Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

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Updated June 3, 2020

Dear Residents, Families and Friends,

Thank you for your continued support during the Coronavirus pandemic. Your support and cooperation are vital so our staff can focus on caring for our residents. We are providing these regular updates because we believe it is important to be open and transparent while our state deals with COVID-19.

Today, we learned that another staff member received COVID-19 POSITIVE test results. The staff member works in an administrative position and has not worked in the facility since last week, Thursday, May 28 and was not experiencing any signs or symptoms in our facility. The staff member will follow quarantine protocols in their own home, and we wish them a full and speedy recovery.

Including the announcement above, we have a total of two staff members who have tested COVID-19 POSITIVE.

Currently we have no other cases of COVID-19 among our residents or staff.

As previously shared, as of Friday, March 13, 2020, all facilities like ours, across the nation, were required to be on restricted access. Since that time, only essential staff who pass a daily medical screening—as required by the CDC—have been allowed in the facility. We have not allowed any visitors to enter since that date.

We are working closely with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and the South Central Public Health District and are following all their recommended protocols regarding the treatment, care, and safety of all residents and staff.

Regarding our staff and essential medical personnel, they are fully outfitted with personal protective equipment (PPE) as needed for their respective duties and we continue to prohibit visitors.

We will continue to provide you with updates on this website when we have any new information to share. We also encourage you to contact us directly via email at mcccinfo@brphealth.com if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your continued support.


Prior Updates


Updated May 28, 2020
Dear Residents, Families and Friends,

Thank you for your continued support during the Coronavirus pandemic. Your support and cooperation are vital so our staff can focus on caring for our residents. We are providing these regular updates because we believe it is important to be open and transparent while our state deals with COVID-19.

Today, we received test results of COVID-19 POSITIVE for an employee who is not involved in direct patient care. The employee has not worked in the facility since last Friday, May 22. As part of our COVID-19 strategy, we have employees assigned to disinfect our facility throughout the day and night and we have taken special care to focus on any area used by our employee who tested positive. The employee will quarantine in their own home according to CDC guidelines and we wish them a full and speedy recovery.

Currently we have no other cases of COVID-19 among our residents or staff.

As previously shared, as of Friday, March 13, 2020, all facilities like ours, across the nation, were required to be on restricted access. Since that time, only essential staff who pass a daily medical screening—as required by the CDC—have been allowed in the facility. We have not allowed any visitors to enter since that date.

We are working closely with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and the South Central Public Health District and are following all their recommended protocols regarding the treatment, care, and safety of all residents and staff.

Regarding our staff and essential medical personnel, they are fully outfitted with personal protective equipment (PPE) as needed for their respective duties and we continue to prohibit visitors.

We will continue to provide you with updates on this website when we have any new information to share. We also encourage you to contact us directly via email at mcccinfo@brphealth.com if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your continued support.


Updated May 7, 2020
Dear Residents, Families and Friends,

Thank you for your continued support during the Coronavirus pandemic. Your support and cooperation are vital so our staff can focus on caring for our residents. We are providing these regular updates because we believe it is important to be open and transparent while our state deals with COVID-19.

We are pleased to share that currently we have no known cases of residents with COVID-19 in our facility. If or when we have known cases of COVID-19 in our facility—with either residents or staff—we will promptly inform the public through this website.

We continue to have regular contact with our state’s Department of Health, and we continue to follow and implement all their guidance and recommendations regarding infection control, monitoring, and the treatment and care of our residents. We are also closely following all recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Like all nursing homes across the country we are still on restricted access—meaning that only essential staff and healthcare personnel can enter our facility. In most cases, we continue to prohibit visitors.

Coupled with providing all the treatment and care our residents require, our top priority is keeping our residents and staff safe. That is why we continue to medically screen our staff each time they enter our facility and we monitor all residents closely for any signs of illness.

Our staff are fully supplied with personal protective equipment (PPE) including masks, gloves, gowns, eye protection, etc., and they use that equipment as required in their respective roles.

While our facility’s restricted access status prevents our residents from visiting with their family and friends, our staff are taking extra care to help provide for our residents’ emotional needs.

We will continue to provide you with updates on this website when we have any new information to share. We also encourage you to contact us directly via email at mcccinfo@brphealth.com if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your continued support.


Updated April 28, 2020
Dear Residents, Families and Friends,

Thank you for your continued support during the Coronavirus pandemic. Your support and cooperation are vital so our staff can focus on caring for our residents. We are providing these regular updates because we believe it is important to be open and transparent while our state deals with COVID-19.

We are pleased to share that currently we have no known cases of residents with COVID-19 in our facility.

We continue to have regular contact with our state’s Department of Health, and we continue to follow and implement all their guidance and recommendations regarding infection control, monitoring, and the treatment and care of our residents. We are also closely following all recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Like all nursing homes across the country we are still on restricted access—meaning that only essential staff and healthcare personnel can enter our facility. In most cases, we continue to prohibit visitors.

Coupled with providing all the treatment and care our residents require, our top priority is keeping our residents and staff safe. That is why we continue to medically screen our staff each time they enter our facility and we monitor all residents closely for any signs of illness.

Our staff are fully supplied with personal protective equipment (PPE) including masks, gloves, gowns, eye protection, etc., and they use that equipment as required in their respective roles.

While our facility’s restricted access status prevents our residents from visiting with their family and friends, our staff are taking extra care to help provide for our residents’ emotional needs.

We will continue to provide you with updates on this website when we have any new information to share. We also encourage you to contact us directly via email at mcccinfo@brphealth.com if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your continued support.


Updated April 21, 2020
Dear Residents, Families and Friends,

As our nation, state and local community cope with the novel coronavirus pandemic, we want to thank you for your continued support and understanding during these challenging times for all of us.

Providing for the safety and well-being of our residents and staff is our paramount priority. We are working closely with state and local health departments and continue to follow their guidance, as well as guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

As is being reported by national news outlets, the CDC and CMS on Sunday, April 19, announced a new initiative to require greater transparency for the reporting of COVID-19 cases at long-term care facilities. Moving forward, nursing homes will be required to inform residents and their families about any COVID-19 cases in their facilities.

We welcome this new initiative because it mirrors our own voluntary commitment to keep our residents, families, staff and the public fully informed about any COVID-19 cases at our facility, along with our efforts to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

Please be assured we will continue to provide you with updates on this website when we have any new information to share. We also encourage to you contact us directly via email at mcccinfo@brphealth.com if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your continued support.


Updated April 16, 2020
Dear Residents, Families and Friends,

Thank you for your continued support and understanding as we respond to the challenges presented by COVID-19. We are providing you with this update because we believe it is beneficial to remain in regular contact with our residents, their families and our community.

Providing for the safety and well-being of our residents is our paramount priority. We are pleased to inform you none of our residents or staff have tested positive for COVID-19 at this time.

As previously shared, as of Friday, March 13, 2020, all facilities like ours, across the nation, were required to be on restricted access. Since that time, only essential staff who pass a daily medical screening—as required by the CDC—have been allowed in the facility.

We wish to commend our staff for their continued efforts to provide the highest quality care for our residents.

We are in regular contact with state and local health officials and will continue to operate by the highest standards of safety, and in full compliance with guidance from these health departments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS).

We wish to thank numerous individuals, groups and companies who have offered support and extended kindness to our residents and staff.

We will update you when we have new information to share, and we encourage you to contact us directly with any questions or concerns regarding your loved ones. Our email address is: mcccinfo@brphealth.com.

Thank you for your continued support.


Updated April 8, 2020
Dear Residents, Families and Friends,

Thank you for your continued support and understanding as we respond to the challenges presented by COVID-19. We are providing you with this update because we believe it is beneficial to remain in regular contact with our residents, their families and our community.

Providing for the safety and well-being of our residents is our paramount priority. We are pleased to inform you none of our residents or staff have tested positive for COVID-19 at this time.

All staff and essential medical personal are clinically screened prior to entering our facility, including getting their temperature checked, and we continue to restrict visitors. We wish to commend our staff for their continued efforts to provide the highest quality care for our residents.

We are in regular contact with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and will continue to operate by the highest standards of safety, and in full compliance with guidance from state and local health officials, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS)

We will update you when we have new information to share, and we encourage you to contact us directly with any questions or concerns regarding your loved ones. Our email address is: mcccinfo@brphealth.com.

Thank you for your continued support.


Posted: March 15, 2020

Like a hospital, our healthcare professionals routinely deal with infectious diseases. They received such training through their formal education as well as ongoing training on the job. Infectious disease control is part of their everyday work experience.

Unique to COVID 19, The Federal Government, State Government, and Medicare have required additional policies and procedures which we have implemented immediately.

We continue to get up-to-the-minute guidance from these agencies and will implement new requirements as we receive them.

As of Friday, March 13, 2020, all facilities like ours, across the nation, are required to be on restricted access—which means that only essential personnel are permitted in the buildings. In most cases, visitors are not allowed.

To contact your loved one, please call their cell phone, or email or text them. To speak to a facility representative send an email to: mcccinfo@brphealth.com

We ask for your patience as we implement the new requirements and we assure you we are doing everything possible to ensure the safety of residents, patients and staff.