To our Bourbon Heights families,
Bourbon Heights currently has 44 residents and 15 staff members (4 have recovered and 11 are still out) that have tested positive with COVID within the past two weeks. To care for all residents that have tested positive, we have created a COVID isolation unit located on our Personal Care Unit that extends over into Unit 2. For many this has disturbed everyday life and we thank you for your patience and understanding during these trying times.
We are taking every precaution in caring for your loved one including wearing N95 or K-N95 with surgical masks underneath as extra protection, eye protection, as well as employee screenings and temperature monitoring. We have also turned the facility into zones (red, yellow and green) in order to care for all residents properly and safely.
When a resident tests positive, they are placed in the RED Zone which is our COVID isolation unit for positive cases. One nurse and aide are assigned to care for only the residents that are positive and are required to wear full PPE (Personal Protective Equipment- goggles or face shield, gown, gloves and N95 mask) at all times. Residents can be released from the red zone when fever-free for 72 hours without medicine, have shown improvement in respiratory symptoms, at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared AND have a negative PCR test (nasal swab) or a positive antigen test (blood test). Next is the YELLOW Zone (Unit 1), which is for anyone that has had exposure to a positive person, is returning from the hospital or has met requirements to be transferred from the red zone. Residents can be released to the GREEN Zone at the end of 14 days if they remain symptom free.
Residents and staff are both tested twice a week. At Bourbon Heights we have access to rapid tests that take 15 minutes to receive results and PCR tests that are sent out to a lab and take 24-48 hours to receive results. If a resident is exhibiting symptoms, they can be tested immediately via a rapid test. Vaccinations have been ordered and we are waiting to be informed of the delivery date (more information on the vaccine is located on the next page).
We are following guidelines from the Bourbon County Health Department, CDC and OIG regarding COVID-19 precautions. The positivity rate in our county and the state, along with our positive results prohibits visitation at this time.
Our motto is ‘Caring for your family as our own’ and we wanted to send you updated information to know that all staff are working together to ensure that your loved one is taken care of safely.
If you have questions, concerns or comments please call (859)987-5750. Have a safe and happy holidays!
Administration of Bourbon Heights