COVID-19

COVID-19 INFORMATION

With the safety of our residents and staff as our top priority, Peace Care remains vigilant in protecting the vulnerable population that we serve. We continue to implement all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH), and local government guidelines, recommendations, and protocols pertaining to COVID-19.

Visitation Information

Peace Care St. Ann’s Visitation Policy

10.8.2021 – PCSA Indoor Visit guidance

Peace Care St. Joseph’s Visitation Policy

6.18.2021 – PCSJ_Visitation_Guidelines

Vaccine Information

We strongly recommend that all staff, residents, patients and visitors are fully vaccinated and receive the recommended boosters. Both Peace Care St. Ann’s and Peace Care St. Joseph’s regularly host vaccination clinics for residents and staff. We also host community clinics.

Pfizer-BioNTech EUA Fact Sheet

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine-fact-sheet-recipients-caregivers

CDC Vaccine Information

VaccinePhasesFactSheet

Vaccine Q&A

Outbreak Response Plan

Per the reopening guidance provided by the NJ Department of Health, Peace Care has prepared a Peace Care 2020 COVID 19 Outbreak Plan (10.19.2020). This is the first step, and we are currently working on Response Plans for both Peace Care St. Ann’s and Peace Care St. Joseph’s, per the NJDOH guidelines.

New Admissions

We are welcoming new admissions at both Peace Care St. Ann’s and Peace Care St. Joseph’s. New admissions who are unvaccinated will spend 14 days in our Observation Unit before transferring to the appropriate unit.

Outpatient Rehab at Peace Care St. Ann’s 

Our Outpatient Rehab at Peace Care St. Ann’s is fully open and functional. Our interdisciplinary team provides physical, occupational, and speech therapies seven days a week. We also provide transportation service to patients within 10 miles of our location (198 Old Bergen Road in Jersey City). For more information or to schedule a tour please call 201.433.0950 extension 566.

COVID-19 Testing 

Residents, patients, and staff continue to be tested at least weekly. In some cases, we may choose to test more frequently. Any current resident that needs to leave Peace Care St. Ann’s or Peace Care St. Joseph’s for a medical appointment or procedure will be tested upon his/her return. Further, they will be monitored and may be placed under observation in the designated cluster for 14 days, and then transferred to their regular floor once cleared by the clinical team.

Observation and Isolation Clusters

We have created separate Observation and Isolation Clusters, each with their own designated and exclusive staff and equipment (med carts, meal deliveries, etc.). These separate and specific clusters are accessible via a special entryway. We are closely monitoring staff with daily screenings, including temperature checks. All staff is using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Below are a few ways you can assist Peace Care, our residents, and the community at large.

DONATE TO OUR EMERGENCY RESPONSE FUND

Thank you to all who have answered our call for help. As the COVID-19 crisis continues to wreak havoc in our communities and around the world, our staff and our funds are being stretched like never before. If you are interested in providing assistance, please consider contributing to our Peace Care Emergency Response Fund. For more information, please visit our Become a Donor page or contact mmount@peacecarenj.org.

DONATE MEALS AND NON-PERISHABLE GOODS

To help our employees as they care for the most vulnerable population, we are asking you to donate meals or non-perishable goods (i.e., cereal, protein bars, and other nutritional snacks) and baby wipes for our employee pantry. We are so grateful for the countless meals that have been sent to us. The snacks go a very long way in sustaining our staff around the clock! If you are able to donate any of these items or have contacts with companies that may be able to help, please contact mmount@peacecarenj.org.

SHARE MORAL SUPPORT

Help us recognize and thank our #PeaceCareHeroes. Send us your photos, messages, and cards thanking our amazing employees to mmount@peacecarenj.org. We share them throughout the buildings, on our digital screens, and social media. Tag us on Facebook and use the hashtag #PeaceCareHeroes.

Thank you in advance for supporting Peace Care’s efforts to keep our residents, patients, staff, and community protected.

Be sure to check out our Facebook pages: Peace Care, Peace Care St. Ann’s, and Peace Care St. Joseph’s.

COMMUNICATIONS

We understand that communicating with your loved one is incredibly important and strongly encourage you to communicate with them via telephone, video chat, email, or social media. We have secured iPads for virtual visits with loved ones at both campuses via Google Hangout, Google Duo, and FaceTime. We are facilitating phone and video calls whenever possible. We appreciate your patience, understanding, and flexibility when we are unable to schedule a call due to staff attending to resident care.

Operational updates will continue to be provided on our website and via email. If you wish to be added to the distribution list, email mmount@peacecarenj.org.

As always, if there is a change in a resident’s condition, our nursing staff will notify the responsible party as soon as possible.

CARE PACKAGES

It is strongly recommended that you do not deliver any care packages or other items to either Peace Care facility. Any deliveries are subject to additional screening. If your loved one must have an item, it is recommended that you send it via the U.S. Postal mail.

If you are looking for a project to undertake while you are home, cards, letters, and notes—both physical and electronic—would be most appreciated by our staff and residents. Electronic communications may be sent to info@peacecarenj.org. Mailed items may be sent to:

  • Peace Care St. Ann’s | 198 Old Bergen Road | Jersey City, NJ 07305
  • Peace Care St. Joseph’s | 537 Pavonia Avenue | Jersey City, NJ 07306

ADULT MEDICAL DAY CARE

Peace Care St. Ann’s Adult Medical Day Care reopened on June 24, 2021. OTo learn more about the services offered, call Peace Care St. Ann’s at 201.433.0950.

MEAL SERVICES

Meal service times may be adjusted to accommodate all of our residents.

LAUNDRY SERVICES

All personal laundry will be done by each respective Peace Care facility until further notice.

LEARN MORE

Visit the CDC and NJ Department of Health websites to learn more about COVID-19, symptoms, and prevention, and treatment.

Thank you for your cooperation and for supporting our efforts to keep the risk of viral infections low for all those entrusted to our care, and the many Peace Care team members who are committed to delivering quality care to them each and every day.

Please continue to keep us in your prayers.