Good afternoon, unfortunately West Wind Village had three additional staff and two additional residents test positive for COVID-19 last night and today. West Wind Village has opened two COVID units which are segregated from the rest of the building with a separate entrance. Currently, there are seventeen residents in the COVID units and most are exhibiting cold symptoms.
All other residents are currently quarantined to their rooms in an attempt to reduce the spread of the virus, since it is highly contagious.
We are testing all residents and staff with any symptoms. We are also testing staff before they work and all staff on Friday and residents every other day. We will continue to test all residents and staff at least weekly until we have gone 14 days with no new positive cases and unvaccinated staff twice a week. We are following recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Please know that we are taking precautions to keep all of our residents safe and appreciate your cooperation. If you have any questions please reach out to Paula at (320)589-7900 or (320)349-0051.
Thank you so much for your patience and understanding once again! ... See MoreSee Less
Seniors benefit in numerous ways from physical activity. Exercises can be done at home, a community pool or a local center. And seniors aren’t limited to just one type of exercise either. There are many to choose from. And many activities can be modified to fit any limitations. Yoga, walking and swimming are all low impact routines that offer a range of benefits late in life and for all abilities. Some of the benefits include: reduce fall risk and increase the ability to live independently maintain strength, healthy joints and muscle helps reduce or control blood pressure reduce the risk of colon cancer and diabetes ease symptoms of anxiety offer community and companionship when done in groups reduces and prevents arthritis joint swelling and pain.
Good afternoon, unfortunately West Wind Village had four additional staff and three additional residents test positive for COVID-19 last night and today. West Wind Village has opened the COVID unit which is segregated from the rest of the building with a separate entrance. Currently, there are fifteen residents in the COVID unit and most are exhibiting cold symptoms.
Residents are currently quarantined to their rooms in an attempt to reduce the spread of the virus, since it is highly contagious.
We are testing staff with any symptoms and prior to their shift, as well as testing all staff today and again this Friday. Residents were tested today and will be tested if they exhibit symptoms and again next Tuesday 5/31/22. We will continue to test all residents and staff at least weekly until we have gone 14 days with no new positive cases and unvaccinated staff twice a week. We are following recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Please know that we are taking precautions to keep all of our residents safe and appreciate your cooperation.
Thank you so much for your patience and understanding once again!
Please do not hesitate to reach out to Paula at 320-589-7900 or 320-349-0051, if you have any questions or concerns. ... See MoreSee Less
May 24 is National Brother’s Day, so call your brother and tell him you love him, even though he’ll say you‘re weird afterwards. When you were younger, you argued over LEGOs or whose turn it was to sit in the front seat. Yet in some strange way, those childhood squabbles served to make you closer over the years.
TAKE ACTION! We are facing the collapse of the senior care system. Over and over again throughout the session, we sounded the alarm. Some lawmakers heard us; others didn't and session ended last night without permanent wage increases for our caregivers.
But there's still a way for lawmakers to make it right! Ask Gov. Walz to go back to the table and finish this critical work! p2a.co/FvTIdy0
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Late last night, the Minnesota State Legislature adjourned without passage of the critical spending bills that would provide vital funding for aging services providers. More specifically, lawmakers could not agree to a Health and Human Services spending package.
We are shocked that legislators are going home without using the $9 billion budget surplus to ensure access to care for Minnesota's seniors. But there's still a way for lawmakers to make it right! Gov. Walz can call a special session, and they can finish their work!
We need to make sure he knows just how critical it is to send relief! Contact Gov. Walz TODAY! Ask him to call a special session and support the Senate's proposal to pay caregivers the wages they deserve and ensure access to care.
The storm knocked down our sign but we are still here! Skyview Plaza is currently taking admissions. Give Sophie a call at 320-208-4014 to find out more about our apartments and services available or for a tour! ... See MoreSee Less
The power at Skyview Court and Plaza has been restored!! What a blessing! A huge thank you to linemen and emergency personnel!! A shout out to all the staff who worked extra shifts during this power outage. Thank you to residents and families for your patience and understanding! ... See MoreSee Less
Dear friends and family of Skyview. Skyview is without any power at this time. Skyview residents are sheltering in place and waiting to hear further direction on when the power will be back on. Please call West Wind Village at (320) 589-1133 with any questions. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. ... See MoreSee Less
Skyview Court and Plaza are currently without power. Everyone is ok, we have extra staff on tonight checking on the residents. They are working on getting power back to Morris. Please continue to pray for our community and surrounding areas that have been affected by this storm. ... See MoreSee Less
Good morning, West Wind Village had one staff and Skyview Senior Living had one resident test positive for COVID yesterday. Unfortunately, the staff worked while contagious; therefore, we tested the residents and staff who were exposed at West Wind Village yesterday and are testing residents and staff at Skyview Plaza today. We will test again on Monday and then every 5 to 7 days until we have gone 14 days with no new positive cases. Staff who are not up-to-date will continue to test twice a week. The resident who tested positive at Skyview Plaza is independent and not open to services, therefore, will quarantine to their apartment. ... See MoreSee Less
The 1977 release of “Star Wars” changed Hollywood forever. Four decades later we’re still enthralled. Just last December, “Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker”, was released in theaters. Following the previous two movies of the sequel trilogy, “The Force Awakens” and “The Last Jedi”, the main Star Wars film franchise has come to a conclusion. So — Happy Star Wars Day this May 4! ... See MoreSee Less