Fort Scott Presbyterian Village residents pass away
Two residents of Fort Scott Presbyterian Village who previously tested positive for COVID-19 have passed away.
“We are in mourning at this time,” said Ginger Nance, executive director.
It is never easy to say goodbye to a beloved resident. It’s even more difficult during this awful pandemic. The entire Fort Scott Presbyterian Village family is in mourning at this time.
While we strive for transparency in what we do, we are bound by federal guidelines under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which protects the privacy rights of our residents even into death. Our medical director follows all established federal laws in notifying families of any change in the medical condition of their loved ones.
At this time, Fort Scott Presbyterian Village continues its focus on ensuring the well-being of our residents and employees. We will continue to monitor residents for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 on each shift, and care for those residents who are positive in the COVID-19 isolation area.
Our focus remains on ensuring the well-being of our residents and employees. We continue to follow all guidance related to patient care, employee safety, and efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19, as provided by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We have notified the Bourbon County Health Department and KDHE and we will follow their recommendations. We are working closely with Gerstenkorn in implementing our Emergent Infectious Disease (EID) Outbreak Management Plan.
The COVID-19 vaccine should play an instrumental role in eventually resuming our normal operations. Every person who receives the vaccine will strengthen the protection for all residents, staff and the community at-large. PMMA strongly encourages our families, employees and residents to carefully consider getting a COVID-19 vaccination for themselves, as well as their loved ones.
All employees are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines and best practices as these are continually updated. The community regularly reinforces with all staff that an employee should not report to work if he or she is experiencing symptoms of a respiratory illness or not feeling well.
For more information about Fort Scott Presbyterian Village’s response, go to PMMA’s (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s) website, presbyterianmanors.org/media-room.