We’ll keep your loved ones safe.
The health and safety of our residents, staff, and visitors is our utmost priority. We have taken several proactive measures to protect against exposure and spread of illness and we are following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and New York Department of Health closely.
The Steps We Have Taken
We have enhanced our existing safety protocols to minimize the risk of exposure and to provide clinical and operational team members the information and tools necessary to protect themselves and the patients we serve.
The following is a summary of measures undertaken that are consistent with regulatory guidance:
Interdisciplinary task force
Our interdisciplinary team has worked to together to develop efficient and effective procedures and protocols to minimize the risk of exposure and prepare for possible spread.
We monitor and have been communicating with the Department of Health to obtain the most up to date information to allow us to evaluate and implement the most effective prevention and control protocols.
Our clinicians are vigilantly monitoring resident health. We have trained our staff to identify residents who might be at risk of COVID-19 and are prepared to institute precautions for these residents if the need arises.
Employee and contractor screening
We are screening employees and contractors for symptoms or potential exposure to COVID-19 to prevent the introduction of the COVID-19 infection.
We have increased the frequency of cleaning on high touch surfaces and high trafficked public areas with hospital-grade bleach disinfectant. This is done daily, and in many areas, multiple times a day.
We have made hand sanitizer readily available for residents, visitors and staff.
We are open to visitation by appointment only. The Silvercrest team continues to work closely with the local New York Health Depart- ment and CDC to ensure the safety of our patients.
For the safety of our staff, residents and visitors, all Visitors must either present a negative PCR Covid-19 test result from within the past 72 hours or utilize the facilities rapid testing to meet the testing requirements. Visitation will be refused if the Visitor fails to present a negative COVID test result, exhibits any COVID 19 symptoms or does not pass screening questions.
In addition to in-person visitation we will continue to offer virtual meetings between family and loved ones.
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Silvercrest is an affiliate of New York-Presbyterian, one of the leading hospital systems in the country.