COVID-19 RESPONSE AND RESOURCES
Christian Health Care Center (CHCC) takes extraordinary precautionary measures in providing care for the most fragile and at-risk population in our community. We have and will continue to implement all New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and recommendations pertaining to COVID-19 prevention and control.
We are committed to keeping everyone on our campuses and the community safe and healthy to the best of our abilities. We always have been, and we always will be. Thank you for your support and trust during this challenging time.
NEWS AND UPDATES
We are pleased to join Governor Murphy and Health Commissioner Persichilli in beginning our efforts to reopen outdoor visitation at Christian Health Care Center’s long-term care and assisted living communities. Limited pre-scheduled visitation adhering to strict regulations established by the New Jersey Department of Health will be available for families and sponsors only. For complete details on visitation regulations, please call our dedicated family information line at (201) 897-5100.
In accordance with State of New Jersey guidelines, The Vista Information Center has reopened to visitors and in-person appointments. Vista Residency Counselors are strictly adhering to all safety recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, including screening upon arrival, wearing masks, physical distancing, and disinfecting the Information Center between visitors. Only 50-percent capacity is allowed. Appointments are encouraged. Call (201) 848-5200 today to learn more about The Vista. Anticipated completion is spring 2021.
PROGRAM CLOSURES AND RESTRICTIONS
- Only individuals visiting a loved one who is on end-of-life (hospice) care will be permitted entry to CHCC communities upon symptom and risk-exposure clearance.
- All outpatient short-term rehab is suspended at this time.
- Christian Health Care Adult Day Services of Wayne and Wyckoff remain closed until further notice.
Christian Health Care Counseling Center and Ramapo Ridge Partial-hospitalization Program have switched to a telehealth virtual-counseling platform for all appointments. To make a new appointment, call (201) 848-5500.
As of 2 p.m. (EST), Monday, July 13, 2020, CHCC’s current results for those with a COVID-19-positive diagnosis, those under investigation, and those who have recovered from the virus among our residents, patients, and team members are accessible using the links below.
Longview Assisted Living Information and Updates
Heritage Manor Nursing Home Information and Updates
Southgate Information and Updates
Ramapo Ridge Psychiatric Hospital Information and Updates
Hillcrest Residence Information and Updates
On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, Gov. Phil Murphy issued an executive directive requiring all residents and staff at the state’s long-term care facilities be tested for COVID-19. This directive was passed to limit exposure to and reduce the spread of COVID-19, and ensure safe operations. CHCC immediately complied with the directive.
CHCC employs close to 900 team members across our many programs, services, residences, and supporting areas. 2 CHCC team members are currently COVID-19 positive and remain home in isolation or under the care of their physicians.
CHCC continues to support our acute-care partners to meet the community’s health-care needs. Heritage Manor is accepting a limited number of admissions from local acute-care hospitals. These new patients move into an established unit used to cohort individuals being treated for and/or recovering from the virus. We are extremely pleased to share that many of these new admissions have recovered and already been discharged home.
We are taking every precaution to prevent the spread of infection and safeguard everyone on our campuses. We value transparency and will continue to update this site, communicate directly to family members, and make ourselves available to answer questions. We humbly ask you to keep our community and fellow healthcare providers in your prayers.
WHAT WE ARE DOING
Want to learn more about what we have been doing to protect our patients, residents, team members, and community at large? Read about how we deployed our pre-established emergency response plan as well as innovative new initiatives to address and control this unprecedented pandemic.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Here are a couple of ways you can help keep members of your community – especially older adults – safe and healthy and support CHCC.
Help us address critical needs with Philanthropy in the time of COVID-19.
Support Christian Health Care Center’s 2020 Annual Fund
RESPECT VISITATION RESTRICTIONS
Senior-care centers and residences are working hard to keep everyone safe and we need your support to do so. Use digital technology to virtually visit with older loved ones, neighbors, or other members of your community who may need to hear a friendly voice.
MAKE SMART CHOICES
Practice social distancing, stay home when possible, and be vigilant about hand hygiene and self monitoring for signs of fever, cough, and shortness of breath. For more tips about to prevent illness and keep your community safe, visit CDC.gov.
SHARE YOUR SUPPORT
Help us recognize and thank our #CHCCHeroes. Send us your photos thanking our incredible team members and we will share them on our campus-wide digital screens and social media. Send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Tag us on Facebook and use the hashtags #CHCCStrong and #CHCCHeroes.
To send cards or to visit campus to #ChalkTheWalk, please contact Caroline Silva, CHCC’s Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator, at (201) 848-5797 or email@example.com. To provide meals, donate personal protective equipment, or support CHCC in other ways, please contact Sue Kelly, CHCC’s Director of Development, at (201) 848-5799 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PHONE NUMBERS AND RESOURCES
- CHCC’s dedicated COVID-19 information line: (201) 848-4400
- New Jersey Department of Health free 24-hour hotline: (1-800) 222-1222
- Tips for Coping with the Emotional Impact of Public Health Emergencies
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website
- CHCC Blog
Note In keeping with health-care facility regulations, CHCC is committed to safeguarding protected health information (PHI) and does not violate resident/patient HIPAA privacy and security standards. PHI is only shared with authorized individuals.