Assisted Living to uplift the staff. "Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up." Proverbs 12:25.
  1. "COVID-19 Volunteer" is for someone to help do some running around for us outside of our campus. We have been holding down the fort but wanted to reach out now because we may have opportunities for volunteers in the future.  We are trying to obtain supplies whenever available. We are also trying to provide some meals for our caregivers. Today one of our employees had to leave for a few hours to pick up protective gowns. If volunteers can do some of this running around for us, it will help us to stay on task at the facility.  We will mainly be asking for volunteers who are able (and feel safe) to pick up supplies or large food orders and deliver to the Nursing Home and/or Assisted Living.  We would not be able to let any of our volunteers enter the building to ensure everyone’s safety. Someone with a mask will meet the volunteer outside to pick up the supplies or food. To volunteer, please email CaregiverSpiritRaising@yahoo.com to tell us you’d like to help volunteer. We will add you to an email list. We will email the group when a need arises.  We will explain details in the email what will be required if you agree and ask that you “reply all” if you are able to help with that particular task.

Please be mindful that this email should only be used for these two purposes - Encouragement and COVID Volunteerism. Thank you in advance! God bless you!

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April 6, 2020 at 12:55 p.m.

Attention Nursing Home Residents and Responsible Parties:  This morning a Nursing Home resident tested positive for COVID-19. The resident is being well cared for by dedicated and hard working staff. This resident has been in quarantine for the past several days as a precaution. We are doing everything within our power to keep all residents and staff safe.

Please see the letter being mailed today to all Responsible Parties by clicking HERE.

Also, note that the Michigan Governor's Executive Order 2020-37 that was issued yesterday prohibits visitors until May 3. Your prayers are deeply appreciated.

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March 28, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.

Assisted Living Contacts​:

Concierge: 586-791-2471
Active Living Services (Video Chat): kmurphy@cofccc.org or 586-285-6212
(Re)Admissions: Nursing Cell at 586-524-1206
IMPORTANT: Any resident with a hospital stay MUST have the hospital/prior placement call the Nursing Cell at 586-524-1206 PRIOR TO READMISSION in an effort to protect everyone from the potential to exposure from the community.
Assisted Living Administrator: Amy Shellnut at ashellnut@cofccc.org or 586-285-6202

Nursing Home Contacts:

Concierge: 586-791-2470
Activities:(Video Chat): Cindy North at cnorth@cofccc.org or 586-285-7137
Nursing: Desk Secretary at 586-285-7112
(Re)Admissions: Nora Compton at ncompton@cofccc.org or 586-285-7116
Nursing Home Administrator: Shanita Bradley at sbradley@cofccc.org or 586-285-7136
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March 25, 2020 at 1:55 p.m.

Social Media
Make sure you like our Facebook pages to keep up on resident activities:
Care Center: Church of Christ Care Center
Assisted Living: Church of Christ Assisted Living

Letter to Responsible Parties
We have mailed a summary about Video Chat and our new Nursing Home Administrator to all Care Center and Assisted Living Responsible Parties. For the letter dated March 23, 2020, click HERE.

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March 24, 2020 at 1:50 p.m.

Non-Essential Vendors - Care Center and Assisted Living

We will provide all emergent health care needs for our residents whenever needed. However, in order to protect our residents, we will be suspending all non-essential visitors to our facilities which may include podiatry, dental, audiology, optometry, dermatology, hair stylists, barbers, and cable television (Assisted Living).

Emergent-need vendors, hospice, and therapy will still be servicing our residents. We continue to screen them before entering.

Our Chaplain is available to provide for the spiritual needs of our residents. At this time, we are suspending ministers, clergy, pastors, or other religious visitors. You can reach the Chaplain directly at jmackenzie@cofccc.org

New Residents and Readmissions - Care Center and Assisted Living:

Please know that residents who come to us from the hospital or from a facility outside of our campus will be asked to self-isolate in their room for 14 days. We will continue to provide care as usual.

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March 20, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

We are very excited to launch Video Chat for residents and their loved ones beginning Monday, March 23, 2020! We know how important it is for you to stay connected. We can use Zoom for those who do not have Apple products. Please click on the link below for details on how to schedule a Video Chat depending on which facility your loved on is in:

For Assisted Living: click HERE FOR ASSISTED LIVING
Assisted Living contact Katie Murphy and her team at: kmurphy@cofccc.org or call 586-285-6212

For Rehab/Nursing Home: click HERE FOR REHAB AND NURSING HOME
Rehab/Care Center contact Cindy North and her team at: cnorth@cofccc.org or call 586-285-7137
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March 17, 2020 at 4:15 p.m.

For our Senior Housing residents, a letter is in the mail on its way to you or you can click HERE to see the letter. You can see the COVID-19 Factsheet HERE.

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March 16, 2020 at 2:10 p.m.

As we continue to make every effort to protect our residents from the possible spread of infection, we will begin limiting resident-to-resident contact. The recommendation/guidance from CMS in coordination with CDC directs nursing homes to cancel communal dining and all group activities externally and within the facility.

What we are doing:

Dining Services
In room meal service will be provided for all 3 meals with assistance provided as needed to eat and for safety. Independent diners will have the option to eat in the dining room at a table while maintaining the practice of social distancing.

Activities
Activities will provide an ongoing program of modified activities in resident rooms. Residents will be provided with materials to keep in their room for independent pursuits (word searches, puzzles, magazines, adult coloring books, etc.). We will provide modified all-inclusive activities such as music on the unit and streamed movies as well as modified celebrations or themed activities like St. Patrick’s Day. Video Chat is coming soon.

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March 16, 2020 at 1:45 p.m.

To read a copy of the Governor's March 14, 2020 Executive Order titled "Temporary restrictions on entry into health care facilities, residential care facilities" which bans most visitors, click HERE.

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March 13, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.

Care Center Care Conference Attendees
In order to keep your loved one safe, if you are scheduled to attend a Care Conference for your loved one, please call 586-791-2470 to reschedule your appointment to be a telephone conference instead of face-to-face.
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March 12, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

NOTE: The new windows that were to be installed at the Care Center has been POSTPONED until further notice.

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March 12, 2020 at 10:45 a.m.

We know many of you are concerned about the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it may impact us here on our campus. Ensuring residents are cared for in a safe and healthy environment is our first priority. At this time, we do not have any cases on our campus. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have recommended a variety of steps that are implementing to help reduce the potential for the virus to enter our building. However, we need your help in battling COVID-19.

At this time, we request that family and friends do not visit our campus. Out of an abundance of caution, we are restricting all visitors to our campus unless absolutely necessary. We are posting signs on our entryway doors to notify visitors of this policy. We are actively screening staff before entering our building.

We understand that connecting with your loved one is incredibly important, and there are a variety of other ways you might consider communicating with them. These may include telephone, email, text, video chat, or social media.

Please make sure we have your most current emergency contact information. We want to make sure we efficiently communicate with you should there be any new developments.

Please know that the situation regarding COVID-19 is still evolving worldwide and can change rapidly. Please monitor the situation carefully. Please check our website regularly for updates at www.cofccc.org/coronavirus. You can also stay informed daily through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.

We have a recorded message with updated information available at 586-285-7108. The Care Center can be reached at 586-791-2470. The Assisted Living can be reached at 586-791-2471. Senior Housing can be reached at 586-792-6441.

Care Center and Assisted Living Employees

Beginning April 25, 2020 at 1:10pm

All Staff--Please See updated COVID positive residents and staff information at the top of the screen

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April 24, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

As more tests have become available, we can now accurately report on the conditions inside of our facilities. The number of COVID positive are as follows:

Nursing Home Residents in our building = 19 (7 of these have recovered)
Nursing Home Staff = 21 (6 of these have recovered)

Assisted Living Residents in our building = 2
Assisted Living Staff = 0

We will update this regularly and as often as we get a new COVID-19 positive resident or employee. At the Care Center, please see more information at the Nurses Station. At Assisted Living, please see more information at your sign-in area.

We truly appreciate your hard work and dedication to our residents!

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April 10, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

All Assisted Living Staff: COVID-19 has been diagnosed within our facility today. Any COVID-19 positive resident staying in our building will be moved to an isolation area on our 3rd floor. We are doing everything within our power to keep all staff and residents safe. To see the internal posting to all Assisted Living staff, click HERE.

We will continue to live into our mission of caring for the special needs of our residents by giving special care.

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April 6, 2020 at 12:55 p.m.

All Nursing Home Staff: This morning a Nursing Home resident tested positive for COVID-19. This resident has been in quarantine for the past several days as a precaution. We are doing everything within our power to keep all staff and residents safe. To see the internal posting to all Nursing Home staff, click HERE.

Our mission has truly never been more important.

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March 28, 2020 at 4:35 p.m.

All Campus Staff Attire
Thank you for your dedicated care and compassion you have been giving our residents. We have adjusted the attire that staff is allowed to wear for the next couple weeks. For details, click HERE FOR DAILY ATTIRE.

As we fight the fear of this pandemic, we will be launching Spirit Days where we ask for all staff to "Fight Fear with Fun"! Click HERE FOR SPECIAL THEME DRESS.

Theme for the Day will be:
Tuesday, March 31 "Crazy Socks Day"
Thursday, April 2 "Hat Day"
Saturday, April 4 "Wear Pink Day"
Monday, April 6 "Nerd Day"

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March 11, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

ALL CAMPUS EMPLOYEES:

On March 9, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a guidance memo for Infection Control and Prevention of COVID-19.

Out of an abundance of caution to keep everyone safe, effective immediately all employees must be screened before beginning your shift. Your screening will include answering a few short questions and getting your temperature taken. The screening will take place at the front door. You may only enter the building through the front door. All other entrances will be locked. Please punch in immediately after being screened. You must be screened at the front door before entering the building to punch in.

Please still park in the designated employee parking areas as usual. Do not park in visitor parking.

As a precaution:

  • Always cover coughs or sneezes with a tissue or sleeve.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and warm water are not available.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces (computers, keyboards, desks, etc.).
  • Please call your Supervisor if you have travelled internationally.
  • Please call your Supervisor if in the last 14 days you have come into contact with someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19 or is being tested for COVID-19.

We remain in close contact with our local health department. You can stay informed daily through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus. We have also enclosed information from the CDC about this disease. Please know that the situation regarding COVID-19 is still evolving worldwide and can change rapidly. Please monitor the situation carefully.

We will post updates by the timeclock, in the break room, through on-shift, and on our website at https://cofccc.org/resident-news/. We pray you and your family have a healthy and happy spring!

God Bless,

David Stewart, CEO