News From Laurel View Village

COVID19 Update as of 1.20.22

By Angela Rizzo | January 20, 2022

January 18, 2022 Dear Residents and Families, We continue to monitor staff and residents for COVID-19. On January 17, we tested all Health Care and Personal Care residents. All Health Care residents were negative, while we identified 2 positive Personal Care residents. On January 19, we again tested all Personal Care residents and have identified 2 positive Reflections residents.  Personal Care residents will be tested January 24 and 31, as a part of outbreak precautions. Due to a possible exposure in the Arbor, we will be testing all Arbor residents on Friday, January 21. We are testing employees at least weekly, based on guidance, and continue to identify positive staff from around campus. Currently 10 employees are positive and quarantining,…

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Laurel View Village Celebrates Activities Professional Week

By Angela Rizzo | January 19, 2022

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Angela Rizzo, Director of Independent Living & Community Relations, Laurel View Village (814) 205-6289; Nicole Deneen, Life Enrichment Team Lead Laurel View Village (814) 288-2724;   Laurel View Village Celebrates Activities Professional Week For Immediate Release – January 19, 2022 – Laurel View Village, a full-service Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) or also known as a Life Plan Community, celebrates Activities Professionals Week from Jan. 23 to 29. The Life Enrichment Department, activity professionals, is the heart of Laurel View Village, and our team has taken pride in planning and providing structured activities and events that cover the six dimensions of wellness: social, emotional, spiritual, environmental, intellectual, physical, and occupational. Life Enrichment Assistants are responsible…

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COVID19 Update as of Jan. 10, 2022

By Angela Rizzo | January 10, 2022

January 10, 2022 Dear Residents and Families, This weekend we identified six employees who are positive with COVID-19. Today through continued outbreak testing we identified one positive Health Care resident. Health Care has opened a red zone to appropriately isolate the positive resident. All other Personal Care and Health Care residents have tested negative. Visitation is open to all residents. Please be aware of the risk of acquiring an infection when visiting a resident who has been exposed or is positive for COVID-19. We are requiring all visitors to Health Care and Personal Care to social distance from other residents and staff and to wear N95’s. The N95’s are available at the entrance to the care areas. Face shields are…

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COVID19 Update as of 1.3.2022

By Angela Rizzo | January 3, 2022

January 3, 2022 Dear Residents, Families and Employees, Over the past few days, we have identified six positive staff members across campus and one positive resident in Personal Care. Due to these positive cases, residents are asked to wear mask in the care areas and encouraged to wear masks in common areas of Independent Living. Visitors across campus are still permitted – masks and social distancing are required by all visitors. We are asking residents to stay in their designated areas as much as possible but cannot limit visits to care areas. In addition, due to these positive cases and the high transmission in the Somerset County area, we reserve the right to ask a resident to quarantine if put…

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COVID19 Update as of 11.15.21

By Angela Rizzo | November 16, 2021

November 15, 2021 Dear Residents and Families, We have received new guidance on allowing visitation during outbreaks. We are now required to open for visitations at all times. We are required to enforce some precautions during visitation but can not limit the visits. We are glad to have received this new guidance as we know that our residents need to have in-person visits with their loved ones. We are required to inform visitors about any cases that we have ongoing in the building and what precautions need to be taken when visiting. Please read below for this information in each care area. Personal Care: Visitation is open to all residents of the Personal Care Center and Reflections. We have identified…

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COVID19 Update as of 11.11.21

By Angela Rizzo | November 11, 2021

November 11, 2021 Dear Residents and Families, We continue to follow outbreak precautions for our Personal Care center. Staff and residents have been tested again this week based on guidance. We have identified no new cases. Based on guidance from the Department of Health, we must show no new cases for two consecutive weeks before reopening for indoor in-person visitation. Resident testing will be held on Monday and staff testing on Tuesday next week, which will hopefully demonstrate that we can end outbreak precautions. Your patience in this matter is invaluable. We desire to reopen to visitation for the benefit of our residents and will do so as soon as possible. Please continue to schedule window and virtual visits with…

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COVID19 Update as of 11.4.2021

By Angela Rizzo | November 4, 2021

November 3, 2021 Dear Residents and Families, We continue to follow outbreak precautions for our Personal Care center. Staff and residents have been tested based on guidance. This week we have identified 3 more positive residents in the Personal Care center. This brings the total for the current outbreak, to five residents with active infections and one who has recovered. No new employees have been identified as positive this week. For this outbreak only one employee has been identified as positive and is now recovered. We will continue to test weekly, with our next outbreak testing date being Monday, November 8 for residents and Tuesday, November 9 for employees. If all these tests would come back negative, we will be…

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COVID-19 Update regarding Personal Care

By Angela Rizzo | October 25, 2021

Attention Personal Care Residents, families and staff – We have identified 2 new positive resident cases of COVID 19 today with our outbreak testing.  The Personal Care Center will remain closed to indoor visitation until further notice. Window visitation, virtual and outdoor visitation will be available.  The residents and staff will be tested once a week for the next 2 weeks.  If no further positive testing is identified we will update Department of Health and follow guidance to open up to visitation.  The COVID booster clinic will still be held on Wednesday 10/27/21. Thank you for your patience during this challenging time.

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COVID19 Update as of 10.22.21

By Angela Rizzo | October 25, 2021

October 22, 2021 Dear Residents and Families, We announced earlier this week that 1 Personal Care resident had tested positive for COVID-19. We have since tested all staff and Personal Care residents. All other residents have tested negative. We have identified one positive staff person. We have taken all proper precautions and will continue protocols and testing to contain the spread of the virus. We must keep Personal Care as a yellow zone, closed to visitors and staff using additional PPE, as we continue testing. We understand the need for our residents to have visitors and we will reopen Personal Care as soon as we possibly can. As the spread in our area continues to be significant, we are continuing…

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COVID Update as of 10.17.21

By Angela Rizzo | October 17, 2021

10.17.21 PERSONAL CARE Families and Residents, We have identified One positive Personal Care Resident. Until further notice all visitation to our Personal Care Center is restricted. All residents and staff will be tested per Department of Health Guidance. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we ensure the safety of all of our residents and employees.

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