Important Coronavirus Information

At Benedictine Living Community-Regina, our priority is the health and wellness of our residents and associates. We know that the frail and elderly are especially susceptible to the coronavirus. That is why we have been doing everything we can to prevent the spread of this virus onto our campus.

Visitation:

Visitors are now welcome any time during our visiting hours. When we are required to complete outbreak testing (following a new positive test result for a resident or employee), we are no longer required to limit visitors to compassionate care and essential caregiver visits.

Be aware that there is a risk for becoming infected by COVID-19 when there are active cases in our building. We take all infection control precautions, but becoming infected is a possibility. At that time, we do recommend visiting by phone or technology as the safest way to visit.

Visitor guidelines:

  • All visitors must complete a health screening and follow the Core Principles of Infection Control, including practicing good hand hygiene, wearing a face covering or mask that covers the mouth and nose, and physically distancing at least six feet from other residents and staff.
  • Visitors who have had a positive viral test for COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19, or who currently meet the criteria for quarantine, should not enter the facility. Visitors need to understand that there is a risk of exposure to COVID-19 when visiting.
  • For the health and safety of visitors and all residents, visits should take place in the residents’ room (if private) or in a common space where physical distancing can be followed.
  • While CMS does not recommend visitation when a resident is actively infected with COVID-19 or in quarantine, residents may still choose to have visitors. The Core Principles of Infection Control need to be followed.

You can further help protect our residents and staff by taking an over-the-counter COVID-19 test prior to visiting. This strategy helps to keep those who are ill from carrying COVID-19 onto our campus to our residents and staff. Thank you for your cooperation with all these safety measures.

Protect yourself and those you love with the COVID-19 vaccine!

Getting vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 is one of the best ways to protect yourself and everyone around you, particularly those who are at increased risk for severe illness. If you are unvaccinated or in need of a booster, the COVID-19 vaccine is free, safe and readily available. Not sure where? Check out vaccines.gov, text your zip code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find a location near you. Still have questions? Go to www.cdc.gov/coronavirus for the latest information on the vaccine.

We look forward to the day when COVID-19 is vanquished. Until then, we appreciate your cooperation as we comply with all the requirements applicable to senior care facilities.

COVID-19 Update

Benedictine Living Community-Regina is currently offering coronavirus testing as required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and as needed to residents and employees with symptoms. Testing enables us to better protect our residents and staff by identifying those who may be positive, but are not having any symptoms. Once identified, we can implement additional infection control measures quickly to better care for those who may be infected. We will update our hotline – 651-404-7996 – if our testing identifies any new positive cases.

We continue to monitor all our residents and staff for signs and symptoms of the virus. Because the health and wellness of our residents and associates is our priority, we have implemented all recommended measures to prevent the spread of this virus on our campus. We are also in close communication with our local and state health officials to ensure we are taking all appropriate steps.

Infection Control Measures

Since March 2020, all our associates are following the latest CDC infection control protocols which include:

  • Screening all our residents daily for temperature, symptoms and oxygen levels.
  • Providing face masks to all residents and tenants to wear.
  • Screening all our associates for symptoms and temperature at the beginning of their shift each day. Associates are not allowed in the building if they are ill.
  • Requiring all associates to wear face masks and eye protection while providing care.
  • Implementing enhanced infection control measures, including extra efforts to clean and disinfect all high-touch areas throughout the building.

As we navigate this ongoing challenge with COVID-19, we are especially grateful for our dedicated caregivers, who are working tirelessly to ensure a clean, safe environment for all who live and work here. We all remain focused on providing exceptional care and services for all our residents.

Question and Answers Regarding Inside Visitation -Sign ups below-

Assisted Living Link Pauline/Tabitha 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4da4ae28a3f9c70-virtual  

Care Center Link  

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DA4AE28A3F9C70-virtual1

Virtual Visit Sign up at Regina Senior Living:

When signing up please state who you would like to have a virtual visit with and what platform you’d like to use; Facetime or Zoom. If you have any difficulties with signing up please contact the Wellness Department 651-404-7917 as they can either assist you or sign you up.

Assisted Living Link Pauline/Tabitha 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4da4ae28a3f9c70-virtual  

Care Center Link  

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DA4AE28A3F9C70-virtual1

Benedictine Living Community-Regina to launch Essential Caregiver Program

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and safety of our residents and our associates has been a priority. We also recognize the impact social isolation has had on our residents’ wellbeing.

Although social distancing and physical separation are still important to keep residents safe, we are taking steps to address the unintended consequences of prolonged social isolation and to maintain our residents’ overall health and wellbeing. In accordance with guidelines released by the Minnesota Department of Health, we have developed an Essential Caregiver program that balances the potential benefits and risks of allowing Essential Caregivers into our building.

We recognize the critical role family members are other outside caregivers, such as friends, volunteers and private personal caregivers, often have in the care and support of residents. Our essential Caregiver program is designed to safely allow designated Essential Caregivers to come into the community to provide care and support residents consistent with state guidelines.

This new program will be implemented effective August 5th and is a narrowly defined exception to visitor restrictions which may allow certain cares and emotional supports to be provided by a personal caregiver from outside our community.

We know that you share our concerns about efforts to keep residents in our community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. While we welcome this opportunity to make this unique exception to the current visitor restrictions, we must all continue to be vigilant to take the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

We have provided details of our Essential caregiver program to our residents and family members. For more information, please contact Libby Molitor, COVID-19 Project Manager, at 651-404-7925 or [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions regarding COVID-19

Thank you!

We sincerely thank our residents, their families and our staff for their patience and dedication as we keep the safety, health and wellness of our residents and associates our top priority. Given the Covid-19 situation is changing frequently, we will be working hard to provide additional information on this page and through other communication methods as it becomes available.