The health, safety and well-being of the residents and team members of The Highlands is of the utmost importance and our top priority. During this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to monitor the ever changing COVID-19 developments following the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), PA Department of Health, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid(CMS), the State of Pennsylvania, our Medical Director and others. Open communication is crucial; however, this is a fluid situation and information can change day to day. We will update our COVID-19 Pandemic Status Monday-Friday at noon. We provide regular updates to residents and families via the website, weekly Zoom calls, in house television station, mass phone blasts, emails and letters on our community’s status. Click here for the PA Department of Health Family FAQ's.
Listed below are the cumulative COVID-19 cases on our campus since March 11, 2020. As of July 2, 2020:
Residential - 2 Confirmed, 1 Recovered, 0 Deaths
Personal Care - 0 Confirmed, 0 Recovered, 0 Deaths
Skilled Nursing -20 Confirmed, 9 Recovered, 10 Deaths
Total - 22 Confirmed, 10 Recovered, 10 Deaths
There is currently 1 Active Case in Residential Living and 1 in Skilled Nursing
Direct Care - 22 Confirmed, 17 Recovered, 0 Deaths
Non-direct Care - 6 Confirmed, 4 Recovered, 0 Deaths
Total - 28 Confirmed, 21 Recovered, 0 Deaths
There are currently 7 Active Cases of Employees
If you have have questions, please contact Pandemic Response Team by calling (484) 220-8500 or emailing [email protected]
The Highlands has a Pandemic Response Team comprised of Senior Leadership, our Medical Director, Infection Control Nurse, Department Heads and two retired physician residents, one being a former Infectious Disease Specialist. The team meets regularly to review the latest information available and continues to modify policies, procedures and practices in order to mitigate risk.
The Highlands has put numerous safeguards and preventative measures in place to protect the residents and team members. They include:
June 5, 2020 - The Highlands moves to the Orange Phase of its recovery plan.
May 27, 2020 -The Highlands begins COVID-19 testing of employees
May 19, 2020 - The Highlands establishes a policy for COVID-19 testing of employees in accordance with CMS directive
April 26, 2020 - Residents in Skilled Nursing are co-horted based on results of the COVID-19 test results.
April 24, 2020 - Residents in Personal Care are tested for COVID-19.
April 23, 2020 - All residents in Skilled Nursing are tested for COVID-19.
April 22, 2020 -Expand precautionary measures to isolate Heather Court.
April 20, 2020- Expand precautionary measures to isolate all Skilled Nursing (currently this does not include Heather Court). Staff in Skilled Nursing wearing full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
During this COVID-19 crisis, donations to the Jay Rosenson matching grant challenge were made. We would like to share that due to the generosity of Jay Rosenson who matched $1.00 for $1.00 up to $50,000 in support of employees and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) The Highlands raised $121,760.