Visitation Changes

 Dear Family Member, Due to the increase in COVID-19 county positivity rates exceeding 10%, we must follow the guidance provided and restrict visitation to window visits and compassion/end-of-life visits at this time.  Once the positivity rate decreases to below 10% we will update you when "in facility" visitation will return.  Please contact the Activities department to schedule a visit.  We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.   Sincerely, Teronna Bosserman, NHA Lancashire Hall


 While conducting outbreak testing today, we have identified two positive resident test results on Baker Wing.  Last week, the facility informed you that there were two positive employee cases from Baker wing and they began outbreak testing.  They had completed the first round of outbreak testing and did not identify any new positive cases. However, while doing outbreak testing today, they identified two residents who tested positive. Both residents have been fully vaccinated.  The residents have been moved to the designated RED ZONE where they will remain in isolation until they are off transmission-based precautions.  Communal dining, indoor visits and group activities have been suspended for Baker, Rosemont, and Rehab.  As a reminder, Rehab back hall is designated as a Yellow Zone for new residents or those residents who are identified with potential exposure to COVID-19.  Rosemont has been designated YELLOW effective yesterday following the staff positive case that was communicated

August 11 2021

 We have had one staff member who worked on Rosemont test positive last evening.  The employee had no symptoms upon screening prior to work but later developed symptoms.  The employee was tested and sent home immediately.  Rosemont has now been designated as a "Yellow Zone".  All Rosemont residents are under transmission based precautions and isolated to the unit for the next 14 days.   All  facility staff and residents, regardless of vaccine status, will be tested in accordance with outbreak testing guidance.  Visitation will be suspended until completion of the first round of outbreak testing.  Results of the testing will determine if we will be able to continue with visits in other areas of the building.  Indoor visits for Rosemont are suspended until they achieve 14 days with not new positive test results. If there are no positive results in any other location, of the facility we will resume visits once the first round of testing is complete.  However, if there are positi

July 27, 2021

 We have completed the monthly testing of non-vaccinated employees this past week and there were no positive test results.  I'll be posting updates on a limited basis since there is not a lot of new information to report.   The visitation schedule has been reviewed and revised due to expressed concerns about rigid timeframes.  Teronna (the administrator) and the team got together over this past week to look at opportunities for flexibility while still allowing us to adhere to the COVID-19 Core Principles of Infection Prevention per CMS guidance.  Teronna and the team were completing calls to all family members Friday with the updates and changes.  Teronna has updated the visitation policy and a letter has been sent to families. I am attaching here for your reference, the last updated guidance from CMS regarding visitation.  QSO-20-39-NH REVISED (  Please review and feel free to reach out with any questions. While life is seemingly returning to "normal", there cont

June 26, 2021

The Lancaster County positivity rate this week is down to 0.8%.  We continue to do monthly testing of non-vaccinated staff.  There are no positive test results.  We continue to follow CDC, CMS and DOH guidance for infection prevention which includes screening of all individuals entering the facility, wearing required PPE, hand washing, wiping down surfaces and providing on-going education/reminders to staff and residents regularly. Have a nice weekend! Sharon Eyster, MA, ACBSW, CNHA, FACHCA Director of Operations

June 19, 2021

There continue to be no new positive employee or resident test results.  The Lancaster County positivity rate remains at 1.4% again for the second week in a row.  We continue to conduct screening for all persons entering the building.  If you have symptoms or do not feel well, we ask that you do not visit.  Many people have seasonal allergies.  Allergy symptoms are similar to COVID-19 and we cannot just take someone's word for it if they present with symptoms.  We will not permit anyone to visit that is exhibiting symptoms.  We are aware that there are new variants of the virus therefore, we will continue to take every precaution to protect our vulnerable residents.  We appreciate your patience, understanding, and cooperation.  I think we are all looking forward to the day when we can put this behind us! Have a great weekend! Sharon Eyster, MA, ACBSW, CNHA, FACHCA Director of Operations

June 12, 2021

 We are pleased to report that we continue to have no positive employee or resident test results.  The Lancaster County positivity rate is down to 1.4%.  We are doing monthly routine testing of non-vaccinated employees as well as new unvaccinated residents and those going out on LOA over night.  The rehab back and center hallways are designated as Yellow Zones for new unvaccinated residents admitted to the facility and others who present with potential signs or symptoms of COVID-19.  We are continuing with screening of all individuals who come to the facility as per continued requirements for surveillance purposes.  This will continue until we are directed otherwise by CDC, CMS, and/or PA DOH.  We continue to offer and encourage the vaccine for all residents and staff.   Have a nice weekend! Sharon Eyster, MA, ACBSW, CNHA, FACHCA Director of Operations