Update from Campus CEO, Allen Geckle (April 1, 2020)
We as a nation and a world continue to be anxious about the COVID-19 pandemic. Our management team and Taskforce remain diligent in keeping all residents and staff safe. The Campus continues to monitor all staff entering our facilities and screen all potential new resident admission. There are NO cases of COVID-positive residents in our buildings. A small number of staff are on 14-day quarantines as a precaution due to travel or potential contact with persons who were suspected of COVID exposure, but there have been no positive cases in those staff. The quarantine is a safety precaution based on government recommendations.
A Message from Campus CEO, Allen Geckle (March 17, 2020)
The Campus recognizes the anxiety and uncertainty associated with COVID-19. Our management team and COVID-19 Taskforce is committed to keeping residents and staff safe. While it is impossible to predict what will happen going forward with such a dynamic situation, we continue to monitor all available resources to implement safe practices and precautions.
Our team receives regular updates from numerous state and federal health agencies, along with our trade association and even vendors. Our staff has received instruction on how to protect themselves and residents. Our ancillary departments have increased cleaning and other precautionary procedure and protocols to minimize the risks.
While one of our initial precautions to restrict visitations was difficult, we now know that state and federal agencies and officials have subsequently mandated this action for the protection of residents and staff.
The Campus is committed to providing the safest possible conditions for all concerned, and we appreciate the patience of families as we continue to adapt policies as new information becomes available. Below are some of the frequently asked questions we have received to date.
Note from Campus CEO (March 13, 2020)
The Campus has been working to put preventative measures in place pertaining to COVID-19 in accordance with recommendations of state and federal health and emergency management agencies. Though there have been no presumptive cases in our buildings, The Campus has taken the precautionary step to restrict visitations to both buildings until further notice. This is for the protection of our residents and the staff who provide care and essential services. In lieu of in person visitations, our Activities staff will assist residents and families to connect via SKYPE or Facetime. The Campus has been commended by health professionals for the extensive precautionary practices that have been put in place already. Because older adults are more susceptible to this virus, we thank you in advance for your understanding and adherence to our current practices. Below is a link to an article that shows many facilities are taking the same approach.
Penn Live article about COVID – 19
Mark your calendars for the Annual Golf Tournament held by The Campus of the Jewish Home! We will be playing June 8th at the Harrisburg Country Club and the golf tournament will benefit The Campus Benevolent funds.
This year we will be offering an extra special lunch before the tournament. This will be so much more than the usual “burgers and dogs” lunch so keep an eye out for the brochure and make plans to join us!
The Campus now partners with PS Salon for our Salon care services! PS Salon is the leading national Senior community Salon and Spa provider. Great care and consideration was taken when looking for a new Salon Service company and we could not be more exited to have them join us. Melissa will be the new stylist, stop in and say hello!
Employee(s) of the Year
Each year, Campus CEO Allen Geckle announcers the recipients of the Esther Jacobs Atlas Awards for Employees of the Year. There’s an award for the Nursing Employee of the Year and an award for non-Nursing/Support Services Employee of the Year. Besides a cash award, our Employees of the Year choose a designated parking spot, which they keep for the entire year. Notably, Employees of the Year are chosen by residents, families and other staff members.
This year, Allen presented the Nursing Employee of the Year award to Nurse Rayna Dormer and non-Nursing Employee of the Year award to Driver Clyde Rucker.
Congratulations to both our 2019 winners!
Sami’s Smile Station
Sami’s Smile Station allows our residents’ visitors and loved ones to take pictures, capture good times and print the images right then and there as forever keepsakes. Whether our visitors or guests take the photo prints with them or leave the smiles with our residents, the prints make memories.
With your support of Sami’s Smile Station, we can purchase the needed ink and paper to keep these memories alive. Please consider a small donation to keep this ability possible. To give to Sami’s Smile Station see the receptionist.