United Hebrew of New Rochelle is open! The health and safety of our residents, families, and staff is our first and highest priority. We are happy to report that the majority of residents and staff across our entire campus have received the COVID-19 vaccine. Our rising vaccination rate ensure that we have greater protection against the virus. It’s also allowed us to bring our residents together with their family and friends for indoor and outdoor visits. We’re also offering in-person and virtual tours.
COVID-19 Updates for United Hebrew’s Skilled Nursing Facility
In accordance with CMS and CDC regulations, our information hotline, 914-355-3800, will be updated if there is one or more staff members or residents with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19. Follow our Facebook page for additional updates, photos, and news.
Visitation with your loved ones
If you would like to schedule an in-person visit with your loved one, please read this CDC information about COVID-19 and review our visitation plan policy and procedures first.
Please contact Carrie Deppong at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to schedule a virtual visit via FaceTime or Skype.
All staff are screened daily when they arrive at our facility. All unvaccinated staff are tested monthly per CMS regulations. If any staff member tests positive, he/she is placed on mandatory quarantine for 14 days and must test negative for COVID-19 prior to returning to work.
Because of health information privacy regulations, we cannot share information about staff members who test COVID-positive/asymptomatic. In addition, the New York State Department of Health advises against our taking the additional step of testing residents in contact with COVID-positive/asymptomatic staff, because we are already adhering to the following strict guidelines: Staff wear appropriate PPE; infection control protocols are in place; and each resident’s vital signs and symptoms of illness are monitored during every staff shift.
In accordance with Governor Cuomo’s May 11 executive order, we will no longer admit COVID-positive patients to our facility. Any patient admitted to United Hebrew must first test negatively for the virus.
We continue to test residents who present COVID-19 symptoms. If one of our residents tests positive for the virus, we immediately notify their family, then transfer the resident to our COVID Treatment and Recovery Unit. This unit is separate and apart from the rest of our facility, and the staff who work there do not travel anywhere else in our facility.
To date, 110 residents and patients have been safely discharged from the COVID Treatment and Recovery Unit back to their unit or to their homes in the community. We look forward to more positive outcomes!
Communication with families
Ensuring that our families are up-to-date with what is happening with their loved ones and in our facility is an important priority. We continue to share information via email, phone calls, our website, and social media channels. Through these communications, family members are able to stay in touch and informed.
Safety Measures in Place
Since the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak in this region, we have taken every step possible to keep everyone protected. We scrupulously have been following all guidelines recommended by the CDC and the Department of Health, as well as our own strict protocols. In addition, in accordance with state regulations, we have prepared a Pandemic Emergency Plan, posted here.
We remain diligent and focused on following a strict set of safety measures:
- We are fortunate to have plenty of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for our staff to wear. All of our staff wear face masks and we have made them available to residents who are able to wear them.
- Screening procedure for staff: All staff have their temperature checked daily, performed by a staff nurse who also checks for signs of illness. If staff show any symptoms, they are sent home to be quarantined.
- Our clinical leadership staff is performing frequent rounds to ensure resident needs are addressed quickly.
- We are following strict infection control and prevention guidelines, and performing staff training and audits throughout all departments to ensure competency and compliance.
- Our clinical team meets at least twice per day to review the latest CDC data and clinical findings so that we are well prepared should any of our residents become ill.
New York State Ombudsman Program
Because of the state directive to close our campus to visitors, all New York State (NYS) Certified Long Term Care Ombudsmen will provide “virtual” visiting by phone, email and other web-based technologies. The Ombudsman Program will continue to respond to and investigate complaints brought forth by resident or family members. Residents wishing to contact the state LTC Ombudsman may call the new helpline number: (914) 500-3406.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any additional questions at 914-632-2804.
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This page was updated July 2, 2021