Dow Rummel Village’s

COVID-19 Response

Thank you for working together during the past year. We extend our heartfelt thanks to the residents and their families for their trust in us during this extraordinary time. Please know we continue to receive updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and local and state health departments, in order to determine the best course as we reopen our community and begin our new normal.

Current Visitation Guidelines

As of September 19, 2021, we announce the following changes on our campus:

    Independent Living
    • Residents are not required to wear a mask but are highly encouraged.
    • Visitors are allowed in the apartments and may gain access to the independent buildings’ secure entrance lobby areas. Instructions for use of this system are posted in each entrance lobby area.
    • Visitors are asked to continue wearing a mask, practice good hand hygiene, and safe social distancing.
    • If you are exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should quarantine for 14 days and get tested, even if you don’t have symptoms. Residents should contact 605-575-0199 if they need to be tested.
    • Residents are encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing when participating in group activities outside of our community or when around anyone who is not fully vaccinated.

     

    Licensed Areas
    • Appointments are required for indoor visits. This schedule is carefully monitored to ensure we are not exceeding a set maximum number of visitors in each building at any time. There will be 2 visitors allowed per resident room.
    • Please contact Assisted Living at 605-575-0268 to schedule a visit.
    • Please contact Memory Care and Enhanced Assisted Living at 605-575-0161 to schedule a visit.
    • Please contact Skilled Nursing at 605-575-0184 to schedule a visit.
    • Visitors will be required to have a health screening upon entry at our front desk.
    • Visitors must always wear a mask.
    • Visitors must continue to maintain social distancing from all other residents and staff during the visit.
    • Up to 6 visitors will be allowed in a resident’s room when a resident is at end-of-life.
    • Visits should typically be scheduled for no more than 4 hours at a time, except for end-of-life visits.

    Screening

    Guests are screened for symptoms and potential exposure

    Wear A Mask

    Wear a cloth face covering that covers your nose and mouth

    Wash Your Hands

    Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses

    Socially Distance

    Stay at least 6 feet from other staff and residents

    All Areas
    • We are allowing private family gatherings in common areas. Please contact 605-336-1490 for more details. 
    • Visitors are currently not allowed to eat in public areas and may purchase food from the Deli for carryout.
    • Dow Rummel Village has two guest rooms that may be rented by family and friends for a comfortable, on-site stay. Reservations can be made by calling the Dow Rummel front desk at 605-336-1490.
    • Staff are screened daily and required to wear appropriate personal protective equipment while at work.
    Compassion Care Visits

    Compassionate care visits are allowed always, regardless of the resident’s vaccination status, the county’s COVID-19 positivity rate, or an outbreak.

    • Visitors will be required to have a health screening upon entry at our front desk.
    • Visitors must always wear a mask.
    • Visitors must continue to maintain social distancing from all other residents and staff during the visit.

    While end-of-life situations have been used as examples of compassionate care situations, the term “compassionate care” does not exclusively refer to end-of-life. Examples of other compassionate care situations include, but are not limited to:

    • A resident, who was living with their family before recently moving to Dow Rummel, is struggling with the change in environment and lack of physical family support.
    • A resident who is grieving after a friend or family member recently passed away.
    • A resident who needs cueing and encouragement with eating or drinking, previously provided by family and/or caregivers), is experiencing weight loss or dehydration.
    • A resident, who used to talk and interact with others, is experiencing emotional distress, seldom speaking, or crying more frequently (when the resident had rarely cried in the past).

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