Current Updates

INFORMATIONAL MESSAGE

A positive case of COVID-19 has been identified in our facility.  We have had no residents or staff members have any respiratory symptoms.  Please be assured that if your family member was affected, you would have already been personally notified. 

Since April 2020, We have had 0 residents or staff members with new-onset respiratory symptoms that have occurred within 72 hours of each other.

Since April 2020, We have had 327. Residents and Staff members combined test positive for COVID-19.

Visitation is permitted. An informational message has also been sent to all Residents and Family Members via telephone call and/or email regarding the visitation status. Compassionate Care visits continue to be available for all Residents.

As per the Governor’s order, Jamaica Hospital Nursing Home will require proof of a negative COVID-19 test for every visitor to the facility.  Rapid antigen tests must be taken within 24 hours of entering the facility and PCR tests must be taken within 48 hours of entering the facility.  Documentation of this test must be provided prior to entry. If a rapid test is used, the visitor must present the actual test with the date written on the test.

While supplies last, visitors who are not able to provide a test result will be given a self-test kit and will be instructed to administer the test outside of the facility and return with the results.  If a test result is positive, the visitor will be denied entry.

To ensure the good health and well-being of our residents and staff, we have taken the following actions in accordance with our Infection Control “best practices”:

On-site COVID-19 testing for Residents, Staff and visitors;

COVID-19 Antibody testing for Staff;

Separate designated units for residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have been tested and are negative for COVID-19;

Consistent staffing teams for each unit;

Personal protective equipment (PPE) for all staff members;

Monitoring of residents by our clinical team for changes in medical condition;

Frequent cleaning of all units and high touch surfaces;

Residents and Staff are tested for COVID-19 as directed.

Screening of all staff prior to the start of their shift for fever or any signs of respiratory symptoms.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation. Please do not hesitate to call (718) 206-5119 for any questions or concerns.

Please remember to maintain social distancing, wear a face covering when in public, wash your hands often, cover your mouth with a tissue when coughing and stay at home when feeling ill.

Saturday 3rd December 2022

COVID-19 TESTING

Effective immediately as per the Governor’s order, Jamaica Hospital Nursing Home will require proof of a negative COVID-19 test for every visitor to the facility.  Rapid antigen tests must be taken within 24 hours of entering the facility and PCR tests must be taken within 48 hours of entering the facility.  Documentation of this test must be provided prior to entry. If a rapid test is used, the visitor must present the actual test with the date written on the test.

While supplies last, visitors who are not able to provide a test result will be given a self-test kit and will be instructed to administer the test outside of the facility and return with the results.  If a test result is positive, the visitor will be denied entry.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but the safety of our residents, staff and visitors remains our highest priority.

Thank you for your cooperation !

 

Monday 25th April 2022