• March 12, 2020

    Dear Residents & Families,

    In an effort to protect vulnerable nursing home residents, who are most at risk of suffering from complications from the COVID-19 virus, New York State is prohibiting visitation at nursing homes, with limited exceptions. As of March 12th, there were 325 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New York State, including one resident from neighboring Herkimer County.

    We recognize that the state mandate will be difficult for our residents who look forward to seeing their friends and family. However, public health officials feel these measures are essential to protect your loved ones now that the virus is spreading within the state and country.

    To further protect our residents, all staff who enter the Residential Health Care Facility will wear a surgical mask at all times while on the 3rd floor. In those limited cases where visitation will be permitted, visitors must also wear protective gear.

    We are continuing to encourage everyone to take steps to protect themselves and their families at home and at work.

    •Stay home when you are sick
    •Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
    •Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
    •Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    •Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    •Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
    •Avoid crowded places and maintain a distance of six feet from others when possible.

    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 about an exception for visitation.


    Anthony Joseph