COVID-19 Updates

6.28.22

As of June 28th, we do not have any new positive COVID-19 cases among our residents or staff members. Our staff member who tested positive in recent weeks has fully recovered and returned to work.

With the guidance released on 11/12/2021 by CMS (The Center for Medicare Services), in-person visitation will remain OPEN regardless of a COVID outbreak for residents in a nursing home setting. As a reminder, there are options for scheduling virtual visits for our residents if you live near or are out of town please call 515.270.6838 or use the link to schedule your time virtually: www.urbandalehealthcare.com.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time.

Bethany Lee, Administrator

 

6.21.22

As of June 21st, we do not have any new positive COVID-19 cases among our residents or staff members. Our staff member who tested positive last week continues to recover. Our medical director and clinical team will continue to monitor residents and staff members daily.

With the guidance released on 11/12/2021 by CMS (The Center for Medicare Services), in-person visitation will remain OPEN regardless of a COVID outbreak for residents in a nursing home setting. As a reminder, there are options for scheduling virtual visits for our residents if you live near or are out of town please call 515.270.6838 or use the link to schedule your time virtually: www.urbandalehealthcare.com.

At Urbandale Healthcare Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting tests every 3-7 days, a weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS. Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent. We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility:

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings.
  • Enforcing social distancing.
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time.

Bethany Lee, Administrator

6.16.22

As of June 16th, we do not have any positive COVID-19 cases among our residents. We have one staff member who has tested positive for COVID-19. Our staff member will follow CDC guidelines to recover and return to work safely. Our medical director and clinical team will continue to monitor residents and staff members daily.

With the guidance released on 11/12/2021 by CMS (The Center for Medicare Services), in-person visitation will remain OPEN regardless of a COVID outbreak for residents in a nursing home setting. As a reminder, there are options for scheduling virtual visits for our residents if you live near or are out of town please call 515.270.6838 or use the link to schedule your time virtually: www.urbandalehealthcare.com.

At Urbandale Healthcare Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting tests every 3-7 days, a weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS. Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent. We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility:

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings.
  • Enforcing social distancing.
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time.

Bethany Lee, Administrator

6.13.22

As of June 13th, we do not have any positive cases of COVID-19 among our residents or staff members. Our resident and staff member who tested positive in recent weeks have fully recovered.

With the guidance released on 11/12/2021 by CMS (The Center for Medicare Services), in-person visitation will remain OPEN regardless of a COVID outbreak for residents in a nursing home setting. As a reminder, there are options for scheduling virtual visits for our residents if you live near or are out of town please call 515.270.6838 or use the link to schedule your time virtually: www.urbandalehealthcare.com

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time.

Bethany Lee, Administrator

6.3.22

As of June 3rd, we have one resident and one staff member who have tested positive for COVID-19. Our staff member will follow CDC guidelines to recover and return to work safely. Our medical director and clinical team will continue to monitor residents and staff members daily.

With the guidance released on 11/12/2021 by CMS (The Center for Medicare Services), in-person visitation will remain OPEN regardless of a COVID outbreak for residents in a nursing home setting. As a reminder, there are options for scheduling virtual visits for our residents if you live near or are out of town please call 515.270.6838 or use the link to schedule your time virtually: www.urbandalehealthcare.com.

At Urbandale Healthcare Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting tests every 3-7 days, a weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS. Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent. We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility:

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings.
  • Enforcing social distancing.
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time.

Bethany Lee, Administrator

5.28.22

As of May 28th, we have one resident and one staff member who have tested positive for COVID-19. One of our residents who tested positive in recent weeks has recovered. Our staff member will follow CDC guidelines to recover and return to work safely. Our medical director and clinical team will continue to monitor residents and staff members daily.

With the guidance released on 11/12/2021 by CMS (The Center for Medicare Services), in-person visitation will remain OPEN regardless of a COVID outbreak for residents in a nursing home setting. As a reminder, there are options for scheduling virtual visits for our residents if you live near or are out of town please call 515.270.6838 or use the link to schedule your time virtually: www.urbandalehealthcare.com.

At Urbandale Healthcare Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting tests every 3-7 days, a weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS. Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent. We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility:

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings.
  • Enforcing social distancing.
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time.

Bethany Lee, Administrator

5.24.22

As of May 24th, we have a total of two residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. We do not have any positive cases among our staff members. We are pleased to announce that all other residents and staff members who tested positive last week have recovered. Our medical director and clinical team will continue to monitor residents and staff members daily.

With the guidance released on 11/12/2021 by CMS (The Center for Medicare Services), in-person visitation will remain OPEN regardless of a COVID outbreak for residents in a nursing home setting. As a reminder, there are options for scheduling virtual visits for our residents if you live near or are out of town please call 515.270.6838 or use the link to schedule your time virtually: www.urbandalehealthcare.com.

At Urbandale Healthcare Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting tests every 3-7 days, a weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS. Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent. We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility:

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings.
  • Enforcing social distancing.
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time.

Bethany Lee, Administrator

5.16.22

As of May 16th, we have a total of twelve residents and one staff member who have tested positive for COVID-19. All other residents and staff members who tested positive last week have recovered. Our medical director and clinical team will continue to monitor residents and staff members daily.

With the guidance released on 11/12/2021 by CMS (The Center for Medicare Services), in-person visitation will remain OPEN regardless of a COVID outbreak for residents in a nursing home setting. As a reminder, there are options for scheduling virtual visits for our residents if you live near or are out of town please call 515.270.6838 or use the link to schedule your time virtually: www.urbandalehealthcare.com.

At Urbandale Healthcare Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting tests every 3-7 days, a weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS. Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent. We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility:

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings.
  • Enforcing social distancing.
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time.

Bethany Lee, Administrator

5.12.22

As of May 12th, we have twenty-seven residents and seven staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19. Our medical director and clinical team will continue to monitor residents and staff members daily.

With the guidance released on 11/12/2021 by CMS (The Center for Medicare Services), in-person visitation will remain OPEN regardless of a COVID outbreak for residents in a nursing home setting. As a reminder, there are options for scheduling virtual visits for our residents if you live near or are out of town please call 515.270.6838 or use the link to schedule your time virtually: www.urbandalehealthcare.com.

At Urbandale Healthcare Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting tests every 3-7 days, a weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS. Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent. We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility:

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings.
  • Enforcing social distancing.
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time.

Bethany Lee, Administrator

5.11.22

As of May 11th, we have twenty-one residents and six staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19. Our medical director and clinical team will continue to monitor residents and staff members daily.

With the guidance released on 11/12/2021 by CMS (The Center for Medicare Services), in-person visitation will remain OPEN regardless of a COVID outbreak for residents in a nursing home setting. As a reminder, there are options for scheduling virtual visits for our residents if you live near or are out of town please call 515.270.6838 or use the link to schedule your time virtually: www.urbandalehealthcare.com.

At Urbandale Healthcare Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting tests every 3-7 days, a weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS. Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent. We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility:

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings.
  • Enforcing social distancing.
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time.

Bethany Lee, Administrator

5.10.22

As of May 10th, we have twenty residents and six staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19. Our medical director and clinical team will continue to monitor residents and staff members daily.

With the guidance released on 11/12/2021 by CMS (The Center for Medicare Services), in-person visitation will remain OPEN regardless of a COVID outbreak for residents in a nursing home setting. As a reminder, there are options for scheduling virtual visits for our residents if you live near or are out of town please call 515.270.6838 or use the link to schedule your time virtually: www.urbandalehealthcare.com.

At Urbandale Healthcare Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting tests every 3-7 days, a weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS. Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent. We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility:

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings.
  • Enforcing social distancing.
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time.

Bethany Lee, Administrator

5.9.22

As of May 9th, we have twenty residents and five staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19. Our medical director and clinical team will continue to monitor residents and staff members daily.

With the guidance released on 11/12/2021 by CMS (The Center for Medicare Services), in-person visitation will remain OPEN regardless of a COVID outbreak for residents in a nursing home setting. As a reminder, there are options for scheduling virtual visits for our residents if you live near or are out of town please call 515.270.6838 or use the link to schedule your time virtually: www.urbandalehealthcare.com.

At Urbandale Healthcare Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting tests every 3-7 days, a weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS. Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent. We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility:

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings.
  • Enforcing social distancing.
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time.

Bethany Lee, Administrator

5.7.22

As of May 7th, 2022, we have sixteen residents and four staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19. Our medical director and clinical team will continue to monitor residents and staff members daily.

With the guidance released on 11/12/2021 by CMS (The Center for Medicare Services), in-person visitation will remain OPEN regardless of a COVID outbreak for residents in a nursing home setting. As a reminder, there are options for scheduling virtual visits for our residents if you live near or are out of town please call 515.270.6838 or use the link to schedule your time virtually: www.urbandalehealthcare.com.

At Urbandale Healthcare Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting tests every 3-7 days, a weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS. Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent. We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility:

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings.
  • Enforcing social distancing.
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time.

Bethany Lee, Administrator

5.5.22

As of May 5th, we have sixteen residents and three staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19. Our medical director and clinical team will continue to monitor residents and staff members daily.

With the guidance released on 11/12/2021 by CMS (The Center for Medicare Services), in-person visitation will remain OPEN regardless of a COVID outbreak for residents in a nursing home setting. As a reminder, there are options for scheduling virtual visits for our residents if you live near or are out of town please call 515.270.6838 or use the link to schedule your time virtually: www.urbandalehealthcare.com.

At Urbandale Healthcare Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting tests every 3-7 days, a weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS. Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent. We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility:

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings.
  • Enforcing social distancing.
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time.

Bethany Lee, Administrator

5.4.22

As of May 4th, we have fourteen residents and three staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19. Our medical director and clinical team will continue to monitor residents and staff members daily.

With the guidance released on 11/12/2021 by CMS (The Center for Medicare Services), in-person visitation will remain OPEN regardless of a COVID outbreak for residents in a nursing home setting. As a reminder, there are options for scheduling virtual visits for our residents if you live near or are out of town please call 515.270.6838 or use the link to schedule your time virtually: www.urbandalehealthcare.com.

At Urbandale Healthcare Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting tests every 3-7 days, a weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS. Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent. We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility:

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings.
  • Enforcing social distancing.
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time.

Bethany Lee, Administrator

5.2.22

As of May 2nd, we have twelve residents and one staff member who have tested positive for COVID-19. Our medical director and clinical team will continue to monitor residents and staff members daily.

With the guidance released on 11/12/2021 by CMS (The Center for Medicare Services), in-person visitation will remain OPEN regardless of a COVID outbreak for residents in a nursing home setting. As a reminder, there are options for scheduling virtual visits for our residents if you live near or are out of town please call 515.270.6838 or use the link to schedule your time virtually: www.urbandalehealthcare.com.

At Urbandale Healthcare Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting tests every 3-7 days, a weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS. Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent. We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility:

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings.
  • Enforcing social distancing.
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time.

Bethany Lee, Administrator

4.30.22

As of April 30th, we have four residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. One visitor has tested positive as well. We do not have any positive cases among our staff members. Our medical director and clinical team will continue to monitor residents and staff members daily.

With the guidance released on 11/12/2021 by CMS (The Center for Medicare Services), in-person visitation will remain OPEN regardless of a COVID outbreak for residents in a nursing home setting. As a reminder, there are options for scheduling virtual visits for our residents if you live near or are out of town please call 515.270.6838 or use the link to schedule your time virtually: www.urbandalehealthcare.com.

At Urbandale Healthcare Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting tests every 3-7 days, a weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS. Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent. We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility:

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings.
  • Enforcing social distancing.
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time.

Bethany Lee, Administrator

3.4.22

As of March 4th, we do not have any positive cases among our residents or staff members. Our staff member who tested positive last week has recovered and will return to work this weekend!

With the guidance released on 11/12/2021 by CMS (The Center for Medicare Services), in-person visitation will remain OPEN regardless of a COVID outbreak for residents in a nursing home setting. As a reminder, there are options for scheduling virtual visits for our residents if you live near or are out of town please call 515.270.6838 or use the link to schedule your time virtually: www.urbandalehealthcare.com.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time.

Bethany Lee, Administrator

2.26.22

As of February 26th, we do not have any positive cases among our residents. We have one staff member who has tested positive for COVID-19. Our staff member will follow CDC guidelines to recover and return to work safely. Our medical director and clinical team will continue to monitor residents and staff members daily. Our employees will follow CDC guidelines recover and return to work safely.

With the guidance released on 11/12/2021 by CMS (The Center for Medicare Services), in-person visitation will remain OPEN regardless of a COVID outbreak for residents in a nursing home setting. As a reminder, there are options for scheduling virtual visits for our residents if you live near or are out of town please call 515.270.6838 or use the link to schedule your time virtually: www.urbandalehealthcare.com.

At Urbandale Healthcare Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting tests every 3-7 days, a weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS. Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent. We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility:

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings.
  • Enforcing social distancing.
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time.

Bethany Lee, Administrator

2.15.22

As of February 15, 2022, we do not have any positive cases with residents or staff members. We are pleased to announce that our residents and staff members who tested positive in recent weeks have recovered.

With the guidance released on 11/12/2021 by CMS (The Center for Medicare Services), in-person visitation will remain OPEN regardless of a COVID outbreak for residents in a nursing home setting. As a reminder, there are options for scheduling virtual visits for our residents if you live near or are out of town please call 515.270.6838 or use the link to schedule your time virtually: www.urbandalehealthcare.com.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time.

Bethany Lee, Administrator

2.7.22

As of February 7th, we do not have any positive cases among our residents. We have two staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19. Our medical director and clinical team will continue to monitor residents and staff members daily. Our employees will follow CDC guidelines recover and return to work safely.

With the guidance released on 11/12/2021 by CMS (The Center for Medicare Services), in-person visitation will remain OPEN regardless of a COVID outbreak for residents in a nursing home setting. As a reminder, there are options for scheduling virtual visits for our residents if you live near or are out of town please call 515.270.6838 or use the link to schedule your time virtually: www.urbandalehealthcare.com.

At Urbandale Healthcare Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting tests every 3-7 days, a weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS. Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent. We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility:

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings.
  • Enforcing social distancing.
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time.

Bethany Lee, Administrator

2.1.22

As of February 1st, we have seven residents and two staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19. Our medical director and clinical team will continue to monitor residents and staff members daily. Our employees will follow CDC guidelines recover and return to work safely.

NEW guidance was released on 11/12/2021 by CMS (The Center for Medicare Services) in-person visitation will remain OPEN regardless of a COVID outbreak for residents in a nursing home setting. As a reminder, there are options for scheduling virtual visits for our residents if you live near or are out of town please call 515.270.6838 or use the link to schedule your time virtually: www.urbandalehealthcare.com.

At Urbandale Healthcare Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting tests every 3-7 days, a weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS. Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent. We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility:

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings.
  • Enforcing social distancing.
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time.

Bethany Lee, Administrator

1.29.22

As of January 29th, we have 18 residents and 7 staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19. Our medical director and clinical team will continue to monitor residents and staff members daily. Our employees will follow CDC guidelines recover and return to work safely.

NEW guidance was released on 11/12/2021 by CMS (The Center for Medicare Services) in-person visitation will remain OPEN regardless of a COVID outbreak for residents in a nursing home setting. As a reminder, there are options for scheduling virtual visits for our residents if you live near or are out of town please call 515.270.6838 or use the link to schedule your time virtually: www.urbandalehealthcare.com.

At Urbandale Healthcare Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting tests every 3-7 days, a weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS. Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent. We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility:

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings.
  • Enforcing social distancing.
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time.

Bethany Lee, Administrator

1.28.22

As of January 28th, we have 18 residents and 6 staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19. Our medical director and clinical team will continue to monitor residents and staff members daily. Our employees will follow CDC guidelines recover and return to work safely.

NEW guidance was released on 11/12/2021 by CMS (The Center for Medicare Services) in-person visitation will remain OPEN regardless of a COVID outbreak for residents in a nursing home setting. As a reminder, there are options for scheduling virtual visits for our residents if you live near or are out of town please call 515.270.6838 or use the link to schedule your time virtually: www.urbandalehealthcare.com.

At Urbandale Healthcare Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting tests every 3-7 days, a weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS. Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent. We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility:

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings.
  • Enforcing social distancing.
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time.

Bethany Lee, Administrator

1.27.22

As of January 27th, we have 20 residents and 7 staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19. Our medical director and clinical team will continue to monitor residents and staff members daily. Our employees will follow CDC guidelines recover and return to work safely.

NEW guidance was released on 11/12/2021 by CMS (The Center for Medicare Services) in-person visitation will remain OPEN regardless of a COVID outbreak for residents in a nursing home setting. As a reminder, there are options for scheduling virtual visits for our residents if you live near or are out of town please call 515.270.6838 or use the link to schedule your time virtually: www.urbandalehealthcare.com.

At Urbandale Healthcare Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting tests every 3-7 days, a weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS. Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent. We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility:

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings.
  • Enforcing social distancing.
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time.

Bethany Lee, Administrator

1.24.22

As of January 24th, we have 17 residents and 9 staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19. Our medical director and clinical team will continue to monitor residents and staff members daily. Our employees will follow CDC guidelines recover and return to work safely.

NEW guidance was released on 11/12/2021 by CMS (The Center for Medicare Services) in-person visitation will remain OPEN regardless of a COVID outbreak for residents in a nursing home setting. As a reminder, there are options for scheduling virtual visits for our residents if you live near or are out of town please call 515.270.6838 or use the link to schedule your time virtually: www.urbandalehealthcare.com.

At Urbandale Healthcare Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting tests every 3-7 days, a weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS. Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent. We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility:

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings.
  • Enforcing social distancing.
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time.

Bethany Lee, Administrator

1.23.22

As of January 23rd, we have 15 residents and 11 staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19. Our medical director and clinical team will continue to monitor residents and staff members daily. Our employees will follow CDC guidelines recover and return to work safely.

NEW guidance was released on 11/12/2021 by CMS (The Center for Medicare Services) in-person visitation will remain OPEN regardless of a COVID outbreak for residents in a nursing home setting. As a reminder, there are options for scheduling virtual visits for our residents if you live near or are out of town please call 515.270.6838 or use the link to schedule your time virtually: www.urbandalehealthcare.com.

At Urbandale Healthcare Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting tests every 3-7 days, a weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS. Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent. We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility:

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings.
  • Enforcing social distancing.
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time.

Bethany Lee, Administrator

1.21.22

As of January 21st, we have 17 residents and 12 staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19. Our medical director and clinical team will continue to monitor residents and staff members daily. Our employees will follow CDC guidelines recover and return to work safely.

NEW guidance was released on 11/12/2021 by CMS (The Center for Medicare Services) in-person visitation will remain OPEN regardless of a COVID outbreak for residents in a nursing home setting. As a reminder, there are options for scheduling virtual visits for our residents if you live near or are out of town please call 515.270.6838 or use the link to schedule your time virtually: www.urbandalehealthcare.com.

At Urbandale Healthcare Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting tests every 3-7 days, a weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS. Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent. We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility:

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings.
  • Enforcing social distancing.
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time.

Bethany Lee, Administrator

1.20.22

As of January 20th, we have 11 residents and 14 staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19. Our medical director and clinical team will continue to monitor residents and staff members daily. Our employees will follow CDC guidelines recover and return to work safely.

NEW guidance was released on 11/12/2021 by CMS (The Center for Medicare Services) in-person visitation will remain OPEN regardless of a COVID outbreak for residents in a nursing home setting. As a reminder, there are options for scheduling virtual visits for our residents if you live near or are out of town please call 515.270.6838 or use the link to schedule your time virtually: www.urbandalehealthcare.com.

At Urbandale Healthcare Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting tests every 3-7 days, a weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS. Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent. We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility:

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings.
  • Enforcing social distancing.
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time.

Bethany Lee, Administrator

1.18.22

As of January 18th, we have 10 residents and 13 staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19. Our medical director and clinical team will continue to monitor residents and staff members daily. Our employees will follow CDC guidelines recover and return to work safely.

NEW guidance was released on 11/12/2021 by CMS (The Center for Medicare Services) in-person visitation will remain OPEN regardless of a COVID outbreak for residents in a nursing home setting. As a reminder, there are options for scheduling virtual visits for our residents if you live near or are out of town please call 515.270.6838 or use the link to schedule your time virtually: www.urbandalehealthcare.com.

At Urbandale Healthcare Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting tests every 3-7 days, a weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS. Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent. We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility: 

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings. 
  • Enforcing social distancing. 
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use. 

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time.

Bethany Lee, Administrator

1.17.22

As of January 17th, we have 9 residents and 12 staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19. Our medical director and clinical team will continue to monitor residents and staff members daily. Our employees will follow CDC guidelines recover and return to work safely.

NEW guidance was released on 11/12/2021 by CMS (The Center for Medicare Services) in-person visitation will remain OPEN regardless of a COVID outbreak for residents in a nursing home setting. As a reminder, there are options for scheduling virtual visits for our residents if you live near or are out of town please call 515.270.6838 or use the link to schedule your time virtually: www.urbandalehealthcare.com.

At Urbandale Healthcare Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting tests every 3-7 days, a weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS. Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent. We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility: 

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings. 
  • Enforcing social distancing. 
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use. 

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time.

Bethany Lee, Administrator

1.15.22

As of January 15th, we have seven residents and nine staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19. Our medical director and clinical team will continue to monitor residents and staff members daily.

NEW guidance was released on 11/12/2021 by CMS (The Center for Medicare Services) in-person visitation will remain OPEN regardless of a COVID outbreak for residents in a nursing home setting. As a reminder, there are options for scheduling virtual visits for our residents if you live near or are out of town please call 515.270.6838 or use the link to schedule your time virtually: www.urbandalehealthcare.com.

At Urbandale Healthcare Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting tests every 3-7 days, a weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS. Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent. We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility:

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings.
  • Enforcing social distancing.
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time.

Bethany Lee, Administrator

1.10.22

As of January 10th, we have a total of six residents and five staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19. Our staff members continue to follow CDC guidelines to recover and return to work safely. Our medical director and clinical team will continue to monitor residents and staff members daily.

NEW guidance was released on 11/12/2021 by CMS (The Center for Medicare Services) in-person visitation will remain OPEN regardless of a COVID outbreak for residents in a nursing home setting. As reminder there are options for scheduling virtual visits for our residents if you live near or are out of town please call 515.270.6838 or use the link to schedule your time virtually: www.urbandalehealthcare.com.

At Urbandale Healthcare Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting tests every 3-7 days, a weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS. Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent. We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility: 

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings. 
  • Enforcing social distancing. 
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use. 

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time. Happy New Year. 

Bethany Lee, Administrator

1.9.22

As of January 9th, we have a total of four residents and four staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19. Our staff members continue to follow CDC guidelines to recover and return to work safely. Our medical director and clinical team will continue to monitor residents and staff members daily.

NEW guidance was released on 11/12/2021 by CMS (The Center for Medicare Services) in-person visitation will remain OPEN regardless of a COVID outbreak for residents in a nursing home setting. As reminder there are options for scheduling virtual visits for our residents if you live near or are out of town please call 515.270.6838 or use the link to schedule your time virtually: www.urbandalehealthcare.com.

At Urbandale Healthcare Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting tests every 3-7 days, a weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS. Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent. We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility: 

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings. 
  • Enforcing social distancing. 
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use. 

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time. Happy New Year. 

Bethany Lee, Administrator

1.7.22

As of January 7th, we have a total of four residents and three staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19. Our medical director and clinical team will continue to monitor residents and staff members daily.

NEW guidance was released on 11/12/2021 by CMS (The Center for Medicare Services) in-person visitation will remain OPEN regardless of a COVID outbreak for residents in a nursing home setting. As reminder there are options for scheduling virtual visits for our residents if you live near or are out of town please call 515.270.6838 or use the link to schedule your time virtually: www.urbandalehealthcare.com.

At Urbandale Healthcare Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting tests every 3-7 days, a weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS. Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent. We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility: 

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings. 
  • Enforcing social distancing. 
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use. 

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time. Happy New Year. 

Bethany Lee, Administrator

12.29.21

As of December 29th, we do not have any new active cases of COVID-19 with our residents. We do have one staff member who has tested positive for COVID-19. The last day worked for this staff member was 12/26/21. Our employee who tested positive on 12/17/21 has fully recovered and will return to work later this week. Our medical director and clinical team will continue to monitor residents and employees daily.

New guidanced was released on 11/12/2021 by CMS (The Center for Medicare Services) in-person visitation will remain OPEN regardless of a COVID outbreak for residents in a nursing home setting. As a reminder there are options for scheduling virtual visits for our residents. If you live nearby or are out of town please call 515.270.6838 or use the link to schedule your time virtually: www.urbandalehealthcare.com

At Urbandale Healthcare Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting tests every 3-7 days, a weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS. Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’ spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent. We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility:

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings.
  • Enforcing social distancing
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves, and gowns as situations warrant their use.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time.

Bethany Lee, Administrator

12.28.21

As of December 28th, we have no new updates since our last communication on 12/24/21. We do not have any new active cases of COVID-19 with our residents. Our employee who tested positive on 12/17/21 continues to recover and plans to return to work later this week. Our medical director and clinical team will continue to monitor residents and employees daily.

NEW guidance was released on 11/12/2021 by CMS (The Center for Medicare Services) in-person visitation will remain OPEN regardless of a COVID outbreak for residents in a nursing home setting. As reminder there are options for scheduling virtual visits for our residents if you live near or are out of town please call 515.270.6838 or use the link to schedule your time virtually: www.urbandalehealthcare.com.

At Urbandale Healthcare Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting tests every 3-7 days, a weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS. Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent. We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility: 

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings. 
  • Enforcing social distancing. 
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use. 

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time. 

Bethany Lee, Administrator

11.22.21

As of November 22nd, we have two staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19. The last day worked for these employees was 11/18/21 and 11/19/21 respectively. The three residents and one employee who tested positive last week continue to recover. Our medical director and clinical team will continue to monitor residents and employees daily.

NEW guidance was released on 11/12/2021 by CMS (The Center for Medicare Services) visitation will remain OPEN regardless of a COVID outbreak for residents in a nursing home setting. As reminder there are options for scheduling virtual visits for our residents if you live near or are out of town please call 515.270.6838 or use the link to schedule your time: www.urbandalehealthcare.com.

At Urbandale Healthcare Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting twice-weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS. Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent. We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility: 

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings. 
  • Enforcing social distancing. 
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use. 

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time. 

Be well, 

Bethany Lee, Administrator

9.10.21

As of September 10, 2021, we have no new active COVID-19 cases for residents or employees. 

Currently, we are allowing indoor visits. 

Weekend Visit Hours 1-4 pm- must schedule by 4pm on Friday with front desk

Weekday visits must be scheduled with front desk so we are able to allow space for visits due to  spacing and room availability.

Compassionate care visits as always 

In the meantime, if you would like to visit with your loved one via a virtual visit or phone call, contact (515) 270-6838 or message us at the link below to schedule a visit. Compassionate Care visits will be available and must be pre-approved and scheduled. https://urbandalehealthcare.com/

Thank you again, as we work hard to protect our residents and staff.  

Be well, thank you,

Bethany Lee, Administrator

9.1.21

As of September 1st, 2021, we have one staff member who has tested positive for COVID-19. This employee is following all CDC guidelines and recovering well at home. We look forward to welcoming back our employee on September 6th. We are continuing to test all employees and residents to ensure the health and safety for our healthcare community.

We are in communication with the Polk County Health Department and the Iowa Department of Public Health daily to ensure our residents’ and staffs’ protection. We are continuing to follow CMS guidelines, requiring PPE, N95 masks and visitation restrictions during an outbreak. All staff will be tested twice per week and residents every 3-7 days for COVID-19, which is why you may notice that reporting and case numbers change frequently. 

While we cannot require vaccinations, we continue to encourage residents and staff to get vaccinated. We are uplifted to see so many of our employees lead by example and encourage their peers to get vaccinated. 

Currently, we are not allowing indoor visits. In the meantime, if you would like to visit with your loved one via a virtual visit or phone call, contact (515) 270-6838 or message us at the link below to schedule a visit. Compassionate Care visits will be available and must be pre-approved and scheduled. https://urbandalehealthcare.com/

As we work hard to protect our residents and staff, we want to say thank you to our community. 

Be well, thank you,

Bethany Lee, Administrator

8.28.21

As of August 28, 2021, we have one staff member who has tested positive for COVID-19. Last day worked for this team member was Friday, August 27th, 2021. We are continuing to test all employees and residents to ensure the health and safety for our healthcare community.

We are in communication with the Polk County Health Department and the Iowa Department of Public Health daily to ensure our residents’ and staffs’ protection. We are continuing to follow CMS guidelines, requiring PPE, N95 masks and visitation restrictions during an outbreak. All staff will be tested twice per week and residents every 3-7 days for COVID-19, which is why you may notice that reporting and case numbers change frequently. 

While we cannot require vaccinations, we continue to encourage residents and staff to get vaccinated. We are uplifted to see so many of our employees lead by example and encourage their peers to get vaccinated. 

Currently, we are not allowing indoor visits. In the meantime, if you would like to visit with your loved one via a virtual visit or phone call, contact (515) 270-6838 or message us at the link below to schedule a visit. Compassionate Care visits will be available and must be pre-approved and scheduled.

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As we work hard to protect our residents and staff, we want to say thank you to our community. 

Be well, thank you,

Bethany Lee, Administrator

8.3.21

As of August 3, 2021, we have one staff member who has tested positive for COVID-19. Last day worked for this team member was Friday, July 23rd, 2021. We continue to test all staff and residents for COVID-19 and their results are negative, great news.

We are in communication with the Polk County Health Department and the Iowa Department of Public Health daily to ensure our residents’ and staffs’ protection. We are continuing to follow CMS guidelines, requiring PPE, N95 masks and visitation restrictions during an outbreak. All residents and staff members are will be tested. All residents and staff members will now be tested twice per week for COVID-19, which is why you may notice that reporting and case numbers change frequently. 

While we cannot require vaccinations, we continue to encourage residents and staff to get vaccinated. Please. We are uplifted seeing so many of our employees lead by example and encourage their peers to get vaccinated. 

Currently, we are not allowing indoor visits. In the meantime, if you would like to visit with your loved one via a virtual visit or phone call, contact (515) 270-6838 or message us at the link below to schedule a visit. https://urbandalehealthcare.com/

As we work hard to protect our residents and staff, we want to say thank you to our community. 

Be well, thank you,

Bethany Lee, Administrator

7.30.21

As of July 29, 2021, we have 1 staff member who has tested positive for COVID-19. Last day worked for this team member was Tuesday, July 27th, 2021.

We are in communication with the Polk County Health Department and the Iowa Department of Public Health daily to ensure our residents’ and staffs’ protection. We are continuing to follow CMS guidelines, requiring PPE, N95 masks and visitation restrictions during an outbreak. All residents and staff members are will be tested. All staff will be tested twice per week and residents every 3-7 days for COVID-19, which is why you may notice that reporting and case numbers change frequently. 

The last positive test result in the facility was mid- April.

While we cannot require vaccinations, we continue to encourage residents and staff to get vaccinated. Please. We are uplifted seeing so many of our employees lead by example and encourage their peers to get vaccinated. 

Currently, we are not allowing indoor visits. In the meantime, if you would like to visit with your loved one via a virtual visit or phone call, contact (515) 270-6838 or message us at the link below to schedule a visit. Compassionate Care visits will be available and must be pre-approved and scheduled. 

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As we work hard to protect our residents and staff, we want to say thank you to our community. Your donations, calls and kind words lift our spirits and give us endurance in this trying and difficult year. 

Be well, thank you,

Bethany Lee, Administrator

April 22, 2021

As of April 22, we have no new changes since our last update. The one resident who has tested positive for COVID-19 in our facility is recovering well and moving to our “well” unit on Saturday, April 24th.

We are in contact with the Polk County Health Department and the Iowa Department of Public Health daily. We are continuing to follow all CMS guidelines including requiring PPE, screening all employees daily for COVID symptoms and limiting visitation during an outbreak. All residents are being tested 3x per week and staff members who are not vaccinated are tested twice per week for COVID-19.

We continue to highly encourage our residents and staff to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Good news, we will be able to schedule in-door and out-doors visits starting Wednesday, April 28th. Due to the status of COVID-19 in our facility, we do only allow compassionate care visits currently. We know it is hard to be distant from family, but we thank you for your kindness and patience as we work to protect our residents and staff and the community. If you need a compassionate care visit, please call the front desk at 515-270-6838 to schedule a time.

In the meantime, if you would like to schedule a virtual visit with your loved one, please call Mike Hoffman at 515-270-6838 Monday–Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Thank you for your unwavering support and patience!

– Bethany Lee, Administrator

April 20, 2021

As of April 20, we have one resident who has tested positive for COVID-19 in our facility. That resident is receiving dedicated care in our COVID-19 unit.

We are in communication with the Polk County Health Department and the Iowa Department of Public Health to ensure our residents’ and staffs’ protection. We are continuing to follow CMS guidelines, requiring PPE and visitation restrictions during an outbreak. All residents and staff members are tested twice per week for COVID-19. This may cause reporting and case numbers to change frequently.

We continue to encourage our residents and staff to get vaccinated.

Thank you for your patience as we work hard to protect the health and wellbeing of our residents and staff. Your support means more than we can express.

April 12, 2021

As of April 12, we have zero active cases of COVID-19 in our facility. Residents and staff were tested today, and those tests came back negative. We are happy to be closing our COVID-19 Positive Unit.

We will remain in communication with the Polk County Health Department and the Iowa Department of Public Health to ensure our residents’ and staffs’ continued protection.

We continue to encourage residents and staff to get vaccinated.

Thank you for your continued support as we fought hard to protect our residents and staff amid the outbreak. We will continue to take protective measures for the well-being of residents, staff and the surrounding community.

April 9, 2021

As of April 9, 2021, we have four residents and 10 staff who have tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the Iowa Department of Public Health & Polk County Health, a variant strain of COVID-19 has been detected at Urbandale Health Care Center. It is the predominant strain currently found in Iowa, and it is not more harmful than the original strain. However, it is more easily spread.

We are in communication with the Polk County Health Department and the Iowa Department of Public Health daily to ensure our residents’ and staffs’ protection. We are continuing to follow CMS guidelines, requiring PPE and visitation restrictions during an outbreak. All residents and staff members are tested twice per week for COVID-19, which is why you may notice that reporting and case numbers change frequently.

The last positive test result in the facility was on April 2, and we are on track to close our Covid Positive Unit soon as long as there isn’t another positive test.

Currently, we are above the national average with 44% of our employees vaccinated. While we cannot require vaccinations, we continue to encourage residents and staff to get vaccinated. We are uplifted seeing so many of our employees lead by example and encourage their peers to get vaccinated.

As we work hard to protect our residents and staff, we want to say thank you to our community. Your donations, calls and kind words lift our spirits and give us endurance in this trying and difficult year.

April 5, 2021

As of April 5, 2021, we have had 18 residents and 10 staff who have tested positive for COVID-19.

We are continuing to follow CMS guidelines, requiring PPE and visitation restrictions during an outbreak. We test all residents and staff members twice per week for COVID-19, which is why you may notice that reporting and case numbers change frequently.

Following the 10-day quarantine period for positive tests, we will be able to release several residents who previously tested positive from quarantine this week.

The health and safety of our residents and employees remains our top priority. Our leadership team is in frequent contact with the County Health Department, our medical director, other local physicians and the local hospital systems to ensure we are taking all necessary precautions.

Finally, this has been a trying and difficult year for our employees, residents and their families and we want to thank our community for their support throughout. The uplifting messages, generous donations and calls keep our employees and residents in high spirits. We will continue to do all we can to keep our residents and employees safe and healthy.

March 31, 2021

As of March 31, 2021, we have 18 residents and 7 staff who have tested positive for COVID-19. We are continuing to follow CMS guidelines, requiring PPE and visitation restrictions during an outbreak. We test all residents and staff members twice per week for COVID-19, which is why you may notice that reporting and case numbers change frequently.

The health and safety of our residents and employees remains our top priority. Our leadership team is in frequent contact with the County Health Department, our medical director, other local physicians and the local hospital systems to ensure we are taking all necessary precautions.

Finally, this has been a trying and difficult year for our employees, residents and their families and we want to thank our community for their support throughout. The uplifting messages, generous donations and calls keep our employees and residents in high spirits. We will continue to do all we can to keep our residents and employees safe and healthy.

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