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Covid-19

We are keeping our Residents
Safe and Healthy

Visitor restrictions are in place

Weekly Update 9/15/2020

The facility remains Covid Free. Sending another with the required policies to be posted.

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Weekly Update 8/31/2020

No new cases, visitation is approved! Contact the activities dept to schedule!

Weekly Update 8/24/2020

Niagara staff enjoyed a staff appreciation day n the Miss Buffalo! Thank you to our heroes! The facility is pending approval for visitation, there are new resident cases. Two staff members are pending results from community tracing.

Weekly Update 8/17/2020

All residents are now negative for covid; we must wait 28 days with no new cases before on site visitation will be approved! Remote visits will continue.

Weekly Update 8/3/2020

Niagara has still not been approved for visitation, there are no new cases but we have residents with testing swabs pending. The labs are significantly backed up. We will keep everyone updated.. The weekly staff continues and we have no new positive cases.

Weekly Update 7/21/2020

Niagara is not eligible for visitation at this time, as the requirement is the facility has to be 28 days Covid free. There was a positive case identified in the hospital that has since returned covid negative, the facility has retested all residents and confirmed results are pending. There are no residents with any symptoms. There are no staff testing positive and weekly testing continues.. Virtual ,and window visits continue, please contact the facility to schedule.

Weekly Update 7/16/2020

Niagara Rehab will be opening for visitation!!! The facility will be notifying you to schedule your visit. Visitation will need to be limited per the DOH guidance. The facility had one resident test positive in the hospital, who has returned and is Covid negative. The facility has tested all residents as a precautionary measure; all results received so far are negative. If anyone tests positive you will be notified individually. We continue weekly testing of all staff. The facility had another Infection Control survey and was found in full compliance!!! We look forward to having visitors back and we ask for your cooperation in understanding the restrictions we have to abide by.

Weekly Update 7/10/2020

Niagara had a beautiful drive by parade!! It was beautiful to see and very heartfelt by all!! No new cases and everyone is doing great!! COVID FREE!!

Weekly Update 7/3/2020

We REMAIN Covid Free!! All staff and residents have tested negative!! We will continue all of our efforts to prevent the spread of Covid -19. Weekly testing of all staff continues, and all new residents require a negative test prior to admission. Pleas feel free to reach out to the facility for anything you may need!! We are hoping visitation will resume soon!!

Have a Happy 4th of July!!

Weekly Update 6/26/2020

We are Covid free!!! All staff and residents have tested negative!! We will continue all of our efforts to prevent the spread of Covid -19. Weekly testing of all staff continues, and all new residents require a negative test prior to admission. Pleas feel free to reach out to the facility for anything you may need!! We are hoping visitation will resume soon!!

 

6/16/2020
To Our Residents and Family Members:
We have come a long way since March 30, when we first experienced COVID-19 at Niagara Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. We have remained together and have bonded through this extremely difficult trying period of time. We have learned a lot and it has given us a greater respect and appreciation for communication and how important communication is internally and externally to all.
Town Hall meetings will continue to be a big part of our communication plan now and going forward. We will continue to update on new changes, new staff and new beginnings. We have begun a new way of sharing positive events at Niagara. Our facebook page gives us an opportunity for families and friends to see what is new and exciting at our facility. Look us up on facebook : Niagara Rehab Activities, Thanks to Sherry Livergood; Activity Director.
As of June 16, we have 2 remaining residents waiting on their final COVID-19 tests. Both doing extremely well and we will be COVID-19 FREE. FREE. One more step to normal. One more step closer to family visitation. We await Governor Cuomo’s final determination on reopening and we eagerly plan for it. Our staff testing which began in May 2020 continues to be ALL negative. More good news that the COVID-19 has moved on.
I say a prayer for all the residents in all nursing homes who did not make it through this ordeal. You will not be forgotten and we will soon persevere this Pandemic and celebrate the lives we lost. Thank you for all of your patience and communication. I look forward to seeing you all in person.
Sincerely,

Peter J. Fadeley
Administrator
Niagara Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

Weekly Update: 6/5/2020

All residents were tested this week, only 2 tested positive who were both asymptomatic. The staff is being tested twice a week and there have been no positive cases.

Please enjoy the video done by the staff for your enjoyment!!

Window visits, Face time, and skype are still available, and we will be starting outdoor visits, please contact Peter Fadeley for details!

Weekly Update: 5/15/2020

This weekly update is being provided to report that we continue to have Covid-19 positive cases of both residents and employees. There has been one new case and no deaths in this past week . Effective 5/20/20, all staff will be tested twice a week, in accordance with the executive order from Governor Cuomo. The residents are showing tremendous improvement. If your loved is showing symptoms or being tested, you will be personally notified by a Member of the nursing staff. You will also be notified of any new positive Covid-19 Cases within the facility or any onset of respiratory symptoms by residents or staff over 72 hours.

We continue to follow all Department of Health guidelines to help mitigate the spread of The virus within the facility. This includes grouping or cohorting residents together in Designated ‘zones’ based on their level of exposure or Covid positive test results as well as temperature and vital sign screening of all residents regardless of which zone they are in. As part of the guidelines, all employees also undergo regular temperature and health Screenings before being permitted to work and staff are not floated from zone-to-zone to help reduce the risk of cross-contamination. Any staff member that starts showing symptoms is immediately sent home.

We also continue to follow infection control practices such as the use of the appropriate PPE, frequent hand washing, and routine environmental cleaning throughout the facility. We appreciate your cooperation with visitor restrictions and following the guidelines during this challenging time. We would like to remind you of our capability to have video, zoom, window visits, or phone calls with your loved one. If you are interested in a zoom call, please contact the facility to make arrangements. We will continue our Town Hall calls and notify you when they are scheduled. If at any time you need to arrange a personal call please do not hesitate to reach out.

On a positive note, we would also like to report that several residents have officially ‘recovered’ from Covid-19 and hope to see more recoveries in the near future.

If you should have any additional questions regarding your loved one, please do not hesitate to call the facility.


Weekly Update: 5/5/2020

This weekly update is being provided to report that we have had/continue to have Covid-19 positive cases of both residents and employees within the building. If your loved is showing symptoms or being tested, you will be personally notified by a member of the nursing staff. You will also be notified of any new positive Covid-19 cases within the facility or any onset of respiratory symptoms by residents or staff over 72 hours.

We continue to follow all Department of Health guidelines to help mitigate the spread of the virus within the facility. This includes grouping or cohorting residents together in designated ‘zones’ based on their level of exposure or Covid positive test results as well as temperature and vital sign screening of all residents regardless of which zone they are in. As part of the guidelines, all employees also undergo regular temperature and health screenings before being permitted to work, and staff are not floated from zone-to-zone to help reduce the risk of cross-contamination. Any staff member that starts showing symptoms is immediately sent home.

We also continue to follow infection control practices such as the use of the appropriate PPE, frequent hand washing, and routine environmental cleaning throughout the facility. We appreciate your cooperation with visitor restrictions and following the guidelines during this challenging time. We would like to remind you of our capability to have video, zoom, window visits, or phone calls with your loved one. If you are interested in a zoom call, please contact the facility to make arrangements. We will continue our Town Hall calls and notify you when they are scheduled. If at any time you need to arrange a personal call please do not hesitate to reach out.

On a positive note, we would also like to report that several residents have officially ‘recovered’ from Covid-19 and hope to see more recoveries in the near future.

If you should have any additional questions regarding your loved one, please do not hesitate to call the facility.


Please Note:

Based on guidance from the CDC and other health care agencies regarding covid -19, Niagara Rehabilitation & Nursing Center has issued visitor restrictions at our facility, No unnecessary visitors will be allowed into the facility; those who are allowed to enter including all of our employees must complete a health screening prior to moving throughout the facility.

Please know these measures are in the best interest of our residents who are at increased health risk from Covid-19. The situation is ever evolving and we will keep all residents and families informed of additional measures and precautions.

We are maintaining our established infection prevention and control program to provide a safe, sanitary, and comfortable environment and to help prevent the development and transmission of communicable diseases and infections.

Designated family members, guardians, will be informed of suspected or confirmed covid 19 cases individually by the facility staff.

Individuals may contact the facility Administrator, Director of Nursing, or Social work to check on the well being of family or friends. Please be patient when trying to call as our staff is focused in the care ad safety of our residents.

We are in ongoing contact with local health officials in maintaining our reporting requirements as set forth by the CDC.

To Our Residents and Family Members:

We want to inform you that we have received confirmation that individuals at Niagara Rehabilitation Center have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Resident safety is our top priority. We are doing everything we can to ensure we stop the spread of COVID-19 within our facility, including staying in very close communication with local and state health officials to ensure we are taking all the appropriate steps. We are not permitting visitors per the direction of the local health department. 

We encourage you to call our center at 716-282-1207 for updates on the status of your loved one. We understand that you are concerned about your loved one, but it is crucial that we restrict visitation to reduce the spread of this virus. We also understand that connecting with family members is incredibly important to our residents. Family members are encouraged to connect with their loved ones through video chat, calling, texting, or other social media formats.

We will contact you if your loved one is suspected or diagnosed with COVID-19. 

We need your help in battling COVID-19. Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website to learn how you can help prevent the spread in our community.

We know this is a difficult time for everyone. We will continue to provide you with updates as they become available. Please know that we are strictly adhering to all directions from the local and state health department. 

We know that you may have questions and we encourage you to contact our center at 716-282-1207

Sincerely, 

Niagara Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

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