COVID Update: 11/12/2020

Dear Esteemed Residents, Family Members, and Staff,

We hope you are all well! Our COVID numbers are still the same and we are still COVID free here at Morris View. A huge shout out goes to all the families that have adhered to the Federal, State, and facility policies and procedures. We understand how difficult it is and how restricted everyone feels, but together we can hopefully stay safe and sound!

We are pleased to inform you that our esteemed Activity Director, Daria Cohen, has given away her days and nights dedicated to ensuring that we streamline communication between the residents and the families through facetime, indoor and outdoor visits, as well as regular phone calls, has offered to officially open the beauty salon here at Morris View starting this Monday, November 16th. Beauty salon times are 4 pm – 8 pm Monday through Friday. Safety precautions will be maintained.

To book an appointment for a family member, please reach out to Daria by emailing d.cohen@morrisview.com or calling 973-285-2865 and leave a voicemail.

As always, please feel free to reach out to me for anything at all by emailing rgottlieb@morrisview.com or calling 973-285-2821 and leave me a voicemail.

Sincerely yours,

Ralph Gottlieb
Administrator


COVID Update: 10/28/2020

Dear Esteemed Residents, Family Members, and Staff,

At Morris View, we continue to put the health and safety of our residents and staff first. As Covid cases continue to rise in NJ and around the world, we want to ensure that we are doing everything possible to prevent the spread of the virus to our vulnerable population.

Starting Sunday, November 1st, 2020, all visitors will need to provide negative Covid results from a test taken within one week of their visit. Each visit will require a new negative result. Most urgent cares provide rapid covid tests and cover with or without insurance.

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding and together we will continue to provide a safe environment for everyone!

To schedule a visit please call the Recreation Department at 973-285-2865 or email d.cohen@morrisview.com to set up a day and time. When you arrive, you will be screened and have your temperature taken prior to your visit. Our FaceTime calls will be continuing. We appreciate your cooperation and If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us.

Respectfully,

Ralph Gottlieb
Administrator

Stay safe and remember to always wash your hands, keep your distance, and SMILE 😊 !
The Morris View Healthcare Team


COVID Update: 10/5/2020

Dear Esteemed Residents, Family Members, and Staff,

We hope you are all doing well and staying safe. Just to update you all, we have started limited group activities and limited communal dining per state and local Department of Health guidelines.

We have officially entered into Phase Two of the reopening process!

Please keep in mind that residents still spend a great deal of time in their rooms which means that activity staff conduct individual rooms visits daily, seven days a week; conduct small group activities; provide face time calls, outdoor visits, and now indoor visits. To accommodate this hectic schedule, please be mindful of the guidelines set forth below.

INDOOR VISITS:
We are now permitted to begin indoor visitation by appointment only. We are proceeding through this cautiously, with an open mind that guidance may change at any time. We will begin this process Monday, September 21st as follows:

  • Indoor visits will be held Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Appointment times will be 10am-12pm, and 1pm-3pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays additional 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Due to the overwhelming response, visits will be limited to a specific time slot.
  • Indoor visits will be permitted to take place only in a designated assigned area in the atrium on the first floor of the facility. You may not enter other areas in the facility.

OUTDOOR VISITS:

  • Weather permitting, outdoor visits will be offered Saturdays and Sundays. Appointment times will be 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm. Due to the overwhelming response, visits will be limited to a specific time slot.
  • For outdoor visits, drive up to Morris View and continue down the road until you see a brown sign with an arrow to Rutgers Corporative Extension Service. You can park there and follow the path to our backyard patio and meet your loved one who will be waiting at the appointed time with a staff member at least 10 feet away from the fence.

ALL VISITS:

  • Only 2 visitors are allowed during each visit.
  • Residents that are on isolation precautions are unfortunately not allowed to come out of their rooms; visitation will need to be postponed until transmission-based precautions have been discontinued. Unit Managers or Daria can find out that information for you.
  • All visits are by appointment only. Call Daria at extension 2865 or email her at d.cohen@morrisview.com to set up a day and time.
  • All visitors must stop off at the front receptionist desk in order to sign the consent form, get their temperature taken and fill out our screening tool.
  • All visitors must wear a mask.
  • Please avoid physical contact.

Our prayers and hopes are with you all, and we are hopeful that things go back to normal very soon!!

Number of Residents with new COVID positive results: 0
Number of residents that have fully recovered: 98
Number of residents out at local hospitals: 0
Number of residents that have passed away: 30
Number of staff with confirmed Covid-19: 37
Number of staff fully recovered: 30

Stay safe and remember to always wash your hands, keep your distance, and SMILE 😊 !
The Morris View Healthcare Team


COVID Update: 10/3/2020

Dear Residents and Families of Morrisview Health Care Center,

I would like to inform you all of one staff member in our facility who has recently tested positive for Coronavirus. We have followed all protocol and the staff member will not return to work until the date recommended by the CDC guidelines. This particular staff member did not have contact with residents or other staff members and is asymptomatic. This is not an outbreak and at this time considered an isolated incident.

If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Shanell Mendoza, Director of Nursing and/or Caitlin Paparella, Assistant Director of Nursing.

Thank you Kindly,

Ralph Gottlieb, LNHA
Administrator


COVID Update: 9/17/2020

Dear Esteemed Residents, Family Members, and Staff,

We hope you are all doing well and staying safe. Just to update you all, we have started limited group activities and limited communal dining per state and local Department of Health guidelines.

We have officially entered into Phase Two of the reopening process!

Please keep in mind that residents still spend a great deal of time in their rooms which means that activity staff conducts individual room visits daily, seven days a week; conducts small group activities; provides face time calls, outdoor visits, and now indoor visits. To accommodate this hectic schedule, please be mindful of the guidelines set forth below.

INDOOR VISITS:
We are now permitted to begin indoor visitation by appointment only. We are proceeding through this cautiously, with an open mind that guidance may change at any time. We will begin this process Monday September 21st as follows:

  • Indoor visits will be held Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Appointment times will be 10am-12pm, and 1pm-3pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays additional 6:30pm-7:30pm. Due to overwhelming response, visits will be limited to a specific time slot.
  • Indoor visits will be permitted to take place only in a designated assigned area in the atrium on the first floor of the facility. You may not enter other areas in the facility.

OUTDOOR VISITS:

  • Weather permitting, outdoor visits will be offered Saturdays and Sundays. Appointment times will be 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm. Due to overwhelming response, visits will be limited to a specific time slot.
  • For outdoor visits, drive up to Morris View and continue down the road until you see a brown sign with an arrow to Rutgers Corporative Extension Service. You can park there and follow the path to our backyard patio and meet your loved one who will be waiting at the appointed time with a staff member at least 10 feet away from the fence.

ALL VISITS:

  • Only 2 visitors are allowed during each visit.
  • Residents that are on isolation precautions are unfortunately not allowed to come out of their rooms; visitation will need to be postponed until transmission-based precautions have been discontinued. Unit Managers or Daria can find out that information for you.
  • All visits are by appointment only. Call Daria at extension 2865 or email her at d.cohen@morrisview.com to set up a day and time.
  • All visitors must stop off at the front receptionist desk in order to sign the consent form, get their temperature taken and fill out our screening tool.
  • All visitors must wear a mask.
  • Please avoid physical contact.

Our prayers and hopes are with you all, and we are hopeful that things go back to normal very soon!!

Number of Residents with new COVID positive results: 0
Number of residents that have fully recovered: 98
Number of residents out at local hospitals: 0
Number of residents that have passed away: 30
Number of staff with confirmed Covid-19: 36
Number of staff fully recovered: 30

Stay safe and remember to always wash your hands, keep your distance, and SMILE 😊 !
The Morris View Healthcare Team


COVID Update: 8/27/20

Dear esteemed Residents, Family Members, and Staff,

We hope you are all doing well and safe. Just to update you all, we have started limited group activities and limited communal dining per state and local department of health guidelines.
We now offer visits on our patio 7 days a week as well as face time calls with your loved one. For a patio visit or to set up face time calls please reach out to Daria extension 2865 or email her at d.cohen@morrisview.com. Please see the process we still have in place for patio visits.

Please see the Updated guidelines as follows:

  • Residents that are on droplet precautions are unfortunately not allowed to come out of their rooms so they will need to wait till after they come off. Unit managers or Daria can find out that information for you.
  • By appointment only. Call Daria at extension 2865 or email her at d.cohen@morrisview.com to set up a day and time.
  • 7 days a week from 10AM-12PM and 1-3PM
  • Must stop off at the front receptionist in order to sign the consent form, get your temperature taken and fill out our screening tool.
  • All visitors must wear a mask.
  • Please keep the meetings short 5-10 minutes.
  • Backyard patio only.
  • Drive up to Morrisview, continue down the road till you see a brown sign with an arrow to Rutgers Corporative Extension Service. You can park there and follow the path to our backyard patio and meet your loved one who will be waiting at the appointed time with a staff member at least 10 feet away from the fence.

Our prayers and hopes are with you all, and we are hopeful that things go back to normal very soon!!

Number of Residents with new COVID positive results: 0
Number of residents that have fully recovered: 98
Number of residents out at local hospitals: 1
Number of residents that have passed away: 30
Number of staff with confirmed Covid-19: 36
Number of staff fully recovered: 30

Stay safe and remember to always wash your hands, keep your distance, and SMILE 😊 !
The Morris View Healthcare Team


COVID Update: 8/20/20

Dear esteemed Residents, Staff, Family Members,

For a patio visit or to set up face time calls please reach out to Daria at extension 2865 or email her at d.cohen@morrisview.com.

Number of Residents with new COVID positive results: 0
Number of residents that have fully recovered: 98
Number of residents out at local hospitals: 1
Number of residents that have passed away: 30
Number of staff with confirmed Covid-19: 36
Number of staff fully recovered: 30

Stay safe and remember to always wash your hands, keep your distance, and SMILE 😊 !
The Morris View Healthcare Team


To All Residents, Staff, Family Members and Visitors

As coronavirus (COVID-19) becomes a worldwide concern, we would like to update you on our efforts to protect all of our residents, staff, family members, and visitors. While the New Jersey Department of Health advises that the risk to the general public remains low, healthcare workers and residents are at elevated risk of exposure.

Based on this knowledge the following measures have been implemented:

    • Staff education (COVID-19 and infection control: hand washing, transmission-based precautions, etc.)
    • Restricting visitors (in extenuating circumstances, e.g. end of life visits, the administrator alone may authorize an exception to the visitation policy). Phone and video calling will be available as means of communication with your loved one, at your or their request. )
    • Visual alerts: signs and posters at all entrances)
    • Increase in hand sanitizer stations, hand soap and personal protective equipment)
    • Frequent disinfecting of common surfaces including railings, elevators, doorknobs, etc.)
    • Daily contact with the local health department)
    • Careful screening of new admissions)
    • Screening of ALL staff (fever, cough, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, recent travel, contact with suspected cases)

If anyone (resident or staff member) presents with fever and acute respiratory illness, without an alternative explanatory diagnosis (such as influenza) and with no known exposure to COVID-19, the local health department will determine whether the individual will be considered “under investigation” for COVID-19.

As more information becomes available, we will continue to communicate with you. We are available to answer any questions and/or concerns. Updates are obtained regularly from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), New Jersey Health Department, and local agencies. It is important that we all continue to keep residents and ourselves as safe as possible.

If you’d like to FaceTime with your loved one, each unit has its own email address:

Unit1dmv@gmail.com
Unit1bmv@gmail.com
Unit1amv@gmail.com
Unit2bmv@gmail.com
Unit2amv@gmail.com
Unit2dmv@gmail.com

If you don’t know what unit they are in, just call our front desk and ask.

Best Regards,

Morris View Healthcare Administration