Weekly COVID-19 Update

 

 

February 29th, 2021

RE: Mission Hills COVID Update

 

 

Mission Hills Post-Acute currently has ZERO COVID residents or staff.

We continue to follow all county, state and federal guidelines for Infection Control and Prevention.  We are still testing staff weekly and will continue to do so as outlined by local and state Health Departments. Read more

Weekly COVID-19 Update

 

 

February 18th, 2021

RE: Mission Hills COVID Update

 

 

 

Mission Hills Post-Acute currently has 2 PCR and 2 Rapid test confirmed COVID positive residents in the facility.  These residents are doing well and have been relocated to our COVID isolation unit.  Contract tracing indicates source event was community acquired prior to admission to Mission Hills.  All residents and staff from the section these residents previous lived have been retested and should have results by Friday.  Mission Hills will post weekly summaries to our website, missionhillspostacute.com, in order to inform staff, residents and their families of our COVID status and procedures. Read more

Weekly COVID-19 Update

 

 

February 12th, 2021

RE: Mission Hills COVID Update

 

 

 

I am happy to announce that Mission Hills Post Acute currently has no lab confirmed staff or residents in the facility!  Our most recent resident case has now recovered, no longer infectious and no longer requires isolation.  Mission Hills will post weekly summaries to our website, missionhillspostacute.com, in order to inform staff, residents and their families of our COVID status and procedures. Read more

Vaccine Celebration

Protected together! With the recent introduction of the COVID-19 Vaccines, resident and staff covid cases have dropped by over 50%. Our team is honored to do our part in helping to end this year long pandemic.

 

Updated Information Regarding Visitation

UPDATED INFORMATION REGARDING VISITATION

EFFECTIVE MARCH 14, 2020

(*updated information is in red)

 

Dear Residents, Family and Friends:

On behalf of the entire team, we want to thank you for allowing us to care for you or your loved one.  We recognize the high level of trust that you place in us, and we are committed to providing excellent care to those whom we have the privilege to serve. Read more

COVID-19 Virus – Restricted Visitation

March 13th, 2020

Re: COVID-19 Virus

CMS and the CA Dept of Public Health has issued waivers allowing Long Term Care facilities to restrict visitation when located in Counties with confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Beginning March 13, 2020 at 4pm, Mission Hills Post Acute will

RESTRICT ALL VISITATION

to our facility to essential personal and end of life only. Family members, visitors, vendors and other non-essential staff will not be allowed entry.  Please know our facility residents and employees DO NOT have any symptoms nor do we have any suspected or confirmed cases of COVID19.  We want to remain as such.

We are also taking additional steps to ensure our essential employees are safe.  We are taking their temperature and screening them everyday at the beginning of their shift.  We have enhanced hand hygiene education, protocols and stations. We have also educated them on the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 for additional self-monitoring.  The facility has added extra disinfecting programs to keep high touch areas sanitized.

I am also implementing alternative measures, such as Skype and FaceTime, to allow you to have added contact with your loved one.

This restriction will be in effect till March 31st.  At which time I will reassess with help of our local Health Dept and Advisory boards to lift or continue this restriction.

We deeply appreciate you understanding and patience as we work through this critical time.

 

Matt Scott DPT
Executive Director
Mission Hills Post Acute Care

 

 

COVID-19 Virus Information and Update

Re: COVID-19 Virus Information and Update

 

Dear Residents, Family and Friends:

On behalf of the entire team, we want to thank you for allowing us to care for you or your loved one.  We recognize the high level of trust that you place in us, and we are committed to providing excellent care to those whom we have the privilege to serve. Read more

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