Garden Terrace’s COVID-19 Outbreak/Response Plan May 2021
Garden Terrace’s healthcare Team is dedicated to our residents, staff, families and friends in the monumental efforts to stay healthy and safe during this unprecedented time. We have been working diligently to institute each and every safety measure outlined by the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in order to best protect the health and safety of everyone in our Home. Most recently we have been following the specific requirements as outlined in the NJDOH’s Executive Directive No. 26-026 and the continued updates. These directives govern all long-term care facilities in the state and outlines many important details regarding the management of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities.
COVID-19 has changed all of our lives in so many ways and we at Garden Terrace pride ourselves in having daily correspondence with family members, residents and staff in order to keep everyone completely aware of what is happening inside our Home. Garden Terrace has been sending daily updates to all families and has been available and will remain available 24/7 to answer any questions or to reach a resident. We fully update families about any and all changes in our COVID-19 status daily. As per NJDOH updates and our facility’s current status we are happy to announce we are currently conducting in person visits with our residents regardless of vaccination status. These visits need to be pre-arranged prior to arrival. There is a screening process that will take place when you enter our Home.
We are so grateful to our amazing Team who continue to work tirelessly as a family to make sure we always have plenty of staff in our Home to meet every resident’s needs 24/7. Garden Terrace practices total transparency with residents, families, staff and the public regarding our current situation on any given day. Our outbreak plan is available in full, has been submitted to the NJDOH and fully includes all educational, surveillance, testing, communication, staffing and reporting requirements. We answer our phones 24/7 and answer our emails daily so that no one has ever had or will ever have a problem connecting to our Team or to a resident. This is our commitment to you, as we know that information and communication is always vital, but at this time even more essential and comforting as we navigate uncharted waters. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about how Garden Terrace is addressing and responding to COVID-19 in any way. We are here for you!