Dear family and friends of APRC,
During the last week, Arbutus Park continued to conduct COVID-19 testing on all nursing/personal care residents and manor employees. As of Friday, November 27th, the test results show 23 new positive cases of COVID in the residents and 8 positive tests for staff members. The affected residents were moved to a COVID Care Unit where they will be cared for by a nursing care team dedicated to that unit. The affected employees have been sent home for quarantining. We also had 2 new deaths in residents who had COVID documented as their secondary cause of death during the week period.
Sadly, our total deaths related to COVID-19 is at 13.We ask that you keep their families in your prayers.
At present, all manor residents, and all nursing employees in the skilled units and personal care units are being tested for corona virus weekly. Immediate tests are also run on anyone who is showing potential COVID-19 symptoms. This will continue until directed otherwise by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. All employees are wearing full protective equipment when providing direct care to residents.
We want to give our sincerest appreciation to the wonderful family members who have been so understanding of what is being experienced at Arbutus Park. Their acceptance of the changes we’ve had to make to some of their loved one’s lives has been a blessing to us all. We are committed to continue our fight against this pandemic the best we are able and be completely forthcoming with information for our families.