Update: May 10, 2021, letter to Family and Friends

We found out today that a resident of our facility who was transferred to a local hospital, tested positive for COVID 19.  As a result we are following our protocol and suspending general visits in accordance with our visitation policy. Compassionate care/end of life visits are still being held in accordance with policy.

Testing for all of our residents will be conducted on Tuesday May 11, 2021, and all staff will be tested on Wednesday May 12, 2021.

We have placed all units in yellow status at this time. Large group activities have been cancelled as well as beautician/barber appointments.  While we have had to adjust our activity schedules, our residents are still enjoying individual activities and visits with our staff.

Our Facility’s Resident Impact (Since March 30, 2020, through May 10, 2021)

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

57 – CONFIRMED: Residents with laboratory positive COVID-19

0 – SUSPECTED: Residents with new suspected COVID-19

53 – Confirmed Staff Total: with a positive COVID-19

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

 

FaceTime or Skype visits can be scheduled for residents in all zones.  Sherri Collins, Life Enrichment Director, will make appointments for video chats.  Sherri can be reached at 570-344-6177 ext. 1113 or scollins@jhep.org.

 

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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