Symphony Care Network recently named infectious disease expert Dr. Alexander Stemer to lead its system-wide COVID-19 crisis response task force, along with University of Chicago Medicine’s Dr. Stacie Levine, chief of the section of geriatrics and palliative care. With their leadership, the task force is working to identify advanced clinical strategies to counteract the spread of coronavirus and share the most effective treatments and procedures that will save lives. Watch Dr. Stemer discuss the steps our team is taking to care for our patients, and come back for regular updates. Dr. Stemer will address questions we’re hearing from Symphony families, so we encourage you to submit questions by emailing us at: [email protected]
The health and safety of every guest is our first focus, but we also understand that loved ones and guardians are increasingly concerned by the spread of the Covid-19 virus, and the toll it can take on seniors and the medically compromised. We hope that the resources below will help to inform and reassure you as we face this challenge together.
Grateful to partner with the best infectious disease experts in their field in order to provide our guests, employees, and communities with accurate information as we work together to face the COVID-19 pandemic head on
States considering steps to mandate that skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) accept hospital discharges who may have or actually already have the coronavirus (COVID-19) should instead work to direct SNFs to create as many segregated COVID-19 units as possible, leaders of the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) said.
Maple Crest Care Center in Belvidere shut down its visiting hours for visitors, meaning its residents lost physical interaction with their families.
A message of sincere gratitude from Symphony Care Network’s CEO, David Hartman. Your continued trust, support, and strength is invaluable to us. As we work together to prevent Covid-19 cases in our centers, please remain #SymphonyStrong.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma at an earlier address. This story has been updated to reflect the most recent developments: Federal authorities announced late Friday new restrictions on nursing home visitors in guidance aimed at protecting seniors from the novel coronavirus. In a press release and memo issued late Friday, the Centers for Medicare &…
Symphony facilities in northwestern Indiana are limiting visitation to minimize the risk of Covid-19 to their guests, loved ones, and communities.
Mark Parkinson, President of the National Center for Assisted Living and the American Health Care Association (NCAL/AHCA), shares recommendations for minimizing the spread of the Covid-19 virus; limit visitation to nursing homes and assisted living centers.
Debra Meade, CEO of Health Management and AHCH board chair: “We are getting overwhelmingly positive remarks from families thanking us for taking the initiative to keep their family members, which was very encouraging.”
Symphony Care Network, which operates senior-care facilities throughout the Region, has opted for a hardline approach to the challenge faced by all health care providers of protecting patients against the growing threat of COVID-19 — the disease caused by the coronavirus.
The elderly and those with underlying health conditions are at heightened risk of severe health complications when exposed to the COVID-19 virus. Knowing this, we join with the majority of nursing homes in our region in restricting visitation at this time. Following the most recent directions put forth by the…
The Symphony Care Network organization works in careful accordance with CMS guidelines to protect those in our centers and in our communities who are most vulnerable to the serious hazard of contracting the Covid-19 virus.
The Governor of Illinois, J.D. Pritzker, has issued a State of Emergency in Illinois. The decision to do so was made so that the state can receive more funding and resources to support the containment of the Covid-19 outbreak.