What's New and Upcoming Events



 

We wanted to provide you with an update related to Valley View Retirement Community’s ongoing efforts to prevent COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

In keeping with best practice and our unwavering commitment to providing the highest level of care to residents, we are following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) , World Health Organization (WHO), and PA Department of Health (PADOH)

Although we have NO CASES of COVID-19, we are being pro-active in our measures and therefore visitation is prohibited. 

VISITATION:

Terrace/Haven/Memory Lane/Rehab Visitors:  All visitors to campus for these levels of living and service is prohibited from entry into the community. The only exception is approved visitors for end of life situations. These approved visitors will be screened for respiratory signs or symptoms and temperature screenings upon entry, and are required to wear a facemask with visitation time limited. This entry is only permitted at the Haven Main Entrance.

  • Cottage Visitors-Valley View residents residing within cottages are strongly discouraged from having visitors to their home as it is counterproductive to  the ongoing direction received specific to social distancing.  We also strongly encourage  you to stay home. Please carefully consider leaving campus to visit family members, particularly where there are children in the home. There is some indication that children are not coming down with the virus but could be carriers.

Activities:

  • All group activities- programming is cancelled.  This has given the activity team, along with support from pastoral ministries, the ability to creatively think of alternatives to group programming.  The result has been more individualized programming on the residents’ neighborhoods, increased individual room visitation, as well as use of our on-campus closed circuit TV.  We will continue to provide alternative enrichment options and have several special events planned for both residents and team members.
  • The Beauty shop is closed but individual hair care is being provided within a resident’s room or apartment.
  • Worship activity is no longer occurring within the Chapel but is being broadcast on the in-house, closed circuit TV.   Pastoral ministries is visiting residents on the neighborhood to ensure residents’ spiritual well-being.

Virtual Communication:

For virtual communication with your loved one, please dial (717)935-2105 press (9) and then follow the prompt to schedule a time to facilitate this communication.  We will be utilizing FaceTime and Skype.

Dining Experience:

Terrace, Haven and Rehab:  All communal dining has been moved to personal, in-room tray service. 

Memory Lane-Given the special service provided in this area, meals continue to be served out of the neighborhood kitchen. This affords Memory Lane residents the ability to dine within their room or the option to come to the dining room for an expanded meal service that is in support of social distancing.

Resident Item Drop Off Instructions:

If you have personal items that you’d like to drop off for your family member or loved one, we now have a system in place to receive those items. Please pull through to the main Haven entrance, temporarily park, and place items on the shelving available directly inside the sliding door. Pre-labeling your items with the name and address/room number of the residents is expected to ensure proper delivery. 

Team Member and Vendor Screening:

We also implemented additional screening protocols for all team members, vendors (working on necessary equipment), lab/x-ray technicians, and hospice staff. In addition to having their temperature checked, all are screened with the following criteria, as directed by CMS:

  • Signs or symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat.
  • In the last 14 days, has had contact with someone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, or under investigation for COVID-19, or are ill with respiratory illness.
  •  International travel within the last 14 days to countries with sustained community transmission. For updated information on affected countries visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
  • Residing in a community where community-based spread of COVID-19 is occurring.

Recommendations:

You are discouraged from leaving our Valley view community with the exception of urgent medical appointments.
• Do not travel unnecessarily into public spaces, events with large crowds or activities.
• Socially space yourself away from others. Dine within your own home.
• Wash your hands often with soap at water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching your face, eyes and nose. Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
• Consult a healthcare provider if you experience signs or symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as a fever, cough, shortness of breath and sore throat.

Updates:

This is an ever-evolving situation and we will continue to communicate as often as possible.  Please also utilize the main Valley View Number (717)935-2105 for updates.


Resources:

· CDC
· WHO
· PA Department of Health

 
 

 

 

 

The Quarterly Memory Lane Support Group meeting to be held March 17th @ 3:30pm has been cancelled due to the implementation of No Visitors.

The Monthly Dementia Support Group meeting to be held April 6th @ 3:30pm has been cancelled due to the implementation of No Visitors.

 

 
 




 

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

 


 


 


 

The Road to Recovery Starts at Our Rehab Neighborhood
Enjoy the Comforts of Home During Your Stay at Ours!
You trust us as a retirement community. Now come to us for short term rehab.

    • Outpatient & Inpatient Therapies Available for All Ages
    • Private Stay Rehab Rooms
    • Skilled Nursing Care
    • Personal Care Suites
    • Residential Living Cottages

 

Valley View Retirement Community offers Skilled Nursing Care, Personal Care Apartment Suites, and Residential Cottage Living on its beautiful campus located in The Big Valley, just outside of Belleville, PA. Our Memory Care neighborhood and Valley View Rehab are officially up and running smoothly!

To make the admission process smooth and easy for all involved, Valley View wants to give you the right contact information to start you on the right path to personalized and affordable care. The following information should help you in the Admissions Process for a loved one at Valley View Retirement Community.

 

 


 

For more information, please contact one of the following contacts:
Nan Yeater - Administrator: (717) 935-2105 ext. 2230
Nicole Yoder - The Haven: (717) 935-2105 ext. 1230
Dave Wingard - The Village: (717) 935-2105 ext. 1300
Mary Beckenbaugh - Admissions Coordinator: (717) 935-2105 ext. 1450
Angelica Losch - Senior Director of Resident Services: (717) 935-2105 ext. 1850
Chris Laughlin - Memory Care: (717) 935-2105 ext. 1830

 

Valley View Retirement Community is a non-profit organization that is both Medicare and Medicaid approved.
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To view our New Memory Care and Rehab Wing flyer and brochures, click "HERE" to view/download them in PDF format.