Sedgwick County identifies COVID-19 clusters at 3 adult care homes in Wichita – KWCH

” From day one our top priority has actually been to safeguard our residents and personnel while offering quality take care of our residents,” stated Regional Manager Kristy Tuner, Registered Nurse. ” Our staff are evaluated day-to-day prior to the start of their shift and are required to use a mask at all times. We are not allowing outside visitors, nevertheless, households are allowed options to stay in touch with their loved ones. Although this is very hard for all included, our top focus is to decrease the direct exposure threat as much as possible for our citizens. Currently, we are doing whatever possible to quarantine the situation – regular cleaning, increased use of PPE, increased resident screening, and visitation limitations to only the most vital to fulfill the medical needs of our homeowners.
She continues, “The clinical team implemented infection control treatments following the recommended guidelines and got a zero-deficiency infection control study in all 5 of our homes from Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services prior to the cluster.”.
Homestead of Wichita, 12221 W. Maple St., Wichita, 67235.
· 18 cases (nine homeowners, 9 personnel).

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – Sedgwick County has identified new clusters of COVID-19 at three adult care homes in Wichita:
Reflection Living, 1377 N. Iroquois, Wichita, 67203
· Seven cases (five citizens, two staff).
· No deaths.

There is still the risk of the incubation duration from exposure, the negative resident test results show transmittable illness procedures are working to secure homeowners.”.

· No deaths.
· Residents and staff will be re-tested at the end of the week.
If a case is recognized in an adult care home, Sedgwick County recommends that the facility isolate any symptomatic people away from other homeowners. Citizens and personnel are tested, either by the Health Department at no cost or through the facility.
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· One death (homeowner).
· All homeowners and personnel have been checked.
· Two cycles of screening have been done.
” As of this moment, Homestead of Wichita is taking care of 8 COVID-19 positive residents who are all presently asymptomatic, stated Midwest Health Marketing Director Ali Ellis. “All 8 are residents of our memory care neighborhood, which is contained area specifically developed to look after elders with Alzheimers and other types of dementia. All COVID-19 positive locals on our care at first checked favorable on July 17 and no additional citizens have actually checked favorable since.

Homestead of Wichita likewise uses assisted living in a different area of the facility, but no assisted living residents were COVID-19 favorable or evaluated favorable for the SARS-CoV-2 infection. To mitigate the danger of transmission, no team member are being shared between assisted living and memory care.
Two rounds of COVID-19 screening have actually been finished at Homestead of Wichita. The first tests on July 17 found there were 9 homeowners that were COVID-19 favorable while the follow-up test on July 24 identified that there were no brand-new cases of COVID-19. The results for the 2nd round are motivating as no additional citizens were COVID-19 favorable. Although there is still the danger of the incubation duration from exposure, the negative resident test results indicate infectious illness procedures are working to safeguard citizens.”.
Platinum Care Home, 5701 E. 17th St. N., Wichita, 67208.
· Less than five cases.

Presently, we are doing whatever possible to quarantine the scenario – frequent cleansing, heightened use of PPE, increased resident screening, and visitation constraints to just the most necessary to satisfy the medical needs of our citizens.
” As of this moment, Homestead of Wichita is caring for eight COVID-19 positive locals who are all presently asymptomatic, stated Midwest Health Marketing Director Ali Ellis. “All 8 are locals of our memory care neighborhood, which is consisted of area specifically created to care for elders with Alzheimers and other forms of dementia. All COVID-19 favorable residents on our care initially checked positive on July 17 and no additional locals have checked favorable given that.