Holiday Safety

With the holiday season approaching, please take a moment to review this important information from the CDC!  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html

2020 Fall Fling Cancelled

Sarah Reed Senior Living has cancelled the 2020 Fall Fling Fundraiser due to the uncertainty associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic. We hope to see you at next year’s event which will be held on October 30th, 2021.

During these difficult times we rely on your support more than ever. Your contributions help us fund items and programs that support our residents. Please consider donating to Sarah Reed Senior Living on August 11th, Erie Gives Day, in the amount you might have spent at the Fall Fling. The Erie Community Foundation will match a portion of all gifts.
Visit www.Eriegives.org to donate.

We will miss seeing you in October but are grateful for your
continued participation.

COVID-19 Update June 4, 2020

The Erie Times News notified us of an ERRONEOUS posting on a website indicating that there have been 6 resident COVID related deaths at Sarah Reed. We want to assure you that this is a mistake.  There have been NO COVID related deaths at Sarah Reed.

At Sarah Reed to date, 1 nursing home resident tested positive, 4 nursing home staff tested positive, and 1 personal care staff member tested positive.   The resident is asymptomatic, and is quarantined in their private room.  The workers are quarantined at home.

We continue to follow guidelines and testing protocol recommended by the Erie County Department of Health and PA Department of Health.  The safety and health of our residents and staff remains our top priority.

Please call Karen Karle at 814-878-2611 for Nursing Home concerns, or Carey Mastrian at 814-878-2651 for concerns in Apartments, Personal Care or Zurn Pavilion.

COVID-19 Update 5/21/20

“An individual who worked in the nursing facility at Sarah Reed Senior Living has been diagnosed with COVID-19. This individual has not been in the facility for several days and is now quarantined at home. We have notified public health officials as required and are following procedures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health. We will begin testing protocol as advised.”

Update May 13, 2020

Last week, residents and responsible parties received an insert in the billing advising that Sarah Reed is using an automated phone messaging system called One Call Now. Effective immediately, Sarah Reed will use this system to share general information from our facility. Individual information related to any resident will continue to come directly from our staff. All remains well at Sarah Reed.

COVID-19 Update May 1, 2020

As the COVID-19 crisis continues we want to give you some updates. 

All remains well at Sarah Reed.  Visitor restrictions are still in place with all staff and necessary service providers continuing to be screened at the door.  All staff are wearing surgical masks, and residents have been provided with masks to wear while receiving care.  Communal dining and activities remain suspended, but staff are visiting residents and offering live streamed activities on our in-house TV channel.  Meals are being delivered to resident rooms.

We realize some restrictions in Pennsylvania are being lifted on May 8th and for many, we are ready to put our guard down. However, our residents remain at risk and we will be adhering to DOH guidelines until we are advised differently. Now is the time to be the most vigilant to protect our residents and staff.

We will be contacting all families of residents who are mothers to set-up a time for you to see your Mom on Mother’s Day weekend.  We can schedule a Facetime or Skype call or a window visit.  Each visit will be 10 minutes and we will arrange a time with you so we can honor our mothers on their special day.

Thank you for your patience and continued cooperation!

COVID-19 Update 4/10/20

This marks the end of our 4th week with visitor restrictions and limitations on communal activities and dining for our residents.  Our staff continues to provide activities via live streaming and Skype calls with family members.  Anyone wishing to arrange for a Skype call should contact Shirleen Dowd at 814-878-2631 to set up a convenient call.

Late last week, in accordance with CDC guidelines, our staff began universally masking while in resident areas. We have also provided masks to our residents to wear during care.  This process will continue until further direction is provided to us. 

Overall, our residents and staff seem to be adjusting well to this new “normal” at Sarah Reed.  We appreciate the continued support and kindness from our families.

Please contact us at 814-878-2600 with any questions. 

Update on Masking

Sarah Reed staff and essential visiting personnel continue to wear masks in all resident areas. At this time, the CDC suggests that residents cover their nose and mouth while staff are providing care. The CDC further recommends that residents wear masks only if they have symptoms of COVID-19.

However, given the challenge for many of our residents to hold a tissue to their mouth and nose, Sarah Reed has decided to provide surgical masks for all residents in RH and ZP.  Residents in RT and RM will be given cloth masks to wear when they leave their apartment.

We also wanted to thank our families for their continued support. We appreciate the kind words and goodies that have been dropped off for our staff.