In response to the ongoing upsurge in COVID cases, Pine Haven Christian Communities is converting its Redeemer Home on the Haven Drive campus into a dedicated COVID-19 Recovery Unit with occupancy for up to 14 residents, according to a press release issued Thursday Nov. 5. The nursing home is located at 220 Haven Drive in Sheboygan Falls.
The self-contained, independent unit will have dedicated staff and extensive support both from their Infection Preventionist as well as their hospital partners including specialized MD’s.
All employees working will wear appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). As an additional safety precaution, work is being done to create a negative pressure environment, equivalent to a hospital setting.
The purpose of the unit is to provide skilled nursing care for people who have the coronavirus, need medical attention, and must be discharged from a hospital or are within quarantine.
“Pine Haven is a faith-based community, and as Christians we are told to care for our community and those in need. Today that would include those with COVID-19 needing post-hospital treatment,” said Pine Haven Medical Director Dr. Brian DeMaster.
The unit is scheduled to open on Thursday, November 12. The non-COVID rehabilitation unit at the Haven Drive campus will remain in operation.
Pine Haven Christian Communities has three campuses which offer care to the elderly – two in Sheboygan Falls and one in Oostburg. More information is available at pinehaven.org.