News From Laurel View Village

COVID-19 Update

By Angela Rizzo | November 27, 2020

DATE: November 27, 2020 TO: All Laurel View Village Residents and Families FROM: Timothy V. Mock, CEO RE: COVID-19 Update (click here for printable version) We were notified on Wednesday, Nov. 26 that a resident of Personal Care was positive for COVID19. This was a new admission that had tested negative originally, the person was still in their 14-day quarantine and has been asymptomatic. This is the good news as there would not have been exposure to other residents and staff would have been in full PPE while providing care. When we were notified, we began the process of setting up a red zone in the health care center and the individual was transitioned over as soon as possible. We…

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COVID 19 Campus Wide Update

By Angela Rizzo | November 25, 2020

November 25, 2020 – As the situation with COVID19 continues to change by the hour, we wanted to communicate an overall update of where we currently are in regard to COVID19. Please click here for the full update. As always please do not hesitate to contact administration with questions (814) 288-2724.

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Independent Living Resident – Positive and Upcoming Thanksgiving Guidance

By Angela Rizzo | November 19, 2020

November 19, 2020 Dear Independent Living Residents and Families, Today, a case of COVID-19, has been diagnosed in a Townhome resident of our community. The resident is in quarantine at home.  We have notified those that were considered exposed and are following procedures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. We are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation. We cannot stress enough wear a mask, wash your hands, stay socially distanced and only go out, as necessary. Further several residents and families from Independent Living have reached out to us asking for guidance with the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday…

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COVID19 -Update

By Angela Rizzo | November 16, 2020

URGENT MEMORANDUM DATE: November 16, 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, November 16, 2020, one staff member has tested positive and is now quarantined at home. The individual with the positive test result is a member of our health care center nursing 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). This positive test result will prompt additional testing of residents and employees. We have begun to test all Health Care residents and all Laurel View Village…

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Virtual Basket Party

By Angela Rizzo | November 7, 2020

Below are the winning tickets for the virtual basket party. Thank you to everyone for your support! Winners can pick up baskets today until 4 p.m., Sunday Nov. 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Monday through Friday next week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., pick up at Cambridge Place. If you have any questions please contact Barbara Cotchen, Development Associate at (814) 288-2724. Basket Party Winning Ticket Numbers Regular price WHITE ticket stubs Basket 1 0969096 Basket 2 0969356 Basket 3 0969238 Basket 4 0969442 Basket 5 0969219 Basket 6 0969445 Basket 7 0969245 Basket 8 0969225 Basket 9 0969454 Basket 10 0969461 Basket 11 0969281 Basket 12 0969281 Basket 13 0969257 Basket 14 0969257 Basket 15…

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Update on Mandated COVID-19 Testing

By Angela Rizzo | August 30, 2020

August 28, 2020 – We have received guidance from the state for ongoing testing. At this time with Somerset County counts being low we are required to test staff along with Personal Care and Health Care residents one time per month. This will begin in September.  All new admissions and hospital returns will continue to be required to have a COVID test prior to return, and remain in the isolation area for 14 days. However, should Somerset county cases increase additional testing will be required. Saturday, August 29, both the Personal Care and Health Care centers will officially be in step three, please refer to our website or packets previously mailed out for the guidance on what this means.  At…

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Update on Reopening as of August 14, 2020

By Angela Rizzo | August 14, 2020

Dear Laurel View Village Community: We continue to move forward in opening things back up and wanted to communicate where we currently are in that process. We are grateful to say both Health Care and Personal Care are moving forward in their three steps of reopening. To learn where each area of campus is in the process click the link below to open the letter. Campus wide update as of 8.14.2020 Reminder to all residents, families and staff – remember while you are out in the greater community or even in community areas on campus, please continue to remember the three W’s – Wear a face mask, Watch your distance, and Wash your hands. If you have questions regarding any…

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Update of the Reopening plan for Laurel View’s Personal Care Center

By April Coval | August 4, 2020

Dear residents and families of the Personal Care Center, Our facility has strived to make contact between residents and their loved ones a main priority during the Coronavirus pandemic.  This  is announcing the protocol regarding visitation during Step 2 and Step 3 of the re-opening process structured by the Governor, Department of Health and Department of Human Services. Please click the link below to access the entire reopening plan.  This plan has been updated on August 4, 2020. RE_OPENING PLAN FOR PERSONAL CARE CENTER 

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Re-opening Plan for Personal Care Center

By April Coval | July 17, 2020

Dear residents and families of the Personal Care Center, Our facility has strived to make contact between residents and their loved ones a main priority during the Coronavirus pandemic.  This  is announcing the protocol regarding visitation during Step 2 and Step 3 of the re-opening process structured by the Governor, Department of Health and Department of Human Services. Please click the link below to access the entire reopening plan. RE_OPENING PLAN FOR PERSONAL CARE CENTER 

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Common Misconceptions about Assisted Living

By Brian Goodman | July 12, 2020

Every day, families all over the country face a difficult choice: Whether they should move a parent or elderly relative to an assisted living facility. It’s not a decision to take lightly. There are a lot of factors to consider and a lot of senior communities that offer personal care in Johnstown, PA. But before families can make an informed decision on the best possible living situation for their loved one, it’s important to have the facts. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of misinformation, myths, and misconceptions regarding assisted living. Caregivers of elderly relatives might refrain from choosing a highly rated assisted living facility solely based on false information. That’s why the personal care experts at Laurel View Village wanted to…

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