Oakview’s COVID-19 Reporting Update for today.

The data below is updated daily and reflects results reported as of midnight the day before.

Today’s Date: 06/23/2021
Exhibiting Respiratory Symptoms in Last 72 Hours Total






Residents 0 3218 29 3189
Staff 0 9513 27 9486


Families/Residents:  First, we want to thank you for the continued patience as we navigate the ongoing changes with guidance and regulations.  Ultimately our goal is to keep the residents and our staff safe while following State and Federal guidelines and also get residents and families reconnected!

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has decided to align with Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding Licensed Skilled Nursing Facilities visitation guidance.  This is a shift for nursing homes and will take some revisions of policies, procedures and education of our staff.   Indoor visitation is allowed with screening and scheduling of visitors.  Visitors will still only be allowed in “visitation areas” and be encouraged to maintain 6-foot social distancing guidelines while wearing face coverings at all times.

COVID testing is no longer required but will still be offered and highly encouraged to assure the safety of all those at Oakview.  For those residents that have been fully vaccinated, they can choose to have close contact with a visitor while all are wearing a well-fitting face mask and perform hand-hygiene before and after the contact.

Unfortunately, we did have a positive staff member identified on 3/15 through weekly testing.  We are now considered in outbreak status and indoor visitation ceases until we go 14 days with no positive cases.  Window visits are allowed during outbreak along with outdoor visitation as weather permits. Compassionate Care visits and End of Life visits are also allowed for those residents that qualify.

Please continue to call Mary Jo or Mandy for visit appointments and questions.

Automated calls:  Oakview is using an automated communication system. If you change your phone number or want the calls to go to a different number make sure to contact Kathleen at 231-845-5185 ext 228.

Nursing Home and Facility Complaint Letter and Form

BCHS Nursing Home Complaint Letter to Residents and Families

BCHS Facility Complaint Form-361_517391_7

How to Reach Residents 

Resident Cordless Phones

General Side- 231-843-1496   and   231-233-4720

Resident Cordless Phone in the SLC- 231-843-7172

We now have two options for video chatting: Face-time for iPhone’s and Google Duo for any brand of phone. Please make sure to download the apps prior to setting up a time to video chat. Please call Mandy Ohman with questions and to get on the schedule. 231-854-5183 (ext. 259)

To set up a window visit call Mandy or Mary Jo.

To call with questions : Oakview Medical Care:  231-845-5185

Ombudsman Q & A Sessions 07-01-2020

Transmission Mitigation Efforts (7-28-2020)

Resident Ombudsman Services