To respond to the pandemic, we have partnered with area hospitals to establish COVID-19 neighborhoods on our skilled campuses to care for patients with COVID-19. Hospitals are facing increased demand for beds and the need to find care for those patients who are COVID-19 positive but don’t need hospital-level care is growing. These neighborhoods are a way that we can continue to provide the very best care to our residents and seniors in our community.
We are fortunate that the layout of our campuses allows us to create isolated COVID-19 neighborhoods with dedicated equipment, supplies, and designated staff that don’t intermingle with any other part of our campus. Our success rate has been very positive due to the dedicated team members who choose to work in COVID-19 neighborhoods.
Brenda has been working for Nye for 18 years and was one of the first team members to join our COVID-19 unit in Fremont, Nebraska.
She shared, “When the COVID-19 neighborhood opened on our campus, I instantly knew I needed to be part of that team. I knew it would be challenging, physically, and mentally but I did not give it a second thought. I care so much about all of the residents. A COVID-19 diagnosis can be really scary for the residents and I wanted to be there for them, make them smile, and feel cared for.”
Team members are incentivized to courageously work in our COVID-19 neighborhoods and compensated at a higher rate of pay for partnering with us to provide care to those residents in need. If you are passionate about serving seniors and would like to hear more about working in a COVID-19 neighborhood or one of our non-COVID neighborhoods, please apply here.
If you have any questions about our COVID-19 neighborhoods please contact us here.