News From Laurel View Village

URGENT MEMORANDUM

By April Coval | April 3, 2020

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 learned this resident was tested for COVID19, results are pending. As a preventive measure, we have already begun an isolation plan to be implemented when this resident returns from the…

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Good News In these Difficult Times

By April Coval | March 25, 2020

We can’t thank all our staff enough for what they do on a daily basis – you are truly amazing! Below is a letter to the editor of The Daily American that was published on March 25, 2020 LETTER TO THE EDITOR As we go through life, we come across people, organizations and businesses that impact our lives.  We can look back and weigh the good and the bad, and know which were the ones that had the most positive impact on us.  For all of us, Laurel View Village in Davidsville would have to be right at the top. Our mother, Alice Powell Wirick, had been sick and when she was released from the hospital, she was going to…

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Further Restrictions are Necessary

By Angela McKool | March 20, 2020

Dear Residents, Staff, Families & Friends of Laurel View Village, Further restrictions are necessary based upon updated guidance from PA Department of Health (DOH) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC). At this time we need everyone to take the current situation very seriously for the health and wellness of ALL the residents and staff of Laurel View Village. We strongly discourage travel OFF campus or visitors coming to our campus until further notice. We are adapting services and evaluating ways to continue to support and serve your needs here on campus as this situation continues to evolve.  Below are new restrictions as of today for the entire campus (Health & Personal Care, and Independent Living): The two salon locations on…

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New Restrictions and Guidelines in place at Laurel View Village

By April Coval | March 20, 2020

March 20, 2020 Dear Residents, Staff, Families & Friends of Laurel View Village, Further restrictions are necessary based upon updated guidance from PA Department of Health (DOH) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC). At this time we need everyone to take the current situation very seriously for the health and wellness of ALL the residents and staff of Laurel View Village. We strongly discourage travel OFF campus or visitors coming to our campus until further notice. We are adapting services and evaluating ways to continue to support and serve your needs here on campus as this situation continues to evolve.  Below are new restrictions as of today for the entire campus (Health & Personal Care, and Independent Living): The two…

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New Guidelines for Independent Living Residents Of Laurel View Village

By April Coval | March 18, 2020

March 17, 2020 Dear Independent Living Residents and Families & Friends, We will continue to communicate with residents on campus via written letters and we are making every effort to keep families off campus up to date, however, this is a very fluid situation and changes sometimes hour by hour. With that said, to make sure you are getting the information as quickly as possible, but also keeping your extended family or friends off campus up to date we have initiated the following methods of communication: The website will be updated as under the news tab. Also soon as you visit, laurelviewvillage.com a Coronavirus pop up will appear. You can click that pop-up to get the latest information. We have…

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Restrictions Effective Immediately at Laurel View Village

By April Coval | March 14, 2020

March 14, 2020 Dear Residents, Family Members, Employees, Friends of Laurel View Village: As you may have heard in the news, President Trump has declared a national emergency as a result COVID-19. This development triggers heightened infection control practices and protocols as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Please know that maintaining the health, wellness, and safety of your loved one is our number one priority. Effective immediately, Laurel View Village will restrict visitation on our campus as required by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Based on federal guidance, no visitor will be permitted into our community except for certain compassionate care situations, such as an end-of-life situation. Please know that the news about the…

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Updated Safety Measures in place at Laurel View Village

By April Coval | March 12, 2020

To:  All Laurel View Village Residents, Families, Visitors, Employees, Contracted Employees, and Volunteers From: Laurel View Village Re: Coronavirus Update March 12, 2020 Additional safety measures being put in place effective today to limit the spread of flu and prevent COVID19. We understand that these changes may cause disruption to your daily life. Please know that these decisions are being made for the health and safety of all Laurel View Village residents and employees. Laurel View Village team and infection control committee will continue to monitor and follow directions from the Center of Disease Control (CDC), the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and other Federal and State agencies that guide our work. Based on their new recommendations, we…

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Action steps shared with Laurel View Village residents, families, and staff.

By April Coval | March 11, 2020

Laurel View Village is  communicating again some of the action steps we are taking as an organization. We continue to monitor the situation with COVID-19 and are working to prevent and/or contain the spread of virus outbreaks, just like we normally do with the flu. We all need to take some extra precautions and double down on prevention efforts such as hand washing.  As a health care facility, we take infection control very seriously daily and already have many protocols in place to reduce the spread of illness. However, we are educating and reminding staff, ordering extra supplies and highly encouraging families and friends to limit visitation to campus, especially if the visitor has traveled out of the area or…

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Proactive actions are being taken at Laurel View Village.

By April Coval | March 4, 2020

Laurel View Village management has been following the development of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our infection control practices follow CDC guidelines (centers for disease control and prevention). The general strategies that the CDC recommends as prevention of the spread of the COVID-19 in long term care facilities are the same strategies we use every day to detect and prevent the spread of other respiratory viruses like the flu. Please seek medical evaluation prior to visiting our campus or avoid visiting until the spread of the virus has been controlled if you, your family, or visitors have traveled from outside of the United States, specifically to the following countries: China Iran Italy Japan South Korea In order to prevent the introduction of…

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Dine, Dance & Donate will bring you back to The Roaring 20’s

By April Coval | March 3, 2020

EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, for the latest restrictions . (March 11, 2020) The Dine, Donate & Dance pledge dinner will be sponsored by Allegheny Christian Services Corporation (ACSC), the fundraising arm of Laurel View Village and will take place March 19, 2020 at Fresh Harvest banquet hall at 6:00 P.M. This years theme is “The Roaring 20’s” The event is specifically designed to raise funds for The Caring Fund, a restricted endowment, whose sole purpose is to assist residents whose financial resources are insufficient to cover the cost of their care here at Laurel View Village. As a non-profit, faith-based community we are proud to be able to say Laurel View Village has never turned away a resident in…

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