COVID-19 Update for all WEL Main Line Residents and Staff– 1/5/2020

Sadly, I need to report more positives in our Meadows unit.  We completed PCR tests on the entire population in Meadows and requested a quick turnaround.  The tests started returning this am and we have seen a significant number of positives.  The current number of positives in Meadows is 12.  The confounding issue is we are not seeing any symptoms in most of the positives and the positive residents are dotted all over the unit.  So there is no way to trace a particular staff member or a particular activity to the outbreak.  We have some that are still in their initial 14 day quarantine from a hospital stay and we request a Covid test from the hospital before they come to our unit, so they were tested negative when they came onsite.  We also have some that never leave their rooms due to preference or health status such as hospice.  We also have some that do leave their rooms with masks on occasion.  The current plan for the Meadows unit is to quarantine all of our residents into their rooms, including activities and dining in rooms.  This is the same routine we had back in April when we had our initial outbreak.  We will continue to test the residents weekly until we have 2 weeks with no positive tests. Please keep all of these residents in your thoughts and prayers.

We also received a positive test for one of our Independent Living residents who was admitted to the hospital.  This resident had been quarantining due to a close family contact noted to show a positive covid test after their visit outside of the building, but unfortunately they needed a hospital stay.  This particular resident had already been through contact tracing due to the close contact.  If you were not identified, you did not have close contact.  Please keep this resident in your thoughts and prayers as well.

We have no positive cases in the Pines, however we are going to test all the residents out of an abundance of caution since we are seeing positives in Meadows with no symptoms.

We do have 4 more staff that tested positive with rapid tests with this week’s first round of tests.  2 are housekeeping, one is a dining server and one is a care nurse on the Meadows who works overnights 11pm-7am.  As with all staff positives, we complete a PCR on them to verify the rapid test positive, and we contact trace any close resident contact.  If you have not heard from wellness, you have not had a close contact with this staff.  Due to the large outbreak in Meadows, we will be doing PCR testing on all of our staff to ensure we are not missing anything.  However, the current effectiveness with rapid tests usually leans more towards false positives, not false negatives. 

Based on the current staff positives, we are going to stop housekeeping services in Independent Living for the next 2 weeks to ensure that we do not have a larger department outbreak that affects other units. 

We are going to continue dining services in the Terrace, but will work to more limit sizes of parties at tables to manage distancing.  Please be respectful to our efforts and recognize there may be some wait for seating.  We always have plenty of seats available at 4pm.  As a reminder, we do provide delivery at no charge to any residents who requests it and we are now using the green containers rather than the recycled cardboard containers, so the experience of takeout is better.  Do not hesitate to change your routine to match your current level of comfort with the pandemic outbreak.  There are no heroes in this fight.  We are all trying to do our best, residents and staff, to be safe and live a life that is fulfilling. 

We have been told by our local hospital systems that the virus is spiking again and it is certainly all around us.  There may be more changes to our daily routine to come, but I continue to be hopeful that we will see a light at the end of this tunnel with our impending vaccine clinic on January 12th for the Meadows residents and our staff.  I received an email today discussing our Pines unit, but the state has not released the vaccine for that unit yet.  Hopefully the email is a harbinger of this coming soon.  There was an article quoting the head of CVS as saying that there was no plan at this point to vaccinate Independent Living residents in CCRCs, but I am also hopeful that this is soon in the works as well.  Once again, please keep all of those affected by the virus, both here and elsewhere, in your thoughts and prayers.

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  • I am the daughter of a previous resident who went home to heaven in October of 2021. She was on the 3rd floor with the blessing of Kathy and her devoted workers as her caretakers. They always made me feel at home and confident my Mom was in good care. Patrick made it a easy transition and always was available to answer any questions. And Ms. Jeanette was my favorite desk clerk. I truly knew the favor of God was with us in choosing STAPELEY.

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    Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley
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  • What a pity I am limited by these five stars but that’s life. If I could add extra stars I could cite not only good words about the food or the housekeeping but about the community itself. I have never been part of a group that was so concerned about each of its members and how that one member relates to the others. In theory that should work out pretty often but how rarely does it? And in a world in which almost any pains are happily taken to assure our creature comforts. You have to be here to understand this but it is very real. I am made to feel comfortable even if I have asked a dumb question or spilled ravioli on the carpet. I’m home here.

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    Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley
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  • Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line was very nice. It was in a neighborhood. So, it wasn’t isolated or in a bunch of business complexes. They had a pool, a nice gym, a lot of classes, an art studio with pottery and a kiln, and a big library. I had lunch there. It was in the bistro and I could pick what I wanted. I had a sandwich and it was very good. The outside areas were also beautiful. It was very nicely kept and maintained.

    Kathy
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    Caring.com

  • The process to transition my Dad here has been one that has left me feeling confident in our decision. The staff has answered any questions we had and made us feel at home in this new place. I look forward to my Dad enjoying his time here.

    Elizabeth J.
    Wesley Enhanced Living Doylestown
    Senior Advisor

  • Generally it’s good. My apartment is comfortable. The services are good, and the staff is good.

    Anonymous
    Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line
    Senior Advisor

  • Wesley Enhanced Living Doylestown was a great place. It seemed like they had everything that my parents needed. We visited independent living and assisted living. The staff was very nice, very helpful, and very welcoming. They had a salon, a big library, a pool, and a rooftop deck, which I thought was awesome. They had a restaurant area that had a pizza oven and you could get all sorts of sandwiches and hamburgers. They had a movie theater watching area that we thought was pretty nice. They had a lot of things that were very nice there. When we were touring, there was a group of employees having lunch in an area where they do arts and crafts and stuff. Everybody was super nice, friendly, and welcoming. We were interfering in their lunch, but they were super nice. They explained a couple of things to us and answered questions.

    Susan
    Wesley Enhanced Living Doylestown
    Caring.com

  • Wow! What a warm and welcoming experience we had at Wesley Enhanced Living in Upper Moreland!! Jackie (sales) was so very caring and supportive with assisting in the transition of our aunt from a house to a new “home” in a very, very short period of time. Her compassion, knowledge, and guidance helped make the move a breeze. During our initial visit, we were all encouraged and impressed with the staff’s interaction with the residents as we observed the staff address them by name as well as engage in resident-specific conversations. The staff’s ability to network with residents came to light again as they both continue to work together and coordinate meeting for meals and events to help our shy newcomer “break the ice” and meet the community. Wesley has so much to offer with a wide variety of monthly activities both on and off site, a Pub/Bistro, cozy fireplace/sitting areas, library, movie theater, chapel, exercise room, covered porch, sun room, and the beautiful, bright, spacious apartments that are nicely equipped with appliances and more. Our family feels very fortunate that we were able to have our aunt become a part of the Wesley community where she can still maintain her independence, be socially active, and not be alone. We thank you.

    Albert Carbone
    Wesley Enhanced Living Upper Moreland
    Google

  • Staff is very helpful. Residents all seem happy. Well run and clean!

    Keith Dudley
    Wesley Enhanced Living Upper Moreland
    Google

  • Seems to take really good care of my loved one.

    Michele C.
    Wesley Enhanced Living Doylestown
    Senior Advisor

  • There are really good activities here. There are different dining rooms here, and there is one dining room that is supposed to serve very delicious food, and something similar to a 5 course meal.

    Nancy
    Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley
    Senior Advisor

  • The facility is attractive from the outside- it has seasonal flowers and plants with several areas for people to sit or walk outside. It is clean- the staff are helpful if I have questions when I visit. My mother likes it there and says that the food is good.

    Jane F.
    Wesley Enhanced Living Doylestown
    Senior Advisor

  • We chose Wesley Enhanced Living because it was referred to dad by some of his former classmates who had good experiences here. It is a light and airy atmosphere, everyone seems very happy and upbeat. They have different levels of care, independent and assisted living. His apartment size is perfect for him and what he needs. The facility does accept Medicaid as well. I would absolutely recommend to others looking.

    Anonymous
    Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line
    Senior Advisor

  • After two visits and the excellent service we received from Sharon Margulies, we were so impressed with what we saw and most importantly with the people that we submitted our application to today and look forward to signing a contract in December. Sharon has been so helpful in answering all the questions we had from all our family members. If you are looking for a place, please check them out. They have open houses that make a great first visit that you follow up with another more personal one if needed.

    Mary Waterman
    Wesley Enhanced Living Doylestown
    Google

  • The staff are stretched really thin; however, the moral is still high. They keep a good atmosphere for the residents. The community has a lot of interesting people. The building is beautiful and is full of sunlight.

    S Langmuir
    Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley
    Senior Advisor

  • Our family can’t say enough good things about Wesley Enhanced Living. My mom and Dad needing to move, we went everywhere in a 10 mile radius so that we could be close to them. Most of the places were either over priced or just plain horrible. We called Jackie at Wesley and she met with us the next day! It is a beautiful space with lots of light and the staff and residents are so friendly! To top the excellent experience my parents moved in in March 2020, yes during COVID, Wesley was so careful and well prepared. My parents of course had to be quarantined, but they never felt like it, the staff took care of everything from bringing them their delicious meals everyday to even taking out their trash. My parents have now been at Wesley Willow Grove/Hatboro for 6 months now, the community is still COVID free and my parents have never looked better. They are so happy and finally relaxed. Their long time neighbor from the house even moved into Wesley as well and is loving it. Thank you Wesley for all you do!

    Karen N.
    Wesley Enhanced Living Upper Moreland
    Yelp

  • Very good, gave us so much to think about. Very enticing.

    Audrey Vogenberg
    Wesley Enhanced Living Doylestown
    Senior Advisor

  • We chose Wesley Enhanced Living because of the value of the money as well as the convenient location. The staff were so friendly on the tour and that has carried through to this day. The apartment sizes are very good. I think they really pay close attention to the residents and their needs. I would recommend to others looking.

    Anonymous
    Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley
    Senior Advisor

  • My daughter and I went to Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley. I thought Wesley Enhanced Living was beautiful. The room they showed me was wonderful. It was really big. It had a whole side of windows that looked down on a garden and from there you could see the traffic on the street. I thought that was very good, plus the fact that it was a fifteen to twenty minute drive to where I live. The building and the grounds were just beautiful. The room we had signed up to take was right next to a sun porch, right across the hall from the elevator, which you have to take to go to the dining room. The dining room is beautiful. It had windows all over the place.

    GW
    Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley
    Caring.com

  • Wesley Enhanced Living is so lovely, our loved one is enjoying everything about it especially the socialization. Her apartment is very roomy, it is a large one bedroom with a patio. Also she loves the ease of getting around and the ability to walk. She is getting all the attention she should be getting, always being checked on and always made comfortable.

    Elizabeth A.
    Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley
    Senior Advisor

  • We have been here for a few months and it really is a terrific place. They have cottages you can live in, or apartments in the main building. We chose to live in the cottages. There are 38 cottages which is terrific. They are attached to another person’s cottage at one point in the room, almost like a duplex, but you cannot hear them. The bedrooms are all carpeted, everything else is vinyl flooring which is really pretty and nice. The monthly price is very reasonable, we only have to pay for electricity and they pay for water. They also take care of everything, anytime something breaks they come to fix it or they replace it. The cottages also come with a garage, and somewhat of a driveway so one car can park in the garage and the other behind the car. The garages are also very wide and very deep, its like no other garage you have ever seen. The cottages also have very nice patios, they are about 8X10, and you can extend it for an additional fee. You can also put an awning out there if you want. It is surrounded by a lot of trees which is really pretty. This community is much cheaper than others in the area. The cottages also have a front porch, which helps us meet people outside and we can sit outside and mingle. This community has an upscale feeling to it, they recently got their liquor license, so they have a bar and a nice bartender and a new restaurant. They do have nursing care here, but we are not sure of the extent of that care since it is more independent living. Also the physical therapist and occupational therapist that comes are absolutely amazing.

    Anonymous
    Wesley Enhanced Living Upper Moreland
    Senior Advisor

  • My parents, Joan and Bill, moved into Wesley Enhanced Living-independent living, in March of 2021 and they LOVE it!! This is an OUTSTANDING community for your senior loved ones!! The staff and residents are super friendly and very supportive! I can honestly say they are thriving like never before in their lives!! They have many new friends. They are on the Bocce Team. They attend entertainment nights. They have lunch, brunch and dinner with friends. They are truly enjoying life every day!! They smile and tell us stories every day about their Wesley World!! Their apartment is beautiful! The food is great! The facility is completely updated and looks gorgeous! They are safe as Wesley has made this a very high priority in this challenging time. This move has been a true blessing to my parents and our family!! We are so grateful they are there and we couldn’t give a higher recommendation!!!!

    Carol Marino
    Wesley Enhanced Living Doylestown
    Google

  • I would tell others to definitely take a tour. I was looking forward to my loved one living here. Everyone was very friendly, including anyone we saw in the community. Patrick and his team made things so easy to bring my loved one into assisted living.

    Gayle
    Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley
    Senior Advisor

  • I toured this facility and found it to be a top notch caring place. The apartments were very efficient and space conscious. Washer and dryer in each apartment with the capability of using a laundry room at no charge I might add. The hallways and group areas were very clean and updated on a regular basis. I also found it to be more affordable than other CCRC facilities. The activity calendar was full of events for all levels of interest. I think the location is quite good. Near shopping and grocery stores, pharmacies, etc. The staff seems to know all the residents by name. I was very impressed with the whole organization.

    Bernadette Roman
    Wesley Enhanced Living Upper Moreland
    Google

  • Wesley Enhanced Living Upper Moreland has been very good to my mom. Her room is very nice, with a living room and a bedroom, it’s well laid out too. The staff is very nice and the food is very good. I think the value for the money is pretty good too. The outdoors has little houses or little apartments if you’re not in assisted living or receiving personal care. They also keep those very nice.

    Michael
    Wesley Enhanced Living Upper Moreland
    Caring.com

  • I toured Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line about a year and a half ago. They’ve recently done a lot of renovations and refurbishing up there. I liked the fact that it was so close to all of my doctors and a couple of hospitals and shopping facilities. They had little shuttle buses that took you to various shopping centers and grocery stores. I just liked the layout of the area, the overall activities, the apartments that they had, and the floor plans. I was introduced to several staff. I felt as though they cared about you as a person. I was just impressed with the place. We had lunch there and it was excellent food. I’m a vegetarian so I can’t talk too much about meat, fish, chicken, or whatever, but I told them of my dietary preferences and they accommodated me completely. It’s absolutely beautiful. They just finished renovations and it is gorgeous. I have a family member in Wesley and I was just up there last Sunday, so I’m pretty familiar with the place now. The upkeep is beautiful. The grounds and the inside are just lovely.

    ReviewerFC052721A
    Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line
    Caring.com

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