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CCMCF COVID-19 UPDATE

Sept. 14, 2021

Good Afternoon, Cass County Medical Care Facility has not had any new COVID cases in 14 days and can offer 15 minute indoor lobby visits again.  All visits are by appointment only.  Call Activities at 269-228-4009 to schedule a visit.

 

Jamie Gish

Director of Admissions

Emergency Management Director

August 30, 2021

1 Cass County Medical Care Facility staff member tested COVID-19 positive today. No indoor visits are permitted at this time unless end of life/compassionate care. We can offer window and outdoor visits by appointment only. Masks and social distancing are required. Call 269-228-4009 to schedule a visit

AUGUST 20, 2021

In response to rising COVID-19 cases in our area and nursing homes effective immediately:

All visits will be held in the lobby 10a – 4:30p by appointment only. For resident safety we encourage all visitors to COVID test. Visits will be 15 minutes, masks must be worn for the duration of the visit and social distancing (6 feet) must be maintained.  To schedule an appointment call Activities @ 269-228-4009. Any questions about visitation call Jamie @ 269-228-4010.

Thanks,

Jamie Gish

Director of Admissions

Emergency Management Director

Indoor Visitation Privilege Information (8/2021)

The following list the requirements for indoor visits that must be met:

  • Health Screen must be completed reflecting no symptoms of COVID-19
  • Hand hygiene must be performed prior to visit
  • Education regarding personal protective equipment (PPE) must be completed
  • Social distancing (six feet) must be maintained
  • Provided facial covering must be worn at all times when in the facility
  • Visits require a facility appointed person to be available for questions
  • Visits will be in the lobby for the duration of the visit
  • Visits will ONLY be with the appointment scheduled individual resident, no one else
  • Visitors can not share food/beverages
  • Visitors must understand that visitation privileges:
    • Can change related to guidelines provided by the federal and state regulations, you may be notified that your scheduled indoor visit cannot take place.
    • Can be revoked if visitor does not follow these guideliness

 

The following are how the limited visits will proceed:

  • Visitors must be 12 and older. If below 18 years old, the visitor must be accompanied by an adult
    • Visits will be limited to 2 [two] people each visit
  • No one with any symptoms of illness will be allowed to visit
  • Visits will be by prior appointment only
  • Visit time will be for 15 minutes
  • Visits start at the scheduled time
    • If late, there will less time available for the visit
  • Visitors will be required sign in and sign out in visitation log

 

I/We agree that:

  • I/We have received and understand education about hand hygiene and PPE use.
  • I/We have reviewed the above requirements and agree to follow them.
  • I/We release Cass County Medical Care Facility of any possible health related change that occurs have a visit at Cass County Medical Care Facility.
  • I/We agree to report to Cass County Medical Care Facility, Infection Preventionist, any respiratory symptoms that occur within 14 days after a visit at Cass County Medical Care Facility.
  • I/We agree to remain in the designated area (lobby)

 

VISITATION UPDATE

We are still offering indoor and outdoor visits by appointment only for visitors 12 and older.  Face coverings must be worn for the duration of the visit regardless of vaccination status.  To schedule an appointment call the Activities Department @ 269-228-4009

August 11, 2021

Good Afternoon,

The COVID-19 Delta Variant has been detected in Cass County and surrounding areas. The Delta Variant is more infectious, spreads faster and can infect fully vaccinated individuals. In response CCMCF is putting additional safety measures in place.  Residents leaving the facility with family or friends will be quarantined to their rooms for 5 days following an outing and will be COVID tested on day 3 and day 5 prior to coming out of quarantine.  In the event a resident tests COVID-19 positive they would have to be transferred to Care and Recovery Center, the closest ones are in Wayne and Saginaw County.  Please call Jamie with any questions at 269-228-4010.

In-Room Visitation Privilege Information (6/2021)

Cass County Medical Care Facility has increased visitation privileges Monday – Friday only for visitors that are fully SARS COVID-19 vaccinated (proof required). The following list the requirements for in-room visits that must be met:

  • Present COVID vaccination card or provide birthday to verify COVID vaccinations
  • Health Screen must be completed reflecting no symptoms of COVID-19
  • Hand hygiene must be performed prior to visit
  • Education regarding personal protective equipment (PPE) must be completed
  • Social distancing (six feet) must be attempted while in hallways to and from the resident room
  • Facial covering must be worn when in hallways to and from the resident room but can be off in room
  • Visits require a facility appointed person to be available for questions, for questions call 269-228-4009 or turn on room call light and ask for a activity staff member
  • Visits will be in the resident room for the duration of the visit
  • Visits will ONLY be with the appointment scheduled individual resident, no one else
  • Visitors can not share food/beverages
  • Visitors must understand that visitation privileges:
    • Can change related to guidelines provided by the federal and state regulations, you may be notified that your scheduled indoor visit cannot take place.
    • Can be revoked if visitor does not follow the required state infection control measures

The following are how the limited visits will proceed:

  • Visitors must be fully vaccinated and limited to 13 and older. If below 18 years old, the visitor must be accompanied by an adult
    • Visits will be limited to 2 [two] people each visit
  • No one with any symptoms of illness will be allowed to visit
  • Visits will be by prior appointment only
  • Visit time will be for 30 minutes
  • Visits start at the scheduled time
    • If late, there will less time available for the visit
  • Visits will be required sign in and sign out in visitation log

I/We agree that:

  • I/We have received and understand education about hand hygiene and PPE use.
  • I/We have reviewed the above requirements and agree to follow them.
  • I/We release Cass County Medical Care Facility of any possible health related change that occurs have a visit at Cass County Medical Care Facility.
  • I/We agree to report to Cass County Medical Care Facility, Infection Preventionist, any respiratory symptoms that occur within 14 days after a visit at Cass County Medical Care Facility.
  • I/We agree to remain in the designated area (resident’s room)

ALL VISITS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY call Activities Department to schedule visits (269) 445-3801 ext. 4009

For current MDHHS Visitation Guidance please click link below:

updated guidance document

CCMCF VISITATION UPDATE

JUNE O2, 2021

Visitation can now include visitors starting at the age of 12 who have received both doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine more than two weeks prior to the scheduled visit (vaccination record must be presented prior to visit) and accompanied by a responsible adult.

We are now able to offer indoor, outdoor or leave of absence visits with your loved one by appointment only.  Please call to schedule a visit, we look forward to assisting you.

Please visit the following link below for MDHHS Epidemic Orders.

MDHHS Epidemic Orders

https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98178_98455-533660–,00.html

JANUARY 25, 2021

               

For information concerning COVID-19 vaccinations click on link for Van Buren/Cass County Health Department below.

https://vbcassdhd.org/covid-19/

NOVEMBER 18, 2020

MICHIGAN LONG TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM (MLTCOP)

Join us every Wednesday as we answer questions about COVID-19 in long term care facilities.

 As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak continues to evolve, it is important for the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program to continue to advocate for residents in licensed nursing homes, adult foster care, and homes for the aged more than ever.  We recognize the importance of keeping family and friends informed of ever-changing guidelines.  We have created weekly question and answer sessions.  These sessions are designed to respond to questions being raised over the course of the week, allowing us to research and respond accordingly.

Sessions are one hour and take place every Wednesday at 6:30 pm.  We encourage families and friends of residents to join the calls.  If you have a specific question you would like answered, please contact us at 517-827-8010 and leave a message or send us a detailed email at MLTCOP@meji.org.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Please be sure to visit our website at MLTCOP.org for more details about the call and for information about COVID-19 and the Ombudsman Program.

How to Join the Weekly COVID-19 Calls

To join by Zoom over the computer please click here (Ctrl+Click to follow link). To join by phone Call 1-929-205-6099. Meeting ID: 829 7146 7655#   Participant ID # Password: 838159

CANCELLATION OF OUTDOOR VISITS

OCT. 19, 2020

As of 10/19/20 CCMCF Outdoor visits are cancelled until farther notice. CCMCF will continue to have Window-visits by appointment. We will keep you informed of any changes by phone, Website and/or Facebook. Thank you for your patience and co-operation.

                         

OUTDOOR VISITS UPDATE

                                           Sept. 28, 2020

                     

It is with happiness that we at Cass County Medical Care Facility, announce we are able to start limited outdoor visitation following the state required restrictions on 9/28/2020. The following are requirements that must be met:

  1. Health evaluation of a visitor before a visit takes place to check for illness
  2. Hand hygiene must be performed prior to visit
  3. Education regarding personal protective equipment (PPE) must be completed
  4. Social distancing (minimum of 6 [six] feet) must be maintained
  5. Facial covering must be worn at all times for visit
  6. Visits require a facility appointed person to remain present in the visiting area
  7. Visits will be held outside in a designated area

The following are how the limited visits will proceed:

  1. Only adults (18 years old or above) will be allowed to visit
  2. Visit must be scheduled through Activities Department
  3. Visits will be limited to 2 [two] people each visit
  4. No one with any symptoms of illness will be allowed to visit
  5. Visits will be by appointment only
  6. Visit will be 15 minutes
  7. Visits start at the scheduled time
  8. Do not arrive early do designated visit location (if early, stay in parking lot)
  9. If late, there will be less time available for the visit
  10. Visitors are required to sign in and sign out
  11. No physical contact is allowed, if anyone breaks this rule future visits will be canceled
  12. No sharing of food or beverage
  13. Visitors must sign agreement contract

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Diana Masters (Activities Director) at (269) 445-3801. We are looking forward to seeing you.

                                   

                                                     Sept. 12, 2020

                             

Gov. Whitmer has ordered facilities may permit outdoor visitation when the facility meets all of the following criteria.

  1. The facility has had no new COVID cases originated in the facility including these involving residents or staff (“facility-onset cases”), within the prior 14 days. Admission of a resident who is known to be COVID-19-positive at the time of admission does not constitute a facility-onset;
  2. The local Health Department has not made a determination that the facility is unsafe for visitation based upon local epidemiological conditions;
  3. The Facility is able to meet all additional requirements identified in Section 4 of this order.

At this time CCMCF can not allow any visitation due to COVID outbreak in our county as well as in our facility. CCMCF will keep you updated on our Website and Facebook. We appreciate your patience and support.