July 22, 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.

This week there were no positive results from our routine staff testing. Thank you for supporting our mitigation efforts in vaccinations, masking and socially distancing.  We are continuing to follow CDC and department of health guidance related to contact tracing, isolation and testing.

Our Facility’s Resident Impact (Since March 30, 2020, through July 21, 2022)

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

102- CONFIRMED: Residents with laboratory positive COVID-19

0 -SUSPECTED: Residents with new suspected COVID-19

112-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.

Update on Social ServicesPlease join us in welcoming Jennifer (Jenn) Tressel, our new Director of Social Services to the Jewish Home.   In addition to her administrative responsibilities for the Social Services Department, Jenn will be assigned social worker for short term residents from admission to discharge.  Bryon Wyant will continue to be assigned to long term residents on units 3-5. Jenn can be reached at 570-344-6177 extension 1154. Bryon can be reached at extension 1160.

If you have any questions, we are always available for you.

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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