Coronavirus Communication Update

8/15/2022

COVID-19 UPDATE

8/15/2022 Healthcare Center

Long-Term Care staff isolation requirements differ based on current staffing requirements, per the CDC. 

Resident Count

  • Open Cases 0

Employee Count

  • New Positive 0

8/15/2022 Friendship Towers Assisted Living Apartments

Long-Term Care staff isolation requirements differ based on current staffing requirements, per the CDC. 

Resident Count

  • Open Cases 1

Employee Count

  • New Positive 0

Forest View & Baunta Independent Living Apartments

There is no requirement for the residents to report to us if they have been exposed or tested positive for COVID-19. The cases that we report in the updates below for residents will be cases that the residents voluntarily report to us. We will always notify in the blog below if we have independent living employees who test positive. 

COVID UPDATE | April 13, 2022

We have a staff member at the Healthcare Center that has tested positive after noticing symptoms after vacation. The staff member hasn’t worked in the building since March 31st and no testing is required of staff or residents at this time.

COVID UPDATE | April 5, 2022

Fayette County is currently in the GREEN on the incidence map! No residents or staff are required to test, regardless of vaccination status, unless they are symptomatic or a new resident admit. T Of course, all staff must remain diligent with hand hygiene and infection control procedures.  

COVID UPDATE | March 16, 2022

Sayre Healthcare Center Because we currently do not have any newly identified cases from our testing on Monday, 3/14, starting on Thursday, 3/17, we can go back to testing only unvaccincated staff. Right now, Fayette County is still ‘Red’ on the Kentucky indicator map, so unvaccinated staff will need to test twice/week until the community…

COVID UPDATE | March 14, 2022

Healthcare Center There were no new positives today at the Healthcare Center. Praise the Lord! We will only test unvaccinated staff on Thursday and twice per week from then on until Fayette County is in the green on the new map. We feel like that will be SOON! Fayette County is out of the red…

COVID UPDATE | March 10, 2022

Fantastic news! We tested all residents from Unit 100 and all staff at the Healthcare Center today and we have no new positives! We will test one more time at the Healthcare Center on Monday, 3/14. Communal Activities OPEN All Healthcare Center residents may participate in communal activities! We are actively planning outings for the…

COVID UPDATE | March 8, 2022

As a result of yesterday’s testing at the Healthcare Center, we have one new COVID positive resident on Unit 100. We will need to have two rounds of no new tests before we can open up to group activities and communal dining. We will test residents on Unit 100 and all staff on Thursday, March…

COVID UPDATE | March 7, 2022

Sayre Healthcare Center All residents on Unit 100 and all staff tested today at the Healthcare Center. If there are no new positives, residents will begin dining in the Life Enrichment Center on Wednesday, March 9th! At this time, there are no new positives that have come in! Friendship Towers All residents in our Assisted…

COVID UPDATE | March 4, 2022

All results have returned from testing at Friendship Towers (all residents and all staff) on Thursday, 3/3. All results are negative. No more testing of residents on the Heritage and Expansion Wing necessary at this time. We will test residents of the Assisted Living Memory Care Community again next week. All results have returned from…

COVID UPDATE | March 3, 2022

Residents on Unit 100 and staff tested today at the Healthcare Center. All residents of Friendship Towers and staff tested today. Results are beginning to come in and no new positives at this time. 

COVID UPDATE | March 2, 2022

Testing Residents on Unit 100 and staff at the Healthcare Center will test tomorrow, Thursday, 3/3. We have had one new resident and one new staff member test positive on that unit. All residents at Friendship Towers will test on Thursday, 3/3. If there are no new positives on floors 1 & 2 of the…

COVID UPDATE | March 1, 2022

Masking You may have heard that the CDC has changed it’s guidance toward masking. What changed for healthcare settings? The CDC has emphasized that the revised guidance is not applicable to healthcare settings. The CDC Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance defines “healthcare settings” as “places where healthcare is delivered and includes, but is not…

COVID UPDATE | February 28, 2022

Sayre Healthcare Center We are thrilled that all test results from PCR testing this morning have returned NEGATIVE. We will do one more round of testing on Thursday, March 3rd before opening Unit 100 to communal dining and activities again. 1:1 Life Enrichment Activities will continue until then. Friendship Towers Heritage & Expansion Wings We…

COVID UPDATE | February 25, 2022

Friendship Towers We continue to be thankful that there have been no new cases in our Assisted Living Memory Care Community at Friendship Towers. They have resumed communal dining and activities! We’re hopeful that we are going to be working toward that direction for the Heritage and Expansion residents as well soon. The residents are…

COVID UPDATE | February 24, 2022

We tested all staff and Unit 100 residents at Sayre Healthcare Center today and have two additional positive residents from Unit 100. We tested all Heritage and Expansion residents and staff at Friendship Towers and and we have 3 additional residents that have tested positive and also 1 staff member. On this gloomy cold day,…

COVID UPDATE | February 23, 2022

All staff and Unit 100 residents will test tomorrow, February 23rd at Sayre Healthcare Center. Residents and staff of the Heritage Wings and the Expansion at Friendship Towers will also test tomorrow.

COVID UPDATE | February 22, 2022

UPDATED WITH NEW INFO AGAIN AT 6:30 PM Sayre Healthcare Center We have an additional staff member that has tested positive on Unit 100. Unit 100 is currently paused to activities and communal dining. Friendship Towers Friendship Towers has had two additional residents from the Heritage/Expansion test positive today. All Friendship Towers COVID positive have…

COVID UPDATE | February 21, 2022

UPDATED AGAIN AT 8:45 PM — Friendship Towers Unfortunately we have seen a spike at Friendship Towers. Staff and residents at Friendship Towers PCR tested on Monday, 2/21. We have 15 additional resident cases in the Heritage Wings and Expansion Wing of Friendship Towers. No new cases in the Assisted Living Memory Care. Memory Care…

COVID UPDATE | February 18, 2022

Friendship Towers Unfortunately, we have had an increase of positive COVID cases for residents and staff at Friendship. As a result, we will be conducting PCR testing for all residents and staff at Friendship Towers on Monday, 02/21/2022 and Thursday 2/24/2022 starting at 9:00am.  We will be testing door to door and be following CDC…

COVID UPDATE | February 17, 2022

We have one new staff member at Friendship Towers that has a positive test result today. We will be testing all staff and residents (Memory Care and Assisted Living/Independent Living) tomorrow, 2/18 and on Monday, 2/21. Communal activities are paused at this time out of an abundance of caution. We have one new staff member…

COVID UPDATE | February 16, 2022

We will test residents on all three units and staff on Thursday, 2/17 at the Healthcare Center. We do have two new positive residents at Friendship Towers. Out of an abundance of caution, we will test the entire Friendship Towers staff and residents tomorrow, 2/17. All activities will be paused.

COVID UPDATE – February 15, 2022

Testing Correction – We reported that Friendship Towers was testing yesterday, but they are in fact testing all residents and staff today, 2/15. All results from PCR testing on Friday, 2/11 have come back negative. We did have 2 staff members test positive  at the Healthcare Center that has interaction with all three units. We…

COVID UPDATE – February 14, 2022

Testing All residents of Friendship Towers and staff tested today, 2/14. Any unvaccinated staff tested at the Healthcare Center today. Boosters & Vaccine A booster & vaccine clinic was held at Sayre Healthcare Center today for any staff on campus that wished to receive either the vaccine or a booster if they had not chosen…

COVID UPDATE – February 11, 2022

Only unvaccinated staff were required to test yesterday, 2/10, at the Healthcare Center. No new positives. Residents and staff of the Assisted Living Memory Care Community at Friendship Towers tested yesterday. We had one new positive resident case from that round of testing. A resident in our Friendship Towers Expansion also tested positive yesterday. Both…

COVID UPDATE – February 9, 2022

Great news – no new cases at Sayre Healthcare Center as a result of testing for the last 2 rounds which means the following for residents and staff at Sayre Healthcare Center: Vaccinated staff can go back to surgical masks! Unvaccinated staff still required to wear N-95 masks Communal dining resumes in LEC on Thursday,…

COVID UPDATE – February 8, 2022

We have good news for the Healthcare Center! Because we have gone through two rounds of testing with no new positives, we will only be testing unvaccinated staff and symptomatic residents! We will resume communal dining in the Life Enrichment Center on Thursday as well. We know everyone will be excited to be in that…

COVID UPDATE – February 7, 2022

TESTING We tested Unit 100 & 200 and all staff on Monday, 2/7 at the Healthcare Center (some weekend staff will test today/tomorrow). We have received the test results back from the lab and there are no new positives! Thank you, Jesus!  We tested all residents and staff in the Assisted Living Memory Care Community…

COVID UPDATE – February 4, 2022

Today we are grateful for 22 staff members that stayed the night on campus to ensure that there would be care this morning for residents if the roads were in too poor condition for some to make it in. We also had a multitude more that came in early for their shifts last night to make…

COVID UPDATE – February 3, 2022

Residents at Sayre Healthcare Center on Unit 1 and 2 and all staff tested this morning. The lab was able to expedite the results and there are no new positives, praise the Lord! Baunta and Forest View Apartments each have a resident that has self-reported that they are in isolation. Assisted Living Memory Care Community…

COVID UPDATE – February 2, 2022

We do have two new positive staff members at the Healthcare Center. One works weekends and the other is a dietary staff member. Residents and staff on Unit 100 and 200 will test on Thursday, 2/3. We have one new Assisted Living Memory Care resident that tested positive and a staff member at Friendship Towers.…

COVID UPDATE – February 1, 2022

Testing Results We do not have all the testing results returned from Friendship Towers yet, but we do have one new staff member to report today. We will test all residents and staff on the 3rd floor, the Assisted Living Memory Care Community on Thursday, 2/3. At Sayre Healthcare Center, test results were returned and…