THE NEW JEWISH HOME RESPONDS TO COVID-19

The New Jewish Home is closely and continuously monitoring all matters related to COVID-19 and is taking important precautions to ensure the health and safety of our clientsand our staff. Since we serve a frail and vulnerable population of older adults, we are stepping up our infection control precautions and are closely monitoring and adhering to guidelines set forth by NYS Department of Health and the CDC.

Please be assured that our team continues to update our care and procedures in response to this evolving situation.

Covid-19 Vaccines

THE COVID-19 VACCINE IS HERE!

We are currently administering the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to our staff and residents. We strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated.

 

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WHAT STEPS IS THE NEW JEWISH HOME TAKING AT ITS FACILITIES?

Since we serve a frail and vulnerable population of older adults, we are stepping up our infection control precautions and are closely monitoring and adhering to guidelines set forth by the NYS Department of Health and the CDC. These are the proactive steps we are taking to ensure the safety of our older adult clients, staff, and visitors.

Interdisciplinary Task Force

  • Led by our Medical Director and Infection Preventionist, our interdisciplinary team (administrators, senior leadership, clinical leads, communications, and IT departments) meet daily to discuss updates and plan for the next steps.

  • We are in constant communication with the New York State Department of Health (DOH) to receive, evaluate and implement the latest guidance.

Patient Monitoring

  • Our clinicians are vigilantly monitoring patient health. We are following strict DOH guidelines for the management of all respiratory infections, including when to test for viruses and when to consider testing for COVID-19.

  • Our staff has been trained to identify any patients or residents who might be at risk of COVID-19 and are well-prepared to institute precautions for these patients or residents if the need arises.

Facility Maintenance

  • We have increased the frequency of cleaning on high-touch surfaces and high trafficked public areas with hospital-grade bleach disinfectant. This is done daily, and in many areas, multiple times a day.

UPDATES

In order to limit the chance of exposing our patients and residents to potential COVID-19 in the community, we have updated the following policies.

Visitation

We are pleased to welcome families and loved ones back to our facilities for in-person visitation. Please note that it’s possible visitation may be suspended in the future, depending on results of continued facility-wide testing. 

  • Manhattan Skilled Nursing Facility 
    • COVID-19 Recovery Unit (Sutro building),
      In-person visitation is not permitted at this time, as per the New York State Department of Health. To schedule a video call, please use our online portal: jewishhome.timetap.com 
    • Non-COVID Buildings: Friedman and Frank Buildings (effective April 16, 2021)
      We are open for outdoor garden visitation.
    • Please visit our online portal, jewishhome.timetap.com, to schedule garden visits and video calls. Please note that when we are facilitating garden visits, window visits will not take place.   
    • Visitors are required to sign in and out, complete a screening questionnaire and pass a temperature check to enter the facility. 
    • Infection control protocols will be strictly enforced.
    • To schedule a garden visit, video call, or window visit, please contact jewishhome.timetap.com,  
  • Westchester skilled nursing facility (effective March 26, 2021)
    • We are open for indoor and garden visitation.
    • Visitors are required to sign in and out, complete a screening questionnaire and pass a temperature check to enter the facility. 
    • Infection control protocols will be strictly enforced.
    • All units are eligible for visitation, with the exception of our Weinberg sub-acute rehab unit. 
    • While visitors no longer need to make appointments, our suggested visiting hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you plan to arrive before 10 a.m. or after 8 p.m., it must be arranged in advance with our Social Work staff or Administration. Please call our main number at (914) 698-6005, and we will be happy to connect you. 
    •  To schedule a window visit, please email both Lucy Mash (lmash@jewishhome.org) and Carla Fiorentino (cfiorentino@jewishhome.org). You may also call (914) 864-5140.
    • To schedule a video call for the following day, please contact Louie Vargas at lvargas@jewishhome.org or (914) 864-5651.
  • University Avenue Assisted Living Program (effective March 8, 2021)
    We are pleased to welcome families and loved ones back to our facility for in-person visitation.

Manhattan Campus

The health and safety of our residents, patients and staff remain our priority. We are following the guidance provided by the NYS Department of Health and the CDC.

If you have questions, please contact our designated “WeCare” line at (212) 870-7570 or email us at wecare@jewishhome.org. We will respond to your inquiry between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. and we encourage you to reach out during these hours, unless there is an emergent need.

If you have questions about our COVID-19 Recovery Unit, email us at covidrecovery@jewishhome.org.

Westchester Campus

The health and safety of our residents, patients and staff remain our priority. We are following the guidance provided by the NYS Department of Health and the CDC.

If you have questions, please contact our designated “WeCare” line at (646) 293-3344 or email us at wecareSRN@jewishhome.org or (646) 293-3344 (212) 870-7570 or email at wecare@jewishhome.org.

Kittay Senior Apartments

We are open for in-person visitation. All visitors will be asked to complete a screening questionnaire as well as a temperature check.

Should you have any questions, please contact us at 718-410-1415.

Manhattan and Bronx Adult Day Health Care Programs

At this time, our Adult Day Health Care Programs in Manhattan and Bronx are CLOSED until further notice. If you have questions, please contact Mark Becker (718-329-8389; mbecker@jewishhome.org).

How to Update Family Contact Information

If you are not receiving email updates from The New Jewish Home and would like to, please contact your Director of Social Work. For Manhattan, please contact Meg Bondy: 212-870-4939; mbondy@jewishhome.org. For Westchester, please contact Cristina Giarratano: 914-864-5660; cgiarratano@jewishhome.org.

GENERAL FLU-PREVENTION MEASURES

We encourage everyone to practice general flu prevention measures as recommended by the CDC which are the exact same measures that will help us prevent COVID-19 illness:

  • Stay home if you’re feeling sick; call your doctor immediately to report your symptoms and travel history;

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or sleeve; throw the tissue away immediately;

  • Wash your hands regularly;

  • Avoid touching your face;

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick; and

  • Get your flu shot, if you haven’t already received it.

A LIST OF USEFUL RESOURCES AND LINKS

We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of resources that we hope you will find helpful during this time.

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