May 27, 2020
As things start to open in the state of Wisconsin, long term care facilities are still directed by CMS to remain closed to visitors. As this is difficult for both the residents and families, we are working diligently to provide video chat calls via FaceTime and Skype. Please email email@example.com to set up a time for a video chat.
Will the Stimulus Check Affect My Medicaid Eligibility?
No. Under Medicaid rules, a stimulus payment is not counted as income. Therefore, receiving a stimulus payment does not change a resident’s monthly payment (often called a “patient liability” or “share of cost”). The resident pays the same monthly amount to the nursing facility and keeps the stimulus payment for their own use. In addition, the stimulus payment does not count as a Medicaid resource for 12 months. In other words, for the first year, the payment cannot cause you to have “too much” savings.
May 4, 2020
Woodside Senior Communities has been actively following CDC and DHS guidelines regarding changes with COVID-19 to ensure our safeguards go above and beyond what is recommended. As the spread of COVID-19 increases in Brown County, Woodside has been actively monitoring both staff and residents. Staff continue to be screened upon entry with a temperature check and a series of questions. All staff are wearing masks and additional personal protective equipment with residents exhibiting respiratory symptoms. Our team continues to diligently wash their hands and sanitize surfaces. Consistent staffing of individuals to one unit as well as restricting traffic throughout the campus is in place. Staff who exhibit symptoms or have had exposure to COVID-19 are being tested and self-isolating at their homes. We are continuously educating and auditing our team to ensure they are up to date with all new information and protocols.
Residents are continuing to social distance as they remain in their room for dining and activities. Residents are encouraged to wear a mask when they leave their room and are also practicing frequent hand washing. Residents are monitored regularly for all signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and testing is being conducted as directed by the physician.
Visitor restriction for all long term care and health entities continues across the country. In order to maintain the safety of our vulnerable population, we continue to ask family and friends of our residents to contact us for virtual visits at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 is being sent directly to families and residents who reside at Woodside.
April 14, 2020
Thank you to all those who donated masks to Woodside. Thank you to NE Wisconsin 3D Protective Shields for donating 100 face shields to our campus. We appreciate the community support for helping keep the front lines as safe as possible!
Families & Friends-
You may continue to drop off necessary items at the vestibule table at the entrances. If you are picking up an item such as laundry, please call ahead so we can have that ready for you in the vestibule.
We continue to ask families to share information with one another to help limit the phone calls to our nurses. In addition, if you would like to video chat, please email email@example.com. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding during this difficult time!
April 2, 2020
Can you sew? Could you put those skills to use creating and donating protective cloth masks for the dedicated teams at Woodside Senior Communities? Prevea Health President and CEO, Dr. Ashok Rai, stated this morning that in an ongoing effort to make sure everyone stays safe, he’s recommending that during those times when our essential workers are going to and from work they wear a cloth mask and then switch to a clinical mask once they are inside Woodside. This is an added safety measure to keep everyone safe. Woodside does not have any cases of COVID-19. We are putting this recommendation in place to continue to do everything possible to protect those who live, stay, and work at Woodside.
If you can help us out, here is a website with instructions on how to make a cloth mask. https://www.joann.com/make-to-give-response/
Completed masks can be dropped off at our main entrance at 1040 Pilgrim Way in Green Bay. Masks can be placed, anytime, on the table set up in the vestibule. The masks will be washed before distributing them to our team members.
Thank you for helping us out. The community support we have received during this crisis has been wonderful. We appreciate it very much.
March 24, 2020
To our Residents’ Families and Friends:
As Woodside continues to work diligently to care for your loved ones during this public health emergency, we are asking for your help with the following:
First, please limit deliveries to Woodside to only NECESSARY ITEMS such as medications, clothing and medical equipment. Although we understand you are trying to brighten your loved one’s day by dropping off goodies, flowers, etc., the number of items being dropped off has become extremely overwhelming for our care staff who need to focus their full attention on caring for our residents. We also want to remind you that COVID-19 can live on surfaces for several days, and although we are disinfecting items as able, items from the community still pose a risk. Necessary items will be disinfected before entering our buildings and only delivered once daily at 4 pm.
Second, we are working extremely hard to keep residents connected with their loved ones via FaceTime and Skype visits (please email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time to video chat) as well as general telephone access, recognizing that this is a difficult time for everyone. Yet, our Nurses are being flooded with several phone calls from different family members for the same resident requesting the same update multiple times a day. This is taking precious time and resources away from the care of our residents and patients when they need it the most. Therefore, we respectfully request that each family appoint a POINT-PERSON TO COMMUNICATE WITH US and that point-person then share updates on your loved one throughout the family and with friends minimizing the repeated phone calls and allowing us to focus on care.
We appreciate your understanding as protecting our residents during this time continues to be our number one priority!
March 18, 2020
As we continue to manage through this crisis, we want to thank the families and friends of our residents for your ongoing support of our efforts to keep our residents healthy by restricting visitors across the Woodside campus. We realize it has been difficult to be away from your loved one during this time and we appreciate your continued understanding as we do everything possible to protect Woodside and those who live and stay here.
Remember, we have several ways for you to connect with your loved one including FaceTime and Skype capabilities, as well as general telephone access. You may email email@example.com to set up a time for a video chat. For after-hours and weekends, please call Woodside Lutheran Home at 920-499-1481 and Woodside Manor at 920-499-7560.
We encourage all families to stay up to date by following us on Facebook or visiting our website at http://woodsideseniorcommunities.org/
March 17, 2020
We want to connect you with your loved ones as much as we can during this difficult time period. We have FaceTime and Skype capabilities, as well as general telephone access for residents at Woodside Lutheran Home, Woodside Villa and Woodside Manor. You may email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time for a video chat. For after hours and weekends, please call Woodside Lutheran Home at 920-499-1481 and Woodside Manor at 920-499-7560.”
March 13, 2020
Family and friends of residents may continue to drop off and pick up items, including laundry, for your loved one at the front entrances of Woodside Lutheran Home and Woodside Manor 2 between 8:00am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. Please call ahead to coordinate a drop-off or pick up time.
Call Woodside Lutheran Home at 920-499-1481 and Woodside Manor at 920-499-7560.
March 13, 2020
As of March 12, Woodside Senior Communities is restricting visitors across our campus to prevent exposing our facility to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). This is being done to ensure the continued health of our residents. Woodside does NOT have any cases of Covid-19 within any of our facilities.
March 12, 2020
Woodside Senior Communities is completely restricting access to visitors across our campus to prevent exposing our facilities to COVID–19 (Coronavirus) effective immediately. CMS has regulated that visitors “should not be allowed to come into the facility, except for certain situations, such as end-of-life situations or when a visitor is essential for the resident’s emotional well-being and care”. Doors across campus will all be locked down with signage and only essential staff and vendors will be allowed into facility once they have passed the CDC screening guidelines.
We will continue to follow the guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID–19 from our federal and local governments and will do our best to keep you informed any changes.
We appreciate your understanding and support as we do everything possible to protect Woodside and those who live and stay here.
**This site will be updated as new information becomes available**
Please refer to the following Websites to obtain the latest information on COVID – 19