Cedar Haven Coronavirus Update

Cedar Haven Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus has brought a number of changes to daily life and work at our facility. Visitation has been restricted for several weeks. All staff have their temperatures taken multiple times a day and are screened for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. Our Resident Care Connection and Telehealth program is in full-swing, with numerous family and provider video calls taking place for our residents everyday.

 

(Pictured: Selena, a Resident Relations Associate at Cedar Haven Healthcare Center in Lebanon, assists a resident during a Resident Care Connection Call)

Here are a few responses from family members who have utilized this service:

“I want to express my deep appreciation for this wonderful provision offered to us! Theresa is very kind and considerate. To still have some contact with mom means so much to me. Thank You!”

“It was awesome we are elated to be able to see our Uncle.”

“We appreciate that you gave private family time. Thank you for that, and the overall effort.”

It’s hard to express just how much we appreciate our one-of-a-kind team and very own “Healthcare Heros” at Cedar Haven. This team goes above and beyond to help our residents enjoy life and stay safe. Thank you all for your commitment to our residents.

Please enjoy this video of a Therapeutic Recreation Dance Party Parade that was held at our facility to lift the spirits of the residents and team during these uncertain times. As always, you can view updates from our facility related to coronavirus on our dedicated COVID page: https://cedarhaven.healthcare/coronavirus

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Cedar Haven’s Precautionary Measures in light of Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Updated 4/2/20

Cedar Haven’s Precautionary Measures in light of Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Updated 4/2/20

 UPDATED April 2, 2020

As you know, the number of Coronavirus cases in Pennsylvania continues to climb and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as well as our local Department of Health officials are monitoring the situation closely.

You can always view our current policies and the precautions we put in place to protect our residents on this web page (https://cedarhaven.healthcare/coronavirus), which will we keep up-to-date:

All Non-Essential Visitation is Still Restricted Until Further Notification

It is in the best interest of our residents to stop all non-essential visitation to our facility.

Video Call Technology at Cedar Haven

We are proud to announce that our “Resident Care Connection” program has been well received and utilized by many of our residents and their loved ones. Families interested in coordinating a video call with their loved ones can request a planned meeting time at https://cedarhaven.healthcare/video.

Telehealth for Specialist Care

Cedar Haven has also been offering numerous telemedicine opportunities for our residents that allow them to continue to access additional specialist care without being exposed to unnecessary risk of exposure to COVID-19. To date, our residents have received assisted Telehealth services that have directly connected them to specialists in psychiatry, endocrinology, orthopedics, and more, without leaving the comfort or safety of their rooms!

Screening

We continue to conduct required screening for all personnel and vendors as they come into our building, which involves signing a form to attest to screening criteria as well as temperature checks conducted multiple times a day. For residents who require hospitalization, we have provided a safe, comfortable, and separated area of our building where they can return to Cedar Haven and wait 14 days before matriculating back into their usual living quarters. This policy, and all of our current procedures, are designed to proactively keep our residents safe and lower risk of exposure for those who call our facility home.

We cannot say at this time how long these restrictions and policies will be in effect. Our clinical team will continue to monitor this evolving situation and will consider the necessity of this policy moving forward as new information becomes available. In the interest of protecting our vulnerable residents and our staff, please continue to adhere fully to these policies. As you know, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) can severely impact the elderly or those with chronic health conditions. 

Please continue to check back for new updates. Thank you!

Welcome to Cedar Haven!

Thank you for visiting the Cedar Haven blog. Please contact us with your questions or visit our jobs page to learn more about career opportunities at our facility.

Experienced Team . High Quality Care . Therapeutic Success . Friendly Atmosphere

Cedar Haven Coronavirus Update

Cedar Haven Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus has brought a number of changes to daily life and work at our facility. Visitation has been restricted for several weeks. All staff have their temperatures taken multiple times a day and are screened for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. Our Resident Care...

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Cedar Haven Letter to the Community

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“Nuts and Bolts of Medicaid” Webinar!

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If you have questions about Cedar Haven Healthcare Center, which accepts Medicaid for long-term care, please contact Linda Bittman, our Director of Admissions, at 717-274-0421.

Welcome to Cedar Haven!

Thank you for visiting the Cedar Haven blog. Please contact us with your questions or visit our jobs page to learn more about career opportunities at our facility.

Experienced Team . High Quality Care . Therapeutic Success . Friendly Atmosphere

Congrats February NAT Graduating Class!

Congrats February NAT Graduating Class!

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Congrats March Employees of the Month & Quarterly Recognition Award-winners!

Congrats March Employees of the Month & Quarterly Recognition Award-winners!

We are incredibly proud of the Cedar Haven Healthcare Center team and the care that they provide for our residents in every season and circumstances. Their dedication, especially in these unique times, is remarkable. Please join us in applauding the outstanding efforts and commitment of these award-winning team members, who received the March Employee of the Month and Quarterly Recognition Awards and giftcards in recognition of their achievements.

March Employee of the Month Award Winners

Deb Ciotti, Medical Secretary

  • Deb is always professional. She comes to work early, stays late and helps with communication throughout the facility.
  • Debbie is dedicated, reliable and always has a positive attitude. She is the foundation of the nursing office and is always willing to jump in and help where needed.
  • Debbie is one of the most kind, caring and compassionate workers! She is an excellent coworker! She is willing to help others. She always gives 100% effort. She is very reliable, dependable and on time. She deserves to be nominated for employee of the month. She is an exemplary employee!

Hester Paxton, Restorative Aide

  • Hester is always helpful with the residents. She is always taking them to where they want to go. Going to all the floors to take the residents to the recreational room. Activities and other places like therapy sessions when asked. She is a very pleasant person.
  • Hester is a long-time dedicated Cedar Haven employee. She is always there to help. She helps extra and is very dedicated to our residents. Hester is very reliable and dependable. Her hard work and efforts are very much valued and appreciated.

Mark Kury, Transport Aide

  • Mark is a long-time dedicated Cedar Haven employee! Mark always comes to work on time and works his scheduled shift. He is very reliable and dependable. Mark does a great job transporting our residents to their appointments. He always ensures they get to their appointments on time and they get back home to us safely. Mark is kind to others and always says hello to others in passing.
  • Mark goes above and beyond with the residents and the transport aides. He makes our day go smooth with his goofy attitude!

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Quarterly Recognition Award Winners

Pennie Kleinfelter, LPN

  • Penny is kind and very flexible. She goes and offers help to everyone.
  • Penny is a team player nurse. She makes herself available to others, is flexible, picks up multiple shifts all with a smile. She is an exemplary nurse who is high valuable and appreciated. Thank you, Penny, for all your hard work that doesn’t go unnoticed.

Dale Bashore, RNAC

  • Dale is a wonderful leader in the RNAC office. Always maintains a professional attitude while promoting and fostering a learning environment. For her department. She is an asset to Cedar Haven!
  • Dale works hard in a role that is critical to Cedar Haven. She has worked very hard and made improvements.

Kim Rhoads, RNAC

  • Kim is an asset to our team. She instills a team environment in the office. She always strives for perfection in her work which then leads to a great outcome for our facility. She is always happy to teach new people and is a great resource for the nurses on the unit.
  • Kim works hard in a role that is critical to Cedar Haven. She is a hard worker and makes positive improvements.

Pam Meyer, RNAC

  • Pam works in the RNAC department and continues to be committed to her role. She does her best to bring up the CMI! She maintains good relationships with families as well!
  • Pam is a hard worker! She has made improvements while in a role that is very critical to the Cedar Haven Facility.

Maddy Gallaher, LPNAC

• Maddy is a great addition to the team working as a LPNAC!
• Maddy has made improvements in her role that is very critical to Cedar Haven.
• Maddy is a great asset to the office. She comes to work every day with a positive attitude. She is always willing to jump in where needed. She helps others and is a great resource to the nurses on the unit.

Robert Ellis, Cook

  • Robert is always smiling as he performs his duties. The meals that he prepares are appealing and well received by the residents. He is hard working and professional. Robert is an asset to the Cedar Haven team, and we are fortunate to have him with us!
  • Robert is dependable, organized and focused on resident satisfaction by making great food and leading staff by example. Robert is one of the best multi-tasking employees! He can cook 2 meals and produce prep for 2 more meals at the same time!

Melanie Rolon, LPN

  • Melanie always has a positive attitude and outlook about Cedar Haven. She motivates her peers with her kind and upbeat personality. She is dependable and works extra if needed. Melanie orients new nurses to Cedar Haven and does a great job!
  • She promotes a positive atmosphere. Mel promotes an environment where staff are putting the residents physical and emotional needs first. She will offer words of encouragement to staff if they are down or discouraged. She will attempt with her best efforts to redirect negativity. Mel offers advice and guidance to new employees on doing the job correctly but also in self-care and how to be a good employee. She runs her unit independently and will consult supervisors with any questions and concerns. She is a, “grade A employee”!
  • Mel’s positive attitude is contagious. Her compassion and kindness do not go unnoticed. Mel goes above and beyond to make her patients comfortable and happy. She is a true asset to the Cedar Haven Healthcare staff and team!

Deb Cunningham, Staff Education

  • Deb is an excellent and dedicated Cedar Haven Employee. She is an amazing LPN that is 100% dedicated to her residents and providing the best quality care possible! She is a very smart and strong educator in our Staff Education Department. Working in Staff Education, she is providing a wonderful example to our new hires and NATs to follow! She is very caring and compassionate with her residents and coworkers too. She always puts her best foot forward! She is admired by many for her great work ethics, her kind spirit, and her kind and genuine personality. She is appreciated by her residents and coworkers! Way to go Deb!
  • Deb helps extra in our Nursing Department. She is very kind and caring to residents and staff. She is always willing to lend a helping hand!

Taylor McKeon, Speech Therapist

  • Taylor is a very valued staff member. She goes above and beyond to be flexible with her daily schedule, always making residents safety a priority, taking extra time to educate residents, families and staff for the best outcomes at Cedar Haven.
  • Taylor is a dedicated, hardworking employee who is an asset to Cedar Haven. She puts the residents as her main priority, the way it should be done. Early one morning, a resident came to the therapy department and requested assistance. Taylor took the extra time that was needed to satisfy the residents’ request.

Welcome to Cedar Haven!

Thank you for visiting the Cedar Haven blog. Please contact us with your questions or visit our jobs page to learn more about career opportunities at our facility.

Experienced Team . High Quality Care . Therapeutic Success . Friendly Atmosphere

Cedar Haven Coronavirus Update

Cedar Haven Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus has brought a number of changes to daily life and work at our facility. Visitation has been restricted for several weeks. All staff have their temperatures taken multiple times a day and are screened for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. Our Resident Care...

“Nuts and Bolts of Medicaid” Webinar!

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Cedar Haven Letter to the Community

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Congratulations January Employees of the Month

Congratulations January Employees of the Month

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Cedar Haven Letter to the Community

Cedar Haven Letter to the Community

Cedar Haven wrote a public letter to the Lebanon Community speaking out against the false and damaging claims Commissioner Jo Ellen Litz has made about our facility. View the letter at https://cedarhaven.healthcare/letter.

Welcome to Cedar Haven!

Thank you for visiting the Cedar Haven blog. Please contact us with your questions or visit our jobs page to learn more about career opportunities at our facility.

Experienced Team . High Quality Care . Therapeutic Success . Friendly Atmosphere

Congrats February NAT Graduating Class!

Congrats February NAT Graduating Class!

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