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Coronavirus Information & Updates

In an effort to address questions and concerns about the Coronavirus and its potential impact at Larksfield Place, this webpage will be updated to provide information to family members, volunteers, visitors and others. This is an evolving situation that we will closely monitor while we make every effort to ensure the safety of those we serve.

 

Larksfield STAY AT HOME precautions and instructions for resident deliveries Updated 5/20/2020  

Larksfield PHASE ONE   PHASE TWO is expected to be released, Friday, May 29th.  PHASE TWO will begin no earlier than June 1st. 

 

UPDATES

Tuesday, May 26, 2020.  Currently there are no COVID tests pending results. The one employee test that was pending last week came back negative.

Larksfield Prayer for the Day: Enlighten the eyes of our hearts, O Lord, so we may not only see and receive your mercy but also notice the places in our world where you call us to extend mercy. Dear God, wherever we look today, allow us to catch a glimpse of you. And whenever others look at us today, cause us to reflect your presence, allowing them to catch a glimpse of you. Amen. ~Amy Baumgartner, Chaplain

 

Friday, May 22, 2020.  Larksfield is still closely monitoring recommendations and following CDC guidelines.   We are testing staff and residents if one of the following are reported: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.  OR at least two of these symptoms:  Fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or small.  Currently, we have one staff member ungoing COVID testing; results are pending.  Any of the above symptoms are reportable to the Health Department, KDHE, and the CDC.

When independent living residents leave our campus for "essentials" we are monitoring symptoms and temping them.  We have 111 residents who have left campus.  Conceirge is monitoring these 111 residents for symptoms and temping them.  We realize this is a nuisance but it is for the safety and protection of other residents and our staff.  We continue to ask that residents only leave campus for essentials.  To help reduce trips off campus we are still offering assistance with online grocery shopping - we'll even pick them up.

A reminder to residents and families that we are still operating under PHASE ONE.  Visitors are not yet allowed into the community and unfortunately, independent living spouses may not yet visit loved ones in the Health Care Center.  

Larksfield Prayer for the Day: Today we see so many paths we might follow, so many oceans we might sail. God, help us discern the direction to set our
faces this day so that we might be willing to deny ourselves for your kingdom. May it be that, like Jesus and so many of your saints, we then discover we have found ourselves by losing ourselves in service to you. Amen. ~Amy Baumgartner, Chaplain

 

Thursday, May 21, 2020.  Next COVID meeting is tomorrow morning.  We'll have an update for you then. 

Larksfield Prayer for the Day:  Lord as we approach Memorial Day we ponder the motivation behind the sacrifices that so many have made that we might be free. Of what value are we that others would risk their very lives for our benefit? It seems that the only honorable response is to pay it forward. We feel it deep within us that it takes a whole community of us doing so in order for our nation to function. We pray, then, giving thanks for our co-workers and for the people who have taught them and supported them. May we pay it forward in their honor as well. Amen ~Larry W. Cracraft, Chaplain

 

Wednesday, May 20, 2020.  The COVID test that was pending is negative.  There are no other tests pending.  With Memorial weekend approaching an email was sent to all staff with the following message from Chelsea Powell, VP HR:  Memorial day weekend is coming up and I wanted to take a moment to remind everyone that COVID-19 is still very much a threat to our community. Please make responsible decisions during this holiday weekend and keep in mind our Employee Stay At Home Guidelines. We continue to encourage everyone to avoid public locations, practice social distancing and wear a facemask. Let’s use this Memorial Day holiday to count our blessings and stand proud! Thank you for all that you do, you are all hero’s in the fight against COVID-19!

Larksfield Prayer for the Day: 

O God, you are the God of life and the God of mysteries – mysteries which enthrall us and worry us. Seeking a “mountain top experience” with you, part of us craves your presence, yet we do so with fear and trembling for we know that while you desire to give us much, you also expect much from us. Speak now, to our hesitant spirits, O Lord, of your irresistible grace. Impart to us a love from which springs ever-growing faith in you. Amen.  ~Larry W. Cracraft, Chaplain

 

Tuesday, May 19, 2020.  All pending COVID tests are negative except for one; waiting on one.  

Larksfield Prayer for the Day:  Lord, in our world of hyped-up media coverage of splashy but often-mediocre accomplishments, those who feed the poor, prepare beds for the homeless, turn out the lights and lock the doors, often go unacknowledged as if their work was insignificant. We give thanks that our staff and residents remind us often that we are not taken for granted.

Though our work is often humble, we know it is valuable and worthy. We pray that your Spirit will always keep fresh in our minds the abiding goodness in our work for it is like unto Jesus’ work as he came not to be served but to serve. Amen. ~Larry W. Cracraft, Chaplain

 

Monday, May 18, 2020. Still no positive COVID cases to report.   Currently, we have 2 staff members pending testing results; in both cases, the symptoms have already resolved themselves.   One resident was tested and results were negative.   We are still waiting for results on two other staff members that we reported last Thursday.  (We're told that sometimes it can take 5 days for results.)  

Larksfield Place Prayer for the Day: 

God, we often don’t know what to do with the life we have now, and then we hear you calling us to a new and different one. This life, which we know now, has much goodness in it, and in spite of its confusions and its hurts, we often feel secure in it. Teach us, O Lord, to know to pursue you, to run with abandon toward you, and embrace the life you offer us, your beloved in Christ, through your Spirit. Amen. ~Larry W. Cracraft, Chaplain

 

Friday, May 15, 2020. 

As we begin our reopening process, we want to first thank all residents and staff for following safety precautions. Our progress will depend on you, please wear a mask in public, keep washing your hands, and please stay home if you are not feeling well.  This is our best defense to continue the gradual reopening of our community.  We cannot let our guard down.  It’s absolutely critical that we continue these precautions.    

Larksfield is prepared to begin our PHASE ONE, Monday, May 18th.  

Salons in independent and assisted living will reopen Tuesday, May 19th. 

There will be some drastic (hoping temporary) changes in how we can offer hair and nail services for the foreseeable future. 

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Each Stylist/Manicurist MUST wear face mask during entirety of appointment
  • Each Client MUST wear face mask during the entirety of appointment
  • Limit of ONE client per stylist and manicurist allowed in the salon at a time
  • Waiting area will not be available, please do not come early to your appointment
  • Extra time between services is required to properly disinfect. Because of this we will not be able to provide as many services in a single day as we would like. Please be patient with us as we work diligently to take care of your hair and nail care needs.

To our residents:  IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A STANDING APPOINTMENT TIME, WE WILL HONOR YOUR PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS.  Otherwise, please fill out a Request for Services form and place it in the drop box located outside the Beauty Salon. This will be our preferred initial method of communication.  We will connect with you as quickly as possible to schedule appointments. 

Walk-in scheduling will not be permitted at this time.  If we are with a client, we will not answer the telephone, we have set up voicemail and we will return your call as quickly as we can.  This will allow us the opportunity to focus our talents on each and every client!  

We will continue to monitor this evolving situation and we will share updates and other information on our website at www.larksfieldplace.org.

Thank you for your support,

- Ed Cornejo, Interim CEO

PHASE ONE OUTLINE

Thursday, May 14, 2020.  No COVID-19 cases to report.  We have 3 employees under investigation.  We're continuing strict PPE with hand hygiene audits and social distancing.  

Larksfield Place Prayer for the Day: In Luke 24:13-35 depicts two pilgrims traveling home from Jerusalem disheartened because the death of. Another traveler approaches and walks alongside them; he adds perspective on the situation. Later they have dinner together. We read: “. . . he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and [gave] it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. They asked each other, ‘Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?’”

We too feel downcast with all that is going on so we pray: God, we recognize ourselves in those two travelers. Our minds and hearts are heavy with our situation; we feel downcast. Lift us up, open our eyes, nourish us, we pray.  Help us see your presence even in the midst of our journey of late.  Tune our ears to hear you speaking words of encouragement. Amen.  ~Amy Baumgartner, Chaplain

 

Wednesday, May 13, 2020.  No cases to report.  We are finishing up the final touches on Larksfield's PHASE ONE outline.  As soon as it's ready it will be published here, on our Resident Portal as well as delivered to the residents. 

Larksfield Place Prayer for the Day:  Lord God, as we ponder the breadth and depth of your great mysteries, and those of this world, we know you are the One who shut up the sea behind doors, fixed limits for it, then set its doors and bars in place, saying, “This far you may come and no farther; here is where your proud waves halt.”

Rather than seeking answers to life’s great mysteries, move us to seek You that we might find wisdom, not just answers. Then grant us, we ask, hearts passionate for employing that sacred wisdom. Amen. ~Larry W. Cracraft, Chaplain

 

Tuesday, May 12, 2020.  Day two of employee appreciation week; it's a Sandlot theme today.  I've seen lots of baseball shirts, hoodies and baseball caps.  We may  even get a visit from Hercules later today!  

I read an article today that I'd like to share with you by Alyssa Cohen, an Admissions Director at a skilled nursing facility in East Hampton.  If I could sum up what it's like working in a community that includes skilled nursing, this article is spot on!  ~Tammy Flaming.   Thanks to our Administrator, Karen Wilkerson for sharing this article.  https://ctmirror.org/category/ct-viewpoints/skilled-nursing-facilities-are-heroes-too-alyssa-cohen/?fbclid=IwAR1TZGd3o0b0rkhaGjGNI1ts5OxUhHEYKwCORxn4qsck4pt8SEFcoSkNAEk

Larksfield Place Prayer for the Day: Lord God, just as our troubles seem to erupt with unexpected timing, so too does your grace spring up, oftentimes from unexpected sources. Teach us, open our eyes, ears, minds and spirits O Lord, to the presence of your grace, then help us allow it to flow unabated, not only in our lives but then into the lives of those around us. Amen.  ~Larry W. Cracraft, Chaplain

 

 

Monday, May 11, 2020.  

As an active member of LeadingAge, senior living communities like Larksfield Place are called on by Carol Silver Elliott, LeadingAge board of directors chair, to share the positive stories of life in our senior living community during this COVID-19 pandemic. There IS good happening in our communities. Nursing homes need support, not blame. You all are working very hard to keep our residents and staff COVID FREE, provide care, obtain supplies, continue transparency and keep everyone informed. We are standing proud and making the best of these uncertain times.

The media is not telling the stories of the staff who are making virtual visits between elders and their loved ones possible or helping families decorate health care windows; or the dining staff working their tails off adjusting to new precautions and massive numbers of daily food deliveries (that would impress even the finest hotels or restaurants). We do it because we are a mission-driven organization and we do our best to meet and exceed resident expectations every day. We make resident care our #1 priority and still have FUN. 

I am so proud of the work that we are all doing, of the ways in which we are supporting one another and keeping our spirits up. We do have FUN and we are HAPPY. 

In honor of Employee Appreciation Week, I am proud to share this video of “Life at Larksfield…”  

So please, go to the Larksfield Place Facebook page, like the video, look for your friends and tag them.  My hope is that the media will pick up a positive story and share this rather than all the doom and gloom. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXCBM53-B38&t=4s

Larksfield Place Prayer for the Day:   O God, it’s Monday – in case you didn’t realize. And it seems like we’ve been here before, with a long way to go and we’re not sure where this road leads. Yet we know, O Lord, that the week, like the day, is dawning and its long and winding road may well bring us joys along with its sighs.

Teach us to find you in both joys and sighs – our own, and those of the people with whom we work and those we serve. Then embrace us, God, making us whole that we might be whole for those around us. Amen. ~Larry W. Cracraft, Chaplain

 

Friday, May 8, 2020.  All is well.  Morale among residents and staff is good.  Happy Mother's Day to all the moms, grannies, great grannies, foster moms, step moms, and those who have lost their mom.  Mother's are priceless!

Larksfield Place Prayer for the Day:  “Peace be with you.”  It was the message Jesus gave his followers before and after his death.  May those words wash over us still—peace be with you. Gracious God, thank you for your presence and your promise to be with us.  Thank you for your peace.  Please continue to send more of your peace to us that we might minister to those around us.  Amen.  ~Amy Baumgartner, Chaplain

 

Wednesday, May 6, 2020.  Apologies for not reporting an update yesterday, we were too busy celebrating Cinco de Mayo!  Safely, of course!

Still no cases to report.  Larksfield's Resident Council met today for their monthly meeting, and the following report was read:

Susan Oneth from Supportive Health Services tells us that:

     “still as of May 1st, there are no cases of Covid-19 to report.  Everyone has been very diligent about protecting one another…Thank goodness the weather is getting really nice to get outside, and the fitness center is still open with some regulation.”

Lisa Smading from Assisted Living tells us that:

     “The A.L. residents have been very gracious, understanding and complementary of staff’ and accepting and compliant with (the recent) restrictions.  Our dining (experience) is going very well, and we are appreciative of Leta and the dietary team for all of the changes they’ve adapted to.  We do have some small group activities, well-spaced for social distancing, yet allowing for much needed socialization…Families have scheduled zoom calls, done visits through the glass, or visited at the fence (also spaced apart).  I applaud our staff for their “can do” and “will do” attitudes.  Nursing (staff) is focusing, in addition to infection control, on keeping residents moving now that they’re not walking three times a day to the dining room.  Housekeeping rounds (are done) regularly for cleaning and the Admin. Staff, Kathy and Candice, fill in and assist everywhere there’s a need. 

Kim Gibbs from the Health Care Center and Vice President of Nursing here at Larksfield reports the following:

     “The residents and staff in the health care center remain free of infection related to COVID-19.  We are grateful to all the residents, families and staff for doing their part to prevent the spread of infection.  Each resident and family have an assigned point of contact (person) for information flow and scheduling of video chatting.  The process has been working well and we have received nothing but great feedback!

     In April, the family of a late HCC resident donated 5,000 surgical masks.  Along with our other supply, these masks will allow us several weeks of coverage in the event of an outbreak!

     Trina Hand, Director of Activities, is working tirelessly to help us keep our residents, with cognitive changes, in good health by promoting mental stimulation.  We are also spending time on the patio when the weather is nice. 

     I appreciate the continued support of our residents!  Thank you!”    

Larksfield Place Prayer for the Day:

Grief and Gratitude, by Cameron Bellm.  Offered to us by the Jesuits via Katie Shea

Grief and gratitude

are the lodestones of our days. 

Each pulls relentlessly at the other. 

We grieve that we cannot see our loved ones, 

yet we do so with gratitude that they are still alive. 

We pour out our laments,

foreheads to the floor,

all the while grateful that we have a floor beneath us. 

We grieve our children's lost school days 

while a dark and bitter gratitude approaches on the horizon: 

There will be no school shootings. 

We shoulder two stones:

One of grief-stricken gratitude, 

the other of grateful grief.

We stagger under the weight of them. 

To whom can we offer these muddled, 

tear-soaked prayers?

To the One who holds both the sorrowful 

and the joyful mysteries in His hands. 

Lord, Most Merciful,

Lord, Most Compassionate,

Let us rest, at last, in Your arms. Amen.

 

Monday, May 4, 2020.  Thankfully another day to report "No" COVID-19 on campus.  Here is information from 5/1/20 that we shared with residents and staff concerning Gov. Kelly's reopening phases and Larksfield's stance for now.

Larksfield Place Prayer of the Day:    

O God, grant us holy patience this week. We want haircuts and time with family and friends, we’d like to eat out not go out to bring it back home, and we wouldn’t mind going to a movie or to the “Y.” We’re even anxious to play cards!

Yet first we need to allow you, and help you to heal our world and our bodies. Strengthen our hearts and our minds, and in the midst of turmoil, give us hope and peace. Hear our cry, O God. Hold in your gentle embrace all who have died and comfort their loved ones in their despair. Hear our cry, O God. Amen.   ~adapted from the Lutheran World web site

 

Friday, May 1, 2020.  Gov. Laura Kelly will lift the statewide "Safer at Home" order to begin phased reopening by issuing a statewide executive order to begin Phase One of the "Ad Astra:  A Plan to Reopen Kansas." AD ASTRA: A PLAN TO REOPEN KANSAS  Phase One that will begin May 4, 2020, for the most part, is the same set of executive orders we have been following.  We had hoped to open the salons here at Larksfield Place but that will have to wait for now.  Fingers crossed for the week of May 18th - but no guarantees.  We will keep you posted.

Larksfield Place Prayer of the Day:   Lord, there’s a great line in the first Christopher Reeve Superman movie. Early on, Lois Lane is thrown out of the Daily Planet building by an explosion. She’s never laid eyes on Superman before, but as she plummets to her certain death, suddenly Superman swoops in and catches her in his arms. She’s terrified, still, and Superman says, “Don’t worry Lois, I’ve got you.”

She looks at him, bug-eyed, and says, “Yeah – but who’s got YOU?”

Lord God, we find a lot of people looking to us to save or at least help them. At times our strength falters and we cannot muster another ounce of energy or wit. Then, as always, please be the You who has us, that we might offer them healing, and hope. Amen. ~Larry W. Cracraft, Chaplain

 

Thursday, April 30, 2020.  It's such a beautiful day to GO FISHING on campus!  It's WAR ON COVID Day at Larksfield so staff and residents are wearing their camo!

Larksfield Place Prayer of the Day: Father, we seek Your wisdom daily. Be with people making decisions that affect the lives and futures of our families, communities, countries, and the wider world. We pray that they communicate clearly, truthfully, and calmly — with each other and with the public — and that their messages are received and heeded. May truth and empathy be the touchstones of people setting policies for our protection.  ~from the web site of World Vision

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2020.   We are grateful to report that we are COVID free.  We are excited to disclose our plan for reopening - it will be adjusted accordingly based on tomorrow's statement by Gov. Kelly.  Residents and staff know that we will open much slower than Sedgwick county and we will do so in phases.  Stay tuned!

Larksfield Place Prayer of the Day:   A prayer for going into work today:

Gracious God, give a blessing on this place. God, bless Larksfield from roof to floor, from wall to wall, and from end to end. Be the guardian of this place and bring your peace. May your love be shared here, may your will be found here, and may there be peace between all people who live and work here today. Amen.  ~Chaplain Amy Baumgartner

 

Tuesday, April 28, 2020.  Larksfield Place Prayer of the Day:  

Heavenly Father, You who are the source of all healing and grace, we ask you to bless us in our mission to serve those whom we’ve been called to serve.

Grant us unreservedly the strength, motivation, and fervor of those who have gone before us in this ministry. Help us imitate their example in our service to our friends and neighbors here at Larksfield Place. Help us to see You in each other as we press on in this difficult time of uncertainty.

We know we are called to run the race, to fight the good fight, and to keep the faith (cf. 2 Tim 4:7). We need this reminder daily; we trust in You that you will bring this work to fulfillment.  You who are Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.  ~Contributed by CHASE JOHNSON (Communication desk, IL)

 

*Monday, April 27, 2020, AFTERNOON UPDATE!  Gov. Kelly announced a new KS website.  It seems to be very user friendly.  There are links for public resources, i.e. unemployment, KDHE, and KS COVID-19 data.   https://covid.ks.gov/

Monday, April 27, 2020, Nothing to new to report; everything is going well.

Larksfield Place Prayer of the Day: As May 3rd creeps closer, Lord, we find our eagerness for it increasing almost exponentially. Yet we know that because of the vulnerability of our residents we will not be easing up on restrictions instantly. 

Remind us, daily, O God, for the duration, that this will be like falling in love – which takes time;  and graduating from school – which takes time. We want to pray “Grant us relief, Now!” But instead, we ask that you grant us understanding patience, knowing that it is part of serving You. Amen. ~Larry W. Cracraft, Chaplain

REOPENING IN PHASES

We are sure that you are all as excited as we are to get back to a life of regularity.  We feel confident that we will be able to do that soon, but for now, we feel strongly that it is in the best interest of staff and residents to continue our precautionary measures to avoid COVID-19 from entering or spreading throughout our community.

Our government has unveiled guidelines for Opening Up America Again and those guidelines call for vulnerable individuals to continue their shelter in place practices. We understand that Governor Kelly’s Stay-At-Home order may expire on May 3, 2020, but for the protection of our community we are asking that all residents and staff continue to shelter in place. Larksfield Place was among the first to take precautionary actions to protect against the virus and we intend to be one of the last when de-escalating.  When we are ready, we plan to open things back up in a similar order to which they were closed; in phases.  We will start with internal gatherings first before we open the doors for visitors, we do not know when that will happen though. As always, we will listen to the CDC and CMS guidelines and recommendations and keep residents, staff and families informed of actions we are taking to protect the Larksfield Place community.

Friday, April 24, 2020,

We are grateful to report we continue to be COVID-19 free.  Even so, we can't agree more with the recent press release from long-term care provider associations: KHCA, LeadingAge KS and KACE.  They are asking us to call on our elected leaders to join us on the frontlines of this pandemic, and make long-term care a priority for PPE supplies, same-day testing and emergency financial aid.  LONG-TERM CARE PROVIDER ASSOCIATIONS ISSUE JOINT RELEASE: Heroic efforts made by providers to protect our most vulnerable citizens during pandemic.  Where is their support?

 

Larksfield Place Prayer of the Day:  O God, we have experienced the loss of several friends from the Larksfield community lately. In their memory and the memory of others we pray:  Lord, we give thanks for the faithful who have gone before us. Strengthen us by their witness of courage and hope, as we seek to live lives like theirs, lives that encourage those who long for the joy of life and faith.  Amen.  ~Amy Baumgartner, Chaplain

 

Thursday, April 23, 2020, Larksfield Place Prayer of the Day:   O God, our hearts are often filled with chaos and confusion, and we work with residents and families who feel the same. Many feel as if they are drowning in their circumstances and their hearts filled with doubt, even fear. 

Lord, we need the strength and peace only You can offer. Tune our hearts and minds to look for the clear sky of your presence, especially when we feel we’re too busy or too pressured. Amen.   ~ original version written by Mary Southerland; modified by Chaplain Cracraft

 

Tuesday, April 21, 2020  Larksfield Place Prayer of the Day: God, your prophet Isaiah wrote, “those who trust in the Lord for help will find their strength renewed. They will rise on wings like eagles; they will run and not get weary; they will walk and not grow weak.” We trust in your unfailing love and help this day and the strength that comes from you alone. Amen.  ~Amy Baumgartner, Chaplain

 

Monday, April 20, 2020

We are still COVID-19 free!  Thank you to all residents and staff for supporting and abiding by the CDC's regulations and doing your part to keep this virus at bay.  Keep doing what you're doing. 

Larksfield Place Prayer of the Day:   Lord, we are all wondering what life will be like once we come out of this. It’s too soon to ease up, but we still want to dream, we need to dream. The new patterns of life in America will probably be puzzling at times, maddening in others, and richly normal in still others. Grant us, O God, imagination and grace to get through this, and then experience all the goodness in life that we now miss. Amen.   ~Larry W. Cracraft, Chaplain

 

Friday, April 17, 2020

We are grateful to report that there continues to be no cases of COVID-19 in our community.   Support and morale among the staff and residents has been high, as was discussed in this morning's infection prevention meeting.  Our staff participate in theme dress days to keep work fun and engaging.  Residents are participating too.  Kimberly Gibbs BSN, RN, CMSRN, Vice-President of Nursing said today, "The word coming out of yesterday's staff meetings is that the attitude of our staff is that they are committed to keeping everyone safe. We're riding it out and keeping strong.  Everyone is tired but we are committed!" 

The resident support has been enormous.  Some have volunteered to do videos to talk about how they appreciate our staff.  Take a look at one by Myrne Roe.

Even when we greet each other wearing masks, the smiles are still obvious!

Larksfield Place Prayer of the Day:  Almighty God, you call us to paths of which we cannot see the ending, by ways unsure, and through perils unknown. Give us faith to go with courage, not knowing exactly where we may be headed, but only that your hand is leading us and your love is supporting us. Amen.  ~Amy Baumgartner, Chaplain

 

Thursday, April 16, 2020

We're on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic.  COVID-19 is a previously unidentified virus, which means care providers of all types - including ours where older adults receive care - are learning about it in real time.  And, because public health officials have identified older people as high risk of getting very sick from COVID-19, we are on the front line.  Everyday we do our part to aggressively prevent and mitigate the spread as we deliver compassionate care under challenging circumstances. Please see Ed Cornejo's April 15, 2020, letter to residents and families.

Larksfield Place Prayer of the Day:  O Lord, just like the granite of the Rockies, we know we are being shaped by the forces around us. We feel your Spirit quickening ours as we share laments with one another and hear of the hardships piling up on people who just want to earn a living. Shape us, Lord, into vessels of your compassion. Form us into people who will not let someone in distress or pain wonder if anyone hears, or cares. Amen.  ~Larry W. Cracraft, Chaplain

 

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Members of this morning's Infection Prevention Meeting practicing social distancing.  Protocols are reviewed daily in order to keep residents and staff safe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Larksfield Place Prayer of the Day:  Lord, like hot air balloons ready to launch, we are waiting to be set free – free from constant restraints. We know you are creative, and we want to be as well. We want to be set free from the confines of these walls, yet we escape only to our cars, and from them into our own four walls. Lord God, since normal freedom might not come soon, guide our hearts, minds, and spirits to find ways to be creative in serving residents, and in devising fun for ourselves and others. Amen. ~Larry W. Cracraft, Chaplain 

 

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Larksfield Place Prayer of the Day:  Gracious God, we expect good things from you because you are good and you promise to give to those who ask. Teach us to know not only how to ask but also for what we should ask. May all our asking, seeking, and knocking be to further your kingdom in some way, no matter how small or ordinary. Amen.  ~Amy Baumgartner, Chaplain

 

Monday, April 13, 2020  

Prevention procedures are still going very well; no cases to report.  Non-medical staff are receiving proper education for wearing cloth facial masks.  All campus staff will be required to wear masks starting tomorrow.  Many thanks go out to the residents and others who have made masks for us to wear.

Larksfield Place Prayer of the Day:  Father in Heaven, whether you are Mother in Heaven, or Both, allow your holiness to descend upon me, my loved ones, and co-workers today, whether we be at work or at play. Help us sense your gracious, life-giving presence, and speak to us regarding how we can share it with those around us. Amen. ~Larry W. Cracraft, Chaplain 

 

Prayers for Easter weekend: 

April 12, 2020  Easter Sunday

We are tired, O Lord; we need new life. Embrace our weary spirits, raise us to new life as Jesus was on that first Easter. Like the women at the tomb, we can be confused by what we sense, and like the disciples we cannot be sure, even when evidence is right before us.

So, lift us up, O God. Clear our minds and renew our spirits that we might care for those around us with renewed vigor and a holy passion, sharing new life and good news. Amen. ~Larry W. Cracraft, Chaplain

 

Saturday, April 11, 2020  Holy Saturday Update

 

Friday, April 10, 2020 Good Friday Update

 

Thursday, April 9, 2020 Update

 

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Update

 

Tuesday,  April 7, 2020 Update

 

Monday, April 6, 2020 Update

 

Friday, April 3, 2020 Update

 

Thursday, April 2, 2020 Update

 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Update

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Update

 

Friday, March 27, 2020 Update

 

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Update

 

Monday, March 23, 2020 Update

 

Friday, March 20, 2020 Update

 

Thursday, March 19, 2020 Update

 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Update

 

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We will continue to follow CDC recommendations as they are updated. In addition, our community is in close contact with the local and state health department and are following their guidance. Signs are posted at all entryway doors to notify visitors of community restricted access precautions.

We will notify you if any residents or staff are diagnosed with COVID-19. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at: 316-636-1000.  

 For additional information, please visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease information page at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

 

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