Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus Updates


HEALTH UPDATE: October 15, 2020 NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE

Good afternoon,
This is Steven Necroto with a change to my previous message. Last week we received notice that one employee tested positive for the virus. This employee continues to be asymptomatic and remains at home. After the last round of tests we have no other positive results. Employee will return to work only with a negative test result. We are taking extra precautions to keep our community safe and will continue to pause visits and communal meals for the next 7 days.

Thank you, Steven Necroto President/CEO Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE: October 10, 2020 NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE

Good morning,
This is Steven Necroto with an update on COVID-19 at Dominican Village.
Unfortunately we recently received notice that one employee has tested positive for the virus. This employee is asymptomatic and will remain at home, however, we are taking extra precautions to determine relevant contacts with this employee that may have occurred. Employees will return to work only with a negative test result.
As a result, visitation with residents, communal meals and activities at Dominican Village must be "paused" for the next 14 days.
We continue to exercise all safety protocols to keep our community safe.

Thank you, Steven Necroto President/CEO Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE: October 2, 2020 NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE

Good Afternoon,
It is with great pleasure to announce we have not had any new confirmed cases of COVID 19 in our Independent, Assisted Living, or with employees.
The good news is that we are slowly relaxing quarantine guidelines. This allows our residents to enjoy visitors, communal dining, activities, shopping, and local trips. We continue to be cautious by keeping resident groups small.
Staff continues to follow safety protocols and are still tested weekly.
Every effort is made to keep our house safe.
Feel free to call me with any questions you may have.

Steven Necroto President & CEO (631) 842 6091


HEALTH UPDATE: September 25, 2020 NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE

Good afternoon my name is Steven Necroto I would like to introduce myself as the new CEO of Dominican Village. I started last week and am excited to work with this dedicated and caring staff.
I am pleased to announce we have no new confirmed cases of Covid 19 in our Independent, Assisted Living or with employees.
We are slowly starting to open the community to visitors adding some dinning, more activities, and trips. I look forward to working with all of you and keeping this wonderful home safe.
Thank you

Steve Necroto CEO/President Dominican Village 631-842-7736


VISITATION PLAN to ALR:

Dominican Village will now allow for some level of visitation to Assisted Living residents when the following conditions are met:

PROCEDURE:

  • Guidance previously issued relative to visitation for medically necessary or end-of-life services remains the same
  • There are no new confirmed staff or resident cases of COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • Dominican Village is in compliance with all reporting requirements associated with COVID-19, including but not limited to the HERDS and staff testing surveys, and all state regulations, Executive Orders, all other applicable guidance related to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
  • Dominican Village will post the formal visitation plan to their website and social media sites for easy viewing
  • Dominican Village will announce on their website and social media sites if/when visitation is paused due to an increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among staff and/or residents

Dominican Village may allow visitors according to the following:

  • Resident may receive no more than two visitors at a time
  • At least one of the visitors must be an adult 18 years of age or older
  • Only 10 percent of the residents on the in-house resident census may be allowed visitors at any time. (for example, a census of 50 residents may allow for 5 residents to have visitors per day to ensure proper social distancing requirements)
  • Current COVID-19 positive residents, residents with COVID-19 signs or symptoms, and residents in a 14-day quarantine or observation period are not eligible for visits
  • Visitors will be screened for signs/symptoms of COVID-19 prior to resident access and refused access if exhibit symptoms or do not pass the screening questions
  • Screening process includes temperature check and questions regarding potential exposure, international travel, or travel to states designated in the Commissioner’s travel advisory
  • Documentation of screening questions will be maintained and available to DOH upon request
  • Documentation of visitor screening will be maintained onsite in electronic format and available to the DOH for purposes of inspection and potential contact tracing
  • Documentation MUST include the following for each visitor or representative of the long-term care ombudsman (LTCOP) to Dominican Village:
    • First and last name of visitor
    • Street address of the visitor
    • Daytime and evening phone number
    • Date and time of visit
    • Email address if available
    • Notation that the individual cleared the screening (both temperature and questions)
  • An easy-to-read fact sheet outlining visitor expectations including appropriate hand hygiene, face covering requirements, and hours of visitation will be given to visitors upon initial screening
  • Both resident and visitors will always wear a facemask or face covering while at Dominican Village including during the visit
  • Dominican Village must provide a mask or face covering if resident does not have one or if visitor arrives without one
  • Alcohol based hand sanitizer will be accessible to resident and visitors
  • Wellness staff will be present to help with the transition of residents and for monitoring the visitation
  • Visitation should be limited to outdoor areas on the DV campus including the Founders patio and seating near the fishpond, weather permitting
  • Under certain limited circumstances visitation can be inside in a well-ventilated designated common area, (HBH Activities room, Amitycenter, West Activity Room), with NO MORE THAN 10 individuals total at one time, all of whom who are wearing a facemask or face covering and who are appropriately social distancing
  • Wellness staff and Environmental Services staff will clean and disinfect visitation areas after each visit using EPA-approved disinfectant
  • A team consisting of the Administrator, Chief Quality Officer, Director of Operations, Director of Wellness, Director of Security, Director of Environmental Services and Supervisor of Case Management will review visitation program compliance
  • Any visitor who fails to adhere to the protocol will be prohibited from visiting during the duration of the COVID-19 state declared public health emergency
  • One-hour visitations must be scheduled with Case Management Department to ensure all residents may have visitation
  • Hours designated for visitation are as follows:
    • Monday and Wednesday 12pm-8pm (7pm begins the final one-hour visit)
    • Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am-4pm (4pm begins the final one-hour visit)
    • Saturday and Sunday 9am-3pm (3pm begins the final one-hour visit)
  • At no time shall the total number of visits exceed 10 percent of the in-house resident census

Visitors Expectations Fact Sheet - September 18, 2020

  • Visitation hours are by appointment only. A copy of the ACF’s formal visitation plan is posted on the website and broadcasted via email. Visiting hours are Monday and Wednesday 12pm to 8pm; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am-4pm and Saturday/Sunday 9am-3pm, for One-hour visits.
  • Visits must be scheduled with the Case Managers: Emily (Tuesday through Saturday) 631-842-7674 or Alison (Monday through Friday) 631-532-2302.
  • Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older.
  • No more than 10 percent (10%) of the residents shall have visitors at any one time and only two visitors will be allowed per resident at any one time.
  • Visitors are screened for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 prior to resident access and visitation will be refused if the individual(s) exhibits any COVID-19 symptoms or do not pass the screening questions.
  • Screening shall consist of both temperature checks and asking screening questions to assess potential exposure to COVID-19 which shall include questions regarding international travel or travel to other states designated under the Commissioner’s travel advisory.
  • Documentation must include the following for each visitor to the assisted living residence: first and last name of the visitor; physical (street) address of the visitor; daytime and evening telephone number; date and time of visit; and email address, if available.
  • Limited visitation, including, but not limited to, family members, loved ones, representatives from the long-term care ombudsman program (LTCOP).
  • At this time, visitation is strictly prohibited in resident rooms.
  • Visitation should be limited to outdoor areas, weather permitting. Under certain limited circumstances, as defined by the facility, visitation can be inside, in a well-ventilated space with no more than 10 individuals who are appropriately socially distanced and wearing a facemask or face covering while in the presence of others.
  • Visitors and residents must wear a face mask or face covering which always covers both the nose and mouth when on the premises of Dominican Village.
  • Visitors must maintain social distancing, except when assisting with wheelchair mobility.
  • Facilities will provide alcohol-based hand rub, consisting of at least 60 percent (60%) alcohol, to residents, visitors and representatives of the long-term care ombudsman prior to visiting the residents. Rub hands together using friction.
  • The staff is required to monitor the visitation process. If any visitor fails to adhere to the protocol, he/she/they will be prohibited from visiting for the duration of the COVID-19 state declared public health emergency.

HEALTH UPDATE: September 16, 2020 NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE

Good afternoon, this is Sister Maureen with an update on COVID-19 at Dominican Village.
I am very happy to again report that there are no new confirmed case of COVID-19 in our Independent or Assisted Living communities, and no new confirmed cases among our employees!
We have resumed some level of visitation to both our independent and assisted living communities, and thank you for following the protocols we have put in place in our genuine attempt to keep all as safe as possible. Plans are in the works to resume more social activities and limited shopping trips with caution and in smaller groups. Residents will be notified of these as they are scheduled.
Steven Necroto joined us on Monday as President/CEO of Dominican Village. He is experienced in senior living having worked with independent, assisted, and memory care populations. Both staff and residents have welcomed him and he has been enjoying meeting all, especially the residents!!! Steve will be a fine addition to the Dominican Village family.
Thank you all for your patience during this COVID episode. We remain hopeful that the worst is behind us…. Let’s keep safety going!

Sister Maureen Muir, LCSW Chief Quality Officer Dominican Village

HEALTH UPDATE: September 9, 2020 NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE

Good afternoon,
This is Sister Maureen with an update on COVID-19 at Dominican Village. I am very happy to report that there are no new cases of COVID-19 in our Independent or Assisted Living communities, and no new confirmed cases among our employees as well! Today the Dept of Health reduced the number of days of “pause” from 28 days to 14 days, should we experience another positive case of the virus at DV.
We have begun slow and cautious, restricted visitations to both our Independent and Assisted Living communities, while adhering to all safety protocols. In an attempt to accommodate visitor requests, the times for Monday and Wednesday visits to our Assisted Living residents have been adjusted to 12pm to 8pm with the last visit being scheduled at 7pm. The schedule for visits on other days of the week remains the same. Again please contact the Case Manager to schedule you visit to Assisted Living.
I would like to take this opportunity to announce that the Board of Directors has named Steven Necroto as President/CEO of Dominican Village. Steve comes to us with 20 years of experience as an Executive Director in several local senior housing facilities, working with the independent living, assisted living, and memory care populations. We warmly welcome Steven who will join us on Monday, Sept. 14!
Thank you. Have a great evening.

Sister Maureen Muir, LCSW Chief Quality Officer Dominican Village


VISITATION PLAN TO IL RESIDENTS:

Dominican Village will now allow for some level of indoor visitation in independent living residents apartment when the following conditions are met:

PROCEDURE:

  • Guidance previously issued relative to visitation for medically necessary or end-of-life services remains the same
  • Dominican Village will post the visitation plan to their website and social media sites for easy viewing
  • Dominican Village will announce on their website and social media sites if/when visitation is paused due to an increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among staff and/or residents

Dominican Village may allow visitors to independent living apartments according to the following:

  • Resident may receive no more than two visitors at a time in the apartment, primarily for “assistance purposes” to help the resident
  • At least one of the visitors must be an adult 18 years of age or older
  • Current COVID-19 positive residents, residents with COVID-19 signs or symptoms, and residents in a 7 day or 14-day quarantine or observation period are not eligible for visits
  • Visitors will be screened at the front entrance of DV for signs/symptoms of COVID-19 prior to resident access and refused access if exhibit symptoms or do not pass the screening questions
  • Screening process includes temperature check and questions regarding potential exposure, international travel, or travel to states designated in the Commissioner’s travel advisory
  • Documentation of screening questions will be maintained and available to DOH upon request
  • Documentation of visitor screening will be maintained onsite in electronic format and available to the DOH for purposes of inspection and potential contact tracing
  • An easy-to-read safety protocols card outlining visitor expectations including appropriate hand hygiene, distancing, and face covering requirements will be given to visitors upon initial screening
  • Visitors will check-in at Reception, provide the following information, and receive an ID badge to wear during visit. Documentation MUST include the following for each visitor:
    • First and last name of visitor
    • Street address of the visitor
    • Daytime and evening phone number
    • Date and time of visit
    • Email address if available
    • Notation that the individual cleared the screening (both temperature and questions)
  • Both resident and visitors will always wear a facemask or face covering while at Dominican Village including during the visit
  • Dominican Village must provide a mask or face covering if visitor arrives without one
  • Visitations should be limited to outdoor areas on the DV campus whenever possible, weather permitting
  • A team consisting of the Administrator, Chief Quality Officer, Director of Wellness, Director of Safety and Service Representatives, Director of Environmental Services and Supervisor of Case Management will review visitation program compliance
  • Any visitor who fails to adhere to the protocol will be prohibited from visiting during the duration of the COVID-19 state declared public health emergency
  • Communal dining will be suspended at times of positive COVID cases of residents and/or staff
  • Suggested hours whereby visitations can occur:
    • Monday through Friday 9am-9pm
    • Saturday and Sunday 9am-8pm

VISITATION PLAN to ALR:

Dominican Village will now allow for some level of visitation to Assisted Living residents when the following conditions are met:

PROCEDURE:

  • Guidance previously issued relative to visitation for medically necessary or end-of-life services remains the same
  • There are no new confirmed staff or resident cases of COVID-19 in the last 28 days
  • Dominican Village is in compliance with all reporting requirements associated with COVID-19, including but not limited to the HERDS and staff testing surveys, and all state regulations, Executive Orders, all other applicable guidance related to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
  • Dominican Village will post the formal visitation plan to their website and social media sites for easy viewing
  • Dominican Village will announce on their website and social media sites if/when visitation is paused due to an increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among staff and/or residents

Dominican Village may allow visitors according to the following:

  • Resident may receive no more than two visitors at a time
  • At least one of the visitors must be an adult 18 years of age or older
  • Only 10 percent of the residents on the in-house resident census may be allowed visitors at any time. (for example, a census of 50 residents may allow for 5 residents to have visitors per day to ensure proper social distancing requirements)
  • Current COVID-19 positive residents, residents with COVID-19 signs or symptoms, and residents in a 14-day quarantine or observation period are not eligible for visits
  • Visitors will be screened for signs/symptoms of COVID-19 prior to resident access and refused access if exhibit symptoms or do not pass the screening questions
  • Screening process includes temperature check and questions regarding potential exposure, international travel, or travel to states designated in the Commissioner’s travel advisory
  • Documentation of screening questions will be maintained and available to DOH upon request
  • Documentation of visitor screening will be maintained onsite in electronic format and available to the DOH for purposes of inspection and potential contact tracing
  • Documentation MUST include the following for each visitor or representative of the long-term care ombudsman (LTCOP) to Dominican Village:
    • First and last name of visitor
    • Street address of the visitor
    • Daytime and evening phone number
    • Date and time of visit
    • Email address if available
    • Notation that the individual cleared the screening (both temperature and questions)
  • An easy-to-read fact sheet outlining visitor expectations including appropriate hand hygiene, face covering requirements, and hours of visitation will be given to visitors upon initial screening
  • Both resident and visitors will always wear a facemask or face covering while at Dominican Village including during the visit
  • Dominican Village must provide a mask or face covering if resident does not have one or if visitor arrives without one
  • Alcohol based hand sanitizer will be accessible to resident and visitors
  • Wellness staff will be present to help with the transition of residents and for monitoring the visitation
  • Visitation should be limited to outdoor areas on the DV campus including the Founders patio and seating near the fishpond, weather permitting
  • Under certain limited circumstances visitation can be inside in a well-ventilated designated common area, (HBH Activities room, Amitycenter, West Activity Room), with NO MORE THAN 10 individuals total at one time, all of whom who are wearing a facemask or face covering and who are appropriately social distancing
  • Wellness staff and Environmental Services staff will clean and disinfect visitation areas after each visit using EPA-approved disinfectant
  • A team consisting of the Administrator, Chief Quality Officer, Director of Operations, Director of Wellness, Director of Security, Director of Environmental Services and Supervisor of Case Management will review visitation program compliance
  • Any visitor who fails to adhere to the protocol will be prohibited from visiting during the duration of the COVID-19 state declared public health emergency
  • One-hour visitations must be scheduled with Case Management Department to ensure all residents may have visitation
  • Hours designated for visitation are as follows:
    • Monday through Friday 9am-4pm (4pm begins the final one-hour visit)
    • Saturday and Sunday 9am-3pm (3pm begins the final one-hour visit)
  • At no time shall the total number of visits exceed 10 percent of the in-house resident census

HEALTH UPDATE: September 4, 2020 NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE

Good afternoon Independent Residents and Family members,
Dominican Village is slowly and cautiously reopening meal service in the dining room, beginning Tuesday, September 8, provided there are no new confirmed cases of COVID-19. Residents will receive an invitation this weekend inviting them to breakfast or dinner for a one week period. The meal they are not in the dining room for will be delivered to their apartment daily at the appropriate time. The following week residents will attend the opposite meal in the dining room.
We have devised a temporary visitation plan allowing restricted visitation to residents in independent living apartments to begin Tuesday, September 8, provided there are no new confirmed cases of COVID-19. Ideally, indoor visits should be planned primarily for providing “needed assistance” to your loved one. All other visits should continue outdoors whenever possible. Visitors must be screened at the front entrance to Dominican Village for signs/symptoms of COVID-19 and check-in at the Reception Desk where they will receive an ID badge. No more than two visitors are permitted the apartment at a time. Both resident and visitors must social distance and always wear a facemask for the duration of the visit. Hours for visiting are Monday through Friday 9am-9pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am through 8 pm.
Thank you for your continued support in remaining diligent in keeping the virus out of our buildings. Let’s keep it going!

Sister Maureen Muir, LCSW Chief Quality Officer Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE: September 2, 2020 NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE

Good afternoon,
This is S. Maureen with an update on COVID-19 at Dominican Village. I am very happy to report that there are no new resident cases in our Independent or Assisted Living communities. I am equally as happy to report that there are no new confirmed cases among our employees this week. We anticipate meeting the 28 day “pause” threshold allowing the resumption of visitation on September 6. We want to reiterate that unfortunately any new confirmed case(s) will prompt a new 28 day period whereby visitations will again be paused. We wish to inform you that plans are underway to resume “limited” visitations to both our Independent and Assisted Living communities in a smart and cautious way to ensure the health and safety of residents and staff. Details will follow shortly with when and how visitation will resume. Please be aware that health care facility associations around the State are communicating with the Governors Office ongoing, in an attempt to have the “pause” period reduced from 28 days to 14 days.
Thank you! Have a good evening.

Sister Maureen Muir, LCSW Chief Quality Officer Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE: August 26, 2020 NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE

Good afternoon,
This is Sister Maureen from Dominican Village. I am happy to report that there are no new resident cases of COVID-19 in our Independent or Assisted Living communities, and there are no new confirmed cases among our employees for a second week in a row! Both employees who were most recently self-quarantined have recovered and have returned to work. The Dominican Village staff have been quite creative in bringing activities to our residents virtually. For example, residents can view and participate in Exercise with Dee from their living room on our in-house Channel 591. Our Pastoral Care services are also available on Channel 591 for the private participation of residents. Please encourage your loved ones to get outside for some exercise and fresh air, weather and temperature permitting of course. Our staff is more than happy to take some time for a short or even a long walk with any resident who would enjoy it. Please let us know by calling the Concierge at 631-842-6097. I hope this message finds you and those you love safe and well.
Have a good evening.

Sister Maureen Muir, LCSW Chief Quality Officer Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE: August 19, 2020 NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE

Good afternoon,
This is Sister Maureen with an update on the COVID-19 virus at Dominican Village. Fortunately, at this time there are no new resident cases in our Independent or Assisted Living communities, and there are no new cases among the employees. The current number of employee cases remains at two, and they continue to recover in their homes. Both are due to return to work by the middle of next week. All employees must return with a negative test result. We want to express our gratitude to our residents and families for their cooperation and patience in working with us through this. I thank all of our staff for their continued diligence in following all protocols and for their persistence in being so present to our residents. We are aware that the duration of this has been wearing on all… Thank you and have a good evening.

Sister Maureen Muir, LCSW Chief Quality Officer Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE: August 12, 2020 NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE

Good afternoon,
This is Sister Maureen with an update on the COVID virus at Dominican Village. At this time there are no new resident cases in our Independent or Assisted Living communities. The New York State Mandate of testing all employees once per week, has been extended through September 4, 2020. This week two employees have been revealed as COVID positive, but asymptomatic, and are at home to self-quarantine. All employees must return with a negative test result. Our protocols to preserve health and safety remain in place and we appreciate our residents’ efforts to bear with the restrictions. We thank and appreciate our staff and our families for all your support. Have a good evening and a blessed week. Thank you,

Sister Maureen Muir, LCSW Chief Quality Officer Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE: August 5, 2020
NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE

Good afternoon.
This is Sister Maureen with an update on cases of COVID-19 at Dominican Village. At this time there are no new resident cases. Employees and service providers continue to be tested weekly.
The most recent testing indicated a COVID positive on an intern who was asymptomatic, and who was then instructed to stay home to self-quarantine. This person will not return to Dominican Village without proof of being negative for the virus.
Due to this positive test result, visitation by family and friends must remain suspended for a 28 day period. Window visits may continue.
Our staff continues to be present and to engage residents as best they can while following protocols and remaining socially distant. We continue to appreciate your patience and your support of your loved one.
Thank you, and please remain healthy and safe.

Sister Maureen Muir, LCSW
Chief Quality Officer
Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE: July 29, 2020
NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE

Good afternoon.
This is an update on cases of COVID-19 at Dominican Village. There are no new resident cases, and there are no new employee cases of COVID at this time.
The one employee case that was classified as “indeterminant” last week has resolved. We are grateful that this employee has since then had a number of subsequent test results come back negative, and the employee is back at work.
Dominican Village must adhere to the recent directives from the Department of Health and refrain from having visitors to the building until the facility is 28 days free of resident and/or employee COVID-19 cases. Window visits may continue with your loved ones.
We continue to thank our residents and you our families for your patience and adherence to the protocols, and for your support and understanding.
Thank you,

Sister Maureen Muir, LCSW
Chief Quality Officer
Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE: July 21, 2020
NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE

Good afternoon Independent Residents and Family members,
This is an update on cases of COVID-19 at Dominican Village. Currently there are no resident cases of COVID-19.
Today there is one employee with an “indeterminate” test result and so must be treated as a positive case.
Dominican Village remains diligent in our efforts to minimize the spread of the virus in our buildings. That being said we are putting on “pause” the meal service recently reopened in the dining room until further notice. We will resume delivering both breakfast and dinner to resident apartments beginning tomorrow morning.
We thank you for your understanding and your support. Please stay healthy and safe.
Thank you,

Sister Maureen Muir, LCSW
Chief Quality Officer
Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE: July 21, 2020
NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE

Good afternoon family members of our Assisted Living Residents,
This is an update on cases of COVID-19 at Dominican Village. Currently there are no resident cases of COVID-19.
Today there is one employee with an “indeterminate” test result and so must be treated as a positive case.
Dominican Village must adhere to the recent directives from the Department of Health mentioned in previous messages, and must immediately “pause” the plan for reopening visitation to residents on July 22. This pause will continue until further notice.
We thank you for your support and understanding. Please stay healthy and safe.
Thank you,

Sister Maureen Muir, LCSW
Chief Quality Officer
Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE: July 14, 2020
NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE

Good afternoon,
Dominican Village has been notified by the Department of Health that we may SOON be allowed to resume limited visitations to residents. Limited visitations may resume when there are no new confirmed staff or resident COVID-19 cases in the last 28 days. Fortunately, Dominican Village currently has had no new confirmed cases among staff or residents. We are grateful that the two staff members who were out have returned to work, however, we will not meet the 28 day threshold allowing limited visitation until July 20. Also, any new confirmed case(s) will prompt a new 28 day period whereby visitations will be paused.
We wish to inform you that plans are underway to resume limited visitations in a smart and cautious way to ensure the health and safety of residents and staff. Details will follow shortly with when and how visitation will resume.
Thank you,

Sister Maureen Muir, LCSW
Chief Quality Officer
Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE: July 8, 2020
NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE

Notification from: Dominican Village, Inc.
Good afternoon,
I hope this message finds you healthy and safe.
Here at Dominican Village our protocols remain strong and our outcomes continue to be relatively successful thus far.
There remains two confirmed employee COVID-19 cases, one of whom is expected to be fully recovered and back to work by the middle of next week.
There are no active cases in either Assisted Living or Independent Living.
We are grateful to our staff for their steadfast commitment to caring for our residents and one another. We are also very appreciative our residents and family members for your consistent understanding and cooperation.
Thank you and be safe!

Sister Maureen Muir, LCSW
Chief Quality Officer
Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE: July 1, 2020
NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE

Good afternoon,
This is Sister Maureen Muir with an update on the status of COVID-19 at Dominican Village.
Currently, the total number of confirmed employee COVID-19 cases is at two, and they continue to recover in their homes. All returning employees must return with a negative test result.
There are no new cases in the Independent or Assisted Living residences. All residents continue to remain quarantined for their safety.
Our protocols continue to be assessed on a day to day basis as per the NYS Department of Health, CMS, and CDC.
The NYSDOH suspension of ALL visitation inside our buildings continues except when medically necessary. This can be defined as an essential visit pertinent to the primary medical care of the resident, or for visitors whose family member is at end of life and on hospice. All medically necessary visitors must wear a face mask and limit the number of visits as much as possible. All such visits must be coordinated with the Wellness Department and all visitors must go through the screening process prior to entering Dominican Village.
Family members and residents should continue to maintain safety precautions of social distancing and wearing a face covering when visiting outside. Unfortunately, visitors are not permitted to enter the building to use the facilities.
I thank all of you, our residents and families for your continued support, patience, and understanding.
Please stay healthy and safe!

Sister Maureen Muir, LCSW
Chief Quality Officer
Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE - June 24, 2020
NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE

Good afternoon,
This is Sister Maureen Muir with a brief update on the status of COVID-19 at Dominican Village.
Currently, there are two employees who are out of the building completing their quarantine process. All returning employees must return with a negative test result.
There are no new resident cases in Independent or Assisted Living at this time.
We continue to cautiously loosen some areas of restriction and are offering more indoor and outdoor activities and meals for our residents. The in-house Hair Salon and the Maximum Motion Physical Therapy Office are open and scheduling appointments by telephone for residents of Dominican Village only. All services are being conducted with the CDC, CMS, and DOH recommended protocols applied, including but not limited to social distancing, face coverings, gloves, etc.
We thank our residents for their patience and adherence to these protocols, and we thank our families for your continued support and understanding.
Please feel free to make an outdoor visit with your loved one on our beautiful grounds during these beautiful summer days!
Thank you,

Sister Maureen Muir, LCSW
Chief Quality Officer
Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE - June 18, 2020
NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE

Good afternoon,
This is Sister Maureen Muir at Dominican Village,
This message is an update regarding the status of COVID-19 at Dominican Village.
At this time, there is one employee who is out of the building completing their quarantine process. To reiterate, all returning employees must return with a negative test result.
There continues to be no new resident cases in Independent or Assisted Living at this time.
All residents remain quarantined; however, we are continuing to cautiously loosen some areas of restriction and have been offering more indoor and outdoor functions for our residents with regards to meals and recreation. Our in-house Hair Salon is open and scheduling appointments for residents by telephone only. Maximum Motion Physical Therapy Office in our building will now be scheduling appointments with residents of Dominican Village only. All services are being conducted with the CDC and DOH recommended protocols applied, including but not limited to social distancing, face coverings, gloves, etc.
I would like to again thank our entire staff for their dedication and commitment to our work at this time, and to our residents and families for your support at this time.
Stay well and have a good evening,

Sister Maureen Muir, LCSW
Chief Quality Officer
Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE -June 10, 2020
NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE

Good afternoon,
This is Sister Maureen Muir, Chief Quality Officer, and Interim Chief Executive at Dominican Village.
This message is an update regarding the status of COVID-19 at Dominican Village.
At this time, there is one employee who is completing their 14 day quarantine process and is scheduled to return on Monday. Please know, all returning employees must return with a negative test result.
There continues to be no new resident cases in Independent or Assisted Living at this time.
All residents do remain quarantined. We are continuing to cautiously loosen some areas of restriction and have been implementing more indoor and outdoor functions for our residents with regards to meals and recreation. Our in-house Hair Salon will re-open tomorrow, June 11 with scheduled appointments being made by telephone only. This of course is being conducted with CDC, CMS, and DOH recommended protocols applied, including but not limited to social distancing, face coverings, gloves, etc.
I thank all of our residents and families for your continuing support and confidence in caring for your loved one at this time.
Stay well. Have a good evening.

Sister Maureen Muir, LCSW
Chief Quality Officer
Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE - June 2, 2020
NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE

Good Morning,

I hope this email continues to find all of you healthy and safe.
At this time, there are three employees who are completing their 14 day quarantine process and will be returning this Thursday; however, due to testing protocols, we have revealed two new employee cases that were asymptomatic and have been sent home to self-quarantine for a fourteen day period. Please know, all returning employees must return with a negative test result.
There continues to be no new resident cases in Independent or Assisted Living at this time.

All residents do continue to remain quarantined.
As stated last week, we are beginning to cautiously and lightly, loosen some areas of restriction and are planning more indoor and outdoor functions for our residents with regards to meals and recreation. This of course is being conducted with all CDC, CMS, and DOH recommended protocols applied, including but not limited to social distancing, face coverings, gloves, etc.
I want to thank all of our residents and families for your support and confidence in caring for your family members at this time.
Again, please remain healthy…..
Warm regards,

Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE - MAY 28, 2020
NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE

Good Afternoon,

I hope this email continues to find all of you healthy and safe.
At this time, there are three employees who are completing their 14 day quarantine process which began last week. Those employees tested positive but were asymptomatic. There are no new employee cases known at this time….
There are no new resident cases in Independent or Assisted Living.

All residents do continue to remain quarantined at this time.
As a community, we are beginning to cautiously and lightly, loosen some areas of restriction and are planning more indoor and outdoor functions for our residents with regards to meals and recreation. This of course is being conducted with all CDC, CMS, and DOH recommended protocols applied, including but not limited to social distancing, face coverings, gloves, etc.

I would like to thank all of our residents and families for your continued patience and support during this trying time in our country.
Thank you, and please remain healthy and safe.

Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE - MAY 21, 2020
NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE

Good Afternoon,

I hope this email continues to find all of you healthy and safe.
As a result of COVID-19, one employee remains out but is expected back to work next week and due to the New York State Mandate of testing all employees twice per week, three employees have been determined COVID positive, but asymptomatic, and were sent home to self-quarantine.
There continues to be two resident cases in Assisted Living and one resident case in Independent Living, both recovering in their apartments.

All residents continue to remain quarantined at this time.
Our protocols continue to be unchanged but are amended when necessary as per the NYS Department of Health, CMS, and CDC recommended guidance
I want to thank all of our Residents and families for your continued patience. We have been overwhelmed with positive feedback and appreciate your kind thoughts and prayers
Thank you, and please remain healthy and safe.

Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE - MAY 18, 2020
NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE

Good Afternoon,
I hope this email continues to find all of you healthy and safe.
Currently, one employee remains out and is recovering. All other employees have returned to work.
There are two resident cases in Assisted Living and one resident case in Independent Living, both recovering in their apartments.
All residents continue to remain quarantined at this time.
Our protocols continue to be unchanged and are amended when necessary as per the NYS Department of Health, CMS, and CDC.
I want to thank all of our residents and families for your support and feedback we have received regarding this pandemic.
Thank you, and please remain healthy and safe.
Warm regards,


Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE - MAY 11, 2020
NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE

Good Afternoon,
I hope this email continues to find all of you healthy and safe.
Currently, the total number of confirmed employee COVID-19 cases is at two, and they are recovering in their homes.
There is one resident case in Assisted Living and one resident case in Independent Living, both isolated and recovering in their apartments.
All residents continue to remain quarantined at this time.
Our protocols continue to be unchanged and are amended when necessary as per the NYS Department of Health, CMS, and CDC.

I want express my sincere appreciation for the support we have received from our residents and families, and again, please remain steadfast…
Thank you,

Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE – MAY 7,2020
NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE

Good Afternoon,
I hope this email continues to find all of you healthy and safe.
Currently, the total number of confirmed employee COVID-19 cases is at and three, and they continue to recover in their homes.
There is one recovering resident case in Assisted Living, no resident cases in Independent Living.
All residents continue to remain quarantined for their safety.
Our protocols are unchanged and continue to be assessed on a day to day basis as per the NYS Department of Health, CMS, and CDC.
I want to reiterate that our staff has been nothing short of amazing during this entire event.
The residents and their families have been steadfast in their efforts to assist us in dealing with this crisis.
Warm regards,


Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE – May 4, 2020
Notification from: Dominican Village, Inc.

Good Afternoon DV Family,
I hope this email continues to find all of you healthy and safe.
Currently, the total number of confirmed employee COVID-19 cases is at and three, and they continue to recover in their homes.
There are two recovering resident cases in Assisted Living, no resident cases in Independent Living, and no suspected cases in either resident neighborhood.
All residents continue to remain quarantined for their safety.
Our protocols are unchanged and continue to be assessed on a day to day basis as per the NYS Department of Health, CMS, and CDC.
I want to reiterate that our staff has been nothing short of amazing during this entire event.
I continue to commend you for your courage and commitment to our residents, families, Board of Directors, Dominican Sisters and Mission here at the Village.
Warm regards,

Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE – APRIL 30, 2020
NOTIFICATION FROM DOMINICAN VILLAGE

Good Afternoon,
I hope this email continues to find all of you healthy and safe.
Currently, the total number of confirmed employee COVID-19 cases is at four and two are expected back tomorrow.
There are two active but recovering resident cases in Assisted Living, and no resident cases in Independent Living.
All residents continue to remain quarantined for their safety.
Our protocols are unchanged and continue to be assessed on a day to day basis as per the NYS Department of Health, CMS, and CDC.
Thank you once again for your support and feedback regarding the management of this crisis.
Warm regards,

Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE – APRIL 27, 2020
Notification from: Dominican Village, Inc.

Good Afternoon,
I hope this email continues to find all of you healthy and safe.
Currently, the total number of confirmed employee COVID-19 cases is at five and they are currently recovering in their homes.
There are no active resident cases in Assisted Living, and two cases recovering in Independent Living.
All residents continue to remain quarantined for their safety.
Our protocols are unchanged and continue to be assessed on a day to day basis as per the NYS Department of Health, CMS, and CDC.
I want to express that I continue to remain grateful to our residents and families for their patience and cooperation in helping us deal with this crisis.
You have been supportive and generous throughout this unfortunate and unprecedented event and I appreciate the feedback we have received.
Warm regards,

Dominican Village


FRIDAY – APRIL 24, 2020

Hello All,
If you are interested in having Skype or Face Time interactions with your family members that reside at Dominican Village, please contact Sarah Fitzpatrick, Activities Director, for details. Her contact information is as follows:

Sarah Fitzpatrick: 631-842-6167

Thank you, have a great evening.
Warm regards,

Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE – APRIL 23, 2020
NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE, INC.

Good Afternoon,
I hope this email finds all of you healthy and safe.
Currently, the total number of confirmed employee COVID-19 cases is at six. Five of those employees are expected to be fully recovered and back to work by the end of next week, and the remaining employee the week after.
There remains with one confirmed resident case in Assisted Living and three confirmed cases in Independent Living, all recovering in the community under Isolation.
All residents continue to remain quarantined in their apartments for their protection and safety.
Our protocols remain strong and our outcomes continue to be relatively successful thus far.
I want to express my gratitude to our residents and families for their cooperation and patience in working with us through this.
We are a Dominican Village family and our residents and families are inclusive of that.

Please continue to stay in good health.
Thank you,

Dominican Village


Health Update - April 20, 2020
Notification from: Dominican Village, Inc.

Good Afternoon,
I hope this email finds all of you healthy and negotiating through this process.
Currently, the total number of confirmed employee COVID-19 cases is at four and they are currently recovering.
There remains with three confirmed resident cases in Assisted Living, and four confirmed cases in Independent Living.
All residents continue to remain quarantined in their apartments for their protection and safety.
Our protocols remain relatively successful given the comparative data I have received.
I want to express that I continue to remain grateful to our residents and families for their patience and utmost diligence in dealing with this crisis and thank you for your kind emails, calls, and letters regarding the great work of our staff.

Please continue to remain healthy and safe.
Thank you,

Dominican Village


Health Update - April 17, 2020
Notification from: Dominican Village, Inc.

Good Evening,
I hope this email finds all of you healthy and safe.
Currently, the total number of confirmed employee COVID-19 cases is at three.
There are three confirmed resident cases in Assisted Living and two confirmed cases in Independent Living.
All residents continue to remain quarantined in their apartments for their protection and safety, and the number of new cases appears to be reducing.
I want to express that I remain grateful to our residents, families and employees for their cooperation in dealing with this crisis and continue to appreciate some your communications to us regarding our management of this Virus.

Please continue to remain healthy and safe.
Thank you,

Dominican Village


Health Update - April 13, 2020
Notification from: Dominican Village, Inc.

Good Afternoon,

I hope this email finds all of you healthy and safe.
Currently, the total number of confirmed employee COVID-19 cases is at thirteen; five of those thirteen have recovered and are back at work while the rest are on the mend.

There remains with four confirmed resident cases in Assisted Living and two confirmed cases in Independent Living.

All residents continue to remain quarantined in their apartments for their protection and safety.
Our protocols remain strong and our outcomes continue to be relatively successful thus far.

I want to express that I am grateful to our residents, families and employees for their utmost diligence and cooperation in dealing with this crisis and have appreciated some of your communications to us regarding our management of this Virus.

Please continue to remain safe and sound.
Thank you,

Dominican Village


Health Update - April 9, 2020
Notification from: Dominican Village, Inc.

Good Afternoon,

I hope this email finds all of you healthy and safe.
Currently, the total number of confirmed employee COVID-19 cases is at 11 and all are recovering.

There remains with 2 confirmed resident cases in Assisted Living and 2 confirmed cases in Independent Living.

All residents continue to remain quarantined in their apartments for their protection and safety.
Our protocols remain strong and our outcomes continue to be relatively successful thus far.

I want to express that I am grateful to our residents, families and employees for their utmost diligence and cooperation in dealing with this crisis and have appreciated some of your communications to us regarding our management of this Virus.

Please continue to remain safe and sound.
Thank you,

Dominican Village


Health Update April 6, 2020
Notification from: Dominican Village, Inc.

Good Afternoon,

This message is to serve as an update as to the status of Dominican Village with regards to the Corona Virus and I hope this email finds all of you safe and sound.

Currently, we have six confirmed employee cases which are now recovering, and two confirmed resident cases also recovering. All residents remain quarantined in their apartments out of an abundance of caution.
Our protocols remain strong and our outcomes have been relatively successful thus far.
I am again, grateful to our residents, families and employees for their utmost diligence and cooperation in dealing with this crisis.
Please continue to remain safe and sound.
Thank you,

Dominican Village


Health Update April 2, 2020
Notification from: Dominican Village, Inc.

Good Afternoon,

We continue to combat COVID-19 aggressively with strong relative success.

We have had 5 confirmed employee cases but have no confirmed resident cases in the community at this time.
Given the rate of exposure of this particular Virus, these outcomes we deem to be very positive.
This is largely due to your cooperation to our precautionary protocols which we greatly appreciate.
I continue to stay abreast of all CMS, CDC, and DOH guidance and recommendations.
I would like to thank our residents, the families of our residents, and certainly our employees who have been on the front line of this and are doing a wonderful job.
Have good day and stay safe.

Dominican Village