Grand View Manor

Grand View Manor
Grand View Manor

Friday, June 26, 2020

Green Phase Re-Opening and Visitation


Berks County has entered the Green Phase as of June 26 , at 12:01 a.m. and as such the following 3 Step program will be followed by Gov Wolf's Administration.  Before Step 1 the facility must provide it's plan to keep it's residents safe and provide for the mental well being through visitation and activities to combat feelings of loneliness

Be aware of the Following State Rules:

1) Develop an implementation plan and post that plan to the facility’s website, if the facility has a website, that specifies how the reopening and visitation requirements will be met. 

We have posted that here for your information

2) Administer tests within 24 hours of a resident showing COVID-19 symptoms and complete baseline testing as required in the Secretary’s Orders for skilled nursing facilities issued on June 8 and for personal care homes, assisted living residences, and private intermediate care facilities issued on June 26.

We will follow this guidance

3) Develop a plan to allow visitation that includes scheduling and other safety measures.

See Below

4) Develop a plan for cohorting or isolating residents diagnosed with COVID-19 in accordance with PA-HAN 509.

See Below

5) Establish and adhere to written screening protocols for all staff during each shift, each resident daily, and all persons entering the facility.

See Below

6) Have adequate staffing and supply of personal protective equipment for all staff.

Grand View Manor will keep adequate supplies on hand for Residents and Staff Protection as needed

7) Be located in a county that is either in the yellow or green phase of the Governor’s Reopening Plan.

Berks County is in Green Phase

Step One (June 26th): From the date the facility enters step one, a facility must maintain no new COVID-19 cases among staff or residents and have no spread in the facility for 14 consecutive days in order to enter step two.
Step Two (July 10th): While in step two, facilities are required to maintain no new cases of COVID-19 among staff or residents and have no spread in the facility for 14 consecutive days to progress into the final step. Visitation allowed.
Step Three (July 24th): The final step allows LTCFs to operate as outlined for the remainder of the Governor’s COVID-19 Disaster Declaration as long as there are no new COVID-19 cases among staff and residents for 14 consecutive days. Visitation allowed.

We offer SKYPE as a way to do online video/audio visitations. Please call us for information and to schedule a time to talk to our residents.

For In Person, we offer Outdoors and Indoor when available.
Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.   and    2 p.m. - 4 p.m.    and   6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: Outdoor Sitting Area including Gazebo Main Area of Building (Weather Permitting)
Screening: Non Contact Infrared Temperature Test, Staff Questioning
Tracing: Sign-In /Sign Out Record Keeping for all Visitors
Scheduling: All Visits must be made in advance by calling the Main Business Number (610) 944-1800. Please give us 24 hour advance notice if possible. Staff will tell you how to comply with safety rules when you arrive.
Personal Protection Equipment (PPE): Must wear Mask and Maintain 6 ft distance, No Contact whatsoever.
All Non-Essential visitors are not allowed in the building during these steps.  
Inside the building in a neutral zone or resident room visitation will be done at the discretion and rules of the facility.  This shall be outlined to the visitor by staff.

Residents Diagnosed with COVID-19
Residents who show symptoms will immediately be tested under the protocols of the state of PA and quarantined against contact with any other resident in accordance with PA-HAN 509Staff will follow the protocol for full Personal Protection Equipment, including proper disposal of such after use.
Written Screening Protocol
STAFF: All staff before entering the building will wear a mask.  Upon entering the building will Sanitize Hands and be Screened by outgoing staff for Temperature by means of a Non-Contact Thermometer.
RESIDENTS: Residents are required to stay in the building or upon visitation to be outside in designated area when assisted by staff to ensure proper protection equipment is present. Residents shall be monitored daily to look for any signs or symptoms 
VISITORS: All visitors must wear masks when approaching building, sanitize hands before touching anything and be screened for temperature by means of a Non-Contact Thermometer.

 Reopening Implementation Plan

Baseline Universal Testing for COVID-19 of all Residents and Staff will be completed by August 31 2020
The capacity to administer COVID-19 diagnostic tests to all residents showing symptoms, staff and residents during an outbreak,  including asymptomatic staff, of COVID-19 within 24 hours can be administered through the on-site RN and our contracted Commercial Lab. as outlined in PA-HAN-509 at our disposal.
 Non-essential staff and Volunteers who work more than three days a week will be allowed in the facility only after completing a COVID-19 Test which can be completed by the facility if needed in coordination by their doctor.
Staff which refuses or are unable to be tested will be may be permitted to work in certain roles only. Please see guidance in PA-HAN-501
Residents who refuse or are unable to be tested shall be cared for in a COVID-potentially exposed (Yellow) Zone until at least 14 days after refusal (see PA-HAN-509). If the resident develops symptoms consistent with COVID-19, testing is recommended, and the testing request shall be re-visited with the resident or responsible party.
Residents who test positive for COVID-19 will be isolated , typically their own room unless shared, in accordance with PA-HAN 509 pursuant to Section 1 of this guidance.
All persons (visitors, volunteers, nonessential personnel, and essential personnel) shall be masked before entering the building  by means of a non-contact thermometer, a log shall be available at the main door to record their presence for contact tracing and hand sanitizer shall be available and used by staff.
A current cache of an adequate supply of PPE for staff shall be maintained by the facility and stock should be checked weekly by the management.
A plan to ensure adequate staffing to avoid staffing shortages is at work and the current staff level status is currently good and we are not under a contingency staffing plan. 
Communal Dining and Activities will be allowed as they can be provided (with possible space requirement modifications)
Visitation , if halted by the state due to change in status, will return no later than 28 days after the date the county in which the facility is located moved into the green phase and all requirements are met by the facility 

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