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[UPDATE 02-24-21] The health and safety of our Eastgate Manor residents, families and employees remain our highest priority.

February 24, 2021 Dear Valued Residents, Family Members and Friends, We understand how difficult it has been to be separated from your loved ones while visitation restrictions remain in place. Due to decreased community COVID-19 rates, we are excited to share new guidance from IDPH and Governor Pritzker’s office regarding our ability to offer indoor visits. Beginning Friday, February 26, 2021, Eastgate Manor of Algonquin will offer limited and structured visits every day from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Please email Michelle.Herrera@Eastgatemanor.com to reserve your time. If there’s a special request outside of these times, please let us know and…

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[UPDATE 02-23-21] The health and safety of our Eastgate Manor residents, families and employees remain our highest priority.

VISTATION UPDATE Due to decreased community COVID-19 rates, we are excited to share new guidance from IDPH and Governor Pritzker’s office regarding our ability to offer indoor visits. Lexington Health Care Centers that meet criteria will begin offering limited and structured indoor visits Monday through Friday. We continue to offer remote visitation through FaceTime, Zoom, or other virtual platforms. Virtual and outdoor visits are the safest way to spend time with your loved one. We encourage outdoor visits when weather conditions allow for a comfortable experience. As a reminder, the following guidelines will help you prepare for an enjoyable and…

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[UPDATE 01-18-21] The health and safety of our Eastgate Manor residents, families and employees remain our highest priority.

January 18, 2021 Dear Residents and Families: Dear Resident/Family Member, We are excited to announce our Vaccine Clinic is scheduled for next Thursday January 28, 2021 from 11:00am – 5:00pm. Our Staff will be getting consents from our Residents who would like to receive the vaccine. The clinic is for Residents and Eastgate Staff only at this point. We encourage as many residents as possible to get this vaccine. The elderly have a much higher risk for getting very sick, being hospitalized, or dying from COVID-19. The vaccine has been shown to provide a great deal of protection against serious…

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[UPDATE 12-15-20] The health and safety of our Eastgate Manor residents, families and employees remain our highest priority.

December 15, 2020 Dear Residents and Families: We are reaching out to provide a vaccine update. In this COVID-19 update section of this website, we have posted a letter from Lexington Health Network’s CEO speaking about the vaccination efforts we are planning. In the letter, there is a number and website that Lexington provided for vaccine updates. We encourage you to reach out to our clinical staff at Eastgate if you have questions. Eastgate will be partnering with CVS pharmacy to provide the vaccine to our Residents and Staff. With Lexington being skilled nursing care, they will most likely be…

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[UPDATE 12-15-20] The health and safety of our Eastgate Manor residents, families and employees remain our highest priority.

December 15, 2020 Dear Resident/Family Members, By now you have probably learned that COVID-19 vaccines will soon be approved and ready for distribution to the healthcare workers and residents in long term care. We have long awaited this exciting news. We understand that some of you may be concerned about the safety of these new vaccines, as they have been developed and tested far more quickly than those in the past. We want to assure you that the speed with which these vaccines were developed is not due to skipping important safety steps, but rather the result of focused, collaborative…

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[UPDATE 12-14-20] The health and safety of our Eastgate Manor residents, families and employees remain our highest priority.

December 14, 2020 Dear Residents and Families: The health and safety of our Residents and Team Members remain our highest priority. As we continue to face the uncertainty and concern regarding the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we continue to follow the guidelines of the Illinois Department of Public Health (“IDPH”), McHenry County Health, and Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”). We will have COVID-19 testing at Eastgate for the virus with all Staff and Residents twice a week until further notice. If anyone has tested positive for the virus, all will be notified directly. We will also send out information on…

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[UPDATE 12-13-20] The health and safety of our Eastgate Manor residents, families and employees is our highest priority.

December 13, 2020 Dear Residents and Families: The health and safety of our Residents and Team Members is our highest priority. As we continue to face the uncertainty and concern regarding the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we continue to follow the guidelines of the Illinois Department of Public Health (“IDPH”), McHenry County Health, and Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”). Our COVID-19 testing continues and if a resident or staffer tests positive, all will be notified directly. To prevent further spread of the disease, Eastgate Manor continues to take the following measures: Facilitating a deep clean of the entire facility, including…

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[UPDATE 12-2-20] The health and safety of our Eastgate Manor residents, families and employees is our highest priority.

December 2, 2020 The health and safety of our Residents and Team Members remain our highest priority. As we continue to face the uncertainty and concern regarding the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we continue to follow the guidelines of the Illinois Department of Public Health (“IDPH”), McHenry County Health, and Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”). If and when there is a positive COVID test, residents, family and impacted parties will be notified. We will have COVID-19 testing at Eastgate for the virus with all staff twice a week until further notice. We will keep residents posted when we have to…

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[UPDATE 11-14-20] The health and safety of our Eastgate Manor residents, families and employees is our highest priority.

November 14, 2020 Dear Residents and Families: The health and safety of our Residents and Team Members is our highest priority. As we continue to face the uncertainty and concern regarding the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, we continue to follow the guidelines of the Illinois Department of Public Health (“IDPH”), McHenry County Health, and Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”). Family members and staff will be notified if and when someone tests positive for COVID-19 – and working together with the McHenry County Department of Health, we coordinate all notification efforts of those who have come in contact with a positive…

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[UPDATE 10-10-20] The health and safety of our Eastgate Manor residents, families and employees is our highest priority.

October 10, 2020 Dear Residents, Families and Friends: The health and safety of our residents and team members has and always will be our highest priority. As we continue to face the uncertainty and concern regarding the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, we continue to follow the guidelines of the Illinois Department of Public Health (“IDPH”), McHenry County Health, and Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”). Reopening Plans: We are now progressing to Phase 2 which means Residents can start participating in group activities and communal dining. Initially, our groups for both activities and dining room will be limited to ten Residents….

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