Several cases of COVID-19, the illness resulting from the novel coronavirus, have been diagnosed in our nursing facility at the Vinton Lutheran Home. Those affected are receiving treatment in our facility and will remain in isolation for at least 10 days. There have been no cases in our Assisted Living Apartments, Town Homes, or Home Health patients.
The safety, health and well-being of our residents, tenants, patients and team members remains our highest priority, and the Lutheran Home continues to monitor developments and further enhance our policies and procedures in this evolving global health crisis. Contact with families is paramount and we regularly update them on the latest developments.
We are working with local and state health officials to ensure appropriate steps are being taken, according to the recommended preventative regulatory requirements, along with adherence to all protocols for pre-screening, infection control techniques and personal protective equipment recommendations. Our staff have been vigilant in efforts to keep our residents safe and have taken significant measures to mitigate the spread of the virus. Unfortunately, at this time, we have restricted outdoor and indoor visitation until the virus has been eradicated and will continue to be vigilant and proactive in navigating this challenging situation.
The Vinton Lutheran Home has been committed to "Providing Quality Christian Care and Service" to the community and surrounding areas in Benton County since 1952 and employs approximately 100 staff, caring for over 100 individuals throughout our campus.