A Message From Our CEO
From: Nadia N. Geigler, CEO
We are constantly updating our preparation and response to the COVID-19 virus.
We are taking the preventative measures outlined below.
Our Sources For Information, Guidance and Best Practices
Dr. Stephanie Black
Medical Director for Communicable Diseases
Chicago Department of Public Health - CDPH
We are restricting access to the entire community by visitors and non-essential personnel. All staff, residents, and authorized essential visitors should enter the community through the main lobby.
All staff and approved essential vendors will be screened at the start and end of each shift or visit. All residents are receiving daily individual screenings in their residences.
Resident and staff movement around the community is restricted to essential needs only. Common areas are being restricted and furniture that encourages congregation is being removed.
Staff and residents receive daily updates on prevention and current community guidelines.
The Health Department has ordered a halt to admission to Skilled Nursing by anyone outside our community or residents without LifeCare. To comply with the Health Department order and still assist all residents, if Skilled Nursing is required for a resident not covered by LifeCare, we will work very closely with them to find a suitable option.
Anyone whose temperature is above the mandated threshold will be asked to return to their home and additional instructions will be given by an Admiral healthcare professional and/or their supervisor.
We ask everyone coming into the community to use hand sanitizer on their way in and on their way out of the front doors.
What Should Everyone Do?
Follow all CDC recommendations such as:
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
• Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
Shelter in place when possible, avoid all non-essentials movement.
Alert us and stay home if you are not feeling well.
On March 18th we became aware that a short-term rehab patient from our community that had been transferred to the hospital for a procedure showed signs of COVID-19 and tested positive while there.
Please know the following things about this particular case:
-This person was a short-term rehab patient.
-This person will not return to The Admiral at the Lake.
-This person went out to the hospital for a procedure several days before testing positive.
-This person did not present any clinical signs or symptoms of COVID-19 while at The Admiral at the Lake.
Working alongside the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), we are following all necessary steps for identification and monitoring of staff and residents who might have come into contact with the resident, isolating individuals, where appropriate, and testing according to CDPH guidance.
If you have any questions or would like additional information please contact us at 773-433-1800, or use the form on this page.