• March 18, 2020

    Dear Residents & Families,

    As of Wednesday, March 18th, there have been two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Oneida County, according to the county executive. We want to reassure you that we are continuing to work with the New York State and Oneida County Departments of Health and are following the published guideline of the Centers of Disease Control (CDC). We are taking every precaution to protect our vulnerable nursing home residents and our staff as the virus continues to spread across the state.

    As indicated in the letter provided on March 12th, we had implemented several measures last week including:
    -Prohibiting visitation in the nursing home, with limited exceptions;
    -Requiring staff to wear a surgical mask; and
    -Screening staff daily when they enter the facility.

    Out of an abundance of caution, we are taking additional steps to monitor the health and well-being of our residents and staff.
    -In accordance with social distancing guidelines, we are placing residents in their rooms or maintaining 6 feet between every individual.
    -Residents, who are able, will wear a mask when a staff member enters the room.
    -We are checking staff temperatures at the beginning of each shift, in addition to screening them for symptoms. Staff are monitoring their temperature twice a day.
    -We’ve increased our rounding on our residents and are monitoring their vital signs, oxygen levels and lung sounds on every shift.

    As always, we will contact you if the condition of your loved one changes and you can contact the unit to obtain information about your loved one any time.

    With visitation suspended, our team is preparing additional tools for you to be able to communicate with your residents. We will provide instructions how to access them in our next update.

    Our first priority is always the health and safety of our residents and staff. Please contact us at 315.338.7305 if you have questions.


    Anthony Joseph