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.

As of July, 7, 2021, we are pleased to announce the following changes on our campus:

Current Visitation Guidelines

    Independent Living
    • Residents are not required to wear a mask.
    • 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 please continue to wear 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 you 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.
      • 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, even those who are fully vaccinated, must wear a mask when not in the residents room.
      • Visitors and residents that are fully vaccinated may take off masks when they are in the resident’s room.
      • 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, with the exception of 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 allowed to eat in Covell’s Restaurant or the Terrace by the deli as long as they are ONLY sitting with the resident they are visiting and no other residents are sitting at the same table as them.
      • 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 should be allowed at all times, 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, even those who are fully vaccinated, must wear a mask when not in the residents room.
      • Visitors and residents that are fully vaccinated may take off masks when they are in the resident’s room.
      • 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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