Cedar Crest Townhome Update 9/24/20

Good things are happening at Cedar Crest!  Within the next 45 days, new residents will be moving into 1957, 1959, and 1979 Waterford Court.  We also have a couple of new units still available, and an existing home that is close to being ready for occupancy.

  • Available New Homes:
    • Of the 5 units that we are building, 2 are still available
      • 1966 Waterford: $400k
        • 1895 square feet,
        • 2 bedrooms + den, 2 baths, 2 car garage
        • Fireplace, screened porch, deck, quartz counters
        • Ready for occupancy
      • 1977 Waterford: $345k
        • 1790 square feet
        • 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage
        • Screened porch, bay window, zero step entry
        • Estimated completion date: October 2020
  • Available Existing Homes:
    • 1804 Waterford: $240k
      • 1451 square feet,
      • 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage
      • Updated floorplan
      • Sunroom, deck, and spacious backyard
      • All new appliances and countertops
      • Ready for occupancy Fall 2020

Cedar Crest Achieves Gold Member Status in WCCEAL

In a press release last night, LeadingAge Wisconsin congratulated Cedar Crest Assisted Living and other select communities for achieving Gold Star status for the first quarter of 2020.  Currently, in the Wisconsin Coalition for Collaborative Excellence in Assisted Living (WCCEAL), 84 assisted living communities from four WCCEAL approved programs have achieved Gold Member status. Gold Member status is awarded to those WCCEAL participants who are in good standing, submit and review their quarterly reports, and submit completed satisfaction surveys for at least 25 percent of their current residents.

COVID-19 Testing Update 6/5/20

RE: Independent Living Apartments – Opening Up Programs & Services…..slowly

Over the last couple of weeks, we have tested all our residents in the Health Center and Assisted Living for Covid-19.  In addition, we have completed testing of all employees.  All 362 tests came back negative for the virus.  We are very thankful for that outcome!

At this time, in line with guidance from the CDC, local public health officials, and our Medical Director, we are going to open up some Cedar Crest programs and services at this time for our Independent Living residents.  Please note that we are going to move forward in a thoughtful and measured manner.  Any future changes/openings will be made over time depending on how our campus and the greater Janesville community does in managing the virus.

Effective June 8th, the following programs and services will be available on a limited basis:

  • The Independent Living Beauty Shop will open on Wednesday, June 10th by appointment only. Connie Bilz will contact Independent Living apartment residents that have routine appointments. Residents can call 373-6897 to schedule an appointment.  Connie will be the only beautician and will take appointments on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.  Only one person will be allowed in the Beauty Shop at a time and masks must be worn at all times – resident and beautician.
  • Exercise classes will resume in the Social Room with strict guidelines. Only 3 people may attend class at a time, and more classes will be added at a later date.  Masks must be worn at all times.  Meghann will meet with all residents prior to the start of classes to determine level of comfort and scheduled attendees.
  • The Dining Room will open for lunch by June 15th. Two different seatings will be offered.  Only 15 people will be allowed in the Dining Room at a time; one person per table.  Masks must be worn into and out of the Dining Room.  Social Distancing guidelines apply.
  • Visitors will be allowed in resident apartments subject to the following guidelines:
  • All visitors must enter through the Independent Living Main Entrance. The doors will be open Monday through Friday from 8am to 4:30pm.
  • Lyn Soffe and/or designee will screen all visitors.
  • Masks must be worn at all times
  • All Social Distancing guidelines are to be adhered to and we are encouraging only two visitors at a time.
  • Visitors may walk the grounds with their loved ones but are to otherwise remain in the apartment. Masks must be worn at all times. No gardening or visiting in common spaces allowed at this time.
  • Mary Bielke will be offering Bible Study the week of June 15th. More details will be provided.  We hope to start Worship services by the end of the month.

We will begin to allow new move-ins, transfers, and move-outs of Independent Living residents.  Lyn Soffe will coordinate all moves.  A traffic pattern will be established, a door assigned for entering and exiting, and a masks must be worn at all times.  Residents will be notified of resident moves in their areas.

We will continue to provide you with periodic updates with as much information as we can on our efforts to combat COVID-19.   Going forward, please refer to to get the latest information.  On behalf of the entire Cedar Crest Family, we want to thank each of you for your continued patience and prayers.  It means a great deal to us.  Please let us know if you have further questions.

1966 Waterford Court is Ready for Occupancy

Schedule a tour today!

I am pleased to announce that we are completing the first home in our new expansion.  This home has many upgrades and is like nothing we have ever built before at Cedar Crest:

  • Cedar Crest’s first single family home
  • 1895 square feet
  • 2 bedrooms + den, 2 baths, 2 car garage
  • Fireplace, quartz counters, tiled shower
  • Scenic views from the screened porch and deck
  • Open concept with clerestory (high) windows in the great room
  • Our entrance fees for the new units are currently $290k-$400k, and this fully upgraded unit is $400k (85% of entrance fee is refundable)

Whether you are considering a move soon or are making plans for the future, I encourage you to schedule a tour and see for yourself why people choose Cedar Crest.  At this time all tours must be scheduled in advance and there are safety guidelines in place.  Call (608)373-6304 or fill out the contact form to set up a tour.

    COVID-19 Testing Update 5/28/20

    On 5/19/20 COVID-19 testing was administered to all Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living, and Memory Care residents.  All of the tests have produced negative results.

    COVID-19 Testing Update 5/22/20

    At this time, we have no new cases of COVID-19 on our campus. In an effort to maintain the health and safety of our residents, will we be continuing with the restrictions that are currently in place.

    Per the Department of Health Services , we have tested all residents in our Skilled Nursing, Memory Care, and Assisted Living areas. We are awaiting these results. At this time, our medical director does not recommend asymptomatic testing in Independent Living. Staff testing will be taking place in the near future. We anticipate that following this testing, we will be providing further information on softening restrictions on the campus.

    Until that time, we encourage all residents of our campus to continue to follow previous recommendations. Although many businesses are re-opening, residents of our community remain in a “high risk” group. We encourage all of our residents to be thoughtful of the health and safety of the campus, and to continue to perform self-monitoring daily. Per the CDC, signs and symptoms of illness may include fever, cough, new loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath, new headache, sore throat, or muscle pain.

    Cedar Crest Statement on COVID-19 Diagnosis 5/13/20

    Janesville, WI – A case of COVID-19 has been diagnosed in an employee of Cedar Crest.  At this time, no residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

    “The staff member is in quarantine at home.  We have notified public health officials as required and are following procedures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention,” said David Tanck, CEO.  “We are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread.  We want to make residents, their families, our dedicated staff, and our community aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of the situation.  Efforts are already underway to test all Cedar Crest staff and residents in our main campus for COVID-19.”

    Throughout this pandemic, Cedar Crest has focused efforts on heightened infection control measures:

    Prior to each shift, staff is required to wash their hands, take their temperature, and answer a series of questions to ensure they are not exhibiting any known COVID-19 symptoms.  Any employees who develop symptoms during a shift are immediately sent home.  At that point, they are directed to quarantine at home.

    We also conduct a rigorous sanitation regimen that follows all state and federal guidelines.  Please know that we have increased the daily volume of cleaning done in common, medical and residential areas.  All protective and medical equipment are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.

    Although this can be a challenge at times when providing medical care, our facility continues to practice safe distancing guidelines by limiting the number of people in one area and maintaining six feet of separation.   Employees are required to wear masks at all times.

    We are closely working with our Medical Director and the Rock County Public Health Department and are thankful for their partnership and support.  We are monitoring information from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services as well as those from federal agencies, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and CMS.

    About Cedar Crest: Based in Janesville, WI, Cedar Crest is a Life Plan community known for its broad range of senior living residences and exceptional care.  Cedar Crest offers options ranging from independent living to skilled care, including assisted living and memory care.