My Therapy Story By Colin Koep

My experience with St. William’s Outpatient Therapy was absolutely amazing. It helped me get better!
I cannot thank St. William’s therapists, Maren Russman, PT (pictured with Colin below) and Kyle Hart, PTA enough.
I used to not be able to lift my right leg at all but now, with the help of St. William’s therapists, I can!

COVID-19 Update August 23, 2021, Visitation Suspended

Dear St. William’s Living Center Residents, Friends, and Families:

I am writing today to inform you that a St. William’s Living Center employee tested positive for COVID-19.  Visitation will be suspended until we complete two rounds of outbreak testing without any new positive cases.  If there are no additional cases identified during outbreak testing, then we will reopen visitation.

Compassionate care and essential care visits are allowed in certain circumstances after review by the interdisciplinary team.  To schedule a compassionate or essential care visit, please contact our activities department at 218-338-1010 or Michelle Hartmann in Social Services at 218-338-1008. 

While indoor visitation is suspended, we encourage loved ones to communicate with our residents by phone, video chat, or a window visit in Vogrin Hall if possible.  You may call our activity department at 218-338-1010 to set up a time to schedule a video meeting or window visit with a resident.

Residents may also leave the facility for outings if desired, so when the weather is nice visitors may take residents for a walk around the block or go for a car ride.

We currently have the following active COVID-19 cases:

  • St. William’s Living Center:  1 active staff case and 0 active resident cases.
  • McCornell Court Assisted Living: No active cases

The Minnesota Department of Health has set up a free hotline for anyone who has questions about Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Call the MDH hotline at: 1-651-201-3920.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at: Tim Kelly, Administrator at 218-338-1001; Lori Roers, Director of Nursing at 218-338-1009.

Sincerely,

Tim Kelly, Administrator

My Therapy Story

My Therapy Story

By John Schauland

After rotator cuff surgery in March 2021 the therapists at St. William’s Living Center Outpatient Therapy helped me so much to get motion back in my shoulder.

Their knowledge of what I needed to do, and patience to teach me the exercises and how to do them properly, made a world of difference in my recovery.

I feel I am on the road to a full recovery thanks to all the care I received from the therapists at St. William’s Living Center Outpatient Therapy!

St. William’s Living Center Visitation Update May 20, 2021

Dear St. William’s Living Center Residents, Friends, and Families:

Due to an employee recently testing positive for COVID-19, we completed two rounds of outbreak testing of employees and residents.  We are happy to report that there were no additional positive cases found during testing.  We will immediately reopen for visitation today.  

Appointments for visits are not required and visitors may self-screen

We are no longer requiring appointments for visits.  Visitors will be required to self-screen prior to entering.  Nursing Home visitors may enter door A on Jackson Street and McCornell Court visitors may enter Door E on McCornell Avenue seven days a week between the hours of 8:00am to 8:00pm. 

Masks Required During Visits

Although the state of MN has lifted the mask mandates, masks are still required to be worn at all times while visiting residents at St. William’s Living Center.  Visits must take place in resident rooms.  Additional guidance is posted at the screening station near the entrances.

Questions, Concerns, or Complaints

Should you have any questions, concerns, or complaints, please do not hesitate to contact me at 218-338-1001 or Lori Roers, Director of Nursing at 218-338-1009.  We realize that this pandemic has been hard on residents and their families and I want to make sure that we are appropriately addressing any concerns that you have.

Sincerely,

Tim Kelly

COVID-19 Update May 6, 2021, Visitation Suspended

Dear St. William’s Living Center Residents, Friends, and Families:

I am writing today to inform you that a St. William’s Living Center employee tested positive for COVID-19.  Visitation will be suspended until we complete two rounds of outbreak testing without any new positive cases.  If there are no additional cases identified during outbreak testing, then we will reopen visitation.

Compassionate care and essential care visits are allowed in certain circumstances after review by the interdisciplinary team.  To schedule a compassionate or essential care visit, please contact our activities department at 218-338-1010 or Michelle Hartmann in Social Services at 218-338-1008. 

While indoor visitation is suspended, we encourage loved ones to communicate with our residents by phone, video chat, or a window visit in Vogrin Hall if possible.  You may call our activity department at 218-338-1010 to set up a time to schedule a video meeting or window visit with a resident.

Residents may also leave the facility for outings if desired, so when the weather is nice visitors may take residents for a walk around the block or go for a car ride.

We currently have the following active COVID-19 cases:

  • St. William’s Living Center:  1 active staff case and 0 active resident cases.
  • McCornell Court Assisted Living: No active cases

The Minnesota Department of Health has set up a free hotline for anyone who has questions about Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Call the MDH hotline at: 1-651-201-3920.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at: Tim Kelly, Administrator at 218-338-1001; Lori Roers, Director of Nursing at 218-338-1009.

Sincerely,

Tim Kelly, Administrator

My Therapy Story

Hi, my name is Charlie Ruckheim!

On the 14 of March 2021 I suffered a major health issue, where I was hospitalized at St. Cloud Centra Care Hospital for four days in ICU and three more days until I was discharged to St. Williams PP for ten days of recuperation.  My body was hit big time, by being sent into what the doctors can only say as “Major Shock”!!

I suffered being very, very weak!  The ten days at St. Williams was all about getting my strength back just to be able to walk to some degree!  After ten days I got to go home.

Now I am doing outpatient Physical Therapy two days a week for six weeks.  It’s all about getting my strength back.  The people in Therapy were really good at getting me back on my feet and slowly getting stronger.  Small steps, one day at a time.  They always explained what and why I was doing it and very watchful for not to fall.

I’ve been in their Therapy before as an outpatient after a shoulder replacement.  I would give them high recommendations!  Their facilities and equipment are great.  They do a very good job!!

Visitation and Outing Update April 15, 2021

Dear St. William’s Living Center and McCornell Court Residents:

We are excited to inform you that we are easing visitor and outing policies based on new MN Department of Health Guidance. 

Appointments for visits are no longer required and visitors may self-screen: We are no longer requiring appointments for visits.  Visitors will be required to self-screen prior to entering.  Nursing Home visitors may enter door A on Jackson Street and McCornell Court visitors may enter Door E on McCornell Avenue seven days a week between the hours of 8:00am to 8:00pm.  Visitors should not visit when sick, may not eat while in the facility, and masks are required to be worn at all times while in the facility.  Additional guidance is posted at the screening station near the entrances.

Updated non-medically necessary outing guidance for resident: Vaccinated residents do not need to quarantine after time of out the building unless they have a known exposure to a COVID positive person. The duration of the time away from the building does not matter.

Unvaccinated residents do not need to quarantine after time out of the building if it is less than 24 hours. If the unvaccinated resident is out of the building longer than 24 hours, a 14-day quarantine may be required. The new guidance states that an unvaccinated resident who has had a positive COVID test in the last 90-days does not need to quarantine unless they have had exposure to someone known to have COVID-19 or if they have symptoms.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at: Tim Kelly, Administrator at 338-1001; Lori Roers, Director of Nursing at 338-1009.

Sincerely,

Tim Kelly, Administrator

COVID-19 Update March 27, 2021

Dear St. William’s Living Center Residents, Friends, and Families:

I am writing today to inform you that a St. William’s Living Center employee tested positive for COVID-19.  The employee was not a direct caregiver and there were no high-risk exposures to other residents and staff.    Visitation will be temporarily suspended until we will complete outbreak testing early next week.  If there are no additional cases identified during outbreak testing, then we will reopen visitation.

Compassionate care and essential care visits are allowed in certain circumstances after review by the interdisciplinary team.  If a resident needs a compassionate care visit, you may contact Michelle Hartmann at 218-338-1009. 

While indoor visitation is suspended, we encourage loved ones to communicate with our residents by phone, video chat, or a window visit in Vogrin Hall if possible.  You may call our activity department at 218-338-1010 to set up a time to schedule a video meeting or window visit with a resident.

Residents that are fully vaccinated may still leave the facility for outings if desired.

We currently have the following active COVID-19 cases:

  • St. William’s Living Center:  1 active staff case and 0 active resident cases.
  • McCornell Court Assisted Living: No active cases

The Minnesota Department of Health has set up a free hotline for anyone who has questions about Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Call the MDH hotline at: 1-651-201-3920. We will continue to provide updates to you to keep you informed of our ongoing work.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at: Tim Kelly, Administrator at 218-338-1001; Lori Roers, Director of Nursing at 218-338-1009.

Sincerely,

Tim Kelly, Administrator

Visitation Update March 18, 2021

Dear McCornell Court and St. William’s Living Center Residents, Friends, and Families:

We are very excited to share the news that state and federal guidance regarding visitation in our setting has been revised. As a result, we can safely open our doors to more visitors. Additionally, those residents who are fully vaccinated will be able to come and go without the need to quarantine upon return.  Here are the major points of the new guidance:

The new guidance can be found at:

NURSING HOME VISITATION

All visits St. William’s Living Center must be scheduled if they occur outside of business hours.  We prefer visitors to visit during business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00pm.  If you are unable to visit during business hours, you must schedule a visit with the activity department by calling 218-338-1010.  

ASSISTED LIVING VISITATION

All visits to our assisted living must be scheduled by calling McCornell Court at 218-338-1016. 

Questions, Concerns, or Complaints

Should you have any questions, concerns, or complaints, please do not hesitate to contact us at: Tim Kelly, Administrator at 218-338-1001; Lori Roers, Director of Nursing at 218-338-1009. 

Sincerely,

Tim Kelly, Administrator

COVID-19 Update February 25, 2021

Dear St. William’s Living Center Residents, Friends, and Families:

I am writing today to inform you that two residents of St. William’s Living Center tested positive for COVID-19.  We are in daily contact with the Minnesota Department of Health to ensure we are taking the appropriate steps to limit the spread of the virus. 

We currently have the following active COVID-19 cases:

  • St. William’s Living Center:  0 active staff cases and 3 active resident cases.
  • McCornell Court Assisted Living: No active cases

To resume indoor visits, we must have no new COVID-19 cases for at least 14 days and two rounds of negative tests for all staff and residents. Compassionate care and essential care visits are allowed for in certain circumstances after review by the interdisciplinary team.  If a resident needs a compassionate care visit, you may contact Michelle Hartmann at 218-338-1009. 

We encourage loved ones to communicate with our residents by phone, video chat, or a window visit in Vogrin Hall if possible.  You may call our activity department at 218-338-1010 to set up a time to schedule a video meeting or window visit with a resident.

The Minnesota Department of Health has set up a free hotline for anyone who has questions about Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Call the MDH hotline at: 1-651-201-3920. We will continue to provide updates to you to keep you informed of our ongoing work.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at: Tim Kelly, Administrator at 218-338-1001; Lori Roers, Director of Nursing at 218-338-1009.

Sincerely,

Tim Kelly, Administrator