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COVID Updates

Wesbury COVID-19 / Coronavirus Information

COVID19 Case and Visitation Information

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. Your patience as we navigate the evolving regulations related to Covid19 is greatly appreciated.

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

  • Website details are kept current.
  • For current Covid case information, visit the Communications section below. Memos are posted with each new case.
  • If you have any questions about communication please call 814-332-9009 for the Marketing/Communications Department.
  • In the event that we have an important announcement or emergency, we will use an automated system to send out a timely and consistent phone message to the residents 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 814-332-9202.

The Wesbury Response to COVID-19

Providing a safe and healthy environment for residents and staff is our greatest concern. Wesbury Administration follows 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). The following procedures are designed to mitigate the spread of the virus.

  • A designated internal COVID-19 response team meets regularly.
  • We collaborate with community leaders and regulatory authorities to review our processes and make adjustments where necessary.
  • Visitors and staff are screened upon entry and are provided with the appropriate protective equipment.
  • Visitors who are visiting multiple residents should visit residents on precautions last.
  • Resident windows are not to be approached due to visitor safety and patient privacy.
  • The Life Enrichment/Activities teams provide activity while adhering to social distancing and guidelines.
  • Tours of Grace, Cribbs, Thoburn Village, Care Cottages and Vernon Square are offered. To schedule a tour call 814-332-9009.

When a positive case occurs, public health officials are notified and 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.
  • Staff providing care or services for residents on transmission based precautions utilize personal protective equipment (PPE) .
  • Ongoing testing will continue as required.
  • CDC, CMS and Department of health quarantine guidelines are followed for Covid positive staff and residents.

Wesbury News and Information

Please click on the links below for current information.

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.

Grace visitation details:

  • All visitors to Grace or Memory Support must screen at Grace Lobby first.
  • Once screened, visitors must enter through either the front lobby at Grace or Memory Support Center.
  • All visitors must wear a surgical mask at all times. This will be provided at the switchboard.
  • Visitors who are visiting multiple residents should visit residents on precautions last.
  • Visitors may not dine with residents where other residents are present.
  • Visitation should occur in the resident room or an outdoor area. Visitation should not occur in common areas or around other residents.
  • Social distancing is encouraged in all areas.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 who are visiting multiple residents should visit residents on precautions last.
  • Visitors may not dine with residents where other residents are present.
  • Pets may visit if properly registered with Cribbs Administration according to Wesbury’s Pet Visitation Policy. They must be on a leash.
  • Phone 814-332-9294 with any questions.

Visitation at Wesbury at Home Care Cottages is open. Appointments are not required, however calling the Cottage in advance is preferred.  Skype, & FaceTime visits can be arranged. Call 814-332-9186 for more information.

Vaccine Information

Staff are required to be vaccinated unless they have been approved for a medical or religious exemption.

Admission criteria related to the vaccine varies by care level. Contact the Marketing Department 814-332-9009 or Admissions Department 814-332-9233 for current requirements.

For more information about the vaccine, you may visit the CDC website, click here:

To stay informed, continually monitor our website.

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 Alishia Stevenson at 814-332-9781.

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

Wesbury Covid Communications

COVID case data is updated as changes occur in the following Grace & Cribbs Residents Memos. 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.

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