February 18, 2022, Letter to Family and Friends

We thank you for your cooperation during this community surge and our recent facility outbreak.   We are pleased to report that full house testing this week for both resident and staff groups all came back negative!   We will continue weekly testing for staff and residents until we have a 14 day period of no additional positives.   Our next full house testing day will be Monday February 21, 2022, for staff and Tuesday February 22, 2022, for residents.

Our resident units are now in green status with the exception of our regular isolation yellow zone on the 4th floor used for new admissions and hospital returns.    It is very important that all visitors adhere our visitation guidelines which can be found at Visitation Guidelines on our website.

Our top priority is to protect the residents, staff and families. We encourage and recommend booster shots as a primary way to safeguard residents and staff against the COVID-19 Omicron variant. For information about vaccination rates at nursing homes, please refer to CMS’s Care Compare site through Medicare.govLearn about vaccines near you and the CDC’s fact sheet.

As of February 18, 2022, 97% of our residents have been fully vaccinated and 95% have received booster shots. Our staff is 100% vaccinated and 82% of those eligible have received a booster.  Overall, our facility staff and residents are 99% fully vaccinated and 87% of those eligible have received a booster.

Our Facility’s Resident Impact (Since March 30, 2020, through February 17, 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

105 – 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.

Thank you again for entrusting us with the care of your loved ones. If you have any questions, we are always available for you.

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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