|Christian Health Center in Hopkinsville (Photos by Jennifer P. Brown)|
Christian communities of care, which operates 11 nursing homes in Kentucky, “is using what it learned to minimize the risk of an increase in Covid-19 cases, especially as a variant of increase in the Delta suggests that long-term care facilities may not having seen the last of the viruses, ” Jennifer P. Brown and Julia Hunter report for Hopkinsville online Hoptown Chronicle.
The employee had no contact with residents, but the visitation policy was changed after “devastating infections and deaths during the first waves of the pandemic” at the nursing home, notes the Chronicle. “In 2020, 98 residents tested positive for the virus, which was nearly all of those living at the Christian Health Center, Spalding previously told the Hoptown Chronicle. Of those, 14 died of Covid-19.”
|Mary Lynn Spalding, Executive Director of Christian Care Communities and
Jason Armstrong, Executive Director of the Christian Health Center
Spalding “believes it indicates how much skilled nursing facilities have learned about infectious disease management during the pandemic,” reports the Chronicle. She said: “I don’t know of a positive way to put it, but we are very good at handling Covid and infectious diseases. It’s not that we weren’t good before, but now everyone is in tune with that. “
Spalding said: “If we do not identify any additional positive cases, we will resume our normal visit to the interior in about two weeks.” He said the facilities in Louisville and Midway have returned to regular visits after two weeks with no new cases, and Bowling Green and Corbin are on track to reopen for visitors soon.