Dear Country Arch Residents, Families and Friends,
I hope this letter finds you in good health. At Country Arch Care Center, the safety and wellbeing of our residents is our top priority. We continue to screen all our staff for COVID19 at the start of each shift. We also continue to screen our residents daily for COVID19. Over the past months we have regularly tested our residents and staff for COVID19 as required by the NJ State Department of Health with all results negative for COVID19 since May 18. We continue to test our staff for COVID19 weekly as required.
Frequently touched surfaces are disinfected multiple times per day with medical grade disinfectant by our excellent housekeeping staff. Hand hygiene is strictly adhered to by all our staff and residents. Country Arch Care Center staff continue to be provided with the most current clinical data and governmental directives regarding COVID19.
Country Arch has a separate closed unit for new admissions to our facility where each new resident is tested on admission and then placed on strict isolation in their room for a full 14 days. We check each new resident each shift for symptoms that might be indicative of COVID19. Our staff wear full PPE as required when providing care for residents on this unit.
On September third we received a COVID positive test result during routine testing for one new resident. This resident continues to be isolated in their room until it is determined that isolation precautions can be discontinued per CDC requirements. No other residents or staff at the facility have tested positive. We will provide additional updates should they be necessary.
If you have any questions, please contact me or our Director of Nursing Donna Peterpaul at 908-735-6600.
Yedidya Danziger, LNHA
Administrator Country Arch Care Center