A Letter to Families and Friends of The Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania

Dear Friends and families,

Thank you for your continued support through the COVID-19 pandemic.  We continue to strive to provide high-quality care and to keep your loved ones safe.

Our guidance from state and federal governing bodies continues to change. We follow the Centers for Disease Control and Department of Health guidelines with regard to infection control policies and procedures for prevention and mitigation of COVID-19.

We are continuing with weekly COVID-19 testing of staff and residents. During our routine testing of our residents last week, two residents tested positive for COVID-19. Those residents were placed into isolation in our red zone. Residents and staff have been tested since that time with results still pending. We will continue to test our residents and staff weekly until we have reached a 14 day period without any new positive tests. Jewish Home staff will continue to receive weekly testing after that time while Lackawanna County positivity rate remains above 5%. Please note that test results are reported on our daily call in line at 570-207-6711.

At this time, we continue to be closed to in-person visitation. Compassionate visits can be scheduled. Window visits for our residents in the green zones can be scheduled. Green zones are 2nd, 3rdand 5th floors. Residents on the 4th floor outside of the isolation area are also considered to be in a green zone. Please Email Lee Rutkowski at lrutkowski@jhep.org or call her 570-344-6177 ext. 1175. 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 for entrusting us to care for 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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