Covid-19

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CMS Updates Guidance with Revised Visitation Recommendations 

New guidance expands indoor visitation in senior living care communities in response to significant reductions in COVID-19 infections and transmission resulting from ongoing infection control practices, and high vaccination rates in the nursing home population. Certain scenarios may limit visitation. More than 1500 vaccines have been administered to residents across our communities.

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    Vaccines - An important component to fighting COVID-19

    Approximately 65% of Christian Horizons associates are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. The health and safety of our residents, employees, and anyone who enters our communities is extremely important to everyone at Christian Horizons. While we are happy to report that two-thirds of our employees are already vaccinated, we are also excited to know that this number will continue to climb as our communities continue to open up to outside visitors.

      Encouraging Vaccine Results

      Data was examined from 797 nursing homes that conducted their first vaccination clinic between December 18, 2020 and December 27, 2020 and compared it to nursing homes in the same county that had not yet conducted a clinic (1,709 facilities). The analysis found that vaccinated nursing homes experienced a 48% decline in new resident cases three weeks after the first clinic, compared to a 21% decline among non-vaccinated nursing homes located in the same county. Similarly, new staff cases declined by 33 percent in vaccinated nursing homes compared to 18 percent in non-vaccinated facilities. Read more

      Helpful COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

      Over the past year, we have learned so much about COVID-19 and even have multiple vaccines rolling out across the country. Each day new information surfaces about both the virus and the vaccines. Here is a list of helpful resources:

      Make Safer Choices

      COVID-19 spreads very easily from person to person, including between people who are physically near each other (within about 6 feet). How easily the virus spreads from person to person can vary. People who are infected but do not show symptoms can also spread the virus to others.Remember the 5Ws: Wear masks, Wash hands, Watch your distance, Wait to gather, and When it's your turn, get vaccinated.

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      CMS Updates Nursing Home Guidance with Revised Visitation Recommendations

      Posted on: Mar 18, 2021

      The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in collaboration with...

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      Nursing Homes Outpacing National COVID-19 Declines

      Posted on: Feb 26, 2021

      Since the arrival of vaccines, which were prioritized to long-term care...

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      Why You Should Still Wear A Mask And Avoid Crowds After Getting The COVID-19 Vaccine

      Posted on: Jan 13, 2021

      The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it's important to...

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      Herd Immunity and COVID-19

      Posted on: Dec 28, 2020

      Understand what's known about herd immunity and what it means for...

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