Non-profit and Serving the Entire Community. Scranton, PA
May 14, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

May 14, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

Good news! All staff and resident testing for COVID this week came back negative! We still have one more round of testing to complete for both groups next week due to the reported positive COVID-19 results from one of our residents transferred to the hospital last weekend. As a result we are following our protocol and suspending general visits in…

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Update: May 10, 2021, letter to Family and Friends

Update: May 10, 2021, letter to Family and Friends

We found out today that a resident of our facility who was transferred to a local hospital, tested positive for COVID 19.  As a result we are following our protocol and suspending general visits in accordance with our visitation policy. Compassionate care/end of life visits are still being held in accordance with policy. Testing for all of our residents will…

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May 7, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

We are continuing to monitor and follow the latest Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 infection control guidance that impacts our residents and visitors. Coronavirus testing requirements for fully vaccinated nursing home residents also have been eased, according to new guidance by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This permits visitations and personal contact among residents and visitors who…

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April 30, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

April 30, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

We are monitoring the latest Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 infection control guidance that impacts our residents and visitors. At this time, we are maintaining our current policies and procedures until our licensing bodies release an updated position statement. We follow guidance from (CDC), Department of Health (DOH) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Updates will be shared…

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April 23, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

April 23, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

We are making progress against COVID-19 and will continue testing in accordance with our county’s positivity rates, which we are monitoring. Good news in that Lackawanna County is starting to trend down and is back at 9.3% which means we are now back in yellow. Staff test will go back to once a week starting next Monday April 26, 2021.…

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April 16, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

April 16, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

We are making progress against COVID-19 and will continue testing in accordance with our county’s positivity rates, which we are monitoring. Lackawanna County continues in the red level so we are testing staff twice a week. Results of staff testing for Monday April 12, 2021, returned all negative.    Results from the second round of staff testing on Thursday April 15,…

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April 9, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

April 9, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

We have made advances in our collective battle against COVID-19. After a steady decline there have been some increases in cases recently.  Lackawanna County has increased back to red this week with a positivity rate of 10.3%. We will be starting twice-a-week testing of staff again April 12, 2021.  Our test days are Mondays and Thursdays. Therefore, we have to…

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April 2, 2021, Letter to Families and Friends

April 2, 2021, Letter to Families and Friends

This season of hope finds us committed to staying ahead of COVID-19 and will follow guidance from Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Department of Health (DOH), and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for guidance on our facility’s reopening plans.   Thank you to all family members who joined us on the Zoom call earlier this week to discuss changes…

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March 26, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

March 26, 2021, Letter to Family and Friends

Our community has made great strides in the past year recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. We are committed to staying several steps ahead of the pandemic and continue to emphasize the measures that enabled us to reach this point: vaccinations, social distancing, mask-wearing, and surface and personal cleanliness. Regarding vaccines, please refer to the Department of Health (DOH) for eligibility,…

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March 19, 2021, letter to family and friends

March 19, 2021, letter to family and friends

After nearly a year of isolation due to COVID-19, the government is easing restrictions on visitations to vaccinated nursing home residents. This past week our vaccinated residents and families were able to have brief close contact.   It truly was heartwarming for our residents and families to get together for brief hugs and hand touching at the end of their scheduled…

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