April 15, 2022, Letter to Friends and Families

We appreciate that you entrust us with the care of your loved ones and thank you for your patience and cooperation. Our priority is the protection of our residents, staff and families at our facility.

We are monitoring the latest news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (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 Visitation Guidelines are located in the COVID information page on our website.

For information about vaccination rates at nursing homes, please refer to CMS’s Care Compare site.

As of today 94.4% of our residents have been fully vaccinated and 97% of those eligible have received booster shots. Our staff is 100% vaccinated and 81% of those eligible have received a booster.  Overall, our facility staff and residents are 98% fully vaccinated and 86.5% of those eligible have received a booster. Please note that these numbers fluctuate weekly with newly admitted and discharged residents as well as new and separated staff.

There were no new positive COVID test results in our resident or staff group this week.

Our Facility’s Resident Impact (Since March 30, 2020, through April 14, 2022)

0- Residents currently in our building with a confirmed active case of COVID 19

100- CONFIRMED: Residents with laboratory positive COVID-19

0 -SUSPECTED: Residents with new suspected COVID-19

106-Confirmed Staff Total: with a positive COVID-19

  • Please note that test results are reported on our call-in line at 570-207-6711 which is updated daily when we have new positive results. Family members and all others impacted by the virus will be contacted directly and provided with results and updates.

Our priority is the protection of our residents, staff and families at our facility. We appreciate that you entrust us with the care of your loved ones and thank you for your patience and cooperation. If you have any questions, we are always available for you.

For all celebrating holidays this weekend, please accept our wishes for a happy Passover and Easter.

Thank you again.

Sincerely,

Mary Rose Applegate, MBA, RD, NHA Administrator

Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania
1101 Vine St.
Scranton, PA 18510
570-344-6177

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