Many of us imagine spending our final years in our own homes, but the odds are against us. Few of us will end our lives in the homes where we’ve spent most of our time. But what happens if your parent doesn’t want to go to a nursing home or skilled nursing facility? What if they want to remain at home, despite their increasing care needs and decreasing mental acuity?
Categories: Skilled Nursing
UPDATE: DECEMBER 14, 2020
We continue regular, weekly testing of residents and staff at the Dammert Care Center and St. Francis Assisted Living for COVID-19 in order to contain and manage the spread of the virus.
As of this date, we have received final test results from our most recent round of testing. The new total of positive cases of COVID-19 in residents remains at 41 and the total number of staff at 28.
Unfortunately, despite our precautions, continued adherence to the guidance set forth by the Illinois Department of Health and the St. Clair County Health Department, and the best efforts of heroic medical staff, eight residents have passed away due to complications related to the virus. We mourn their passing and encourage you to keep them and their families in your prayers.
As of today, we are relieved to report that 30 residents and 25 staff members have fully recovered and have been taken out of isolation. We continue to work diligently each day to improve outcomes for our residents and staff during this time.
Updates can also be heard on our COVID-19 hotline at 618.394.6261.
Thank you again for your patience and prayers.
The global pandemic has made safety an even greater factor in evaluating senior living communities. As you begin your search for a skilled nursing care center or nursing home for yourself or a loved one, here are some important safety guidelines and questions you should ask during your search.
Here at The Esquiline, we often encounter surprise from guests and potential residents who learn that we are located on the grounds of the Our Lady of the Snows Shrine. Many visitors come to the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows regularly and don’t realize just how many gardens, sites, event spaces, and yes - even a senior community! - are located here.
When a loved one faces physical or mental challenges as they age, it can be difficult to determine the best care plan. You want to seek out a place that treats your parent like family, not a patient.