Coronavirus (COVID-19)

April 1, 2021

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.

Vaccines:

We are proud to report that nearly 100% of our residents have been vaccinated, as well as over 80% of our team members. We couldn’t have made it this far without the dedication and commitment of each of you, and for that we thank you so very much!

Visitation and Screening:

The guidelines below have been implemented in order to keep our residents and employees safe and have been updated effective Monday, March 8:

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

Please see the below updated visitor guidelines:

    • Visitors do not need to be pre-scheduled, but must continue to check in at the nurse’s station and sign in.
    • Visitation hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., 7 days a week.
    • All visitors should self-screen prior to planning a visit and are required to practice safe social distancing, hand hygiene and wear a face mask.

Independent Living

Please see the below updated visitor guidelines:

    • Family and friends may visit residents, but in their home only.
    • Common space visits are currently restricted, including the Schultz Community Center.
    • All visitors should self-screen prior to planning a visit and are required to practice safe social distancing, hand hygiene and wear a face mask.

Screening

Anyone needing to enter through lobby entrances must answer screening questions and meet the requirements for visitation posted at all lobby entrances, according to CDC guidelines.

Dining

Please see below for updates:

  • The Garden Café will operate daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner starting on Thursday, April 1. Seating is limited and only open to residents.
  • The main dining room will be open for dinner and requires reservations.

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.

Indoor classes are returning effective Monday, March 15. Pre-registration for classes will be required. Social distancing and mask wearing will be mandatory for all classes.

In addition, MRA Committees and activity programs will also be reopening the week of March 15.

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.

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