Bethany St. Joseph Corporation
2501 Shelby Road
La Crosse, WI 54601
608-788-5700
Inspiring Life, Hope, and Healing
Bethany St. Joseph Corporation

COVID-19 Update

Visitor Update (5/15/2020)

The Wisconsin Supreme Courts reversal of Governor Evers’ Safer at Home order has raised questions about how it affects BSJ Facility visits. BSJ Facilities are still under the regulation of The Center’s for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and/or the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS).

Despite any changes in the public and political arena, we will continue our current limited visiting policies until given new directions by CMS and/or DHS.

We continue to encourage friends and family to stay in touch using phone calls, video chats, and window visits (with closed windows). If anything, the changes to the Safer at Home order create a greater risk for our residents as community members become more mobile.

Thank you for your continued understanding and support for the safety of our residents.

Updated 5/15/2020


Supporting COVID-19 Efforts / Face masks

To help keep our residents, tenants and staff safe, we are accepting donations of new personal protective equipment (PPE) and home made face masks. If you would like to help make masks, see the links below for specifications. You may contact the BSJ Care Center to coordinate the pick-up/delivery of the masks or other PPE.

Thank you for your support during this time.

How make a face mask
https://www.gundersenhealth.org/app/files/public/12564/Face-Mask-Specifications.pdf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FB–BOyTiU

Updated 4/3/2020


Visitors

Highlighted in the news recently has been the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on people. We want to assure you that BSJ Corporation is diligently following this and want to share information about what we are doing to protect our residents, tenants and participants.

We follow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and WI Department of Health guidance and protocols to maintain a safe and healthy environment. As a preventative measure we are implementing the following, effective immediately.

Nursing Homes

Due to the Corona Virus (COVID-19) and recommendations from the CDC, we are no longer allowing visitors to Bethany St. Joseph Corporation Nursing Homes unless they are medically necessary for the resident’s health and well-being. Please contact the nursing home directly with questions.

Independent and Assisted Living Facilities

Letters to Tenants from Community Services Administrator – New Update 5/14/20
COVID-19 Update letter from CS Administrator 5/14/20
Letter to Tenants: COVID-19 Letter – Indep-Asst Living 3/14/20

BSJ Community Services (Assisted Living, Senior Housing, and Adult Day Care) are discouraging visitors at all locations.
We are prohibiting visits from those who meet the following criteria:

  1. Signs or symptoms of respiratory infection such as a fever, cough, shortness of breath or sore throat.
  2. In the last 14 days, has had contact with someone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, or under investigation for COVID-19, or are ill with respiratory illness.
  3. International travel within the last 14 days to countries with sustained community transmission.
  4. Residing in a community where community-based spread of COVID-19 is occurring.

For information and updates on COVID-19 please visit the CDC website at:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Updated March 12, 2020