March 25, 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 March 24, 2022, 95% of our residents have been fully vaccinated and 97% of those eligible have received booster shots. Our staff is 100% vaccinated and 79% of those eligible have received a booster. Overall, our facility staff and residents are 98% fully vaccinated and 85% 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 have been no new positive COVID tests in our resident and staff group this past week.
Our Facility’s Resident Impact (Since March 30, 2020, through March 24, 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.
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.
Thank you again.
Mary Rose Applegate, MBA, RD, NHA