COVID-19  Information at Northern Lakes Nursing Home

We are in full compliance with all Standards in Prevention of COVID-19

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Dee Smallman-Administrator, Northern Lak


Dee Smallman


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Stephanie Funk,

Infection Preventionist 


Open visits 7 days per week from 7 am - 7 pm.  Families no longer need to make an appointment. Outside excursions with family members are encouraged and welcomed such as shopping, lunch, or gatherings. Fully vaccinated residents may attend group activities without a mask and without social distancing. Welcome back to near normal. 

Indiana State Department of Health Mandates

The Indiana State Department of Health is requiring daily updates to all of our resident family representatives about our current status with COVID for all nursing homes.  See our current status of

COVID -19 cases at the top of the web page.  In addition, key information can be found on this web page, on our "public" Facebook business page or our "private" Facebook Group (open to our residents and residents' families).

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Connect on Our "Private Group" Facebook Page

- for residents & families

Be informed and stay connected with our public Facebook business page, Northern Lakes Nursing & Rehabilitation Center;  Our private Facebook Family Group is called Northern Lakes COVID-19 Watch Dogs;  This private Group is open to our residents and residents' families. Invitations will be sent to all of our family members to join this private Facebook Group for relevant information and communal posts.

What is NLNR Doing to Prevent Coronavirus Spread? 


This is not an all inclusive weekly or monthly list of steps we have taken, but it gives you an idea of the many changes we have made to prevent the entry of COVID-19 into the facility.  Even with all of the steps that we have taken, we still cannot give any guarantees that we can prevent this virus from entering our facility.  

Year - 2021


May 2021 - Back to normal progress:

Fully vaccinated residents can now eat in the dining rooms without a mask & without following the social distancing rule.

All residents can go out with family members to eat lunch, go shopping, visit with family at their home, whatever they want to do and return to facility without being placed in isolation.

Fully vaccinated residents may also attend group activities without a mask and without social distancing.

If resident and family/visitors are fully vaccinated, while alone in the resident's room, residents and their visitors can choose to have close contact and not wear masks if there are no other visits occurring in the same room.

During beauty & barber services, if resident is fully vaccinated and chooses to remove their mask they can do this.

Fully vaccinated residents ARE NOT required to be in isolation for 14-days as previously required.


March 30, 2021

Open visits from 7 am - 7 pm.

No appointment needed. Safety guidelines in effect.  If you have not been vaccinated, now is the time to consider it for your protection. We also want to encourage visitations to take place outside when the weather is nice, much safer than indoor visitations.



March 15, 2021

Monday - Friday visit schedule:
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM & 1:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Saturday & Sunday Visit Schedule8:30 AM - 10:45 AM & 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Visits will be 30 minutes.
2 Visitors at a time.
Resident can have daily family visits.
Children are allowed to visit with an adult as long as they can wear a mask, stay 6-foot away from the resident, and stay within the visitation area.


March 8, 2021

We will expand our visitations for residents.  Instead of twice a week visits, you can now  have 3 times a week visits.



Feb 02, 2021

The good news... we were able to close our COVID Unit, get residents back to their original rooms and get things back to our "new normal."

We are currently COVID-free.

COVID VACCINE: We have started resident vaccinations in Feb. 2021, with our second vaccination clinic scheduled for February 12, 2021 with almost 100% of our residents consenting to vaccination.

Visitations: Lounge visits will be offered 7 days a week. Call ahead for scheduling a visit,

(260) 668-0172 or call main office phone.