Welcome to the Friendship Villages’ January 3, 2022 COVID-19 update.
Happy New Year! 2022 is coming in with a bang!
With the increased prevalence of COVID all around, we are making a temporary policy change for residents, guests and staff of the Villages as a mitigating precautionary measure.
Both campuses have had several residents report that they have been exposed to friends and family who have subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. A few of these residents have now tested positive, though generally the symptoms have been relatively minor, and we thank our Good Lord for that.
Effective Tuesday, January 4th, we are asking all residents, guests and staff to resume wearing snug-fitting, two-layer masks in all public spaces on campus except when seated at a table dining.
At this time, we have set Tuesday, January 25th, (three weeks from now) as the end date for this policy, depending on the situation then.
Thank you for cooperation and continued prayers.
Welcome to the Friendship Villages’ December 28, 2021 COVID-19 update.
Happy Holidays! We hope everyone had a good Christmas, celebrating the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. We hope you are looking forward to a fresh start in 2022, as are we.
With the increased news about the high prevalence of COVID all around, we wanted to provide an update as to where Friendship Villages stand currently (understanding that this is a constantly fluid situation). Please note that we do not have data on which variant of COVID a person might have. All are cared-for in the same manner.
As of this moment at Sunset Hills, of approximately 700 total residents:
- Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation: No residents are currently positive and five employees are positive and quarantined at home.
- Assisted Living and Memory Care: No residents are currently positive and one employee is positive and quarantined at home.
- Independent Living: One resident brought COVID back from visiting family for Christmas but has been under quarantine since their return and we pray for them while we monitor their condition.
As of this moment at Chesterfield, of approximately 500 total residents:
- Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation: One resident is currently positive and in quarantine and two employees are currently positive and quarantined at home, and we pray for each of them.
- Assisted Living and Memory Care: No residents are currently positive and three employees are positive and quarantined at home. Prayers for their rapid recovery, as well.
- Independent Living: Four residents are currently positive and doing well under quarantine while two additional residents are positive and undergoing treatment in the hospital.
FV at Home Private Duty and Supportive Services: One employee is positive and under treatment in the hospital and we pray for their recovery.
Virtually all residents received the full regimen of vaccinations last winter and, since then, more than 1,000 residents, including all levels of care on both campuses, have received COVID vaccination booster shots. Many others sought boosters on their own and would add to this number.
As we all know, COVID appears to be surging across the U.S. during this season and our teams are performing all of the protocols prescribed by public health authorities, and then some. Still, COVID-19 remains a challenge.
In independent living, we continue to strongly encourage the wearing of masks, washing of hands and social distancing, whether vaccinated or not. Higher levels of care exercise more stringent measures.
With all of this, our staff is constantly working hard to create as much of an enjoyable atmosphere as possible and looking forward to safe New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day events. We cannot be paralyzed by fear as long as we can maintain a controlled environment. We pray that we will be out of this soon!
We continue to praise God for the mercies He has shown to Friendship Villages, and we thank all of our friends and family for your prayers and support during all of this time. Help us to pray for a better 2022!
Welcome to the Friendship Villages’ December 20, 2021 COVID-19 update.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Friendship Villages!
As we recall, virtually all residents received the full regimen of vaccinations last winter and, since then, more than 1,000 residents, including all levels of care on both campuses, have received COVID vaccination booster shots. Many others sought boosters on their own and would add to this number.
Still, COVID-19 remains a challenge.
We have had a bit of a spate of COVID on the Chesterfield campus. Recently and currently, several residents in independent living have been positive for COVID-19, as well as ten employees. While we recognize that it is no longer possible to avoid COVID-19 completely, even among fully vaccinated and boosted people, we are taking several measures to try to prevent the spread, and this has included curtailing several Holiday activities or cancelling them altogether. We regret having to take this action, especially during this festive season. In addition, we are strongly encouraging the wearing of masks, washing of hands and social distancing, whether vaccinated or not. Despite all of this, our staff is working hard to create as much of an enjoyable atmosphere as possible. We pray that we will be out of this soon!
At Sunset Hills, there are currently no independent living residents positive with COVID-19 and a single resident in Assisted Living and a single resident in Skilled Nursing are positive but quarantined. And no known employees are positive. We thank God for this status.
We continue to praise God for the mercies He has shown to Friendship Villages, and we thank all of our friends and family for their prayers and support during this time.
March 8th, 2021
Friendship Village is pleased to announce that we are offering a continuous, ongoing COVID-19 vaccination program for all new residents and staff at all levels of care beginning in April, 2021. With vaccination clinics alternating between the two campuses every Thursday, all new residents and all new employees and their friends and family who meet criteria set by the State of Missouri (currently those over the age of 65) will be able to receive COVID-19 vaccinations on campus. Please contact either Village for details.