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 – February 10, 2021

Week of February 7-13, 2021

Care Center

Heartwood

Residents tested

2

0

Staff tested

130

0

Total staff positive COVID tests since mid-March

18

7

Total residents positive COVID tests since mid-March

5

4

Resolved positive COVID cases since mid-March

19

All

 

Testing:  The only COVID testing currently happening regularly is staff at the Care Center who are tested weekly based on our county positivity rate, which is below 10%, and due to the fact that there have been no positive staff or resident test results. 

In the Care Center, when the positivity rate drops below 5%, we can begin less testing unless there is an out-break (new COVID positive in staff or resident).

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With COVID cases slowing and vaccines taking hold, steps are being taken to return to modified activities and dining while assuring that physical distancing can be maintained.  Visitations have been expanded.  We are hopefully, and cautiously, optimistic that we have turned the corner keeping the virus in check.

We thank the community and our staff who heeded the guidance of MDH and did their part to get us to this point.

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

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