Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

VISITATION

NOTICE: INFORMATION ABOUT CORONAVIRUS - VISITATION IS NOW POSSIBLE PURSUANT TO REGULATORY GUIDANCE. VISITATION IS SUBJECT TO SUSPENSION AT ANY TIME IF THE REGULATORY CRITERIA DESCRIBED BELOW ARE NOT MET.

ON JULY 10, 2020 THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PUBLISHED GUIDANCE ALLOWING NURSING HOMES TO RESUME LIMITED VISITATION FOR FACILITIES THAT MEET CERTAIN CRITERIA STARTING JULY 15, 2020, INCLUDING NO COVID-19 POSITIVE RESIDENT OR STAFF CASES FOR 28 DAYS. ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ISSUED UPDATED GUIDANCE REVISING THE ONSET TIME FRAME TO 14 DAYS BEGINNING JULY 17, 2020. THE REVISED GUIDANCE CONDITIONS VISITATION ON VISITORS PRESENTING A VERIFIED NEGATIVE TEST RESULT TAKEN WITHIN SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO VISITION AND REQUIRES NURSING HOMES TO REFUSE VISITATION TO INDIVIDUALS WHO FAIL TO PRESENT SUCH NEGATIVE TEST RESULT, EXHIBIT ANY COVID-19 SYMPTOMS OR DO NOT PASS SCREENING QUESTIONS. AS OF OCTOBER 8, 2020, AMSTERDAM NURSING HOME WAS ABLE TO RESUME VISITATION. VISITATION IS SUBJECT TO SUSPENSION AT ANY TIME, HOWEVER, IF AMSTERDAM NURSING HOME IS UNABLE TO SATISFY ANY OF THE CRITERIA, INCLUDING AS A RESULT OF ANY COVID-19 POSITIVE RESIDENT OR STAFF CASE.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR CURRENT VISITOR GUIDANCE

AS OF TODAY, AMSTERDAM NURSING HOME IS CLOSED TO ALL VISITORS BASED UPON DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH REQUIREMENTS. VISITORS WILL ONLY BE ALLOWED FOR LIMITED EXCEPTIONS, INCLUDING MEDICALLY NECESSARY SERVICES AND END OF LIFE SITUATIONS. WE WILL UPDATE THIS NOTICE WITH RELEVANT CHANGES.

WE APPRECIATE YOUR ONGOING SUPPORT AND COOPERATION DURING THESE UNPRECEDENTED TIMES, AS OUR PRIORITY REMAINS PROTECTING THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE ENTIRE AMSTERDAM COMMUNITY.

WE RECOGNIZE THE HARDSHIP OF BEING SEPARATED FROM YOUR LOVED ONES AND ARE UNDERTAKING EVERY EFFORT TO ARRANGE VISITATION. PLEASE CONTACT THE SOCIAL WORKER ASSIGNED TO YOUR LOVED ONE TO ARRANGE VISITATION. WE WILL KEEP FAMILY MEMBERS AND NEXT OF KIN UP INFORMED. IF YOU ARE NOT RECEIVING AUTOMATED VOICE MESSAGES FROM AMSTERDAM NURSING HOME, PLEASE CONTACT THE SOCIAL WORKER ASSIGNED TO YOUR FAMILY MEMBER TO BE ADDED TO THE DISTRIBUTION LIST. INFORMATION AVAILABLE TO FAMILY MEMBERS AND NEXT OF KIN INCLUDES COVID-19 RELATED STATISTICS REQUIRED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER 202.18.


STATISTICS

We have submitted, and will continue to submit, detailed information to the DOH in accordance with its reporting requirements and encourages all of its Resident’s family members to reach out to our social work staff to facilitate calls and/or virtual visits with their loves ones to provide their support during this critical time.

For 3/9/2021 we currently have 0 NEW in-house staff and / or residents who have tested positive for COVID-19.

For 3/9/2021 we have 0 residents and 0 staff members with active COVID-19 positive case/s in our facility

For the period 5/8/2020 through 3/9/2021 we have had 0 in-house Resident(s) or Staff who have tested positive for COVID-19.

For the period 3/2/2021 through 3/9/2021 we have 0 in-house Resident(s) or Staff who are suspected for having COVID-19.

The foregoing reflects the information for the above dates. Please feel free to visit this page anytime as the numbers will update daily.

If the above information relates to your loved one, a facility representative will inform the Resident’s primary contact directly.


PROCEDURES AND PROTECTIONS

WE CONTINUE TO TAKE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES TO LIMIT POSSIBLE EXPOSURE AND KEEP OUR RESIDENTS AND STAFF SAFE AND HEALTHY BASED ON GUIDANCE PUBLISHED BY CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES, CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION AND NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.

CLICK HERE FOR A MORE DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PROACTIVE MEASURES WE ARE UNDERTAKING TO PROTECT OUR RESIDENTS AND STAFF


UPDATES FROM OUR STAFF

Medical Director, Dr. Jeffrey Gold discusses the multifaceted approach to infection control which is in place to keep residents and staff safe during the pandemic.
Director of Adult Day Health Care and Therapeutic Activities, Jay Virella shares updates on the various activities Amsterdam Nursing Home Residents are still able to enjoy during the current Covid-19 Pandemic
Watch as one of our residents returns home after recovering from COVID-19
Director of Social Services, Yoko Dunne speaks about Communication Initiatives
Amsterdam Administration provide updates on what is being done to care for residents during the pandemic