Concerns during the impact of the coronavirus COVID-19
To Our families and Friends:
With growing concerns during the impact of the coronavirus COVID-19, The Baptist Home of South Jersey/Riverview Estates continues to make decisions to change processes related to visitation to our home. We are keeping with guidance from the CDC and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. At this time we must totally restrict non-employee and non-essential visits to our skilled nursing and Assisted Living Communities until further notice.
We certainly understand how difficult this is for our Residents and Families. However, these measures are in place for the protection of our Residents who are the highest risk during this pandemic outbreak of COVID-19. Our intention is to provide alternative opportunities to communicate with your loved ones. Face Time and video calls will be offered and also telephone communication. During this visitor ban, there could be special circumstances that could arise. Please call the Directors of Nursing, Executive Director or Social Worker for consideration. If you have to drop off items to your loved ones, we ask that you call ahead to schedule for someone to meet you the at the door to receive those items. Our Residents will be permitted to go outside for fresh air with our staff and to our enclosed porches weather permitting. Please do not attempt to visit during this time. If you are walking or driving down Bank Ave, wave if you see us, but continue on keeping a distance from any Resident or Staff that may be enjoying the Riverview Estates grounds.
We are continuing to monitor staff and residents each shift for temperatures and signs and symptoms of the virus. Vendors and Healthcare Professionals are also monitored before entering our home. Our housekeeping staff are diligently wiping surfaces and disinfecting all areas of our home.
Dining will be in two shifts to provide safe distancing in main dining room. Yes, we too are practicing Safe Social Distancing to promote a safe environment . Large group activities and trips have been postponed. Our Activities Department is making every effort to keep everyone safe in much smaller groups. The Chapel remains open to small groups, however we will be doing video services which our Residents can watch from their rooms.
Postings will be updated on our Facebook account and also at the community website: riverviewestates.org. We will continue to make every attempt to keep you updated.
Thank you for your continued cooperation as we continue to navigate safely through this challenging time.
God Bless you and keep you safe