COVID-19 Cluster at Ultra Care Home Plus
(Sedgwick County, Kan.) – Sedgwick County has partnered with Ultra Care Home Plus, 2355 S. Bedford in Wichita, to jointly provide an update on a newly identified cluster.
Seven cases (two staff, five residents) have been identified. Two staff and four residents have recovered and are symptom free. One resident had a pre-existing health condition and has passed away.
“At Ultra Care Home Plus, we prioritize the health and safety of our residents and employees. At the onset of the pandemic, we provided education on the disease and implemented all preventative measures. We are acutely aware of some of our residents that have poor prognosis and are already at end of life care, along with taking care of their physical needs we balance their emotional and mental needs by following the visiting guidelines established by CDC for LTC facilities. Unfortunately, we lost a resident that had serious underlying health condition and was already on hospice care prior to having the virus diagnosis,” said Tolulpe Kadiri, RN/BSN/Operator.
She continues, “in these unprecedented times, our team continues to perform a heroic job by providing personalized care to every resident. We perform COVID -19 testing proactively in order to identify individuals with the virus who might be asymptomatic. Our team continues to update and implement all precautions recommended by the CDC. We are grateful for the support from our community and families as we continue to provide care for the vulnerable in our community.”
“The Health Department recognizes that COVID-19 can be easily spread throughout the community and continues to encourage everyone to lessen the spread by using the tools in our toolbox: good hand hygiene, keeping six feet of distance away from others, and wearing a mask,” noted Adrienne Byrne, Health Director.
Sedgwick County investigates reports of notifiable diseases, like COVID-19. If a case is identified in an adult care home, Sedgwick County recommends that the facility isolate any symptomatic people away from other residents. Residents and staff are tested, either by the Health Department at no cost or through the facility. The facility monitors all residents and staff for symptoms. The Health Department works with the facility to ensure all close contacts are identified and are properly quarantined or isolated.