Important Information Regarding Pinecrest Manor

June 30, 2021

Dear Resident, Family and Resident Representative:

The day we have all been waiting for has finally arrived. Beginning July 1, 2021 we will begin our journey back to normalcy. In-room visits will be permitted for all residents. We will need your understanding and cooperation as we are still mandated to follow certain governmental regulations.

Guidelines for visitation:

  • Limit of 2 visitors per resident
  • Screening for signs and symptoms of COVID
  • Hand hygiene- alcohol-based hand rub
  • Both parties wearing masks
  • Maintain social distancing from other residents and other visitors
  • If visiting in a semi-private room please pull curtain
  • In an effort to keep hallways clear, please go directly to room or destination (outside or Round Table)

We will be starting in-room visits on July 1, 2021 for all residents.
If possible, please coordinate with family and friends and maintain the limit of 2 visitors per resident.

The main entrance doors to the facility will be unlocked. A visitor station will be setup in the front entrance lobby for COVID screening for all who enter the facility.

If you previously did your loved ones laundry, please feel free to resume that practice. Personal items and food are welcomed.

Pinecrest Manor will continue to follow guidelines and recommendations established by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH), and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS).

We are asking for your cooperation by following these guidelines in an effort to keep all residents, staff and visitors safe.

If a resident or employee would test positive, visitation for that neighborhood may be altered. We will continue to communicate the most up to date information through our dedicated phone line at 788-8606.

If you have any question please do not hesitate to contact:
Megan Bolden, Nursing Home Administrator at 814-788-8482
Kelle Bari, Director of Nursing at 814-788-8263.

Sincerely,
Megan Bolden, NHA
Pinecrest Manor, Administrator

Visitation for Wednesday June 30:

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM and 1:00-3:00 PM

If a resident or employee would test positive, visitation for that neighborhood may be altered. We will continue to communicate the most up to date information through our dedicated phone line at 788-8606 and our website.

Please call the Activity Department at 788-8492 to schedule your visits at least 24 hours in advance.

Pinecrest Manor will continue to COVID-19 test staff and residents per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH), and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) guidelines and recommendations.

We have 0 active confirmed COVID-19 resident case. Our cumulative total since the start of the pandemic is 26 confirmed resident COVID-19 cases with 6 residents admitted from the hospital to the facility that were positive for COVID-19. We have 0 residents experiencing respiratory symptoms within a 72-hour period.

We have 0 active confirmed COVID-19 staff member. Our cumulative total since the start of the pandemic is 45 confirmed staff COVID-19 cases. We currently have 0 staff with new onset of respiratory symptoms within a 72-hour period.

If resident(s) test positive, we will notify resident(s) and their representative(s) of their condition and implement safety protocols for their care and treatment. We also follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), including return to work guidance, for staff who test positive.

We continue to follow the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health to reduce the spread and impact of COVID-19 such as enhanced infection control precautions, screening residents, staff and essential personnel for symptoms, restricting visitation, postponing or carefully limiting communal activities including social distancing and other infection control precautions. As ever, keeping our residents and staff safe is our number one priority.

To receive this information in the form of a recorded message, please dial 814-788-8606 or via this webpage. This message will be updated when there are changes or new information. Due to government privacy requirements, we cannot divulge specific information about the individuals who have confirmed or suspected COVID-19 unless they are your family member and you have the necessary permissions to receive such information. In this case, we will contact you directly if your loved one is suspected or diagnosed with COVID-19.

We understand that connecting with family members is incredibly important to our residents. Family members are encouraged to connect with their loved ones through video chat, calling, texting or on social media.

Please contact Pinecrest Manor Activity Department, at 814-788-8492 to schedule a video chat.

COVID-19 (coronavirus) Resources

If you have traveled out of the USA, or to an area within the USA that is currently affected by COVID-19, or have been in close contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19, or have these symptoms: Fever, Cough, Trouble Breathing.

DO NOT VISIT THE NURSING HOME FACILITY

1. Call your Primary Care Physician
2. Utilize MyQCareNow for virtual visits with one of our providers. You may CLICK HERE, to go to MyQCareNow.


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