COVID -19
The health and safety of our residents
and families is our highest priority.

Foothill Acres is dedicated to keeping our family members, residents and friends safe during the covid-19 pandemic. We are following all of the recommendations set forth by the CDC, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the New Jersey Department of Health. We are also committed to sharing with you our comprehensive outbreak plan and all of the latest information, data and regulatory changes that we will be posting on a regular basis below. Please continue to use foothillacrescommunication@gmail.com to schedule your video calls.

Background & Lessons Learned:

Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, as many other nursing centers, has experienced the heartbreaking impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Living in a healthcare setting brings inherent risks due to the vulnerability of the residents we care for and the communal lifestyle. Our efforts to provide a homelike environment that promotes independence and person directed care, can contribute to the spread of a respiratory infection such as COVID-19 when aggressive restrictions are not implemented early in the outbreak. Finding a balance between the need to be aggressive and honoring the basic rights of our residents and families will require a comprehensive plan that includes methods to communicate with residents, visitors and the staff so we can all work together to limit the exposure and to prevent the spread of respiratory infections including COVID-19.

POLICY:

Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center has developed a comprehensive response plan to address the global pandemic due to COVID-19. The plan will be in place to protect the residents, staff and visitors from respiratory infections including COVID-19.

PROCEDURE:

  •  The facility will create a COVID-19 Committee team consisting of the following:
    Medical Director: Dr. Richard Corson
    Administrator: Pinny Goldblatt
    Assistant Administrator: Jeremy Makabi
    Director of Nursing: Diana Truelove
    Asst. Director of Nursing: Alison Manko
    Infection Prevention& Control: Briell Melendez
    MDS Coordinator: Linji Li
    Rehab Director: Amy Patel
    Social Service Director: Andrew McGovern
    Admissions Director: Steve Aksim
    Maintenance Director: Jason Toifel
    Activities Director: Mary Walaszek /
    Nancy Guerrera
    Housekeeping Latoya McCledon
    Dietary Director: Ayeannia Singleton
    Dietician: Jessica Hanna
  • Pharmacy Representative: Ann Santos
    Laboratory Representative: Thomas Bejgrowicz
  • The facility’s COVID 19 Response Coordinator will be: Pinny Goldblatt, Administrator.
  • The facility will coordinate with the transport company if a presumptive or confirmed COVID-19 is going to be transported. Face mask will be provided to the resident for transport to protect the transport staff and receiving facility staff.
  • The facility physician will coordinate with the receiving facility’s physician to ensure report is accurately communicated and precaution is in place.
  • Dedicate equipment in isolation rooms. If not possible, clean and disinfect equipment using the EPA-registered disinfectant before use with another resident within the cohort.
  • Conduct routine cleaning and disinfection of high touch surfaces and shared medical equipment using EPA-registered disinfectant.
  • Increase frequency of routine cleaning and disinfection.
  • Prioritize rounding in a “well to ill’ flow to minimize cross-contamination.

Communication with Residents and Families:

POLICY:

It is the policy of this facility to inform residents, their representatives, and families of the residents by 5pm the next calendar day following the subsequent occurrence of either: each time a single confirmed infection of COVID-19 is identified or whenever three or more residents or staff with new-onset of respiratory symptoms occurs within 72 hours of each other.

PROCEDURE:

  1. Nursing Administration will notify the Administrative Staff if the facility meets either of the criteria listed above.  The Administrative Staff will gather all required information as directed in CMS rule: 42 CFR 483.80(g) and with CMS guidance at https://www.cms.gov/files/documents/gso-20-29-nh.pdf.
  2. Administrative Staff will send required information out via email and text to all residents, their representatives, and families of the residents by 5pm the next calendar day following the subsequent occurrence of either: each time a single confirmed infection of COVID-19 is identified or whenever three or more residents or staff with new-onset of respiratory symptoms occurs within 72 hours of each other.
  3. Residents will be notified of a new outbreak via our closed circuit television system which will be posted by 5pm the next calendar day following the subsequent occurrence of either: each time a single confirmed infection of COVID-19 is identified or whenever three or more residents or staff with new-onset of respiratory symptoms occurs within 72 hours of each other.
  4. The required information along with an emergency number for urgent calls and complaints will be posted on our website by 5pm the next calendar day following the subsequent occurrence of either: each time a single confirmed infection of COVID-19 is identified or whenever three or more residents or staff with new-onset of respiratory symptoms occurs within 72 hours of each other.
  5. Administrative staff will continue to send out information to all residents, their representatives, families and employees at least once weekly for any facility updates.
  6. Foothill Acres will also be providing weekly conferences on a scheduled basis for all who like to attend. Scheduled calls will be posted on facility’s website and/or social media along with e-mail address will be made available to all residents, their representatives, families and employees for any urgent issues or concerns that may need immediate attention.

Communication with Employees:

POLICY:

It is the policy of this facility to inform all employees by 5pm the next calendar day following the subsequent occurrence of either: each time a single confirmed infection of COVID-19 is identified or whenever three or more residents or staff with new-onset of respiratory symptoms occurs within 72 hours of each other.

PROCEDURE:

  1. Nursing Administration will notify the Administrative Staff if the facility meets either of the criteria listed above.  The Administrative Staff will gather all required information as directed in CMS rule: 42 CFR 483.80(g) and with CMS guidance at https://www.cms.gov/files/documents/gso-20-29-nh.pdf.
  2. Administrative Staff will send required information out via email and/or text to all employees by 5pm the next calendar day following the subsequent occurrence of either: each time a single confirmed infection of COVID-19 is identified or whenever three or more residents or staff with new-onset of respiratory symptoms occurs within 72 hours of each other.
  3. Should an employee refuse to provide the facility with a means to contact them via email and/or text then it is the responsibility of the employee to reference the website where the information will be posted by 5 PM the next calendar day.
  4.  The required information along with an emergency number for urgent calls and complaints will be posted on our website by 5pm the next calendar day following the subsequent occurrence of either: each time a single confirmed infection of COVID-19 is identified or whenever three or more residents or staff with new-onset of respiratory symptoms occurs within 72 hours of each other.
  5. Administrative staff will continue to send out information to all residents, their representatives, families and employees at least once weekly for any facility updates.
  6. Foothill Acres will also be providing weekly conferences on a scheduled basis for all who like to attend. Scheduled calls will be posted on facility’s website and/or social media along with e-mail address will be made available to all residents, their representatives, families and employees for any urgent issues or concerns that may need immediate attention.

General Facility Control Measures

  • Establish testing capacity to identify SARS-CoV2 through Rapid Antigen testing or through ACCUREFERENCE Laboratory and ACULABS Laboratory to conduct test, and provide appropriate specimen collection materials.
  • Ensure sufficient supply of Hand Hygiene resources in the facility.
  • Evaluate personal protective equipment (PPE) and report level to corresponding agency/OEM/LDOH/NJDOH.
  • Educate staff on infection prevention practices, control measures for COVID-19.
  • Facility will implement Universal Source control by providing facemask to person in the facility. As an alternative, cloth mask will be provided in the event of supply shortage for staff that does not provide direct care to the residents.

Daily Reporting

  • Complete line listing for residents / staff.
  • Submit line listing to Hillsborough Township Health Department per instruction. Hillsborough Township Health Department representative Siohban Spano.

Admission, Transfer and Readmission

  • Close the unit affected to new admissions except as needed to cohort individuals and staff.
  • Consider closing to new admissions if the facility is unable to appropriately cohort. This does not include readmission back to the facility.
  • When transferring a resident to another facility / hospital, transporting company will be informed of the Transmission Based Precaution in place as well the as receiving facility.
  • New admissions and readmissions will be monitored for signs of COVID-19 They will be placed in private rooms (if available). If feasible, a cohort will be created for this population.

Emergency Staffing Strategies:

POLICY:

In the event of an emergency, the Administrator or DON will make the decision to utilize emergency staffing strategies as necessary to provide for care and treatment of residents.

PROCEDURE:

  1. All employees in the facility will be notified of the decision to utilize emergency staffing strategies.
  2. In the event the facility has difficulty with staffing the facility in an event of an emergency, the following will take place:
    a. Remove tasks from the nursing department that does not need to be completed by a CNA or Nurse including but not limited to passing out water, answering call bells, passing out snacks and meal trays to alternate employees.
    b. Restorative nursing staff will assist on the units as well as Rehab staff within their scope of practice
    c. Nursing Administration (DON, ADON, Unit Manager and Supervisors) may need to work on the units as needed
  3. Dietary department may utilize paper products in order to free staff to assist in other areas.

Virtual Communication:

POLICY:

To continue to provide the vital opportunity for family members to interact with their loved ones while minimizing the chance of the spread of COVID-19.

PROCEDURE:

  • Scheduling for all video chats will be done by the Activity Department.
    o All family members were notified to send an email for all virtual visitation requests to
    foothillacrescommunication@gmail.com at least 24 hours prior to requested video chat time.
    o Email addresses for new admissions are obtained by Admissions and/or Receptionist.
    o Chats are scheduled daily from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm and are limited to 10 minutes.
    o A daily schedule will be printed and distributed to each unit and Activity Supervisor so everyone knows what chats are scheduled for the day.
    o Activity Director and/or Activity Supervisors will coordinate who will be assigned to carry out each video chat scheduled.
      – On units with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 or 14-day quarantine, the Activity Supervisor or Director will coordinate with Unit Managers to identify any residents that could done by Nursing staff while in the rooms.
    o When video session is complete, staff are to log the results and notify Activity Director or Supervisor of any issues during the call.
  • For units/rooms with no confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 or residents on 14-day quarantine:
    o Activity staff or other facility staff will complete video chats with residents.
    o All tablets and iPads will be wiped down with disinfecting wipes before and after each use.
    o If resident has difficulty hearing, there are headphones with a mic available for that resident to use and keep at their bedside. Headphones will be labeled with the resident’s name on them.
  • For units/rooms with at least 1 confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 or residents on 14-day quarantine:
    o All tablets and iPads will be wiped down with disinfecting wipes before and after each use.
    o All tablets and iPads will be placed in a gallon zip lock bag prior to entering the resident room.
    o Staff will don all appropriate PPE prior to entering room.
    o Stands for devices are available for use to promote social distancing once virtual call has been established. Stands must be wiped down before use.
    o If resident has difficulty hearing, there are headphones with a mic available for that resident to use and keep at their bedside which will be labeled with the resident’s name on it.
    o Dispose of zip lock bag when video chat is complete and wipe down tablet and stand with disinfecting wipe.
    o Activity staff will complete video chats for residents who are not confirmed with COVID-19 or showing any symptoms. To minimize the traffic in an isolation room, the CNA or other nursing staff may complete video chats for those who are suspected or confirmed with COVID-19 or currently on 14-day quarantine.

Infection Prevention and Control

  • In the event of a COVID 19 outbreak occurs, the facility will encourage all visitors and non-essential healthcare personnel to restrict or limit their visitations, except in certain compassionate-care situation.
  • Evaluate all persons who enter the facility for signs/symptoms of COVID-19. Temperature checks at entry point. Temperature checks at the start of each shift for all employees.
  • The facility will monitor any visitors/vendors/physician for temperature and any signs of respiratory symptoms. The following will also be assessed: history of international travel with 14 days or travel to any of the high-risk areas 14 days, history of exposure to a presumptive or positive COVID-19. 
  • Visitors with respiratory symptoms will not be permitted to enter the facility at any time.
  • Facility will require visitors who are cleared to enter the facility to perform hand hygiene and use of facemask and restrict visitation to resident’s room or private areas.
  • Signage for visitation, cough etiquette and hand hygiene will be posted in several locations within the facility.
  • Visitation information will be communicated through mass letter, telephone calls and posting of signage.
  • Active screening for residents for fever (Temperature of 100.4) and other COVID-19 symptoms every shift.
  • Any supply delivery will be dropped off by the loading dock and/or right by the reception area.
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizers for hand hygiene will be provided in the hallways and on medication carts based on supply availability.
  • PPE needed will be made available outside the doors for easy access to the staff.
  • Facility will provide EPA disinfectants to allow for frequent cleaning of high touched surfaces and shared resident equipment.
  • Suspend communal dining and all group activities as needed.
  • Residents are encouraged to remain in their rooms. If the resident leaves their room, they should wear a face covering or face mask; perform hand hygiene, limit movement in the facility and perform social distancing.
  • Waste receptable will be provided for PPE 
  • Implement Standard and Transmission-Based Precaution including use of N95 mask or other respirators.
  • Signs posted for direction of PPE to use in residents on Transmission Based Precaution

Resident Management / Cohorting

  • Implement cohorting plan that allows for separation of residents, dedicating staff and medical equipment to each of these cohort and allowing necessary space to do so at the onset of an outbreak.
  • In the event staffing cannot be designated specifically in the COVID-19 unit, Staff will work from clean unit to COVID Unit., Staff will cluster work load from clean resident to COVID residents.
  • Staff will don COVID-19 recommended PPE:  N-95 or respirator, eye shield, gloves and gown when entering resident rooms.
  • Laboratory confirmed COVID-19 positive residents will be relocated to designated cohort. Private rooms will be provided if feasible. Cohort with another COVID-19 resident maybe done when private room is not possible.
  • Person Under investigation will not be moved to COVID-19 cohort until results are confirmed.
  • Roommates of COVID-19 residents are considered exposed and should not share a room with other residents unless they have tested negative and has been asymptomatic for 14 days from last exposure.
  • Facility will adhere to the CDC guidelines for the discontinuation of Transmission-Based Precaution.
    Symptom-based strategy
  •   At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and,
  • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared or
  • At least 7 days have passed with a negative test result and asymptomatic or improvement of symptoms.

Staff Management

  • All residents will be provided mask and instructed to cover their nose and mouth when around others, as tolerated.
  • Enforce use of universal facemask (source control) for staff while in the facility in addition to active screening of symptomatic staff.
  • Staff will be screened by getting their temperature taken and completing a screening tool at the start of their shift
  • Any staffs that show symptoms consistent with COVID-19 will be asked to put on a mask and leave the facility. Such staff would require clearance from IP before returning to work.
  • Identify staff who maybe at higher risk for severe COVID-19 and attempt to assign to unaffected units.
  • Educate and reinforce sick leave policy including not to report to work when sick.
  • Assess staff competency on infection prevention and control measure including putting on and taking off PPE.
  • Conserve use of PPE using CDC guidance for PPE contingency strategies.
  • Consider staffing contingency for shortage (refer to separate policy).

February 21st, 2023

Good morning, 

 

Here’s the latest update with COVID at Foothill. 

 

Today 1 resident from Magnolia Unit tested positive for COVID. This resident is currently in the hospital. We are still monitoring all residents in all units for signs/symptoms of infection.Friendly reminder that families are contacted directly by the facility should your loved one test positive. 

 

 Visitation remains open for all units including the dedicated COVID wing. 

 

We do respectfully request anyone considering visitation to postpone any visit if they have any symptoms of COVID, Flu or are just not feeling right. 

 

 

Our current active numbers: 

Residents: 10

Sub-acute= 0

Magnolia= 9

Maple= 0

Cedar= 0 

Staff:=0

 

Recovered

Residents= 6

Staff=1

 

 

 

As always, we are available to answer any questions you may have. Please email safety@foothillacres.com and someone will respond to you relatively quickly. You can also check our website for the most up to date information about COVID at the facility. 

 

 

Respectfully,  

 

Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA 

Administrator admin@foothillacres.com 

973-525-4011

Good afternoon, 

Here’s the latest update with COVID at Foothill. 

Today 1 resident from Cedar Unit tested positive for COVID. This resident was moved to the dedicated COVID wing. Currently we are still monitoring all residents in all units for signs/symptoms of infection. There was no exposure to the other residents on the Cedar Unit identified at this time, so we are hopeful this will remain an isolated incident. Friendly reminder that families are contacted directly by the facility should your loved one test positive. 

Visitation remains open for all units including the dedicated COVID wing. 

We do respectfully request anyone considering visitation to postpone any visit if they have any symptoms of COVID, Flu or are just not feeling right. 

Our current active numbers: 

Residents: 14 

Sub-acute= 1 

Magnolia= 12 

Maple= 0 

Cedar= 1 

Staff: 1 

Recovered 

Residents= 1 

As always, we are available to answer any questions you may have. Please email safety@foothillacres.com and someone will respond to you relatively quickly. You can also check our website for the most up to date information about COVID at the facility.

 

Respectfully, 

Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA

Administrator admin@foothillacres.com 

973-525-4011

Good evening,

Here’s the latest update with COVID at Foothill. 

Today one resident from Magnolia tested positive for COVID. The resident was transferred to the covid unit.

We continue monitor all Magnolia residents for signs/symptoms of infection. We also continue to perform surveillance to all other residents and staff. 

Visitation remains open for all units including the dedicated COVID wing. 

Additionally, facility protocol requires the facility to directly call families of residents who test positive. If you don’t receive a call, you can safely assume your loved one DOES NOT have COVID. 

Our current active numbers: 

Residents: 15

Sub-acute= 1 

Magnolia= 14

Maple= 0

Cedar= 0 

Staff: 1

As always, we are available to answer any questions you may have.

 

Respectfully, 

 

Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA

Administrator

Good afternoon, 

Here’s the latest update with COVID at Foothill. 

Today 5 residents from Magnolia Unit and one staff member who worked in Magnolia tested positive for COVID. All residents were moved to the dedicated COVID wing. Currently we are monitoring all residents in all units for signs/symptoms of infection. Visitation remains open for all units including the dedicated COVID wing. 

We’ve been asked by some families why we still allow visitation during the COVID outbreak, so I’d like to explain what’s happening. 

Foothill Acres is bound by the rules, regulations and Executive Orders issued by the Governor and The New Jersey Dept of Health, 

Early on in the pandemic visitation was completely stopped, except for very limited circumstances. About a year ago visitation was allowed with the facility having the right to restrict visitation under certain circumstances. Recently (about six months ago) the New Jersey Dept of Health issued revised guidance under Executive Directive No 21-021 which quotes CMS policy (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the governing body which oversees all health care facilities at the federal level states: 

“ Visitation: Long-Term Care Facilities subject to this directive shall abide by the following to allow for the visitation of residents in their homes: 

a. Visitation shall be allowed for all residents of nursing homes at all times per CMS QSO-20-39-NH, revised September 23, 2022, and accompanying FAQs, revised September 23, 2022, at https://www.cms.gov/files/document/qso-20-39-nh- revised.pdf (CMS Guidance), as amended and supplemented, which facilities shall follow along with the supplementation of this Executive Directive. 

As you can see, Foothill Acres doesn’t have the ability to restrict visitation, to the contrary, we are mandated to continue to allow it for all residents at all times. We are required to ensure we screen all visitors and provide them with personal protective equipment (masks, gowns, eye protection) We do respectfully request anyone considering visitation to postpone any visit if they have any symptoms of COVID, Flu or are just not feeling right. 

Our current active numbers: 

Residents: 14 

Sub-acute= 1 

Magnolia= 13 

Maple= 0 

Cedar= 0 

Staff: 1 

As always, we are available to answer any questions you may have. Please email safety@foothillacres.com and someone will respond to you relatively quickly. You can also check our website for the most up to date information about COVID at the facility. 

Respectfully, 

Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA

Administrator admin@foothillacres.com 

973-525-4011

Good afternoon,

Here’s the latest update with COVID at Foothill. 

Today while doing surveillance of Magnolia we found two more residents testing positive for COVID. Both residents were transferred to the covid unit.

We continue monitor all Magnolia residents for signs/symptoms of infection. We also continue to perform surveillance to all other residents and staff. 

Visitation remains open for all units including the dedicated COVID wing. 

Our current active numbers: 

Residents: 9

Sub-acute= 1 

Magnolia= 8

Maple= 0

Cedar= 0 

Staff: 0

 

As always, we are available to answer any questions you may have.

 

Respectfully, 

 

Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA

Administrator

Good afternoon,

Here’s the latest update with COVID at Foothill. 

Today we were notified that one more resident from our Magnolia Unit tested positive for COVID. We were also notified of a subacute patient that tested positive during admission testing protocol; this patient has been transfer to covid unit and there was no exposure to other residents noted in subacute. We continue to perform contact tracing and we are monitoring all Magnolia residents for signs/symptoms of infection. We also continue to perform surveillance to all other residents and staff. 

Visitation remains open for all units including the dedicated COVID wing. 

Our current active numbers: 

Residents: 7  

              

Sub-acute= 1 

Magnolia= 6

Maple= 0

Cedar= 0 

Staff: 0

As always, we are available to answer any questions you may have. Please email safety@foothillacres.com and someone will respond to you relatively quickly. You can also check our website for the most up to date information about COVID at the facility.

 

Respectfully, 

 

Diana Truelove, RN DON

Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

39 East Mountain Riad, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

908-369-8711 ext 5240

nursing@foothillacres.com

Good afternoon,

Here’s the latest update with COVID at Foothill. 

4 more residents from our Magnolia Unit tested positive for COVID. The residents were all moved to the dedicated COVID wing. Currently we are monitoring all residents in all units for signs/symptoms of infection. Since the outbreak is confined to Magnolia, this will not affect the Penthouse with group activities and dining. Visitation remains open for all units including the dedicated COVID wing. 

Our current active numbers: 

Residents: 5

Sub-acute= 0 

Magnolia= 5

Maple= 0

Cedar= 0 

Staff: 0

As always, we are available to answer any questions you may have. Please email safety@foothillacres.com and someone will respond to you relatively quickly. You can also check our website for the most up to date information about COVID at the facility.

 

Respectfully, 

 

Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA

Administrator 

admin@foothillacres.com 

973-525-4011

Good evening,

Here’s the latest update with COVID at Foothill. 

1 resident from our Magnolia Unit tested positive for COVID. The resident was moved to the dedicated COVID wing. Currently we are monitoring all residents in all units for signs/symptoms of infection. 

Our current active numbers: 

Residents: 1

Sub-acute= 0 

Magnolia= 1

Maple= 0

Cedar= 0 

Staff: 1

As always, we are available to answer any questions you may have. Please email safety@foothillacres.com and someone will respond to you relatively quickly. You can also check our website for the most up to date information about COVID at the facility.

 

Respectfully, 

 

Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA

Administrator 

admin@foothillacres.com 

973-525-4011

Good afternoon, 

Here’s the latest update with COVID at Foothill. 

Yesterday 2 residents from Maple Unit tested positive for COVID. Both residents were moved to the dedicated COVID wing. Currently we are monitoring all residents in all units for signs/symptoms of infection. 

Our current active numbers: 

Residents: 4 

Sub-acute= 0 

Magnolia= 0 

Maple= 4 

Cedar= 0 

Staff: 0 

RECOVERED 

Residents= 7 

Staff= 4 

As always, we are available to answer any questions you may have. Please email safety@foothillacres.com and someone will respond to you relatively quickly. You can also check our website for the most up to date information about COVID at the facility.

 

Respectfully, 

 

Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA

Administrator

admin@foothillacres.com 

973-525-4011

Good afternoon,

 

Here’s the latest update with COVID at Foothill.

 

After surveillance monitoring it was found that 3 more residents and 2 employees (1 direct care 1 non direct care) from Maple Unit tested positive for COVID. Currently we are monitoring all residents in all units for signs/symptoms of infection. We continue to monitor and test all staff as well. 

 

As a reminder, cases of COVID are on the rise in our area. If you are not feeling well, please consider postponing your visit to the facility until you get better. We highly encourage everyone to follow CDC guidelines on getting vaccinated for COVID and Flu. We asked that during your visits you remain with your masks on at all times in accordance with CDC guidelines.

 

Our current active numbers:

Residents: 

Sub-acute= 0

Magnolia= 0

Maple= 6

Cedar= 0

Staff: 3

RECOVERED

 

Residents= 1

Staff= 2

 

As always, we are available to answer any questions you may have. Please email safety@foothillacres.com and someone will respond to you relatively quickly. You can also check our website for the most up to date information about COVID at the facility.

 

Respectfully,

 

 

Diana Truelove, RN DON

Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

39 East Mountain Riad, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

908-369-8711 ext 5240

nursing@foothillacres.com

Good evening,

Here’s the latest update with COVID at Foothill. 

Our current active numbers: 

Residents: 2

Sub-acute= 0 

Magnolia= 0 

Maple= 2

Cedar= 0 

Staff: 0

RECOVERED 

Residents= 6

Staff= All staff previously listed as active have recovered.

As always, we are available to answer any questions you may have. Please email safety@foothillacres.com and someone will respond to you relatively quickly. You can also check our website for the most up to date information about COVID at the facility. 

 

Respectfully, 

Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA

Administrator admin@foothillacres.com 

973-525-4011

Good afternoon,

Here’s the latest update with COVID at Foothill.

Yesterday 2 residents from Maple Unit tested positive for COVID. Both residents were moved to the dedicated COVID wing. Currently we are monitoring all residents in all units for signs/symptoms of infection.

Please keep in mind cases of COVID are on the rise in our area. If you are not feeling well, please consider postponing your visit to the facility until you get better. We highly encourage everyone to follow CDC guidelines on getting vaccinated for COVID and Flu.

Our current active numbers:

Residents: 3

Sub-acute= 0

Magnolia= 0

Maple= 3

Cedar= 0

Staff: 5

RECOVERED

Residents= 1

Staff= 1

As always, we are available to answer any questions you may have. Please email safety@foothillacres.com and someone will respond to you relatively quickly. You can also check our website for the most up to date information about COVID at the facility.

Respectfully,

Pinny Goldblatt,LNHA

Administrator

admin@foothillacres.com

973-525-4011

Good evening 

Here’s the latest update with COVID at Foothill. 

This morning 2 staff members tested positive for COVID. One was a CNA who worked on Maple Unit, and the other one was a non-direct care employee. Additionally, one resident from Maple tested positive. Currently we are monitoring all residents in all units for signs/symptoms of infection. 

Please keep in mind cases of COVID/Flu/RSV are still very high in our area. If you are not feeling well, please consider postponing your visit to the facility until you get better. We highly encourage everyone to follow CDC guidelines on getting vaccinated for COVID and Flu. Correspondence from the NJ Dept of Health is encouraging all elderly to fully up-to-date with their COVID vaccine including the latest bivalent booster. At Foothill Acres we regularly hold vaccine clinics and ask those that have held off on receiving the bivalent booster to please reconsider and contact the facility. Being up to date will provide the maximum protection to your loved one and all the residents in the facility. 

Our current active numbers: 

Residents: 1 

Sub-acute= 0 

Magnolia= 0 

Maple= 1 

Cedar= 0 

Staff: 5 

RECOVERED 

Residents= 1 

Staff= 1 

As always, we are available to answer any questions you may have. Please email safety@foothillacres.com and someone will respond to you relatively quickly. You can also check our website for the most up to date information about COVID at the facility. 

Please enjoy the upcoming New Years weekend 

Respectfully, 

Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA 

Administrator admin@foothillacres.com 

973-525-4011

Good evening,

I hope you are enjoying the holiday week. Currently we have NO residents who are positive for COVID. This week we had an additional staff member test positive. We are continuing to monitor all residents in all units for signs/symptoms of infection. 

Residents: 0

Staff: 3

 

Sub-acute= 0

Magnolia= 0 

Maple= 0 

Cedar= 0

RECOVERED 

Residents= 28

Staff= 4 

As always, we are available to answer any questions you may have. Please email safety@foothillacres.com and someone will respond to you relatively quickly. You can also check our website for the most up to date information about COVID at the facility. 

Respectfully, 

 

Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA 

Administrator admin@foothillacres.com 

973-525-4011

Good evening,

Here’s the latest update with COVID at Foothill. 

Currently we have NO residents who are positive for COVID. This week we had 1 non direct staff member test positive. This staff member has not been in the facility, and has not been in direct contact with any other staff members or residents. Currently we are monitoring all residents in all units for signs/symptoms of infection. 

Please keep in mind cases of COVID/Flu/RSV are still very high in our area. If you are not feeling well, please consider postponing your visit to the facility until you get better. We highly encourage everyone to follow CDC guidelines on getting vaccinated for COVID and Flu. 

During this holiday season many families are looking to show their appreciation to the staff at Foothill Acres. While we support this, we ask that no individual gifting or money be given. We welcome gifts for the unit your loved one is on. Thank you to all family members who have made donations and continue to do so. Your appreciation and gratitude does not go unnoticed.

Residents: 0

Staff: 1 

Sub-acute= 

Magnolia= 0 

Maple= 0 

Cedar= 0

Staff: 1 

RECOVERED 

Residents= 28

Staff= 4 

As always, we are available to answer any questions you may have. Please email safety@foothillacres.com and someone will respond to you relatively quickly. You can also check our website for the most up to date information about COVID at the facility. 

Please enjoy the upcoming Christmas weekend 

Respectfully, 

 

Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA 

Administrator admin@foothillacres.com 

973-525-4011

Good evening 

Here’s the latest update with the COVID outbreak at Foothill. 

Yesterday we had a resident test positive for COVID. The resident was not symptomatic and was sent to the hospital for an unrelated issue. The hospital tested the resident and notified us of the positive test result. Additionally, we had one staff test positive as well. Currently we are monitoring all residents in all units for signs/symptoms of infection. 

Please keep in mind cases of COVID/Flu/RSV are still very high in our area. If you are not feeling well, please consider postponing your visit to the facility until you get better. We highly encourage everyone to follow CDC guidelines on getting vaccinated for COVID and Flu. 

During this holiday season many families are looking to show their appreciation to the staff at Foothill Acres. While we support this, we ask that no individual gifting or money be given. We welcome gifts for the unit your loved one is on, or even a gift donation for our upcoming Staff Holiday Party. 

Our current active numbers: 

Residents: 1 

Sub-acute= 

Magnolia= 0 

Maple= 0 

Cedar= 1 

Staff: 1 

RECOVERED 

Residents= 27 

Staff= 4 

As always, we are available to answer any questions you may have. Please email safety@foothillacres.com and someone will respond to you relatively quickly. You can also check our website for the most up to date information about COVID at the facility. 

Respectfully, 

Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA 

Administrator admin@foothillacres.com 

973-525-4011

Good evening

Here’s the latest update with the COVID outbreak at Foothill. 

I’m happy to report all but one resident have recovered from the COVID Unit and are back in their regular rooms. We anticipate the last remaining resident will be cleared tomorrow. 

What This Means

• All units are returning to regular activities EXCEPT for the Sub Acute Unit which has one more week to go.

• The Dining Room will be reopened tomorrow

• We are planning to have a turkey carving ceremony in the Main Dining Room at the Thanksgiving Dinner for the residents. 

Please keep in mind cases of COVID/Flu/RSV are still very high in our area. If you are not feeling well, please consider postponing your visit to the facility until you get better. We highly encourage everyone to follow CDC guidelines on getting vaccinated for COVID and Flu. 

Our current active numbers: 

Residents: 1

Sub-acute= 1

Magnolia= 0

Maple= 0

Cedar= 0

Staff: 0

RECOVERED

Residents= 27

Staff= 4

As always, we are available to answer any questions you may have. Please email safety@foothillacres.com and someone will respond to you relatively quickly. You can also check our website for the most up to date information about COVID at the facility.

Please enjoy the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend 

Respectfully,

Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA

Administrator

admin@foothillacres.com

973-525-4011

Good evening

Here’s the latest update with the COVID outbreak at Foothill.
I’m happy to report all but one resident have recovered from the COVID Unit and are back in their regular rooms. We anticipate the last remaining resident will be cleared tomorrow.

What This Means

  • All units are returning to regular activities EXCEPT for the Sub Acute Unit which has one more week to go.
  • The Dining Room will be reopened tomorrow
  • We are planning to have a turkey carving ceremony in the Main Dining Room at the
    Thanksgiving Dinner for the residents.

Please keep in mind cases of COVID/Flu/RSV are still very high in our area. If you are not feeling well, please consider postponing your visit to the facility until you get better. We highly encourage everyone to follow CDC guidelines on getting vaccinated for COVID and Flu.

Our current active numbers:
Residents: 1
Sub-acute= 1
Magnolia= 0
Maple= 0
Cedar= 0
Staff: 0
RECOVERED
Residents= 27
Staff= 4

As always, we are available to answer any questions you may have. Please email safety@foothillacres.com and someone will respond to you relatively quickly. You can also check our website for the most up to date information about COVID at the facility.

Please enjoy the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend

Respectfully,
Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA
Administrator
admin@foothillacres.com
973-525-4011

Good afternoon,

 

Here’s the latest update with COVID at Foothill.

 

Today we were notified that there were 3 new resident cases within the Orchard / subacute unit.

We will continue to monitor all staff and residents during this outbreak. All COVID positive residents have been moved to the COVID wing on Cedar Unit.

 

Our current numbers:

 

Residents: 14

 

Sub-acute= 4

Magnolia= 2

Maple= 1

Cedar= 7

 

Staff: 0

 

As always, we are available to answer any questions you may have. Please email safety@foothillacres.com and someone will respond to you relatively quickly. You can also check our website for the most up to date information about COVID at the facility.

 

Respectfully,

 

 

Diana Truelove, RN DON

Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

39 East Mountain Riad, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

908-369-8711 ext 5240

nursing@foothillacres.com

Good afternoon,

 

Here’s the latest update with COVID at Foothill.

 

We had a new patient testing positive today from our subacute unit, the patient has been moved to our covid unit and place on precautions. On a good note I wanted to update you all that as of today we had 14 residents and all staff recovered and doing well. Since we are still experiencing this outbreak, we continue to advise to consider postponing visitation until the outbreak ends. If you do choose to visit, masks must be worn for the duration of the visit. As a reminder, we also offer rapid testing for anyone who wishes to be tested prior to visiting.

 

We will continue to monitor and test all staff and residents during this outbreak.

Our current active numbers:

 

Residents: 11

Sub-acute= 1

Magnolia= 2

Maple= 1

Cedar= 7

 

Staff: 0

 

As always, we are available to answer any questions you may have. Please email safety@foothillacres.com and someone will respond to you relatively quickly. You can also check our website for the most up to date information about COVID at the facility.

 

Stay safe and enjoy the weekend,

 

Respectfully,

 

 

Diana Truelove, RN DON

Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

39 East Mountain Riad, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

908-369-8711 ext 5240

nursing@foothillacres.com

Good afternoon,

Here’s the latest update with COVID at Foothill. The latest round of testing revealed one more staff and 7 residents with new cases. All residents that tested positive were moved to our COVID wing. Since we are currently experiencing this outbreak, we are strongly advise to consider postponing visitation until the outbreak ends. If you do choose to visit, masks must be worn for the duration of the visit. We also offer rapid testing for anyone who wishes to be tested prior to visiting.

We will continue to monitor and test all staff and residents during this outbreak.

Our current active numbers:

Residents: 23

Sub-acute= 0

Magnolia= 2

Maple= 8

Cedar= 13

Staff: 4

 

As always, we are available to answer any questions you may have. Please email safety@foothillacres.com and someone will respond to you relatively quickly. You can also check our website for the most up to date information about COVID at the facility.

 

Please enjoy the rest of your day.

 

Respectfully,

 

Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA

Administrator admin@foothillacres.com

973-525-4011

Good afternoon, 

Here’s the latest update with COVID at Foothill.

The latest round of testing revealed 2 more staff and 1 resident with new cases. 

We will continue to monitor all staff and residents during this outbreak. All COVID positive residents have been moved to the COVID wing on Cedar Unit.

Our current numbers: 

Residents: 17

Sub-acute= 0 

Magnolia= 2

Maple= 7 

Cedar= 8 

Staff: 5

As always, we are available to answer any questions you may have. Please email safety@foothillacres.com and someone will respond to you relatively quickly. You can also check our website for the most up to date information about COVID at the facility. 

Please enjoy the weekend.

Respectfully, 

Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA 

Administrator admin@foothillacres.com 

973-525-4011

Good afternoon,

Here’s the latest update with COVID at Foothill. The latest round of testing revealed one more staff and 3 residents with new cases.

We will continue to monitor all staff and residents during this outbreak. All COVID positive residents have been moved to the COVID wing on Cedar Unit

Our current numbers:

Residents: 16

Sub-acute= 0

Magnolia= 1

Maple= 7

Cedar= 8

Staff: 3

As always, we are available to answer any questions you may have. Please email safety@foothillacres.com and someone will respond to you relatively quickly. You can also check our website for the most up to date information about COVID at the facility.

 

Please enjoy the rest of your day.

 

Respectfully,

 

Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA

Administrator admin@foothillacres.com

973-525-4011

Good afternoon,

As we continue to monitor staff and residents every shift for signs and symptoms of COVID, we found 5 new cases (4 residents, 1 staff) We will continue to monitor all staff and residents during this outbreak. All COVID positive residents have been moved to the COVID wing on Cedar Unit. For those who have a loved one in the COVID unit, a separate email will be sent which will have instructions on how to schedule Facetime calls for your convenience if you choose not to visit in person.

Due to the early onset of Flu season, and considering we are in a COVID outbreak, we are strongly recommending not to visit if you are not feeling well. All visitors are required to check in at the kiosk at the reception area, wear a mask at all times while in the facility, and report back to facility should you get sick after visiting.

Please remember its vital to check out at the kiosk when exiting the facility.

Our current numbers:

Residents: 12

Sub-acute= 0

Magnolia= 1

Maple= 6

Cedar= 5

Staff: 2

As always, we are available to answer any questions you may have. Please email safety@foothillacres.com and someone will respond to you relatively quickly. You can also check our website for the most up to date information about COVID at the facility.

 

Please enjoy the rest of your day.

 

Respectfully,

 

Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA

Administrator admin@foothillacres.com

973-525-4011

Good afternoon,

As a result of our outbreak testing and symptom monitoring between yesterday and today we discovered 5 new resident cases and 1 staff positive for Covid. Staff and residents will continue to be screened every shift and next testing will be done on Wednesday and as needed for symptomatic residents and/or staff. We want to also inform you that in order to slow down the spread we had cancelled communal activities and dinning room however you may still visit, we ask that you please screen at the entrance, wear masks at all times even in the residents room and report if you have a positive test and recently visited one of our residents. We also like to remind you that we have available rapid tests at the entrance and we encourage you to take a test prior to visiting your loved ones. Please refrain from visiting if you are not feeling well.

Our current numbers:

Residents: 8

Staff: 1

Please feel free to reach out to me of Pinny with any questions, you can also check out our website for the latest updates on everything going on at the facility at www.foothillacres.com

Thanks,

Diana Truelove, RN DON

Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

39 East Mountain Riad, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

908-369-8711 ext 5240

nursing@foothillacres.com

Diana Truelove, RN DON

Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

908-369-8711 ext 5240

nursing@foothillacres.com

Good evening,

We learned that yesterday one of our maple residents tested positive for covid-19, as a result residents were tested and 2 additional cases were noted as well (1 from maple and 1 from cedar unit) closed contacts have been notified and tested as well. All staff has been tested with no cases found. We will continue to monitor and test residents affected and will keep everyone informed of the results. I would also like to take the opportunity to remind everyone of when visiting to please keeping masks on at all times as well as refraining from visiting if you are feeling ill. Also, if you have visited one of our residents and later find out you test positive we ask that you notify the facility as soon as possible so we can monitor our residents accordingly.

Our current numbers:

Residents: 3

Staff: 0

Please feel free to reach out to me of Pinny with any questions, you can also check out our website for the latest updates on everything going on at the facility at www.foothillacres.com

Thanks,

Diana Truelove, RN DON

Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

39 East Mountain Riad, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

908-369-8711 ext 5240

nursing@foothillacres.com

Good evening
 
As a followup to our COVID testing, all residents and staff from Magnolia Unit were tested today will no new cases. The employee is still out and recovering nicely.
 
We will be doing another round of testing next week and will be sharing results once known.
 
And speaking of COVID, be on the lookout for an email in the near future which will discuss the latest bivalent booster which we are planning on offering to all our residents and staff in the very near future. We can only get the Pfizer version at this time.
 
Enjoy the rest of your day.
 
Respectfully,
 
Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA
Administrator
 

Good evening,

Today we tested all residents and staff on Magnolia for COVID and all results were negative. We will retest again and update families of those results once we have them. I am including the rest of last email to remind once again gently of the rules we still need to live by.

____________________________________________________________________________________

 

I would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that although in the general population COVID protocols have been greatly relaxed or completely abandoned, in the Nursing Home setting we still live with nearly the same COVID protocols from a year ago. What that means is when visiting the facility, we respectfully request for family and friends to abide by the rules of the facility which include:

· Checking in and out at the kiosk at the reception desk.

· Wearing you mask at all times, especially when walking thru the common areas of the facility.

· Immediate reporting to the facility when you test positive after a visit to the facility.

· Contacting the facility when planning a large group visit (4 or more people) so we could arrange for a designated area for the visit.

It’s completely understandable that people are so tired of COVID and adding to that the fact that social distancing is a thing of the past, and masks are no longer required anywhere EXCEPT in healthcare settings makes it a pain to abide by these guidelines. Considering all that, the reality is we are a healthcare facility and really need everyone’s complete cooperation. As always, I’m available if anyone has any questions. Please email me at admin@foothillacres.com, or call me on my cell at 973-525-4011.

Our Current numbers:

Residents: 0

Staff: 1

Please enjoy the rest of your day.

 

Respectfully,

 

Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA

Administrator

Good evening,

Earlier today an employee who works in Magnolia Unit tested positive for COVID. As per protocol, Magnolia residents and staff were tested today, and all results were negative. We will retest again on Monday.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that although in the general population COVID protocols have been greatly relaxed or completely abandoned, in the Nursing Home setting we still live with nearly the same COVID protocols from a year ago. What that means is when visiting the facility, we respectfully request for family and friends to abide by the rules of the facility which include:

· Checking in and out at the kiosk at the reception desk.

· Wearing you mask at all times, especially when walking thru the common areas of the facility.

· Immediate reporting to the facility when you test positive after a visit to the facility.

· Contacting the facility when planning a large group visit (4 or more people) so we could arrange for a designated area for the visit.

It’s completely understandable that people are so tired of COVID and adding to that the fact that social distancing is a thing of the past, and masks are no longer required anywhere EXCEPT in healthcare settings makes it a pain to abide by these guidelines. Considering all that, the reality is we are a healthcare facility and really need everyone’s complete cooperation. As always, I’m available if anyone has any questions. Please email me at admin@foothillacres.com, or call me on my cell at 973-525-4011.

Our Current numbers:

Residents: 0

Staff: 1

Please enjoy the rest of your day.

 

Respectfully,

 

Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA

Administrator admin@foothillacres.com

973-525-4011

Hello All,

Today a resident in our Sub-Acute unit tested positive for COVID. This was contact traced to a visitor who tested positive earlier in the week. The resident was moved to our COVID wing. As per protocol, all Sub Acute residents and staff are being tested for the next two weeks.

I haven’t heard back from anyone regarding the weekly conference calls so I will assume it is ok to leave it status quo with no standing calls scheduled. If there is anyone who wishes to start these up again, I am completely agreeable to it. As a reminder, you can get the latest information on our website at www.foothillacres.com We also have the email address which is monitored by a team of staff members. Feel free to email safety@foothillacres.com and someone will get back to you.

Our Current numbers:

Residents: 3

Staff: 1

Please enjoy the rest of your day.

 

Respectfully,

 

Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA

Administrator admin@foothillacres.com

973-525-4011

Good evening 

Today 2 residents and 1 staff member from the Cedar Unit tested positive for COVID. Those residents were quarantined in our separate COVID Unit.  All staff that cared for this resident will be tested and followed for the next couple of weeks. All other residents on The Cedar Unit were tested and they were all negative at this time. All staff that worked on the unit and the residents will be tested again thru the week.We will keep everyone informed as the situation progresses. 

Respectfully, 

Pinny Goldblatt

Administrator

Hello All,

I’d like to update everyone on where we are with COVID and review a few important policy items.

Thankfully Foothill Acres is COVID free, with the last resident recovering and going back to their regular room. All staff have fully recovered as well. The New York Times is reporting a daily average of just over 3000 new daily cases, which is half of what it was just a few months ago. CALI scores have dropped in multiple counties throughout NJ, but the COVID transmission levels in healthcare settings are high across the State. You can see a copy of the latest CALI score here: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/documents/topics/NCOV/COVID-19_Activity_Report_2022_08_04.pdf

We are heading in the right direction, but still must remain vigilant in our fight against COVID. We respectfully ask anyone who isn’t feeling well to please consider not visiting until they feel better.

Another item Id like to discuss is the weekly conference call. I have been hosting the call every Tuesday at 3:00 PM, but after 4-5 weeks of no one joining the call, it was discontinued. If there is anyone who would like me to start it up again, I am happy to oblige. Please email me at admin@foothillacres.com or call/text my cell phone at 973-525-4011 and let me know. Either way, if there is anything on your minds that you wish to discuss, you can always reach out to me anyway. We also have the email address which is monitored by a team of staff members. Feel free to email safety@foothillacres.com and someone will get back to you.

Another very important reminder for all family members and visitors is anyone entering the facility MUST use the kiosk to complete the COVID screening, sign in AND out. Its very important that the facility knows who is in the building at any time, should there be a disaster and we will be trying to get an accurate headcount. Signing out is the only way we would know that you left. We appreciate everyone’s full cooperation with these rules.

Our Current numbers:

Residents: 0

Staff: 0

Please enjoy the rest of your day.

 

Respectfully,

 

Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA

Administrator admin@foothillacres.com

973-525-4011

Hello,

Earlier today one of our Sub Acute residents tested positive for COVID. The resident was transferred upstairs to the dedicated COVID wing. All residents and staff were tested with all results coming back negative. 

As we enter this next wave of COVID, we are highly recommending anyone who has symptoms of COVID to please consider visiting after confirming it’s not COVID. 

Our current numbers: 

Residents: 1

Staff: 0

As always, if anyone has any questions or concerns, please email safety@foothillacres.com

You may also call me on my cell at 973-525-4011

Respectfully, 

Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA

Administrator 

Good evening,

We learned that one new employee tested positive for COVID yesterday. All residents were tested with no new positive cases. Testing will take place again on Monday.

 

Our Current numbers: 

Residents: 1 

Staff: 4

You can see a copy of the latest CALI score here: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/documents/topics/NCOV/COVID_19_Activity_Report_2202_07_07.pdf 

Please feel free to reach out to me with questions. My cell number is 973-525-4011. If you wish to email our team, please email safety@foothillacres.com. You can also check our website for the latest updates on everything going on at the facility. www.foothillacres.com 

Respectfully, 

Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA 

Administrator admin@foothillacres.com 

973-525-4011

Hello All,

 

Here is our latest COVID update.

 

Yesterday evening we learned one of our Sub Acute residents tested positive for COVID. The resident was transferred to the COVID wing. All staff and residents from Sub Acute Unit were tested with 2 staff testing positive. Additionally, one staff member from the Rehab Dept tested positive. We are suspending the dining room program for SUB ACUTE ONLY. Our long-term residents will continue to enjoy meals in the upstairs dining room.

Although the transmission level of COVID is Medium in Somerset County, The COVID Transmission levels in healthcare settings are high across the State. You can see a copy of the latest CALI score here: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/documents/topics/NCOV/COVID_19_Activity_Report_2202_07_07.pdf

Our Current numbers:

Residents: 1

Staff: 3

Please feel free to reach out to me for anything at all. My cell number is 973-525-4011. If you wish to email our team, please email safety@foothillacres.com. You can also check our website for the latest updates on everything going on at the facility. www.foothillacres.com

 

Respectfully,

 

Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA

Administrator admin@foothillacres.com

973-525-4011

Hello All,

 

Here is our latest COVID update.

 

Thankfully all residents remain COVID free. This is a direct result of our staff being diligent in Infection Control practices. I would also like to thank our families for their diligence in making sure not to visit if they aren’t feeling well.

I’d also like to remind families when celebrating a resident birthday with a large number of people, the facility would prefer to get advanced notice so we can plan accordingly. We offer families the option of throwing a party in the spacious Oak Room which can easily accommodate 30 or more people with plenty of room to spread out. Considering the CALI score is high, this also gives the facility the ability to control an exposure to a family member who may test positive shortly after the party.

Additionally, the facility strongly recommends limiting the amount of visitors to 4 people at any given time on the units. We are still offering free rapid tests to any and all visitors who wish to be tested.

Our Current numbers:

Residents: 0

Staff: 1

The weekly conference call was discontinued to lack of anyone calling in. I will happily restart the call if there is any interest. Please feel free to reach out to me for anything at all. You can also check our website for the latest updates on everything going on at the facility. www.foothillacres.com

 

 

I hope everyone enjoys the weekend.

 

Respectfully,

 

Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA

Administrator admin@foothillacres.com

973-525-4011

Good afternoon.
 
Here’s the latest update with the COVID status in Foothill.
 
Today 2 kitchen staff tested positive for COVID.
 
Currently there are no residents who are positive.
All group Activites and dining continue un-interrupted.
 
Current numbers
 
Residents -0
Staff-2
 
If anyone has any questions, you can always reach me on my cell at 973-525-5011
 
I hope everyone enjoys the Holiday weekend.
 
Respectfully,
 
Pinny Goldblatt,
Administrator

Good afternoon. 

Here’s the latest update with the COVID status in Foothill. 

All staff who were sick returned to work. 

Sub acute residents and staff were tested yesterday with all tests coming back negative. 

The next round of testing will be Thursday. The resident who tested positive was moved to the COVID wing and is isolated from the rest of the facility. All group Activites and dining continue un-interrupted. 

Current numbers

Residents -1

Staff-0

If anyone has any questions, you can always reach me on my cell at 973-525-5011

Respectfully, 

Pinny Goldblatt,

Administrator

Good afternoon,
 
A resident in the Sub Acute unit tested positive for COVID this afternoon. Contract tracing led us to determine this was passed on by a visiting family member who tested positive. All staff that cared for this resodent will be tested and followed for the next couple of weeks. Residents on Sub acute will be tested as well. We will keep everyone informed as the situation progresses.
 
Have a nice weekend. 
 
Respectfully,
 
Pinny Goldblatt
Administrator

Good Afternoon, Yesterday one of our non-direct care employees tested positive for COVID. As cases rise across the State, we are reminding all visitors that masks must be worn at all times while in the facility. We have been at the forefront of rolling out the 2nd booster for all residents who want it, and I’m happy to say the vast majority of our residents are fully vaccinated including the 2nd booster. The CALI score has jumped to Orange (HIGH) which means we all need to be extra vigilant in social distancing, and practice basic infection control. Here is a link to the latest CALI score: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/documents/topics/NCOV/COVID_19_Report_Week_2022_18.pdf

Our current numbersStaff: 2Residents: 0Reminder there is a weekly conference call where all topics related to the facility are fair game. To join the conference call, please dial 865-666-3900, enter conference room number 116, then enter 1234# for the password. To reach me for any reason, please call my cell at 973-525-4011 Enjoy the weekendRespectfully, Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA

Hello,

 

Last evening one of our NON direct care employees tested positive for COVID. Contact tracing revealed the employee most likely got the virus from her family. All residents that were exposed were tested today, and everyone was negative. They will be re-tested on Monday and again on Wednesday. We will be keeping a close eye on all residents and staff for signs and symptoms for the next 14 days.

 

We will also be keeping an eye on the New Jersey CALI score. It has been holding steady at YELLOW, moderate for the last several weeks. As case counts climb in across the country, it can have an impact on us as well.

 

Here is the link for the CALI score:

https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/statistics/covid/

 

Our current numbers:

Residents:0

Staff:1

 

Reminder there is a weekly conference call where all topics related to the facility are fair game.

To join the conference call, please dial 865-666-3900, enter conference room number 116, then enter 1234# for the password.

 

To reach me for any reason, please call my cell at 973-525-4011

 

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Respectfully,

 

Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA

Good afternoon,

Today I have some great news to share! Our Infection Control Physician determined that our last resident who tested positive was in fact proven to be a false positive, which means we were able to continue our clean day count and reached the required 28 days without infection. Armed with this, we applied and received the “End of Outbreak” designation from the local Health Department. I am happy to report that we resumed communal dining and communal activities.

On another note, we welcomed a new Unit Manager to the Maple Unit. Shawnta Jones has been a Nurse Supervisor at Foothill for a few years and transitioned to the Unit Manger position. Because of her previous experience, Shawnta is familiar with the residents on the unit, and we are very excited to have her in this position.

Infection rates statewide have dropped again, this time some counties are GREEN level.

Here is the link to the latest CALI score. https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/documents/topics/NCOV/COVID_19_Report_Week_2022_10.pdf

 

Here are our current numbers: Active:

Residents:

Orchard Sub Acute=0

Magnolia=0

Maple=0

Cedar=0

Staff: 0

I’d like to remind everyone that we still are hosting a weekly conference call every Tuesday at 3:00 PM. To join the conference call please dial 865-666-3900, enter conference room number 116, then enter 1234# for the password.

As always, we will keep you updated with any further developments. If you have any questions or concerns, please email safety@foothillacres.com or call my cell at 973-525-4011.

Respectfully,

 

Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA Administrator

Good evening,
 
Earlier today we were notified by Somerset Hospital that one of our Maple residents who was transferred to them this past Friday tested positive for COVID. Because of this development, we tested all residents in the facility and thankfully all were negative. Unfortunately, this does reset the clock and we need a fresh 28 days before we can declare “End of Outbreak”
 
Here are our numbers:
 
Orchard=0
Magnolia=0
Maple=1
Cedar=0
 
Staff=0
 
There will be the weekly conference call tomorrow at 3:00 PM. To join the call, dial 865-666-3900, enter conference room number 116, then enter 1234# for the password.
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please email safety@foothillacres.com or call me on my cell at 973-525-4011
 
You can also get the latest info by going to our website at www.foothillacres.com
 
Respectfully,
 
Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA
Administrator

Good afternoon,

Today one of our non-direct care staff tested positive. Unfortunately, this rests the clock to zero. .

Infection rates statewide have dropped again, this time with the entire state in yellow (moderate) level.

Here is the link to the latest CALI score. https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/documents/topics/NCOV/COVID%2019%20Report_Week_2022_5.pdf

We continue to encourage you to come visit.

Here are our current numbers: Active:

Residents:

Orchard Sub Acute=0

Magnolia=0

Maple=0

Cedar=0

Staff: 1

I would like to put it out there that we offer a free rapid test for any family member who wishes to be tested prior to visitation. Please ask the receptionist for the test after checking in at the kiosk. This testing is not a condition for visitation.

I’d like to remind everyone that we still are hosting a weekly conference call every Tuesday at 3:00 PM. To join the conference call please dial 865-666-3900, enter conference room number 116, then enter 1234# for the password.

AS always, we will keep you updated with any further developments. If you have any questions or concerns, please email safety@foothillacres.com or call my cell at 973-525-4011.

Respectfully,

Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA Administrator

Good afternoon,

Today I’d like to share some good news. Our last case of COVID was 10 days ago.What does this mean? Well, if all goes weas we hope and we get no new cases, I’d like to share the timeline on when we will be allowed to reinstate certain programs. Day 15 COVID free, certain group activities which don’t require the removal of the mask will commence.

Day 28 COVID free, we will apply for the “End of Outbreak” designation from the local Health Department. Day 29 COVID free, community dining will be reinstated. Infection rates statewide have dropped significantly. Here is the link to the latest CALI score. As you will see, Somerset Country dropped to ORANGE=moderate.

https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/documents/topics/NCOV/COVID%2019%20Report_Week_2022_5.pdf

Based on these numbers, if you have been hesitant to come visit, we are now encouraging you to come on down.

Here are our current numbers: Active:

Residents:

Orchard Sub Acute=0

Magnolia=0

Maple=0

Cedar=0

Staff: 0

I would like to put it out there that we offer a free rapid test for any family member who wishes to be tested prior to visitation. Please ask the receptionist for the test after checking in at the kiosk. This testing is not a condition for

visitation.

I’d like to remind everyone that we still are hosting a weekly conference call every Tuesday at 3:00 PM. To join the conference call please dial 865-666-3900, enter conference room number 116, then enter 1234# for the password.

AS always, we will keep you updated with any further developments. If you have any questions or concerns, please email safety@foothillacres.com or call my cell at 973-525-4011.

Respectfully,

Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA Administrator

Good evening, 

 

Today our weekly surveillance testing revealed, two new covid cases (who were negative in the previous days), one resident and one staff. 

 

Covid cases in NJ appeared to have peaked and we see this with the CALI scores in almost all counties from “VERY HIGH” to “HIGH”. Currently in somerset county we remain at HIGH which is why is so critical that we continue to enforce infection control measures both in and out of Foothills. 

Here is the link to get the latest CALI score for the State of New Jersey. https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/statistics/covid/index.shtml 

 

Here are our current active case numbers: 

 

Active: 

Residents: 

Orchard Sub Acute=1 

Magnolia=9 

Maple=0 

Cedar=0 

 

Staff: 1 positives 

 

As always, we remind you that we offer a free rapid test for any family member who wishes to be tested prior to visitation. Please ask the receptionist for the test after checking in at the kiosk. This testing is not a condition for visitation. Also, I’d like to remind everyone that tomorrow is the weekly conference call hosted by Pinny at 3:00 PM. To join the conference call please dial 865-666-3900, enter conference room number 116, then enter 1234# for the password. 

 

AS always, we will keep you updated with any further developments. If you have any questions or concerns, please email safety@foothillacres.com or call 973-525-4011. 

 

I also invite you to go to our website at www.foothillacres.com which is updated with the latest news

 

Diana Truelove, RN DON

Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

39 East Mountain Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

908-369-8711 ext 5240

nursing@foothillacres.com

Good evening,

 

Today we had 2 new covid positive residents.

 

Here are our current numbers of active cases:

 

Active: 

 

Residents: 

Orchard Sub Acute=1

Magnolia=10 

Maple=0

Cedar=0 

 

Staff: 0 positives 

 

As a reminder we offer a free rapid test for any family member who wishes to be tested prior to visitation. Please ask the receptionist for the test after checking in at the kiosk. This testing is not a condition for visitation. 

 

As always, we will keep you updated with any further developments. If you have any questions or concerns, please email safety@foothillacres.com

 

Stay Safe,

Diana Truelove, RN DON

Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

39 East Mountain Riad, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

908-369-8711 ext 5240

nursing@foothillacres.com

Good afternoon, 

Today we had 1 new covid positive resident.

 

Here are our current numbers:

 

Active: 

 

Residents: 

Orchard Sub Acute=0

Magnolia=9 

Maple=0

Cedar=0 

 

Staff: 3 positives 

 

We continue to test symptomatic residents and staff daily. Our next facility wide testing will be on Monday and we will update you all with the results. As a reminder we offer a free rapid test for any family member who wishes to be tested prior to visitation. Please ask the receptionist for the test after checking in at the kiosk. This testing is not a condition for visitation. 

 

As always, we will keep you updated with any further developments. If you have any questions or concerns, please email safety@foothillacres.com

 

Stay Safe,

Diana Truelove, RN DON

Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

39 East Mountain Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

908-369-8711 ext 5240

nursing@foothillacres.com

Good afternoon, 

Today we had two residents with new positives. 

As we discussed on today’s call, here’s a link to a news story which talks about Omicron peaking in NJ. https://patch.com/new-jersey/hillsborough/s/i2tag/covid-19-omicron-may-have-peaked-new-jersey-analysis 

Here are our current numbers:

Active: 

Residents: 

Orchard Sub Acute=1 

Magnolia=9 

Maple=1 

Cedar=0 

Staff: 3 positives 

I would like to put it out there that we offer a free rapid test for any family member who wishes to be tested prior to visitation. Please ask the receptionist for the test after checking in at the kiosk. This testing is not a condition for visitation. 

AS always, we will keep you updated with any further developments. If you have any questions or concerns, please email safety@foothillacres.com or call my cell at 973-525-4011. 

Respectfully, 

Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA

Administrator

Good evening,

Today we have five residents with new positives. Additionally, there was one new staff case.

Some experts are hopeful we have peaked and will start to see far less infections in the coming weeks, but the CALI score remains “VERY HIGH”

Here is the link to get the latest CALI score for the State of New Jersey. https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/statistics/covid/index.shtml

Here are our current numbers: Active:

Residents:

Orchard Sub Acute=1

Magnolia=8

Maple=1

Cedar=0

Staff: 3 positives

I would like to put it out there that we offer a free rapid test for any family member who wishes to be tested prior to visitation. Please ask the receptionist for the test after checking in at the kiosk. This testing is not a condition for visitation.

I’d like to remind everyone that tomorrow is the weekly conference call hosted by myself and other Foothill staff at 3:00 PM. To join the conference call please dial 865-666-3900, enter conference room number 116, then enter 1234# for the password.

AS always, we will keep you updated with any further developments. If you have any questions or concerns, please email safety@foothillacres.com or call my cell at 973-525-4011.

I also invite you to go to our website at www.foothillacres.com which is updated with the latest news.

Respectfully,

Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA Administrator

Good evening, 

 

Today we have three new  positives cases from 1 resident and 2 staff members.

 

As expected, the CALI score remains “VERY HIGH” 

Here is the link to get the latest CALI score for the State of New Jersey. https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/statistics/covid/index.shtml 

 

Here are our current numbers:

 

Active: 

Residents: 

Orchard Sub Acute= 5

Magnolia= 4 

Maple= 1

Cedar=0 

Staff: 4 positives 

 

I would like to remind you that we offer a free rapid test for any family member who wishes to be tested prior to visitation. Please ask the receptionist for the test after checking in at the kiosk. This testing is not a condition for visitation but we highly encourage this due to the very high CALI score of the state. 

 

I’d like to remind everyone that we have a weekly conference call hosted by myself and other Foothill staff on Tuesdays at 3:00 PM. To join the conference call please dial 865-666-3900, enter conference room number 116, then enter 1234# for the password. 

 

As always, we will keep you updated with any further developments. If you have any questions or concerns, please email safety@foothillacres.com or call my cell at 973-525-4011. 

 

I also invite you to go to our website at www.foothillacres.com which is updated with the latest news. 

 

Respectfully, 

 

Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA

Administrator

Good evening,

Today we have two more residents with new positives. Thankfully, there were no new staff cases.

As expected, the CALI score remains “VERY HIGH”

Here is the link to get the latest CALI score for the State of New Jersey. https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/statistics/covid/index.shtml

Here are our current numbers: Active:

Residents:

Orchard Sub Acute=8

Magnolia=3

Maple=3

Cedar=0

Staff: 10 positives

I would like to put it out there that we offer a free rapid test for any family member who wishes to be tested prior to visitation. Please ask the receptionist for the test after checking in at the kiosk. This testing is not a condition for visitation.

I’d like to remind everyone that we have a weekly conference call hosted by myself and other Foothill staff on Tuesdays at 3:00 PM. To join the conference call please dial 865-666-3900, enter conference room number 116, then enter 1234# for the password.

AS always, we will keep you updated with any further developments. If you have any questions or concerns, please email safety@foothillacres.com or call my cell at 973-525-4011.

I also invite you to go to our website at www.foothillacres.com which is updated with the latest news.

Respectfully,

Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA Administrator

Good afternoon,

Today we have one more resident and two employees with new positives.

As expected, the CALI score remains “VERY HIGH”

Here is the link to get the latest CALI score for the State of New Jersey. https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/statistics/covid/index.shtml

Here are our current numbers: Active:

Residents:

Orchard Sub Acute=8

Magnolia=1

Maple=3

Cedar=0

Staff: 11 positive

I’d like to remind everyone that we have a weekly conference call hosted by myself and other Foothill staff on Tuesdays at 3:00 PM. To join the conference call please dial 865-666-3900, enter conference room number 116, then enter 1234# for the password.

AS always, we will keep you updated with any further developments. If you have any questions or concerns, please email safety@foothillacres.com or call my cell at 973-525-4011.

I also invite you to go to our website at www.foothillacres.com which is updated with the latest news.

Respectfully,

Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA Administrator

Good evening, 

 

We continue to move residents and staff back to their regular rooms/assignments as they recover from COVID. Today we had 6 residents and one staff test positive. 

 

Our current numbers are: 

 

Orchard Sub Acute =5 residents

Magnolia= 1 residents 

Maple= 6 residents 

Cedar=0 residents 

Staff= 3 positive. 

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out.

 

Stay safe. 

 

 

Diana Truelove, RN DON

Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

Good evening, 

 

As we continue to screen staff and residents, 2 staff members tested positive today. There were 2 employees who recovered and are back to work so the number of active staff cases remains at 9.

 

Our current numbers are: 

 

Orchard Sub Acute =2 residents

Magnolia= 0 residents 

Maple= 7 residents 

Cedar=0 residents 

Staff= 9 positive. 

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out.

 

Stay safe. 

 

 

Diana Truelove, RN DON

Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

39 East Mountain Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

908-369-8711 ext 5240

nursing@foothillacres.com

Good afternoon,

I’d like to share with everyone the latest happenings at Foothill…..

Today we were able to move an additional 4 residents back to their rooms out of the COVID unit. Additionally, we welcomed back some staff who were out because of COVID. Unfortunately, the gains were short lived because today’s testing revealed 4 more residents and two staff with new positives.

As expected, the CALI score is at the highest level, “VERY HIGH”

Here is the link to get the latest CALI score for the State of New Jersey. https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/statistics/covid/index.shtml

Here are our current numbers: Active:

Residents:

Orchard Sub Acute=4

Magnolia=0

Maple=9

Cedar=0

Staff: 9 positive

I’d like to remind everyone that we have a weekly conference call hosted by myself and other Foothill staff on Tuesdays at 3:00 PM. To join the conference call please dial 865-666-3900, enter conference room number 116, then enter 1234# for the password.

AS always, we will keep you updated with any further developments. If you have any questions or concerns, please email safety@foothillacres.com or call my cell at 973-525-4011.

I also invite you to go to our website at www.foothillacres.com which is updated with the latest news.

Respectfully,

Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA Administrator

Good evening, 

 

Yesterday afternoon and early today we had 2 more staff and 1 resident test positive for COVID. We continue to screen our residents and staff every shift and we are testing anyone who is symptomatic. Our next facility wide testing will be performed on Monday. The following are our current numbers of active cases, please note numbers will vary as people are removed since they are recovered.

 

Our current numbers are: 

 

Orchard Sub Acute = 2 residents

Magnolia= 0 residents 

Maple= 9 residents 

Cedar=0 residents 

Staff= 11 positive. 

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me or Pinny on cell 973-525-4011 

 

Stay safe. 

 

Diana Truelove, RN DON

Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

39 East Mountain Riad, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

908-369-8711 ext 5240

nursing@foothillacres.com

Good evening,

 

Today we had 3 more staff test positive for COVID

 

Our current numbers are:

Orchard Sub Acute = 3 positive resident

Magnolia= 0 residents

Maple=10 residents

Cedar=0 residents

 

Staff= 15 positive.

 

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call me on my cell 973-525-4011

 

Stay safe.

 

Respectfully,

 

Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA

Administrator

Good evening,

 

Foothill Acres is continuing to test residents and employees. Today’s testing revealed two more staff members and 3 more Residents who were COVID positive. We are continuing to move COVID positive residents into the long hall in Cedar which is the dedicated COVID hall, with dedicated staff to care for them.

 

The latest numbers are staggering, with over a million new cases reported we continue to strongly discourage families to visit.

Please email foothillacrescommunication@gmail.com to schedule a video call in lieu of in person visitation. If you must visit, we ask you strictly adhere to the guidelines which include going directly to your loved one’s room and always wearing a tight fitting mask. Cloth masks are not acceptable, and the facility is providing masks at the kiosk when you check in.

 

 

Our current numbers are:

Orchard Sub Acute = 3 positive resident

Magnolia= 0 residents

Maple=10 residents

Cedar=0 residents

 

Staff= 12 positive.

 

 

I’d like to remind everyone that we have a weekly conference call hosted by myself or a designee on Tuesdays at 3:00 PM. To join the conference call, please dial 865-666-3900, enter conference room 116, then enter 1234# for the password.

 

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call me on my cell 973-525-4011

 

Stay safe.

 

Respectfully,

 

Pinny Goldblatt, LNHA

Administrator

Good evening,

Today we had two staff and three residents test positive. 

 

Our current numbers are: 

Orchard Sub Acute = 1 positive resident 

Magnolia= 0 residents 

Maple=11 residents 

Cedar=0 residents 

Staff= 15 positive. 

 

We will continue to test our employees and all residents will be tested again on Monday. If there are any new cases, we will send out an email with the information. 

 

As a reminder to everyone, we have a weekly conference call on Tuesdays at 3:00 PM. To join the conference call, please dial 865-666-3900, enter conference room 116, then enter 1234# for the password. 

 

 

 

Stay safe. 

Respectfully, 

 

Pinny

Good afternoon, 

Foothill Acres is continuing to test residents and employees. Today we had an additional two staff members who were COVID positive. 

Our current numbers are: 

Orchard Sub Acute = 1 positive resident 

Magnolia= 0 residents 

Maple=8 residents 

Cedar=0 residents 

Staff= 13 positive. 

We will continue to test our employees and all residents will be tested again on Monday. If there are any new cases, we will send out an email with the information. 

As a reminder to everyone, we have a weekly conference call on Tuesdays at 3:00 PM. To join the conference call, please dial 865-666-3900, enter conference room 116, then enter 1234# for the password. 

Stay safe.

Respectfully, 

Diana Truelove, RN DON

Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

39 East Mountain Riad, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

908-369-8711 ext 5240

nursing@foothillacres.com