News From Laurel View Village

Campus Wide Update as of 5.7.2021 – Important Health Care Update

By Angela Rizzo | May 7, 2021

May 7, 2021 Dear Residents and Families, As you may already know, we have identified one positive Health Care Dining staff member through routine testing. The staff member is self-isolating, and it is not believed that the individual caused any other direct exposures on our campus. Nevertheless, our guidance defines this as an outbreak, and this requires us to stop all routine in-person visitation to the Health Care Center. We must test all Health Care residents and all staff and record 14 days with no new cases before we can once again reopen to routine visits. Based on this guidance, the earliest we will be able to allow Health Care in person visitation will be May 20, assuming no new…

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Campus Wide Update as of April 21, 2021

By Angela Rizzo | April 21, 2021

April 21, 2021 Dear Residents and Families, It has been wonderful having everyone here to visit as we have been allowed. It really feels like we have taken a big step towards getting back to “normal”. And yet cases are on the rise and we need to continue to protect everyone as much as we can. This week we learned that one employee who mainly works in Independent Living is positive and several other employees from around the campus have been exposed. All employees are self-isolating as appropriate for their situation. The only known exposure situations that have happened on our campus involved people who have been vaccinated and were masked during the encounters. We are thankful that our precautions…

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Campus Wide Update as of April 2, 2021

By Angela Rizzo | April 2, 2021

April 1, 2021 Dear Residents and Families, I hope this letter finds you well. We are extremely pleased to have welcomed back visitors to our Health Care and Personal Care Centers and more fully in our Independent Living areas. We know that it greatly benefits the well-being of our residents, families, and staff, to again be able to spend time with one another. While being open to visitors, Covid still remains a threat. Covid cases in the surrounding area are climbing from their low in mid-March and as such we continue to urge all visitors to use precautions. Ways that you can help keep your loved ones safe during your visit: Do not visit if you are having any symptoms…

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Visitation Update as of March 15, 2021

By Angela Rizzo | March 15, 2021

March 11, 2021 Dear Families, Loved Ones, and Initial Contacts of the Health and Personal Care Centers: We are thrilled to announce that the most recent CMS guidance has allowed our Health and Personal Care Centers to expand indoor visitation. Visitors are no longer required to book visits ahead of time, are not restricted to designated times and dates, and are not restricted to specific areas. However, the memory care units, skilled nursing center and Personal Care Center must continue to be handled with great care to ensure that every resident, regardless of diagnosis and ability, is safe from communicable diseases. When visiting a resident, please stay in the resident’s room or move to a private space away from other…

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Campus Wide COVID19 Update as of March 5, 2021

By Angela Rizzo | March 5, 2021

  March 5, 2021 Dear Laurel View Village Residents and Families, I am pleased to say that we have another week with very little COVID news to report. We have identified no new cases on our campus. We have been informed of one employee who has been infected off campus. The employee was not on our campus during their infectious period, which has allowed us to stay on track in our reopening plans for dining, visitation, and other activities. This is a good reminder that it is still important to practice proper infection control. We have confirmed the Giant Eagle clinic for Monday March 8 and have notified the residents who are scheduled to receive their vaccine. Thompson’s Pharmacy will…

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Campus Wide Update Regarding COVID19 as of February 26, 2021

By Angela Rizzo | February 26, 2021

February 25, 2021 Dear Laurel View Village Residents and Families, We continue to monitor staff and residents for signs and symptoms of COVID, and thankfully we have no infections of residents or staff currently. We are scheduled to test staff monthly, sooner if symptoms or new infections are identified. Health Care and Personal Care have been able to loosen restrictions and consider most residents negative and unexposed to COVID. As such we have been able to stop wearing gowns for routine resident interactions. New residents admitted to Health Care, Personal Care or Independent Living still must quarantine for 14 days to rule out infections and limit spread. The Health Care and Personal Care Centers have progressed in their reopening phases.…

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Personal Care Updated Reopening Plan as of February 24, 2021

By Angela Rizzo | February 24, 2021

February 24, 2021 – In accordance with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Service’s Interim Guidance Personal Care Homes during COVID-19, we are required to post our Implementation Plan for Reopening. Please click here for the attached document with all the details for reopening for our Personal Care Center. Laurel View Village thanks you for your patience and understanding and doing your part to keep our residents safe and healthy. We know his has been extremely difficult for our residents and their loved ones, so please know that our hearts go out to you. We will continue to provide you with updates with as much information as we can on our efforts to combat COVID-19. On behalf of the entire Laurel…

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Campus Wide Update 2.19.21

By Angela Rizzo | February 24, 2021

February 19, 2021 Dear Laurel View Village Residents and Families, With thankfulness we can report that in the past week we have tested appropriate residents and staff and have had no positive results from tests completed between Wednesday the 10th and Saturday the 13th. Test performed this week have been delayed in arriving at the California-based testing center due to the storms that have been plaguing the nation. We are required to test all employees next week and then we can begin testing on a monthly rotation. We will continue monitoring staff and residents for symptoms multiple times per day and will test as symptoms arise. New residents also have a testing and quarantine protocol to ensure they are not…

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COVID19 Campus Update and Test Results as of Feb. 12, 2021

By Angela Rizzo | February 16, 2021

February 12, 2021 Dear Laurel View Village Residents and Families, Please see the attached test results for the complete statistics from this past week. We are pleased that we have continued with no new resident COVID cases. Only one new case has been identified in employees in the last week. We continue to be vigilant with infection control procedures for the safety of staff and residents. Independent Living (IL): Currently we have no known infections. Please continue to use caution when interacting and in public areas to reduce the risk of infection. Dining is scheduled to reopen March 1, and we will continue to assess the situation and announce changes in other restrictions as appropriate. Personal Care and Reflections: No…

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Updated Implementation Plan for Reopening

By Angela Rizzo | February 5, 2021

February 5, 2021 – In accordance with the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s and Department of Human Service’s Interim Guidance for skilled nursing facilities and Personal Care Homes during COVID-19, we are required to post our Implementation Plan for Reopening. Please click here for the attached document with all the details for reopening for our health care center. Please click here for the attached document with all the details for reopening for our Personal Care Center. Laurel View Village thanks you for your patience and understanding and doing your part to keep our residents safe and healthy. We know his has been extremely difficult for our residents and their loved ones, so please know that our hearts go out to you.…

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