Update on COVID-19 Precautionary Measures

March 23, 2020

Governor Pritzker announced a “Stay At Home Order” beginning on March 21, 2020 at 5:00pm. Overnight, the number of COVID-19 cases has rapidly increased as more tests are becoming available. Lexington Square asks that the residents not leave the building for non-essentials until further notice. Only essential staff will continue to be allowed in the building including Hospice, Home Health Nurses, and Agency caregivers. Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapies have been put on hold due to social distancing. All essential staff will continue to be screened. No visitors will be allowed.

  • Families are asked to bring in essential items for their loved ones. These items are to be marked and placed in the cart available in the front vestibule. We will ensure the resident receives their packages.
  • For families that set up medications for their loved ones: We ask that you prepare the medication at home and drop off in a marked bag in the cart available in the front vestibule. If you need to retrieve the medications from your loved one, please contact the Front Desk and we will arrange for you to pick up.
  • During this time, we will make available to families and residents options to FaceTime and Skype their loved ones.
  • We encourage families to call their loved one and stay in touch.
  • We ask all families and residents to “Like” us on Facebook, as there will be communications, videos and pictures shared.
  • The nursing staff continues to take daily temperatures of residents on the 1st and 4th floor in AM. PM shift will be taking temperature for the residents on the 5th and 6th

We ask our residents to begin each day as they always have by getting out of bed and get ready for the day. Walking around indoors or outdoors – and the outdoor furniture – is available (weather permitting). Our life enrichment department is developing an Activity Cart with individual activities such as puzzles, books, cards, puzzle books, etc. that residents can choose to do in their apartments. Please practice social distancing of 6 feet when interacting with staff and other residents.

We understand how difficult this has been and appreciate everyone’s patience and cooperation. We will continue to do our very best.

Thank you.

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