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Beginning March 1, 2021 GARCC Moves to COVID Phase III of our Reopening Plan
March 1, 2021

COVID Updates

I am pleased to announce that 90% percent of our residents received the Pfizer Covid 19 vaccine along with 70 percent of our staff. We have gone 28 days without a new case of Covid by staff or resident. Per CDC guidelines/IDPH recommendations we will be moving to phase three or our reopening plan which means in person visits.

All visits will be by appointment only and we will be bringing your loved ones to the first floor for you to visit. You will be screened and have to wear the appropriate PPE to visit, masks, gowns, gloves and eye protection. Only two visitors from the same household will be allowed and visitations will be supervised. Social Services will be contacting you to arrange visitations beginning March 1, 2021. Please note that a single positive Covid test from either a resident or a staff member will result in us returning to phase one with no visits allowed. As always, we will keep you updated on the situation. Please continue to visit our website for any updates and changes.

Pinnacle Quality Insight’s 2021 Customer Experience Award™

I am pleased to announce that The Greek American Rehab & Care Centre, is the recipient of Pinnacle Quality Insight’s 2021 Customer Experience Award. Qualifying for the award in the category of Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, Greek American Rehab & Care Centre displays a continued dedication to providing Best in Class senior healthcare services.

Receiving the award is an honor, especially with the many challenges we all faced this past year during the COVID19 pandemic, I would like to recognize my staff for their award-winning dedication and service to our residents.

Throughout its 19-year history of serving the community, the Greek American Rehab & Care Centre has placed a strong emphasis on ensuring that the individual needs of every resident are met. Over the course of 2020, a sampling of Greek American & Rehab Care Centre’s families has participated in monthly telephone interviews that include open-ended questions, as well as the opportunity to rate the Greek American in specific categories.

Every month, we have gathered real-time survey results to gain a better understanding of the residents needs and make improvements when necessary.

By qualifying for the Pinnacle Customer Experience Award™, the Greek American Rehab & Care Centre has satisfied the rigorous demand of scoring in the top 15% of the nation across a 12-month average. Clients have the opportunity to achieve this Best in Class distinction monthly in many categories designed to accurately reflect each resident and their families experience.

Spring is right around the corner!

Dino Varnavas,

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January 2021

Happy New Year,

As the year ends and the new year begins, I wanted to take the opportunity to wish everyone a happy and healthy new year. 2020 has been quite the challenge and we hope that the availability of the Covid vaccine will start us on a path back to pre Covid activities and visitation.

CVS pharmacy was here on January second and third and gave our residents and staff the first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. Since this is a two-shot vaccine, they will be returning on Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th of January to give the second dose.

Unfortunately, administering the vaccine does not mean that we can immediately open our doors for visitation. We will still have to social distance and wear masks. When we can go 28 days without a positive case of Covid for both residents and staff AND the covid positivity rate in our area is less than 10% we will be able to schedule in person visitation.

Thank you for your patience and understanding, we look forward to 2021 with cautious optimism.

Kali Xprovia!

Dino Varnavas

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December 1, 2020

Dear GARCC Residents, Families and Staff:

Kalo Mina and Happy Holidays,

In our effort to mitigate the spread of Covid 19, we are currently conducting PCR tests on our residents and staff twice a week and supplementing with rapid tests in between. By diagnosing before they have symptoms, we can quarantine and reduce the spread of the virus. We currently have 2 residents and 2 employees that tested positive for Covid and are in quarantine.

The holidays can be difficult times in a “normal” year, however, with COVID it can be almost overwhelming. Please don’t be discouraged and understand that we will get through this together and come out stronger for it. On a brighter note, we have been contacted by the CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) and will have access to a vaccine once it is approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). CVS pharmacy will be coming to our facility to offer the vaccine to both residents and staff. We will keep you posted with any new developments. Please check the website regularly for updates,

Hoping your Thanksgiving was a good one and December brings you happiness and good health as you celebrate the Holidays.

Best Regards,
Dino Varnavas

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