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Opening Up Our Community

By News

Federal and state governments are releasing plans to reopen the economy to essential business. While this is an encouraging sign to our country’s response to COVID-19, please know this process will be taken thoughtfully at River Glen of St. Charles. We will implement a three-phased approach when reopening our community. Decisions for each phase will be based on state and regional criteria, advice from public health officials, and the health status of our community. 

We are all looking forward to the day when we can resume our lives as a community and gather with our friends, yet the health and safety of our residents and employees must remain our highest priority. From the beginning, we have taken on this challenge as a marathon rather than a sprint. There are no short cuts or easy answers to how we reduce our risk to COVID-19 and it’s as important as ever that we continue to remain focused on protecting ourselves and supporting each other. 

In the upcoming weeks, and until further notice, River Glen of St. Charles will continue to follow the heightened precautionary measures currently in place. These practices include following social distancing protocol and restricting non-essential visitors. We understand the risks posed to our community from COVID-19 and remain committed to our processes. We’ll only begin to shift our protocols after we know our community is no longer at risk, and with careful consideration of the guidance offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and local and state health departments. As the situation develops, and we make changes to our protocols, residents, employees and families will be notified first —but to reiterate, we will not be modifying our precautionary measures at this time. 

Thank you for your patience, your support, and for embodying that hopeful spirit that River Glen of St. Charles is known for as we continue to navigate this process together. For detailed information regarding our community policies and updates to our reopening efforts, please contact our community directly. For more information regarding the national response efforts taken by LCS communities, visit https://www.lcsnet.com/covid-19-update/.

Coronavirus Update

By News

After careful consideration for the health and safety of residents, employees, and family members, our community amended its visitor policy on Monday, March 16, and is restricting visitors from entering our community.

Please bookmark the LCS website for future updates and information regarding our community COVID-19 response and prevention measures already implemented, such as:

  • Educating all staff and residents in social distancing guidelines
  • Increasing the frequency and rigor of cleaning and disinfecting common community areas
  • Implementing temporary visitor restrictions, including deliveries
  • Canceling on-site large group social events and recreational activities
  • Reviewing and executing our emergency preparedness and response program
  • Asking residents and employees to reschedule travel plans and remain in our community
  • Deploying an updated visitor advisory for communities and to campus
  • Coordinating best practices across the broad, LCS partner network
  • Making the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 prevention resources and recommendations available to all employees

All future updates regarding the COVID-19 response, including visitor policies, social distancing guidelines, and prevention recommendations, can be found here. LCS has also opened a national hotline for information. Call 855-998-4934. For local information about our community, please use (630) 443-8220.

Coronavirus Update – March 15, 2020

By News, Uncategorized

Hello River Glen of St. Charles community,

The health and safety of residents living in our community is our top priority, and we are closely monitoring the ongoing situation regarding the coronavirus (COVD-19). We understand that COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind, and we want to be communicative and transparent in the steps River Glen of St. Charles is taking to prepare our community during this unprecedented event. Our team has been working tirelessly to prepare for possible scenarios related to COVID-19.

We’ve developed a series of precautionary steps that our community is implementing to help reduce everyone’s risk of COVID-19. Additionally, you can access updates at the following website.

Our community is:

  • Continuing to follow the guidance from both the CDC and local health authorities
  • Increasing the frequency and rigor of cleaning and sanitizing common community areas
  • Encouraging a temporary reduction in visitation and deliveries
  • Reducing on-site group social events and recreational activities
  • Reviewing our emergency preparedness and response program
  • Asking residents to communicate any travel plans
  • Coordinating best practices and across our large partner network
  • Making the CDC’s COVID-19 prevention resources and recommendations available to all residents

According to the CDC, many of our residents are at a higher risk for serious illness, and we’re providing all residents and their families with the most up-to-date guidance from the CDC and local health officials on the steps they can take to reduce the risk of COVID-19.

We are strongly encouraging all our residents to follow the CDC’s guidelines for individuals at higher risk, which includes:

  • Avoiding crowds and large social gatherings
  • Regularly cleaning and disinfecting personal spaces
  • Avoiding touching your face
  • Regularly washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Stay in your residence if you are showing flu-like symptoms or are sick with respiratory illness, including fever, and coughing

These are simple yet important steps that we should all be taking to protect ourselves and our community.

Our teams are staying in communication with local health officials and will share regular updates on COVID-19. For more the most up to date information and personal health recommendations, please visit the websites below:

Updates from LCS: https://www.lcsnet.com/covid-19-update/

COVID-19 Prevention Recommendations:https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html

COVID-19 Symptoms:https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html

What To Do If You Think You Are Sick:https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/sick-with-2019-nCoV-fact-sheet.pdf

 

 

Coronavirus Update

By Uncategorized

The health, safety and well-being of our residents, employees and families is always a priority at our community.  With the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the news and in the minds of many, we want to address actions, which are taking place related to this concern.

Some of the actions we are addressing include:

  • Consistent updates and communication to those who live and work at the community.
  • Evidence-based precautions that align with guidelines provided by the CDC.
  • Reviewing emergency preparedness and response measures in the event that a virus impacts our community or the surrounding area.
  • Changes to our travel and visitation guidelines for all employees, partners and guests.

We are closely monitoring local, state and federal health agencies to ensure we can respond quickly and effectively to protect our community and mitigate risks of an outbreak.

We will continue to remain vigilant in our efforts to preserve the health and safety of our community.

If you have questions, concerns or need more information, please contact RiverGlenStCharlesLIFE@RiverGlenStCharles.com at (630) 443-8220.

Helpful Resources

Centers for Disease Control

World Health Organization

Illinois State Health Department

River Glen of St. Charles 5th Avenue News

By News

5th Avenue has been very busy embracing the world! In March we visited Ireland. We ate our fill of corned beef, played a new card game called Clover All Over, and watched some amazing Irish Dancers.

We then “flew” to the land of love… Italy! We made flags out of pasta, sipped on Italian coffee, and made our own version of stained glass windows.

Next we went ‘south of the boarder’… Mexico! We’ve made Mexican wind socks, maracas, and tasted a variety of Mexican dishes.

Poland was a huge success as we had Mary, whom is a caregiver and is from Poland, come in full authentic clothing from Poland and also brought in some of her beautiful table runners, dolls, some carved woodwork and much more.

You can look forward to more special events coming your way as we make our way to the land down under. ‘Till then, safe travels!

River Glen of St. Charles Volunteer Spotlight – Tia D.

By News

Following is volunteer spotlight from the latest edition of Rediscover Life, the monthly newsletter for River Glen of St. Charles.

Meet Tia D!

Every Wednesday morning Tia volunteers for 2 hours in 5th Avenue. She does everything from singing, playing games, going on bus rides, chit chatting, to helping with art projects. She even organized the 5th Avenue supply closet!

Tia has always had a special bond with seniors and truly enjoys every minute she spends at River Glen. The residents of 5th Avenue are lucky to have her! She lives in Geneva and is the mom to two beautiful boys: Parker and Quinn.

River Glen of St. Charles Resident Spotlight – Terry D.

By News

Following is resident spotlight from the latest edition of Rediscover Life, the monthly newsletter for River Glen of St. Charles.

Terry D., Our Own “League of Their Own”

Terry D. is one of the Canadians who came south to play in the AAGPBL (All American Girls Player Baseball League).

Terry was a solid catcher for the Red-Wings and a fan favorite. This Red-Wing was a hustler and she had a cheerful personality. She also spent some time as a utility infielder and filled in wherever the team needed her. Before coming to the league Terry played on a Canadian National Championship Team.

During her playing days she was a store clerk and like most Canadians she enjoys watching Ice Hockey and playing basketball, bowling, skating, going to movies and photography.

Feeling Safe at River Glen of St. Charles

By News

Following is a note from Executive Director, Kristin Landahl, from the latest edition of Rediscover Life, the monthly newsletter for River Glen of St. Charles.

Feeling Safe

In speaking with a resident, I asked her what she likes about living at River Glen. Her response was, “I feel safe.” Safe can mean different things to different people as safety comes in a wide variety of forms.

We make the residents feel safe by knowing their names, their routines, their families. We have a warm and friendly environment here that makes our community feel safe.

Recently, we added Accushield, the new sign in and out kiosk at the front desk. I know it’s not quite as easy as just walking in the door or signing your name on a sheet of paper. However, the bene ts are much greater. For one thing, by having all our home health guests sign in and out, we know exactly who was seen every day and we’ve increased the report outs to the nurses. That increases resident safety.

Another great benefit of this system is knowing that all our vendors and home health providers are licensed, bonded, and background checked. What a relief to know that all of these providers are being held to the same level of vetting that our staff is before they are hired.

The next big piece of our safety puzzle is having nurses in the building 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The nurses will be able to keep an eye on every resident in our building, provide assessments, and help to prevent issues from getting out of hand.

Safety is a big deal here at River Glen. We want all our residents, staff, and families to not only feel safe, but to be safe. After all, “safety doesn’t happen by accident.”

Latest Employment Opportunities

By Careers

Current Job Openings:

  • Licensed Nurses
  • Dining Room Server
  • Housekeeping Associate
  • Maintenance Associate
  • Assistant Chef

Please note that current openings may be filled at any time; this list of open positions was accurate at time of posting.