Updated July 30, 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-19 No cases. The regional COVID-19 positivity rate has increased from 1.00% to 2.54%. 93% of current COVID-19 cases in NJ are from the Delta Variant. We encourage you to follow COVID precautions, wear a mask and get vaccinated!
Our COVID-19 Outbreak – We received notice from the NJ Department of Health and our local Board of Health that our COVID Outbreak Event that started on November 4, 2020 officially concluded 6/2/2021.
COVID-19 Testing – COVID-19 testing for fully vaccinated Skilled Nursing residents, Assisted Living Residents and team members has stopped related to the end of our outbreak and new guidance received from the DOH on vaccinated individuals. We will only need to resume this if another outbreak starts.
Unvaccinated residents and unvaccinated team members are required to continue with weekly COVID-19 testing based on the COVID Activity Level Index score, (CALI) for our region. 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.
All Residents, employees, and visitors are required to continue to wear masks and social distance in the community. Guidance issued for the public is not intended to be healthcare guidance where extra precautions are necessary to protect vulnerable patient populations.
CDC indicates that “Face masks are still required for all individuals on public transportation, health care facilities, including nursing homes and office-based health care settings, child care centers, K-12 schools, summer camps, homeless shelters, and correctional facilities, which remain subject to existing requirements and/or recommendations.”
Indoor Visits – Face masks are required for Indoor Visits. Face masks are only permitted to be removed indoors in a resident’s room/apartment if both the resident and visitor are fully vaccinated. Indoor visits are limited to 2 visitors, no pets.
Outdoor Visits – Face masks are only permitted to be removed outdoors if both the resident and visitor are fully vaccinated. Outdoor visits have a maximum of 5 visitors. Pets are permitted on leash.
COVID-19 Vaccinations – We have the availability to administer the Moderna vaccine onsite. Currently, 85.75% of our team members are vaccinated.
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, 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.
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, 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
You can book general indoor and outdoor visits on our website. 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 or nursing supervisor (after 4 p.m.) at (609) 239-3840.
For Assisted Living contact Robyn Barnes, Administrator Monday-Friday at (609) 239-3844 or nursing supervisor (after 4 p.m.) 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.
Coming to Café 902 and Cornerstone in August!
Seasonal Market Salads
What is better on a hot summer day than a fresh, tart summer salad built from all the ingredients you love? Weekly feature salads all month long!
· BBQ Beef Tip with Buttermilk Ranch (Café 902 August 2-6)
· Lemon Sage Chicken with Lemon Vinaigrette (Café 902 August 9-13)
· Grilled Chicken & Avocado with Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing (Café 902 August 16-20)
· Walnut, Apple & Cranberry with Blueberry Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette (Café 902 August 23-27)
This month’s food hero: Melons
Melons pack a nutritional punch – high in vitamins A and C, good source of potassium, folate and loaded with antioxidants linked to decreased risk of cancer and heart disease.
· Jamaican Salmon with Melon Salsa (Cornerstone Chef Special)
· Cantaloupe & Feta Salad with Olives (Café 902)
· BBQ Seafood & Watermelon Salad (Cornerstone August 2-6)
· Fresh Watermelon Slices (Cornerstone Dessert Option)
The Power of Your Plate
It is more than just our food choices that make our meals powerful. There are other decisions we make, related to meals, which influence our impact. Breaking down and examining these decisions can help boost the power of our plates with each meal. Pick up your copy of the Dietitian’s Dish newsletter to learn more and try our new better-for-you recipes:
· Carrot, Pea and Lentil Salad (OH SO GOOD item recipe available)
· No Waste Carrot and Potato Hash Browns (OH SO GOOD item recipe available)
· Carrot Top Pesto Noodles (OH SO GOOD item recipe available)
Celebrations in August
Join us in celebrating calendar events this month! We’re featuring fun themed menu items to help you break out of your everyday menu choices.
We are celebrating Nostalgia Foods all month long!
3. National Watermelon Day
4. National Chocolate Cookie Day
10. National S’mores Day
21. Senior Citizens Day
24. National Peach Pie Day
31. National Trail Mix Day
The Cornerstone Restaurant has reopened for weekday dining from 4:00 to 6:30 PM. Our Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing dining services are now occurring in our Bistros.
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 have resumed small group activities according to the new DOH regulations. All residents participating in group activities, that are fully vaccinated, may choose to have close contact with others participating in the activity with or without masks.
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.
The following special events are planned:
- Olympic Programs on each neighborhood from August 2nd to August 13th include: Centerpiece Torch craft and Olympic Trivia
- August 3rd “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” at 10:30 AM Pleasant Boulevard Parlor
- August 4th “Olympic Volleyball” at 10:00 AM Cedar Gardens
- August 4th “Olympic Bingo” all neighborhoods at 2:00 PM
- August 10th “Table Shuffleboard” at 2:00 PM Cedar Cove
- August 11th “Sand Paper Painting” at 2:00 PM Lilac Parlor
Friday Broadcast Entertainers from the Chapel at 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Channel 49
August 6th – Musical performance by Kirk Mauer
August 13th – Musical performance by Kim Montalvo
August 20th – Musical performance by Bruce Copp
August 27th – Musical performance by Justin Gonzalez
- Friday August 20th – Wii Bowling at 10:00 AM Cedar Gardens Parlor
- Friday August 20th – Chocolate & Nuts Fun Facts/Trivia at 2:00 PM – New Hope
- Monday August 16th evening Musical performance by Arylyn Wolters Chapel broadcast Channel 49
- Sunday afternoon Music with Gloria 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM broadcast from the Chapel
- Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing – Dining services have resumed in the Bistros.
- 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 application on our website, Simply Book Me. 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/
- For urgent requests for Skilled Nursing, please call Cindy Shemansky, Assistant Executive Director/Keystone Administrator at (609) 239-3924 or the nursing supervisor at (609) 239-3840.
- For urgent requests for Assisted Living, please call Robyn Barnes, Assisted Living Administrator at (609) 239-3844 or the nursing supervisor at (609) 239-3840.
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.