February 25, 2022, Letter to friends and families
Our main priority is the protection of our residents, staff and families at our facility. We are monitoring COVID-19 data and its impact.
As for visitations, we welcome you but encourage all to continue to follow safety tips in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance. These are important safeguards for residents and staff. Our healthcare guidelines are often more guarded to protect our vulnerable population.
You may see additional questions about vaccination status in our screening procedures in accordance with CMS requirement. If you are in a post-infection or post-exposure stage, we request that you refrain from visiting until after 10 to 14 days. Please refrain from visiting even if you have minor symptoms such as a runny nose or sore throat. According to the CDC, people exhibiting these symptoms are testing positive for COVID.
We encourage and recommend booster shots as a primary way to safeguard against COVID-19 and its variants. We are encouraging our staff and residents to become boosted. Throughout our facility, you may see posters related to our booster rate. Our goal is to hit the target of 100% fully vaccinated.
We follow guidance from the CDC, Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services CMS as well as the latest COVID-19 infection control guidance with relation to its impact on our residents and visitors.
Our Facility’s Resident Impact (since the federal government issued reporting requirements
on May 8, 2020, through February 25, 2022):
|Number of cases|
|0||ADMISSIONS: Residents admitted or readmitted who were previously hospitalized and treated for COVID-19|
|1||CONFIRMED: Residents with new laboratory positive COVID-19|
|0||SUSPECTED: Residents with new suspected COVID-19|
|0||TOTAL DEATHS: Residents who died in the facility or another location|
|0||COVID-19 DEATHS: Residents with suspected or laboratory positive COVID-19 who died in the facility or another location.|
We appreciate that you entrust us with the care of your loved ones. Our main goal remains to provide high-quality care and to keep your loved ones safe. We thank you for your patience and cooperation. If you have any questions, we are always available for you.
Thank you again.
Mia Jacobs, Executive Director