How/When to Visit

To Our Residents and Family Members:

We know many of you are concerned about the spread of COVID-19 (the new coronavirus) and how it may impact us here at Caring Acres Nursing and Rehab Center. Ensuring residents are cared for in a safe and healthy environment is our first priority and something our highly trained staff are trained to do everyday. At this time, we DON’T have any cases in our nursing home. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) however have recommended a variety of steps that we are implementing as a precaution to help reduce the potential for the virus to enter our building.

At this time, we request that family and friends do not visit the center. Out of an abundance of caution, we are limiting all visitors to our facility unless absolutely necessary. We have also canceled all activities that involve groups/individuals coming in from the outside and will place other fun activities handled by our team in its place. We have also reviewed our emergency planning policies and tools and have ensured we have the necessary supplies in the event a concern were to arise. We will also be posting signs on our entryway doors to notify visitors of this policy and will actively screen all individuals, including staff and contractors, who need to come into the building.

We understand that connecting with your loved ones are incredibly important so we have setup additional forms of communication for you during this time. If you believe a visit to the center is absolutely necessary, requests can be made by contacting Cheree Kafton or Doug Pruitt prior to your arrival so that correct protocols can be followed to ensure our community continues to stay healthy. Cheree will be calling all family members throughout the day to answer any questions and provide additional ways to stay in touch with your loved one as we observe the recommended guidance for keeping our community and your loved ones healthy.

Additional Forms of Communication: A designated resident phone line has been setup to accept incoming calls. (712-762-4535). A Resident e-mail account has been setup ( > Once a message is received a member of our team will work with your loved one to compose a reply. We have also setup an additional email for general questions and a member of our team will get back to you ( Facetime has been setup by calling ( and Google Duo has been setup by calling (402-739-9285). Also family visits through the closed resident room window can be setup by calling Kelli Garrett to setup a time and how this visit works.

We will continue to offer hand washing and alcohol-based hand sanitizer stations throughout the building and ask that you avoid shaking hands and giving hugs with any individuals.

Caring Acres Nursing and Rehab Center is following the recommendations of the CDC, IDPH, and AHCA on prevention steps. Our team will continue to actively monitor and stay in close contact with our local and state health organizations as we monitor this situation that is facing our globe.

Some may consider these precautions to be extreme or not needed since we DON’T have a confirmed case however the health of all our residents and staff are of highest importance so with your help, we will keep all your loved ones and our staff safe from COVID-19. In the off chance any of our residents or staff are diagnosed with COVID-19 you will be notified promptly.

For additional information, please visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease information page.


Jeremy Lange

Nursing and Rehab Center

Caring Acres