According to the MN Department of Human Services & Health Report Card, Trinity Care Center has been ranked #2 out of 350 Care Centers in the State of MN for highly satisfied residents and families! We want to take a moment to sincerely thank you for helping us to achieve such success, but more importantly that we are working as a team to bring happiness and health to our residents. Here’s to many more years of helping the elderly of MN find care and love that they deserve. Thank you again!!
Trinity Campus is a non-profit campus comprised of *Skilled Care Center*10 Bed Memory Care*54 Unit Independent and Assisted living*Outpatient Therapy Services.
Our campus continues to routinely test non-vaccinated staff weekly and when an employee or resident show signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or has had exposure to a confirmed case of COVID-19. Today we had one employee test positive for COVID-19 at Trinity Terrace. We are following recommendations from MDH, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
What happens next? Tenants who are unvaccinated and were exposed to the positive employee will be quarantined. Thankfully our Trinity Terrace tenant vaccination rate is 97%. Currently no tenants will be required to quarantine. Visitors may continue. We will be testing all tenants on 10/6/21 and 10/12/21 or should someone present with signs and symptoms. All staff will also begin twice per week testing. Once we have come out of a two week period where no additional staff or residents test positive we will resume normal testing guidelines.
This week an employee tested positive for COVID 19. This employee had no direct contact with residents, the only change to our current process will be testing all staff and residents. We will continue to monitor all staff and residents for signs and symptoms of COVID 19.
With any questions or concerns please contact me. Thank you
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Minnesota’s Governor and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announced yesterday some relaxation in wearing masks. This is exciting and welcome news. However, MDH is indicating that this news does not change masking or eye protection for nursing home or assisted living residents, staff and visitors. The rules in place last week remains the same at this time. When MDH makes any additional changes which impacts nursing homes or assisted living facilities, we will let you know.
Our campus continues to routinely test non-vaccinated staff and when an employee or resident shows signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or has had exposure to a confirmed case of COVID-19. We are following recommendations from the MDH, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Thank you again for helping us fight this COVID-19 virus. Your support, prayers, and caring will not be forgotten. Please follow our Facebook page Farmington Health Services, dba Trinity or our website (www.sfhs.org) for all COVID updates and information on what is happening inside our campus.
Trinity monitored staff and residents for COVID-19 this week. There were no positive cases on campus. This week reflects our 2nd week of covid testing since our COVID positive exposure. Should all results return negative Trinity Care Center will be re-opening for visits. You will receive a similar notice when this occurs.
Unfortunately, while cases in long-term care centers remain relatively low due to vaccination efforts, case rates in our local communities have climbed dramatically again. County positivity rates continue to dictate testing frequency and visitation policies. Data published Tuesday show there were 193 people in Minnesota’s hospitals getting intensive care for COVID-19 complications the day before, a rise of 21% from last week.
To read our Visitation practice in more detail, we urge you to check our website. Out of state travel, known exposures, symptoms of Covid 19 and/or refusal to follow infection control protocol will restrict your visitation.
Today we were notified of an employee testing positive for COVID 19. This employee worked in both the Chateau and Cottages. Unfortunately, this means residents located in these areas (301 – 328 and 413 – 441) will no longer be able to receive visitors until we have gone two consecutive weeks with no additional positive cases for this area.
For residents residing in the TCU (401 – 412), if the first round of outbreak testing reveals no additional COVID-19 cases in other areas (e.g., units) of the care center, then visitation can resume for the TCU residents.
The beauty shop will be closed following our outbreak testing precautions. For the safety of our residents and staff, residents will be quarantined to their rooms and employees will initiate full PPE use (gowns, eyewear, and masks). Testing of all residents will begin today.
Essential Caregiver visits will continue with the use of full PPE and testing.
Please assist us in communicating this information to other members of your family.
If you are unvaccinated, limit chances for contact with someone with COVID-19. Two weeks prior to your gathering, avoid people who do not live with you and settings where you cannot stay at least 6 feet away from others. Avoid bars, restaurants, or carpools where people do not consistently wear a mask.
Wear a well-fitting mask when you are inside places other than your home.
Wear a well-fitting mask at outdoor events where you cannot stay at least 6 feet away from others. See CDC: Improve How Your Mask Protects You (www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/yourhealth/effective-masks.html).
Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly and ask people coming into your home to do the same.
Stay at least 6 feet from others who live outside your household, whenever you can.
Create a safe setting
Create a safe setting for visitors
Before anyone enters your home, ask if they have had a fever, cough, body aches, fatigue, runny nose, or other symptoms of COVID-19. People with symptoms should stay home and away from all others. They should be tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible.
Before anyone enters your home, ask if they have recently been near someone with COVID-19. People who have spent time near a person with COVID-19 should stay home and away from others. They should be tested five to seven days after the contact.
Before bringing someone who needs long-term care into your home, get yourself and your household members tested for COVID-19.
Before anyone enters your home, especially someone at-risk for more severe illness, wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose completely.
Before anyone enters your car, wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose completely. If people staying with you can also wear a mask, ask them to do so as well.
Before anyone enters your home, set up your house so people can stay 6 feet apart from others. See Indoor Air Considerations: COVID-19 (www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/indoorair.html). LONG – TERM CARE GUIDANCE FOR OUTINGS.
For current recommendations about creating a safe space for visitors, see Protect Yourself & Others: COVID-19 (www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/prevention.html).
Contact the nursing home or assisted living-type facility
Nursing homes and assisted living-type facilities follow strict regulations and guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in their buildings. Before taking someone out of nursing homes or assisted living-type facilities, make sure you understand the current guidelines.
Vaccination for COVID-19 is ongoing. We look forward to the day when more restrictions can be removed.
CURIOUS ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY? TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR.Virtual Tour