9/15/20

You may have heard recently that most area facilities are experiencing positive cases of residents and staff. Good Shepherd has one new staff case in the nursing home and no positive cases in residents in the nursing home or tenants in our Outreach services (patio homes, apartments, assisted living, memory care and home care).

The Essential Caregiver visits, as deemed permissible as of 8/29/20 by the Governor, have proven to be very difficult to maintain. This difficulty is because of the increase in local Tri-County area (Benton, Sherburne, and Stearns) case numbers. Unfortunately, the colder weather has also made outdoor visits more difficult as well. We are currently working through plans to facilitate some heaters to make the outdoor visits more enjoyable this fall. In the meantime, window visits and visits using technology like Zoom, Skype, Facetime, and Google Duo video chats are the best means of having face to face visits virtually. Compassionate Care visits are still occurring as deemed appropriate on an individual basis across our campuses.

To schedule outdoor or video visits, please contact:

Sauk Rapids Campus:

Nursing Home – call Ashley at 320-258-0609 or Becky at 320-258-0611

Assisted Living – call Nicky at 320-259-3465

Memory Cottages – call Niki at 320-258-8665

Becker Campus:

Assisted Living & Memory Cottages – call Andrea at 763-450-6675

We appreciate your continued patience and understanding as we navigate the fluidity of life during COVID.

As of 9/13/20, our COVID-19 status is as follows:

Sauk Rapids Campus:

Good Shepherd Lutheran Home (nursing home)

Cumulative Resident Cases since April 2020 – 4

Residents Recovered – 2

Resident Deaths – 2

Current Resident Positive Cases – 0

Cumulative Staff Positive Cases since April 2020 – 6

Staff Recovered – 5

Current Staff Positive Cases – 1

Good Shepherd Outreach Services (apartments, assisted living, memory care, home care)

Cumulative Tenant Positive Cases since April 2020– 0

Tenants Recovered- 0

Current Tenant Positive Cases – 0

Cumulative Staff Positive Cases since April 2020 – 3

Staff Recovered – 3

Current Staff Positive Cases – 0

Becker Campus:

Shepherd of Grace (apartments, assisted living, memory care)

Cumulative Tenant Positive Cases since April 2020– 0

Tenants Recovered – 0

Current Tenant Positive Cases – 0

Cumulative Staff Positive Cases since April 2020 – 2

Staff Recovered – 2

Current Staff Positive Cases – 0

Thank you for your amazing support through donations, funds, supplies, thoughts, and prayers. Together, we will get through this.


How Can You Help? 

In the wake of COVID-19, your contribution to the Good Shepherd Foundation Response Fund will aid in our efforts on every front to meet our community’s “Greatest Needs.”  Below are ways you may immediately make a difference!  

Supplies

 Suggested unused personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, gowns, gloves, eye protection, and general supplies including thermometers, alcohol swabs, disinfectant wipes, Lysol spray, and elastic for sewing face masks. 

All Donation of Supplies need to be made by appointment, please call Cheryl at our Foundation office at 320-259-3491 to schedule a time.  

Monetary Donation: 

Help financially support our needs to purchase items used to protect, care for, and honor our residents, care teams, and staff during this time.  

DONATE NOW

Want to Donate by Phone: Please call the Foundation Office at 320-259-3491

Want to Donate by Mail: Please mail checks payable to Good Shepherd Foundation Good ShepherdCommunity
C/O Foundation
1115 4th Ave N.
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379