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Assisted Living & Skilled Nursing family and friends:
Please click here to book a visitation with one of our residents.

 

MASONIC VILLAGE FAMILY MEMBERS, LOVED ONES AND SUPPORTERS:

At Masonic Village at Burlington, the health and well-being of residents and team members is our highest priority at all times. We continue to take proper prevention and preparedness steps related to COVID-19.

What is Masonic Village at Burlington doing to prepare for any incidence of COVID-19? 

We know that this disease most dramatically impacts older adults – the people we serve.  We will continue to follow infection control guidance from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) as well as our local and state health agencies.

Earlier this year, we successfully completed a safe and efficient distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine to residents and team members in partnership with local and state health agencies. As new information develops, we will continue coordinating with our pharmacy partners and local and state health authorities to provide additional information or updates directly to residents and team members. Masonic Village at Burlington will work with residents and team members to help them receive a COVID-19 booster shot as recommended by the CDC.

Recently,  Masonic Village at Burlington announced a requirement for all team members to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by October 16, 2021, in accordance with the policy of management company Life Care Services, An LCS Company. Protecting the health and safety of our residents and team members remains our top priority, and we are requiring employee COVID-19 vaccinations to ensure we stay true to that focus. As new highly transmissible COVID-19 variants persist, we believe the COVID-19 vaccination is essential to protecting our residents and team members.

We continue to be steadfast in taking every precaution to protect the community from the spread of COVID-19. Team members continue to wear masks and undergo screenings at the start of each shift.

COVID-19 Actions:

  • We are connecting with our local and state health agencies on a regular basis.
  • Those who do enter, including all team members, visitors and contractors are screened to inquire whether they have any symptoms or potential known exposures. They are not allowed to enter if they answer yes to any of these questions.
  • We continue our focus on infection control and prevention, following the guidelines from the CDC.
  • We continue to actively monitor and report respiratory illnesses across our organization.
  • We are regularly sharing updated information on COVID-19 with our residents, families and team members.
  • We have an emergency operations plan in place should we need to implement it.

Our team and the Masonic Charity Foundation Board of Trustees are committed to the safety of our team members, residents and families. We thank you for your patience, loving support and encouragement as we continue to navigate these challenging times.

Regards,
Anda Durso
Executive Director

Updated October 22, 2021

Families, guardians and the public may call (609) 239-3989 to leave an urgent message or address an issue or complaint. This line will be available 24/7.

The Masonic Village at Burlington – Skilled Nursing and Rehab is pleased to announce that we have achieved CMS 5-Star Rating Status!

COVID Updates – Please read carefully as there have been changes.

COVID-19  

It was determined by the Burlington County Board of Health that we have 2 separate events occurring on campus, one was considered an outbreak, the other an Investigation.

We have six Independent Living residents and four independent living team members that have tested positive. We have had no additional Independent Living Resident cases, therefore testing of IL residents has stopped. We are continuing to test Independent Living team members weekly until we achieve several weeks without any new cases.

For the Investigation, we had one long-term care nursing team member that became COVID positive. We completed the required testing of residents and team members during the investigational period.  No other team members or residents tested positive so that ended that investigation.

We currently have no team members that are persons under investigation related to symptoms or COVID+ contact outside of our community.

CMS and the CDC now require our community to monitor the county transmission rate for COVID-19. Our county is considered in a high activity level. Our community must test unvaccinated team members according to the community transmission level as reported by the CDC. Currently this requires testing twice a week.  This can be viewed at: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view    Related to the high level, the CDC is recommending that all individuals wear masks when indoors in public settings.

99% of current COVID-19 cases in NJ are from the Delta Variant.  We encourage you to follow all COVID precautions, wear a mask and get vaccinated!

As our region is in a high activity level we are required by the NJ Department of Health, (NJDOH) to wear eye protection of a face shield or goggles in addition to our medical masks. This includes all team members, contractors and visitors in independent Living, Assisted Living, Rehab and Skilled Nursing. No cloth masks will be permitted. Masks and face shields must be worn at all times.

COVID around the State – We were informed on a recent DOH call that on 7/14/21 there were 15 facilities experiencing a COVID Outbreak.  As of 10/7 that number has increased to 158 facilities.

Vaccine Mandate for Team Members – In accordance with Masonic Village at Burlington’s (MVB) commitment to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of recognized hazards, we have adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our team members and their families, our residents and their families, others who spend time in our community, and the community at large from the risks associated with COVID-19, that may be reduced by vaccination. This policy was effective 9/1/2021.

COVID-19 Testing – Unvaccinated residents, unvaccinated team members and partially vaccinated individuals are required to continue with weekly COVID-19 testing based on the community transmission rate as posted by the CDC for our county.  The transmission rate requires testing twice a week.  Unvaccinated team members are required to wear mask and face shields in the community. Unvaccinated residents are required to wear a facemask when out of their room.

COVID-19 Booster Shots –  Eligible Residents in IL and AL received COVID-19 booster shot on 10/4 from Walgreens.  Skilled Nursing Residents are receiving their booster this week and eligible team members will receive their shots the week of October 18th.

Deliveries to Residents – All items for drop off to residents should be directed to the Main Entrance. Items need to be in labeled bags that have the Resident’s Name and Room/Apartment number on it. Please keep in mind for any perishable items brought to the community that we cannot guarantee that items are immediately delivered.  After handling items, the CDC indicates that team members and residents should sanitize or wash their hands thoroughly.

Visitation

General Indoor Visitation for all areas of our community is available.  Visitors age 2 and above can visit, however they must adhere to COVID-19 precautions of wearing tight fitting mask and face shield, performing hand hygiene, and social distancing. To book a visit for Skilled Nursing or Assisted Living visit our website. The link to simply book me is found in the banner area at the top of our website. Visits need to be booked 2 days in advance. https://masonicvillageatburlington.simplybook.me/v2/   Visitors are limited to two. NO PETS are permitted for indoor visits at this time.  Visitation for all areas ends at 7:00 PM

Scheduled Outdoor Visitation is available daily, weather permitting, for Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing. Visitors age 2 and above can visit, however they must adhere to COVID-19 precautions of wearing tight fitting mask and face shield, performing hand hygiene, and social distancing Families can schedule visits using the application on our website, Simply Book Me. The link to simply book me is found in the banner area at the top of our website. Visits need to be booked 2 days in advance. Visitors are limited to a maximum of 5 for outdoor visits. Pets are permitted for outdoor visits but must be on a leash. Visitors are responsible for any pet clean-up required. https://masonicvillageatburlington.simplybook.me/v2/

Simply Book Me Website – Please note that changes have been made to the simply book me site.  You can book both Outdoor and Indoor visits on the site. You need to scroll down to reach the Indoor Visit area.  When on the website you will need to create an account and password.  Your account name will be your email address.   When making a reservation you will get a confirmation email from Simply Book Me.  If you do not receive one then your reservation was not fully submitted.  If you have difficulty with this process, please contact Tammy George at  609.239.3822  or email at tlg@njmasonic.org

End-of-Life or Compassionate Care Visits

We request that you book Compassionate Care visits on the website.  If you require a different time for a Compassionate Care visit see information below.

In Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing, for non-urgent end-of-life scenarios, and/or to request a compassionate care visit, families/responsible parties can schedule an appointment by using the using the Simply Book Me application on our website.  The link to simply book me is found at the top of our website. Visits need to be booked 2 days in advance.  https://masonicvillageatburlington.simplybook.me/v2/

If a different time is required from what is listed on website see below:

For Skilled Nursing Contact Keystone Administration Office Monday-Friday at (609) 239-3871 or (609) 239-3924.  On weekends contact the nursing supervisor at (609) 239-3840.

For Assisted Living contact Robyn Barnes, Administrator Monday-Friday at (609)                239-3844. On weekends contact the nursing supervisor at (609) 239-3840.

Visitor Parking

Visitors for Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living are requested to park in the parking lot located off Oxmead Road and proceed to the Chapel doors for screening.

 

Independent Living

Front Entrance

All deliveries should be directed to the Main Entrance.

The Wellness Center and Independent Salon has reopened for IL Residents. IL Residents can participate at in-person Chapel services with masks and social distancing.  No hymn singing at this time.

Dining Services

Café 902/Cornerstone Restaurant

Café 902 reopened 10/4/2021 for in-person dining. The Cornerstone Restaurant reopened for in person dining on 10/11/2021.

 

Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living

Residents entering our community from a hospital stay or returning from an outside doctor’s appointment are assessed to determine if they need to be quarantined for 14 days to be monitored for any signs and symptoms of COVID-19.   We need to provide information to the State regarding the number of Persons Under Investigation, (PUI), we have in our community.  A PUI means that they may have been exposed and we need to monitor them for COVID-19 symptoms.

Activities

We continue to provide in room engagement, based on a resident’s individualized need, for our residents who prefer to stay in their rooms. In room engagement can include: games, crossword puzzles, seek and find, adult coloring/painting, magazines, reading books, jigsaw puzzles, computer/tablet/smart phone surfing the web, reading mail, conversation with Team Member, Music Therapy, Happy Hour and Snack Chats and utilizing the Computerized (It’s Never 2 Late) Activity software programs, 1:1 visits.

We have resumed small group activities.  Related to the rise in the Delta variant we are asking residents to wear masks for the activities.

Events for October Life Enrichment Activities

Week of Oct 25th – “Spin the Pumpkin Wheel” to win a prize – All Neighborhoods

Week of Oct 25th – Afternoon Ice Cream Cart throughout the week – All Neighborhoods

Oct 29th – 2:00 PM Harvest Gatherings on the neighborhoods “Special Refreshments” with entertainment by Kirk Mauer televised Ch49 – Chapel

On Sunday afternoons at 1:30 PM we have Music with Gloria broadcast from Chapel.

Dining

Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing – Dining services have resumed in the Bistros.

MVB Resident Care Staffing Report

MVB is required to post our skilled nursing staffing each shift where is can be viewed by the public. During COVID we are posting our sheets each shift at the Chapel Entrance Door for you to observe as you come for Outdoor Visits.  We will post a weekly report on our website.  If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Shemansky at (609) 239-3924.

Questions and Concerns

Please feel free to contact Cindy Shemansky, Assistant Executive Director, with any questions or concerns at (609) 239-3924. Again, we thank you for your continued patience and support through these challenging times.

Masonic Village at Burlington COVID-19 Data
August 17, 2021 to Present

Data Updated as of 10/22/2021

Residents

LTC Skilled Nursing Assisted Living Independent Living Cumulative Residents
COVID + COVID Recovered PUI Deaths COVID + COVID Recovered PUI Deaths COVID + COVID Recovered PUI Deaths COVID + COVID Recovered PUI Deaths
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 4 0 0 4 4 0 0

COVID + Patients admitted from Hospital:  0
# of COVID+ Hospital Recovered:  0

PUI = Persons Under Investigation – includes admissions from hospitals, those returning from ER visits or doctor appointments that require 14 days of isolation, those with symptoms whose test results have not returned yet.

Team Members

Skilled Nursing Assisted Living Independent Living Hospice
COVID + COVID Recovered PUI Deaths COVID + COVID Recovered PUI Deaths COVID + COVID Recovered PUI Deaths COVID + COVID Recovered PUI Deaths
1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

Cumulative Team Members COVID +: 5 COVID Recovered: 5 Deaths: 0

Masonic Village at Burlington COVID-19 Data
November 1, 2020 to June 2, 2021

Event Declared Closed by Burlington County Board of Health  6/2/2021

Residents

LTC Skilled Nursing Assisted Living Independent Living Cumulative Residents
COVID + COVID Recovered PUI Deaths COVID + COVID Recovered PUI Deaths COVID + COVID Recovered PUI Deaths COVID + COVID Recovered PUI Deaths
11 11 6 0 5 3 0 2 4 4 0 0 20 18 6 2

COVID + Patients admitted from Hospital:  11
# of COVID+ Hospital Recovered:  10
# COVID+ Hospital Deaths:  1

PUI = Persons Under Investigation – includes admissions from hospitals, those returning from ER visits or doctor appointments that require 14 days of isolation, those with symptoms whose test results have not returned yet.

Team Members

Skilled Nursing Assisted Living Independent Living Hospice
COVID + COVID Recovered PUI Deaths COVID + COVID Recovered PUI Deaths COVID + COVID Recovered PUI Deaths COVID + COVID Recovered PUI Deaths
38 38 0 0 13 13 0 0 8 8 0 0 6 6 0 0

 

Cumulative Team Members COVID +: 65 COVID Recovered: 65 Deaths: 0

Masonic Village at Burlington COVID-19 Data
July 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020

Residents

LTC Skilled Nursing Assisted Living Independent Living Cumulative Residents
COVID + COVID Recovered PUI Deaths COVID + COVID Recovered PUI Deaths COVID + COVID Recovered PUI Deaths COVID + COVID Recovered PUI Deaths
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 0

COVID + Patients admitted from Hospital for Rehab: 6
Number of COVID+ Hospital Patients Recovered: 6

PUI = Persons Under Investigation – includes admissions from hospitals, those returning from ER visits or doctor appointments that require 14 days of isolation, those with symptoms whose test results have not returned yet.

Team Members

Skilled Nursing Assisted Living Independent Living Hospice
COVID + COVID Recovered PUI Deaths COVID + COVID Recovered PUI Deaths COVID + COVID Recovered PUI Deaths COVID + COVID Recovered PUI Deaths
6 6 0 0 2 2 0 0 6 6 0 0 1 1 0 0

 

Cumulative Team Members COVID +: 15 COVID Recovered: 15 Deaths: 0

Masonic Village at Burlington COVID-19 Data
March 31, 2020 to June 30, 2020

Event Declared Closed by Burlington County Board of Health 7/24/2020

Residents

Skilled Nursing Assisted Living Independent Living Cumulative Residents
COVID + COVID-19 Recovered Deaths COVID + COVID-19 Recovered Deaths COVID + COVID-19 Recovered Deaths COVID + COVID-19 Recovered Deaths
50 35 15 8 7 1 4 4 0 62 46 16

Team Members

Skilled Nursing Assisted Living Independent Living Hospice
COVID + COVID-19 Recovered Deaths COVID + COVID-19 Recovered Deaths COVID + COVID-19 Recovered Deaths COVID + COVID-19 Recovered Deaths
51 50 1 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

Cumulative Team Members COVID +: 56 COVID Recovered: 55 Deaths: 1