Coronavirus Update


March 10, 2020

Dear SCH Families,

Matthew White
President, SeniorCare Homes

I want to provide you with an update on SCH’s approach to what’s happening with Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the recent case that has been confirmed in the Johnson County area. While there are differing opinions surrounding the potential impact of COVID-19 in our community, one thing is certain: The safety and care of your loved ones is our highest priority.

In that spirit, we are proceeding as though the threat of COVID-19 is imminent. While we hope this is not the case, we’ve decided to take the following actions to ensure the continued health of our residents:

  1. Effective immediately, we have canceled all non-essential outside vendors, volunteers and activities groups through the end of March.  This includes salon services, music therapy, Silver Sneakers fitness, Music Making Memories, Pets for Life, Gino Bueno, etc. Our teams will help to ensure continued engagement and delight for your loved one during this temporary suspension.
  2. We have ordered backup supplies to mitigate any disruptions to product supply chains.  We are leveraging our relationships with existing suppliers to ensure that we have adequate quantities of hand sanitizer, disposable gloves, etc.
  3. We ask that you exercise judgement in visiting your loved ones and consider discontinuing nonessential visits for the next few weeks.  By limiting your visits, we are limiting exposure to residents and caregivers alike. Fewer exposures from outside visitors will greatly reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19 and other seasonal illnesses.
  4. We are stocking our homes with additional cleaning supplies to ensure that all surfaces, rooms and common spaces remain thoroughly sanitized.
  5. We are discontinuing hugs and handshakes (just for now!).  Per CDC guidance, we will limit this kind of contact to reduce overall transmission risk. See full guidelines via the CDC’s website.

Our leadership team will reassess the situation at the end of the month and will advise on any changes to these precautions for the month of April.  We appreciate your willingness to help keep our residents and the team that cares for them safe and healthy.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out!



Matthew White
President, SeniorCare Homes