Updated August 1, 2022

The safety, protection and well-being of our residents, staff and volunteers remain our top priority.

Staff members and volunteers are wearing proper protective equipment in accordance with applicable regulatory guidelines and best practices. Masking is optional indoors for residents, staff and residents’ guests, except in the Masonic Health Care Center, Freemasons Building or Clinics areas. Staff providing care such as home health, home care or hospice services, will need to mask when providing services and as determined by Department of Health guidelines. 

Masonic Health Care Center/Freemasons Building

We continue to follow recommendations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH) and Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (PA DHS) for COVID-19 testing and screening of staff, residents and volunteers. Staff (direct care, contracted staff) and volunteers are screened at the beginning of each shift and are asked to suspend work or service should any symptoms occur.

Visitations in the Masonic Health Care Center and Freemasons Building

  • Visits do not need to be scheduled and may occur in a resident’s room.
  • Please park in front of the building by the gift shop; there is also overflow parking below the gift shop. Enter through the gift shop entrance to get screened (which includes your temperature).
  • Visitors must wear a face mask indoors.
  • When you visit, we have any isolated areas posted; please ask the receptionist if you have any questions.
  • If your loved one resides in a room that is quarantined, you may still visit; however, you will be asked to wear additional PPE.
  • Refrain from visiting if you are not feeling well, have recently tested positive for COVID-19, or if you meet the criteria for quarantine in accordance with CDC guidance.

Following Your Visit

  • Please monitor yourself for signs and symptoms of any respiratory infection for the next 14 days, including fever, shortness of breath, cough, nausea, vomiting, and/or sore throat. If symptoms occur, please call us at 717-367-1121, ext. 33049 for further screening and instructions. If you are calling off-hours, please call ext. 72305 (Masonic Health Care Center visitors) or ext. 72318 (Freemasons Building visitors).

Updated August 1, 2022

Masking is no longer required indoors for residents, staff and residents’ guests. The same guidelines apply to residents and their guests/visitors for on-campus social events and programs. We continue to encourage those who are not feeling well to refrain from attending group activities, dining in the clubhouse or socializing in the common areas.

If residents and staff are experiencing any symptoms of the coronavirus, we ask that they self-quarantine and call their primary care physician and the Dallas administration office to report any symptoms. 

Essential guests (healthcare providers, service technicians, housekeepers, etc.), are not required to wear a mask when in the Walther Apartment Building or in a residents’ villa home. 

Thank you in advance for your cooperation with these matters to safeguard our community. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Noah Davis, Executive Director, at 570-675-1866.

 

Updated August 8, 2022

The safety, protection and well-being of our residents and staff remain our top priority. Staff members are wearing proper protective equipment in accordance with applicable regulatory guidelines and best practices. 

Masking is no longer required indoors for residents, volunteers and residents’ guests, except in the personal care and health care areas. We continue to encourage those who are not feeling well to refrain from attending dining or other group activities.

We continue to follow recommendations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH) and Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (PA DHS) for COVID-19 testing and screening of staff, residents, and volunteers. Screening of staff (direct care, contracted staff) and volunteers is also ongoing at the beginning of each shift and are asked to suspend work or service should any symptoms occur.

In the event of a positive case(s), we have established a quarantine procedure and are able to isolate residents to a specific area of the facility, according to guidance from CMS and PA DOH.

For information regarding the current Interim Guidance for Skilled Nursing Facilities during COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, please visit: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Guidance/SNF-Guidance.aspx or https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Guidance/LTCF-Visitors.aspx

For information related to Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Office of Long-term Living guidelines for Personal Care, please visit: https://www.dhs.pa.gov/coronavirus/Pages/OLTL-Interim-Guidance-for-PCH-ALR-ICF.aspx

Nursing Care and Personal Care Visitations  ​

  • Visits do not need to be scheduled and may occur in a resident’s room.
  • Upon entrance, please complete the screening process (which includes your temperature).
  • Visitors should wear masks while in the building.
  • Based on the Department of Health’s recommendations, contact tracing will be conducted when a case of COVID-19 is identified; however, only those affected will be quarantined. If your loved one resides in a room that is quarantined, you may still visit; however, you will be asked to wear additional PPE.
  • Refrain from visiting if you are not feeling well or have recently tested positive for COVID-19. If you have recently tested positive (within the past 14 days) please check with staff to ensure you meet the criteria to visit.
  • Following your visit, please monitor yourself for signs and symptoms of any respiratory infection for the next 14 days, including fever, shortness of breath, cough, nausea, vomiting and/or sore throat. If any symptoms occur, please call us at 610-825-6100, ext. 1234, or ext. 1275 for further screening and instructions. If you are calling off hours, please call ext. 1242 or ext. 1308.

Thank you for helping us by following these important guidelines. We look forward to seeing you.

Updated August 1, 2022

The safety, protection and well-being of our residents, staff and volunteers remain our top priority. Staff members and volunteers are wearing proper protective equipment in accordance with applicable regulatory guidelines and best practices. At the recommendation from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), masks are required for all employees, and volunteers in the personal care and health care buildings, except when in work spaces or offices alone.

Star Points and Sturgeon Health Care Center

We continue to follow recommendations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH) and Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (PA DHS) for COVID-19 testing and screening of staff, residents, volunteers and visitors. Staff (direct care, contracted staff) and volunteers are screened at the beginning of each shift and are asked to immediately suspend work or services should any symptoms occur.

In the event of a positive case(s), we have established a quarantine procedure and are able to isolate residents to their room with dedicated caregivers according to guidance from CMS and PA DOH.

For information regarding the current Interim Guidance for Skilled Nursing Facilities during COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, please visit: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Guidance/SNF-Guidance.aspx or https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Guidance/LTCF-Visitors.aspx

For information related to Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Office of Long-term Living guidelines for Personal Care, please visit: https://www.dhs.pa.gov/coronavirus/Pages/OLTL-Interim-Guidance-for-PCH-ALR-ICF.aspx

Visitation

  • Visits do not need to be scheduled and may take place in the resident’s room or outdoors. 
  • You must enter and exit through the front door of the Star Points building by the reception desk. All visitors must be screened and have their temperature taken upon arrival. Masks must be worn indoors.
  • If your loved one resides in a room that is quarantined, you may still visit; however, you will be asked to wear additional PPE.
  • Refrain from visiting if you are not feeling well, have recently tested positive for COVID-19, or if you meet the criteria for quarantine in accordance with CDC guidance.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Updated August 1, 2022

The safety, protection and well-being of our residents, staff and volunteers remain our top priority. Staff members and volunteers are wearing proper protective equipment in accordance with applicable regulatory guidelines and best practices. 

We continue to follow recommendations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH) and Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (PA DHS) for COVID-19 testing of staff, residents, volunteers and visitors. Staff (direct care, contracted staff) and volunteers are screened at the beginning of each shift and asked to immediately suspend work or service should any symptoms occur.

In the event of a positive case(s), we have established a quarantine procedure and are able to isolate residents to a specific area of the facility, according to guidance from CMS and PA DOH.

For information regarding the current Interim Guidance for Skilled Nursing Facilities during COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, please visit: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Guidance/SNF-Guidance.aspx or https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Guidance/LTCF-Visitors.aspx

For information related to Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Office of Long-term Living guidelines for Personal Care, please visit: https://www.dhs.pa.gov/coronavirus/Pages/OLTL-Interim-Guidance-for-PCH-ALR-ICF.aspx

Visitations

  • Visits do not need to be scheduled and may occur in the resident’s room or outside.
  • Visitors must be screened (including temperature) prior to the visit.
  • All visitors must wear a mask indoors.
  • Based on the Department of Health’s recommendations, contact tracing will be conducted when a case of COVID-19 is identified; however, only those affected will be quarantined. If your loved one resides in a room that is quarantined, you may still visit; however, you will be asked to wear additional PPE.
  • Refrain from visiting if you are not feeling well, have recently tested positive for COVID-19, or if you meet the criteria for quarantine in accordance with CDC guidance.

Following Your Visit

  • Please monitor yourself for signs and symptoms of any respiratory infection for the next 14 days, including fever, shortness of breath, cough, nausea, vomiting, and/or sore throat. If symptoms occur, please call us for further screening and instructions.

Thank you for your cooperation. Please contact Kelly Shrum, Executive Director, at 215-672-2500, ext. 2112 if you have any questions or need additional information.