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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.