Coronavirus Update

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 517-351-8377.

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Coronavirus Update

To: All Burcham Hills Residents, Families and Staff

Date: March 18, 2020

Re: COVID-19 Update

Life Care Services is our management company at Burcham Hills. We received the attached letter from the President and CEO, Joel Nelson, of Life Care Services. He asked that we distribute this letter to all residents, family members and employees/associates and express his appreciation to all of you for working with LCS and our team at Burcham Hills to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Understanding at Burcham Hills, we have already implemented the strictest visitor restrictions due to the positive cases of COVID-19 in Ingham County. We wanted to share the support we have from Life Care Services’ President and CEO to enforce the necessary precautions to continue to keep our residents and employees’ health and safety our top priority.

Thank you all for your understanding, patience and acceptance of these unusual measures during this unprecedented time.

Sincerely,

 

Kari Rennie

Executive Director

Burcham Hills

krennie@burchamhills.com

 

Helpful Resources:

Joel Nelson, Life Care Services COVID-19 Letter

Centers for Disease Control

World Health Organization

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Please feel free to call our COVID-19 hotline at (517)827-0707 or extension #485 for the latest updates and information.

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Coronavirus Update

Hello Burcham Hills 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 Burcham Hills 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/prevent-getting-sick/index.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

 

Please feel free to call our COVID-19 hotline at (517)827-0707 or extension #485 for the latest updates and information.

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