Every FAMILY has a Story...Welcome to ours!
Good morning to everyone! It is WARMING UP! It was great to see the sun a bit yesterday, in places, and we are all looking forward to more of that. Our prayers go out to all of those families affected across the south with weather and power issues. They will stay strong and come through all of this soon. Spring is on the way.
After many months of Hamilton County having a COVID19 positivity rate of much greater than 10%, or in the Red category, we are now in GREEN!! Monday, we received a report that shows Hamilton County at 3.8% COVID19 positivity rating!! Great job!! And thank you to everyone for your efforts to reduce and limit the spread of COVID19.
What does this mean for us at Westfield? Well, as we have discussed in the past, with a county positivity rating of 5% or less, nursing facilities like ours may reduce their COVID19 testing of employees to once a month, versus once or even twice a week. Now then, that does require that all of those tests to remain negative. We have been testing at least once a week since September 22, 2020 and are so excited to be seeing fewer tests for employees and even fewer, still, of residents.
After the third and “final” COVID19 vaccine clinic, questions remained unanswered about what options we have for access to vaccines for new residents and new employees so that we could continue to build and then maintain our vaccination rates. As early as next week, we hope to hear more of options either with Community Pharmacy or with Central District Health Department to provide or make available those vaccines for those within Westfield who have yet to receive the vaccine. Fingers crossed.
We have now seen vaccination clinics for residents and staff. We have seen COVID19 levels lessening across our area and inside of Westfield Quality Care. We now see the positivity ratings much lower than they have been in months. Now what happens? Well, many facilities in similar situations are now opening up for some visitation with residents. Thankfully, Westfield has enjoyed that for some time and will continue to do so. We are really hoping, now, to see changes issued from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to allow families and other visitors more access to nursing facilities. Westfield will continue to work in cooperation with CDHD, DHHS and CMS to re-open Westfield as those options become available to us.
We ARE getting there! Thank you, again, for all of your efforts. We look forward to seeing everyone, and hopefully soon.
Providing You with Quality Care.
Westfield Quality Care is located in quaint little town of Aurora, Nebraska. We offer small town compassionate care with exceptional skills and customer service. Our emphasis is on the resident, their family, and their quality of care. We understand that the resident deserves nothing less than the best. We can offer compassion along with physical, mental & emotional support. Our residents will be treated with considerations, respect, dignity, freedom and the ability to make choices that enhance their lifestyles.
Westfield Quality Care provides:
Skilled Nursing Care
Long Term Care
In-House Doctor Visits
Recreational & Social Activities
Beauty Shop & More