COVID INFORMATION

Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccines & Boosters Are Available for Our Residents and Employees

For more information please call Nursing Administration - 

Informed Consent Required!


Daily COVID Updates Available at (718) 989-3043
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RESIDENT  VISITATION

 

UPDATE
 

(Updated 12/3/2022)

Eger has 7 New COVID-19 POSITIVE RESIDENT Test Results

Eger has 0 New COVID-19 POSITIVE EMPLOYEE Test Result

The community transmission level is HIGH in Richmond County as of 11/28/2022

Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, Influenza, and RSV in the community, we are doing everything possible at Eger to protect your loved ones and our staff.
Beginning December 2nd, 2022, there will be no visitation permitted off the unit in our 1st floor cafeteria and 2nd floor piano lounge & winter garden. When you are in our facility visiting your loved ones, please only visit in the resident’s room. Please do not visit in the hallways.
Please remember when visiting to wear a well-fitted mask that always covers both the nose and mouth during any visitation at the facility, practice proper hand hygiene, and maintain 6 feet distance as much as possible.

Your cooperation is appreciated.  Stay safe and I Hope you Have A Great Holiday Season.

SELF-TESTING KIT DISTRIBUTION AT EGER H.C. FOR VISITORS 

DISTRIBUTION OF KITS WILL REMAIN AT THE FRONT SECURITY DESK DAILY 

 

 WE WILL CONTINUE TO DISTRIBUTE INDIVIDUAL TESTING KITS TO YOU FROM OUR SECURITY DESK TOGETHER WITH THE PAPERWORK NEEDED TO BE COMPLETED IN ORDER TO VISIT.

YOU MAY NOT RETURN IF THE TEST RESULT IS POSITIVE- DO NOT BRING A POSITIVE RESULT INTO THE BUILDING - SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE FROM YOUR PHYSICIAN.

THE SECURITY OFFICER OR DESIGNEE WILL SIGN OFF ON THE FORM AND WILL RETAIN THE FORM FOR THE DESIGNATED TIME FRAME FROM THE DATE OF THE TEST SO YOU CAN RETURN FOR A VISIT THAT IS PERMITTED BY THE TESTING DATE. 

IF YOU ARE UNABLE  TO DO THE TESTING YOURSELF, PLEASE PROCEED TO ONE OF THE TESTING SITES LISTED BELOW .

Click the link below to view some of the Staten Island Testing Sites - You can also call 311 for a site near you.  

 

RESIDENT VISITATION GUIDELINES 
For Eger Harbor House Visitation Guidelines, please visit the Medicaid Assisted Living Page (tab  above)

 

VISITATION GUIDELINES

(EFFECTIVE JANUARY 12, 2022 AS PER GOVERNOR HOCHUL ORDER)

 

 

Please note the following important information as directed in a January 12, 2022 Memorandum from New York State Department of Health

Mask, Personal Protective Equipment, and Physical Distancing Requirements for Visitors:

 

All visitors must: 

Wear a well-fitting non-surgical paper mask or a mask of higher quality (i.e., surgical mask, KN95 or N95) at all times during any visitation at the facility. If the visitor wishes, a cloth mask may be placed over the paper mask. The masks must cover both the nose and the mouth; and;

Testing for Visitors: In addition, all nursing homes licensed and regulated by the New York State Department of Health must verify that visitors have received a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result one day prior to visitation for antigen tests and two days prior to visitation for NAAT (e.g. PCR) tests.

All visitors may use either NAAT testing or antigen testing. This means, for example, that a test for a Sunday visit should be conducted no earlier than Saturday if it’s an antigen test or Friday if it’s a PCR test. Any PCR or antigen test used must either have Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or be operating per the Laboratory Developed Test requirements by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

For visitors who visit for multiple days, including a visitor who comes every day, proof of negative testing is required as often as feasible, at a minimum every other day. Therefore, we encourage you to keep your negative test result with you to show so that it can be checked utilizing the date provided and the date of your visit.

 

Although not mandated for end of life (Hospice) residents, the facility is encouraging you to be tested so that we can help keep this virus under control at Eger Health Care Center.

Visitation Requirements 

• Physically distance from facility personnel and other patients/residents/visitors that are not directly associated with the specific resident(s) being visited by that individual.

Often during rounds, we have had to remind family and friends not to take off their masks while visiting with the residents. Of course, you may continue to bring treats and other food items to our residents - they look forward to that!

As you are aware we are struggling with staffing due to the virus and how it has affected our staff as much as it has affected our residents.  Although able to bring staff back quicker, we must only bring them back from being ill if they are asymptomatic.  Therefore, not everyone falls into the five-day category, and some are out much longer.

Remember, bring your results, and photo id to the facility. Also, please think about getting your booster.  We continue to offer the Booster vaccine for our residents so if your family member has not been boostered, please speak with the unit nurse or the nursing supervisor. For you and your family, the booster is being offered at almost every pharmacy on Staten Island as well as vaccine sites. Please contact your health professional with any questions.  The CDC and Health Department are indicating that fully vaccinated indicates that you are Boostered.

 

Again, your ongoing support is greatly appreciated.  Stay safe, wear your mask, and remember to be vaccinated and boostered.

In order to avoid an increase in our facility COVID-19 positivity rate, we have put in place the following for our resident’s safety:

  • In order to visit you will need to show a COVID-19 negative test done 24 hours prior to your visit. As per Governor Hochul Order the ONLY exception is Hospice and end-of-life residents.

  • We will also limit the number of visitors at one time to two except in hospice circumstances
     

  • All visitors must continue to wear their mask on the unit, do not remove it unless you and the resident are the only persons in the room. All visiting must take place in the resident’s room who you are here to visit. Please do not visit from room to room during this time. Do not visit in hallways, if you do not follow these important infection control protocols you will be asked to leave the facility.
     

  • Upon entering the main lobby, each visitor will complete an electronic or paper health screening for signs and symptoms of COVID-19, asked about having had close contact with someone with the COVID-19 infection during the prior 14 days (regardless of vaccination status) and will have their temperature taken.
     

  • Please remember to wash your hands when you arrive and before your leave the unit. Hand sanitizer is available throughout.
     

  • If you find out after you visited that you are COVID+ or have been in close contact with someone who is COVID+ please notify the facility nursing supervisor immediately so we can begin contact tracing.
     

  • Anyone under the age of 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult.
     

  • Further, we strongly encourage visitors to get vaccinated and receive the booster shot when you are due.
     

  • Visiting residents who by physician order are on transmission-based precautions (TBP) due to COVID is permitted; the resident MUST remain in their room and if tolerated, shall wear a well-fitting face mask.  Visitors shall be advised of the residents who may have tested positive for COVID and will be made aware of the potential risk of visiting.   Appropriate personal protective equipment shall be worn by the visitor; well-fitting facemask and a gown (gowns required when visiting a COVID+ resident as well as your mask).  Eger will provide to the visitor as necessary. Please read all signage throughout the facility and as you enter a resident room for further instructions.  Never enter a room with an isolation sign without first seeing the nurse.
     

  • During a period of an “outbreak investigation and testing” at the facility, visiting is permitted as above.
      
    Any visitor who fails to adhere to the visitation protocols shall be asked to leave the facility


CORE PRINCIPLES OF COVID-19 INFECTION PREVENTION

  • The core principles of Infection Prevention shall be maintained throughout the visit inclusive of:

-Wearing a mask which covers the nose and mouth.

-Practice proper and frequent hand hygiene.

-Maintain physical distancing of at least six (6) feet from employees and other residents.

-Please limit the use of elevator to four people.