Wesbury COVID-19 / Coronavirus Information

COVID19 and Visitation Information: Updated March 11, 2022

The Administration and staff at Wesbury would like to thank you for the trust you have placed in us to provide care for your loved one. We feel that family visitation is very important. Your patience as we navigate the continually evolving requirements to provide various forms of visitation is greatly appreciated.

Communication regarding our current COVID19 cases and visitation policies is provided as follow:

  • Website details are kept current.
  • If you have any questions about communication please call 814-332-9009 for the Marketing/Communications Department.

Visitation is permitted at all times at Grace Rehabilitation and Health Center, Memory Support Center, and Cribbs Residential Center. There are no set visitation hours or limitations to the frequency, length of a visit, or the number of visitors permitted throughout the day. Wesbury strongly believes in the additional protection the vaccination provides, and encourages all visitors to get, be, or consider vaccination.

To help prevent spread to residents and staff, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid highly recommend that visitors take a Covid19 test 1-3 days prior to visiting. Those who visit daily should consider testing every 2-3 days. Tests may be obtained from a local pharmacy or Walmart. Supply availability of tests can vary from store to store. It’s a good idea to call the and see who has tests available before setting out to buy one. Visitors are not required to show proof of a negative Covid19 test. 

All visitors must enter via the Grace Rehabilitation and Health Center Lobby, Cribbs Residential Center Reception Area, or at the Memory Support Center Lobby for screening. There is an electronic screening kiosk with instructions in each lobby. Visitors should also check out at the kiosk when leaving.

The following guidelines are now in place.

Grace visitation details:

  • All visitors must wear a surgical mask for source control at all times. This will be provided for them at the switchboard.
  • Visitors are permitted to visit for any length of time during visitation hours.
  • Visitors may visit more than once per day if desired.
  • Visitors may bring food and beverages into the facility for the resident. However, the visitor may NOT dine with the resident as this would require removal of visitor’s mask.
  • Visitation should occur ONLY in the resident room or an outdoor area. Visitation should NOT occur in common areas around other residents.
  • In room visitation remains two visitors at any one time, but visitors may rotate as desired during normal visitation hours.
  • If a resident is on transmission based precautions, the visitor must wear full PPE that includes a gown, gloves, N-95 mask and face shield. When additional personal protective equipment (PPE) is required, Wesbury will make it available.
  • If a resident is dependent for dining, and a family member wishes to feed the resident at meal time (which is outside of normal visitation times) special permission may be granted to do so for the benefit of the resident.
  • Pets may visit if properly registered with Grace Switchboard according to Wesbury’s Pet Visitation Policy. They must be on a leash.
  • Phone 814-332-9000 with any further questions.

Cribbs Visitation details:

  • Visitors may enter the Cribbs building through the front or rear entrance but must be screened at the Cribbs Reception Area or the Grace Lobby before the visit begins.
  • If the front entrance of Cribbs is locked at the time of arrival or if no one is at the reception desk to provide screening, then go to the front desk at Grace for screening before the visit at Cribbs takes place.
  • All visitors must wear a surgical mask for source control at all times. This will be provided at screening.
  • Visitors may bring food, beverages and any item to residents, but may not dine with them due current requirements.
  • Pets may visit if properly registered with Cribbs Administration according to Wesbury’s Pet Visitation Policy.
  • Phone 814-332-9294 with any further questions.

Visitation at Wesbury at Home Care Cottages is open. Appointments are required. Wesbury at Home Care Cottages offer Skype, FaceTime, and indoor visits. Visits may be scheduled  by calling 814-332-9186.

 


The Wesbury Response to COVID-19

Providing a safe and healthy environment for residents and staff is our greatest concern. Wesbury Administration is following guidance and direction from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), PA Department of Human Services (DHS), and PA Department of Health (DOH), which continues to evolve.

Through this difficult time, our staff has shown extraordinary compassion and dedication to ensure the well-being of Wesbury residents. The outpouring of support and prayers from the resident families and the community has been incredible, and we are deeply grateful.

As we learn of a positive COVID-19 case, we are implementing procedures designed to mitigate the spread of the virus. They include:

  • Public health officials are notified as required, and all procedures recommended by the CDC and Department of Health are implemented.
  • Positive Residents are isolated.
  • Doors to the entrance of affected neighborhoods are closed to restrict the area and are put on the proper precautions following a Green/Yellow/Red precautionary zone plan. No unauthorized staff or residents are permitted to enter an affected neighborhood.
  • Staff members providing care for COVID-19 residents or working in a precautionary zone are utilizing personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure the virus is not spread to other residents or staff.
  • Staff assigned to care for persons with COVID-19 have a designated entrance and exit to eliminate contact with other staff and residents.
  • We have a designated internal COVID-19 response team that meets daily. Additionally, we collaborate with community leaders to review our pandemic plan and make adjustments where necessary.
  • Ongoing testing will continue as required.
  • It is Wesbury’s desire to be transparent with our need to protect the privacy of the residents we serve. In order to respect privacy, we are unable to release more detailed information.
  • CDC, CMS and Department of health guidelines regarding quarantine and return to work protocols are followed for Covid positive staff. Quarantine requirements vary depending on staffing levels.

Wesbury COVID-19 Positive Information: Date of last new update: May 19, 2022

The data on this page is monitored daily and updated when new information comes available. The date reflects the most current data. New Wesbury Resident and New Individuals Admitted with Covid are included in the Total Active Resident Cases.

Grace Rehabilitation and Health Center

 

Cribbs Residential Center

 

New Wesbury Resident Cases 0
 New Individuals Admitted w/ Covid0Does not occur
 New Staff Cases** 00
Active/ Admitted Resident Cases (Covid Unit)10  0**
Cumulative Resident & Admitted Cases20*19*( Start date 5/3/22)
Active Staff Cases35
Cumulative Staff Cases *4* (Start date 5/4/22)5*

* Cumulative cases are counted with the start date of a new outbreak and until the facility has gone at least 14 days with no new cases.

** All resident active Covid cases are moved to the COVID UNT  at Grace.

 


Wesbury News and Information

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+Current Regulatory Guidelines, Restrictions, and Limitations in Effect

The Wesbury leadership team and emergency preparedness team continue to monitor guidance from regulatory authorities on the potential spread of COVID-19 and prepare for the potential of cases in our county and facility.

  • Appointments are not required for visitation at Grace or Memory Support or Cribbs.
  • Appointments are required at a Care Cottage, call 814-332-9055.
  • When closed, only those specific individuals listed for end of life and compassionate care are permitted visitation. If you have any questions, phone 814-332-9000.
  • Approved visitors are screened and are provided with the appropriate protective equipment.
  • When visiting, the entrances that may be utilized are the Lobbys at Grace Rehabilitation and Health Center front, Memory Support Center and Cribbs Residential Center.
  • All who enter the Wesbury campus are asked to wear a mask upon entry.
  • Staff is screened before starting their shift.
  • Resident windows are not to be approached due to visitor safety and patient privacy.
  • Resident Laundry may only be laundered by Wesbury.
  • The Life Enrichment/Activities teams are providing ways to stay active while adhering to social distancing and all other guidelines.
  • Pre-scheduled tours of Grace, Cribbs, Thoburn Village, Care Cottages and Vernon Square are permitted. To schedule a tour call 814-332-9009 and the Marketing Department will direct your call.
+Wesbury Vaccine Information

Vaccine Information

We are pleased that we were are able to offer the COVID-19 Vaccine to all residents and staff through multiple clinics that started on December 28th, 2020. We are grateful for the many residents and staff who chose to take this step in protecting our community.

The vaccine requires 2 doses administered 3 weeks apart. It is estimated to take about 2 months for the vaccine to take effect and for the vaccinated individual to be immunized. It has not been confirmed  as to how long the vaccine remains effective. It is also undetermined if the vaccine will prevent the vaccinated person from contracting the virus and spreading it. It is only known at this time to prevent or minimize symptoms.

We understand that some may be concerned about the safety of the new vaccines, as they have been developed and tested far more quickly than those in the past. The CDC has advised that the safety of the vaccine has been extensively reviewed by numerous agencies and will continue to be monitored once administration occurs.

When dropping off items:

  • Families may drop off items for residents of Cribbs and Grace any day of the week during Grace Lobby hours which are 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. They may also take items to the resident directly when visiting. Lobby deliveries may be unattended for a period of time at the drop location. If there is an item of value, families should call the switchboard and make special arrangements at 814-332-9000.
  • When dropping off items, individuals making deliveries must be masked. Come into the Grace Lobby entrance and take the items directly to the counter to the right of the entrance. Dropped off items must be labeled, if they are not, there are labels and pens available at the counter.
  • Staff will see that items are delivered.

To stay informed, continually monitor our website.

Automated communication: In the event that we have an important announcement, illness, or emergency, we will use an automated system to send out a timely and consistent phone message to the responsible party and first emergency contact. Texts will be from an 800 number, and calls will come from 814-332-9015. If you have any questions, please call 814-332-9009.


We kindly ask for your continued patience and understanding. We will make every effort to make updates as changes occur. If you have any  questions, please contact Administrators Larry Marsteller at 814-332-9520 or Sheila Bundy at 814-332-9142.

Thank you for your dedication to the safety of our community!


Previous Communications

December 4 – Resident Christmas Drop-Off Information

November 24 – Meadville Medical Center and Wesbury Retirement Community Collaborating to Stop COVID

November 19 – Wesbury Responds to Increase in COVID-19 Cases

November 4 – COVID Case Information

October – COVID Case Information

October 15 – Reopening Plan for Cribbs Residential Center

October 15 – Reopening Plan for Grace Rehabilitation and Health Center

October 1 – Residential Seasonal Clothing Exchange

August 13  – Wesbury Visitation/Reopening Plan Communication

May 4 – Mother’s Day Deliveries Communication

March 31 – Wesbury PA Stay at Home Communication

March 31 – PA Stay at Home Order

March 27 – Wesbury COVID-19 Coronavirus Communication

March 13 – Initial Wesbury COVID-19 Coronavirus Communication


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