Dear Family and Friends,
I have been reflecting a lot during this pandemic about St. Benedict’s call that we “receive each person as Christ.” I am so aware that as we care for each resident we are doing just that. Each resident offers us a glimpse of Christ. What a privilege and a gift it is to serve them. As Janet and I work the floor in health care this week, we have the opportunity to pray with and for each resident as we put them to bed. What a gift! I am so thankful for each of them.
We found out today that the county will be dropping off more Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for us on Thursday. We are very happy about this news. This will help us so that we don’t run short.
The COVID 19 update is the same. We currently have had no residents ill with COVID 19 and no residents who are symptomatic at this time. Our current COVID 19 status is that we have had no COVID 19 positive residents. We have had eight COVID positive employees. We have 8 tests pending – seven residents and one employee. Four of our staff who are ill are direct care staff on the Health Care Center. Five of the eight staff have recovered and have returned to work. We have had no COVID 19 related hospitalizations or deaths for both employees and residents. Let us pray for continued healing for our caregivers.
We are blessed with good health. Please continue to join us in praying for continued good health for each resident. If you have any questions, please let me know. You can reach me by e-mail at or 317-213-8430.
Sr. Heather Jean