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Top Podcasts for Seniors

Are You Listening to the Top Podcasts for Seniors? Over the past decade, the number of podcasts available to listen to has swelled to more than half a million. What is a podcast? Where do you find them? Are there educational podcasts or health podcasts for seniors? What are the top-rated podcasts for 2020? We’re …

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COVID-19 UPDATE | JULY 31, 2020

July 31, 2020 Friends and Family of Santa Marta, As we come to the close of yet another month, we remain cautiously optimistic that the sacrifice and cooperation from residents, team members and families continue to limit the impact of this virus in our community. Since our last update, we celebrated the recovery of one …

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COVID-19 UPDATE | JULY 21, 2020

July 21, 2020 Friends and Family of Santa Marta, Like many jurisdictions around the country, Johnson County continues to experience a steep increase in cases. There are currently more than 3,800 confirmed cases in our county alone, approximately 600 more than this time last week. All of us at Santa Marta continue to take every …

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COVID-19 UPDATE | JULY 17, 2020

July 17, 2020 Friends and Family of Santa Marta, In the time of COVID, no news is often good news in itself, and that’s where we find ourselves this week. We’re extremely pleased to announce that our skilled nursing resident who recently showed symptoms has tested negative for the virus. This means we continue to …

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COVID-19 UPDATE | JULY 10, 2020

July 10, 2020 Friends and Family of Santa Marta, As we see an unprecedented rise in new cases throughout the country, we continue to diligently balance the desire for normalcy with the paramount responsibility to the safety and health of residents and team members in our community. We continue to have no confirmed resident cases …

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COVID-19 UPDATE | JULY 3, 2020

July 3, 2020 Friends and Family of Santa Marta, We are pleased to share that our community continues to have no resident cases of COVID-19. As part of our ongoing effort to identify potential carriers of this virus, we initiated a second round of bi-weekly testing this week for all healthcare staff. Unfortunately, one of …

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COVID-19 UPDATE | JUNE 26, 2020

June 26, 2020 Friends and Family of Santa Marta, As part of our ongoing effort to identify potential carriers of this virus, we initiated the first round of bi-weekly testing earlier this month for all healthcare staff. We’re delighted to report that all 185 tests to date have returned negative, with our next round set …

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COVID-19 UPDATE | JUNE 12, 2020

June 12, 2020 Friends and Family of Santa Marta, In the time of COVID, no news is often good news, and we’re grateful to have little of significance to share this week. We’ve received the vast majority of results back from widespread testing of team members communitywide and residents in assisted living, skilled nursing, and …

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COVID-19 UPDATE | JUNE 5, 2020

  June 5, 2020 Friends and Family of Santa Marta, Thank you for your patience this week as we conducted widespread testing of team members communitywide and residents in assisted living, skilled nursing, and memory care. We’re thrilled to report that we’ve received results for nearly 90 percent of the 300-plus tests – all of …

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COVID-19 Update | May 31, 2020

May 31, 2020 Friends and Family of Santa Marta, On Thursday, May 28, we collected COVID-19 swab tests from several residents and team members identified through contact tracing. You may recall, this group was potentially at risk of exposure based on the four COVID-positive team members at Santa Marta. We received these swab tests from …

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