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Prior COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

Update 12-31-20:

We are preparing for the COVID-19 vaccination and details are rapidly developing. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below more information about the vaccine. Our campus is registered for the vaccine, which includes the nursing home, assisted living, and all staff.

Please see below for the reminder on the Phases:

Phase 1a (first priority):

1. Skilled Nursing facilities and nursing homes: all personnel working in these facilities.

Phase 1a (second priority):

1. Assisted living, housing with services with an arranged Home Care provider: all personnel working in these facilities.

Walgreens will be our provider of the COVID-19 Vaccine for residents and staff.

The vaccine  we will be receiving is the Moderna.

Thorne Crest Update:

➢We are working with our pharmacy partner to ready ourselves for the administration of the vaccine.

➢The specific staff working in the nursing home that are included in the clinics are: Dining Services, Housekeeping, Maintenance, Nursing, and designated administration staff.

➢Our clinic days are:

• January 14, 2021 @  9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Initial Dose
• February 11, 2021 @ 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Booster Dose or Initial Dose
• March 11, 2021 @ 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Booster Dose

 

ABHM has set up a designated email address to best respond to any questions, comments, or concerns specifically related to the COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19Vaccine@abhomes.org

 

 


 

Update 12-16-20:

We are preparing for the COVID-19 vaccination and details are rapidly developing. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section below for more information about the vaccine. Our campus is registered for the vaccine, which includes the nursing home, assisted living, and all staff.

Phase 1a (first priority):

1. Hospitals: personnel dedicated to working in COVID-19 units, intensive care units, emergency departments, and designated COVID-19 urgent care clinics.
2. Skilled Nursing facilities and nursing homes: all personnel working in these facilities.
3. Emergency Medical Services Personnel
4. COVID-19 testers
5. COVID community vaccinators

Phase 1a (second priority):

1. Hospitals: personnel providing direct care or infectious materials.
2. Assisted living, housing with services with an arranged Home Care provider: all personnel working in these facilities.
3. Urgent Care settings
4. Dialysis centers

Walgreens will be our provider of the COVID-19 Vaccine for residents and staff. At this time we do not know when the clinics will be on-site.

Thorne Crest is preparing for these clinics by doing the following:
➢ Communicating to residents, family members and staff about the vaccine.
➢ Working with pharmacy partner to ready ourselves for the administration of the vaccine.

ABHM has set up a designated email address to best respond to any questions, comments, or concerns specifically related to the COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19Vaccine@abhomes.org

 


 

UPDATE 12-10-20:

Residents, Staff and Families,

There have been a lot of questions, comments and concerns from residents, families, employees, and those in our communities about the COVID-19 Vaccine. This vaccine is important in saving lives and reducing the transmissions of the virus.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is actively reviewing the COVID-19 vaccine for Emergency Use Authorization in the United States.  ABHM operates in six states and those states have told the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) they want nursing home/assisted living providers to be a priority.

ABHM’s mission is to create caring Christian communities that empower older adults, families, and people with disabilities and receiving this vaccine for our residents, members, and staff is a priority.  We, as an organization, support the federal vaccine effort for COVID-19.

It is important residents, members, staff, and families know that ABHM has registered, on behalf of all of our nursing homes, assisted living communities, and homes for the developmentally disabled to receive the COVID-19 vaccine that the federal government will be disbursing in the near future. Please note, this does include all of our employees working at all of our locations across ABHM.

Distribution of the vaccine has yet to be determined.

Individual states will decide how to roll this large initiative in the healthcare sector

We will use our ABHM website, each community’s website, Facebook pages, and other methods to communicate changes and updates as they occur.

ABHM has set up a designated email address to best respond to any questions, comments, or concerns specifically related to the COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19Vaccine@abhomes.org

It is our duty to stay focused on our residents, members, staff and loved ones during this time of uncertainty. All of us have been impacted by the pandemic but we will continue to persevere. We urge you to join us in getting the COVID-19 vaccine, influenza vaccine, wear masks, avoid large gatherings, and stay six feet apart-especially through the holidays.

Thank you for your understanding, kindness, and prayers for those we serve.

There will be more information related to the vaccine as it is released by the government.

Stay Safe!

Jeff Hongslo
ABHM President/CEO