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During these challenging times, our CareOne family has and always will be there for you. For over 20 years we have been administering first-in-class assisted living, gold standard memory care and award winning rehab. Now more than ever, you can trust in our care.

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CareOne at the Highland’s Indian Program https://www.care-one.com/blog/careone-at-the-highlands-indian-program/ https://www.care-one.com/blog/careone-at-the-highlands-indian-program/#respond Thu, 21 May 2020 19:51:12 +0000 https://www.care-one.com/?p=22804 In an effort to meet the needs of our diverse population at CareOne at the Highlands, we are offering special programming for our Indian patients. Why choose CareOne at The Highlands? Superb and individual dining experiences with special vegetarian, vegan and Jain meals available Community Indian gatherings In-house Temple – Hindu and Jain 18 official Read the full article...

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In an effort to meet the needs of our diverse population at CareOne at the Highlands, we are offering special programming for our Indian patients.

Why choose CareOne at The Highlands?

  • Superb and individual dining experiences with special vegetarian, vegan and Jain meals available
  • Community Indian gatherings
  • In-house Temple – Hindu and Jain
  • 18 official Indian languages spoken in our center
  • Indian entertainment (movies, music, books, and magazines) available on demand
  • Religious volunteers and services
  • Hindi TV package available

CareOne at the Highlands is a leading provider of post-acute care and long-term care and is committed to providing quality rehabilitative programs designed to maximize wellness and independence. We are committed to personalized care, supported through a variety of unique programs.

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CareOne New Jersey’s Updated COVID Testing https://www.care-one.com/blog/careone-new-jerseys-updated-covid-testing/ https://www.care-one.com/blog/careone-new-jerseys-updated-covid-testing/#respond Thu, 14 May 2020 19:12:31 +0000 https://www.care-one.com/?p=22186 May 14, 2020 Dear Families and Friends, As you may know, Governor Murphy recently directed widespread COVID-19 surveillance testing of residents and staff of long term care facilities. Surveillance testing is different from diagnostic testing in that it is designed primarily to detect the occurrence and prevent the spread of the virus. For this reason, Read the full article...

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May 14, 2020

Dear Families and Friends,

As you may know, Governor Murphy recently directed widespread COVID-19 surveillance testing of residents and staff of long term care facilities. Surveillance testing is different from diagnostic testing in that it is designed primarily to detect the occurrence and prevent the spread of the virus. For this reason, testing is required regardless of symptoms or exposure risk.

The NJ Department of Health has ordered that all residents and staff are to be tested by May 26th. This is called “baseline testing”. For those who test negative, re-testing will be required within 3-7 days. Any staff who test positive will quarantine at home until such time that CDC guidance determines it is safe to return to work.

As you can see, this means that we will be conducting a large number of tests in a short period of time. Of course, we will keep you informed if the test results indicate a change in your loved one’s condition or if a room change is required based on the test results. As you may know, our center is currently using a system of grouping patients based on COVID-19 status. Each group is called a “cohort” and staff are assigned to a specific cohort zone inside the building.

We will work to minimize any disruption as much as possible. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns about the testing program. Our CareOne Family Hotline number is available 24/7 to answer your questions.

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Nursing, retirement homes adapt for a socially distant Mother’s Day https://www.care-one.com/blog/nursing-retirement-homes-adapt-for-a-socially-distant-mothers-day/ https://www.care-one.com/blog/nursing-retirement-homes-adapt-for-a-socially-distant-mothers-day/#respond Mon, 11 May 2020 15:26:12 +0000 https://www.care-one.com/?p=21828 By: Jim MorelliUpdated: May 10, 2020 – 6:14 PM NEWTON, Mass. — Not only are they ‘in this together’ at Massachusetts nursing homes — but you might say patients and staff members are going through the COVID-19 pandemic together, alone. Since March, the state has banned visits by family members, fearing introduction of the virus into facilities Read the full article...

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By: Jim Morelli
Updated: May 10, 2020 – 6:14 PM

NEWTON, Mass. — Not only are they ‘in this together’ at Massachusetts nursing homes — but you might say patients and staff members are going through the COVID-19 pandemic together, alone.

Since March, the state has banned visits by family members, fearing introduction of the virus into facilities housing what is clearly the most vulnerable population to the novel coronavirus.

The Department of Public Health reports that most of the nearly 5,000 deaths so far in Massachusetts have been in residents 80 or older, with 82 being the average age of fatal infection.

Mother’s Day is traditionally a high-traffic time at nursing homes, with many families taking loved ones out for dinner or lunch. With residents not allowed to leave, and families not allowed inside, CareOne, which operates 15 long-term care facilities in the state, set up ‘window visits’ between moms and their families.

In Newton, a lobby window was opened a crack. That was enough for Michelle Daniels to converse with her 95-year-old Mom, Philomena Langley.

“It’s been tough,” Daniels said. “You know I haven’t been able to see or talk to her because she wears hearing aids and ones’s broken and in the shop. So she can’t hear.”

Daniels originally planned to just wave to her mom, who lives on an upper floor.

Sandi Glidden’s 75-year-old mom is at the Newton facility as a rehab patient after getting into a car accident last month. She hit a UPS truck on Route 9, breaking her back and several ribs, Glidden said.

“It is what it is, right? Everybody’s going through something,” Glidden said. “Everybody is going through it. I’m not the only one. It’s Mother’s Day for millions of women.”

Emily Vasquez, administrator for CareOne in Newton, said the facility also has two wings solely dedicated to COVID-19 patients discharged from the hospital and hopefully on the way to recovery. Though, not all of them make it.

They too were getting visits outside another part of the building.

While any day isolated from family is tough for nursing home residents, Mother’s Day is especially difficult.

“It’s a sad day for us because most of the patients would love to have families visit,” said Oliver Tayu, RN, Nursing Supervisor at CareOne, Newton.

Tayu said since the ban on visitors began, nurses have had to take on both the role of family members — and the role of social workers, as they help residents cope with loneliness and depression.

But even in those roles, staffers are physically hampered as human beings — because they have to wear personal protective equipment.

“It’s frustrating to them because they can’t even see our faces because we’re all masked up,” said Tayu. “We have the mask, we have the face shield.”

When her mom is released from CareOne, Glidden plans to use whatever time off she has left from work to become her caregiver.

When it was time to leave, Glidden said, “Happy Mother’s Day” to the shadow behind the glass. “I love you. I love you with all my heart.”

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Op-ed: Long-Term Care Facilities Aim For Success Amid Coronavirus https://www.care-one.com/blog/op-ed-long-term-care-facilities-aim-for-success-amid-coronavirus/ https://www.care-one.com/blog/op-ed-long-term-care-facilities-aim-for-success-amid-coronavirus/#respond Fri, 08 May 2020 17:03:35 +0000 https://www.care-one.com/?p=21590 This op-ed was submitted by Elizabeth Straus, executive vice president of CareOne, which oversees 60 skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. It does not necessarily reflect the views of Patch. By Lizzy Straus Day after day, headlines report grim statistics about COVID-19’s impact on America’s long-term Read the full article...

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This op-ed was submitted by Elizabeth Straus, executive vice president of CareOne, which oversees 60 skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. It does not necessarily reflect the views of Patch.

By Lizzy Straus

Day after day, headlines report grim statistics about COVID-19’s impact on America’s long-term care facilities. This death-fueled narrative reflects the macabre underbelly of journalism, while doing nothing to explain what is happening in skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers.

Americans deserve better. In this time of pandemic, communities are frightened. They need facts, not fear. Above all, the public should understand how and why the overwhelming majority of facilities do their best with what they have, every day, to save as many lives as possible. Neglecting to note that residents come into our centers from the hospital having tested positive for COVID-19, failing to report the recovery rate of residents entrusted to our care, or overlooking these inspiring stories of recuperation doesn’t benefit the public.

As we strive to keep residents and employees safe, help infected patients recover and attend to the emotional needs of families, two factors explain the coronavirus experience in nursing homes. The first is social distancing. Residents and patients are admitted into nursing and rehab centers because they require hands-on care and treatment around the clock. Our residents require constant physical contact; from cleaning, to feeding, to dressing. This reality negates the most important and effective mitigation strategy against the spread of coronavirus. Personal protective equipment is available and used by our employees, but it is not infallible.

Second, long-term care facilities treat the most fragile and compromised members of our society. Most have been hospitalized prior to arriving in nursing homes. Others are permanently disabled. These patients and residents are more susceptible to infection and transmissible disease. Even before COVID, our caregivers lived with the ever- present understanding that residents will pass from this earth even while receiving the greatest of care. Coronavirus only accentuates this unpleasant fact.

Amid this challenging and rapidly changing environment, providers remain steadfast in pursuit of our primary and most important task — caring for residents and patients.

That’s not going to change.

At CareOne, we understand residents and patients are real people, not statistics, who become part of our extended family. Too many of them have been afflicted by this terrible virus. We strictly follow the guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Protection — and exceeding CDC recommendations wherever possible — to protect them.

We also are listening and learning. This is the only way we can improve outcomes. Leveraging extensive experience accrued during the first weeks of the pandemic, CareOne gathered an elaborate set of outcome data from centers that experienced the highest number of cases and widest range of case presentations. This approach allowed our team to develop standards for evaluating and managing known or suspected COVID-19 patients. We call this the COVID-Capable℠ model of care.

Our regimen encompasses emerging standards, protocols and best practices for protecting and treating at-risk populations. Care plans and treatment protocols vary depending on the condition of patients, but all include frequent respiratory assessments, daily respiratory treatments, and rigorous, focused nursing assessments for every COVID-positive patient. Additional steps include standard hydration procedures (including IV fluids as indicated), baseline and follow-up EKGs for all patients, and focused restorative eating when symptoms such as cough, nausea and lethargy are present.

To ensure that our facilities meet the standards needed to capably accept and treat COVID-19 positive patients, CareOne has installed negative pressure systems and HEPA filters, which reduce the possibility of viral transmission via HVAC systems. We work every day to ensure the additional staffing levels needed to provide intensive care necessary at a time when market forces have significantly increased staffing costs.

Every American acknowledges the remarkable and courageous work frontline long-term care employees do every day to care for the most vulnerable members of our community. These selfless acts benefit our grandparents, our parents, friends, and loved ones. The risks that workers take cannot be understated. Our caregivers hold hands and offer personal comfort, sometimes in a patient’s final hours. We are so proud of the courage and compassion our team brings to work each day.

The danger posed by the coronavirus don’t end when the work day ends. The virus threatens to follow staff members home. Many employees have made the excruciating decision to send children and loved ones to live elsewhere. Others physically separate themselves at home to prevent family members from possibly falling ill. Too many of these brave souls haven’t seen or hugged their children for weeks because of their dedication to work. This level of sacrifice is nothing short of selfless and heroic. The federal government has declared war against the coronavirus. It is a war, one in which caregivers and staff march courageously to the front lines every day. They do an incredible job and deserve nothing less than our deepest admiration and appreciation.

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‘The virus isn’t a death sentence’: New Jersey facility takes on COVID-19 with success https://www.care-one.com/blog/the-virus-isnt-a-death-sentence-new-jersey-facility-takes-on-covid-19-with-success/ https://www.care-one.com/blog/the-virus-isnt-a-death-sentence-new-jersey-facility-takes-on-covid-19-with-success/#respond Wed, 06 May 2020 14:41:07 +0000 https://www.care-one.com/?p=21336 McKnight By Liza Berger, May 6, 2020 When the New Jersey Department of Health called in late March for assistance at a nursing home in the area that was overrun with COVID-19, CareOne acted fast. “We were able to relatively quickly pull together some directors of nursing and administrative nurses and support the sisters providing Read the full article...

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McKnight By Liza Berger, May 6, 2020

When the New Jersey Department of Health called in late March for assistance at a nursing home in the area that was overrun with COVID-19, CareOne acted fast.

“We were able to relatively quickly pull together some directors of nursing and administrative nurses and support the sisters providing primary care to people at St. Joe’s,” Lizzy Straus, executive VP of operations for CareOne, a family-owned chain of post-acute care facilities, long-term acute care hospitals and assisted living facilities in New Jersey, told McKnight’s Long-Term Care News.

The situation at St Joseph’s Senior Home in Woodbridge turned out to be dire. Three nuns, who were sick with symptoms from the coronavirus, were caring for some 85 residents by themselves; the rest of the staff were not coming into work. The nuns were feeding the residents just twice a day. All the residents were presumed COVID-19-positive.

“We were frank about what we viewed the situation to be,” noted Thomas McKinney, senior vice president of care for CareOne.

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Hero of the Day: Nursing home administrator cares for coronavirus-stricken residents https://www.care-one.com/blog/hero-of-the-day-nursing-home-administrator-cares-for-coronavirus-stricken-residents/ Thu, 23 Apr 2020 17:19:07 +0000 https://www.care-one.com/?p=15724 NYPost By Gabrielle FonrougeApril 23, 2020 | 12:36pm When the coronavirus struck the St. Joseph’s Senior Nursing Home, it spread like wildfire. In six short days, one infection turned into 94 presumed positives at the New Jersey facility. Then staff started falling ill, and soon there were just three nuns left to care for the Read the full article...

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NYPost By Gabrielle FonrougeApril 23, 2020 | 12:36pm

When the coronavirus struck the St. Joseph’s Senior Nursing Home, it spread like wildfire.

In six short days, one infection turned into 94 presumed positives at the New Jersey facility.

Then staff started falling ill, and soon there were just three nuns left to care for the victims — until Terri Rufo volunteered to help.

“We didn’t know what situation the residents were in, it seems like the natural thing to go and help if someone asked you to help,” said Rufo, 45, a registered nurse and nursing home administrator for the CareOne at Holmdel nursing home who was sent to St. Joe’s to help.

When the New Jersey Department of Health realized how dire the situation was at St. Joseph’s, they made a desperate call to CareOne, which runs 32 nursing homes in the state, and asked if they could send anyone to help.

It was a Sunday, Rufo’s day off, but she was only 30 minutes away so she agreed to go, not having any idea at all of what she was getting herself into.

That was back on March 22, during the coronavirus’ opening act in the tristate area, and Rufo had yet to care for any COVID-19 patients.

When she arrived at St. Joseph’s, she didn’t know who was positive and who wasn’t as her team grappled with the home’s paper records and lack of a digital system.

While she admits she was “initially” concerned, she knew “they needed help.”

“It just seemed like the right thing to do,” Rufo said.

Within three days, the state shut down the nursing home and distributed its residents to various CareOne facilities including Holmdel where Rufo has been working ever since to help acclimate them to the new home.

The job has been emotionally and physically draining as the elderly residents grapple with isolation-related depression, loneliness and the inevitable deaths the virus brings — at least five so far at Rufo’s facility.

But to her, they’re “family,” and she does everything she can to “love them” and “take care of them,” Rufo said.

“We have many people working in our facilities, house keepers, office managers, food service, the nurses and the aides, who have all committed to helping people to get better or sharing last moments with their family via Facetime or window visits or keeping in touch as much as we can,” Rufo said.

“It’s been a really difficult time for us as we fight off this disease, many of us… have not seen our children, I haven’t seen my kids in a month except for Facetime because we’ve just dedicated our time now to taking care of these residents.”

Rufo made the decision to have her kids stay with her ex-husband during the crisis once she realized she’d be exposed to the virus at work and broke down into tears as she described the tough choice.

Still, she knows she’s needed more than ever and the light at the end of the tunnel gets brighter each day.

“We’ll all come out of this stronger,” she said.

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One Senior Care Company Addresses the Growing Coronavirus Epidemic https://www.care-one.com/blog/one-senior-care-company-addresses-the-growing-coronavirus-epidemic/ Sat, 18 Apr 2020 14:02:56 +0000 https://www.care-one.com/?p=15718 By TOYA CORNELIOUS, CHIEF CLINICAL OFFICER April 2, 2020 at 1:00 AM Along with local hospitals and the rest of our nation, CareOne is braced for the unprecedented needs of caring for COVID-19 patients. To confront the virus head-on, CareOne is actively working to fight this pandemic, developing clinical protocols that have allowed two of Read the full article...

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By TOYA CORNELIOUS, CHIEF CLINICAL OFFICER
April 2, 2020 at 1:00 AM

Along with local hospitals and the rest of our nation, CareOne is braced for the unprecedented needs of caring for COVID-19 patients. To confront the virus head-on, CareOne is actively working to fight this pandemic, developing clinical protocols that have allowed two of its centers to become COVID-capable care units. With the New Jersey Department of Health reporting today that 80 post-acute centers in state have COVID-positive residents, the Commissioner ordered all post-acute centers to accept medically-stable COVID-positive patients discharged from local hospitals. In essence, all post-acute care centers in the state need to become capable of caring for COVID patients.

CareOne at New Milford (Woodcrest) is an example of such a COVID-capable center, not by design but out of necessity. Beginning in mid-March, some residents and staff started showing signs of respiratory illness, which led us to cohort the third floor and 2 other smaller units for positive cases in the facility. Although we expect these numbers to rise, we can report that as of March 31st, physicians have confirmed 16 residents and 6 staff members to have tested positive for COVID-19. We are actively testing patients and awaiting results, and screening at higher levels than CDC guidelines. We have also confirmed five of the residents who passed tested positive, and we are investigating other passings.

The use of our third floor to cohort residents was done in strict adherence to guidelines issued by the CDC and Department of Health. Our experience at New Milford is similar to what we’ve learned at other centers. First, protocols are simpler to adhere to when all patients are presumed to be positive in one floor, or one facility, and require similar treatments. Second, it’s more effective for the staff to comply with strict PPE protocols when those guidelines are uniform throughout the facility.

COVID-19 cases are widespread throughout the Tri-State area. New York City has been severely impacted and our close proximity puts all of Northern New Jersey, particularly Bergen County, at increased risk. Local hospitals are reporting a surge of patients every day and emergency departments are overflowing. Although testing has become more available recently, the scarcity of testing in the early weeks of the pandemic led to incomplete information. Persons not meeting strict testing criteria were often sent home or discharged from hospitals without the benefit of a laboratory finding.

Indeed, we have learned that the onset of this disease presents in ways unknown just a month ago, which is why our tracking mechanisms include criteria which exceed CDC guidelines. We have the benefit of a highly skilled Infectious Disease physician who is working closely with our center to mitigate the risks to patients and staff. We are offering treatment options to patients and staff which is based on the latest science.

We are battle scarred but not battle weary. In fact with supplemental staff being deployed, we are stronger and even more prepared. CareOne at New Milford intends to support our Bergen County hospitals in dealing with this pandemic and we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our hospital partners to fight and win this war.

We know that everyone in the New Milford community has felt the impact of COVID-19. Rest assured that the safety and well-being of our residents and the New Milford community is of the utmost importance to us. You have our commitment that we will take all measures to protect you. CareOne has been and will continue to remain in regular communication with State and local officials. We express our heartfelt gratitude to the Borough of New Milford for their support during this difficult time.

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CareOne Celebrates their Healthcare Heroes https://www.care-one.com/blog/careone-celebrates-their-healthcare-heroes/ Sat, 18 Apr 2020 13:53:49 +0000 https://www.care-one.com/?p=15716 FORT LEE, N.J., March 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — CareOne, a leader in post-acute care, long-term care, memory care and assisted living for over 20 years, recognizes that COVID-19 has created an unprecedented time for our healthcare system. And while they have put extensive measures in place to keep patients, residents and staff healthy and safe, Read the full article...

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FORT LEE, N.J., March 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — CareOne, a leader in post-acute care, long-term care, memory care and assisted living for over 20 years, recognizes that COVID-19 has created an unprecedented time for our healthcare system. And while they have put extensive measures in place to keep patients, residents and staff healthy and safe, CareOne recognizes that they must go beyond the policy and protocols in place to meet physical health needs. They also deeply understand the importance of maintaining the mental and spiritual needs of everyone at their centers.

COVID-19 has put enormous pressure on all the centers – residents, patients and staff. The outbreak was met with an immediate response by CareOne to implement an even more stringent infection control policy, beyond the extensive measures already in place prior to the outbreak. Additionally, all visits to the centers have been suspended out of an abundance of caution. Additional medical supplies and food supplies were immediately available on-site as backup for all centers. We have reached out to our army of facility volunteers as well as local school children to write letters of inspiration and thanks to our patients, residents and staff. All staff and physicians entering the center must be screened for potential risk, signs and symptoms and have a temperature check. All these measures are in accordance with recommendations of the Department of Health and the CDC.

CareOne also recognized these stringent measures necessitated a plan to meet the fear of isolation the patients and residents, some who have daily visits from family and friends, may feel. Immediate plans were put in place to keep residents, patients and families connected. All centers were supplied with additional laptops and computers so visits could occur via FaceTime and Skype. Staff also make regular calls to family members to provide status updates on their loved ones.

Elizabeth Straus, Executive Vice President of CareOne, was also very concerned about the well-being and morale of staff at the centers. She knew the long hours and restrictions needed to care for the residents could take a toll on staff members. It meant staff would be isolated from their families and friends too! Ms. Straus immediately implemented plans to celebrate the CareOne Healthcare Heroes. PA (Public Address) Bingo with prizes for residents and staff, scavenger hunts, “Thank-You” signs posted throughout the centers, and offering alternative shifts for those with child-care issues were just some of the measures put in place. Keeping their residents and staff engaged would mean the difference between managing residents and staff successfully or allowing them to feel the effects of isolation.

About CareOne
A family owned and operated healthcare organization with more than 45 years of service; that include post-hospital care, rehabilitation, assisted living, long-term care and a variety of clinical specialty programs. CareOne offers compassionate care in gracious, professionally managed centers and communities. CareOne serves thousands of patients every day and admits and discharges more than 20,000 patients every year. With more than 50 centers CareOne communities are conveniently located across New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Maryland. Interested parties can engage with CareOne on social media by following @CareOneMgt on Twitter,@careonemgt on Instagram, and @CareOneManagement on Facebook.

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