COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Updated March 11, 2022

The safety, protection and well-being of our residents and staff remain our top priority. Staff members are wearing proper protective equipment in accordance with applicable regulatory guidelines and best practices. 

Masking is no longer required indoors for residents, staff and residents’ guests, except in the personal care and health care areas. Masking is optional for staff who are vaccinated; staff who have an approved vaccination exemption are required to continue to wear a mask within indoor common areas. The same guidelines apply to retirement living residents, their guests/visitors and groups/programs that have been approved. Visitors are welcome to dine in the Bistro and Village Restaurant. We continue to encourage routine hand hygiene and practicing social distancing, when possible, and encourage those who are not feeling well to refrain from attending dining or other group activities.

We continue to follow recommendations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH) and Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (PA DHS) for COVID-19 testing of staff and residents, visitation, small group activities and dining services. Screening of staff (direct care, contracted staff) is also ongoing at the beginning of each shift, including symptom and temperature monitoring. Staff are also asked to self-screen during their shift and immediately suspend work should any symptoms occur.

In the event of a positive case(s), we have established a quarantine procedure and are able to isolate residents to a specific area of the facility, according to guidance from CMS and PA DOH.

For information regarding the current Interim Guidance for Skilled Nursing Facilities during COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, please visit: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Guidance/SNF-Guidance.aspx or https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Guidance/LTCF-Visitors.aspx

For information related to Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Office of Long-term Living guidelines for Personal Care, please visit: https://www.dhs.pa.gov/coronavirus/Pages/OLTL-Interim-Guidance-for-PCH-ALR-ICF.aspx

Thank you for your continued patience and support through this unprecedented, challenging time.

Nursing Care and Personal Care Visitations  ​

Based on the Department of Health’s recommendations, contact tracing will still be conducted when a case of COVID-19 is identified; however, only those affected will be quarantined.

  • Refrain from visiting if you are not feeling well, or have recently tested positive for COVID-19. If you have recently tested positive (within the past 14 days) please check with staff to ensure you meet the criteria to visit.
  • Visits do not need to be scheduled and may occur in a resident’s room.
  • If your loved one resides in a room that is quarantined, you may still visit; however, you will be asked to wear additional PPE.
  • Upon entrance, please complete the screening process (which includes your temperature).
  • Hand hygiene must be performed prior to visitation, as well as pre and post contact with a resident.
  • If needed, our staff will provide you with your Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to meet CMS’ guidance of a face covering, including a facemask. Visitors should wear masks and physically distance from health care personnel and other residents/visitors who are not part of their group at all times while in the building. Regardless of vaccination status, it is safest for everyone to maintain physical distancing and to wear masks. When visiting in a resident’s room, we ask that you wear a mask your entire visit while the local community spread of COVID-19 is considered “substantial or high” according to the CDC.
  • Avoid visiting and congregating in common areas such as the living room or dining room and limit movement throughout the facility (i.e. visitors should not walk around the halls).
  • Following your visit, please monitor yourself for signs and symptoms of any respiratory infection for the next 14 days, including fever, shortness of breath, cough, nausea, vomiting and/or sore throat. If any symptoms occur, please call us at 610-825-6100, ext. 1234, or ext. 1275 for further screening and instructions. If you are calling off hours, please call ext. 1242 or ext. 1308.

Thank you for helping us by following these very important guidelines. We look forward to seeing you.