Coronavirus (COVID-19)

October 23, 2020

At Meadowood, the health and safety of those who live and work on campus is our highest priority.

Meadowood team members are working closely with local, state, and federal officials to stay up-to-date about the outbreak to ensure we are taking the necessary precautions to protect our residents and staff and are following guidelines set forth by the CDC and Pennsylvania Department of Health. Meadowood continues to review and update policies and procedures for preventive purposes and is providing safe operations during this public health concern.

Visitation and Screening:

The guidelines below have been implemented in order to keep our residents and employees safe.

Health Center (Skilled Nursing, Personal Care, and Memory Care)

Visitation to the Health Center is currently suspended. To arrange a compassionate care visit, please contact nursing administration or social services.

Independent Living

Please see the below updated visitor guidelines:

    • Visitors are free to visit from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with no prior appointment.
    • We are recommending that visits should be limited to a maximum of 2 hours.
    • Maximum of three visitors per resident at one time.
    • Children are permitted to visit when accompanied by an adult, within the number of allowable visitors.
    • Visitors will need to go through Security checkpoint and screening.
    • Visits can take place in driveways, yards, patios and courtyards.
    • Visitors and residents must always be socially distanced during visit.
    • Visitors (including children over 2 years of age) and residents are to wear masks throughout the visit.
    • Visitor should not be entering resident homes during visit.
    • Visitors are not to enter the Schultz Community Center, use the amenities such as the pool or gym, and are not able to join in special events or dining services.

Screening

Employees and essential visitors are being screened, according to CDC guidelines.

Resident wellness and engagement:

Meadowood remains steadfast in honoring all dimensions of wellness to residents even through the most challenging circumstances. We are committed to keep every resident in the community engaged by meeting their individual wellness needs through a variety of physical, emotional, spiritual, vocational, social and intellectual programming options.

We are looking at safety restrictions as an opportunity to rise up. We are collaborating with multiple departments, and focused on keeping our community healthy, connected, and well.

Below are some of the innovative programming that we are offering:

  • Wellness Walks around the community.
  • Safe, scheduled swim sessions.
  • Health Center residents maintain social distance outside their room doors and participate in hallway exercise programs focusing on movement, music and fun.
  • An outside workout in a different courtyard each day that focuses on cardiovascular health, strength training, balance and stretches for physical health.
  • Meditation in the Wellness Garden each morning.
  • Motivational messages from the our chaplain.
  • Fitness classes have been posted on the MRA (Meadowood Resident Association) website and live streamed on our closed-circuit television channel.
  • Outdoor wellness classes (conductorcize, sit and fit, strength and stretch) and wellness walks in the garden.
  • Virtual classes through Microsoft teams and a phone conference line for programs such as; Brain Health, Trivia, Karaoke/Sing a longs, Wellness chats, and Journaling classes to provide intellectual stimulation.
  • Virtual personal training and wellness coaching.
  • Weekly game show streamed on the channel with resident participation.

Resident Care Services:

This department provides health services for all in residential living. They respond to all sick, urgent, and emergency calls, as well as run wellness services and coordinate primary and specialty physician services. In addition to all of our routine services, we have instituted some additional care which includes:

  • Regular check-ins by phone to those who are most vulnerable due to age, and underlying health conditions.
  • Education on good infection control procedures for residents.
  • Working collaboratively with Social Worker on completing assessments for those who are experiencing increased feelings of anxiety or isolation.
  • Screening and follow up form is required for all residents returning back to their homes after out-of-state travel.

Our team continues to be proactive, monitoring new developments and updating policies. We are ready to take prompt and effective action as needed. We are asking residents, families and team members to be diligent with prevention to keep members of our community safe.

Thank you for your cooperation.

-Paul Nordeman

President & CEO