June 8, 2020 Dear Residents, Staff, and Family, As a follow up to the communications about the employee who has tested positive for COVID-19 we wanted to update each of you on several fronts. First the employee has been retested and the second test also came back positive. This is confirmation that the individual is truly positive for COVID-19. We need to use this as a reminder to remain vigilant on our effort to mitigate the spread. While on campus please continue to use masks, wash and sanitize your hands…

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URGENT MEMORANDUM DATE: June 5, 2020 TO: All Laurel View Village Community Members FROM: Timothy V. Mock, CEO RE: Positive Case of COVID-19 Dear Laurel View Village Community Members, As of today, June 5, one staff member has tested positive and is now quarantined at home. The individual with the positive test result is a member of our maintenance team.  We are currently following the “Criteria for Return to Work for Health Care Personnel with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19” guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).…

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June 3, 2020 Dear Residents, Families and Staff, With Somerset County going into the green phase this Friday, we have had many questions regarding visitation restrictions. We have received specific guidance from the PA Dept. of Health that our current restrictions must remain in place for at least four weeks beyond the county going green for our health care and personal care centers. Therefore, we will continue with virtual and window visits for those areas. Independent Living residents can now have visitors in their homes. We ask visitors to limit…

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Dear Residents and Families, As Somerset County moves to the yellow phase of reopening, many residents and families have been anxious to hear what that means for us at Laurel View Village. We are just as anxious and excited to get back to some normalcy and enjoy time with one another, however, we also have to err on the side of caution. In the attached image you will find the first phase we have developed in reopening our independent living areas. Our Personal Care and Health Care centers are regulated…

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May 8, 2020 Dear Residents, Families and Staff, As we continue to navigate COVID-19 we are faced with different challenges each day, but also continue to see our staff rise to the occasion. We are grateful to share as of today we continue to have no positive COVID-19 cases for residents or staff. We continue to take precautions to lessen the impact that COVID-19 could have on our community. Currently, we must continue to keep a number of infection control procedures in place such as, the screening checkpoint at our…

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Laurel View Village, a full-service Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), located in Davidsville, PA is excited to announce their new nursing home administrator, Rachel Wachter. Rachel Wachter, a native of Blair County comes to Laurel View Village from being the administrator for The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg and has worked in aging services for the past 12 years. Rachel earned a B.S in in Human Development and Family Studies/ Gerontology from Penn State University.  She transitioned into Hospice Services with Asera Care Hospice, Johnstown followed by working Guardianship and Protective…

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When selecting a senior living option for yourself or a family member, you’re faced with many choices. If they require assistance with everyday tasks, but their health is good enough that they don’t require around-the-clock medical care, you’re likely weighing your options between at-home care and a senior living community near Johnstown, PA. How do you know which is the best option for you or your loved one? Keep reading to learn the many benefits of choosing a senior living community over in-home care. Lower Costs Cost is often a…

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DATE: April 7, 2020 TO: Laurel View Village Community FROM: Timothy Mock, CEO RE: COVID-19 Testing In Our Community and Stay at Home Order Dear Laurel View Village Residents, Families, Staff and Community Members, As we reported on April 2, a resident of the health care center was transferred to Conemaugh hospital for symptoms unrelated to COVID-19. We have since learned this resident was tested for COVID-19 and the results are negative. At this time, we have no other pending tests for staff or residents. We continue to take precautions…

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With the recent COVID-19 pandemic situation we have had concerned community members ask how they can help our staff during this trying time. First, as we care for those most vulnerable in our community, we want to thank everyone for thinking of Laurel View Village. Your support and prayers mean so much to us in these uncertain times. We are so proud of our staff as they continue to step up to the challenges we are facing. As we are anticipating the need to support our staff more during this…

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DATE: April 3, 2020 TO: Laurel View Village Community FROM: Timothy Mock, CEO RE: COVID-19 Testing In Our Community – What It Means for You Dear Laurel View Village Residents, Families, Staff and Community Members, As the novel coronavirus situation in April continues to evolve, we must adapt and prepare for the reality that we may start having confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Laurel View Village’s campus.  On April 2, a resident of the health care center was transferred to Conemaugh hospital for symptoms unrelated to COVID-19. We have since…

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