Covid Free Still!
We are still proud to say we have remained COVID free in our facility. No residents or staff members have contracted the virus.
As positive cases are now increasing in our community, we have really started to feel the pressure to do everything in our power to prevent COVID from entering the building. Masks are the new part of the uniform and good hand hygiene is enforced.
Weekly COVID-19 Testing
All staff that work inside Amie Holt are currently tested once a week for proactive testing. This includes nursing, dietary, housekeeping, laundry, maintenance, our physicians, even our administrator. When the number of positive cases in our community goes down, we can then go back to just testing employees monthly.
Indoor visitation is now available! The visits are shorter as we can only accommodate one resident with up to 2 guests at a time. The indoor visits are held in the activities room directly off the large dining room. They are 20 minutes long.
If it is a nice day and you would like more time to visit, it would be possible to visit outside on the patio for the full hour.
Please call ahead to schedule your time with Charlotte. You can reach her by calling 307-684-6161 M – F, 8 – 4, and after hours you can schedule with the nurse on duty at 307-684-2122.
Remember you will still be expected to wear a mask, stay 6 feet apart, have your temp checked, and fill out the brief questionnaire. If you have been sick or have been exposed to COVID please do not come to visit.
New Social Worker
Samantha Kessler was hired as the new Amie Holt Care Center Social Worker. She will be starting mid-November. I will be working alongside her for 4-6 weeks to ensure a seamless transition for the residents, the families, and the facility. Many things have evolved and changed in my position over the last 10 years so as you can imagine there will be a lot for her to learn. She will be great! She has a heart of gold and I am confident she will pick it all up quickly.
Halloween will look a bit different this year at the Care Center. Traditionally we have had children come into the building to trick or treat so our residents can pass out candy. Since we are still in pandemic mode, we will have to modify this. The plan is for trick or treaters to come outside to our back heated patio, and staff will hand out the candy. Please follow the signs. The residents will remain inside the dining room but will be able to see all the kids dressed up in their costumes and wave. This will take place on Friday, Oct 30, after the Monster March. We will look forward to seeing everyone at 6 pm to show off their costumes. If there is no Monster March then Amie Holt trick or treating will take place on Saturday- Halloween evening, with the same format!
Stay healthy Johnson County! It helps us out at Amie Holt when our community members are doing their part too.