Susan Cooper A Message from the President & CEO

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Susan Cooper

A Message from the President & CEO

I remember the anticipation I had last year at this time as 2020 was approaching. We had just dedicated our new campus, Heritage Village, in early December 2019. New residents were in process of moving into their homes in the second construction phase of our active adult community. And at the same time, we were nearing the completion of extensive renovations we were making to our nursing home at Moravian Hall Square. Positive energy was bursting everywhere within our organization, and I remember vividly the excitement in the air about the plans we made for Morningstar Living in 2020.

And then COVID-19 happened…

2020 has been a challenging and difficult year for everyone. The loss of lives, the loss of businesses and the loss of jobs…all because of COVID-19. At Morningstar Living, this pandemic became, and still is, our top priority. We’re fighting against it every day, doing everything we can to prevent exposure and spread of the virus in order to protect the customers we serve and our team members. Our “new normal” at Morningstar Living continues to evolve as we are constantly innovating creative ways to deliver the best in retirement housing, hospitality and healthcare services.

For me, the holidays are always a time of reflection on the past and a time of anticipation about the future. I certainly cannot predict what will happen in 2021 with the coronavirus, but as the end of the year approaches, I find myself reflecting on the things I’m most grateful for. First, the love and support of family and friends, at home and in the workplace. Even though we’re physically distancing ourselves from each other, somehow we’ve been able to embrace each other more compassionately. Second, there is nothing more valuable to Morningstar Living than the team of professionals who work here. I’ve witnessed the passion and dedication our team members bring to work with them, day after day, in spite of their own fears and concerns about the virus. They do their jobs with unwavering commitment to our core purpose, and that is…”enriching the lives of the people we serve.” And third, I’m incredibly grateful that as an organization, we’ve become more innovative, more creative, more resourceful and more resilient in the process of reinventing the way we did things in the past.

Any other year our schedules would be filled with holiday gatherings in the workplace and in our personal lives with friends and family. But for health and safety reasons, things will be different this year. And even though we may not be with them in person, there is no doubt, we will be extra thankful for our family and friends this year. As 2020 comes to an end, my anticipation this year is for a successful vaccination to protect everyone from COVID-19. I am looking forward to 2021 through a lens of hope and joy. And it is my wish that the coming year brings you both.

"Making a difference...by enriching life's journey for all we serve."

Important COVID-19 Precautions.

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Important COVID-19 Precautions

COVID-19 Update

Dec 2, 2020

The COVID-19 situation continues to evolve and change rapidly. Morningstar Living remains committed to the well-being and safety of our residents and staff. We will continue to do everything in our power to mitigate the risk and spread of COVID-19 within our communities.

As we balance Morningstar Living’s desire to be transparent during this crisis, we also have an obligation to protect the privacy of the people we serve. For that reason, we are unable to release names or specific information relating to individual cases.    We will continue to share new information about any changes in COVID-19 related restrictions with residents and family members through our Morningstar Living App, weblink, and email.

As the COVID-19 situation remains very fluid, please check back regularly for updates.

COVID-19 Case(s) Information

*Information is updated by 10am daily.

Number of Positive Tests:

New resident cases today – 0

  • Residential Living MHS – 0
  • Residential Living HV – 0
  • Health and Wellness (Nursing Home) – 0
  • Personal Care – 0

Total cumulative resident cases since March 2020 – 12

  • Residential Living MHS – 0
  • Residential Living HV – 3
  • Health and Wellness – 0
  • Personal Care – 9

Total Resident Recoveries – 4
Total Resident Deaths – 0

 

New staff cases today – 5
Active staff cases* – 10

*Please note this number represents the rolling total of staff who have currently tested positive and are not yet back to work.  As staff return to work, they are removed from this total number.  Team Members who test Positive for COVID-19 are not permitted to enter the workplace for a specified time period determined by their PCPs and by our adherence to CDC guidelines.

Current Status of Visitation for Residents living at Moravian Hall Square:

Residential Living – Permitted with safety precautions.

Personal Care in Bethany House – Suspended at this time until further notice.

Personal Care in Morningstar Hall – Suspended at this time until further notice.

Memory Care in Galilee House – Suspended at this time until further notice.

Nursing Care in the Health & Wellness Center – Suspended at this time until further notice.

 

Some of the staff has been here for twenty years, I know them all very well.