You want to live in a place where community life is vibrant, families can visit residents and there is freedom to live well - safely. This is our goal too and here is our approach.
We encourage all residents and staff to get a COVID-19 vaccination to protect each other and help end this pandemic. We have been pleased to host convenient onsite vaccination. For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine and process, visit our COVID-19 Vaccination: Frequently Asked Questions page.
PHS has installed air disinfection and purification equipment. This bipolar ionization technology safely cleans the air inside buildings by using an electronic charge to create a field of ions that kills pathogens, reduces the airborne concentration of the COVID virus and increases the effectiveness of HVAC filtration. This is accomplished without using unsafe chemicals or creating any unwanted byproducts.
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Federal and state departments of health have recently issued guidance further easing restrictions in long-term care settings based on vaccination status. Please note, this guidance still requires mask usage for staff, visitors and residents in most areas. Find more information on our COVID-19 information page or contact the specific PHS community to learn more.
Screening & Testing
We have a screening process for anyone entering a community and we assist residents and staff who are symptomatic or have known COVID-19 exposure to be tested. On-site asymptomatic testing is provided when warranted, following confirmed cases or elevated risk from the broader community.
Primary Care Telemedicine
In partnership with your primary care provider, we can help facilitate the use of telemedicine to conduct phone-based visits. This reduces physical contact while maintaining exceptional care.
Cleaning & Disinfection
Protocols for deep cleaning and sanitization are in practice. We continue to take extra measures to clean and disinfect all high-touch areas throughout the building. This includes using electrostatic sprayers and other large scale disinfection equipment. Handwashing stations and/or hand sanitizer dispensers are at all entrances.
As a commitment to our superior resident experience, we offer over 95% private rooms in our care settings.
You can rely on PHS to stay true to our mission: to honor God by enriching the lives and touching the hearts of older adults. Be assured that we will not waver in doing all we can to give you the freedom to live well today and in the future.
It's still a great time to join us. Check out this story about how a new group of residents at Prairie Gate are forming bonds of friendship over conversation and doing good works. They call themselves the Busy Bodies.