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Bradford Ecumenical Home Receives Deficiency-Free Survey

Department of Health surveyors arrived at the Bradford Ecumenical Home on Monday afternoon to conduct their annual inspection.  The facility received the results of their survey during the exit interview on Thursday, November 4, 2021 where surveyors announced that no deficiencies were cited during their annual inspection.   Lisa Johnson, Administrator and CEO stated, “Our staff works diligently to provide the best care to our residents while abiding by stringent guidelines and regulations.  Our survey results reflect the hard work, extra effort, and attention to detail that our employees display each day.  I’m proud of our employees who put forth their best effort and prioritize the needs of our residents.  The vigorous and focused efforts of each department did not go unnoticed during the facility’s survey.”  Inspectors carefully examined each department to confirm the facility is operating within the required specifications mandated by the PA Department of Health.  

The deficiency-free survey came just as the facility announced upcoming plans to reinstitute in-room visitation.  Effective Monday, November 8th, families and friends can schedule visits by calling the receptionist Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm at (814) 368-5648. Visits can be scheduled 24 hours in advance and specific visitation guidelines will be maintained to ensure the safety of the residents and abide by all necessary infection prevention precautions.

Bradford Ecumenical Home Allowing In-room Visitation

ATTENTION FAMILY AND FRIENDS

Effective Monday November 8, 2021. 

Bradford Ecumenical Home is pleased to announce the addition of in-room visitation, as long as we are not in an outbreak.

In-room visitation will be scheduled Monday-Friday:

Visiting Hours:  10 am-11:30 am, 1:30 pm-4 pm and 6:30 pm-8 pm

Please call at least 24 hours in advance to schedule your room visit: You may schedule your visit by calling the receptionist Monday – Friday 9 am-4 pm. 

VISITATION GUIDELINES

  1. Mask MUST be worn at all times, by everyone. The privacy curtain must be drawn during your visit. 
  2. Only ONE visitor at a time will be allowed in the resident’s room.  There is no limit on the number of visitors per day, as long as only one person is in the room at time.  Visitors must be at least 16 years of age or older.  
  3. ALL visitors must complete the COVID screening on Accushield before being allowed into resident’s room.  Visitation Agreement must be signed and returned to the receptionist for filing.
  4. Visitors must go directly to the resident’s room; visitors are NOT permitted to walk around facility.  You must remain in the resident’s room for the duration of your visit (you will not be allowed to take the resident outdoors or to any of the lounges).
  5. No food or drinks are permitted during the visit:  Please give any snacks, treats or beverages to the receptionist upon arrival. 
  6. Visitors must recognize that if an outbreak occurs (i.e.: new COVID-19 cased among residents or staff), indoor visitation will be suspended immediately.  Visitation would resume based on successful completion of outbreak criteria.

**Chapel and Cottage visits are still available during the week and on weekends. These visits will be limited to 30 minutes and must be scheduled in advance by calling the receptionist.  To schedule a Chapel or Cottage visit, please call the receptionist Monday – Friday 9 am-4 pm. **

NOTE:    ALL VISITORS MUST COMPLY WITH THE VISITATION GUIDELINES:  BRADFORD ECUMENICAL HOME, INC. MAY REVOKE YOUR VISITING PRIVILEGES IF YOU FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE VISITATION AGREEMENT AND GUIDELINES.

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BEH, Inc. Holding Vaccine Booster Clinic for Staff and Residents

According to the CDC, studies show that protection against Covid-19 may decrease over time, especially in those people who are 65 and older.

Data shows that a booster shot may boost immune response. Therefore, it is recommended that certain populations receive the vaccine booster. Included in this recommendation are older adults, people 18-64 with health conditions, people 18+ who live in long-term care settings, and people at risk of exposure, ie. health care workers, first responders, etc.

Bradford Ecumenical Home, Inc. has partnered again with Walgreen’s to host a Pfizer vaccine clinic today, October 15th for residents and staff of its Continuing Care Retirement Community.