Covid Update 1/17 – Open for Visitation

By 17th January, 2022 OLA Announcements, OLA News Comments Off

OLA is now open for visitors. Our PPE guidance for the building requires an N95 Mask and goggles that we have available at the front desk.  Thank you for your cooperation at this time in keeping our building safe.

Dining Room Update

By 13th November, 2021 OLA Announcements, OLA News Comments Off

Dear OLA Community,

Communal dining will be paused at this time related to our recent COVID results. Residents will receive all meals in their rooms starting with dinner this evening. Please see the Administrator, Nursing Supervisor, or dietary staff with any questions.

Thank you !

Covid Update 11/13

By 13th November, 2021 OLA Announcements, OLA News Comments Off

Dear OLA Residents, staff, and family,

Yesterday’s routine staff COVID testing resulted in 1 staff member testing positive for COVID 19. Over the next 24 hours, staff and residents were all tested. Unfortunately, our first round of staff/resident testing has resulted in 2 additional positive results thus far. Both are staff members and both are fully vaccinated. All staff and residents will be routinely COVID tested over the next 14 days. All visitation to OLA at this time will be paused. Residents on A1B1 will be on quarantine at this time pending further testing. We will keep you updated as we receive further guidance. Please contact Admin/Nursing administration with questions and concerns.

November Activity Calendar

By 3rd November, 2021 OLA Events, OLA News Comments Off

We are always thankful for our residents, staff, administration and OLA community this time of year. This month, we have our regularly scheduled activities along with some fun and seasonal surprises.

Residents who enjoy cooking can participate in our, resident favorite, Non-Bake Snack Class on Wednesday’s at 10am. For Thanksgiving, we are offering Turkey Bingo at 10am and a Thanksgiving Movie Matinee from 1:30pm to 3pm.

Click here to view November’s Activity Calendar.

October Activity Calendar

By 6th October, 2021 OLA Events, OLA News Comments Off

As the tree leaves turn colors and the weather cools, we are reminded that life is ever-changing. Welcome Fall! This month, residents can attend regularly scheduled weekly activities such as Book Club, Armchair Travel, Arts & Crafts, Sensory Group and more.

For Halloween, we will be doing an on-the-go trick or treat event, Friday, October 29th from 1:30 to 3:00P.M.

Click here to view OLA’s October calendar.

September Activity Calendar

By 3rd September, 2021 OLA Announcements, OLA News Comments Off

Where did the summer go? September is here and sweater season is just around the corner. Due to continued Covid protocol/safety, regular monthly activities continue to run as scheduled such as Farmer’s Market Tuesday, Sweet Treat Friday, Around the Room Bunco on Thursday and more.

We are welcoming OLA’s new Medical Director, Ramesh Viswanath, in the Angels Café on Thursday, Sept. 16th. Residents and staff will have the opportunity to meet, greet and enjoy some delicious treats.

Click here to view OLA’s September Activity calendar.

Out of State Travel New Requirements

By 19th August, 2021 OLA Announcements, OLA News Comments Off

Good Evening OLA family, residents and staff,

As many of you have heard, Illinois has instituted new screening requirements if you travel to any of their 39 listed states. If you are unvaccinated and travel to any of these states, you will need to have a PCR test done prior to working or visiting at our facility. Otherwise, if you are a visitor, we ask that you shelter in place for 10 days after returning from one of these states prior to visiting your loved one. If you have been properly vaccinated, these new requirements do not apply.

August Activity Calendar

By 3rd August, 2021 OLA Announcements, OLA News Comments Off

The heat is still here and so is August. This month residents can enjoy activities such as Root Beer Float Day, Sensory Group, Paint and Sip, Wii Bowling, and a special Luau on August 27th. We continue to wear masks and social distance at all activities.

For questions about visitation or ongoing activities, please contact Tiffany Williams at 815-553-0449.

Click here to view the August activity calendar.

July Activity Calendar

By 4th July, 2021 OLA News Comments Off

Sun, heat and beautiful flowers; this is July.

This month, residents are invited to enjoy regularly scheduled favorites such as Drum Ball, Farmer’s Market Tuesday, On The Go Happy Hour, Around the Room Bunco and more. A few special events such as Coffee and Donut socials, birthday parties and a Luau Party from 1:30PM – 3:30PM on July 29th will add to the fun.

A special thank you to our residents, their families and friends for your ongoing patience as we continue to update our Covid building protocols, allowing more family interaction and opportunities for summer fun.

Click here to view the July Activity Calendar.

Visitation & Building Protocol Covid Update

By 10th June, 2021 OLA Announcements, OLA News Comments Off

Dear OLA Community,

We wanted to take this opportunity to update you on some changes occurring at OLA effective Monday June 14, 2021.

Starting on Monday June 14, 2021, we will increase our number of allowed visitors in our scheduled outdoor and private visiting areas to 5. This can include children of all ages. Please note, all visitors age 2 and above will be required to wear a mask at all times. Pets are still prohibited at OLA. Visits in our A1 Auditorium will remain at 2 per resident to maintain proper social distancing.

Our 24-hour prescreening process will also conclude at this time. We ask that your family and friends continue to schedule visits and outings through Tiffany in an Activities so we can maintain all necessary information should contact tracing need to occur.  Tiffany can be reached at 815-553-0449. Compassionate visits will continue to be scheduled through our DON at 815-553-4128. These visits will continue to be limited to 2 visitors per person in the room. We will continue to accommodate larger families by allowing guests to wait outside and rotate through the family in groups of 2.

Overnight visits continue to be allowed, but if the resident is not vaccinated, self-isolation for 14 days upon return is required. Screening/Questioners and temperature checks will continue when entering OLA. Masks are required at ALL times while visiting OLA. This includes indoor and outdoor visitation. The facility staff will not release residents to anyone who approaches the facility without a mask on regardless of vaccination status. This is for the safety of our entire community, and we ask that everyone take this to heart.

Thank you.