COVID-19 RESPONSE AND RESOURCES
Christian Health Care Center (CHCC) takes extraordinary precautionary measures in providing care for the most 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!
NEWS AND UPDATES
NEW: Beginning Monday, November 23, CHCC is restricting visitation at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, The David F. Bolger Post-acute Care Unit, Southgate, The Longview Assisted Living Residence, and Ramapo Ridge Psychiatric Hospital in an effort to aggressively safeguard and protect our residents, patients, and staff.
We recognize that visitation is important especially at this time of year. We thank you in advance for understanding and honoring our careful decision to prioritize your loved one’s health and safety as we continue to exercise an abundance of caution.
We will continue to connect families with their loved one through telephone calls, texting, virtual visits, and window visits. Essential caregiver (those who provided assistance or care to a patient/resident prior to being admitted) visits will be limited to one visit per week for no more than two hours. Compassionate care visits (for residents/patients who are experiencing a change of environment or medical condition) will still be permitted on a limited basis. To inquire about these types of visits, please contact your loved one’s care team.
Hospice and end-of-life visitation will be limited to those who fit the End of Life criteria based on physician assessment. Visitation restrictions will apply with specific case-by-case allowances. The resident or patient’s social worker will communicate directly with families in these particular end-of-life circumstances.
- Christian Health Care Adult Day Services of Wayne and Wyckoff remain closed until further notice.
OUTPATIENT SHORT-TERM REHAB NOW OPEN
Outpatient physical, occupational, and speech therapy are now available to the community in a safe NEW location on CHCC’s Wyckoff campus. Our new outpatient rehabilitation location is following enhanced safety measures as recommended by the CDC, including: temperature checks and screening upon arrival for all patients and therapists, wearing masks, frequent sanitizing and disinfection using EPA-registered, hospital-grade disinfectant, and physical distancing between patients. To learn more or schedule an appointment, please call (201) 848-5855.
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) 848-4200 today to learn more about The Vista. Anticipated completion is spring 2021.
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 noon (EST), Friday, December 4, 2020, CHCC’s current results for residents and patients in our care settings with a COVID-19-positive diagnosis are available below.
Heritage Manor Nursing Home is COVID free.
Longview Assisted Living is currently caring for one COVID-19 positive resident.
Southgate is COVID free.
Ramapo Ridge Psychiatric Hospital is COVID free.
CHCC continues to support our acute-care partners to meet the community’s health-care needs. Heritage Manor Nursing Home is accepting limited admissions from local acute-care hospitals. These new patients come to us for care in order to complete their recovery following hospitalization. They are tested before admission, upon arrival, and move into an established unit used to cohort individuals under investigation for or recovering from the virus.
Among the hundreds of CHCC employees across our long-term/post-acute care, and assisted living communities, there are currently 2 team members in Heritage Manor, and one team member in Southgate, who are COVID-19 positive and remain quarantined at home.
CHCC continues to be in full compliance with state-mandated regular testing of employees.
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 page, communicate directly to family members, and make ourselves available to answer questions.
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. Support CHCC’s 2020 Annual Fund
RESPECT VISITATION RESTRICTIONS
Senior-care 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.
MAKE SMART CHOICES
Wear a mask, practice physical distancing, and be vigilant about hand hygiene. For more tips about to prevent illness and keep your community safe, visit CDC.gov.
PHONE NUMBERS AND RESOURCES
- CHCC’s dedicated COVID-19 information line: (201) 848-4400
- CHCC’s dedicated patient/resident family information line: (201) 897-5100
- CHCC’s courtesy line for concerns or complaints: (201) 848-4488
- New Jersey Department of Health free 24-hour hotline: (1-800) 222-1222
- Tips for Coping with the Emotional Impact of Public Health Emergencies
- 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.