COVID-19 Recorded Update Line: 402-504-6215

Prior Maple Crest Covid-19 Updates

Update 7-9-20:

Once again Maple Crest would like to thank everyone for their continued support during this difficult time. Through the coordinated efforts of many people and organizations the residents at Maple Crest are free from COVID-19.

New Communication Schedule

Moving forward we are changing our COVID website updates to every three weeks. If you have any questions about the ongoing COVID protocols please feel free to contact the community and we will be happy to answer your questions.

CDC recommended protocols that remain in place:

– Maintaining social distancing
– Continuing our enhanced infection control protocols
– Screening staff health status prior to entering the Community
– Increasing the frequency of health assessments for residents
– Dedicating staff to serve those who may be at higher risk
– Engaging residents in individualized activities to meet their social needs
– Expanding use of Personal Protection Equipment (masks, face shield, gowns etc.)

Staying in Touch

To stay in contact with loved ones you can use one of the follow methods: Zoom, Facebook video chat, Skype,and phone calls.Please contact our community and one of our staff members will be happy to help you.

If your loved one exhibits signs of COVID-19 you will be contacted as soon as possible to answer any questions you may have. We realize this situation is challenging for the families and friends of Maple Crest residents and we thank you for understanding.

Resident COVID-19 Information

At this time there are no COVID cases in the Community and we anticipate moving to Phase 2 of re-opening middle of July.

For future updates please continue to visit our website.

Thank you for your supporting Maple Crest.

Eugenie Ahounou
Administrator
Maple Crest Health Center

 

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Update 6-30-20:

At this time Maple Crest has one resident that has tested positive for the COVID virus (COVID-19). The individual has been isolated from the resident population and will be continually monitored until they recover. We will continue to closely monitor all residents and test them as needed to reduce the risk of further infection. Moving forward the staff will continue to work diligently to keep the remaining residents healthy and safe.

We continue to follow all CDC recommendations regarding Personal Protective Equipment, sanitation procedures and visitation restrictions.

CDC recommended protocols that remain in place:

– Maintaining social distancing
– Continuing our enhanced infection control protocols
– Screening staff health status prior to entering the Community
– Increasing the frequency of health assessments for residents
– Dedicating staff to serve those who may be at higher risk
– Engaging residents in individualized activities to meet their social needs
– Expanding use of Personal Protection Equipment (masks, face shield, gowns etc.)

If your loved one exhibits signs of COVID-19 you will be contacted as soon as possible to answer any questions you may have. We realize this situation is challenging for the families and friends of Maple Crest residents and we thank you for understanding.

Staying in Touch

We encourage you to let us know what we can do to ensure you are able to connect with loved ones via  Zoom, Facebook video chat, Skype and of course phone calls.Please contact our community and one of our staff members will be happy to help you.

For future updates please continue to visit our website.

Thank you for your supporting Maple Crest.

 

Eugenie Ahounou
Administrator
Maple Crest Health Center

 

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Update 6-25-20:

Maple Crest wants to thank everyone for the overwhelming support during this difficult time. We have received countless notes and phone calls of encouragement which kept us coming to work each and every day. Words cannot express how your support has made a difficult time better with the donations of supplies, food and of course financial gifts. We are so fortunate to have an amazing group of residents and family members.

We are happy to say that our efforts are working and the residents and staff at Maple Crest are free from COVID-19. To ensure the continued safety and well-being of all concerned we will continue to follow CDC recommendations regarding Personal Protective Equipment, sanitation procedures and visitation restrictions.

CDC recommended protocols that remain in place:

– Maintaining social distancing
– Continuing our enhanced infection control protocols
– Screening staff health status prior to entering the Community
– Increasing the frequency of health assessments for residents
– Dedicating staff to serve those who may be at higher risk
– Engaging residents in individualized activities to meet their social needs
– Expanding use of Personal Protection Equipment (masks, face shield, gowns etc.)

We encourage you to let us know what we can do to ensure you are able to connect with loved ones via  Zoom, Facebook video chat, Skypeand of course phone calls.Please contact our community and one of our staff members will be happy to help you.

If your loved one exhibits signs of COVID-19 you will be contacted as soon as possible to answer any questions you may have. We realize this situation is challenging for the families and friends of Maple Crest residents and we thank you for understanding.

Resident COVID-19 Information

At this time there are no COVID cases in the Community and we anticipate moving to Phase 2 of re-opening in the beginning of July.

For future updates please continue to visit our website.

Thank you for your supporting Maple Crest.

 

Eugenie Ahounou
Administrator
Maple Crest Health Center

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Update 6-18-20:

We want to thank all the residents, families and staff for their continued effort during this time of uncertainty. The precautions you have taken to protect yourself and others have been effective and Maple Crest is now free from COVID-19 cases. This is very good news for residents and families and we hope to see an easing of restrictions in the future.

We anticipate receiving additional guidance from our state and federal government agencies as we learn more about COVID-19, and how we can best protect residents, families and staff.

CDC recommended protocols that remain in place:

– Maintaining social distancing
– Continuing our enhanced infection control protocols
– Screening staff health status prior to entering the Community
– Increasing the frequency of health assessments for residents
– Dedicating staff to serve those who may be at higher risk
– Engaging residents in individualized activities to meet their social needs
– Expanding use of Personal Protection Equipment (masks, face shield, gowns etc.)

We encourage you to let us know what we can do to ensure you are able to connect with loved ones via  Zoom, Facebook video chat, Skype and of course phone calls.Please contact our community and one of our staff members will be happy to help you.

If your loved one exhibits signs of COVID-19 you will be contacted as soon as possible to answer any questions you may have. We realize this situation is challenging for the families and friends of Maple Crest residents and we thank you for understanding.

Resident COVID-19 Information

At this time there are no COVID cases in the building. To date we have had thirty three residents test positive at Maple Crest.

For future updates please continue to visit our website.

Thank you for your supporting Maple Crest.

Sincerely,

Eugenie Ahounou
Administrator
Maple Crest Senior Living Community

 

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Update 6-3-20:

With the first part of June arriving we see communities around the country ease COVID restrictions. As a senior health care center we understand our path will continue to be a balance between the safety of isolation and the unfortunate stress isolation can cause residents and families.

To make sure residents and families have an opportunity to connect with one another we want to remind you that we have several communication avenues available to you, Zoom, Facebook video chat, Skype and of course phone calls. Please contact our community and one of staff members will be happy to help you.

Moving forward we will continue to work with state and federal agencies to shape our plans and ensure the wellbeing of our residents and staff.

CDC recommended protocols that remain in place:

– Maintaining social distancing
– Continuing our enhanced infection control protocols
– Screening staff health status prior to entering the Community
– Increasing the frequency of health assessments for residents
– Dedicating staff to serve those who may be at higher risk
– Engaging residents in individualized activities to meet their social needs
– Expanding use of Personal Protection Equipment (masks, face shield, gowns etc.)

If your loved one exhibits signs of COVID-19 you will be contacted as soon as possible to answer any questions you may have. We realize this situation is challenging for the families and friends of Maple Crest residents and we thank you for understanding.

 Informational Conference Calls

Maple Crest will be conducting informational conference call every Wednesday at 3:30 pm. The call will be hosted by Administrator Eugenie Ahounou,Director of Nursing Naomi Kamoro, and Nurse Liaison Joey Burt. The team will be available to answer questions from callers about how Maple Crest is managing during the COVID quarantine.

To join the call at the time noted above please call-in using the following:

– Call in number 1-877-668-4490
– Enter Passcode 287-455-213
– If necessary you may also need to enter a meeting Password: abhm2020

Resident COVID-19 Information

We are currently monitoring 12 COVID-19 positive residents. To date, 33 residents have tested positive at the Maple Crest Health Center. We will be retesting residents as needed and taking the appropriate steps to ensure their wellbeing. The residents that have tested positive are in isolation and will remain separate from the main resident population until they recover.

For future updates please continue to visit our website.

Thank you for your supporting Maple Crest.

Sincerely,

Eugenie Ahounou
Administrator
Maple Crest Senior Living Community

 

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Update 5-28-20:

During the past week, as businesses begin to re-open across the state and restrictions are relaxed, we are encouraged to a see aspects of life return to normal. However for us in healthcare, particularly senior living, it will take some time before we see a full return to “business as usual”. As a result we must continue to adhere to federal and state guidelines that restrict us from relaxing rules for visiting the community and other group activities at this time.

For residents, the staff is working hard to enhance their lives through new and innovative activities that are mindful of social distancing and other requirements. Hallway bingo, doorway singing, and virtual museum tours are just a few of the ways that we are supporting and engaging our residents. Our community has received gifts of puzzles, crossword, word search or adult coloring books and flowers. We are so grateful to families and friends of Maple Crest for their generosity in supporting our residents

CDC recommended protocols that remain in place:

– Maintaining social distancing
– Continuing our enhanced infection control protocols
– Screening staff health status prior to entering the Community
– Increasing the frequency of health assessments for residents
– Dedicating staff to serve those who may be at higher risk
– Engaging residents in individualized activities to meet their social needs
– Expanding use of Personal Protection Equipment (masks, face shield, gowns etc.)

If your loved one exhibits signs of COVID-19 you will be contacted as soon as possible to answer any questions you may have. We realize this situation is challenging for the families and friends of Maple Crest residents and we thank you for understanding.

 Informational Conference Calls

Maple Crest will be conducting informational conference call every Wednesday at 3:30 pm. The call will be hosted by Administrator Eugenie Ahounou,Director of Nursing Naomi Kamoro, and Nurse Liaison Joey Burt. The team will be available to answer questions from callers about how Maple Crest is managing during the COVID quarantine.

To join the call at the time noted above please call-in using the following:
– Call in number 1-877-668-4490
– Enter Passcode 287-455-213
– If necessary you may also need to enter a meeting Password: abhm2020

Resident COVID-19 Information

We are currently monitoring 28 COVID-19 positive residents. To date, 33 residents have tested positive at the Maple Crest Health Center. We will be retesting residents as needed and taking the appropriate steps to ensure their wellbeing. The residents that have tested positive are in isolation and will remain separate from the main resident population until they recover.

For future updates please continue to visit our website.

Thank you for your supporting Maple Crest.

 

Sincerely,

Eugenie Ahounou
Administrator
Maple Crest Senior Living Community

 

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Update 5-21-20:

Over the past week Government Officials have taken initial steps to re-open business and establishments throughout the State of Nebraska. Like you, Maple Crest is anxious for a return to normalcy where visitors are warmly welcomed into our Community and residents, families and friends can interact without restrictions.

However, because seniors are considered high-risk for COVID-19 infection, federal and state guidelines restrict us from relaxing rules for visiting and other group activities at this time. Please understand this is a difficult time for all concerned and we will continue to do all we can to keep our residents and families connected in a way that is safe for everyone.

CDC recommended protocols that remain in place:

– Maintaining social distancing
– Continuing our enhanced infection control protocols
– Screening staff health status prior to entering the Community
– Increasing the frequency of health assessments for residents
– Dedicating staff to serve those who may be at higher risk
– Engaging residents in individualized activities to meet their social needs
– Expanding use of Personal Protection Equipment (masks, face shield, gowns etc.)

If your loved one exhibits signs of COVID-19 you will be contacted as soon as possible to answer any questions you may have. We realize this situation is challenging for the families and friends of Maple Crest residents and we thank you for understanding.

 Informational Conference Calls

Maple Crest will be conducting informational conference call every Wednesday at 3:30 pm. The call will be hosted by Administrator Eugenie Ahounou,Director of Nursing Naomi Kamoro, and Nurse Liaison Joey Burt. The team will be available to answer questions from callers about how Maple Crest is managing during the COVID quarantine.

To join the call at the time noted above please call-in using the following:
– Call in number 1-877-668-4490

– Enter Passcode 287-455-213
– If necessary you may also need to enter a meeting Password: abhm2020

Resident COVID-19 Information

We are currently monitoring 27 COVID-19 positive residents. To date, 30 residents have tested positive at the Maple Crest Health Center. We will be retesting residents as needed and taking the appropriate steps to ensure their wellbeing. The residents that have tested positive are in isolation and will remain separate from the main resident population until they recover.

For future updates please continue to visit our website.

Thank you for your supporting Maple Crest.

Sincerely,

Eugenie Ahounou
Administrator
Maple Crest Senior Living Community

 

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Update 5-13-20:

The Maple Crest Health Center continues to adhere to the CDC and Nebraska Department of Health guidelines in an effort to reduce the spread of the COVID -19 virus. Maple Crest is closely monitoring residents who have tested positive or exhibited symptoms of the COVID-19 and has implement recommended healthcare protocols.

The CDC guidelines include:

– Maintaining social distancing
– Continuing our enhanced infection control protocols
– Screening staff health status prior to entering the Community
– Increasing the frequency of health assessments for residents
– Dedicating staff to serve those who may be at higher risk
– Engaging residents in individualized activities to meet their social needs
– Expanding use of Personal Protection Equipment (masks, face shield, gowns etc.)

Should your loved exhibits signs of COVID-19 you will be contacted as soon as possible to answer any questions you may have. We realize this situation is challenging for the families and friends of Maple Crest residents and we thank you for understanding.

Informational Conference Calls

Maple Crest will be conducting informational conference call every Wednesday at 3:00 pm. The call will be hosted by Administrator Eugenie Ahounou,Director of Nursing Naomi Kamoro, and Nurse Liaison Joey Burt. The team will be available to answer questions from callers about how Maple Crest is managing during the COVID quarantine.

To join the call at the time noted above please call-in using the following:
-Call in number 1-877-668-4490
-Enter Passcode 287-455-213
-If necessary you may also need to enter a meeting Password: abhm2020

Resident COVID-19 Information

We are currently treating eighteen COVID-19 positive residents. To date, twenty residents have tested positive at the Maple Crest Health Center. This includes the eighteen residents currently being treated. The residents that have tested positive are in isolation and will remain separate from the main resident population until they recover

For future updates please continue to visit our website.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Sincerely,

Eugenie Ahounou
Administrator
Maple Crest Senior Living Community

 

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Update 5-5-20:

Maple Crest Health Center continues to follow all CDC and the Nebraska Department of Health guidelines to treat those residents who have tested positive for the COVID-19 and are monitoringother residents who have exhibited symptoms of the virus.

These guidelines include:

– Maintaining social distancing
– Continuing our enhanced infection control protocols
– Screening staff health status prior to entering the Community
– Increasing the frequency of health assessments for residents
– Dedicating staff to serve those who may be at higher risk
– Engaging residents in individualized activities to meet their social needs
– Expanding use of Personal Protection Equipment (masks, face shield, gowns etc.)

We understand this is a difficult time for the families and friends of residents and you can be certain we are doing everything we can to create and maintain a healthy and safe environment. However, if your loved exhibits signs of COVID-19 you will be contacted as soon as possible to answer any questions you may have.

Please visit our website for future updates.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Sincerely,

Eugenie Ahounou
Administrator
Maple Crest Senior Living Community

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Update 4-28-20:

At this time no residents at Maple Crest have tested positive for the COVID virus (COVID-19). The staff continues to work diligently to keep the Community clear of the virus and we appreciate the understanding from resident’s families and friends.

Maple Crest continues to follow recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and State Officials to keep residents and staff healthy, safe and reduce the risk of spreading the virus. The recommendations include:

– Maintaining social distancing
– Continuing our enhanced infection control protocols
– Screening staff health status prior to entering the Community
– Increasing the frequency of health assessments for residents
– Engaging residents in individualized activities to meet their social needs
– Dedicating staff to serve those who may be at higher risk
– Expanding use of Personal Protection Equipment (masks, face shield, gowns etc.

Information Conference Call to be held on May 6th, at 3:30 CST.

Maple Crest understands that open communication is an essential part of the care and services we provide, and we are committed to keeping family and friends informed and connected to loved ones. For that reason we are holding an informational call on May 6th, 2020 at 3:30 CDT.

The call will be hosted by our Director of Nursing, Naomi Kamoro. Naomi will be available to answer questions from callers about how Maple Crest is managing during the COVID quarantine.

If you are interested in attending the please call 402-551-2110 to RSVP.

Eugenie Ahounou
Administrator
Maple Crest Health Center

 

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Update 4-21-20:

 At Maple Crest Health Center our first and primary priority is the health and well-being of our residents and staff. To ensure their protection we are taking all necessary precautions recommended by the CDC and the Nebraska Department of Health.

– Maintaining social distancing and visitation restrictions
– Continuing our enhanced infection control protocols
– Screening staff and essential workers health status prior to entering the Community
– Increasing the frequency of health assessment for residents
– Engaging residents in individualized activities to meet their social needs
– Dedicating staff to serve those who may be at higher risk
– Expanding use of Personal Protection Equipment (masks, face shield, gowns etc.)

At this time, we are pleased to say there are no residents at Maple Crest that have tested positive for the COVID virus (COVID-19). The staff is working hard to keep the Community clear of the virus and we appreciate your support and understanding.

We recognize communication is vital and are committed to keeping residents and families connected and informed. Our clinical teams are contacting family members to share information about their loved ones and respond to questions. We will also provide regular updates to family members on the status of the Community via our website and one-on-one communication.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Eugenie Ahounou
Administrator
Maple Crest Health Center

 

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Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Questions & Answers:

American Baptist Homes of the Midwest (ABHM) understands the concern family members have for their loved ones. The COVID-19 outbreak only heightens that concern. Hopefully, the answers to the questions below give you peace of mind that ABHM is doing everything possible to keep your family member safe.

How is ABHM monitoring and keeping residents from being exposed to COVID-19?

  • ABHM is in contact with our state Health Departments and Centers of Disease Control (CDC).
  • Centers of Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) sends out communications and updated information.
  • The Medical Director and Medical Team verify our current medical treatment plans are aligned with current clinical guidance and standards of practice.
  • Transportation is only provided for essential doctor appointments.
  • Social gatherings have been discontinued until further notice.
  • Proper Hygiene and social distancing is being taught to and implemented by our members, residents, employees and vendors.
  • Deep cleaning schedules have increased at all levels of care at ABHM Communities.
  • All employees and essential visitors/vendors are screened prior to entering our Communities.
  • Communal dining has been discontinued until further notice.

What are the signs and symptoms COVID-19 and will my loved one go to the hospital if diagnosed?

  • The signs and symptoms are similar to the A/B Flu: difficulty breathing, cough, fever (100 degree F), a general feeling of being sick or having no energy, or an uncomfortable feeling that something is wrong (malaise).
  • We will place the positive COVID-19 loved one (pending or positive test results) in isolation to prevent spreading it to other residents.
  • ABHM will care for your loved one as long as their symptoms remain mild and their other medical conditions do not flare-up, which could complicate the recovery process.
  • If symptoms do become severe and require more hours of nursing and medical team attention, the resident may be transferred to the hospital.

What happens if an ABHM employee gets COVID-19?

  • ABHM is following all CDC recommendations related to employee and COVID-19.Unfortunately if one of our employee does become ill with COVID-19 that employee will need to be quarantined at home and recover under the care of their physician.  Once recovered that employee will be screened prior to coming back to work to assure that he/she is ready to return to work per the CDC guidance and approval of their physician.

Is there COVID-19 test kits readily available at ABHM communities?

  • At this time test kits are not available at ABHM communities. The local health department and the primary care physicians will decide who should be tested based on the symptoms of the resident.
  • The health department will provided the test kits or instruct a private lab to deliver the test kit to the community.

Are there concerns with medical/cleaning, food supplies or deliveries?

  • On a daily basis ABHM Teams consisting of the Administrator, Director of Nursing and Infection preventionist discuss and review food service, supplies and all other community needs to ensure we have ample supply to serve residents .
  • There have been reported shortage of personnel protection wear (PPE). However at this time ABHM is experiencing routine deliveries and is in continuous contact with suppliers.

Does the CDC recommend the use of a facemask to prevent COVID-19?

  • CDC does not recommend that people who are healthy wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19.
  • You should only wear a mask if a healthcare professional recommends it.
  • A facemask should be used by people who have COVID-19 and are showing symptoms.
  • The use of facemasks is crucial for health workers and other people caring for someone infected with COVID-19 in close settings.

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March 13, 2020

Dear ABHM Residents and Families:

Although there is no presence of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community, Maple Crest Health Center is taking a proactive approach to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Age is a risk factor for COVID-19, so that makes the population at our communities vulnerable to this illness. Underlying medical conditions can also increase the risk and severity of the sickness so we encourage residents to assess your individual situation and limit your exposure as you see fit.

In addition to the recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and in an effort to keep people safe, healthy and prevent the spread of all communicable illnesses, Maple Crest has adopted a “no visitor policy” as follows:

  • All doors will remain locked at all times.
  • All vendors and essential healthcare personnel will have to enter through the main entrance and will have to answer the questions recommended by the CDC.
  • Exceptions will be made for families during major change in condition of their loved one and/or during end of life process.
  • Any visitor who has traveled to China, Iran, South Korea, Italy, Japan or Hong Kong in the last 14 days must stay out of the building and self-quarantine for at least 14 days.
  • Any visitor who has traveled to Seattle, Washington, New York, California, Singapore, Thailand or Taiwan must monitor yourself for symptoms and wear a mask while at our community.
  • Any visitor with signs or symptoms of respiratory infection may not enter the building.

The facility will be available to answer any questions and address any concerns. Facetime, Skype and telephones will be available for you to keep in touch with your loved ones while we are going through this evolving situation. We will continue to provide updates when appropriate.

Common sense approaches we use to combat influenza will be some of the most effective prevention methods for COVID-19. The safety of the residents and staff remain our top priority.

Click here for more information from the CDC.

Sincerely,

Jeffrey Hongslo
President and C.E.O.
American Baptist Homes of the Midwest