Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

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Updated May 13, 2020

Dear Residents, Families and Friends,

Thank you for your support and understanding during this challenging time. Your cooperation is vital in allowing our team to focus their efforts on keeping your loved ones safe and cared for. We are providing updates because we believe it is beneficial to remain in regular contact with our residents, their families, our staff and our community.

Providing for the safety and well-being of our residents and staff is our paramount priority.

We have no new updates to share at this time.

We currently have no known cases of COVID-19 in our facility. This information is unchanged since our last update.

We are in regular contact with the Idaho Department of Health and the South Central Public Health District and we are following all their recommended protocols regarding the treatment, care, and safety of all residents and staff. We would like to thank them for their guidance and support.

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

We wish to thank numerous individuals, groups and companies who have offered support, donated meals for residents and staff, and simply extended kindness to them.

We will continue to update you on this website, http://occc.brpmanagement.com/, when we have new information to share, and we encourage you to contact us via email with any questions or concerns regarding your loved ones. Again, our email address is occcinfo@brphealth.com.

Thank you for your continued support.


Prior Updates


Posted May 4, 2020
Dear Residents, Families and Friends,

Thank you for your support and understanding during this challenging time. Your cooperation is vital in allowing our team to focus their efforts on keeping your loved ones safe and cared for. We are providing updates because we believe it is beneficial to remain in regular contact with our residents, their families, our staff and our community.

Providing for the safety and well-being of our residents and staff is our paramount priority.

According to guidelines provided by the CDC and by approval of the Idaho Department of Health and the South Central Public Health District, we have thoroughly disinfected and re-opened what was our secure wing. We will now be using the wing for normal treatment and care.

As of Wednesday April 29, 2020 we are no longer caring for COVID-19 NEGATIVE residents who came from Desert View Care Center in Buhl. Those residents have been transferred back to Desert View and are being housed and cared for in the facility’s COVID-19 POSITIVE-ONLY secure wing. This information is unchanged since our last update.

We currently have no known cases of COVID-19 in our facility. This information is unchanged since our last update.

Yesterday, one of our staff members who worked in our former secure wing tested COVID-19 POSITIVE. This staff member has not worked in any other part of our facility while they were working in our secure wing. They will be following quarantine protocols in their own home and we wish them a full and speedy recovery.

We are in regular contact with the Idaho Department of Health and the South Central Public Health District and we are following all their recommended protocols regarding the treatment, care, and safety of all residents and staff. We would like to thank them for their guidance and support.

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

We wish to thank numerous individuals, groups and companies who have offered support, donated meals for residents and staff, and simply extended kindness to them.

We will continue to update you on this website, http://occc.brpmanagement.com, when we have new information to share, and we encourage you to contact us via email with any questions or concerns regarding your loved ones. Again, our email address is occcinfo@brphealth.com.

Thank you for your continued support.


Posted April 30, 2020
Dear Residents, Families and Friends,

Thank you for your support and understanding during this challenging time. Your cooperation is vital in allowing our team to focus their efforts on keeping your loved ones safe and cared for. We are providing updates because we believe it is beneficial to remain in regular contact with our residents, their families, our staff and our community.

Providing for the safety and well-being of our residents and staff is our paramount priority.

Yesterday, we received COVID-19 POSITIVE test results for the last three residents in our secure wing. We immediately transported the residents to Desert View Care Center in Buhl to be cared for and treated in their secure wing designated for COVID-19 POSITIVE-ONLY residents.

There is no current need to secure the wing where we were caring for COVID-19 NEGATIVE residents from Desert View Care Center in Buhl. We are now in the process of thoroughly disinfecting that wing for normal use.

We wish to thank our staff who worked tirelessly with the residents in our secure wing. They showed amazing dedication in caring for our residents under challenging circumstances.

Currently we have no known cases of COVID-19 in our facility. This information is unchanged since our last update.

We also have no known cases of COVID-19 among our staff. This information is unchanged since our last update.

We are in regular contact with the Idaho Department of Health and the South Central Public Health District and we are following all their recommended protocols regarding the treatment, care, and safety of all residents and staff. We would like to thank them for their guidance and cooperation.

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

We wish to thank numerous individuals, groups and companies who have offered support, donated meals for residents and staff, and simply extended kindness to them.

We will continue to update you on this website, http://occc.brpmanagement.com/, when we have new information to share, and we encourage you to contact us via email with any questions or concerns regarding your loved ones. Again, our email address is occcinfo@brphealth.com.

Thank you for your continued support.


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

Thank you for your support and understanding during this challenging time. Your cooperation is vital in allowing our team to focus their efforts on keeping your loved ones safe and cared for. We are providing updates because we believe it is beneficial to remain in regular contact with our residents, their families, our staff and our community.

Providing for the safety and well-being of our residents and staff is our paramount priority.

Today, we received COVID-19 POSITIVE test results for two residents in our secure wing. We immediately transported the residents to Desert View Care Center in Buhl to be cared for and treated in their secure wing designated for COVID-19 POSITIVE-ONLY residents.

We also received word today that one of our COVID-19 NEGATIVE residents who was receiving care in our secure wing—and who was hospitalized on Saturday, April 25—has tested COVID-19 POSITIVE in the hospital. That resident remains hospitalized.

As recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)—and approved by the Idaho Department of Health, our strategy continues to be separation of COVID-19 POSITIVE from COVID-19 NEGATIVE residents. Between our facility and our sister facility (Desert View Care Center in Buhl) we have agreed to maintain our secure wing for the care and treatment of COVID-19 NEGATIVE residents who need precautionary quarantine protocols due to having incidental exposure to COVID-19 POSITIVE residents. This information remains unchanged from our previous updates.

The total number of residents in our secure wing is now three.

Currently we have no known cases of COVID-19 in our facility.

We also have no known cases of COVID-19 among our staff.

We are in regular contact with the Idaho Department of Health and the South Central Public Health District and we are following all their recommended protocols regarding the treatment, care, and safety of all residents and staff. We would like to thank them for their guidance and cooperation.

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

We wish to thank numerous individuals, groups and companies who have offered support, donated meals for residents and staff, and simply extended kindness to them.

We will continue to update you on this website, http://occc.brpmanagement.com, when we have new information to share, and we encourage you to contact us via email with any questions or concerns regarding your loved ones. Again, our email address is occcinfo@brphealth.com.

Thank you for your continued support.


Posted April 27, 2020
Dear Residents, Families and Friends,

Thank you for your support and understanding during this challenging time. Your cooperation is vital in allowing our team to focus their efforts on keeping your loved ones safe and cared for. We are providing updates because we believe it is beneficial to remain in regular contact with our residents, their families, our staff and our community.

Providing for the safety and well-being of our residents and staff is our paramount priority.

Yesterday, Sunday, April 26, we received test results for a resident who had previously come from Desert View Care Center in Buhl. The results showed the resident is COVID-19 POSITIVE. Immediately after receiving the test results we transported the resident back to Desert View to be cared for and treated in their secure wing which has been designated for treatment of COVID-19 POSITIVE-ONLY residents.

As previously shared, we continue to maintain a secure wing with a separate entrance to care for several COVID-19 NEGATIVE residents who came from Desert View Care Center in Buhl. Those residents are going through a 14-day quarantine period as a precaution to ensure they are free of COVID-19.

The total number of residents in that wing is now six.

Currently, there are no known cases of COVID-19 in our facility.

We are in regular contact with the Idaho Department of Health and the South Central Public Health District and we are following all their recommended protocols regarding the treatment, care, and safety of all residents and staff. We would like to thank them for their guidance and cooperation.

Currently, we have no known cases of COVID-19 in our facility.

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

We wish to thank numerous individuals, groups and companies who have offered support, donated meals for residents and staff, and simply extended kindness to them.

We will continue to update you on this website, http://occc.brpmanagement.com/, when we have new information to share, and we encourage you to contact us via email with any questions or concerns regarding your loved ones. Again, our email address is occcinfo@brphealth.com.

Thank you for your continued support.


Posted April 25, 2020
Dear Residents, Families and Friends,

Thank you for your support and understanding during this challenging time. Your cooperation is vital in allowing our team to focus their efforts on keeping your loved ones safe and cared for. We are providing updates because we believe it is beneficial to remain in regular contact with our residents, their families, our staff and our community.

Providing for the safety and well-being of our residents and staff is our paramount priority.

Today we received test results showing that two residents who reside in our secure wing have tested COVID-19 POSITIVE. We immediately transported the two residents to Desert View Care Center in Buhl, so they can be cared for and treated in their COVID-19 POSITIVE-ONLY secure wing. The two residents were originally residents of Desert View Care Center and had tested COVID-19 NEGATIVE at that facility.

The total number of COVID-19 NEGATIVE residents who now reside in our secure wing, who transferred from Desert View Care Center in Buhl, is seven.

We are in regular contact with the Idaho Department of Health and the South Central Public Health District and we are following all their recommended protocols regarding the treatment, care, and safety of all residents and staff.

Currently, we have no known cases of COVID-19 in our facility.

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 wish to thank numerous individuals, groups and companies who have offered support, donated meals for residents and staff, and simply extended kindness to them.

We will continue to update you on this website, http://occc.brpmanagement.com/, when we have new information to share, and we encourage you to contact us via email with any questions or concerns regarding your loved ones. Again, our email address is occcinfo@brphealth.com.

Thank you for your continued support.


Posted April 23, 2020
Dear Residents, Families and Friends,

As our nation, state, and local community copes 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 the Idaho Department of Health and the South Central Public Health District and continue to follow their guidance regarding the treatment, care, and safety of all residents and staff.

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.

As previously shared, the total number of COVID-19 NEGATIVE residents residing in our secure wing who transferred from Desert View Care Center in Buhl is nine.

Currently, we have no known cases of COVID-19 in our facility.

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 wish to thank numerous individuals, groups and companies who have offered support, donated meals for residents and staff, and simply extended kindness to them.

We will continue to update you on this website, http://occc.brpmanagement.com/, when we have new information to share, and we encourage you to contact us via email with any questions or concerns regarding your loved ones. Again, our email address is occcinfo@brphealth.com.

Thank you for your continued support.


Updated April 22, 2020
Dear Residents, Families and Friends,

As our nation, state, and local community copes 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 the Idaho Department of Health and the South Central Public Health District and continue to follow their guidance regarding the treatment, care, and safety of all residents and staff.

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.

As previously shared, we have admitted ten COVID-19 NEGATIVE residents from Desert View Care Center in Buhl. These residents were tested for COVID-19 because they were housed in the same wing at Desert View Care Center where another resident tested COVID-19 POSITIVE. Following guidance from the CDC and CMS, and under the approval of the Idaho Department of Health to separate COVID-19 POSITIVE residents from COVID-19 NEGATIVE residents, we accepted the COVID-19 NEGATIVE residents from Buhl on the condition we would house them in a secure wing where they would follow a 14-day quarantine protocol.

Today, we received a second test result for one of those Desert View residents who initially tested COVID-19 NEGATIVE. Today’s test result shows the resident is COVID-19 POSITIVE. We immediately transferred that resident back to Desert View in order to keep our secure wing free of COVID-19.

Our goal is to house only COVID-19 NEGATIVE residents in our secure wing and transfer COVID-19 POSITIVE residents to Desert View Care Center in Buhl, to be housed in their COVID-19 POSITIVE-ONLY wing. This approach follows the guidance from the CDC and CMS, and is being done under the approval of the Idaho Department of Health.

Currently the total number of residents residing in our secure wing who transferred from Desert View Care Center is nine.

Currently, we have no residents in our facility who are COVID-19 POSITIVE.

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 update you on this website, http://occc.brpmanagement.com, when we have new information to share, and we encourage you to contact us via email with any questions or concerns regarding your loved ones. Again, our email address is occcinfo@brphealth.com.

Thank you for your continued support.


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

Thank you for your support and understanding during this challenging time. Your cooperation is vital in allowing our team to focus their efforts on keeping your loved ones safe and cared for. We are providing updates because we believe it is beneficial to remain in regular contact with our residents, their families, our staff and our community.

Providing for the safety and well-being of our residents and staff is our paramount priority.

As previously shared, On Friday, April 17th we admitted three COVID-19 NEGATIVE residents who came from Desert View Care Center in Buhl, Idaho. The next day, Saturday, April 18th, we admitted three more COVID-19 NEGATIVE residents from the same facility.

Yesterday, 4/20/20, we admitted four more COVID-19 NEGATIVE residents from Desert View Care Center in Buhl, Idaho.

Currently the total number of residents transferred from Desert View Care Center is ten. As previously shared, all ten residents will be housed in a secure wing in our facility and go through a 14-day quarantine protocol.

Currently, we have no residents in our facility who are COVID-19 POSITIVE.

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.

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 will continue to update you on this website, http://occc.brpmanagement.com/, when we have new information to share, and we encourage you to contact us via email with any questions or concerns regarding your loved ones. Again, our email address is occcinfo@brphealth.com.

Thank you for your continued support.


Posted April 20, 2020
Dear Residents, Families and Friends,

Thank you for your support and understanding during this challenging time. Your cooperation is vital in allowing our team to focus their efforts on keeping your loved ones safe and cared for. We are providing updates because we believe it is beneficial to remain in regular contact with our residents, their families, our staff and our community.

Providing for the safety and well-being of our residents and staff is our paramount priority.

On Friday, April 17th we admitted three COVID-19 NEGATIVE residents who came from Desert View Care Center in Buhl, Idaho. The next day, Saturday, April 18th, we admitted three more COVID-19 NEGATIVE residents from the same facility.

Desert View Care Center in Buhl received test results for their first COVID-19 POSITIVE resident on Thursday, April 16th. The management at that facility made the decision to secure the wing where the COVID-19 resident was housed and to transfer any COVID-19 NEGATIVE residents to a facility where there are no COVID-19 cases. The management of our facility—Oak Creek Rehabilitation—made the decision to accept those COVID-19 NEGATIVE residents under the condition that they be housed in a secure wing in our facility and go through a 14-day quarantine protocol.

These decisions were made under the guidance and approval of the Idaho Health Department and the South Central Public Health District and we are following all their recommended protocols regarding the treatment, care, and safety of all residents and staff.

As a precaution, our secure wing has been sealed off from the rest of the facility and has a separate entrance.

Currently, we have no residents in our facility who are COVID-19 POSITIVE.

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.

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 will continue to update you on this website, http://occc.brpmanagement.com/, when we have new information to share, and we encourage you to contact us via email with any questions or concerns regarding your loved ones. Again, our email address is occcinfo@brphealth.com.

Thank you for your continued support.


Posted 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: occcinfo@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: occcinfo@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: occcinfo@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.