6-9-20 Update: Testing

June 9, 2020

·Dementia & Memory Care, Events, Nursing, Pathways, Personal Care, Residents, Staff

Dear friends and family of Arbutus Park Manor,

As of midnight, June 8, Governor Wolf has mandated COVID-19 testing of every resident and staff member in long-term care facilities and personal care facilities. Today, we will be mailing information and consent forms to all powers of attorney for the residents of Arbutus Park Manor. We are asking that you sign and return the consent form so we can begin the testing process. Per the Department of Health, all residents and staff must be tested by July 24. To expedite this process, we would encourage POAs to give verbal consent for testing by calling our Director of Nursing, Brooke Patterson, at 814.262.2155 and follow the prompt to leave your approval. We promise to administer the test to your loved ones in the most compassionate and caring way possible. We will provide more information as it is made available to us via the Governor, PA Department of Health, and Centers for Disease Control. If a resident is found to be COVID positive, they will be quarantined in the isolation wing with dedicated staff serving that specific area. Thank you for your support and understanding as we continue to strive to keep our residents and staff as safe as possible.

Rick Wilson