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Executive Director update 1/20/2022

Dear Residents, Families and Employees: 

Philadelphia’s positivity rate is currently 28.02% which is down ten points from last week. We continue to be at a vulnerability level of very high.  Since my memo of 1/13, we have identified one more positive Employee and one new positive Resident if our HCC. Testing of all HCC Residents will continue until we have two weeks with no new positives.  Your cooperation and adherence to infection control guidelines is still needed. 

  • Visitors who have a positive COVID-19 test, symptoms of COVID-19 or currently meet the criteria for quarantine (exposed, potentially positive) should not enter the community. 
  • Hand hygiene is and face mask covering the mouth and nose is required.
  • Six feet distance between people is required.
  • All visitors (Health Care Center, Personal Care and Independent Living) be screened on entrance.
  • During this outbreak, if visits occur, visits will take place in Resident’s rooms only with no common area visits, regardless of the vaccination status.

You may go to Covidtests.gov to order four free COVID testing kits.  If you are having them delivered here at the community, be sure to use your apartment number first in the address, then 6300 Greene Street, all in one line.  Otherwise, it will be considered a duplicate order and will not be shipped.

On a positive note, our Health Care Center just had the best Department of Health survey we have ever had.  Please congratulate the Team when you see them.

For any concerns, you may contact me at kbeiler@wel.org or 215-991-7101.  Internally, my extension is 802

With gratitude,

Ken Beiler

Executive Director, Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR January 17, 2022

Dear Residents, Families and Employees: 

The COVID transmission rate in Pennsylvania remains at 25+%.  For Bucks County, the transmission rate remains high and the 7-day metric for positivity as of today is 30.4%, which is a slight decline. 

It is with deep sadness that I inform you we had an Independent Living Resident who did pass away in the hospital from COVID on January 14th.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Since my last communication to you on January 12th, we have had 4 more positive cases, 2 IL residents, 1 Health Center Resident and 1 Personal Care employee (who has not worked in the last 10-days).   In all cases, we have done contact tracing and contacted anyone who was exposed.  Given the close proximity of residents in the Health Center, we did rapid antigen tests today and all of the other residents were negative.  We will continue to do rapid testing at various intervals in the Health Center  Also, we will continue with these modified operations until the community has gone 14 days without a new case. 

As you are aware, visiting is allowed.  However, given the current situation with COVID, please consider not visiting for now. If you choose to visit, please remember the following:

  • Visitors who have a positive COVID-19 test, symptoms of COVID-19 or currently meet the criteria for quarantine (exposed, potentially positive) should not enter the community. 
  • Hand hygiene is required.
  • The number of visitors per resident is two at any given time.
  • Wear a tight-fitting face covering or facemask during the entire visit (resident and visitor)
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer before and after visit.
  • Six feet distance between people is required.
  • Stay in resident’s apartment during visit.
  • For the Health Center, while the Dining Room is closed, we are offering that area as a place to visit outside of the resident room.
  • Sign in and provide contact information.
  • Sign out upon departure; and
  • Adhere to screening protocols.
  • Non-vaccinated visitors are encouraged to conduct video visits.
  • All visitors are strongly encouraged to have their COVID-19 vaccination or to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. 
  • Room visits are permitted in the Health Center IF both roommates are vaccinated and neither resident is immunocompromised (regardless of vaccination).

I truly appreciate your understanding and patience.  For any questions, you may contact me at ldukert@wesleyenhancedliving.org or 267-895-1132. Internally, my extension is 502.

Respectfully,

Lynne Dukert - Executive Director

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Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line is First in Region to Welcome “Matradee” Dining Robots

CONTACT:          

Zach Raczka
AKCG – Public Relations Counselors
856-242-9201
zach@akcg.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line is First in Region to Welcome “Matradee” Dining Robots

Warminster, PA (January 13, 2022) — Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) Main Line rang in the new year as the first Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in the Philadelphia region to enlist the help of robots for autonomous food service.

This unique technology, called “Matradee” by Richtech Robotics, is an amenity that brings convenience to senior residents. Two robots will offer easy access food delivery for senior residents in Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line’s dining room.

“Our mission is to provide innovation in aging services, which is why we’re paving the way for CCRCs across the country to create more accessibility options for seniors. A major benefit of this technology is that it enables us to continue to provide an enjoyable dining experience while managing our industry-wide staffing shortages. The ‘Matradees’ are just one example of what the future will look like,” said Mike DeStefon, executive director of Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line.

The “Matradee” has designated tiers to hold trays of food. It uses a GPS to move around the room and the advanced software plots out table configurations. It is capable of scanning the environment to avoid bumping into people and obstacles while it travels on its own. An additional bonus is that it sings the “Happy Birthday” song to senior residents.  

Richtech’s cutting edge solutions are used by brands all over the globe including Hilton, Nike and Keurig Dr Pepper.

Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line senior residents are among the very first people to experience this technology in the country. For more information visit www.WEL.org.

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About Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL)
The non-profit Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) continuing care communities have a dedicated mission to deliver a purpose-filled life to residents. Serving over 1,100 residents with more than 1,200 employees

throughout Pennsylvania, the Wesley Enhanced Living communities located in Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties provide various combinations of independent living, personal care services, memory care, and rehabilitation and skilled nursing services. Wesley Enhanced Living has been named a Great Place to Work® in 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2018.

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR January 12, 2022

Dear Residents, Families and Employees: 

The COVID transmission rate in Pennsylvania remains at 25+%.  For Bucks County, the transmission rate remains high and the 7-day metric for positivity as of today is 31.9%. 

Since my last communication to you on January 7th, we have had 4 more positive cases, 3 staff and 1 IL resident. All three staff were not in the community 48 hours prior to having symptoms or testing positive.  For the IL resident, we are starting contact tracing now and will be notifying any resident or staff that was exposed. We will continue with these modified operations until the community has gone 14 days without a new case. 

As the number of cases as continued to increase, we do ask that you reconsider visiting for now.  If you have not received your primary vaccination series for COVID-19, please consider not visiting.  However, visitation is allowed.  When making the decision to visit or not to visit, please remember:

  • Visitors who have a positive COVID-19 test, symptoms of COVID-19 or currently meet the criteria for quarantine (exposed, potentially positive) should not enter the community, and have isolated for 10 days (day 0 is the first day of symptoms or the date of the day of the positive viral test for asymptomatic persons).
  • The number of visitors per resident is two at any given time.
  • Wear a tight-fitting face covering or facemask during the entire visit (resident and visitor)
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer before and after visit.
  • Stay in resident’s apartment during visit.
  • For the Health Center, while the Dining Room is closed, we are offering that area as a place to visit outside of the resident room.
  • Sign in and provide contact information.
  • Sign out upon departure; and
  • Adhere to screening protocols.

Also, we have added a QR Code scanner to our check in/screening process with Accushield.  You now have the option to download the Accushield App which gives you the opportunity to check in prior to walking into the community.  It will then provide a QR Code that is valid for 1-hour.  When you arrive, use the scanner, it signs you in and prompts the kiosk to take your temperature.  This is a time saver for you and is very easy!  I have attached the flyer for your reference.

I truly appreciate your understanding and patience.   Our team is dedicated to you and are true heroes!  For any questions, you may contact me at ldukert@wesleyenhancedliving.org or 267-895-1132. Internally, my extension is 502.

Respectfully,

Lynne Dukert - Executive Director

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