THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2020
For questions, please contact our Compliance Hotline at (765) 962-6546 extension 489.
As always, you may reach Friends Fellowship President Christopher Fields at (765) 962-6546 extension 421.
DAILY COMMUNICATION WITH RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVES
Friends Fellowship Community will begin daily communication with all resident representatives of record on a daily basis beginning on May 4th, 2020. A COVID-19 dashboard of information will be communicated each day. We are excited to announce that we will begin communicating this information electronically via automated voice, text or email daily through our new partnership with One Call Now. Information included will appear in this format:
For initial compliance and recordkeeping purposes, phone calls will be made on Monday and Tuesday to verify information with the resident representative.
RESTRICTED VISIT UPDATE
Friends Fellowship Community is offering virtual visits with your loved one via Skype, FaceTime and Zoom. If you would like to arrange a virtual visit, please email us at email@example.com and we will contact you to arrange the visit. We recognize this is a difficult time for everyone.
Friends Fellowship Community thanks everyone that has come forward to serve your neighbors in this time of need. Friends Fellowship Community has one objective as an organization at this time. That objective is to prevent the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus.
We recognize that the visit restrictions in place are challenging to all involved. We wish for everyone to remain safe and infection free. We need your help to prevent the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus. We recognize this is an extremely assertive and inconvenient stance, but the transmission capability of the COVID-19 virus is aggressive and unforgiving to the population we love and serve. Contact with any person for a brief amount of time may spread an infection.
COVID-19 (Coranavirus) is present in Indiana. Contracting COVID-19 may be fatal.
A National Emergency was declared 3/13/2020 in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services revised visitation guidelines as part of the National Emergency Declaration.
This is important. If a resident, family member, or legal guardian insists on taking a voluntary leave of absence from the Main Building, Health Care Center, or The Courtyards, and Friends Fellowship Community has a reasonable basis for concluding the resident will pose a COVID-19 exposure risk if allowed back in the facility, the provider may involuntarily discharge the resident under state law.
INDEPENDENT HOUSING RESIDENTS
• Governor Eric J. Holcomb on Monday, April 20, 2020 extended the order requiring Hoosiers to remain in their homes except when they are at work or for permitted activities, such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety. This new Stay-At-Home Order, Executive Order, 20-22, takes effect Monday, April 20th and ends on Friday, May 1st, but could be extended if the outbreak warrants it.
• Indiana roads will remain open. You should only travel if it is for your health or essential work.
• Planes and other types of transportation may be used for essential travel.
• Essential activities include activities needed for sustenance, necessities of life, health, education, or employment, and as necessary to take care of others while applying social distancing requirements.
• You may not enter the Main Building, Health Care Center, or The Courtyards. We are asking for your cooperation as circumstances and information require us to maintain this interim practice.
• You may not enter the Main Building to pick up your mail and packages. Staff will begin daily delivery of mail and packages to your home.
• You may not attend activities and events in the building.
• You may not visit residents that reside in the building.
RESIDENTS THAT RESIDE IN THE MAIN BUILDING
• You may not enter the Health Care Center or The Courtyards at this time. We are asking for your cooperation as circumstances and new information require us to change practices on a daily basis.
• You may not have visitors meet you in the Main Building.
At this time, only immediate family members and primary caregivers may visit if their loved one is experiencing end of life care.