Long Term Care

CRMC Care Center

A holistic approach to the challenges of aging.

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center - Care Center is a long-term care facility licensed for 69 beds that provides 24-hour care for people needing both long-term care as well as those requiring transitional short stay care such as rehabilitation and recovery after surgery. Being located on the Medical Campus, residents of the Care Center have convenient access to a full range of comprehensive medical services under one roof.

The Care Center offers resident-centered care, spacious rooms, beautiful lounge areas, comfortable dining room, three-season patio, backyard and a specialized dementia care secured unit.

Resident's care is designed for their individual needs with activities for all lifestyles. Our programs are exciting, stimulating and offer a broad spectrum to cater to a variety of skills, interests, and creativity. Every day we dedicate ourselves to providing different opportunities such as outings, educational and enrichment classes, religious services and music, arts, crafts, games, wellness classes and more.

COVID-19 Updates

CRMC is committed to providing the highest standards of care for patients and residents across its campus. Staff continue this work during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of ongoing efforts to keep residents, families, and the community informed, we have created this section on our website to give you updated information on COVID-19 activity in the Care Center.  This information includes:

  • Newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Care Center residents
  • Newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Care Center staff
  • Information on residents with any new onset respiratory symptoms that have been reported/identified through daily screening processes
  • Information on staff with any new onset respiratory symptoms that have been reported/identified through daily screening processes

This information will be updated weekly on Monday and more frequently as needed.  The following provides information and action steps we have taken to help prevent or mitigate the spread of this virus.

Since the pandemic first reached the United States, CRMC’s Care Center has been coordinating with industry leaders and public health officials to establish clear safeguards and protocols to prevent transmission of the virus within our senior care facilities. These aggressive efforts include:

  • policies to limit outside visitors, 
  • suspension of group activities,
  • embracing recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), including requiring employees to wear masks at all times, increased hand washing, increased cleaning of buildings, and using personal protective equipment (PPE) when working with residents, tenants, or clients who require protection,
  • twice daily screening of residents for symptoms

The Care Center also created a COVID unit on Skyview.  In the past, Skyview was dedicated primarily to the short-stay residents; those residents now needing skilled services will remain in the hospital in a swing bed status. Skyview is being used to isolate those with symptoms and/or active COVID.  In addition, there are three rooms on Skyview with negative air that are prepared to manage residents who are being monitored for respiratory medical needs and signs/symptoms of COVID, as well as to care for any confirmed COVID cases.

Senior citizens and those who live in communal settings are at greater risk of infection during this pandemic. As the virus spreads, the potential exists that some seniors and caregivers could be impacted despite the protections we have in place.

With any residents or staff who test positive for COVID-19, we work with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the CDC on the best course of action to prevent the spread of the illness.

We are so appreciative for our staff who come every day who have dedicated their working lives to caring for others, even in times of COVID.  Thank you also to our residents, families, and communities for your continued support as we navigate this uncharted territory.

 

COVID – 19 Update (July 6, 2020)

Heartwood and the Care Center continue with the surveillance and monitoring for COVID symptoms among residents, staff, and visitors and we’re happy to report we have had no known cases of COVID.  Currently we are winners in the battle against COVID.

COVID testing due to symptoms that were COVID-like completed during the prior week:

Week of June 28

Care Center

Heartwood

Residents tested

1

0

Staff tested

0

0

Positive COVID tests since mid-March

0

0

Resolved positive COVID cases since mid-March

0

0

COVID -19 Update (June 29, 2020)

Last week Heartwood and the Care Center, following the guidance of MDH (MN Dept. of Health), lightened the restrictions on visitations.  Residents and families were happy to be able to connect with each other without a pane of glass or the screen of an electronic devise separating them.  We thank all who followed the protocols to protect residents and visitors from this COVID virus. 

Please stay tuned to our facebook pages for updates on happenings at Heartwood and the Care Center.

Thank you to our families, friends and community for your continued support.  All of our team members ensure that we provide quality care to our residents every day.  We are ever grateful for the willing hands, feet and hearts of those who are called to care.

COVID - COVID testing due to symptoms that were COVID-like completed during the prior week:

Week of June 21

Care Center

Heartwood

Residents tested

0

0

Staff tested

0

1

Positive COVID tests since mid-March

0

0

Resolved positive COVID cases since mid-March

0

0

COVID -19 Update (June 22, 2020)

We are happy to announce that visitor restrictions have been lightened.  We are also very excited that residents of Heartwood and the Care Center and the people important to them will now be able to have visits.

Late last week this statement came from MDH (MN Department of Health): “The Minnesota Department of Health recognizes how the effects of isolation can have serious impacts on the health and well-being of residents in LTC facilities. At this time, we believe the risk of COVID-19 transmission in LTC facilities and the need for family, partner or close friend interaction can be balanced under certain conditions.

There are restrictions regarding visits that will need to be adhered to insure safety.  A letter to the primary contact is being sent out to explain the requirements and visits will begin later this week.  Please look for this and share with other family members and residents’ friends.  It will be a great time to enjoy summer in beautiful northern Minnesota. 

COVID - There have been NO COVID positive cases in the Care Center or Heartwood.  COVID Testing due to symptoms that were COVID-like completed during the week of June 7, 2020:

  • Residents tested              Care Center - 0             Heartwood – 0
  • Staff tested                         Care Center - 1             Heartwood – 0

 

COVID – 19 Update (June 15, 2020)

COVID - There have been NO COVID positive cases in the Care Center or Heartwood.  COVID Testing due to symptoms that were COVID-like completed during the week of June 7, 2020:

  • Residents tested                Care Center - 0             Heartwood – 0
  • Staff tested                           Care Center - 2             Heartwood – 0

VISITING – We know social isolation is a growing concern for you and your loved ones.  Our state associations and MDH have been working closely together on guidance that could modify some of the restrictions around visitations, communal dining and activities.  The goal will be to balance resident and staff safety with independence and socialization.  Please stay tuned for more on this. 

Thank you for your understanding of all the precautions and restrictions that are currently in place as we navigate this pandemic and what will likely become our new normal.

For more information, contact the Care Center at
218-546-4381, or toll free at 888-487-6437

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