The Latest COVID-19 Updates At Shaker Place
We are pleased to announce that starting Monday, December 21, 2020, we will begin giving the vaccine to residents enrolled in the program. For more information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit our COVID-19 Vaccine Preparedness page for more information.
Our Commitment To Keeping You Informed
At Shaker Place Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, we believe it is our responsibility to update you as new information is released from the CDC and other medical and public health experts. As we all struggle to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic we want you to be assured we remain committed to your loved one’s health and safety while remaining as transparent as possible.
Senior care and long-term care facilities are highly regulated with extremely strict infection control protocol, especially during this national health crisis involving the coronavirus. We ask that you abide by the restrictions put in place by the interdisciplinary team at Shaker Place.
All updates regarding COVID-19 will be posted to our Facebook page, email, and this page with references to government-supported resources like the CDC. For more information, please contact us with any questions or concerns regarding COVID-19.
Does Shaker Place have access to the COVID-19 vaccine?
Yes. Shaker Place Rehabilitation & Nursing Center is among the first groups to gain access to the COVID-19 vaccine. We will begin giving the vaccine to residents enrolled in the program starting Monday, December 21, 2020. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any additional questions. More information on vaccination preparedness can be found here.
Are Visitors Allowed at Shaker Place During COVID-19?
At this time, we must, unfortunately, continue to restrict visitation to our residents at Shaker Place. These restrictions will be in effect until we are advised by the New York State Department of Health to lift the ban. We understand that this is a difficult time for you and our loved ones, but we will continue to keep you abreast of any changes.
Shaker Place is committed to keeping our residents connected to friends and family. We have purchased laptops to make Skype, Google Hangouts, and FaceTime available for family interaction. If your loved one has an iPhone, we will make every effort to assist them to use FaceTime with family members. If you would like to coordinate a virtual visit, please contact your family member’s Social Worker or our Social Work Director, Amie Bennett at 518-213-8911. If time permits, we can also arrange a face-to-face visit through one of our windows. This does need to be pre-arranged so please contact Amie directly.
Our interdisciplinary team at our facility continues to meet regularly and as needed to evolve our planning efforts and ensure that all staff and resources are in place, ready to protect and care for our residents. Our staff is continuing to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), and other local health departments to actively monitor and respond to this rapidly changing situation. For more information, please read the PDFs provided below.
Information from the CDC
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DO NOT VISIT if you have fever, shortness of breath, cough, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea.
Until You are Completely Recovered.
Infections like flu and novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are especially dangerous to the residents and can be avoided.
If you have any questions about COVID-19 vaccinations, please contact us.
Phone: (518) 869-2231
Vanessa Denning, Medical Director: Vanessa.Denning@shakerplace.org
Rebecca Luce, Director of Nursing: Rebecca.Luce@shakerplace.org
William Redmond, Infectious Disease/Employee Health: William.Redmond@ShakerPlace.org
How is Shaker Place Different during COVID-19?
Shaker Place has recently completed a major renovation that added almost 77,000 square feet including additional common areas space and additional private rooms. The increase in living space allows residents to still gather while remaining socially distant from other residents during this unprecedented time. All guidelines are strictly enforced regarding social distancing and masks.
In addition to the many socially distant common areas are the spacious resident rooms. All resident rooms were designed with space and privacy in mind. Our private and even our bi-axel rooms allow separation for safety and include Jack and Jill sinks to ensure distance.