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SPIRIT WEEK: STATE FAIR THEME

  • Monday: Red Ribbon Day - Dress in Red
  • Tuesday: Blue Ribbon Day - Dress in Blue
  • Wednesday: Cotton Candy Day - Wear any fun combination of cotton candy colors
  • Thursday: Cheese Curd Day - Dress in Yellow
  • Friday: Barnyard Day - Overalls, flannels, cowboy boots... dress for the barnyard

LET'S GET COOKING MIRAVIDA TEAM

The Working With Wonder Team would like to create a Cookbook with all the employees’ best recipes! We would like you to submit your favorite dish to: tmeyer@miravidaliving.com by July 31st. Please provide your name, job title, and building, so we can include this with your recipe in the cookbook! Copies of the cookbook will be available to all staff when complete.

COVID UPDATE AS OF JULY 29, 2020

As of today, all results from campus-wide testing were negative with the exception of a staff member at Eden Meadows who tested positive and is recovering at home.

APPRECIATION LUNCH...

Stay tuned for upcoming appreciation lunches. Miravida is planning to provide lunch soon in gratefulness for your work, dedication and commitment to our residents. Thank you for bringing your best each day.

OUR MOST RECENT LETTER | read here

Staying in touch on a regular basis with our Miravida community is a priority. Please enjoy our most recent message and feel free to browse our past messages throughout this journey by visiting our Coronavirus Resource page.

TEAM REMINDERS

May 21, 2020

Team,

In the past couple of days, there has been an air of excitement as businesses reopen and various restrictions are lifted. As this weekend approaches, many of us are looking forward to Memorial Day and the beginning of summer activities.

What does this mean for us? As health care workers and we are all essentially health care workers, we have a duty to stay the course.

We must continue infection control practices as follows:
•Wash your hands frequently
•Avoid close contact with others
•Keep in mind infected persons without symptoms may spread the virus
•Stay at least 6 feet from other people
•Do not gather in groups, stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings
•Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover/mask when around other people
•Cover your coughs and sneezes
•Disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily including tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks

Trusting you will continue to follow these requirements, we are lifting the travel restriction outside your normal routine. With this change, there is tremendous risk. It is important to remember every person you come into contact with broadens your circle and increases the chance of exposure for everyone in that circle.

We are currently face-to-face with the COVID virus and there are new cases confirmed everyday in Winnebago, Fond du Lac and Outagamie counties. Please be careful – for your sake and the sake of your loved ones, our residents and team.

Thank you for the many sacrifices you have made over the past couple of months. I am proud of you, your efforts and want you to know you are doing an extraordinary job.

Together, we are Miravida STRONG

Theresa M. Bertram
Chief Executive Officer

Universal testing will continue per the recommendations of the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Winnebago County Health Department. Please watch your building for signage with test times and locations.​

Effective March 27, 2020 – Based on guidance from the Health Department and the Leadership Team, it has been decided that employees are no longer permitted to have multiple places of employment. This is to ensure the safety of our team and residents. Should you have questions about this, please contact your supervisor or Human Resources.

Mask wearing can create communication challenges with elders and people with dementia. When embraced intentionally, the following ABC mnemonic can help:

  • Attend mindfully: Focus your attention before a visit. Align nonverbal signaling with your spoken message. “If we don’t practice the habit of underlining everything we say with gestures and pantomime, the message we convey might be harder to interpret.”
  • Behave calmly: Approach elders from the front and respect personal space, but drop down to meet them at eye level. Refrain from sudden movements to avoid creating distress. “Project a positive, calm attitude and avoid body language that shows frustration, anger, or impatience, while trying not to interrupt them and give them your full attention.”
  • Communicate clearly: Avoid noise and overwhelming stimulus and make sure the senior is wearing glasses or hearing aids, if needed. Slowly communicate one point at a time. Use short, simple sentences and underline your words with gestures. Keep your voice even, tone gentle, and speech slow. Speak louder, if needed, because lip-reading cues are absent with a mask.

DO NOT ENTER a Miravida building unless you work in that building. Crossing buildings for ANY reason is not allowed!​

As we continue to navigate the diagnosis at Eden Meadows, it is imperative that we (the Miravida Team), collectively provide a consistent and factual message to our residents, families and the larger community. To ensure we maintain the integrity which Miravida Living was built on, we are asking you to help STOP THE RUMORS about this diagnosis and refer all inquiries to our website or Theresa Bertram. ​

In the past few weeks, there has been an abundance of sacrifice on the part of this team. You continue to show up and offer your best self to the residents and your fellow team members. You are inspiring and what you do matters… to Miravida, to the community and in this world. Thank you, it is an honor to witness such bravery and commitment.​

LIGHTS, CAMERA... MIRAVIDA

THAT MASK LOOKS GOOD ON YOU...

These masks are intended to provide necessary safety to our team and residents, but you've quickly made them fashionable. Looking good Miravida team... looking good.

MIRAVIDA MOMENTS

Miravida Moments is an internal monthly newsletter, published by our magnificent Human Resources team. This publication captures a few, of the many, extraordinary moments inspired by our team. Enjoy!​

AVAILABLE RESOURCES

Miravida Living Team, here you can find both internal and community resources to help you navigate through this time. Sending you heartfelt thanks for the care and services you are providing for our residents and the support you are giving to one another.

BETHEL HOME COMMUNITY CLOSET

This free community closet contains different items that might be useful to you in your time of need. It's open and available 24/7 and is located in the Bethel Home Basement across from the employee lounge.

SUPPORT FOR YOU

Every one of our employees are crucial members of the Miravida Living Team. While you are providing the best care and attention to our residents, it is important that you are taking care of yourselves. Please see the below resources that you can use for emotional support and strength. Your Mental Health is a priority- please, reach out - you're worth it. A list of available resources can be downloaded below.

WORKING WITH WONDER TEAM

The Miravida Living Working With Wonder team encourages you to continue to be mindful of your own health. Please feel free to reference the ideas that were on your bingo card back in April. Working With Wonder is a team dedicated to providing employees with opportunities to get engaged in the Miravida Living culture through activities, challenges, and special treats every month at each building. Please contact Emily Schwartz at 920-232-5278 or eschwatrz@miravidaliving.com if you are interested in joining the committee. Continue to check Miravida Moments and flyers in your buildings for each month’s activity. We are excited to work with you, and for you! 

A MESSAGE FROM THERESA

I am witnessing your commitment to our residents and one another. While proud of you every day, today, I am inspired by you. The journey ahead is likely to be months and I know we will weather the challenges together. Take care of your health so, you can take care of the residents counting on us to be at our best. 💜 Theresa Bertram, CEO

If you have questions or concerns? Don't hesitate to reach out.

Kari Hawkinson, VP Human Resources

Miravida Living

(920) 232-5216