COVID-19 (Coronavirus): What You Need to Know
“My children were impressed with how well monitored the community was during the pandemic.”
-Barbara Ponder, resident
Moving to Bishop Spencer Place
As you know, this is a special community, and it is always our goal to keep our residents, staff, and entire community safe and healthy. Naturally, that means we are taking a number of precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Saint Luke’s Bishop Spencer Place works in alignment with guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and Saint Luke’s Health System. We have stringent protocols in place to prevent the spread of illness and to respond to any illness that does occur in residents or staff.
We encourage you to visit the Bishop Spencer Place website regularly to stay updated on the latest information. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please reach out to us at 816-931-4277
Frequently Asked Questions
- Independent Living residents are open for visits following screening for all visitors
- Residents and staff are asked to practice social distancing, frequent hand washing, and wearing personal protective equipment
- We are also asking residents to stay home when they are ill and to notify us immediately of illness so our nursing staff can check in with them and identify any need for further care or assessment.
- We are, as always, vigilant in our cleaning efforts.
While we never like to hear about an emerging virus like the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, as a senior living community, we thoroughly plan and prepare for events like this. Our leadership meets, at minimum, weekly to assess the current situation and to ensure we have all the appropriate plans, supplies, and staffing in place to respond.
Again, every measure we are taking is designed to help safeguard the health of our residents and staff. Bishop Spencer Place is home to our residents, and we take our responsibility to make it a healthy place extremely seriously. Thank you for your support and understanding.
Following guidance from the CDC and CMS, Bishop Spencer Place is open for new resident move-ins. We have a number of protocols in place to ensure the safety and health of our entire community, including new residents during their move-in process.