Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update Posted on September 27, 2020September 27, 2020 Lutheran SeniorLife is actively involved in protecting those we serve, and our staff, from Coronavirus (COVID-19). To learn more about what is being done within each of our communities and programs, please read our frequently revised update below. St. John Community Implementation Plan for Reopening RoseCrest Plan for Reopening View St. John Community’s case data here. Passavant Community Implementation Plan for Reopening Visitor Guidelines & Procedures View Passavant Community’s case data here. Lutheran Service Society Adoption and Foster Care Program – The program remains open for all services and is following the guidance of the Department of Human Services and local county CYF offices. PrimeTime Senior Center – Temporarily closed until further notice. Staff are on-site, providing grab and go meals. Center at the Mall Senior Center – Temporarily closed. Home-delivered meals are continuing. Staff are available via phone Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meals-On-Wheels – Daily meals are being provided on a modified delivery schedule. Senior Housing Facilities – Independent living residents are being asked to follow the recommended CDC guidelines. Referrals are being accepted. VNA, Western Pennsylvania Visiting nurses are continuing to make physician-ordered home visits as staff always follow standard precautions and have personal protective equipment for infection control. Clinicians are calling patients and performing a short health screening before each visit. Healthcare professionals are being screened each morning to ensure they are not showing any symptoms of the virus prior to visiting patients. Referrals are being accepted. LIFE All four LIFE Programs (LIFE Armstrong County, LIFE Beaver County, LIFE Butler County and LIFE Lawrence County) have moved into the “Green Phase” of the states COVID-19 reopening plan and are making program modifications to ensure the safety of participants and staff. Program adjustments include, but are not limited to, ensuring physical distance on buses, establishing the wear of masks, necessary building modifications, increased personal protective equipment as needed and expanded infection control. Referrals are being accepted. Valley Care, Ambridge Valley Care, Ambridge is currently open and following strict infection control guidelines. Referrals are being accepted. The Commons at Stonebrook Village Visitation is restricted. Communal dining is canceled until further notice. Some small group activities are being conducted under strict infection control. All large group gatherings are restricted until further notice. Shopping trips and other activities are postponed; families are encouraged to make shopping trips for residents. Referrals are being accepted; personal and virtual tours available. During this time, it is also important to keep the Center for Disease Control (CDC)’s preventive measures in mind to impede the spread of all respiratory viruses: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Stay home when you are sick. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue; then throw the tissue in the trash. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. Lutheran SeniorLife is in touch daily with the CDC and government agencies to make sure appropriate precautions are being implemented throughout the system. We currently abide by these standards and will continue to with extra detail to keep others healthy. The well-being of our residents, participants and staff remains our top priority as we remember that the hindrance of contagious diseases is everyone’s responsibility. For a snapshot of all the ways we’ve come together during COVID-19, click here.