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IMPORTANT CORONAVIRUS PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION March 16th 2020
To Our Family Members and Friends,
The current COVID-19 outbreak situation means that it is critical we take every precaution possible. Protecting the health and safety of your loved one and all of our staff is our top priority, and we are doing everything we can to prevent this virus from entering our facility.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has restricted visitation in nursing homes of all visitors and non-essential health care personnel, except for certain compassionate care situations such as end-of-life. To help save lives and reduce severe illnesses, we will be implementing these restrictions in our building effective immediately. We are posting signs on our entryway doors to notify visitors of this policy and actively screening all individuals, including staff, who come into the building.
We know these additional restrictions may be hard for you and disruptive to your normal routines, but COVID-19 requires us to make every effort possible to protect you and our staff. If you believe a visit is necessary, we request that you contact the facility prior to your arrival.
We understand that communication with loved ones is incredibly important. We want you to stay connected with each other and will ensure that you can communicate in other ways such as the telephone, video chat, e-mail, or social media.
In addition to restricting visitation, we are also focused on infection control best practices with our staff and residents. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recommended a variety of steps that we are implementing to help reduce the potential for the virus to enter our building. Please know we are following these prevention steps, including strict handwashing procedures, and in necessary circumstances, wearing gowns and gloves when interacting with residents who present symptoms. We also are staying up to date with these recommendations as they continue to change and we remain in close contact with the local and state health departments to follow their guidance.
Communication is key. We will continue to update you on any news or changes in our operations. Please make sure we have your most current contact information so we can efficiently communicate with you. Please reach out to the facility with any changes or updates to your contact information. You can update your contact information by emailing: email@example.com or calling 507-454-5540 and asking for the receptionist. Please keep checking our Facebook page and our website www.sauerhealthcare.org for update to date information and visit the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/. We encourage you to email our residents at firstname.lastname@example.org, be sure to put in the subject who the email is for and we will be sure to deliver it!
We apologize in advance for any concern or inconvenience this may cause. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Facility Administrator, Sara Blair 507-494-6280, email@example.com or our Director of Nursing, Jen Nogosek, 507-494-6283, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We are staying connected here at Sauer Health Care! March 2020
Email, FaceTime and Skype are available for our families to be able to stay connected with their loved ones. Emails can be sent to email@example.com
Happy Holidays from all of us at Sauer Health Care! December 2019
Home Delivered Meals December 24th 2019
Sauer Health Care staff deliver Home Delivered Meals every Friday to individuals in the community. This last Friday each person on our route got an extra special gift! Our residents made hand warmers for each of our meal recipients! Thank you ladies!
National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month November 2019
More than 16 million Americans care for people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month. Please take time this month to thank a caregiver for their love and dedication to this vulnerable population.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month October 2019
Breast cancer awareness month is always an important month for us to show our support for all the women we’ve lost and those who are fighting this ferocious disease.
National Physical Therapy Month October 2019
October is National Physical Therapy Month! Our Physical Therapists; Bob and Brad and Physical Therapist Assistant, Alex are movement experts who optimize quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands on care and resident/patient education. Check out the 2 most famous physical therapists on the internet at www.bobandbrad.com
Walk to End Alzheimer’s September 2019
43rd Annual Goodview Days August 2019
We enjoyed participating in the 43rd annual Goodview Days festivities! Residents enjoyed meeting this year’s royalty and participating in the kiddie parade.
“Food Fight” July 2019
It’s time for our annual “food fight” with area senior living facilities. Sauer Health Care is collecting food and money donations at our facility for Winona Volunteer Services for the month of July. Drop off any food items to the 3 barrels that are located near the front entrance, and in the east and west solariums. Thank you in advance! Let’s show the community that Sauer Health Care, although the smallest facility, we have the biggest heart!