Dear St. Paul Hermitage Families and Friends,
I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day! We were blessed with great weather. It was a nice day for window chats.
Last night a resident was assessed using our change in condition assessment form from the Indiana State Department of Health. In consultation with Dr. Daniel Hurley, our Medical Director, it was decided that a COVID 19 test should be ordered in addition to other tests. The COVID 19 test is scheduled for tomorrow morning at 10:00 am. This resident was moved into an isolation room until testing is complete. Of course, there can be many causes for the symptoms the resident is having. This is a precautionary measure to make sure that we catch any case of COVID 19 early to prevent the spread of it in our community.
It is always hard to share this kind of news because I know that it very stressful to receive. The roller coaster of emotions we have been living through these past months does not seem to end. And, yet, in the midst of it all, we are called to lean into Jesus’ love and trust that we are not alone. He is walking with us through it all and will never abandon us. Let us hold onto the gift of Jesus’ presence and know that we are held in His embrace.
Our current COVID 19 status is that we have had no COVID 19 positive residents. We have had eight COVID positive employees. We have two tests pending. All of our staff are recovered and have returned to work. We have had no COVID 19 related hospitalizations or deaths for both employees and residents.
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. You can reach me at 317-213-8430 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sr. Heather Jean