Novel Coronavirus Updates

June 7, 2021

COVID-19 Testing: Recent caregiver tests have all been negative. Caregivers who did not receive the vaccine are being tested monthly, and caregivers that are fully vaccinated do not need to be tested unless they have symptoms. Our caregivers wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, face shields and gloves as needed when providing care to our beloved residents to keep them safe. The majority of our residents and caregivers chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and new residents are given the option to get the vaccine. We are grateful that all of our beloved residents have remained COVID free to date!

Life Engagement: We had a BBQ for Memorial Day in several lodges, and many if the residents enjoyed their meals inside due to the weather being colder than usual this time of year. It was a good day of remembrance, and thank you to all of the family members who were able to come up and visit their loved ones.

Visitation: Residents have joyously been receiving inside visits from their families and friends. If you would like to schedule a visit, please call Janet Durnil, 907-362-1731 or Jill Hemstock, 907-224-2993 during office hours (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.). Appointments need to be made by 5 p.m. the evening before for next day scheduling, with 30 minutes cleaning time in-between visitors for all residents. All visitors will be screened and asked about vaccine status. Face covering will be required and provided for visitors. Unfortunately, no pets or children are allowed inside at this time, but please call Janet Durnil if you would like to apply, provide veterinarian document and arrange for a beloved pet to visit outside on the patio. No visitors are allowed for residents if they are on quarantine. Visitation will be in the resident's room with a safe social distance of six feet and limited movement in the facility.

June 1, 2021

COVID-19 Testing: Recent caregiver tests have been negative. Caregivers who did not receive the vaccine will be go to being tested monthly. Caregivers that are fully vaccinated do not need to be tested unless they have symptoms. Our caregivers wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, face shields, and gloves as needed when providing care to our beloved residents to keep them safe. The majority of our residents and caregivers chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and new residents are given the option to get the vaccine. We are grateful that all of our beloved residents have remained COVID free to date!

Life Engagement: We are delighted that we can take residents on scenic drives around Seward again. We provide fun weekly activities such as arts and crafts, bingo, karaoke, birthday parties, reminiscing and story-telling to connect and have fun with our residents, and celebrate holidays such as Memorial Day with our residents.

Visitation: Residents have joyously been receiving inside visits from their families and friends. If you would like to schedule a visit, please call Janet Durnil, 907-362-1731 or Jill Hemstock, 907-224-2993 during office hours Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m . Appointments need to be made by 5 p.m. the evening before for next day scheduling, with 30 minutes cleaning time in-between visitors for all residents. All visitors will be screened and asked about vaccine status. Face covering will be required and provided for visitors. Unfortunately no pets or children are allowed inside at this time, but please call Janet Durnil if you would like to apply/provide veterinarian document and arrange for a beloved pet to visit outside on the patio. No visitors are allowed for residents if they are on quarantine. Visitation will be in the resident's room with a safe social distance of six feet and limited movement in the facility.

May 24, 2021

COVID-19 Testing: Caregivers are being tested every two weeks and have received negative test results. Caregivers that are fully vaccinated will not need to be tested unless they have symptoms. Our caregivers wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, face shields, and gloves as needed when providing care to our beloved residents to keep them safe. The majority of our residents and caregivers chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and new residents are given the option to get the vaccine. We are grateful that all of our beloved residents have remained COVID free to date!

Life Engagement: We are delighted that we can take residents on scenic drives again especially with the beautiful, sunny weather! Residents have been pleased to get haircuts with a hair stylist who visits each lodge and provides services in an area with a special salon chair, sink and mirror. We provide fun weekly activities such as arts and crafts, bingo, karaoke, birthday parties, reminiscing, and story-telling to connect and have fun with our residents.

Visitation: Residents have joyously been receiving inside visits from their families and friends. If you would like to schedule a visit, please call during office hours Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm: Janet Durnil: 907-362-1731, or Jill Hemstock: 907-224-2993. Appointments need to be made by 5 pm the evening before for next day scheduling, with 30 minutes cleaning time in-between visitors for all residents. All visitors will be screened and asked about vaccine status. Face covering will be required and provided for visitors. Unfortunately no pets or children are allowed inside at this time, but please call Janet Durnil if you would like to apply/provide veterinarian document and arrange for a beloved pet to visit outside on the patio. No visitors are allowed for residents if they are on quarantine. Visitation will be in the resident's room with a safe social distance of 6 feet and limited movement in the facility.

May 17, 2021 Update

COVID-19 Testing: Caregivers are being tested every two weeks and received negative results. Caregivers that are fully vaccinated will not need to be tested unless they have symptoms. Our caregivers wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, face shields, and gloves as needed when providing care to our beloved residents to keep them safe. The majority of our residents and caregivers chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and new residents are given the option to get the vaccine. We are grateful that all of our beloved residents have remained COVID free to date!

Life Engagement: We were given the green light to take residents on scenic drives again, and took residents on a scenic drive on Saturday around Seward to see the mountains and Resurrection Bay. Residents are also able to have haircuts again with a hair stylist who visits each lodge and provides services in an area with a special salon chair, sink and mirror.

Visitation: Residents have joyously been receiving inside visits from their families and friends. If you would like to schedule a visit, please call during office hours Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Janet Durnil: 907-362-1731, or Jill Hemstock: 907-224-2993. Appointments need to be made by 5 p.m. the evening before for next day scheduling, with 30 minutes cleaning time in-between visitors for all residents. All visitors will be screened and asked about vaccine status. Face covering will be required and provided for visitors. Unfortunately no pets or children are allowed inside at this time, but please call Janet Durnil if you would like to apply/provide record of health from a veterinarian and arrange for a beloved pet to visit outside on the patio. No visitors are allowed for residents if they are on quarantine. Visitation will be in the resident's room with a safe social distance of six feet and limited movement in the facility.

May 10, 2021

COVID-19 Testing: There have been no positive caregivers or residents. Testing every 2 weeks, doing salon services and visitation.

Our caregivers wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, face shields and gloves as needed when providing care to our beloved residents to keep them safe. The majority of our residents and caregivers chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and new residents are given the option to get the vaccine. We are grateful that all of our beloved residents have remained COVID free!

Life Engagement: We continue to provide fun activities for our residents in each lodge, such as arts and crafts, bingo, karaoke, birthday parties, reminiscing and story-telling. We love spending time with each of our residents and facilitating positive interactions with other residents.

Visitation: Residents have joyously been receiving inside visits from their families and friends. If you would like to schedule a visit, please call Janet Durnil, 907-362-1731 or Jill Hemstock, 907-224-2993 during office hours - Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments need to be made by 5 p.m. the evening before for next day scheduling. All visitors will be screened and asked about vaccine status. Face covering will be required and provided for visitors. For now, we would like to offer one time a week visits for one hour, with 30 minutes cleaning time in-between visitors for all residents. Unfortunately no pets or children are allowed inside at this time. No visitors are allowed for residents if they are on quarantine. Visitation will be in the resident's room with a safe social distance of six feet and limited movement in the facility.

May 3, 2021

There are no positive caregivers, and we will go out to testing every two weeks. We are allowing visitors by appointment.

Our caregivers wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, face shields and gloves as needed when providing care to our beloved residents to keep them safe. The majority of our residents and caregivers chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and new residents are given the option to get the vaccine. We are grateful that all of our beloved residents have remained COVID free!

Life Engagement: We continue to provide fun activities for our residents in each lodge, such as arts and crafts, bingo, karaoke, birthday parties, reminiscing and story-telling. We love spending time with each of our residents and facilitating positive interactions with other residents.

Visitation: Residents have joyously been receiving inside visits from their families and friends. If you would like to schedule a visit, please call Janet Durnil, 907-362-1731 or Jill Hemstock, 907-224-2993 during office hours - Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments need to be made by 5 p.m. the evening before for next day scheduling. All visitors will be screened and asked about vaccine status. Face covering will be required and provided for visitors. For now, we would like to offer one time a week visits for one hour, with 30 minutes cleaning time in-between visitors for all residents. Unfortunately no pets or children are allowed inside at this time. No visitors are allowed for residents if they are on quarantine. Visitation will be in the resident's room with a safe social distance of six feet and limited movement in the facility.

April 26, 2021

COVID-19 Testing: All caregivers were tested on April 19 and received negative results. Caregivers were tested again today and will continue to be tested on a weekly basis. Our caregivers wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, face shields and gloves as needed when providing care to our beloved residents to keep them safe. The majority of our residents and caregivers chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and new residents are given the option to get the vaccine. We are grateful that all of our beloved residents have remained COVID free!

Life Engagement: We continue to provide fun activities for our residents in each lodge, such as arts and crafts, bingo, karaoke, birthday parties, reminiscing and story-telling. We love spending time with each of our residents and facilitating positive interactions with other residents.

Visitation: Residents have joyously been receiving inside visits from their families and friends. If you would like to schedule a visit, please call Janet Durnil, 907-362-1731 or Jill Hemstock, 907-224-2993 during office hours - Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments need to be made by 5 p.m. the evening before for next day scheduling. All visitors will be screened and asked about vaccine status. Face covering will be required and provided for visitors. For now, we would like to offer one time a week visits for one hour, with 30 minutes cleaning time in-between visitors for all residents. Unfortunately no pets or children are allowed inside at this time. No visitors are allowed for residents if they are on quarantine. Visitation will be in the resident's room with a safe social distance of six feet and limited movement in the facility.

April 19, 2021

All residents and caregivers were tested on March 29 and received negative results. Caregivers are being tested again today and will be tested on a weekly basis again. Our caregivers wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, face shields, and gloves when providing care to our beloved residents to keep them safe. The majority of our residents and caregivers chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and new residents are given the option to get the vaccine. We are grateful that all of our beloved residents have remained COVID free!

Life Engagement: We are celebrating a resident's birthday in Eagle lodge today with favorite games and a cake, and safe social distancing. Many of our residents received haircuts a couple weeks ago from a hair stylist who visited the lodges. Around twelve residents enjoyed going on scenic drives before PSMH had to return to Phase I of reopening with limited excursions only for medical reasons. We are hoping that our residents will be able to go on outings again once the COVID cases in the Kenai Peninsula Borough go down again.

Visitation: Residents continue to receive inside visits from their families and friends. If you would like to schedule a visit, please call Janet Durnil, 907-362-1731 or Melanie Smith, 907-224-2980 as Jill Hemstock is on vacation this week. All visitors will be screened and asked about vaccine status. Face covering will be required and provided for visitors. For now, we would like to offer one time a week visits for one hour, with 30 minutes cleaning time in-between visitors for all residents. Unfortunately no pets or children are allowed inside at this time. No visitors are allowed for residents if they are on quarantine. Visitation will be in the resident's room with a safe social distance of six feet and limited movement in the facility.

April 12, 2021

All residents and caregivers were tested on 3/29/21 and received negative results. Caregivers are being tested again today and will be tested on a weekly basis again. Our caregivers wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, face shields, and gloves when providing care to our beloved residents to keep them safe. The majority of our residents and caregivers chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and new residents are given the option to get the vaccine. We are grateful that all of our beloved residents have remained COVID free!

Life Engagement: We’d like to give a shout-out to the Seward Community Library for giving PSMH the craft supplies for 1:1 activities that we are able to do with the residents! We appreciate that the Library staff provided the craft ideas individually packaged and prepared to share immediately. Many of our residents received haircuts last week from a hair stylist who visited the lodges. Around twelve residents enjoyed going on scenic drives before PSMH had to return to Phase I of reopening with limited excursions only for medical reasons.

Visitation: Residents have joyously been receiving inside visits from their families and friends. If you would like to schedule a visit, please call Janet Durnil: 907- 362-1731, or Jill Hemstock: 907-224-2993. Appointments need to be made by 5 pm the evening before for next day scheduling. All visitors will be screened and asked about vaccine status. Face covering will be required and provided for visitors. For now, we would like to offer one time a week visits for 1 hour, with 30 minutes cleaning time in-between visitors for all residents. Unfortunately no pets or children are allowed inside at this time. No visitors are allowed for residents if they are on quarantine. Visitation will be in the resident's room with a safe social distance of 6 feet and limited movement in the facility.

April 5, 2021

All residents and caregivers were tested March 29 and received negative results. Our caregivers wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, face shields and gloves when providing care to our beloved residents to keep them safe. The majority of our residents and caregivers chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and new residents are given the option to get the vaccine. We are grateful that all of our beloved residents have remained COVID free!

Life Engagement: We recognized our military last week with the help of the American Legion, who coordinated with the local quilting guild and presented residents who are veterans with quilts, hats and coins as gifts of appreciation for their service to our country. We also celebrated Easter by coloring eggs and singing hymns for those residents who need spiritual support.

Visitation: Residents have joyously began receiving inside visits from their families and friends. If you would like to schedule a visit, please call Janet Durnil, 907-362-1731 or Jill Hemstock, 907-224-2993. Appointments need to be made by 5 p.m. the evening before for next day scheduling. All visitors will be screened and asked about vaccine status. Face covering will be required and provided for visitors. For now, we would like to offer one time a week visits for one hour, with 30 minutes cleaning time between visitors for all residents. Unfortunately, no pets or children are allowed inside at this time. No visitors are allowed for residents if they are on quarantine. Visitation will be in the resident's room with a safe social distance of six feet and limited movement in the facility.

March 29, 2021

COVID-19 Testing: All residents and caregivers were tested on March 19 and received negative results. We are testing all residents and caregivers again today. All of our caregivers wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, face shields, and gloves when providing care to our beloved residents to keep them safe. The majority of our residents and caregivers chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and new residents are given the option to get the vaccine. We are grateful that all of our beloved residents have remained COVID free!

Life Engagement: Our amazing caregivers provide residents with fun chair exercise groups, Bingo, Karaoke, reading stories, arts & crafts, and baking/cooking activities along with other various activities with safe social distancing. It’s wonderful seeing our residents smiling, laughing and engaging with each other and caregivers!

Visitation: Residents have joyously began receiving inside visits from their families and friends. If you would like to schedule a visit, please call Janet Durnil: 907-362-1731, or Jill Hemstock: 907-224-2993. Appointments need to be made by 5 p.m. the evening before for next day scheduling. All visitors will be screened and asked about vaccine status. Face covering will be required and provided for visitors. For now, we would like to offer one time a week visits for 1 hour, with 30 minutes cleaning time in-between visitors for all residents. Unfortunately no pets or children are allowed inside at this time, though they may visit through the window while talking on the phone. No visitors are allowed for residents if they are on quarantine. Visitation will be in the resident's room with a safe social distance of 6 feet and limited movement in the facility.

March 22, 2021

All caregivers were tested on March 15 with negative results. All residents and caregivers were tested on 3/19/21 and the results that were received are negative. Residents do not need to be on isolation due to low risk of exposure. All of our caregivers wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, face shields, and gloves when providing care to our beloved residents to keep them safe. The majority of our residents and caregivers chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and new residents are given the option to get the vaccine.

Life Engagement: For St. Patrick’s Day residents celebrated with Bingo, Karaoke, Reading Stories, and/or cookies with green frosting. Life Engagement provided each lodge with their requested activities which created a variety of options for each lodge’s celebration with safe social distancing.

Visitation: Residents have joyously began receiving inside visits from their families and friends. If you would like to schedule a visit, please call Janet Durnil: 907-362-1731907-362-1731, or Jill Hemstock: 907-224-2993907-224-2993. Appointments need to be made by 5 p.m. the evening before for next day scheduling. All visitors will be screened and asked about vaccine status. Face covering will be required and provided for visitors. For now, we would like to offer one time a week visits for 1 hour, with 30 minutes cleaning time in-between visitors for all residents. Unfortunately no pets or children are allowed inside at this time, though they may visit through the window while talking on the phone. No visitors are allowed for residents if they are on quarantine. Visitation will be in the resident's room with a safe social distance of 6 feet and limited movement in the facility.

March 17, 2021

All caregivers were tested on March 15, 2021. A non-clinical caregiver has tested positive for COVID-19 with minimal low-risk exposure in the lodges and was wearing a mask at all times. All residents and caregivers will be tested on March 19, 2021. Residents do not need to be on isolation due to low risk of exposure. All of our caregivers wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, face shields and gloves when providing care to our beloved residents to keep them safe. All of our residents chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and new residents are given the option to get the vaccine. The majority of our caregivers have opted for the COVID-19 vaccine.

DHSS has given the green light to have visitors inside at PSMH again. If you would like to schedule a visit, please call Janet Durnil at 907-362-1731, or Jill Hemstock at 907-224-2993. Appointments need to be made by 5 p.m. the evening before for next day scheduling, or call by Friday for the following Monday. Visiting hours will be between Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. If arrangements are needed to visit at another time such as over the weekend, we will do our best to accommodate.

All visitors will be screened and asked about vaccine status. Face covering will be required and provided for visitors. For now, we would like to offer one time a week visits for one hour, with 30 minutes cleaning time in-between visitors for all residents. Unfortunately no pets or children are allowed inside at this time, though they may visit through the window while talking on the phone. No visitors are allowed for residents if they are on quarantine. Visitation will be in the resident's room with a safe social distance of six feet and limited movement in the facility.

March 12, 2021

We have great news! DHSS has given the green light to have visitors inside at PSMH again. If you would like to schedule a visit, please call Janet Durnil at 907-362-1731, or call Jill Hemstock at 907-224-2993. Appointments are being scheduled for visits starting on Monday, March 15, 2021. Appointments need to be made by 5 p.m. the evening before for next day scheduling, or call by Friday for the following Monday. Visiting hours will be between Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 - 4 p.m. If we need to make arrangements for another time, we will do our best to accommodate.

All visitors will be screened and asked about vaccine status. Face covering will be required and provided for visitors. For now, we would like to do one time a week visits and see how it goes. Visits will be 1 hour long, with 30 minutes cleaning time in-between visitors for all residents. Unfortunately no pets or children are allowed inside at this time, though they may visit through the window while talking on the phone. Visits with residents will be in their room and with a safe social distance of 6 feet of with limited movement throughout facility for visitors. No visitors allowed for residents on quarantine.

All caregivers received negative COVID-19 tests the week of March 1, 2021. Caregivers are being tested every other week. All of our caregivers wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, face shields, and gloves when providing care to our beloved residents to keep them safe. We are grateful that all of our residents have remained free of COVID-19 with the safety measures we have in place.

All of our residents chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and new residents are given the option to get the vaccine if they have not received it yet. The majority of our caregivers have opted to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

March 8, 2021

All caregivers received negative COVID-19 tests the week of March 1, 2021. Caregivers are being tested every other week. All of our caregivers wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, face shields, and gloves when providing care to our beloved residents to keep them safe. We are grateful that all of our residents have remained free of COVID-19 with the safety measures we have in place.

Nearly all of our residents chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and new residents are given the option to get the vaccine if they have not received it yet. The majority of our caregivers have opted to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Our Life Engagement team has been connecting our residents with The Alzheimer's Resources of Alaska once a week. They engage residents in fun activities such as arts and crafts, playing our residents' favorite games, chair exercises and reminiscing. There are lots of smiles and laughter during activities!

Providence Seward Mountain Haven remains closed to inside visitors per State of Alaska DHSS requirements to keep our residents safe. We will notify residents’ family/legal representatives when they are able to visit again. Video chats, telephone calls and visits through the window continue to provide a way for residents to connect with their families and friends.

March 1, 2021

All caregivers received negative COVID-19 tests the week of Feb. 15, 2021. Caregivers are being tested every other week with new tests completed today, March 1, 2021. All of our caregivers wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, face shields, and gloves when providing care to our beloved residents to keep them safe. We are grateful that all of our residents have remained free of COVID-19 with the safety measures we have in place.

Nearly all of our residents chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and new residents are given the option to get the vaccine if they have not received it yet. The majority of our caregivers have opted to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Our Life Engagement team has been connecting our residents with The Alzheimer’s Resources of Alaska once a week. They engage residents in fun activities such as arts and crafts, playing our residents' favorite games, chair exercises and reminiscing. There are lots of smiles and laughter during activities!

Providence Seward Mountain Haven remains closed to inside visitors per State of Alaska DHSS requirements to keep our residents safe. We will notify residents’ family/legal representatives when they are able to visit again. Video chats, telephone calls and visits through the window continue to provide a way for residents to connect with their families and friends.

February 22, 2021 Update

All caregivers received negative COVID-19 tests the week of February 15, 2021 and caregivers are being tested every other week. All of our caregivers wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, face shields and gloves when providing care to our beloved residents to keep them safe. We are grateful that all of our residents have remained free of COVID-19 with the safety measures we have in place.

Nearly all of our residents chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and new residents are given the option to get the vaccine if they have not received it yet. The majority of our caregivers have opted to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Our Life Engagement team has been connecting our residents with The Alzheimer’s Resources of Alaska once a week. They engage residents in fun activities such as arts and crafts, playing our residents favorite games, chair exercises and reminiscing. There are lots of smiles and laughter during activities.

Providence Seward Mountain Haven remains closed to inside visitors per State of Alaska DHSS requirements to keep our residents safe. We will notify residents’ family or legal representatives when they are able to visit again. Video chats, telephone calls and visits through the window continue to provide a way for residents to connect with their families and friends.

February 15, 2021

All caregivers received negative COVID-19 tests the week of February 1, 2021, and caregivers are being tested every other week. All of our caregivers wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, face shields, and gloves when providing care to our beloved residents to keep them safe. We are grateful that our residents remain free of COVID-19.

Nearly all of our residents chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine and have received the second dose. The majority of our caregivers have opted to get the COVID-19 vaccine and other caregivers and staff in all departments are continuing to get vaccinated.

Our Life Engagement team has been connecting our residents with The Alzheimer’s Resources of Alaska once a week. Last week they assisted residents to participate in the Valentine’s Memory Café group. The notable part of the activity is that they lost internet connection and improvised. It turned into a karaoke activity with residents singing songs together. It was a great way to enjoy each other’s company while staying socially distanced.

Providence Seward Mountain Haven remains closed to inside visitors per State of Alaska DHSS requirements to keep our residents safe. We will notify residents’ family and legal representatives when they are able to visit again. Video chats, telephone calls and visits through the window continue to provide a way for residents to connect with their families and friends.

February 8, 2021

All caregivers received negative COVID-19 tests last week, and caregivers will now be tested every other week. All of our caregivers wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, face shields, and gloves when providing care to our beloved residents to keep them safe.

Our residents had a fun socially distanced Super Bowl party in each lodge and they enjoyed eating their favorite pizza during the game. A big THANK YOU you to our LTC Director of Nursing, Helena Jagielski, and all of our nurses and CNAs for making it a special day!!

Nearly all of our residents chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine and have received the second dose. The majority of our caregivers have opted to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and staff in all departments are continuing to get vaccinated.

PSMH remains closed to inside visitors per State of AK DHSS requirements to keep our residents safe. We will notify residents’ family/legal representatives when they are able to visit again. Video chats, telephone calls, and visits through the window continue to provide a way for residents to connect with their families and friends.

February 1, 2021

All caregivers continue being tested weekly and have received negative COVID-19 tests. All of our caregivers wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, face shields, and gloves when providing care to our beloved residents to keep them safe.

Nearly all of our residents chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine and have received the second dose. Scheduling for administration of the COVID-19 vaccine continues for our caregivers who opted to get the vaccine.

PSMH remains closed to inside visitors to keep our residents safe. We will notify residents’ family/legal representatives when they are able to visit again. Video chats, telephone calls, and visits through the window continue to provide a way for residents to connect with their families and friends.

Our residents have the option to participate in Life Engagement activities such as art projects and crafts, various group games, chair exercises, baking, and other fun activities. Spiritual care is available and residents can request visits or coordination with their pastor for a phone call, and streaming of church services is available upon request.

Our nursing team and physician ensure that each resident’s medical needs are met. Residents receive visits for behavioral health services if ordered by the physician to meet their mental health and well-being needs. The rehabilitation department provides services ordered by the physician such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy.

January 25, 2021

The residents in Eagle and Fireweed received negative COVID-19 tests and are off individual isolation. All caregivers continue being tested weekly and received negative COVID-19 tests. All of our caregivers wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, face shields, and gloves when providing care to our beloved residents to keep them safe.

The majority of our residents chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and nearly all of the residents have received the second dose. Additionally, scheduling for administration of the COVID-19 vaccine continues for our caregivers who opted to get the vaccine.

PSMH remains closed to inside visitors to keep our residents safe. We will notify residents’ family/legal representatives when they are able to visit again. Video chats, telephone calls, and visits through the window continue to provide a way for residents to connect with their families and friends.

January 18, 2021

The residents in Eagle and Fireweed were tested again last week and received negative COVID-19 tests. All caregivers continue being tested weekly and have received negative COVID-19 tests. Residents in Lupine and Raven were not exposed to the caregiver who received a positive test two weeks ago. All of our caregivers wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, face shields, and gloves when providing care to our beloved residents to keep them safe.

The majority of our residents have chosen to get the vaccine and received the first dose. Residents will receive the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in the coming weeks as it is given 21 days after the first dose. Administration of the second round of COVID-19 vaccine has been completed for our caregivers who have opted to get the vaccine, with additional vaccination appointments being scheduled for more caregivers to receive the vaccine.

Providence Seward Mountain Haven remains closed to inside visitors to keep our residents safe. We will notify residents’ family or legal representatives when they are able to visit again. Video chats, telephone calls and visits through the window continue to provide a way for residents to connect with their families and friends.

January 11, 2021

A caregiver who worked in Eagle lodge and Fireweed lodge tested positive for COVID-19 last week. Residents in these two lodges will be in isolation for a remaining 1.5 weeks. All of our residents and other caregivers were tested for COVID-19, and thankfully, all have received negative results. Residents in Lupine and Raven were not exposed to the caregiver with a positive test. All of our caregivers wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, face shields and gloves when providing care to our beloved residents to keep them safe.

As of today, 34 out of 35 of our residents have chosen to get the vaccine and received the first dose. Residents will receive the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in the coming weeks as it is given 21 days after the first dose. Administration of the second round of COVID-19 vaccine has been completed for our caregivers who have opted to get the vaccine, with additional vaccination appointments being scheduled for more caregivers to receive the vaccine.

Providence Seward Mountain Haven remains closed to inside visitors to keep our residents safe. We will notify residents’ family or legal representatives when they are able to visit again. Video chats, telephone calls and visits through the window continue to provide a way for residents to connect with their families and friends.

January 7, 2021

A caregiver who worked in Eagle lodge and Fireweed lodge has tested positive for COVID-19. Residents in these two lodges will be in isolation for two weeks. All of our residents and caregivers were tested again for COVID-19, though residents in Lupine and Raven were not exposed to the positive caregiver. All of our caregivers wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, face shields and gloves when providing care to our beloved residents to keep them safe.

All of the residents in Raven lodge received negative test results for their December 29 and January 5 COVID-19 tests. Residents, families and legal reps are being notified of their negative test results.

Administration of the first round of COVID-19 vaccine has been done for our caregivers who have opted to get the vaccine, and our residents who chose to get the vaccine received the first round December 29-31, 2020. Caregivers and residents will receive the second dose of the COVID-19 as scheduled to be given 21 days after the first dose.

Providence remains closed to inside visitors to keep our residents safe. We will notify residents’ family or legal representatives when they are able to visit again. Video chats, telephone calls and visits through the window continue to provide a way for residents to connect with their families and friends.

January 4, 2021

Happy New Year! We are so grateful that all of our caregivers and 35 residents test results are negative for COVID-19! Thank you to all of our wonderful caregivers who wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, face shields, and gloves when providing care to our beloved residents to keep them safe.

Providence Seward Mountain Haven will continue testing our caregivers one time a week for COVID-19, and residents in Raven lodge will be tested again this week.

Administration of the first round of COVID-19 vaccine has been done for our caregivers who have opted to get the vaccine, and our residents who chose to get the vaccine received the first round December 29-31, 2020. Caregivers and resident will receive the second round of the COVID-19 vaccine in the coming week.

Providence remains closed to visitors to keep our residents safe. We will notify residents’ family or legal representatives when they are able to visit again. Video chats and telephone calls continue to provide a way for residents to connect with their families and friends.

December 28, 2020

One of our caregivers who works in Raven lodge is in quarantine after a positive result last week. Subsequently all of our staff were retested and all of our residents were tested for COVID-19 on Dec. 23 and 24. Thankfully all of our 34 residents’ test results came back negative, and all of our other staff had negative tests results.

PSMH will continue to test our caregivers two times a week for COVID-19. Residents in Raven lodge were tested today and will be tested again next week. Caregivers wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, face shields, and gloves when caring for residents to keep everyone safe.

Administration of the COVID-19 vaccine has begun for our caregivers who have opted to get the vaccine, and our residents who would like the vaccine will receive it on Dec 29-31, 2020.

PSMH remains closed to visitors to keep our residents safe. We will notify residents’ family/legal representatives when they are able to visit again. Video chats and telephone calls continue to provide a way for residents to connect with their families and friends.

The lodge caregivers and chefs will prepare residents their favorite meal of choice on New Year’s Eve to make the holiday special. We wish you and your loved ones a safe and Happy New Year!

December 24, 2020

PSMH continues to test our caregivers two times a week for COVID-19. Unfortunately a caregiver tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday. All staff and residents in all of the lodges have been tested again. Caregivers wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, face shields, and gloves when caring for residents to keep everyone safe.  

Last week the first round of the COVID-19 vaccine arrived! Administration of the vaccine has begun for our caregivers who have opted to get the vaccine, and residents who would like the vaccine will receive it on Dec 29-30, 2020.

PSMH remains closed to visitors to keep our residents safe. We will notify residents’ family/legal representatives when they are able to visit again. Video chats and telephone calls continue to provide a way for residents to connect with their families and friends. 

Our staff provided a Christmas caroling event on Dec. 23 and sang carols outside the lodges on the patios to provide a safe and enjoyable holiday event for our residents. The lodge chefs will prepare a delicious Christmas holiday meal for our residents to enjoy, and staff and community members have "adopted" residents to shower them with gifts on Christmas morning. 

We wish you and your loved ones a safe and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

December 21, 2020

PSMH continues to test our caregivers two times a week for COVID-19. We are grateful that our nursing facility residents and caregivers are staying safe with no new cases of COVID-19. To date none of our residents have had COVID-19.

Good news: last week the first round of the COVID-19 vaccine arrived! Administration of the vaccine has begun for our residents and caregivers who have opted to get the vaccine.

PSMH remains closed to visitors to keep our residents safe. We will notify residents’ family/legal representatives when they are able to visit again. Video chats and telephone calls continue to provide a way for residents to connect with their families and friends.

Life Engagement is planning a staff Christmas caroling event on Dec. 22 to bring holiday cheer for our residents. Our staff will sing carols outside the lodges on the patio to provide a safe and enjoyable holiday event for our residents. The lodge chefs will prepare a delicious Christmas meal for our residents to enjoy, and staff and community members have "adopted" residents to shower them with gifts on Christmas morning.

We wish you and your loved ones a safe and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

December 14, 2020

PSMH continues to test our caregivers two times a week for COVID-19. We are grateful that our nursing facility residents and caregivers are staying safe with no new cases of COVID-19. To date none of our residents have had COVID-19.

PSMH remains closed to visitors to keep our residents safe, and we will notify residents’ family/legal representatives when they are able to visit again. Video chats and telephone calls are being scheduled with residents, and life engagement staff provide residents with frequent crafts, chair exercises and other activities. A staff Christmas caroling event is being planned to bring some holiday cheer for our residents on Dec. 22, 2020. Our staff will sing carols outside the lodges on the patio to provide a safe and enjoyable holiday event for our residents.

We continue to encourage good hand hygiene for caregivers and residents, social distancing and when possible wearing a mask in public.

November 30, 2020

With the rising COVID-19 cases in Alaska, we continue to test our caregivers two times a week. Our nursing facility staff and residents have tested Negative for COVID-19 with no new cases.

PSMH remains closed to visitors to keep our residents safe, and we will notify residents’ family/legal representatives when they are able to visit again. Video chats and telephone calls are being scheduled with residents, and life engagement staff provide residents with enjoyable activities.

We continue to encourage good hand hygiene, social distancing and when possible wearing a mask in public.

November 23, 2020

With the rising COVID cases in Alaska, we continue to test our caregivers two times a week. As of this morning, the nursing facility staff and residents have tested negative for COVID-19.

We continue to encourage good hand hygiene, social distancing and when possible wearing a mask in public.

Video chats and telephone calls are still being scheduled with residents.

November 16, 2020

With the rising COVID cases in Alaska, we continue to test our caregivers two times a week. As of this morning, the nursing facility staff and residents have tested Negative for COVID-19, since the two positive caregivers last week.

We are testing all staff and the residents in Eagle Lodge at this time and will continue to test all caregivers twice a week and residents in Eagle Lodge every 3-7 days as needed up to 14 days.

We continue to encourage good hand hygiene, social distancing and when possible wearing a mask in public.

Video chats and telephone calls are still being scheduled with residents.

November 11, 2020

Unfortunately, we have identified two positive COVID cases with caregivers. Staff, families, and responsible parties have all been notified. We are testing all staff and residents at this time and will continue to test all caregivers twice a week and residents every 3-7 days as needed up to 14 days.

We continue to encourage good hand hygiene, social distancing and when possible wearing a mask in public. We are following all infection prevention protocols and we use all appropriate personal protection equipment in our facility. PSMH remains closed to visitors, but video chats and telephone calls continue to be scheduled with residents.

November 9, 2020

Due to the rising COVID-19 cases on the Kenai Peninsula including in Seward, we are now required to test our caregivers two times per week. At this time our nursing facility staff and residents continue to be free of COVID-19.

Unfortunately, due to the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Seward, we remain closed to visitors to keep our residents safe. 

November 2, 2020

With the rising COVID cases in Alaska, we continue to do weekly testing of our caregivers. Our nursing facility staff and residents continue to be free of COVID-19.

We are working toward reopening to visitors soon. Unfortunately, due to the additional positive COVID-19 cases in Seward, in order to keep our residents safe we remain closed to visitors.

October 26, 2020

We are grateful that Providence Seward Mountain Haven continues to remain negative for COVID-19. We are now completing weekly testing of our caregivers.

We are working toward reopening to visitors soon. Unfortunately, due to the recent positive COVID-19 cases in Seward, in order to keep our residents safe we remain closed to visitors.

October 19, 2020

We are grateful that Providence Seward Mountain Haven is currently COVID-19 free. This week we will complete our testing of caregivers.

We are working toward reopening to visitors soon. Unfortunately, due to the recent positive COVID-19 cases in Seward, in order to keep our residents safe we remain closed to visitors.

October 12, 2020

We are grateful that Providence Seward Mountain Haven is currently COVID-19 free. We conducted bi-weekly testing of our caregivers last week and all of the tests came back negative. We will be testing all caregivers again next week.

We are working toward reopening to visitors soon. Unfortunately, due to the recent positive COVID-19 cases in Seward, in order to keep our residents safe, we remain closed to visitors.

October 5, 2020

We are grateful that Providence Seward Mountain Haven is currently COVID-19 free. This week we will continue to do our bi-weekly testing of caregivers.

We are working toward reopening to visitors soon. Unfortunately, due to the recent positive COVID-19 cases in Seward, in order to keep our residents safe we remain closed to visitors but exceptions will be made for people who are coming to visit a loved one at the end-of-life.