COVID-19

April 22, 2020 (as of 11:00 a.m.)

The safety of our residents and staff is our top priority. Peace Care remains vigilant in taking every precaution to the best of our abilities to combat the spread of infection within our building. We have created Observation and Isolation Clusters on the first floor, each with their own designated and exclusive staff and equipment (med carts, meal deliveries, etc.). These separate and specific clusters are only accessible via a special keypad entry. We are closely monitoring staff with daily screenings and taking of temperatures. All staff is using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), including N95 masks.

Our Peace Care leadership team continues to meet at least daily and participates in the various briefings conducted by the CDC, CMS, NJDOH, LeadingAge, the Healthcare Association of New Jersey, and government officials. We are abiding by all guidelines and regulations, and implementing any necessary changes, and imposing the highest level of precautions.

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. Many have asked, “How can we help?” If you are interested in providing assistance, please consider the following ways you can assist us:

  1. Make a contribution to the Peace Care Emergency Response Fund.
  2. Donate personal protective equipment (PPE).
  3. Donate non-perishable goods and baby wipes.

For more information, please visit our Become a Donor page or contact mmount@peacecarenj.org.

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

VISITOR RESTRICTIONS

Visitation is restricted until further notice.

All staff, necessary medical personnel, and essential vendors continue to be admitted only after an extensive screening, that includes temperature checks and evaluation for signs or symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat. All staff is using appropriate PPE.

Hospice & Palliative Care visiting is on a case-by-case basis. Scheduled days and times will be provided to a family member. Call Peace Care St. Ann’s at 201.433.0950 or Peace Care St. Joseph’s at 201.653.8300 for questions specific to your loved ones.

 

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.

Responsible parties have been contacted regarding updates on their loved ones. 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 remains closed until further notice.

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.