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 has been 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.
All staff are to follow CDC, IDPH, CDPH guidelines for use of personal protective equipment (PPE) when in the building and providing patient care.
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.
Together, we have made a number of impactful changes in our community which were designed to limit the spread of this virus under our roof. There are things about this pandemic that are not in our control but the behaviors we choose are. Over the course of the last few weeks especially, we have proven that we are adaptive and resilient. I am confident in the work we are all doing together on prevention, in my highly competent and caring coworkers who doing their very best work day in and day out, and in the resiliency of The Admiral at the Lake. Let’s each do our part to keep ourselves and one another safe.
Working alongside the Chicago Department of Public Health, 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.