VanCare helps local nursing home combat COVID

AURORA, Neb. (KSNB) - Everyone has been impacted by COVID-19, but some places have been hit harder than most.

Long term living facilities have not only have the most at risk of the virus, but have struggled to contain it.

Westfield Quality Care of Aurora was no exception.

"We had the COVID in our building for several weeks and the staff had done a great job getting residents to recover and getting the staff recovered," Westfield Quality Care of Aurora Administrator Chris Young said.

To get closer to normal, they are getting some help from the community; Vancare Inc,.

"They're a local company just down the street from us and made it available to the staff, and ultimately made a great improvement in our facility," Young said.

Vancare is a family business that started in Aurora over 30 years ago. They are well known for producing resident lift equipment, but now electrostatic spraying and application of chemicals as well.

"This treatment and application process is some of the best and it really takes care of the residents and the caregivers," Vancare Inc,. Vice President Patrick Vanderheiden said.