May, 26th 2021

 

 

Dear Bala Families and Friends,

 

 

As you are aware we have recently experience an outbreak of COVID in our facility. We have traced this outbreak and strongly believe that it was brought in by a new resident who had previously tested positive.

 

Our last case of Covid-19 was discovered on May 21st. We are required to quarantine for at least 14days following the last case. We are continuing to test residents and staff twice weekly. Providing there are no new cases we will resume visitation on Monday June 7th.

 

We ask that you call to make appointment for your visit so that we may accommodate everyone safely. The PA Dept. of Health still prefers outdoor whenever possible. That being said, we will offer outdoor visits whenever weather is permitting. However, if outdoor visits are not otherwise possible, families and friends are welcome to come into the facility to visit. The indoor visits area will be the main dining room or other designated area.

 

Please bear with us as we continue to fight this virus, and always, thank you for your support.

 

Sincerely ,

 

Angela Wells, MSN, RN, NHA

Administrator

Bala Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

215-877-5400 ext 326

 

 

 

 

 

December 30, 2020

Dear families and friends, 

What a challenging years we've had. As you are aware, due to the resurgence of COVID-19 we have had to resume a no visitation policy. We want to assure you that we are continuing to follow all regulatory protocols and we are working every day to ensure your loved ones receive the best quality of care and life possible.   Please feel free to call us for an update at anytime and continue to use video conferencing to visit with your loved ones. We look forward to 2020 as we BEAT this together !

 

Happy New Year!

 

Angela Wells, MSN, RN

Administrator  

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 15th, 2020

Dear family members and friends,

Thank you for your support during this challenging past six months. We have all been through a lot but we are moving forward in the right direction thanks our committed team of heroes!

We want to assure you that we are continuing to take every measure necessary to ensure the safety and well being of our residents and staff and we are following all federal, state and local guidelines as they relate to COVID-19 and infection control. 

We are pleased to announce that Bala will resume outdoor visitation effective Wednesday September 16th.  All outdoor visits must be scheduled in advance through our social services department and are limited due to space and social distancing requirements. 

 

Please click on the "reopening status" tab to view our plan for reopening. Please keep in mind that this plan is tentative and totally depends on the absence of COVID-19 infection as well as our ability to mitigate risk. 

Thank you, and please be safe, 

Angela Wells, MSN, RN, NHA

Administraton

 

 

 

 

 

March 6th, 2020

 

Dear Family Members

 

 

As you are aware, a new respiratory disease, Corona virus 2019 (COVID-19) is spreading globally and there have been instances of COVID -19 spread in the United States. There has now been a suspected (not confirmed) case in Philadelphia. We want to reassure you that Bala Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is taking every measure necessary to prevent the spread of disease at our facility. We are following the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as our local health department. Unfortunately, this disease can be fatal to our already immunocompromised or frail residents. In light if this we have bumped up our preventative protocols.

 

  • The facility is being cleaned/ sanitized frequently throughout the day to decrease lingering germs/ bacteria

  • Signs have been placed on the door to divert those who are symptomatic.

  • Staff and residents are being in serviced on infection control and prevention of spread of disease.

  • Residents are being monitoring for onset of illness.

  • Staff, family members and visitors who are experiencing respiratory illness/ symptoms are asked to refrain from coming into the facility.

  • All Staff and visitors have their temperatures taken prior to being permitted on the units. 

 

We also want this use this opportunity to update our contact information for resident representatives. Please call us with any updated contact information that you feel we may not have on file. (Phone numbers, addresses, emails.) Our goal is to keep you imformed.

 

If you have any questions you may contact us at 215-877-5400 ext. 326 or 312

 

 

Be well

Sincerely,

 

Angela Wells, MSN, RN, NHA

Administrator