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COVID-19 Alert

May 23, 2020 Letter

We continue to work with the Office of Public Health to do surveillance testing on all residents at Amelia Manor. We will continue to test residents that have previously tested negative at intervals advised by the OPH. The resident and the resident representative will be notified of any positive test results. To date we have had 39 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in residents and staff, and we continue to have people at varying stages of the illness from fully recovered to newly diagnosed. As per OPH guidance, we are using the Symptom-Based Strategy for determining when residents are no longer infectious. We continue to implement all mitigating actions listed in our previous posts and work with our local and state agencies to guide our treatment protocols. We will continue to keep the Amelia Manor Nursing Home community updated on all developments with updates on the facility website at least weekly and with each new confirmed COVID case in a resident or employee. 

May 20, 2020 Letter

To date we continue to have had 38 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in residents and staff, and 24 of the cases have recoveredAs per OPH guidance, we are using the Symptom-Based Strategy for determining when residents are no longer infectious and are considered recovered.  We re-tested all residents that have previously tested negative on 5/19/20 as part of OPH recommendations for prevalence screening.  We continue to work with our local and state agencies to guide our treatment protocolsand to implement mitigating actions listed in our previous posts such as hand hygiene, social distancing, and screening of both residents and staff for symptoms. We will continue to post updates on all developments on the facility website at least weekly and with each new confirmed COVID case in a resident or employee. 

May 13, 2020 Letter

We continue to work with the Office of Public Health to do surveillance testing on all residents at Amelia Manor. We will continue to test residents that have previously tested negative at intervals advised by the OPH. The resident and the resident representative will be notified of any positive test results. To date we have had 38 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in residents and staff, and we continue to have people at varying stages of the illness from fully recovered to newly diagnosed. As per OPH guidance, we are using the Symptom-Based Strategy for determining when residents are no longer infectious. We continue to implement all mitigating actions listed in our previous posts and work with our local and state agencies to guide our treatment protocols. We will continue to keep the Amelia Manor Nursing Home community updated on all developments with updates on the facility website at least weekly and with each new confirmed COVID case in a resident or employee. 

May 11, 2020 Letter

As has been reported, there have been multiple confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Amelia Manor Nursing Home. When the first case was confirmed on April 10, 2020, residents and their resident representative were notified by phone.  As soon as a case is suspected in residents, our team quickly notifies the proper state agencies as well as the resident, resident representative and staff. The affected individuals are receiving proper medical attention and are placed in transmission-based precautions as directed by CDC and the Louisiana Office of Public Health. Our team continues to implement all Louisiana Department of Health and CDC recommended protocols to protect our residents’ safety and wellbeing.  We are able to provide testing through the State Lab and MedComp Sciences with results typically within 48-72 hours.  We maintain frequent contact with the Office of Public Health and discuss any changing dynamics within our facility.  We provide daily reporting to the Louisiana Office of Public Health via the “Daily COVID Suspect Cases and Potential Outbreak Survey”.  We have contact every weekday with the VA and provide a detailed report of cases three times a week.  We will begin mandatory reporting to the CDC once full access to the reporting site has been established.   We are currently working in conjunction with the Office of Public Health to have every resident in the facility tested for COVID-19.  To date we have had 37 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in residents and staff.  We have people at different stages of the illness from fully recovered to newly diagnosed.  As per OPH guidance, we are using the Symptom-Based Strategy for determining when residents are no longer infectious.  We continue to implement mitigating actions such as active screening of residents and staff for symptoms of COVID-19, cancel communal dining and activities, practice social distancing, perform frequent hand hygiene, prohibit all non-essential visitors from entering the building, cohorting ill residents in area with designated staff, rescheduling of appointments, utilizing telemedicine visits when they can’t be rescheduled, and extending isolation precautions beyond the recommended guidance from CDC.  We will continue to keep the Amelia Manor Nursing Home community updated on all developments with regular updates on the facility website.

May 8, 2020 Letter

As has been reported, there are confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Amelia Manor Nursing Home. As soon as a case was confirmed, our team quickly notified the proper state and federal agencies, as well as residents, family members and staff. Our residents are receiving proper medical attention and our thoughts and prayers are with the them and their family. Our team continues to implement all Louisiana Department of Health-recommended protocols to protect our residents’ safety and wellbeing, including restricting non-essential visitors. We will continue to keep the Amelia Manor Nursing Home community updated on all developments. To learn how you can best protect yourself and your family from COVID-19, visit ldh.la.gov.

May 6, 2020 Letter

Effective immediately, the Louisiana Department of Health is directing and requiring all nursing homes in Louisiana to prohibit all non-health care related visitors for 30 days between the dates of March 12, 2020 and April 10, 2020 unless otherwise extended by written notice from the Department of Health. We are asking the general public and family members to refrain from visiting Amelia Manor. LDH and LNHA are keeping us updated with the Coronavirus outbreak. This new strain of the Coronavirus is causing major problems in elders with underlying health issues. Our main concern is the safety of our residents. We know that this will create some uneasiness and worry. Please feel free to call our facility at 337-234-7331 to arrange an alternative way of communicating with your loved one such as phone calls, Skype or Facetime. Regular updates will be posted on the Amelia Manor Nursing Home Facebook page and website AmeliaManor.com. Thank you for your help and understanding during this process.