COVID-19 Reporting for September 17, 2020

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COVID-19 Cases Recovered
PVN Residents 13 10
PVN Teammates 33 31
External Admissions to COVID-19 Unit 42 34

Nursing Visitation Updated

Dear Residents, Families and Teammates, We are happy to announce that Gov. Greg Abbot approved limited visits to Texas nursing homes. While September 24th has been chosen as the start date for the visits, we are still awaiting final guidelines from the state regarding how the visits will be conducted. The following is our initial …

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Positive Teammate

Dear Residents, Families and Teammates, We recently learned that one of our Therapy teammates, who works in the Transitional Rehab Center (TRC), tested positive for COVID-19. While this teammate works in the TRC, they have occasional  presence in Independent and Assisted Living. This role does not provide direct resident care. We are completing contact tracing and …

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Re Tests

September 8, 2020 Dear Residents, Teammates and Family Members, Last week we communicated to you that we utilized the BD Veritor Plus machine to conduct a round of required COVID-19 testing in the skilled nursing area at Presbyterian Village North (PVN). As a reminder the BD Veritor was provided by the government to aid organizations …

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Testing Update

Dear Residents, Teammates and Family Members, As of August 26, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Health and Human Services (HHS) now requires that skilled nursing facilities base their COVID-19 testing protocols on community infection rates. Based on the positivity rate of 10.5% in Dallas, Presbyterian Village North (PVN) must test …

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Nursing Visitation Update

Dear Residents, Family Members and Teammates, Presbyterian Village North (PVN) was featured in this Sunday’s edition of the Dallas Morning News as one of the 12 providers in the state, and one of two in Dallas, that meets the criteria for outside visitation to skilled nursing and assisted living. It is important to note that …

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Nursing Visitation

Dear Residents, Families and Teammates, Many of you may be aware of a new ruling from the Governor of Texas concerning nursing home visitation. The ruling is “hot off the press” and parts of it are confusing and conflictive. We have sought the counsel of our representative at the Texas Department of Health for clarity …

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Dear Residents, Families and Teammates, Today we’ve received two additional positive results through our COVID-19 testing. One teammate who tested positive for the virus works in the Transitional Rehabilitation Clinic (TRC) dining services group. This teammate’s last day at work was yesterday and as with all teammates providing patient care in assisted living and skilled …

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Assisted Living

Dear Residents, Families and Teammates, As you are aware new cases of COVID-19 are on the rise in North Texas and across the nation. We continue to maintain our commitment to virus screening and have increased the frequency of testing our residents and teammates. As such, we are naturally seeing more cases that are positive. …

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COVD-19 Update

July 11th, 2020 Dear Residents, Families and Teammates, We have learned today that two additional teammates and two private duty nurses working for assisted living residents have tested positive for COVID-19. One positive teammate is a member of our dining team within the transitional rehab center who self-quarantined and has not worked since June 20. …

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PVN Limits outside Visitors

Dear Residents, Teammates and Family Members, The leadership team at Forefront Living meets each morning to review and discuss the organization’s response to pandemic. We review protocols, procedures and carefully track how the virus is impacting our state and our local community. Furthermore, I meet with Resident Council leadership daily to discuss the same information.  …

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