Our Coronavirus Response

*Updated * Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Residents, family members, and friends of Snyder Village:

We want to continue to be transparent in our communication and to inform you of another update we have tonight.   

This evening, we were made aware that an employee of the Snyder Village Health Center tested positive for COVID-19. The employee has been in contact with the health department for further instruction and is quarantining at home. 

We have followed, and will continue to do so, all guidance set forth for patient care, employee safety, and efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 as provided by the Illinois Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  As a precautionary measure, all staff and visitors to our campus have been pre-screened before entering our facilities since March 6, 2020. Except for end-of-life circumstances, all visitors to our Health Center and Assisted Living facilities have been restricted since March 14, 2020.  We will continue to work with the Woodford County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health to prevent the spread of the virus and protect the health and safety of our residents and staff.  Public Health will communicate with members of our community who may have come in contact with the employee who tested positive.

We send our prayers and best wishes to the Health Center employee affected.  We recognize that this information is unwelcome news.  We have been planning for an incident such as this and have our response plan set in motion.  We are closely monitoring each Health Center resident for any symptoms and will continue to be vigilant in our prevention methods.  We commend our employees for their continued dedication and the loving care they give our residents each day. 

We will continue to keep you informed with important information and updates on our website when they become available.  If you have questions which must be answered tonight, please contact Keith Swartzentruber, Executive Director, on his cell phone at (309) 360-3101.  For further questions, please call (309) 367-4300 ext. 100 during business hours.  Thank you.

 

 

 

*Updated * Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Residents, family members, and friends of Snyder Village:

During this time of uncertainty with COVID-19, we are committed to providing you with transparent and candid communication. 

Today we were informed that two employees of Snyder Village Assisted Living tested positive for COVID-19. The employees have been in contact with the Woodford County Health Department for further instruction and are now quarantining in their homes. 

Before this diagnosis, Snyder Village had already taken precautionary measures against COVID-19.  Beginning on March 6, 2020, all staff and visitors to our campus have been pre-screened before entering our facilities.  Except for end-of-life circumstances, all visitors to our Health Center and Assisted Living facilities have been restricted since March 14, following directives from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).  We will continue to work with the Woodford County Health Department and IDPH to prevent the spread of the virus and mitigate any further issues.  Public Health will communicate with any members of our community who may have come in contact with the employees who tested positive. 

We send our prayers and best wishes to the Assisted Living employees affected.  We recognize that this news may cause uneasiness and concern among our residents, supporters, and family members.  Rest assured, dedicated individuals are working without pause to provide the best guidance and care to protect the health and well-being of our residents and staff.  We are closely monitoring each Assisted Living resident for any symptoms.  Snyder Village remains committed to our mission: To provide for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of others in a loving, dignified, and Christian atmosphere.  We commend our employees who live out this mission daily and are dedicated to providing the best care to safeguard our residents – especially in these uncertain times.

We will continue to keep you informed with important information and updates on our website when they become available.  If you have questions which must be answered tonight, please contact Keith Swartzentruber, Executive Director, on his cell phone at (309) 360-3101.  For further questions, please call (309) 367-4300 ext. 100 during business hours.  Thank you.

 

 

*Updated* Thursday, July 16, 2020

Residents, family members, and friends of Snyder Village:

As we continue our coronavirus preparedness and response planning, we want to share with you our latest update.  We currently do not have a confirmed case of COVID-19 in our facilities.  We are remaining diligent in our precautionary measures which include increased sanitizing, social distancing, the wearing of facemasks by residents and employees, and screening residents and employees for coronavirus symptoms. As we’ve adjusted to the restrictions and new protocols in our facilities, we have found new ways to keep residents engaged.  Our activity teams are doing a wonderful job of creating fun activities and crafts for our residents such as indoor bowling, water gun painting, and community parades.  Staff members also remain focused on ensuring that the mental and emotional health needs of residents are being met.  Chaplain visits, specialized activities, and one-on-one visits with staff help to keep residents engaged and connected.  Several staff members dedicate their time to facilitating video calls and plexiglass “Chat Box” visits to help encourage the vital relationship between residents and their loved ones.  We want to commend our staff members who continually show dedication in keeping our residents and their fellow coworkers safe.

We know that this virus is still a real threat in our community – especially to the vulnerable population whom we serve.  There are several ways in which you can help protect yourself and reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our local community.

Guidelines for personal safety include:

  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available
  • Practicing social distancing
  • Wearing a face covering that covers your mouth and nose when around others

For more on how Snyder Village is responding to the current pandemic, visit the “Frequently Asked Questions” page on our website.  Thank you for doing your part in helping to protect our vulnerable population.  If you have any questions, please give us a call at 367-4300. 

 

 

*Updated* Friday, June 26, 2020

Residents, family members, and friends of Snyder Village:

We thank you for your support over the past several months and appreciate the cooperation you’ve demonstrated with the necessary guidelines and restrictions.  The health and safety of those we care for remains our top priority. While restrictions for visiting inside our Health Center and Assisted Living facilities must remain in place for the time being, we are excited to begin the process of allowing outdoor visitations and are looking into options that would allow us to accomplish this safely. 

One visitation option that is available now in our Health Center and will be available next week at Assisted Living is our new “Chat Room.” The Chat Room is a plexiglass enclosure in which residents sit inside while family members visit from the opposite side of the glass.  This Chat Room still provides a necessary safety barrier to prevent the possible transfer of the virus, but allows residents and visitors to see and hear each other more clearly than through a window.  Visits are monitored by staff and the enclosure is disinfected both inside and out after each use.

Before scheduling a visit in the Chat Room, visitors must agree to follow any guidelines set by staff.  Chat Room visits for Health Center residents can be scheduled by calling 367-4300 ext. 100 and visits for Assisted Living residents can be scheduled by calling 367-2500.  Appointments are available Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  We are happy to provide this new way to visit and to help you get one step closer to being with your loved one. 

As Illinois moves into Phase 4 of Restore Illinois, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is working on preparing Phase 4 guidance for facilities like Snyder Village.  Internally, we continue to develop comprehensive plans for COVID-19 prevention and preparedness and are staying abreast of recommendations for safe and phased-in reopening strategies for the future.  We will continue to keep you updated with any new information.

If you have any questions, please give us a call at 367-4300.  Thank you and have a great day.

 

 

*Updated* Friday, June 12, 2020

Residents, family members, and friends of Snyder Village:

We want to continue to be transparent with our communication and to keep you informed of anything new at Snyder Village during this current global pandemic.  We currently do not have a confirmed case of COVID-19 in our facilities.  As we continue to follow the directives from the Illinois Department of Public Health and federal agencies, our visitor restrictions at the Health Center and Assisted Living remain in place.  We are committed to keeping our residents and employees’ health and safety our top priority during this time. 

As we protect and care for the physical health of our residents, we are also tending to the mental and spiritual health of each individual.  Since in-person religious services are unavailable for the time being, residents are being given the opportunity to view services on their televisions and given options for online viewing if they are able.  Our campus chaplain visits residents for one-on-one chats and Bible studies are being broadcast on televisions throughout campus.  Residents are also staying active and enjoying the many fun and creative activities that our staff members are producing for them.  And our employees have been staying busy helping residents connect with family and friends through phone calls, video chats, and window visits.

We know that the visitor restrictions are difficult and that many of you are missing spending time with your loved ones in person.  We are working on developing new ways for you to connect with the residents while still remaining in compliance with our State’s visitor restriction guidelines.  We will keep you updated with details of these opportunities and when they will be available. 

As always, if you have any questions, please call (309) 367-4300 during business hours.  If you must speak with someone after hours, you may call Keith Swartzentruber, Executive Director, on his cell at (309) 360-3101.  Please make sure to join us for the Family & Community Car Parade on Father’s Day at 2:00 p.m.  Details of this event can be found on our website and Facebook page.  Thank you.

 

 

*Updated* Wednesday, May 27, 2020

 Residents, family, and friends of Snyder Village:

We currently do not have a confirmed case of COVID-19 in our facilities and continue to closely monitor the recommendations of our governing agencies.  As Illinois moves into Phase 3 of the reopening plan this Friday, we will see more local businesses changing their restrictions and opening once again.  Some restrictions in our independent living Retirement Community will change on Friday to reflect the State’s opening plan. However, visiting restrictions at facilities like Snyder Village Health Center and Assisted Living are not changing, in order to protect our vulnerable population and to remain in compliance with directives from the Illinois Department of Public Health and Federal agencies.  The visitor restrictions at the Health Center and Assisted Living therefore remain in place until further notice.  We will be consulting with our Medical Director, local Health Department, and other health agencies to determine when it is safe to lift these restrictions.  Above all, the health and safety of our residents and staff remain our top priority.

We know these restrictions are hard and challenging.  We encourage you to stay in touch with your loved ones by phone calls, Facetime calls, and Google Duo calls.  These calls can be scheduled by phoning (309) 367-4300 ext. 100 during business hours.  Emails can also be sent to residents via our website at www.snydervillage.com.  Residents appreciate receiving cards and packages in the mail as well.  And we are all looking forward to the Family & Community Car Parade on Father’s Day.  Details of this event can be found on our website and Facebook page.

We will continue to keep you updated with any new information.  As always, if you have any questions, please call (309) 367-4300 during business hours.  If you must speak with someone after hours, you may call Keith Swartzentruber, Executive Director, on his cell at (309) 360-3101.  Thank you for you cooperation and patience during this time.

 

 

*Updated* Friday, May 15, 2020

Residents, family, and friends of Snyder Village:

This current global pandemic has brought challenges that most of us have never had to face before.  Here at Snyder Village, we have been impressed with how our employees have stepped up to the plate during this difficult time.  Their dedication and care for our residents and each other continues to inspire and encourage us.  We have been implementing additional ways to recognize our staff’s efforts and have been providing them with information, training, and additional means by which we can support them.  Some of our residents wanted to say a special “Thank You” to the staff for all their hard work.  Dwight, a resident in our Health Center, wanted to tell staff, “Thank you for everything you have done and do.  You are all terrific, brave, obedient, and cheerful!”  You can view more of these thank you messages by visiting our Facebook page or by clicking here.

We currently do not have a confirmed case of COVID-19 on our campus and continue to closely monitor the recommendations of our governing agencies.  In the near future, we anticipate seeing more local businesses changing their restrictions and opening once again.  However, visiting restrictions at facilities like Snyder Village are not changing, in order to protect our vulnerable population and to remain in compliance with directives from the Illinois Department of Public Health and Federal agencies.  Our visitor restrictions will therefore remain in place.  We will be consulting with our Medical Director, local Health Department, and other health agencies to determine when it is safe to lift other restrictions currently in place for our residents, such as group activities and communal dining.  Above all, the health and safety of our residents and staff will remain our top priority and any decisions made will reflect that.

We will keep you updated with any new information.  As always, if you have any questions, please call (309) 367-4300 during business hours.  If you must speak with someone after hours, you may call Keith Swartzentruber, Executive Director, on his cell at (309) 360-3101.  Thank you.


 

*Updated* Friday, May 8, 2020

Residents, family, and friends of Snyder Village:

As we continue to “shelter in place” here at Snyder Village, we are finding new ways to keep our residents safe and engaged.  It has been fun to see the creative activities that our staff has come up with while still adhering to social distancing guidelines.  Across campus, residents have been enjoying a variety of activities like one-on-one cooking classes, indoor bowling, balloon volleyball, hallway bingo, walking contests, and scavenger hunts.    

The use of technology has become vital in keeping our residents engaged and connected.  Through our internal television system, we broadcast exercise classes, Bible studies, and entertainment to residents.  Family members are able to send emails and pictures to residents through our website, and those whose loved ones reside in our Assisted Living facility are encouraged to send a video message to their resident for Mother’s Day.  Information about this can be found on our Facebook page.  And since so many of you have been enjoying connecting with your loved one through scheduled phone calls, Facetime calls, and Google Duo calls, we now have staff dedicated to facilitating these calls and keeping you connected with those you love.   

While we currently do not have a confirmed case of COVID-19 on our campus, we’ve added additional preventative measures in an effort to keep our residents and staff safe.  Residents are now wearing facemasks when outside of their room or apartment as a safeguard for the protection of themselves and others.   We continue to monitor staff and residents and have increased the frequency of screenings for possible COVID-19 symptoms.  Staff members are screened for fever and other symptoms before their shift begins and again at mid-shift.  Employees are also encouraged to self-monitor for symptoms during their shift and while away from work.  Health Center and Assisted Living residents continue to be regularly screened and all are being monitored closely for any signs of possible COVID-19 symptoms.

As always, if you have any questions, please call us at (309) 367-4300. We will continue to keep you updated with any new information.   And be sure to stop by and take part in the Mother’s Day car parade for our Health Center residents this Sunday, May 10 at 2:00 p.m.  We know events like these can’t replace hugs with your loved ones, but we hope they bring some joy.  Thank you for your continued support, cooperation, and prayers.

 

 

*Updated* Thursday, April 30, 2020

Residents, family, and friends of Snyder Village:

As we carry on navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to provide you with our latest update.  We currently do not have a confirmed case of COVID-19 on our campus and continue to closely monitor the recommendations of our governing agencies.  As a result, we have implemented additional preventative measures to protect our residents and staff.   We have increased the frequency of employee screenings for symptoms while on shift and have introduced the wearing of facemasks for residents.  Our other preventative measures remain in place such as visitor restrictions, canceling of group activities and normal communal dining, encouraging social distancing, and increased cleaning and sanitizing of our facilities.

We recognize that May 1 will bring with it some changes for the general public according to the Governor and within Woodford County, however, visiting restrictions at facilities like Snyder Village are not changing, in compliance with directives from the Illinois Department of Public Health and Federal agencies. Our visitor restrictions will therefore remain in place until it is safe to lift them, that is:

No visitors are allowed in the Health Center or Assisted Living. The only exception is for end-of-life care. The independent living apartments in the Retirement Community will continue to have limited visiting hours. No visitors under the age of 18 are allowed inside our facilities. Any visitor who is allowed to enter will be screened upon entry and asked to wear a facemask.

We will also continue to limit residents from leaving our Health Center and Assisted Living facilities except for urgent medical appointments.  All other appointments will be postponed.  We also encourage our Retirement Community residents to shelter in place during the stay-at-home order.

We know that these restrictions are difficult and it can be hard to persevere through them.  But to ensure the health and safety of our vulnerable population, we ask for your understanding and cooperation.

In order to stay connected with your loved one, we’ve implemented a new “Email a Resident” feature on our website at www.snydervillage.com under the tab titled “Contact Us”.  Phone calls, Facetime calls, and Google Duo calls can still be scheduled by calling (309) 367-4300 ext. 100 during business hours.  Packages and cards are always well received by residents if you’d like to send something through the mail.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at (309) 367-4300 during business hours.  If you must speak with someone after hours, you may call Keith Swartzentruber, Executive Director, on his cell at (309) 360-3101.  Answers to Frequently Asked Questions  can also be viewed on our website.

Thank you for your support, prayers, and cooperation.  We value you and your partnership.

 

 

*Updated* Thursday, April 23, 2020

View a video message from Executive Director, Keith Swartzentruber, by clicking here.

 

 

*Updated* Thursday, April 16, 2020

Dear residents, family, and friends of Snyder Village,

It’s hard to imagine that a couple of months ago the COVID-19 pandemic was not a large part of our lives.  While we currently do not have a confirmed case of COVID-19 on our campus, our coronavirus preparedness and response planning continues to be at the forefront of our minds. 

Infection control has always been something we take very seriously at Snyder Village. Our nursing team, including an Infection Preventionist/IT Nurse, has led the charge along with our Medical Director and other management to increase our infection prevention.  We are closely monitoring the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and have increased training for all staff on hand hygiene and proper PPE use.  Increased cleaning and disinfecting is also taking place in all our facilities.

Other preventative measures are in place, such as visitor restrictions, canceling of group activities and normal communal dining, encouraging social distancing, and the screening of all staff for symptoms.  These actions are a group effort by all staff at Snyder Village and we continue to be impressed by our employees’ dedication and care for our residents and each other.  Although things may be a little different than our residents are used to, they are still enjoying the same high level of care and love they received before this pandemic began. 

How You Can Help

With the current visitor restrictions in place, it may feel like there is not much you can do to help.  However, there are several things you can be doing now to help the residents and staff of Snyder Village.

    • Stay Connected: Since in-person visits are currently prohibited, we encourage families to communicate with their residents by calling, texting, or setting up a video call. Facetime and Google Duo calls with your loved one can be scheduled by calling our office at (309) 367-4300 ext. 100 during business hours, Monday through Friday.  Residents also love receiving cards, letters and packages.
    • Stay Compliant: We know that the current visitor restrictions that are in place are hard and that everyone is missing their loved ones. But to ensure the health and safety of our residents, we ask for your understanding and cooperation in following the guidelines and temporary restrictions that have been put in place. Thank you.
    • Stay Home: It helps protect our whole community and prevents the spread of the virus when you stay home and shelter in place. If you must go out for essential supplies, practice good social distancing.  The CDC now also recommends wearing a facemask when out in public.
    • Stay Compassionate: You can help a senior who may have exhausted their personal resources by donating to Snyder Village’s “Resident In Need Fund”. Donations can be mailed to Snyder Village, “Resident In Need Fund”, 1200 E. Partridge St, Metamora, IL, 61548 or made online at snydervillage.com.
    • Stay Prayerful: We know that many of you are praying for the safety and protection of our residents and staff and we so appreciate your prayers. Please continue to pray for Snyder Village and for our community at large.
  • Contact Us: If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at (309) 367-4300 during business hours. If you must speak with someone after hours, you may call Keith Swartzentruber, Executive Director, on his cell at (309) 360-3101.  We have also posted some common Frequently Asked Questions on our website to help answer questions you may have.

We will continue to keep you updated with any new information.  God bless you as we carry on in this journey together.

 

 

*Updated* Friday, April 3, 2020

Dear residents, family, and friends of Snyder Village,

As we continue to adjust to this new ‘temporary’ way of life, we acknowledge that this has been a trying time for all.  Even though we are longing for normalcy to return, this challenging period has also shown us how committed and strong we are as a community.  We have been blessed by the outpouring of encouraging messages, phone calls, and notes from family members and the community.  The homemade masks that keep showing up at our back door are so appreciated.  The dedication of our staff continues to impress us as they find new ways to serve our residents through this unfamiliar time.  We have been implementing additional ways to recognize our staff’s efforts and have been providing them with information, training, and additional means in which we can support them.

While we currently do not have a confirmed case of COVID-19 on our campus, we are continuing to take preventative measures to best protect our residents and employees and to prepare for whatever the future may hold.  A response plan has been has been established and additional protective measures have been put in place.  The situation in our nation, state, and local community is rapidly changing, and we spend time every day monitoring the latest guidance and applying it to our campus.

We want to thank you all for your understanding and cooperation.  We know that some of these changes, such as the visitor restrictions, are hard.  Thank you for trusting us with the care of your loved one and for allowing us to take whatever measures are needed to protect this vulnerable population.

We will continue to keep you updated with any new information.  As always, if you have any questions, please call (309) 367-4300 during business hours.  If you must speak with someone after hours, you may call Keith Swartzentruber, Executive Director, on his cell at (309) 360-3101.  Thank you.

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13).

 

 

*Updated* Tuesday, March 24, 2020

As we continue navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to provide you with our latest update.  We continue to make strides to ensure the health and safety of our residents and employees.  A team of personnel has been assigned to our COVID-19 preparation and response efforts.  They are monitoring the information and guidelines being released by the federal, state, and local officials and have been establishing a response plan for Snyder Village.  We also have communication systems put in place to relay important information and updates to residents, staff, POAs, and family members as needed.

Since we are considered an essential business, our employees are still reporting for work during the stay-at-home order issued by the governor this past Friday.  The care and support that our staff provides for our residents is incredibly valuable and we have been impressed by the commitment and care they are displaying through this challenging time. 

We have inventoried our Personal Protective Equipment and are working to secure what else may be needed.  As we prepare for the unknown, just like hospitals and other senior living facilities, we are accepting homemade face masks.  If you sew and would be willing to lend a hand, you can find information here or by contacting Ashley at [email protected] or 367-4300 ext. 135.  She can send you detailed instructions and the pattern.  Finished masks can be dropped off at the Health Center’s back door. 

And a reminder – If you are interested in having a phone call, Facetime call, or Google Duo call with your resident, please call (309) 367-4300 ext. 100 during office hours to schedule a time for your call.  For photos and more, please follow our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/snydervillage.  

As always, if you have any questions, please call (309) 367-4300 during business hours.  If you must speak with someone after hours, you may call Keith Swartzentruber, Executive Director, on his cell at (309) 360-3101.  Thank you.

 

 

*Updated* Thursday, March 19, 2020

We thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we take measures to protect the health and safety of our residents.  We wanted to share with you an update with information and some of the protective measures we are currently taking within our facilities:

No visitors are allowed in the Health Center or Assisted Living.  The only exception is for end-of-life care.  Visitors may enter the Retirement Community independent living apartments through the SV Center entrance from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  No visitors under the age of 18 are allowed inside our facilities.

Any visitor who is allowed to enter will be screened upon entry.  Visitors to the Health Center for end-of-life care will be required to wear a mask while in the building and restrict their visit to the resident’s room.

We are limiting residents from leaving our Health Center and Assisted Living facilities except for urgent medical appointments.  All other appointments will be postponed.

Increased cleaning and disinfecting is occurring inside all facilities.

All employees are screened at the beginning of their shift for fever and respiratory symptoms.

Normal communal dining and all group activities for our residents have been canceled.  Instead, residents are enjoying one-on-one activities with staff, which include playing games, reading devotionals, aromatherapy, etc. We’re also offering residents extra leisure materials (all which are being disinfected after each use), such as fun little puzzle packs, books, magazines, movies, puzzle books, coloring materials, etc.

We want to help your family member or loved one stay in touch with you. If you are interested in having a phone call or Facetime call with your resident, please call (309) 367-4300 ext. 100 during office hours to schedule a time for your call.

For photos and more, please follow our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/snydervillage.  

Thank you again for your understanding and patience during this unusual time.  As always, if you have any questions, please call (309) 367-4300 during business hours.  If you must speak with someone after hours, you may call Keith Swartzentruber, Executive Director, on his cell at (309) 360-3101.

 

 

*Updated* Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Attention Retirement Community Residents and family members:

As you are all aware by now with the COVID-19 pandemic, it is a rapidly changing situation.  Therefore, in order to further protect those residents living in the Retirement Community apartments, the following changes will be effective today, March 19, 2020:

There will be restricted access into the Retirement Community Apartment building.

Apartment resident’s family members will only be allowed to enter thru the SV Center doors between the hours of 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 4 – 6 p.m. daily.  Cottage residents may also enter during these times to eat in or carry-out from the RC Bistro. Everyone will need to complete a questionnaire and have their temperature taken by a staff member. Visitors must be healthy to enter the building.

No one under the age of 18 will be allowed to enter the building.

Independent living apartment residents are still able to come and go thru any exterior door, but please be sure to have the appropriate key with you as all doors will be locked.  However, for your health and well-being, we strongly encourage you to stay home if you do not need to go out.

Apartment residents will get your mail delivered to your door since the postal carrier will be restricted from entering the building and will not be able to access the mailboxes.

As a reminder, cottage and apartment residents can get a lunch meal delivered to your home by calling 367-4300 ext. 100.

If you need anything at all during this trying time, please call the Retirement Community Office at  367-4900. We will be happy to assist you!

 

 

*Updated* Saturday, March 14, 2020

Attention Health Center POA’s, Assisted Living POA’s, friends, and family members:

Due to the presence of a confirmed COVID-19 (Coronavirus) case in our area, the Health Center and Assisted Living facility has been closed to visitors.  The only exceptions will be for compassion/end-of-life care.  Our priority remains the health and safety of our residents and we will continue to follow the recommendations and directives issued by the government. 

Please share this information with others who may need to be informed.  We will share additional information as it becomes available.  If you have any questions, please call (309) 367-4300 during business hours. If you must speak to someone after hours, you may call Keith Swartzentruber, Executive Director, on his cell at (309) 360-3101.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

 
 
 

*Updated* Friday, March 13, 2020

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we continue to take measures to best protect the health and safety of our residents.  Family members and POA’s of our Health Center residents, please note:

The Health Center Therapy entrance will continue to be staffed for visitors to enter from 7:30 a.m. -10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily.  Please do not attempt to enter the Health Center outside of these times.  It is critical that all visitors are properly screened before entering.  If you leave the Health Center and return after more than four hours, a new screening will be required.

Visitors are encouraged to stay in the room of the resident whom they are visiting and should not be in the Bistros at meal time unless they normally assist the resident with their meals.

We anticipate that visits may be restricted further by Public Health in the near future.  We will continue to keep you updated on any changes via our website and Facebook page.  Please share this information with others who may wish to visit your loved one.  If you have any questions, please call (309) 367-4300 during business hours.  If you must speak to someone after business hours, you may call Keith Swartzentruber, Executive Director, on his cell at (309) 360-3101.

 

 

*Updated* Thursday, March 12, 2020

With the health and safety of our residents remaining our top priority, we continue to monitor the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation.   We are working with our medical director to implement preventive measures recommended by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

All entrances to our Health Center remain closed except for the Therapy entrance located at the back of the main building.  Family members and visitors can enter the Health Center through this entrance from 7:30–10:00 a.m. and from 4:00-6:00 p.m., 7 days a week.  Visiting hours at Assisted Living remain the same as what was previously posted on Tuesday.  Visitors under the age of 18 are restricted from entering any of our facilities.

A screening process will take place for all visitors before entering our facilities, which will involve answering a questionnaire and having their temperature taken with a temporal (forehead) thermometer.  All staff members will also undergo screening before each shift.

Residents in our Health Center and Assisted Living will not be leaving the facilities, except for medical appointments.

We thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we make the necessary precautions to protect our residents.  This is a quickly changing situation and we anticipate additional steps may be necessary in the next several days or weeks.  If you have any questions, please call (309) 367-4300 during business hours.  If you must speak to someone after hours, you may call Keith Swartzentruber on his cell at (309) 360-3101.

 

 

*Updated* Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Following recommendations from the Illinois Department of Public Health, Snyder Village will be implementing the following Visitor Restrictions beginning Wednesday, March 11, 2020:

Visiting hours at the Health Center and Assisted Living will be 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 2 p.m. – 5 p.m., 7 days a week until further notice.  Visitors will be screened at the Health Center Therapy Entrance or the Assisted Living Traditional Entrance (east entrance).  All other entrances will be locked.  Visitors under the age of 18 will be restricted from entering.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.  We will continue to monitor the situation and post updates and recommendations as we receive them from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the CDC.

 

 

Friday, March 6, 2020

Dear residents, family members, and friends of Snyder Village,

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to make headlines in the news media and recent reports indicate active cases now in Illinois.  We at Snyder Village are carefully monitoring the situation and have formed an action plan to prepare for the virus reaching Central Illinois and to help prevent the spread of the virus on our campus.  The health and well-being of our residents and staff remains our highest priority.  

If you plan on visiting the Snyder Village campus, please stop and ask yourself the following questions before entering any of our facilities:

1) Have I traveled internationally within the last 14 days to restricted countries?

Current countries listed as restricted according to the CDC include: China, Iran, South Korea, Italy, Japan, and Hong Kong.  View the most up-to-date list of restricted countries at www.cdc.gov.  

2)  Do I have any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath?

Milder symptoms can include body aches, and less frequently diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.

3)  Have I had contact with someone with or under investigation for COVID-19?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, we ask that you please refrain from visiting the Snyder Village campus until you are symptom free for a minimum of 14 days.  Thank you for your cooperation.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at (309) 367-4300. 

Thank you,

Snyder Village Management