Greetings to residents, resident representatives, family members, and the community!
This has been a good week at Park Manor in the fight against COVID. All COVID testing for residents and staff have been negative for two testing cycles. Since November 24th we have had only one positive support staff member who was exposed to a family member at home. Hopefully this trend will continue both at Park Manor and in Price County.
As a result of these test results, Rivers Edge Rehab will be removed from precautionary quarantine today. Per CDC protocol, all new residents will still be required to quarantine for 14 days upon admission while all other residents are free to move throughout the building using masks and maintaining their social distancing.
Park Manor staff and residents are anxiously awaiting the approval of the COVID vaccine and anticipate delivery at the end of December or beginning of January. Vaccine information and administration acceptance forms were provided to residents and their representatives this week so we will be ready to start vaccinating as soon as we are able to.
Routine COVID testing will continue twice weekly for all staff and residents. The twice weekly testing will continue until Park Manor has had 14 days without a new positive case and Price County’s COVID positive test rate falls below 10%. Price County is currently at 11.5%.
As the holidays approach, we know everyone would like to be able to visit with their loved ones. Park Manor, along with the CDC and state of Wisconsin, recommend to all residents and families that visiting be done by telephone, social media or window visit as weather allows. Each resident at Park Manor has the right to have a visit outside of Park Manor. Residents and their family need to weigh the risks and benefits of leaving the safety of Park Manor given the current surge of COVID in the community. If a resident and their family decide to leave Park Manor for a holiday visit, the resident will be required to quarantine in our Rivers Edge quarantine unit for 14 days upon their return. If you are considering a visit outside of Park Manor, please let us know as soon as possible, so we can plan accordingly.
This year some of our traditional Christmas events at Park Manor will be modified due to the pandemic. We have several singing groups that will spread holiday cheer this year. Rather than singing through the halls, they will be caroling outside around the building. Residents are busy with several craft projects that will be displayed at Park Manor, online and sent to families. Our annual giving tree for the residents has gone virtual. See our Facebook page for items you can donate and deliver to Park Manor for gifting to the residents.
Everyone should schedule their holiday Zoom calls early with the activities department to assure a time slot is available. If the weather holds out, we still are providing window visits on our Rivers Edge and Park Manor Patios. Bundle up and come to visit your resident!