May 6, 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.

We had no new positive results this week.

Our Facility’s Resident Impact (Since March 30, 2020, through May 5, 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

107-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.

News on the Second COVID Vaccine Booster for Residents. 

An information packet and consent forms for the 2nd round of COVID 19 boosters were mailed to resident representatives earlier this week.  If you/you loved one would like to continue the vaccine process as recommended by the FDA, please complete the indicated sections on the consent form and return by May 15, 2022. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call Carol Caviston, RN, MSN, Infection Preventionist/ADON, at 570-344-6177, ext 1173 or email at ccaviston@jhep.org

Happy Mother’s Day! Our Life Enrichment staff will have a photo “booth” area set up on our first floor on Saturday May 7 & Sunday May 8 between 10 am and 3 pm.  We have an area set up to help take family photos with your loved one in our Auditorium.

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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