Gladys Drew

Staff at Grand JiVante are being tested in-house for COVID-19 to protect residents like Gladys Drew. Drew, and other residents have been virtually cut off from their families as the virus continues to make its mark across the country. She’s dealing with the physical distance from her family, and like the staff who serve her, cannot wait until things begin looking a lot more like they used to.

After two weeks of COVID-19 testing required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Ackley’s Grand JiVante remains virus-free. The mandate for the testing was introduced on Sept. 2 with the facility base testing now nearing the end of the second week.

Korey DeBerg, CEO of the facility, says that while he knew the mandate was coming, he did not expect it to be put into place until next month. All facilities across the nation are required to test.

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