06/25/2020 Letter to Family and Friends
Dear Sinai Residents, Employees, Families, Friends, and Doctors;
I hope this letter finds you Healthy & Safe!
Sinai Post Acute Nursing & Rehab has an entire floor dedicated to a Covid-19 Recovery Unit to best accommodate all residents in the facility that require care during this time. Covid-19 testing of both Resident and Employees continue at this time. In transparency the facility currently has 10 Residents in the facility that are positive for COVID-19, 53 residents pending results and unfortunately, we suffered with the loss of 20 Residents to the Covid-19 virus. We are happy to announce that we have had over 90 residents successfully recover from COVID-19. We currently have 2 employees that are out of work due to being COVID positive. We will continue to track these numbers and inform you of the changes as they occur. We ask that everyone is being vigilant with PPE & mask usage and we continuously encourage safe social distancing.
Beginning July 1, 2020 the facility will begin to open the resident dining/recreation rooms to small group activities and small group lunch that will be monitored by staff and assure 6 ft social distancing. Recreation & Nursing staff will work out a schedule to accommodate all residents being given an opportunity to allow them time in the recreation room. The Rehab Gym for Therapy services will open with a maximum of 4 residents being treated in the gym at a time.
As per the Executive Order dated June 19, 2020, beginning on June 21, 2020, NJ facilities may allow in-person visitation in a designated outdoor visitation space, provided that the facility implements safety, care, and infection prevention and control measures as advised. Under the guidance of Newark Department of Health and Community Wellness, Sinai has determined that the facility not begin outside visitation at this time. This policy will be reviewed weekly to ensure that the facility opens in the safest manner possible.
We know how hard it is, especially during this pandemic to not be able to visit and see your loved ones. Any family that would like to arrange for a facetime phone call can either contact the social services department of leave a voice mail at 973-483-6800×117.
Please remember to check our Website for updates that are posted regularly
As always, we thank you for your continued support and pray that everyone stays safe and well.