Laurel Senior Living Communities

 



COVID-19 NEWS

COVID-19 UPDATE


10/16/20

3 Active Nursing Home Resident Cases
1  Active Nursing Home Employee Cases
1 Active Assisted Living Resident Cases
1 Active Assisted Living Employee Cases
Twice weekly testing for all staff.

10/15/20

3 Active Nursing Home Resident Cases
1  Active Nursing Home Employee Cases
1 Active Assisted Living Resident Cases
0 Active Assisted Living Employee Cases
Twice weekly testing for all staff.

10/14/20

5 Active Nursing Home Resident Cases
1  Active Nursing Home Employee Cases
1 Active Assisted Living Resident Cases
0 Active Assisted Living Employee Cases
Twice weekly testing for all staff.

10/11/20

5 Active Nursing Home Resident Cases
0  Active Nursing Home Employee Cases
1 Active Assisted Living Resident Cases
0 Active Assisted Living Employee Cases
Twice weekly testing for all staff.

10/10/20

4 Active Nursing Home Resident Cases
0  Active Nursing Home Employee Cases
1 Active Assisted Living Resident Cases
0 Active Assisted Living Employee Cases
Twice weekly testing for all staff.

10/09/20

2 Active Nursing Home Resident Cases
0  Active Nursing Home Employee Cases
0 Active Assisted Living Resident Cases
0 Active Assisted Living Employee Cases
Twice weekly testing for all staff.

10/03/20

2 Active Nursing Home Resident Cases
2  Active Nursing Home Employee Cases
0 Active Assisted Living Resident Cases
0 Active Assisted Living Employee Cases

09/24/20

Currently we are testing all staff weekly.  Unfortunately, we have had (1) staff member who is on leave of absence to test positive on 09/21/20.  This staff member has not been back to the facility since July 22, 2020, therefore, the risk of exposure to our residents is extremely low.  However, per our guidelines we will test all residents weekly for the next 14 days.  Weekly testing continues for all staff.


To view the most current COVID-19 information visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html


Visiting Opportunities

-Outside Visits
-FaceTime
-Window Visits

At this time we are not scheduling indoor visits due to CMS restrictions regarding the high positivity rate for Laurel County.  Our facilities are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our residents and staff.  This coronavirus pandemic is an ever evolving and challenging threat to all of our senior communities, and the care and safety of the residents we serve must come first!  While we certainly understand the hardship placed upon the residents and families with not being able to visit, there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 to our residents.

Visitation Guidelines:
-All visitations must be scheduled through the Activity Director
-Staff will conduct visitor temperature checks and health questionnaire assessment before visit;
          -Are you experiencing any of the following? Cough, headache/body aches, runny nose, change in sense of taste/smell, sore throat, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, or chills?
          -Is there anyone in your household who is ill, under quarantine, or has been diagnosed with COVID-19?
          -Have you had contact with anyone that is ill, under quarantine, or has been diagnosed with COVID-19?
-Both the resident and family member must wear a mask properly-over the nose and mouth;
-Visitors will hand sanitize before and after visitations;
-Staff will escort visitor to/from the visiting area;
-No more than 2 family members per visit;
-Visits limed to 30 minutes;
-A staff member will be available to assist you with the guidelines, face masks, and social distancing, and
-Staff will clean and disinfect visiting area between visits.


 



RESIDENT TESTIMONIALS DURING COVID-19


"We are happy and thrilled to say and also report that we have not had anyone with symptoms of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 in our AL communities.  After six (6) months, thank God that we are all still alive, doing fine and now allowing limited visitations and enjoying the activities such as: Arts and Crafts, Movies, Bingo and other Games, Skits, Theme Parties,Popular Music from all Decades and hopefully, soon we will be adding back the Putt Putt Golf Contests, Corn Hole Competition, Sing-A-Longs, Concerts, Talent Show, Excursions, and other types of entertainment.  Laurel Senior Living Community is a beautiful and safe place to live.

If anyone is interested in retiring and Long Term Senior Care, I would advise and recommend that you visit Laurel Senior Living Community and become a resident with us in order to be take care , have companionship with others and to live a longer, healthy and happy life."


Lawrence Kuhl, Retired Judge Executive and Bank President



 



"I came to Village Heights in January of 2016.  It had opened in May of 2005.  I have always been pleased with all of the staff and their efforts to care for us, the residents.  I have been especially pleased with the handling of the virus during a turbulent time.  All protocols have been observed: masks are worn appropriately, social distancing is observed, and porch visits have been arranged for our relatives.  My family has also bragged on the staff of Village Heights and what a great job they have done to keep everyone safe and healthy, throughout the pandemic.  Rachel, the Activity Director, has also made an extra effort to find ways to entertain us and still observe social distancing.  We are blessed to have such a fine staff at Village Heights."


GC Garland

 



"I have been a resident of Village Heights since August 2017.  I'm writing this to express my appreciation to the management of Village Heights for their care during the COVID-19 virus.  From the onset we were assured that all precautions would be laid out for our safety and to relieve stress.  Strict rules were put into effect immediately concerning the wearing of masks, daily temperature checks and observing safe distances. 

As of this time no resident has contracted the virus.  This is something to be especially proud of.  During these months our regular scheduled activities have been continued as usual.  Activities such as exercise, one that I have helped with from time to time when needed.  Our Activities Director has arranged everything so that all activities and programs will not be neglected.  Thankfully through the spring ans summer months time could be spent outside enjoying walking and sitting together watching the deer.  Thank you management for making it possible for residents to visit with our families during these stressful times.  Family visitations have been scheduled through the Activities Director, observing all rules.  I especially loved seeing my grandchildren.  I am extremely blessed to call Village Heights my home during this time of my life."


Mildred Brewer Hacker

 




 Laurel Heights celebrates 50 years of service


One again, Laurel Heights was honored to have an employee be an award recipient at the Leading Age Kentucky 2016 Conference held in Louisville, Kentucky.  Lynne Keltner was the winning recipient of the Outstanding Service Award for Quality of Life award.  Lynne has been a social worker for Laurel Heights for 16 years.  She uses a mix of compassion, wisdom, and knowledge to ensure all residents receive the best care while maintaining as much dignity and independence as possible.  Lynne, in 2008, also received Laurel Heights' award for Department Head of the Year.

 



In September 2015 Laurel Heights was privileged to have two employees win at the Leading Age Kentucky 2015 Conference held in Louisville, Kentucky.  Tom Houchens was the 2015 recipient of the Governance Leadership Award and Loraine Cowden was the 2015 recipient of the Supportive Services Award.  These prestigious awards are given annually to employees of Leading Age Members who have exemplified excellence in the field of providing services and housing to seniors.

 



Customer Testimonials

"I have had the incredible privilege of working for Laurel Senior Living Communities for the past 10 years and currently serve as the Assistant Administrator.  Growing up in Laurel County I always enjoyed visiting and learning from the senior citizens in my life.  While a Sophomore at the University of Kentucky I worked over the summer at Laurel Heights and obtained my CNA license.  It was this experience that led me to a career choice in Long Term Care.


Laurel Heights, Laurel Village, and Village Heights are amazing communities each with a family atmosphere.  It is an incredible feeling to come to work every day and be able to make a difference in the lives of our residents.  These ladies and gentlemen are amazing and have given so much to our society and community throughout their lives.  I am very proud to be an employee of this fine organization."


John Miller, Assistant Administrator