COVID-19 Update 4/6: Thornapple Manor has approved admitting a resident that has tested positive for COVID 19 and has been treated at Spectrum Health Pennock. According to the information we currently have, this patient is no longer contagious.
Our resident’s safety and care is our top priority and therefore we are isolating the new resident and providing dedicated staff in that area. We have been planning and preparing for this eventuality since the first case in Michigan was confirmed.
Our Leadership, Infection Control, and Staff Education Teams, along with our Medical Director, have a comprehensive plan in place that exceeds the recommendations we have been given by the CDC, CMS as well as state guidance. We have and will continue to monitor all information and guidance adjusting our plan accordingly. This particular virus has been proven very difficult to contain but we have a plan that we feel can do just that. We have an area in our building which is uniquely suited for isolation and containment. It is anticipated that cases will continue to increase for the next few weeks straining the resources at our local hospitals.
Thornapple Manor is the next line of care for many seniors following an acute illness. Our mission is to provide high quality healthcare to meet the resident and community’s needs. We stand ready to do just that and you can help. Please follow the stay home restrictions and limit contact with others unless absolutely necessary. In addition, the number one effective weapon is hand washing. Please wash your hands often and clean surfaces that are often touched. Should you begin experiencing symptoms please self-quarantine and consult your healthcare provider.