Cerenity Senior Care is providing coronavirus testing as required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and as needed for residents, tenants and employees with symptoms. Testing enables us to better protect our residents and staff by identifying those who may be positive, but are not having any symptoms. Once identified, we can implement additional infection control measures quickly to better care for those who may be infected. We will update our hotline if our testing identifies any new positive results.
- Cerenity-Humboldt – 651-220-1703
- Cerenity-Marian of Saint Paul – 763-951-0877
- Cerenity-White Bear Lake – 952-356-1735
We will continue to closely monitor all residents and employees for signs or symptoms of the virus. We remain in communication with our state and local health officials to ensure we are implementing all appropriate measures.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued new visitation guidance for skilled nursing facilities such as Cerenity Care Center. Effective immediately, skilled nursing facilities are no longer required to restrict visitation when our COVID-19 testing identifies a new positive result in a resident or employee. CMS stated that these changes were made because of the high percentage of residents who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the upcoming COVID-19 vaccine mandate for staff, and the drop in the number of cases reported by nursing homes across the country.
Please note that the guidance for visitation in assisted living facilities has not changed. At this time, we are still required to restrict visitation to essential care givers and compassionate care visits in Cerenity Residence when a resident or employee tests positive. We are monitoring this situation and will share any updates as soon as possible.
Visitors are now welcome any time during our visiting hours in Cerenity Care Center. Visits do not have to be scheduled. When we are required to complete outbreak testing (following a new positive test result for a resident or employee), we are no longer required to limit visitors to compassionate care and essential caregiver visits.
It is important to note that some of the visitation guidance has not changed.
- All visitors must still complete a health screening and follow the Core Principles of Infection Control, including practicing good hand hygiene, wearing a face covering or mask that covers the mouth and nose, and physically distancing at least six feet from other residents and staff.
- Visitors who have had a positive viral test for COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19, or who currently meet the criteria for quarantine, should not enter the facility. Visitors need to understand that there is a risk of exposure to COVID-19 when visiting.
- For the health and safety of visitors and all residents, visits should take place in the residents’ room (if private) or in a common space where physical distancing can be followed.
- If our county’s COVID-19 community level of transmission is substantial to high, all residents and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, should wear face coverings or masks and physically distance, at all times. You can check out our County’s COVID-19 transmission rate at www.covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view.
- When our county’s COVID-19 community level of transmission is low to moderate, the safest practice is for residents and visitors to wear face coverings or masks and physically distance, particularly if either of them is at increased risk for severe disease or is unvaccinated. If the county transmission level is low, the resident and all visitor(s) are fully vaccinated, and the resident is not moderately or severely immunocompromised, residents and visitors may choose not to wear face coverings or masks and to have physical contact.
- While CMS does not recommend visitation when a resident is actively infected with COVID-19 or in quarantine, residents may still choose to have visitors. The Core Principles of Infection Control need to be followed.
Cerenity Senior Care – Humboldt
- Indoor visitation is open in our Assisted Living. All visitors must be screened for COVID-19 before their visit, wear a well-fitting face mask for the duration of their visit, maintain social distance from other residents and staff, practice good hand hygiene and remain in the resident’s room or designated visiting space. Visitors who have been exposed to COVID-19 in the last 14 days prior to their visit will not be allowed into the building.
Cerenity Senior Care-Marian of Saint Paul
- Unfortunately, indoor visitation is suspended in our Assisted Living. We understand that this is difficult news. Essential caregivers and compassionate care visits may still be scheduled. We will notify family as soon as we are able to resume indoor visitation in our Assisted LIving. For now, we are encouraging family and friends to connect via phone, window visits, U.S. mail or visits through technology
Cerenity Senior Care-White Bear Lake
- Unfortunately, indoor visitation is suspended in our Assisted Living. We understand that this is difficult news. Essential caregivers and compassionate care visits may still be scheduled. We will notify family as soon as we are able to resume indoor visitation in our Assisted LIving. For now, we are encouraging family and friends to connect via phone, window visits, U.S. mail or visits through technology.
Protect yourself and the ones you love with the COVID-19 vaccine!
Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is one of the best ways to protect yourself and everyone around you, particularly those who are at increased risk for severe illness. Getting these shots will not only protect you from being infected; it will help us take a big step towards ending this pandemic.
The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, free and readily available. If you are unvaccinated, we encourage you to get vaccinated now. For locations where the vaccine is available, please check out vaccines.gov, text your zip code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find a location near you. Still have questions? Click this link for more information on the COVID-19 vaccine from the Centers for Disease Control.
We look forward to the day when COVID-19 is vanquished. Until then, we appreciate your cooperation as we comply with the requirements applicable to senior care facilities.
Infection Control Measures:
Since March 2020, we have had aggressive infection control measures in place. We have implemented all recommended guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and our state and local health departments to protect our residents and staff. Because we have taken this situation very seriously, we have:
- Provided face masks to all residents to wear.
- Screened all residents daily for symptoms, temperature and oxygen levels.
- Encouraged health care providers to use telehealth when possible.
- Restrict visitation when required.
- Screened all our associates for symptoms and temperature at the beginning of their shift each day. Associates are not allowed in the building if they are ill.
- Required all associates to wear face masks and eye protection while providing care.
- Encouraged all residents and associates to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
- Implemented enhanced infection control measures, including extra efforts to clean and disinfect all high-touch areas throughout the building.
As we navigate this challenge, we are especially grateful for our dedicated caregivers, who are working tirelessly to ensure a clean, safe environment for all who live and work here. We all remain focused on providing exceptional care and services for all our residents.