COVID UPDATE PAGE
Here's the most recent Facebook Live Covid Q&A Session.
For more videos, see our COVID Information playlist
on Fairview Haven's YouTube channel.
-Please pray that the residents will stay safe from covid and that those who have had covid will heal physically, mentally and emotionally.
-Pray for the emotional well-being of the residents. Separation from the outside world (primarily families) is very difficult.
-Pray for the spiritual well-being of the residents. As one resident stated: "It hurts so bad to know people are running around carelessly and I just have to sit here."
We currently have several team members unable to work due to testing positive or being in close contact with someone who tested positive.
-Please pray that God will provide a peace that He is in control of all things and will get us through this very difficult time.
-Pray that God would protect our team from the virus.
-Pray for the emotional and spiritual needs of our team. Everyone is affected differently during this difficult time.
-Pray that God will give us added spiritual strength and fortitude to love and support the residents when they are struggling.
-We are in need of CNAs and caregivers for Connections Home Care currently. Please pray that God will send the right people for our ministry.
EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL WELL-BEING -
Our team has been through a lot in the past month (November/December).
We have had a number of resident positive cases as well as team members who have been off work quarantining or ill themselves. They have been stretched thin.
We have lost some residents who were well-loved. This is always difficult, but especially so when so many are ill at once and we are working so hard to care for them.
Please pray for emotional strength and healing and for God's comfort.
-Pray for our families. It is so hard to have a loved one in a retirement community right now. Pray that we continue to build trust with our families. Pray that our families can support their loved ones from a distance. Pray for the emotional and spiritual needs of our families.
-Pray that Fairview Haven can be a light in our community. Pray that we can share the love of Jesus during these very dark and troubled times. Pray that our team will create a safe haven from the storm for the elders we serve.
PRAISES - THANKING GOD:
-Thankful for our team's incredible efforts in quickly and safely setting up the covid unit on a Sunday late afternoon and evening.
-Our team pulling together and helping each other as other team members are out on quarantine. As we have had more positives and other challenges, our team steps up to do tasks outside of their job descriptions.
-Wonderful support from volunteers and the maintenance team to get the visiting parlors built.
-God answered our prayers and provided a night nurse.
-So many wonderful supporters who send encouragement and pray for us.
-We are so blessed by a couple of nurses who are helping us out, filling in shifts for nurses who are not able to work.
PRAY WITHOUT CEASING.
IN EVERY THING GIVE THANKS:
FOR THIS IS THE WILL OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS CONCERNING YOU.
-I Thessalonians 5:16-18
FROM THE RISING OF THE SUN
UNTO THE GOING DOWN OF THE SAME, THE LORD'S NAME BE PRAISED. -Psalm 113:3
Keeping You Updated...
Fairview Haven's COVID-19 Information page will provide our residents, families and friends with current information about the COVID-19 situation at Fairview Haven.
CURRENTLY FAIRVIEW HAVEN IS IN PHASE 1 --
YOU CAN KEEP IN TOUCH WITH YOUR LOVED ONES
IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS...
VISITING PARLORS RE-OPENING AS OF THURSDAY, DEC. 3, 2020
Fairview Haven and Serenity Villa both have a visiting parlor where residents may safely visit with loved ones. Fairview Haven's is located in the Life Enrichment courtyard and Serenity Villa's is north of Serenity Villa.
If you would like to visit someone in the visiting parlor, please schedule your visit by calling the Fairview Haven receptionist at 815.692.2572. Visits are scheduled on the hour and are 45 minutes long. Visitors need to arrive 15 minutes before the time scheduled to allow time to screen in with the receptionist. The last 15 minutes of the hour are needed to sanitize the visiting parlor.
Visiting hours are only restricted based on availability of the Fairview Haven team to monitor the visit. All visits have to be monitored for compliance.
No person may visit the Fairview Haven campus if he/she has symptoms associated with COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19.
Visitors may not have any contact with any resident while on campus for a visit.
Residents who are under isolation or quarantine aren't able to receive visitors.
SEE A VIDEO TOUR OF A VISITING PARLOR HERE
SEE PHOTOS ON OUR BLOG
If you'd like to schedule an outdoor visit, please contact the Fairview Haven receptionist 815.692.2572 during the hours of 5 am to 5 pm. CURRENT STATUS: NO OUTDOOR VISITS ARE BEING SCHEDULED AT THIS TIME AS OF 10-25-2020
If you'd like to schedule a virtual visit (skype, zoom, facetime etc.) please contact Dixie Steidinger 815.692.6706 Email
Serenity Villa Virtual Visits - please contact the Serenity Villa team 815.692.6730
Be creative in your virtual visits! Sing a song together, show your loved one a project you're working on, play a game together. Please include children - we are really missing the joy and innocence of children!
You can visit loved ones through the windows. Windows must be kept closed at all times. If you and your loved one have difficulty hearing each other, it is a good idea to use phones for communication. Please let a Fairview Haven team member know if a resident needs assistance with a window visit.
MAIL, PACKAGES OR PHONE CALLS
Good old-fashioned snail mail is a delightful surprise for people to receive.
You can leave packages or gifts for residents between the front doors of Fairview Haven. Please make sure they are clearly marked with the person's name.
Phone calls are a wonderful way to keep in touch and hearing the voice of a loved one will certainly brighten a resident's day. If you need to use the resident phone, the number is: 815.692.6784.
Would you like to help spread cheer and joy to the Fairview Haven family through this trying time?
We'd love to get your messages of love and support.
CLICK HERE TO SEE SOME IDEAS FOR
SPREADING CHEER AND JOY!
We'd love it if you'd make a cheerful video to upload to our YouTube channel. The residents enjoy the videos, especially with children.
Email Sally Fehr with any questions or to send your video.
VIDEO OF THE CHILDREN'S PARADE ON COLUMBUS DAY
It is the policy of Fairview Haven to give equal opportunity to all qualified persons
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, disability, national origin or age.