Current Visitation Policy

To learn more about our current visitation policy, please call us at (515) 999-2588. Thank you!

2001 Kennedy Street Granger, IA 50109

(515) 999-2588

COVID-19 Update

10.15.21

As of October 15, 2021, we do not have any new active COVID-19 cases with our residents or employees. 

With that, we are happy to announce that in person visits are back! Family members and loved ones are welcome to stop by any time between 8am and 7pm Monday through Sunday. Advanced notice is appreciated but not required. We kindly ask that visitors respect all facility protocols when visiting by wearing a mask and protective eyewear to keep our residents and staff safe during the duration of the visit. It is our highest priority to do everything we can to prevent exposure to COVID-19. We remain committed to the recommended preventative actions we already have in place and, under the guidance of our medical director. It is our desire to communicate with the community regularly and in real-time as we continue to live out our mission of care, compassion, and quality of life for all residents.

Regarding on-going communication, we do strongly encourage families to schedule a phone call or virtual call with your family member if you cannot be in-person. Please reach out to the facility directly at 515-999-2588 or you may also message us at the following link, https://grangernursinghomeandrehab.com

Thank you for your continued acts of kindness, positive communications and understanding through this time. 

Be well, 

Caitlin Ryan, Administrator

10.12.21

As of October 12, 2021, we do not have any new active COVID-19 cases with our residents or employees. The seven staff members who initially tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered and returned to work. The eleven residents who initially tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered as well. 

With that, we are happy to announce that in person visits are back! Family members and loved ones are welcome to stop by any time between 8am and 7pm Monday through Sunday. Advanced notice is appreciated but not required. We kindly ask that visitors respect all facility protocols when visiting by wearing a mask and protective eyewear to keep our residents and staff safe during the duration of the visit. It is our highest priority to do everything we can to prevent exposure to COVID-19. We remain committed to the recommended preventative actions we already have in place and, under the guidance of our medical director. It is our desire to communicate with the community regularly and in real-time as we continue to live out our mission of care, compassion, and quality of life for all residents.

Regarding on-going communication, we do strongly encourage families to schedule a phone call or virtual call with your family member if you cannot be in-person. Please reach out to the facility directly at 515-999-2588 or you may also message us at the following link, https://grangernursinghomeandrehab.com

Thank you for your continued acts of kindness, positive communications and understanding through this time. 

Be well, 

Caitlin Ryan, Administrator

10.5.21

As of October 5, 2021, we do not have any new active COVID-19 cases with our residents or employees. The seven staff members who initially tested positive for COVID-19 continue to follow CDC guidelines to recover and return to work safely. The eleven residents who initially tested positive for COVID-19 continue to be monitored by our clinical team and medical director. 

At Granger Nursing and Rehab Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We are conducting facility-wide testing 2-3 times per week per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS. Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent. We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

 

Unfortunately, we cannot allow visitors inside our facility at this time. We do, however, allow compassionate care visits for those in need. We do strongly encourage families to schedule a phone call or virtual call with your loved one. Please reach out to the facility directly at 515-999-2588 to schedule time or you may also message us at the link below. 

https://grangernursinghomeandrehab.com

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility: 

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings. 
  • Enforcing social distancing. 
  • Allowing only essential individuals (those providing critical care for residents) into the healthcare community. 
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use. 
  • Requiring all residents to stay in their rooms to better protect themselves.

 

Thank you for your continued acts of kindness, positive communications and understanding through this time. 

Be well, 

Caitlin Ryan, Administrator

10.1.21

As of October 1, 2021, we do not have any new active COVID-19 cases with our residents or employees. The seven staff members who initially tested positive for COVID-19 continue to follow CDC guidelines to recover and return to work safely. The eleven residents who initially tested positive for COVID-19 continue to be monitored by our clinical team and medical director. We are happy to announce that our one employee who had tested positive within the recent weeks has recovered and returned to work. 

At Granger Nursing and Rehab Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We will start conducting daily facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS. Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent. In the meantime, you may see our COVID cases fluctuate in numbers as we begin testing daily to prevent the spread. We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

Unfortunately, we cannot allow visitors inside our facility at this time. We do however, allow compassionate care visits for those in need. We do strongly encourage families to schedule a phone call or virtual call with your loved one. Please reach out to the facility directly at 515-999-2588 to schedule time or you may also message us at the link below. 

https://grangernursinghomeandrehab.com

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility: 

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings. 
  • Enforcing social distancing. 
  • Allowing only essential individuals (those providing critical care for residents) into the healthcare community. 
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use. 
  • Requiring all residents to stay in their rooms to better protect themselves.

Thank you for your continued acts of kindness, positive communications and understanding through this time. 

Be well, 

Caitlin Ryan, Administrator

9.29.21

As of September 29, 2021, we have seven staff members and eleven residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. Our team members will follow CDC guidelines to recover and return to work safely. Our residents will be monitored by our clinical team and medical director. We do have three residents and one staff member recovering safely and quickly. We are happy to announce that our one employee who had tested positive within the recent weeks has recovered and will return to work later this week.

At Granger Nursing and Rehab Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We will start conducting daily facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS. Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent. In the meantime, you may see our COVID cases fluctuate in numbers as we begin testing daily to prevent the spread. We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

Unfortunately, we cannot allow visitors inside our facility at this time. We do however, allow compassionate care visits for those in need. We do strongly encourage families to schedule a phone call or virtual call with your loved one. Please reach out to the facility directly at 515-999-2588 to schedule time or you may also message us at the link below.
https://grangernursinghomeandrehab.com

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility:

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings.
  • Enforcing social distancing.
  • Allowing only essential individuals (those providing critical care for residents) into the healthcare community.
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use.
  • Requiring all residents to stay in their rooms to better protect themselves.

Thank you for your continued acts of kindness, positive communications and understanding through this time.

Be well,

Caitlin Ryan, Administrator

9.28.21

As of September 28, 2021, we have seven staff members and eleven residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. Our team members will follow CDC guidelines to recover and return to work safely. Our residents will be monitored by our clinical team and medical director. We do have three residents and one staff member recovering safely and quickly. We are happy to announce that our one employee who had tested positive within the recent weeks has recovered and will return to work later this week. 

At Granger Nursing and Rehab Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We will start conducting daily facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS. Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent. In the meantime, you may see our COVID cases fluctuate in numbers as we begin testing daily to prevent the spread. We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

 

Unfortunately, we cannot allow visitors inside our facility at this time. We do however, allow compassionate care visits for those in need. We do strongly encourage families to schedule a phone call or virtual call with your loved one. Please reach out to the facility directly at 515-999-2588 to schedule time or you may also message us at the link below. 

https://grangernursinghomeandrehab.com

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility: 

 

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings. 
  • Enforcing social distancing. 
  • Allowing only essential individuals (those providing critical care for residents) into the healthcare community. 
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use. 
  • Requiring all residents to stay in their rooms to better protect themselves.

Thank you for your continued acts of kindness, positive communications and understanding through this time. 

Be well, 

Caitlin Ryan, Administrator

9.21.21

As of September 21, 2021, we have three staff members and three residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. Our team members will follow CDC guidelines to recover and return to work safely. Our residents will be monitored by our clinical team and medical director. 

At Granger Nursing and Rehab Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We will start conducting twice-weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS. Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent. We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

Unfortunately, we cannot allow visitors inside our facility at this time. We are able to allow compassionate care visits. We do strongly encourage families to schedule a phone call or virtual call with your loved one. Please reach out to the facility directly at 515-999-2588 to schedule time or you may also message us at the link below. 

https://grangernursinghomeandrehab.com

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility: 

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings. 
  • Enforcing social distancing. 
  • Allowing only essential individuals (those providing critical care for residents) into the healthcare community. 
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use. 
  • Requiring all residents to stay in their rooms to better protect themselves.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time. 

Be well, 

Caitlin Ryan, Administrator

9.15.21

As of September 15, 2021, we have one staff member who has tested positive for COVID-19. The last day worked for this employee was today 9/13/21. Our team member will follow CDC guidelines to recover and return to work safely. We will be testing all staff and residents today.

At Granger Nursing and Rehab Center, we want to assure you that we are adhering to rigorous infection control practices throughout our facility. We will start conducting twice-weekly facility-wide testing per the Iowa Dept. of Health guidance and CMS.  Regular testing is an effective method of slowing the virus’s spread, so we look forward to continuing this practice until the virus is no longer prevalent.

We continue to stay in touch with the County Health Department to ensure we are following the most up-to-date policies and procedures to defend against the spread of the virus. We are also collaborating with our medical director daily.

Unfortunately, we cannot allow visitors inside our facility at this time. We are able to allow compassionate care visits. We do strongly encourage families to schedule a phone call or virtual call with your loved one. Please reach out to the facility directly at 515-999-2588 to schedule time or you may also message us at the link below. 

Home

As a reminder, the following defensive measures are in place at our facility: 

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings. 
  • Enforcing social distancing. 
  • Allowing only essential individuals (those providing critical care for residents) into the healthcare community. 
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing N95 masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use. 
  • Requiring all residents to stay in their rooms to better protect themselves.

Thank you for your kindness and understanding through this time. 

Sincerely,

Caitlin Ryan, Administrator

2.2.21

We want to express our continued gratitude to everyone for your continued support and patience as we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our residents and staff.

Today, we have finished the second round of the COVID-19 vaccine administration. 90% residents were vaccinated and 50% associates. It was a very seamless process. A big thank you to Walgreens and our associates in charge of the process today. They did an amazing job with no issues. Now our nursing department will take the lead to chart and do the vitals along with support of our medical director, nurse practitioners and other rounding physicians. We are scheduled for our third clinic on February 22nd, to complete all 2nd round doses for staff and residents. 

As we start the vaccine process, this is a friendly reminder it is a two- step vaccine. We want to remind everyone that the facility will not immediately re-open after the second dose.  We do need about 21 days after the second dose to allow for the vaccine to reach its full potential. We will keep the lines of communication open as we follow the guidelines in retuning the facility to normal operations.

We continue to test the associates in accordance with the CMS guidelines based on the positivity rate in our county. 

We truly want to thank everyone.  We recognize the impact and sacrifice given by all and the adjustments made in your own lives. We are optimistic as we move forward in 2021.

Respectfully,

Ian Christy

11.18.20

Here at Granger Nursing & Rehabilitation, we are proud to have the means to help COVID-19-positive individuals successfully transition from the hospital to home.

Our separate COVID-19 unit, dedicated nursing staff and strict protocols all allow us to serve our community by admitting COVID-19-positive residents from the hospital and allowing them to stay at our facility short-term until they fully recover from the virus.

Thank you to our amazing staff and community for supporting us as we help those in need fight COVID-19!

10.30.20

Here at Granger Nursing & Rehabilitation, we are proud to have the means to help COVID-19-positive individuals successfully transition from the hospital to home. Our separate COVID-19 unit, dedicated nursing staff and strict protocols all allow us to serve our community by admitting COVID-19-positive residents from the hospital and allowing them to stay at our facility short-term until they fully recover from the virus.

We are one of the only skilled nursing facilities in the Des Moines, Iowa area that has been designated as a recovery facility. Thank you to our amazing staff and community for supporting us as we help those in need fight COVID-19!

10.28.20

As of October 28, we have no new active cases of COVID-19 that developed at our facility. One resident was admitted positive and is recovering in our COVID-19 unit.

Out of an abundance of caution and in compliance with CMS guidelines, we are continuing to test all employees once per week.

At this time, our Conversation Station remains closed. If you’d like assistance scheduling a phone call or virtual visit with your loved one, you may contact our team at (515) 999-2588 during regular business hours Monday – Friday or message us at the link below.

https://grangernursinghomeandrehab.com/covid-19-contact-us/

Thank you so much for the ongoing support shown to Granger Nursing & Rehabilitation. We look forward to updating you again soon.

10.22.20

As of October 21, we have no new active cases of COVID-19 in our facility. One resident who was admitted positive is recovering quickly in our COVID-19 unit, and we are wishing them a speedy recovery.

Per CMS guidelines, we are continuing to test all employees once per week.

Although we’re keeping our Conversation Station closed for now, we encourage you to schedule a phone call or virtual visit with your loved one. Our team is happy to assist you or to answer any questions. Please call us at (515) 999-2588 during regular business hours Monday – Friday or message us at the link below.

https://grangernursinghomeandrehab.com/covid-19-contact-us/

We greatly appreciate the support shown to the team and residents here at Granger Nursing & Rehabilitation. Your kind words, thoughts and prayers have gotten us through this challenging year.

10.12.20

As of October 12, we continue to have no active cases of COVID-19 in our facility. We are continuing to test all employees weekly per CMS guidelines.

In an abundance of caution, we’re keeping our Conversation Station closed, but we hope to reopen it again soon. We will keep you updated once it’s available.

In the meantime, we invite you to schedule a phone call or virtual visit with your loved one. Our team is happy to assist you or to answer any questions. Please call us at (515) 999-2588 during regular business hours Monday – Friday or message us at the link below.

https://grangernursinghomeandrehab.com/covid-19-contact-us/

We can’t thank you enough for your support of Granger Nursing & Rehabilitation.

10.5.20

As of October 5, we are thankful to report that we have no new active cases of COVID-19 in our facility.

We previously had one resident who tested positive, but they are healthy and have completed the protocols for recovery. Additionally, two staff members who previously tested positive have recovered and returned to work. We are grateful for this progress.

We are continuing to test all employees weekly per CMS guidelines.

Additionally, our Conversation Station will remain closed for visitors at this time. We will notify you when it is open again.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a phone call or virtual visit with a resident, please call us at (515) 999-2588 during regular business hours Monday – Friday or message us at the link below.

https://grangernursinghomeandrehab.com/covid-19-contact-us/

Thank you to the families, team members and residents for your unwavering support of Granger Nursing & Rehabilitation.

9.28.20

As of September 28, we have one resident and two employees that have tested positive for COVID-19. We will be testing all residents and staff again today, as recommended by the Department of Public Health. The employees’ last days of work were September 20 and 21.

We are continuing to test all employees weekly per CMS guidelines.

We have closed the Conversation Station for visitors at this time. We will notify you when it is open again. We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a phone call or virtual visit with a resident, please call us at (515) 999-2588 during regular business hours Monday – Friday or message us at the link below.

https://grangernursinghomeandrehab.com/covid-19-contact-us/

We will continue to update you as information arises. Thank you for your support as we work hard to protect our community.

9.24.20

As of September 23, one resident and one asymptomatic employee tested positive for COVID-19. We are implementing another round of facility-wide testing and will update you as we receive the test results from the lab.

In accordance with CMS guidelines, we are continuing to test our employees weekly.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a phone call, virtual visit, or visit to our Conversation Station, please call us at (515) 999-2588 during regular business hours Monday – Friday or message us at the link below.

https://grangernursinghomeandrehab.com/covid-19-contact-us/

We appreciate your patience and support as we work to combat this virus.

9.21.20

As of September 21, we continue to have no active cases of COVID-19 in our facility. We are extremely grateful for our staff who have helped us maintain a safe and pleasant environment for our residents.

If you haven’t already done so, we invite you to schedule a visit with your loved one through our new Conversation Station. The Conversation Station consists of a wood frame with plexiglass. Our residents will sit inside while families sit outside the station and converse with their loved ones. Visitors will be screened by staff and are required to wear masks. Residents will be wearing masks as well. In between visits, staff will disinfect the entire Conversation Station.

To schedule a visit, please call us at (515) 999-2588 during regular business hours Monday – Friday or message us at the link below. If you aren’t able to visit your loved one via the Conversation Station, our team would be happy to assist in scheduling a phone call or video session.

https://grangernursinghomeandrehab.com/covid-19-contact-us/

We are so thankful to our supportive community who have stood by us over these last several months.

9.14.20

We are excited to announce that we have constructed our very own “Conversation Station” to facilitate visits between our residents and their families! Granger Nursing and Rehab is making every effort to ensure a meaningful visit for you and your loved one while providing safety and adherence to the latest local, state and CMS guidelines.

Our Conversation Station consists of a wood frame with plexiglass. Our residents will sit inside while families sit outside the station and converse with their loved ones. While physical contact is still not permitted, the ability to see your loved ones up close will lift everyone’s spirits.

Visitors will be screened by staff and are required to wear masks. Residents will be wearing masks as well. In between visits, staff will disinfect the entire Conversation Station.

To schedule a visit, please call us at (515) 999-2588 during regular business hours Monday – Friday or message us at the link above.

Thank you for your patience during this difficult time. Please reach out with any questions, and we look forward to seeing residents and families conversating in a more personal way soon!

9.9.20

As of September 9, there are no active COVID-19 cases among our residents. We are grateful to report that all residents who previously tested positive have met the CDC’s guidelines for recovery. We greatly appreciate the hard work and dedication from our staff who continue to prioritize the health and wellbeing of our residents.

One new staff member tested positive last week, and one is continuing to recover from home. All of our other staff members are healthy and working.

Due to the high positivity rate in our county, we are now mandated by CMS to test our staff members for COVID-19 every week, regardless of whether staff members are showing symptoms. We will continue to test weekly until COVID-19 rates in our county subside.

At this time, we continue to remain closed to outside visitors. If you’d like help scheduling a virtual visit or phone call with your loved one, feel free to contact our team at (515) 999-2588 during regular business hours Monday – Friday or message us at the link below.

https://grangernursinghomeandrehab.com/covid-19-contact-us/

Our team is here to answer any questions you may have. We greatly value your kindness and continued support as we fight against COVID-19.

9.1.20

The health and safety of our residents and team members is our highest priority here at Granger Nursing & Rehabilitation.

As of September 1, we have six residents who tested positive for COVID-19. The residents who tested positive have been safely relocated to our “COVID-19” unit with heightened cleaning procedures and close attention from staff members dedicated solely to this unit. To help with the need in our community, we are accepting new patients who tested positive for COVID-19; however, they will not interact with other residents in the facility.

Additionally, three staff members tested positive, and their last day of work was Aug. 24. 58 staff members tested negative.

At this time, we continue to remain closed to outside visitors. If you’d like help scheduling a virtual visit or phone call with your loved one, feel free to contact our team at (515) 999-2588 during regular business hours Monday – Friday or message us at the link below.

https://grangernursinghomeandrehab.com/covid-19-contact-us/

We know we will get through this challenging time together. Your support for our residents and staff means so much to us. As we have additional updates, we will let you know.

8.25.20

Over the weekend, COVID-19 was contracted by one of our staff members and some of our residents. As a precaution, we immediately tested all of our staff. Any residents showing symptoms have been tested.

As of August 25, we have eight residents who tested positive for COVID-19 and 42 residents who tested negative. The residents who tested positive have been safely relocated to our “COVID-19” unit where they will receive close attention from staff members dedicated solely to this unit. Additionally, one of our staff members tested positive, and their last day of work was Aug. 24. 60 staff members tested negative.

We appreciate your patience and support as we work to combat this virus. At this time, we continue to remain closed to outside visitors. If you’d like help scheduling a virtual visit or phone call with your loved one, feel free to contact our team at (515) 999-2588 during regular business hours Monday – Friday or message us at the link below.

https://grangernursinghomeandrehab.com/covid-19-contact-us/

Thank you to the families, residents and community members that have supported our fight against COVID-19. We will continue to update you on the status of Granger Nursing & Rehabilitation.

8.6.20

As of August 6, we continue to have one resident in our COVID-19 unit. Our staff has done a tremendous job in caring for our residents during these challenging times.

While we remain closed to outside visitors, our team would love to help you connect with your loved one virtually or by phone. If you’d like assistance, contact us at (515) 999-2588 during regular business hours Monday – Friday or message us at the link below.

https://grangernursinghomeandrehab.com/covid-19-contact-us/

We greatly appreciate your kind words and generous donations to our staff. Keeping your loved ones safe is our utmost priority. Thank you for your ongoing support!

8.3.20

Thank you for your continued support and patience as our facility battles COVID-19.

As of August 3, there is one resident residing in our COVID-19 unit. All other residents and staff are healthy and well.

We know you’re anxious to see your loved one in person; however, out of an abundance of caution and in complying with CMS guidelines, our doors must remain closed to outside visitors. We really appreciate your understanding.

If you would like to schedule a call or virtual visit, please contact (515) 999-2588 during regular business hours Monday – Friday or message us at the link below. Our team would be happy to assist you.

https://grangernursinghomeandrehab.com/covid-19-contact-us/

Thank you to our hardworking staff for prioritizing health and safety, and thank you to the community for supporting us.  We are looking forward to updating you again soon.

7.20.20

As of July 20, we have two residents in our COVID-19 unit and 43 residents in our “well” unit. Eight staff members previously tested positive for COVID-19, and all have recovered. 44 staff members tested negative. 

We know that it’s difficult not being able to connect with loved ones in person, especially right now. While we cannot open our doors to visitors yet per CMS Guidelines, we are happy to schedule a virtual visit for you and your loved one. If you would like to schedule a call, please contact (515) 999-2588 during regular business hours Monday – Friday or message us at the link below.

https://grangernursinghomeandrehab.com/covid-19-contact-us/

Thank you for your continued patience and support as we prioritize the health and safety of our residents and staff amidst this pandemic. We look forward to updating you again soon.

7.6.20

As of July 6, we continue to have two residents in our COVID-19 unit and 38 residents in our well unit. Eight staff members previously tested positive for COVID-19, and all have made full recoveries. 44 staff members tested negative. 

As we keep with CMS guidelines for reopening, we cannot allow visitors at this time. We appreciate your patience and understanding. If you would like to connect with your loved one virtually, you can schedule a call by contacting us at (515) 999-2588 during regular business hours Monday – Friday. You may also message us at the link below.

https://grangernursinghomeandrehab.com/covid-19-contact-us/

We cannot thank you enough for being in this fight with us. We look forward to updating you again soon.

6.29.20

We are happy to announce that we only have two residents remaining in our COVID-19 unit! Thank you to our hardworking staff for making this possible – you inspire us! 

As of June 29, there are two residents in our COVID-19 unit and 35 residents in our well unit. Eight staff members previously tested positive for COVID-19, but all have made full recoveries. 44 staff members tested negative. 

As we continue to comply with CMS guidelines for reopening, we cannot open our facility to visitors yet. We know a phone call isn’t the same as seeing your loved one in person, but we encourage you to keep in touch with your family member through phone calls or virtual visits. To schedule, please call (515) 999-2588 during regular business hours Monday – Friday. You may also message us at the link below.

https://grangernursinghomeandrehab.com/covid-19-contact-us/

Thank you for your continued support! We hope to update you with more good news soon.

6.22.20

We are grateful there are no new cases of COVID-19 to report within our facility.

As of June 22, we have two residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, one of which is in the hospital. 37 residents remain in our well unit. We have 8 staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19 and 44 staff members who have tested negative.

We are continuing to comply with CMS guidelines and will not reopen to visitors yet. We encourage you to continue scheduling calls or virtual visits with your loved ones. It brightens their day! If you would like to schedule a call or virtual visit, please call (515) 999-2588 during regular business hours Monday – Friday. You may also message us at the link below.

https://grangernursinghomeandrehab.com/covid-19-contact-us/

We can’t thank you enough for your ongoing support of the Granger Nursing & Rehabilitation community.

6.18.20

We are happy to announce more resident recoveries! Seven of our residents have made full recoveries and have been moved back into the “well” unit. Thank you to our incredible staff who have helped make this possible – your hard work doesn’t go unnoticed! 

As of June 18, we have two residents in our COVID-19 unit and 37 residents in our well unit. We have 18 staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19 and 44 staff members have tested negative. The new positive staff tests are from two new hires that tested positive immediately. They are now in quarantine. 

We know isolation and separation is challenging. We cannot wait for the day when we can all be together again. However, in keeping with CMS guidelines, our building remains closed to visitors. Thank you for your support and patience as we follow these guidelines. 

If you have questions or would like to schedule a call with a loved one, please call us at (515) 999-2588 during regular business hours Monday-Friday or message us using the link below. 

https://grangernursinghomeandrehab.com/covid-19-contact-us/ 

Your support has given us strength in our fight against COVID-19. We cannot say thank you enough. We hope to update you with even more recoveries soon!

6.15.20

We are excited to announce that one more resident has made a full recovery and has been moved into the “well” unit. Thank you to our amazing staff—it would not be possible without you!

As of June 15, we have nine residents in our “COVID-19” unit and 30 residents in our “well” unit. We have 18 staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19 and 44 staff members have tested negative. The new positive staff tests are from two new hires that tested positive immediately. They are now in quarantine. 

We know this is a hard time to be separated from family and loved ones. We wish you could come in the building and visit with one another. However, at this time the building is not open to visitors, per CMS guidelines. We thank you for your continued patience with us as we do everything we can to protect our residents and staff. 

If you have questions or would like to schedule a call with a loved one, please call us at (515) 999-2588 during regular business hours Monday-Friday or message us using the link below. 

https://grangernursinghomeandrehab.com/covid-19-contact-us/ 

Once again, thank you for your support. We hope to update you with more recoveries soon!

6.12.20

We are incredibly happy to announce that 14 of our residents have made full recoveries. Those residents have transitioned back into our “well” unit. We want to say a huge thank you to our staff for helping those residents recover. We look forward to announcing more recoveries soon. 

As of June 12, we have 10 residents in our “COVID-19” unit and 30 residents in our “well” unit. We have 18 staff members that have tested positive for COVID-19 and 47 staff members have tested negative. 

If you wish to connect with a resident virtually, we are happy to schedule a time. If the resident has their own device, feel free to reach out directly. To schedule a time to talk with your loved one, please call us at (515) 999-2588 during regular business hours Monday-Friday or message us using the link below. 

https://grangernursinghomeandrehab.com/covid-19-contact-us/ 

Thank you for your unwavering support and trust. We look forward to providing another update soon.

6.8.20

We are extremely excited and grateful to announce that seven of our residents have made full recoveries! Those residents have been transitioned back into our “well” unit. We hope to announce more recoveries soon.

As of June 8, we have 24 residents in our “COVID-19” unit and 16 residents in our “well” unit. We have 16 staff members that have tested positive for COVID-19 and 44 have tested negative.

If you would like to connect with a loved one virtually, you can schedule a phone call or virtual call with your family member. Call us at (515) 999-2588 during regular business hours Monday- Friday to schedule a time or use the link below to message us.

https://grangernursinghomeandrehab.com/covid-19-contact-us/

Your support lifts our spirits and gives us endurance as we continue to fight against this virus and protect our residents and staff. Thank you, and we look forward to updating you again soon.

6.5.20

The wellbeing of our residents and staff is our utmost priority, and we do not take our responsibility to protect against COVID-19 lightly. While the Governor’s order does take steps to re-open business in Iowa, our mission to protect our residents remains our priority. Many of our residents are considered “high risk” for contracting the virus. Therefore, we will not be able to welcome visitors back into our facility on June 15.

As a nursing and rehabilitation facility, we are still mandated by CMS to restrict visitation until entering Phase 2 of the Phased Easing of Restrictions for Long-Term Care Facilities plan. The greatest COVID-19 risk comes from the movement of persons into and out of our facility, so until we receive further clarification from CMS, visitation restrictions will remain in place. In the meantime, we will continue to evaluate our residents’ health statuses and needs. We will warmly welcome visitors as soon as the Iowa Department of Health, Iowa Healthcare Association, Department of Inspection and Appeals, our Governor and our medical director all believe it is safe to do so.

We are very sorry for the prolonged disconnection with family members. We understand this is a difficult time for our residents and their families, and please know we are dedicated to keeping you connected with your loved ones during this time. We are still here to facilitate phone calls or video chats.

If you would like to schedule a phone call or virtual call with your family member, we encourage you to reach out at the following link or call (515) 999-2588 during regular business hours Monday – Friday.

https://grangernursinghomeandrehab.com/covid-19-update/

Thank you for your support and understanding through this challenging time.

6.3.20

As of June 3, we have 30 residents in our COVID-19 unit and nine residents in our “well” unit. 16 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, while 44 have tested negative.

We are excited to announce that many residents who previously tested positive are now in recovery mode and will soon transition into the COVID stepdown process.

We are continuing to screen each employee at the beginning of every shift, and no employee with symptoms is working. We are also staying in regular communication with our medical director, the local hospital system and the Polk and Dallas County Health Departments.

Your support of Granger Nursing & Rehabilitation Center means so much to our staff and residents. Thank you for your continued kind thoughts, messages and prayers.

6.1.20

As of June 1, we have 31 residents in our COVID-19 unit and eight residents in our “well” unit. No residents are currently in the hospital. 16 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, while 44 have tested negative.

As a reminder, we are fortunate to be able to regularly test our staff and residents as symptoms arise. This results in a fluctuation of positive and negative numbers. We will remain transparent in providing you with regular updates as test results return to our facility.

The facility remains divided into a “well” unit and a “COVID-19” unit. Each unit has a dedicated staff and separate staff dressing rooms and meal areas. Additionally, housing has been offered to all employees and we are testing employees at the beginning of each shift to ensure we’re taking all possible precautions.

Thank you again for your unwavering support of Granger Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

5.30.20

We’d like to thank everyone in the community for your thoughts and prayers during this time. We are working hard each day to ensure safety and health for our residents and team members. 

As of May 30, we have 31 residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and 8 residents have tested negative. One of the residents testing positive are currently in the hospital. There are 16 staff members who have tested positive and 44 have tested negative.

We will continue to test our team and residents as symptoms arise to prevent spread of the virus. Because of this continued testing, we may see a fluctuation in positive and negative numbers. We are also screening every employee at the beginning and end of each shift. Any team member that shows symptoms of COVID-19 is not working.

The facility is still divided into a “well” unit and a “COVID-19” unit in order to prevent spread. Each unit has dedicated staff and separate staff dressing rooms and meal areas. Housing has been offered to all employees at this time.

We are following all safety protocol laid out by the CDC and health department to protect the well-being of our residents. The support we have received from the community also plays a large role in promoting resident and staff well-being. Thank you for continuing to lift our spirits.

5.28.20

As we continue to work hard to protect our residents and staff from COVID-19, we want you to know that safety and health are our top priorities. We are a family here at Granger Nursing and Rehabilitation and we want to assure you that we care for one another like family. To those in the community who have become a part of our family through support and well-wishes, we want to say thank you.

As of May 28, we have 27 residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and 12 residents have tested negative. Two of the residents testing positive are currently in the hospital. There are 16 staff members who have tested positive and 44 have tested negative.

We are committed to testing staff and residents as symptoms arise in order to prevent spread of the virus. Due to continued testing, it is normal for positive and negative case numbers to fluctuate. Additionally, we screen every employee at the beginning and end of each shift. Any team member that shows symptoms of COVID-19 is not working.

The facility is still divided into a “well” unit and a “COVID-19” unit in order to prevent spread. Each unit has dedicated staff and separate staff dressing rooms and meal areas. Housing has been offered to all employees at this time.

We are following all safety protocol laid out by the CDC and health department to protect the well-being of our residents. The support we have received from the community also plays a large role in promoting resident and staff well-being. Thank you for continuing to lift our spirits.

5.26.20

Thank you to the families, residents and community members that have supported our fight against COVID-19. You have shown us immeasurable amounts of support and kindness. For that, we are incredibly grateful.

As of May 26, there are 27 residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and 15 residents have tested negative. One positive resident is currently in the hospital. There are 15 staff who have tested positive and 45 who have tested negative.

The facility remains divided into a “well” unit and a “COVID-19” unit. Each unit has a dedicated staff and separate staff dressing rooms and meal areas. Additionally, housing has been offered to all employees at this time.

Regular testing helps us prevent the spread of the virus and keeps our residents and staff safe. We are grateful for this ability. As we test regularly, it is normal for the numbers of positive and negative numbers to fluctuate. Each resident and employee that experiences symptoms is tested. As another defense against the virus, we also screen employees at the beginning and end of each shift.

Thank you to Dallas County Health Department, the Iowa Health Care Associations and both Mercy and UnityPoint Healthcare systems for partnering with us are we work diligently to protect our residents and staff and eradicate this virus.

If you have questions about a specific resident, please feel free to contact the community directly at (515) 999-2588. You can also reach out using the link below.

https://grangernursinghomeandrehab.com/covid-19-contact-us/

Your trust and support have given our residents and staff strength, hope and joy. We look forward to providing another update soon.

5.22.20

Granger Nursing & Rehabilitation Center continues to follow all policies and practices as recommended by the CDC and our healthcare partners to protect our residents and staff. Thank you for your unwavering support and trust in us.

As of May 22, we have 26 residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and 15 residents have tested negative. Three residents who have tested positive are currently in the hospital. We have 15 staff members who have tested positive and 45 have tested negative.

We are thankful that we have the resources to regularly test residents and staff. Due to this, the number of positive and negative cases may fluctuate regularly. Out of an abundance of caution, we are also screening all team members at the beginning and end of their shifts. No team member who has symptoms is working.

If you have questions about a specific resident, please feel free to contact the community directly at 515-999-2588. You can also reach out using the link below.

https://grangernursinghomeandrehab.com/covid-19-contact-us/

We are highly committed to the safety of our residents and staff. We want to assure you that we are working hard to eradicate this disease and we are thankful for the support we have received thus far.

5.20.20

Thank you for your continued support of Granger Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. We are working hard daily to keep our residents and staff as safe and healthy as possible, and we are following all policies and practices as set by state and federal officials. 

As of May 20, we have 28 residents who tested positive for COVID-19 and 13 residents who tested negative. Three residents who tested positive are currently in the hospital. There are 15 staff members who tested positive and 45 who tested negative. Five staff members who previously tested positive have met quarantine guidelines and we look forward to welcoming them back inside the community soon.

As we re-test residents and employees as symptoms arise, the number of positive and negative cases may fluctuate. Frequent testing and screening is the key to eradicating this disease in the community, and we feel grateful that we are able to provide this service to our residents and team members.

If you have questions about a specific resident, please feel free to contact the community directly at 515-999-2588. You can also reach out using the link below.

https://grangernursinghomeandrehab.com/covid-19-contact-us/

Thank you for all your well-wishes. We look forward to updating you again soon.

5.18.20

Granger Nursing & Rehabilitation Community is 100 percent committed to keeping all of our residents, families and team members safe and maintaining a high standard of care for our residents.  We are continuing to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation, and we are following all policies and practices as set by state and federal officials. 

As of May 18, we have 23 residents who tested positive for COVID-19 and 13 residents who tested negative. Five residents who tested positive are currently in the hospital. There are 15 staff members who tested positive and 45 who tested negative. Five staff members who previously tested positive have met quarantine guidelines and will be welcomed back to work soon.

We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation within our facility and are re-testing residents and employees as symptoms become apparent. This may cause fluctuation in the number of positive and negative residents and team members.

Hy-Vee in Ankeny was stationed in our parking lot on Saturday afternoon to facilitate a “Grab and Go” meal, during which employees and their families could pick up pre-ordered meals to go. All safety precautions were followed, including social distancing. We cannot thank the Hy-Vee team enough for their generous donation. We’d also like to thank Campbell Street Services for helping make this possible for our employees!

As always, we appreciate the tremendous support this community has shown our facility. Thank you for your kind word and prayers, and we look forward to updating you again soon.

5.13.20

Thank you to the Granger community for the continued support and encouragement. We are truly blessed!

As of May 13, we have 28 residents who tested positive for COVID-19 and 13 residents who tested negative. There are 15 staff members who tested positive and 45 who tested negative. Five staff members who previously tested positive have met quarantine guidelines, and we look forward to welcoming them back to work soon.

We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation within our facility and are re-testing residents and employees as symptoms become apparent. This may cause fluctuation in the number of positive and negative residents and team members. No team members who have symptoms are working.

We encourage family members to connect with residents through technology during this time. If you need help, our staff is happy to assist you with reaching your loved one. Feel free to contact us Monday – Friday during regular business hours at 515-999-2588 or reach out through the link below.

https://grangernursinghomeandrehab.com/covid-19-contact-us/

Thank you for your support and understanding during this time.

5.12.20

We’d like to thank the community for all the kind gestures and well wishes we’ve received.

As of May 12, we have 29 residents who tested positive for COVID-19 and 13 residents who tested negative. There are 15 staff members who tested positive and 45 who tested negative. Five staff members who previously tested positive have met quarantine guidelines, and we look forward to welcoming them back to work soon.

We’re grateful that modern technology allows for so many ways to connect families and friends with residents at our facility. If you need assistance reaching a loved one, please contact us at the link below or by calling the facility Monday – Friday during regular business hours at 515-999-2588. We would be happy to schedule a time to connect you directly with your family member if you need assistance with this option.

https://grangernursinghomeandrehab.com/covid-19-contact-us/

Due to privacy laws, we can only provide information on the health of residents to specific contacts. If your family member has their own phone, however, feel free to reach out at any time as they would love to hear from you! These calls bring much delight to our residents’ days.

We continue to be asked about donations for our residents and the families of our staff- we welcome games, activity books, pre-packaged snacks and fun treats. Thank you again for the act of kindness in our community. We truly appreciate the love and support. 

5.11.20

As of May 11, we have 29 residents who tested positive for COVID-19 and 13 residents who tested negative. There are 14 staff members who tested positive and 46 who tested negative. Five staff members who previously tested positive have met quarantine guidelines, and we look forward to welcoming them back to work soon.

The facility is divided into two sections of “well” and “COVID-19” residents to prevent spread. Each hall has a dedicated staff and separate staff dressing rooms and meal areas. 

We appreciate the support we’ve received from the Granger community. We will continue to release regular updates about the state of our facility on our Facebook page and this webpage.

5.8.20

As of May 8, we have 29 positive residents and 13 negative residents. There are also 14 staff who have tested positive and 46 staff who are negative. The last date of work for a positive testing staff member was April 29.  All staff members who either tested positive or exhibit symptoms are currently not working. 

The facility is divided into two sections of “well” and “COVID-19” residents to prevent spread. Each hall has a dedicated staff and separate staff dressing rooms and meal areas. 

We remain in close contact with the Dallas County Health Department, the Polk County Health Department, the Iowa Health Care Association and both Mercy and UnityPoint Healthcare systems, and are grateful for the opportunity to combat this virus through facility-wide testing.

5.6.20

Thank you to the Granger community for the generous donations, well wishes and overwhelming support. A special thank you goes out to Faye, who provided our staff and residents with a delicious meal and snacks.

There have been no changes in the number of cases for residents and staff since May 4.

5.5.20

There have been no changes in the number of cases for residents and staff since May 4.

We’re grateful that modern technology allows for so many ways to connect families and friends with residents at our facility. If you need assistance reaching a loved one, please contact us at the link below or by calling the facility Monday – Friday during regular business hours at 515-999-2588. We would be happy to schedule a time to connect you directly with your family member.

https://grangernursinghomeandrehab.com/covid-19-contact-us/

Due to privacy laws, we can only provide information on the health of residents to specific contacts. If your family member has their own phone, however, feel free to reach out at any time as they would love to hear from you! These calls bring much delight to our residents’ days.

Thank you again to the community for the many donations and well wishes. We feel truly blessed.

5.4.20

We are truly fortunate to have such a great community. Your prayers, words of encouragement and donations so many have generously made have brought cheer to our residents and staff as we deal with this pandemic. We cannot thank you enough.

As of May 4, every resident and employee at Granger Nursing & Rehabilitation has been tested.  We currently have 27 positive residents and have 13 negative residents. 

The facility is divided into two sections of “well” and “COVID-19” residents to prevent spread. Each hall has a dedicated staff and separate staff dressing rooms and meal areas.

We continue to go above and beyond the CDC guidelines as we take aggressive and defensive measures against this pandemic. We would like to thank ServPro, who has developed a remediation plan and has been working tirelessly for the past 12 days to help disinfect our facility. ServPro has years of experience dealing with biological contaminants and uses EPA approved disinfectant that is safe for all occupants They have become a vital part of our team over the last several days. In addition to developing a remediation plan and disinfecting our facility, their team has helped to enhance housekeeping protocols in the building, advance training for staff and improve auditing processes. They have integrated with our facility seamlessly and we are so grateful to have them on board.  

If you have a question about a specific resident, please contact the community by phone during regular business hours Monday – Friday or by using the link below. We also have dedicated a team to assist with calls and keeping residents connected with their love ones. If your family member has their own phone, feel free to reach out at any time as they would love to hear from you.

We truly appreciate all those who have reached out to connect with loved ones. Especially during this time, we know our residents wonder and worry about their friends and families as well. Please continue to send mail, artwork and other fun items to keep our residents smiling–they appreciate this in so many ways!

https://grangernursinghomeandrehab.com/covid-19-contact-us/


We remain in solid communication with the Dallas County Health Department, the Iowa Health Care Associations and both Mercy and UnityPoint Healthcare systems as we tackle this virus through facility-wide testing.

We will continue to provide real-time and straightforward information on what is occurring within our facility. Thank you for your support.

5.3.20

As of May 3, every resident and employee at Granger Nursing & Rehabilitation has been tested.  We currently have 24 positive residents and have 23 negative residents. 

Fourteen members of our staff have tested positive for COVID-19. The last date of work for a positive testing staff member was April 29.  All staff members who either tested positive or exhibit symptoms are currently not working.

The facility is divided into two sections of “well” and “COVID-19” residents to prevent spread. Each hall has a dedicated staff and separate staff dressing rooms and meal areas.

If you have a question about a specific resident, please contact the community by phone during regular business hours Monday – Friday or by using the link below. We also have dedicated a team to assist with calls and keeping residents connected with their loved ones. If your family member has their own phone, feel free to reach out at any time as they would love to hear from you.

https://grangernursinghomeandrehab.com/covid-19-contact-us/


We remain in close contact with the Polk  and Dallas County Health Departments, the Iowa Health Care Associations and both Mercy and UnityPoint Healthcare systems, and are grateful for the opportunity to combat this virus through facility-wide testing.

5.1.20

Granger Nursing & Rehabilitation Community is 100 percent committed to keeping all of our residents, families and team members safe and maintaining a high standard of care for our residents.  We are continuing to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation, and we are following all policies and practices as set by state and federal officials. 

As of May 1, and after testing all residents, we have 24 positive and 23 negative cases of COVID-19 in residents. We have tested all staff and have 13 positive cases and 47 negative cases.

We will continue to test as symptoms warrant. The last date of work for a staff member that tested positive was April 26. Anyone with symptoms is not working. 

The facility is divided into two sections of “well” and “COVID-19” residents to prevent spread. Each hall has a dedicated staff and separate staff dressing rooms and meal areas. 

If you have a question about a specific resident, please contact the community directly by calling (515) 999-2588 during regular business hours Monday – Friday. We also have dedicated a team from three departments to help residents and families connect. Families can expect to hear from a member of this team in the coming days to facilitate a virtual visit. If your family member has their own phone, feel free to reach out at any time as they would love to hear from you.

 

4.30.20

Granger Nursing & Rehabilitation Community is 100 percent committed to keeping all of our residents, families and team members safe and maintaining a high standard of care for our residents.  We are continuing to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation, and we are following all policies and practices as set by state and federal officials. 

As of April 30, and after testing all residents, we have 20 positive and 24 negative cases of COVID-19 in residents. We have tested all staff and have 13 positive cases and 47 negative cases.

We will continue to test as symptoms warrant. The last date of work for a staff member that tested positive was April 26. Anyone with symptoms is not working. 

The facility is divided into two sections of “well” and “COVID-19” residents to prevent spread. Each hall has a dedicated staff and separate staff dressing rooms and meal areas.

If you have a question about a specific resident, please contact the community directly by calling (515) 999-2588 during regular business hours Monday – Friday. We also have dedicated a team from three departments to help residents and families connect. Families can expect to hear from a member of this team in the coming days to facilitate a virtual visit. If your family member has their own phone, feel free to reach out at any time as they would love to hear from you.

 

4.29.20

Granger Nursing & Rehabilitation Community is 100 percent committed to keeping all of our residents, families and team members safe and maintaining a high standard of care for our residents.  We are continuing to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation, and we are following all policies and practices as set by state and federal officials. 

As of April 29, and after testing all residents, we have 21 positive and 24 negative cases of COVID-19 in residents. We have tested all staff and have 10 positive cases and 49 negative cases. The last date of work for a staff member that tested positive was April 26. Other staff test results are pending. Anyone with symptoms is not working. 

The facility is divided into two sections of “well” and “COVID-19” residents to prevent spread. Each hall has a dedicated staff and separate staff dressing rooms and meal areas.

4.28.20

Granger Nursing & Rehabilitation Community is 100 percent committed to keeping all of our residents, families and team members safe and maintaining a high standard of care for our residents.  We are continuing to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation, and we are following all policies and practices as set by state and federal officials.  

As of April 28, and after testing all residents, we have 17 positive and 29 negative cases of COVID-19 in residents. We are currently testing all staff and there are 5 positive staff cases, with no staff symptomatic. The last date of work for a staff member that tested positive was April 26. 

Other staff test results are pending. Anyone with symptoms is not working. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Resident/Family 

What is the current visitation policy?

At this time, Granger Nursing & Rehabilitation Community is restricting any visitation from family members or friends. Additionally, only essential personnel are permitted to enter the facility, and they are screened prior to entry. 

How can I communicate with my loved one during this time? 

We strongly encourage you to continue to communicate with your loved one through technology such as their phones or iPads. We will do our best to assist you and your loved one with this process. 

Are residents still able to attend routine medical visits?

Our team will consult with the resident and designated family member to determine if the appointment is essential or may be rescheduled.

Am I able to drop off supplies to my loved one?

Yes. Please coordinate with our facility, and arrangements will be made for a drop-off outside of the facility. We will follow sanitization protocols for all items entering the facility.

Are residents allowed to leave the facility?

To keep our facility as safe as possible, we are asking that residents not leave the facility. Should a resident leave the facility (e.g. hospitalization), they will be screened before being readmitted to our facility. They will also be quarantined for 14 days.

COVID-19 Protocol 

What precautionary methods does Granger Nursing & Rehabilitation Community have in place to fight COVID-19?

  • Closely monitoring and screening all residents and team members for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings. We are screening residents three times per day as well. 
  • Enforcing social distancing, maintaining six feet between all individuals and limiting community activities. 
  • Allowing only essential individuals (those providing needed essential care for residents) into the community. 
  • Practicing frequent hand hygiene in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Frequent disinfecting of commonly touched environmental surfaces to decrease environmental contamination.
  • Taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use. 
  • Encouraging all residents to stay in their rooms as much as possible to better protect themselves.
  • Permitting only virtual tours and Facetime and enforcing strict screening measures for new residents until further notice.
  • Working with our engineers and building maintenance team to move residents to appropriate wings and control airflow in the building.
  • To minimize spread to our residents, all staff has been asked to follow the stay-at-home guidelines and encouraged to have someone else in their household make all of their essential errands.

What is the quarantine protocol?

If a resident is confirmed positive for COVID-19, they are relocated to a separate section of the facility with dedicated staff members to care for them. If needed, they are relocated to the nearest hospital.

What happens if a staff member is tested positive for COVID-19?

In accordance to CDC guidelines, staff members who test positive for COVID-19 are required to quarantine for 10 days and will not be allowed to return to work until they are completely asymptomatic or test negative. 

Have residents been provided face masks?

Yes. All residents have been provided masks, gloves and additional sanitizing products.

Will positive-testing residents receive separate caregivers, staff members, etc.?

Yes. The facility is being divided into two sections of “well” and “COVID-19” residents to prevent spread. Each hall has a dedicated staff and separate staff dressing rooms and meal areas. Additionally, to drastically eliminate chances of exposure through outside contact, housing has been offered to all employees during this time.

How will you protect other residents who have not tested positive?

Residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 are being relocated to a separate region of the facility. Residents who are well will not be interacting with staff who are dedicated to working with those who have tested positive for COVID-19. 

Are staff being checked regularly?

Yes. All staff are checked for symptoms on a daily and shift-by-shift basis, both at the beginning and end of each shift. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings. If staff display any symptoms during their shift, they are asked to immediately leave the floor, report to their supervisor and exit the community.

Are residents being checked regularly?

Yes. All residents are being checked three times per day for symptoms. This includes temperature checks and other CDC-recommended screenings. 

Does Granger Nursing & Rehabilitation Community have the necessary supplies to support its residents?

Yes. Our staff is providing the highest care for your loved one during this unprecedented time. Our team is taking higher-than-required protective equipment precautions, such as wearing masks, gloves and gowns as situations warrant their use.

Facility 

Has communal dining been canceled?

Yes. All meals are being delivered to residents’ rooms.

Are health care professionals allowed in the facility?

Granger Nursing & Rehabilitation Community is only allowing essential individuals (those providing needed essential care for residents) into the community. 

Who should I contact if I have questions?

If you have questions, please contact Ian Christy at 515-999-2588.

Are you currently hiring?

Yes, we are still hiring for caregiver and nursing positions. All new team members will be screened before beginning work. 

Are you permitting new admissions?

We have a responsibility to care for the aging population. This includes accepting new admissions. We are following all protocols for strict testing and screening procedures when admitting new residents to ensure we protect everyone in our care. 

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Due to COVID-19, we are currently not offering In-Person tours. Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or to request more information!

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