Landis Communities Updates
This is a very important update for all those with connections to Landis Communities. Please watch the video by clicking on the image below. If you prefer a printed version, it can be found HERE.
The most current information from Landis Communities can be found in the video below. If you prefer reading the report, it can be found HERE.
November 4 Landis Communities Video Update
You will find the video update below. If you prefer a printed version, you can find it HERE.
This video provides updates from across the organization. You can see it HERE. A printed version can be found by clicking the image below.
We are coming to you Sunday with an important update about rising COVID-19 cases at two of our affiliates, Welsh Mountain Home and Landis Homes. Please take a few minutes to watch the video HERE. If you prefer to read the update, a printed version is found by clicking on the image below.
October 21, 2020
You have heard us say many times over the past eight months that the health and safety of residents, clients and team members is our highest priority. We have also committed to being as transparent as possible in sharing information regarding regulations, testing and confirmed cases. This has been an extremely fluid situation.
For several months, we announced changes in guidelines almost daily – it was hard to keep up! At first, it was all about stay at home orders, suspended services and various restrictions.
Then we started to take steps to reopen. For Residential Living at Landis Homes this has been a slow process but we have been fortunate to be able to keep taking steps forward with very little need to step back.
For Personal Care and Healthcare at Landis Homes it has been much more difficult. Restrictions were in place longer and then as we took steps forward to reopen, we have also had to take steps back.
Landis at Home has been very busy meeting increased needs throughout the pandemic and has made changes as necessary to minimize risk for clients.
Landis Adult Day Services closed for six months and has slowly been increasing their capacity.
Steeple View Lofts residents have been fortunate to have no known cases of COVID-19.
Welsh Mountain Home had two team members test positive in recent months but through this had managed to contain the spread.
Across Landis Communities, we have followed and will continue to follow, guidance set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to minimize the risk of Coronavirus transmission.
However, as we see the community spread of the virus increasing, the impact is getting greater on the organization.
- More team members are needing to stay home because of possible exposure and testing. This is creating significant staffing challenges.
- This week at Welsh Mountain Home, we learned a team member and a resident have tested positive for COVID-19. Three other residents are showing symptoms and have been isolated. All team members and residents are being tested today.
- A Landis at Home team member has tested positive.
- A test is pending for a client of Landis Adult Day Services.
- At Landis Homes:
- All 178 tests done last week in Personal Care came back negative
- The pending test in Residential Living was negative
- Residents and team members in two Personal Care households are being tested this week because of exposure to positive team members
- One resident in Healthcare was tested for symptoms
We want to share this with you so you can get a sense of how each exposure, each person with symptoms and each test has a ripple effect on the team as well as the residents or clients in that area of the organization.
Last week we commented on an article from LNP regarding the increase in COVID-19 cases in Lancaster and surrounding counties. The numbers continue to rise and as we enter the cooler months and the start of flu season, we are very concerned.
Please continue to do everything you can to protect yourself, your neighbors, your family and friends. We understand that you are tired of hearing the same message regarding washing our hands, wearing a face covering and maintaining physical distance. But if this week is any indication of what lie ahead, we must all remain vigilant. We know it will be hard to do with the holidays coming, but it is very important to avoid indoor gatherings as much as possible. These smaller family gatherings are now being identified as a significant way COVID-19 is spreading.
We are grateful that Landis Communities is filled with people who believe in prayer. Please continue to hold up all who live and serve throughout the organization. We do not know what the future will bring but we know He holds our hand.
Residents, clients and family members may contact Jenny Sheckells with questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717.381.3573.
Flu & Coronavirus Precautions at Landis Homes
Please watch this short video to learn how to use the self check in at the Residential Living entrance and The Crossings entrance. Begins 10-15-2020. Click HERE.
Landis Homes is committed to strictly following the standards and protocols of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). You can click HERE for the information.
We end the week with a short report from Landis Homes. The video can be seen HERE. The printed version is HERE. The next scheduled video will be for all of Landis Communities on Wednesday next week, due to the Memorial Day weekend.
We end the week with reporting from Landis Homes. This includes thankfulness for no reported cases of Coronavirus and gratefulness for all who are serving residents so well. You can watch the video HERE or download a printed version HERE. The next anticipated report will be Monday.
The week starts with updates for persons connected to Landis Homes with information from Executive Director Michelle Rassler. The video can be found HERE. If you prefer the printed version, it can be accessed HERE.
The Monday April 20 video has information from Landis Homes including important information about recycling and a new way for loved ones to contact residents. You can see the video HERE. A printed copy is found HERE.
Easter Weekend Information
Everyone at Landis Homes wishes you a blessed Easter, even as we experience the sorrow of not being together with family and friends. Our next scheduled update will be Monday, April 13th at 3:00PM.
Today’s video from Beth Trout and Michelle Rassler gives important information about Personal Care and Healthcare settings on the campus of Landis Homes as well as update on the Pantry that will be opening soon. The video can be found HERE. If you prefer a printed copy, the PDF of the file is located HERE.
As this unusual Easter Week unfolds, President/CEO Larry Zook shares thoughts on the season and gives updates from the organization. The video can be watched HERE. The printed version of these remarks is found by clicking HERE.
Friday’s video wraps up the week and looks ahead with information for Landis Homes. You can view the video HERE. In addition, the printed information can be found HERE. For those wanting to create their own Face Covering, a pattern is located HERE.
Today’s video from Landis Communities contains information regarding a number of the partnerships the organization has and how they are adapting during these times. You can see the video HERE. The printed version is found by clicking HERE.
The video for March 31st brings important reminders of how to stay in compliance with the Lancaster County Stay at Home order as well as updates from across the Landis Communities, affiliates. You can see the video HERE. The printed version can be found HERE.
Today VP of Operations/Executive Director of Landis Homes, Michelle Rassler, shares important information for all on the campus of Landis Homes. Please watch the video HERE. It is also possible to read the information by clicking HERE.
March 24 Video: Beth Trout, Jenny Sheckells and Michelle Rassler share information for the Residential Living areas at Landis Homes. Today’s video can be found HERE and a printed version is available HERE.
Today’s Video gives updates from Pathways Institute and other parts of the organization. You can see the video HERE and read the information HERE. Thank you to all who are supporting our organization during this time.
Vice President of Operations/Executive Director of Landis Homes Michelle Rassler shares reminders for residents and others relating to our community as well as how to spot potential scams. You can watch the video HERE and can read the report by clicking HERE.
There are important changes to live in Residential Living at Landis Homes today. Please see the video HERE containing important information. In addition to what is covered in the video, click HERE for a written version as well as a list of free online resources that are helpful if you are seeking activities to do while indoors. We are grateful to Pathways Institute for pulling this together.
March 19 Video from Landis Communities: A look at affiliates efforts
Vice President of Advancement/Communications asks President/CEO Larry Zook how the affiliates are working together in their precautions during the COVID-19 outbreak. The video can be seen HERE. A printed copy with similar information can be found HERE.
Landis Homes Executive Director Michelle Rassler interviews the directors of Personal Care and Healthcare, providing updates on these two parts of the Landis Homes community. The video can be seen HERE. A PDF file with additional information is available HERE.
The video for Tuesday March 17th focuses on Questions regarding those living in Residential Living in Apartments, Cottages, Hybrids and Suites. Please share this video with others. You can find the video HERE. A printed version with additional detail can be found by clicking HERE.
Today began new restrictions on visitors to Landis Homes and the other parts of Landis Communities located at 1001 East Oregon Road. We continue to follow recommendations from national and state leaders in our responses. Please look at the video linked HERE to learn more about these new traffic patterns.
This week, the impact of coronavirus has exploded around the world. It is an unprecedented time. At Landis Homes, team members are carefully monitoring and implementing government regulations and protocols. We are also committed to doing all we can to maintain open communication with residents and families. Our number one priority is the health and safety of all residents and staff. More Information HERE. A video with Michelle Rassler and Beth Trout can be seen HERE
March 13 Additional Update: For the safety of all residents, Landis Homes is now restricting visitation in Personal Care and Health Care areas of Landis Homes. This means, except for end-of-life situations, visits will not be possible.
March 13 Update video: A video recording March 13 with President/CEO Larry Zook, VP of Operations/Executive Director of Landis Homes Michelle Rassler and Board Chair Dr. Dan Mast. Please click on this link to watch this important update. https://vimeo.com/397457765
March 11 Update: Additional safety measures are being put in place today to limit the spread of flu and to prevent COVID-19. We understand that these changes may cause disruption to your daily life. Please know that these hard decisions are being made for the health and safety of all Landis Homes residents and team members. For details see https://www.landishomes.org/critical-campus-information/
March 10 Update:
For the safety of all Landis Homes residents, extended protocols to limit the spread of flu and to prevent COVID-19 will begin on 3/11/2020. Please continue to monitor Facebook and landishomes.org for the latest information. More information from CMS can be found here https://www.cms.gov/files/document/qso-20-14-nh-revised.pdf
Extended flu season means we are protecting staff and residents from flu in addition to being proactive about potential future issues with Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Landis Homes is committed to being proactive as we protect residents and team members during this extended flu season as well with Pennsylvania’s first presumed cases of COVID-19. With this in mind, We are announcing the following requirements from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). As the situation changes, we will share additional information.
Do not come to campus if any of the following apply to you.
- Presence of any flu symptoms including fever, sore throat, body aches, chills, cough,
- International travel within the last 14 days to restricted countries. For updated information on restricted countries visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
- Signs or symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as a fever, cough, and sore throat.
- Has had contact with someone with or under investigation for COVID-19
For more information, please use the following reputable sources.
Vice President, Community Initiatives