Our Coronavirus Preparedness

*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 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 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