Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus Updates


HEALTH UPDATE: April 14, 2021 Notification from: Dominican Village, Inc.

Good Afternoon,
We are happy to report weekly results from our staff COVID 19 testing showed no new virus cases for staff. In addition, no positive virus tests have been reported in our Assisted Living and Independent Living communities. The one staff member who tested positive for the virus two weeks ago remains quarantined at home and is expected to return to work shortly.
The good news is we can now end the pause for our Assisted Living residents. Beginning April 15, 2021, they can once again enjoy communal dining, activities, and visitors. Visits still must be scheduled with our Case Managers.
Dominican Village continues to follow guidelines by wearing face masks, maintaining safe distancing along with washing and sanitizing hands frequently.

Eric Kalt LNHA CEO & President


HEALTH UPDATE: April 5, 2021 Notification from: Dominican Village, Inc.

Good Afternoon,
After further discussion with the Regional Office of the New York State Department of Health regarding our recent employee testing positive for COVID 19. We have been directed to pause communal dining, activities, and visitation in our Assisted Living Community. This pause in visitation is effective through April 15, 2021.
We are sensitive to this inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding.

Eric Kalt President & CEO


HEALTH UPDATE: April 3, 2021 Notification from: Dominican Village, Inc.

Good afternoon, This is Sister Maureen with an update from Dominican Village.
We are very grateful to report that in line with an updated advisory from the Department of Health we may resume communal dining and activities as well as limited visitations.
Communal dining will resume with dinner this evening.
Visits to our Assisted Living community must continue to be scheduled with the Case Managers.
We wish you many blessings these spring days. Thank you,

Sister Maureen Muir, OP, LCSW Chief Quality Officer Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE: April 2, 2021 Notification from: Dominican Village, Inc.

Good afternoon, This is Eric Kalt with an update from Dominican Village.
A portion of the weekly staff COVID 19 test results are now in. Unfortunately, there is one new confirmed positive case among the staff so far. The individual was notified to quarantine at home.
Resident programs and services, group activities, communal meals, and visits to both Independent and Assisted Living communities are paused for 14 days through Thursday, April 15th.
Residents are being notified that meals will be delivered to apartments starting with dinner this evening. Visitations to both our Independent and Assisted Living communities are paused until further notice.
Please know that family making hospice visits and urgent medical visits may continue following the established protocol but must be confirmed/approved with Case Management. Respectfully, we are saddened to close during the Passover/Easter holiday.
Thank you,

Eric Kalt President & CEO


HEALTH UPDATE: March 26, 2021 NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE, INC.

Good afternoon, this is Eric Kalt with an update from Dominican Village.
I am happy to report there were no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 among the staff or residents.
The employees who recently tested positive continue to recover and are due back to work next week.
Dominican Village intends to cautiously reopen for communal dining, group activities and visitations to our Assisted Living community on Saturday, March 27, contingent upon no new confirmed cases of the virus. As a reminder all visits must be scheduled with the Case Management and all visitors must follow established safety protocols after going through the screening process at the at the entrance and checking in at the Reception Desk.
I want to express my gratitude to our residents and families for their cooperation and patience through this uncertain time. I am aware that the duration of this time has been wearing on us all.

Eric Kalt LNHA CEO & President


HEALTH UPDATE: March 16, 2021 NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE, INC.

We are happy to report we will be lifting the “pause” for Independent Resident’s beginning tomorrow morning. We hope you resume having breakfast and dinner in the dining room. Limited activities will resume, and we encourage you to continue watching channel 591 for more information. While we are cautiously reopening, we remind you masks must always be worn outside of your apartment. Family visits must take place inside your apartment and not in communal areas. Please wash hands often and use hand sanitizer whenever possible and maintain 6-foot social distancing.
If you have any questions, please call the front desk at 631-842-6091. We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to seeing you.

Eric Kalt President & CEO


HEALTH UPDATE: March 12, 2021 NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE, INC.

Good afternoon, this is Sister Maureen with an update from Dominican Village
A portion of the weekly staff COVID-19 test results are now in. Unfortunately, there is one new confirmed positive case among the staff so far. The individual was notified to quarantine at home.
That being said, Resident programs and services, group activities, communal meals and visits to both Independent and Assisted Living communities are paused for 14 days through Friday, March 26.
Residents are being notified that meals will be delivered to apartments starting with dinner this evening. Visitations to both our Independent and Assisted Living communities are paused until further notice.
Please know that family making hospice visits and urgent medical visits may continue following the established protocol but must be confirmed/approved with Case Management.
Thank you,

Sister Maureen Muir, LCSW Chief Quality Officer Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE: February 17, 2021 NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE, INC.

Good afternoon, this is Sister Maureen with an update from Dominican Village.
I am very happy to report that there are no new confirmed cases of COVID—19 among the staff who were tested this week.
I am equally happy to report there are no new confirmed cases in house of COVID 19 in either the Assisted Living or Independent Living communities. The one Independent resident who was recently with the virus has recovered. Both programs continue limited communal dining, activities, and visits form family and friends.
This week we welcomed Eric Kalt as the new President/CEO of Dominican Village. Eric has dedicated his career to delivering quality health to the aged for more than 35 years. He previously was the Administrator of Crown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Brooklyn, and has served for 7 years as the Administrator of Townhouse Center of Rehabilitation and Nursing in Uniondale, New York. We look forward to his presence among the staff and residents and we look forward to his leadership.
Thank you everyone and have a good evening,

Sister Maureen Muir, LCSW Chief Quality Officer Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE: February 10, 2021 NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE, INC.

Good afternoon, this is Sister Maureen with an update from Dominican Village.
I am happy to report again that there are no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 among the staff. All staff who recently had the virus have recovered and returned to work.
I am equally as happy to report that there are no confirmed cases of the virus in our Assisted Living community. They continue to enjoy socially distanced meals and in-house Activities, as well as limited scheduled visits from family and friends.
Most of the in-house Independent Living residents who were effected have recovered from the virus. There is still one confirmed positive Independent Living resident quarantining in their apartment, while monitoring for signs and symptoms.
Group activities, limited visitations from family and friends, and communal meals in the dining room will resume tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 11 for the Independent Living community. The residents have been advised of this and that the Exercise room, Hair Salon and Maximum Motion Physical Therapy are also scheduled to reopen. Of course this is all contingent upon no new confirmed positive cases among the staff who continue to be tested weekly.
Staff, residents, and family members are encouraged to remain diligent in practicing the safety protocols that have been in place for months. We must all continue to be a part of the solution.
Thank you.

Sister Maureen Muir, LCSW Chief Quality Officer Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE: February 4, 2021 NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE, INC.

Good afternoon, this is Sister Maureen with an update from Dominican Village.
I am happy to say that there were no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 among the staff this past week. All employees who had been out due to the virus have recovered and returned to work.
There are no confirmed cases of the virus in our Assisted Living Community. There is however, one new case of COVID in our Independent Living community. This resident is asymptomatic and quarantining. Several other individuals in our Independent community continue to recover as they quarantine in their apartment.
Dominican Village has moved the tentative date to reopen communal meals, communal activities, and visitation to the Independent Living residents to Tuesday, February 9, contingent upon this week’s staff testing results which should all be received by the end of the day, Monday, Feb. 8. We want to avoid the potential of opening one day only to “pause” the next should there be a positive staff test result.
I am pleased to announce that many residents and employees received their second dose of the COVID vaccine this week. We are hopeful that there is light at the end of the tunnel. That being said we continue to ask your cooperation in following all safety protocols: quarantine in the apartment until the pause is lifted, wear a mask to cover both nose and mouth, social distance when applicable, wash your hands with warm water and soap, and AVOID SOCIAL GATHERINGS. Do it for yourself and for each other!

Sister Maureen Muir, LCSW Chief Quality Officer Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE: January 27, 2021 NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE, INC.

Good afternoon this is Sister Maureen with an update from Dominican Village.
I am happy to report that this week’s testing revealed no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 among the employees. Three employees continue to recover at home.
There are currently five residents in our Independent Living (IL) community confirmed positive for the virus and are recovering. We continue to stay abreast of CDC guidelines and recommendations during this most recent surge in the nation and on Long Island. Due to the recent uptick in positive cases within the Independent Living community, we will continue the “pause” in IL communal meals, group activities, and visits to resident apartments. All Independent Residents remain quarantined in their apartment. We will reevaluate on February 8 for lifting the “pause”. It is our continued desire to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all residents and staff.
As you are aware, residents and staff are scheduled to receive the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, Feb. 1 here at Dominican Village. Walgreens Pharmacists will be here to administer the vaccine.
I would like to thank our residents and families for their support and understanding, and our employees who have been on the front line of this and are doing a wonderful job.
Have a good evening and stay safe.

Sister Maureen Muir, LCSW Chief Quality Officer Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE: January 26, 2021 NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE, INC.

Good afternoon, this is Sister Maureen with an update from Dominican Village.
I am happy to report that there are no new confirmed cases this week of COVID-19 among the employees and there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our Assisted Living community.
Four employees continue to recover at home.
Dominican Village is planning to cautiously re-open the Assisted Living community to ensure the health and safety of residents and staff. Communal dining, small group activities, and “limited” visitation may resume in the Assisted Living community beginning Friday, January 29, contingent upon no new confirmed cases of the virus. As a reminder, all visits must be scheduled with the Case Manager and all visitors must please follow established safety protocols after going through the screening process at the entrance and checking in at the Reception Desk.
As you are aware, residents and staff are scheduled to receive the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, Feb. 1 here at Dominican Village. Walgreens Pharmacists will be here to administer the vaccine.
I want to express my gratitude to our residents and families for their cooperation and patience through this uncertain time. I am aware that the duration of this has been wearing on us all…

Sister Maureen Muir, LCSW Chief Quality Officer Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE: January 19, 2021 NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE, INC.

Good afternoon, this is Sister Maureen with an update on COVID-19 at Dominican Village.
There are currently 2 residents in the Independent Living community with confirmed cases of COVID-19. They continue to monitor for signs and symptoms as they remain in their apartments. There are two new confirmed cases of the virus among the employees. These employees are in quarantine and recovering at home. I am happy to report that one employee has recovered and returned to work this week.
Unfortunately, please be advised that we again must extend the pause in some programs and services including large group activities, communal meals, and visits to residents until January 29. Hospice visits and important medical visits may continue and must be coordinated with Case Management.
Please know that our infection control procedures remain strong and that we continue to look forward to receiving the second dose of the vaccine on February 1.
Thank you very much. Please remain healthy and safe.

Sister Maureen Muir, LCSW Chief Quality Officer Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE: January 12, 2021 NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE, INC.

Good afternoon, this is a brief update from Dominican Village.
Our last weeks staff testing resulted in two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 among the employees. These employees are at home in self-quarantine. There was one confirmed case of the virus in our Assisted Living community. The resident is being monitored for signs and symptoms while in isolation in the apartment. With that I must inform you that the current “pause” in group activities, communal dining, and visits to our Independent and Assisted Living communities must be extended until January 21.
As stated in recent messages, Pharmacists from Walgreens were in to Dominican Village yesterday to provide first dose vaccinations to consenting residents and employees. The vaccination process was organized and went well. The second dose is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 1, 2021.
Thank you all for your understanding and for your continued support.

Sister Maureen Muir, LCSW Chief Quality Officer Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE: January 8, 2021 NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE, INC.

Good afternoon, this is Sister Maureen with a brief update from Dominican Village.
Due to one new confirmed case of COVID-19 among the employees, unfortunately our “pause” in group activities, meals in the dining room, and visits to resident apartments must be extended until January 18. Again, this date to re-open is contingent upon no new confirmed cases being identified. The other employees who had recently tested positive have returned to work or are currently recovering at home.
As a reminder, personnel from Walgreens are scheduled to be in Dominican Village this Monday, January 11, to administer the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to consenting staff and residents. Residents have been informed of the schedule that day and have been reminded to wear a short sleeve top as their under layer of clothing to ease the vaccine administration process. All who receive the vaccination will remain seated in the designated area for approximately 15 to 20 minutes for initial observation. Information on reporting any adverse events will be provided to employees and residents following immunization.
Thank you. Please stay healthy and safe.

Sister Maureen Muir, LCSW Chief Quality Officer Dominican Village


Update Independent Living 01.03.2021

Good afternoon, this is Sister Maureen with an update from Dominican Village.
There is one new confirmed case of COVID-19 among our employees this week. With that, the pause in activities, meals in the dining room, and visits for Independent Living must be extended until January 8. Other employees who had tested positive have recovered and returned to work or are currently at home and healing.
On a more positive note, I am very pleased to inform you that Walgreens has scheduled Dominican Village residents and employees to begin the process of receiving the vaccine for COVID-19. Personnel from Walgreens are scheduled to administer the first dose of the vaccine on Monday, January 11, here at Dominican Village. Notification with information about the vaccine has been distributed to out Independent Residents. Heather in Case Management will be available to discuss the vaccine and to ensure those who consent be scheduled. More information will be provided this week as we solidify the details.
An added note to keep you informed…there are a number of apartments in the Province building that are occupied by a group who live independently of the Dominican Village community. Unfortunately, a number of these individuals have recently tested positive for COVID-19. All of these residents are in isolation and are quarantined to their apartment until further notice. Dominican Village residents living in Province have been notified as has the local Department of Health.

Sister Maureen Muir, LCSW Chief Quality Officer Dominican Village


Update Assisted Living 01.03.2021
Notification from: Dominican Village, Inc.

Good afternoon, this is Sister Maureen with an update from Dominican Village.
There is one new confirmed case of COVID-19 among our employees this week. With that, I am sorry to say that the “pause” in activities, meals in the dining room, and visits to assisted living must be extended until January 12. Other employees who had tested positive have recovered and returned to work or are currently at home and healing.
On a more positive note, I am very pleased to inform you that Walgreens has scheduled Dominican Village residents and employees to begin the process of receiving the vaccine for COVID-19. Personnel from Walgreens are scheduled to administer the first dose of the vaccine on Monday, January 11, here at Dominican Village. Our Case Managers have been in touch to discuss the vaccine and to obtain resident/responsible party’s consent. More information will be provided this week to keep you up-to-date.
Thank you. Have a good day.

Sister Maureen Muir, LCSW Chief Quality Officer Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE: December 26, 2020 NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE, INC.

Good evening, this is Sister Maureen with an update from Dominican Village.
Unfortunately, we have received notification that four employees have tested positive for the COVID virus. We must “pause” all programs and services to our Independent Living community in addition to our already paused Assisted Living community. All residents of the Independent Living Community must now quarantine in their apartments. The pause in programs and services for both programs will be through the beginning of January with the tentative date to reopen on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.
All Independent Living residents are being notified that meals will be delivered to apartments starting with breakfast tomorrow (Sunday). Assisted Living residents will continue to receive their meals in their apartments.
Communal Activities for both Independent and Assisted Living programs are paused until further notice.
Visitations to both our Independent Living and Assisted Living communities are now paused (no visitors) until further notice. Visits for medical reasons and or hospice care may continued when approved and scheduled with the Case Manager. Closed window visits may continue for Assisted Living.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation at this time.

Sister Maureen Muir, LCSW Chief Quality Officer Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE: December 20, 2020 NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE, INC.

Good afternoon, this is Sister Maureen with an update from Dominican Village.
I must inform the Dominican Village community that results of the most recent employee COVID test results are still currently being processed and reported to us. Unfortunately, at this point we have received one confirmed positive case of an employee for COVID-19. We have traced contacts this employee has had and have informed those who may have experienced possible exposure. Unfortunately, beginning today we must “pause” programs and services to our Assisted Living Community, including communal meals, activities, and visitations for 14 days. All meals will be delivered to residents in their apartment. Visitation for medical purposes or for hospice care may continue and must be scheduled through Case Management. We anticipate reopening services on Dec. 31 contingent upon no new positive cases.
It is with heartfelt care and concern for our residents, staff and families that we must enact the directives set out by the Department of Health. Please know that we share the same disappointment that our families, I’m sure, are feeling.
Thank you for your understanding.

Sister Maureen Muir, LCSW Chief Quality Officer Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE: December 17, 2020 NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE, INC.

Good afternoon, This is Sister Maureen with an update from Dominican Village.
We had no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 this week among employees or residents. With that, communal dining, restricted visitations from loved ones, and small group activities resumed this week for both our Assisted Living and Independent Living Communities.
The employee who was recently confirmed positive is feeling better and may return to work with a negative test result.
Protocols for Assisted living residents to leave DV for social gatherings during the upcoming holidays remain the same as at Thanksgiving.
Residents of our Independent Community who leave DV for social gatherings at Christmas and/or New Years will be required to quarantine upon return for 3 full days and be COVID tested on the fourth day at an outside clinic. Residents will remain quarantined until a negative test result is received.
Dominican Village has received some information regarding the federal vaccine program to be available to residents and staff in the not-too-distant future. We are coordinating plans to have the vaccinations distributed at Dominican Village by Walgreens Pharmacy staff. You may want to discuss the opportunity to be vaccinated with your loved one as it will require their consent. More detailed information will be forwarded when we know more.
As always, thank you so much. Please stay healthy and safe.

Sister Maureen Muir, LCSW Chief Quality Officer Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE: December 11, 2020 NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE, INC.

Good afternoon, this is Sister Maureen with an update from Dominican Village.
We are very pleased to let you know that on Tuesday all consenting residents of our Assisted Living community were tested for COVID-19 and all results are negative! Wellness staff will continue to monitor our residents for signs and symptoms of the virus.
We are equally pleased to inform you that all residents of the Independent Living Community who were tested on Wednesday also received negative test results. These Residents are being informed this afternoon in-person by Heather and the Case Managers, and are being reminded to self-monitor for any symptoms. There is one resident of Independent Living who was tested only yesterday. That resident’s test results are still pending at this time. Communal dining and activities are tentatively scheduled to resume on Monday, December 14 for Independent Living. This of course will happen only if there are no new confirmed cases among the staff who have tested this week.
The employee who was confirmed positive last week is asymptomatic and is still quarantining and recovering at home.
Thank you all. Please stay safe and healthy.

Sister Maureen Muir, LCSW Chief Quality Officer Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE: December 8, 2020 NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE, INC.

Good afternoon.
The one Independent resident who was previously reported with COVID-19 is feeling better and recovering in the apartment. The two employees recently confirmed positive have tested negative are returning to work.
There is one employee with a confirmed positive COVID test this week. The employee is at home in self-quarantine. Communal meals, activities and all visitation for our Assisted Living residents are paused until December 17, as residents are quarantined for their safety. As some of the Assisted Living residents may have been in contact with the confirmed positive employee, we are taking extra precautions to temperature check residents twice daily and monitor for symptoms. All residents/families who consent will be tested for the virus on tomorrow here at Dominican Village. Some Independent Residents may also have been in contact with the confirmed positive employee. These residents have been notified directly. We are taking extra precautions by providing staff to temperature check each resident twice daily and have asked the resident to self-monitor for symptoms. These Independent Residents may consent to be tested for the virus, tentatively on Wednesday of this week in their apartment here at Dominican Village. Communal meals, activities and visits are on pause until December 14 for the Independent Living community.
All residents have been reminded to notify Heather and/or the Wellness staff if they are not feeling well. Thank you for your steadfast cooperation and supportive efforts to keep all in our community safe.

Sister Maureen Muir, LCSW Chief Quality Officer Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE: December 2, 2020 NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE, INC.

Good afternoon, this is S. Maureen with an update from Dominican Village.
First, I share with you that Steven Necroto has resigned his position as President and CEO of Dominican Village. The Board of Directors will establish and initiate a search for his replacement in the very near future.
I am happy to report that there are no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 among the staff or residents of Dominican Village. The one resident who was reported positive a couple of weeks ago is resting comfortably and continuing to recover in their apartment.
Residents of Assisted Living will resume enjoying all meals in the dining room tomorrow, December 3.
Residents of Independent Living will receive breakfast in their apartments through Sunday, but will resume having dinner in the dining room tomorrow, December 3. On Monday and forward, both breakfast and dinner will be provided in the dining room for Independent Residents.
Individual and small group Activities will resume starting tomorrow.
Restricted visitation to AL residents may resume tomorrow (Thursday), following the established plan and protocols in place. Please schedule with the Case Managers. Restricted visitation may resume in IL starting Monday, December 7, following the protocols that had been in place. Again, visitors must go through screening at Security and check in at the Reception Desk. Please call Heather with questions 631-842-6091.
As in the past all of the above may be in place provided there are no new cases of COVID-19. Thank you for your continued efforts to help keep or residents and staff safe.

Sister Maureen Muir, LCSW Chief Quality Officer Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE: November 24, 2020 NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE

INDEPENDENT LIVING Holiday Guidance 11.24.20
Good afternoon, this is Sister Maureen from Dominican Village with an update on Thanksgiving holiday guidance for INDEPENDENT LIVING. We understand how difficult the current pandemic has and continues to be on our residents and families. We do however strongly encourage your loved one enjoy Thanksgiving Day here at Dominican Village.
The following safety protocols must be adhered to if a resident chooses to celebrate Thanksgiving outside of Dominican Village: A resident who goes out and returns to DV on Thanksgiving day will be required to quarantine in their apartment upon return for 72 hours (3 full days) AND test for COVID-19 on the 4th day. Dominican Village will have a one-time COVID test clinic at DV on Monday, November 30 (the fourth day after Thanksgiving day). A resident who goes out for Thanksgiving day and night or for additional days will be required to quarantine upon return for 72 hours (3 full days) and then test for COVID-19 on the 4th day. It is this residents responsibility to get tested through their PCP or another testing site. Locations of testing sites are available at the Reception Desk. Residents must provide proof of a negative test result before they may end their quarantine.
Thank you for your understanding and steadfast cooperation in helping us keep our residents and staff safe from the virus.
A happy and blessed Thanksgiving to all.

Sister Maureen Muir, LCSW Chief Quality Officer Dominican Village


ASSISTED LIVING Holiday Guidance 11.24.2020

If a resident leaves Dominican Village for home or family visitation or for a social outing, the following requirements must be met for the resident’s return to the facility for the safety of other residents and staff:
Remind residents to avoid large gatherings, social distance, wear a mask, frequent hand hygiene, avoid sharing communal food/drinks

Residents who leave the Dominican Village must:

  • Quarantine or minimize contact to the extent safely possible prior to their return to the facility
  • Be quarantined on transmission-based precautions upon return to the facility for 14 days.
  • Test negative immediately (within 24 hours) prior to return to the facility.
  • Be tested at least three times during the 14-day quarantine period at the facility, including on the first day (upon return) and the last day that a resident must be quarantined.

Facilities must:

  • Notify families taking residents out of the facility that residents will not be permitted to return until they present a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test result within the preceding 24 hours.
  • Require the leaving resident and a family or friend to attest in writing that they:
    • Are aware of the risks involved with taking the resident out of the facility
    • Will follow masking, social distancing, and hand hygiene practices pursuant to CDC and DOH directives
    • Will notify the facility if the resident becomes ill within one week of leaving the facility
    • Will notify the facility if anyone with whom the resident socialized tests positive for COVID-19 or influenza or exhibits symptoms of COVID-19 and influenza within 14 days of the resident’s return to the facility
    • Will communicate with the facility about a return date for the resident to the facility in accordance with the facility’s policy
    • Will quarantine or minimize contact (or assist the resident to do so) to the extent safely possible prior to return to a nursing home. o Screen and increase monitoring for signs and symptoms of illness upon resident

The full Health Advisory: Holiday Guidance for Nursing Homes and Adult Care Facilities may be found online
https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/protecting-public-health-all-new-yorkers#long-term-care-facilities


HEALTH UPDATE: November 18, 2020 NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE, INC.

Good Afternoon, This is Sister Maureen with an update on COVID 19 at Dominican Village.
The 2 employees that recently tested positive for the virus remain quarantined at home and are recovering. There is now one resident confirmed positive case of the virus in our Independent Living. This resident is currently quarantined in their apartment, monitoring symptoms and recovering. There are no confirmed cases of the virus in Assisted Living.
Based on the latest reported COVID 19 case, our “pause” in visitations and communal meals is extended through November 30th. Our Activities Staff is working hard at creative ways to keep our residents engaged. Our protocols remain strong and our outcomes continue to be relatively successful thus far. Thank you for your support and cooperation in helping to keep our residents safe.

Sister Maureen Muir, LCSW Chief Quality Officer Dominican Village


HEALTH UPDATE: November 13, 2020 NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE

Good afternoon, Regrettably, results from yesterday’s testing showed ONE employee testing positive for the virus. The employee will remain quarantined at home until a negative result is obtained. Unfortunately, due to this latest result, pause time for our residents has been extended from November 13th to November 26th. Communal dining, programs and visits will resume on November 27th. We understand how difficult this is for our residents and their families, however these precautionary actions keep our residents and staff safe. All medical visits and appointments will continue. Dominican Village will follow all Executive Orders and instructions from the Department of Health. Should you have any questions, please call me on 631 842 7736.

Steven Necroto President and CEO (631) 842 7736


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

Good afternoon, Employee COVID 19 testing from last Thursday, resulted with 1 staff member testing positive. This employee will quarantine at home until negative results are obtained. We took immediate actions to shut down communal dining and activities. IL residents may continue with family or friend visits, but only outdoors. Visitors are still required to check in at the Security window for screening. Visiting privileges for AL residents have been stopped. Once again, residents have been quarantined: 10 days for IL, and 14 days for AL. If needed, I will report any changes to these protocols. Please call me if you have any questions (631) 842 6091.

Steven Necroto President and CEO (631) 842 7736


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

It is with great pleasure to announce we did not have any new resident cases of the virus. June 29th is the last reported case. We continue with all protocols; social distancing, wearing face masks, washing, and sanitizing hands frequently, COVID screening prior to entering our buildings, and weekly testing for staff. Residents are enjoying taking meals in our dining rooms and participating in some activities and outdoor trips. Family and friend visitors are still allowed by appointment only. Today, we are reviewing protocols needed for residents going with family for Thanksgiving Day and staff leaving the state for this holiday. Procedures will be reported in next week’s update. Please call me if you have any questions (631) 842 6091.

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


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

Once again, we experienced a week virus free for Independent, Assisted Living and staff. Our protocols and guidelines are working well. Again, our last reported case was June 29th. Residents are back to having meals in dining rooms while our seating plans maintain social distancing. This past Monday, we added shopping trips and outdoor events. Visitors for Assisted Living residents must continue to make appointments with our Case Manager Supervisor to schedule a visit.

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


HEALTH UPDATE: October 22, 2020 NOTIFICATION FROM: DOMINICAN VILLAGE

Employees COVID 19 tests done last week returned all negative results. Our Independent and Assisted Living residents continue to be virus free. The last resident case was June 29th. The employee quarantined at home has returned to work. Employees are still tested weekly. This past Monday we relaxed some restrictions for Independent residents. Communal dining is once again in place and residents may enjoy visits from family and friends in small groups.

  • Lifting quarantine regulations for Assisted Living will begin today with walks outdoors, communal dining for lunch, and starting Saturday, visitors in small groups by appointment only. Contact Case Manager Supervisor to schedule a visit.
  • On 10/26, ALR residents will have all meals in the dining room.
  • For now, activities continue to be limited. Thank you.

Steven Necroto President/CEO Dominican Village


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


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


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