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COVID-19 Updates

June 5, 2020 WEEKLY Update

June 5, 2020
To: Solheim Employees, Residents, Family Members and Stakeholders
From: Sam Oden, CEO

Throughout the past few months you have received regular communications from Solheim as we have responded to the coronavirus pandemic.  As we settle into a routine of regular testing, monitoring and rediscovering what our future will look like, we will be sharing updates with you weekly.

As of today, we have no positive residents or staff in our Halvorson Memory Care Neighborhood or in our Residential and Assisted Living Campus.  We have 3 Skilled Nursing Residents and 4 Skilled Nursing direct care staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19.  We have no new positive cases since our last communication.

We are happy to announce that we are now accepting applications for residency in our Halvorson Memory Care Neighborhood, as well as our Residential and Assisted Living Campus.  If you would like more information, please contact our Director of Sales, Lucy Laloyan at 323 257 7518 X212 or email LLaloyan@solheimsenior.org.

Moving forward, we will continue to assess and understand our ability to slowly re-open, keeping our staff and resident’s safety at the forefront of our planning decisions.  Much thought and planning are going into these discussions.

We are discussing how we will ‘re-open’ our communal dining, knowing we are at our core, social beings, but still must follow social distancing guidelines!  We are thinking through how we are able to re-open for visitors yet continue with the safety of our residents and staff as a priority. 

Our activities are shifting slightly, as our staff provide as much one-on-one time as possible, helping residents with their ‘salon and hair’ needs, and a game of cards or chess here and there as well.  

We will continue testing our staff regularly and will continue to offer testing to all residents in our community.  We will be reaching out to our residents and family members for approval.

We will continue to update you as changes occur. If you have any questions, please direct them to Tina Antypas at tantypas@solheimsenior.org or call 323 257-7518 X225.

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