2/22 COVID Update:  Over the last week, test results returned with no new COVID cases for residents and staff.   We continue to test staff bi-weekly this week and as long as the county positivity rate stays below 10%, we will be able to decrease the amount of testing next week.  We continue to work on our re-opening plan for when the Adams County Positivity Rate stays below 10% for a 14 day period.  Our next on-site vaccination clinic for staff and residents will be this Wednesday, February 23. Wednesday, March 17 will be our last clinic.

Transitions Healthcare Washington PA is currently collecting eyeglasses from the community to donate for good. Recycle your glasses at the facility at your convenience. EyeMed will donate $5 per pair to OneSight, a program that brings clear vision to people around the globe. Support access to vision care and help more people see life to the fullest by donating your glasses today.

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Donate your glasses for good today.

2/16 COVID Update:  Great news to share!!  Today our County Positivity Rate was at 9.8%, which starts the count down for re-opening if we have no new COVID cases we will be able to start phase one of re-opening in about 2 weeks.

2/15 COVID Update:  Over the last week, test results returned with no new COVID cases for residents and only 1 case for a staff member that had not worked during the exposure period.   We continue to test staff bi-weekly with Adams County Positivity Rate continuing to be over 10%.  We continue to work on our re-opening plan for when the Adams County Positivity Rate falls below the 10% mark and stays below for a 14 day period.  Our next on-site vaccination clinic for staff and residents will be on Wednesday, February 23 and Wednesday, March 17.

Transitions Healthcare Autumn Grove Care Center will be holding a food drive from now through the second week of March to collect donations for the community food bank. All non-perishable, non-expired items can be brought to Hughes Ice Cream Store located at 540 S Main St, Harrisville, PA 16038. Stop by today with your donations. We appreciate the community’s support for this important cause.

The Norwin Knights varsity wrestling team showed their commitment to the community by raising funds for the residents of Transitions Healthcare North Huntingdon. The Knights dedicated a day of practice to collecting pledges for our facility as part of the wrestling program’s mission, SCRAP, which stands for Service, Competition, Relationships, Achievement and Passion. In a letter to the facility, the Knights conveyed their reasons for choosing Transitions Healthcare North Huntingdon as a recipient of their generosity. They indicated that it was their desire to help each resident achieve their individual goals and reach their highest level of independence. They also expressed their thanks to the hardworking staff and invited everyone to cheer them on during their next season of competition.

The staff and residents of Transitions Healthcare North Huntingdon are deeply appreciative for the thoughtfulness of the Norwin Knights wrestling team and to all of the donors who contributed the funds for our residents. We know that their contribution will be most appreciated by our wonderful residents and we look forward to seeing the Knights in action on the mats as soon as possible. Go Knights!

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Norwin Knights present Transitions Healthcare North Huntingdon with donation.

 

 

2/8 COVID Update:  Our 2/4 COVID test results returned with no new COVID cases for staff or residents.   We continue to test staff bi-weekly with Adams County Positivity Rate continuing to be over 10%.  On Wednesday, February 3, we had our first on-site clinic to administer the COVID vaccine; we had a good turnout.  Our next on-site clinic will be on Wednesday, February 23 and Wednesday, March 17.  At this time, we are in the process of planning our re-opening plan.  Please look for details of our re-opening plan in the next couple of days.

2/1 COVID Update:  Our 1/28 COVID test results returned with no new COVID cases for staff or residents.  Our last positive case for staff was 1/25 and for residents was 12/31.  We continue to test bi-weekly with Adams County positivity rate currently at 13.4%.  About 18 of our staff have received the COVID vaccine. On Wednesday, February 3rd, we will have our first on-site clinic to administer the vaccine to those residents and staff who are eligible and desire the vaccine.  Our next on-site clinics will be on Wednesday, February 23 and Wednesday, March 17.

Congratulations to our own Transitions Healthcare Autumn Grove employees, who were recognized at a breakfast on January 28  as candidates for this year’s Butler County Health Care Consortium’s Healthcare Workers of the Year!  This prestigious award is given to healthcare workers who:

We are so proud of these employees for their continued dedication to our residents and for being such valued team members. Congratulations!

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Transitions Healthcare Autumn Grove nominees pictured from left:
Mary Ann Hughes, Volunteer
Lisa Fonner, Activity Coordinator
Lorie Frederick, RN

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Group photo from left:
Scott Jordan, Administrator
Mary Ann Hughes, Volunteer
Lisa Fonner, Activity Coordinator
Jen Fezell, Activity Director
Lorie Frederick, RN
Roger Hunter, Director of Nursing

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1/25/2021 – COVID Update – We continue to provide COVID tests twice weekly.   Once we have been clear of COVID for 14 days, we will resolve the remaining residents who have been potentially exposed.  Window visits remain on hold at this time and we are only doing virtual visits and phone calls until the outbreak is under control and the Adams County Positivity Rate decreases.  Our first vaccination clinic is scheduled for 2/3/21.  I can’t stress enough the importance of us vaccinating as many staff and residents who are able to receive the vaccine.  If you have any questions, please call 717-334-6249 and ask for Patty Weaver, Infection Preventionist or Vickie Kilmer Nursing Home Administrator.
1/28/21 – COVID Update – We received results back from our COVID testing from 1/25/21.  No residents tested positive.  Three staff members tested positive.

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