11.13.20 Weekly Update

November 13, 2020

·Arbutus Staff, Nursing, Personal Care, Residents, Short Term Therapy, Skilled Nursing


The following letter is being mailed to all POA today:
Dear APRC Family and Friends,

On Monday, November 9th, we conducted our weekly testing on our Manor residents for COVID-19. We received those results on Thursday, November 12th.  They revealed 13 additional positive resident outcomes for the virus.  Those residents were immediately moved to one of our COVID Care Units, where they are under strict quarantine with a dedicated nursing and care team.   Please know that your loved ones physical and emotional well-being during this difficult time is our top priority.

This brings our positive resident total to 26.  Some of these positive residents remained asymptomatic during their quarantine period and have since been unconfined from the COVID unit. 

It is with a heavy heart that I report that five residents being cared for in our COVID zone passed away this week. Although the virus wasn’t their primary cause of death, their exposure was a contributing factor.  I ask that you keep their families in your prayers.

As you are all aware from the media, this virus is for real. And we are experiencing just how serious the situation should be taken.

Please rest assured the Arbutus Park staff is working in conjunction with the Centers of Disease Control and the Pennsylvania Department of Health to mitigate further potential positive cases.  We are continuing to work with other area facilities who have also had infections.  

I wish I could guarantee there will be no more positive cases, but that isn’t possible.  What I can guarantee is that our entire staff are working around the clock to provide the safest and most caring home for our residents. 

We will continue to test our residents and staff on a weekly basis until we receive further direction from the state and federal agencies. We will continue to keep our community updated via Facebook and website updates.

Thank you for your prayers and continued support during this most difficult time.  Please continue to pray for our residents and the staff caring for them. 

Rick Wilson
Administrator