The Coronavirus 2019 (Covid-2019) outbreak is causing great concern across the globe. Peace Care has implemented our preparedness plan to carefully and proactively ensure the overall well-being of those entrusted to our care, our staff, and the community at both Peace Care St. Ann’s and Peace Care St. Joseph’s. Peace Care leaders are carefully monitoring the ever-changing information and developments, and are updating and executing our preparedness plan, as needed.
Because we care for the most vulnerable population—and out of an abundance of caution to prioritize their health and protection—Peace Care is implementing aggressive precautionary measures as guided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, and the New Jersey Department of Health.
Visitation is restricted (Effective Friday, March 13, 2020 and until further notice).
Only individuals visiting a loved one who is on end-of-life care or those with extenuating circumstances will be permitted at this time. Requests for such visits can be made by contacting Peace Care St. Ann’s at 201.433.0950 or Peace Care St. Joseph’s at 201.653.8300 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
As always, if there is a change in a resident or patient’s condition, our nursing staff will notify the responsible party. You may opt in to receive daily updates by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list.
Be assured that we are following all CDC guidelines in terms of isolating and testing residents with suspicion of Covid-19 (fever, shortness of breath, cough in absence of documented flu). Right now, we have NOT had a single care that is suspicious.
What We’re Doing
Residents, Patients, Clients, Family Members, Staff
- Communicating frequently to all residents, patients, clients, and staff.
- Restricting visitors with the exception of end-of-life care.
- Working to provide alternate communication means such as FaceTime, Skype, Messenger, etc., for all residents and patients to communicate with loved ones.
- Restricting all non-essential outside activities, gatherings, and meetings.
- Care Plan meetings will take place via conference call until further notice.
- Implementing Peace Care’s pre-established infection control plan
- Increased communications from our centers via phone, email, and Peace Care’s social media (https://www.facebook.com/PeaceCareNJ/, https://www.facebook.com/PeaceCareStAnn/, or https://www.facebook.com/PeaceCareStJoseph/.
- Restricting all non-essential activities, group events, gatherings, and meetings
Peace Care Team Members and Volunteers
- Implementing Peace Care’s established emergency preparedness and infection control plans
- Enhancing cleaning and disinfection protocols on both campuses
- Restricting non-essential visitors
- Vigilantly reviewing all recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, and the New Jersey Department of Health.
Supply Chain Management
- Restricting vendor access to patient and common areas
What You Can Do
Covid-19 is a respiratory infection cause by a novel, or new, coronavirus that is currently being spread from person to person in certain geographic areas. Visit CDC and N.J. Department of Health 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.