COVID-19 UPDATE 3/27/20

We continue to restrict all visitors to our facility.  Residents receiving end of life care are permitted to have visitors. Essential personnel, including staff, physicians, & vendors are being screened prior to entering our building. 

Since communal activities and dining here have been suspended, residents are enjoying live streaming programs from our chapel including “virtual bingo” and live music performances.  These activities are available to all our residents on Channel 8, Sarah Reed’s TV station.

Many of you have asked how you can help Sarah Reed’s residents and staff during these difficult and unprecedented times.  As such, we want to share information about an initiative by the Erie Community Foundation. Sarah Reed has applied to benefit from this grant. Visit https://www.eriecommunityfoundation.org/ for information on how to participate. This will not replace ERIE GIVES DAY in August.

 As always, donations made directly to Sarah Reed Senior Living are greatly appreciated, and can be made through the Giving page on our website https://www.sarahareed.org/giving/, or by mailing a check.  As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, all gifts and monetary donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and support during this difficult time.

COVID-19 UPDATE 3/20/20

We continue to restrict visitors to our facility at this time. A phone line with a recorded message with updates is available. It is 814-878-2788. You can also follow or like our Facebook page Sarah Reed Senior Living for updates. We are also collecting e-mail addresses so that we can contact families with updates. If you have not yet provided your e-mail and would like to do so, please contact DinaScribner@SarahAReed.org.

COVID-19 Update 3/19/20

Sarah Reed continues to learn more information about the COVID-19 virus on a daily basis.  We are taking many steps to keep our residents as safe as possible.

  • Visitors continue to be restricted until further notice. We will contact our families and residents as we learn more information.  We have established a dedicated phone line at 814-878-2788 that will provide updates as we have them.
  • Residents receiving Hospice services are permitted to have limited visitors for a limited period of time. Those residents who are near the end of their life may also receive limited visitors. These visits will be monitored by the nursing supervisor. 
  • We had already suspended all communal dining in the nursing facility effective Sunday, 3/15/20.  As of Thurs, 3/19/20, all communal dining in Personal Care has been suspended.  Staff have met with residents in Reed Manor and Reed Terrace to arrange for delivery or take out of meals. 
  • All outings on the van have been suspended as well. 
  • As physician appointments arrive, we are individually contacting the physician office to inquire if they are still seeing patients.  If an appointment is not considered urgent, we have encouraged residents and their families to re-schedule.
  • For those residents who prefer to have their families launder their clothes, we have arranged for families to pick up and drop off laundry in the front vestibule. 
  • We are working on arranging for video calls with family members.  Please contact Shirleen Dowd, Activities Director at 814-878-2631 to make arrangements for a call.
  • All staff, including the Activities department, is making regular visits to spend one to one time with residents. Staff is offering the use of puzzles, books and other activities.
  • We have been using Channel 8, Sarah Reed’s in-house channel, to broadcast music programs, exercise class and the Rosary. A staff member is conducting these activities in the Chapel and a live feed is available to the residents. 
  • We have observed family members approaching the windows of our residents so that they can wave hello! While we appreciate this, we would ask that the windows remain closed during this interaction. Additionally, we request that voices be kept to a minimum so as not to disturb the residents in close proximity. 
  • For RT/RM/ZP residents, please direct questions to Carey Mastrian at 814-878-2651. For residents in RH, please refer to your social worker, Jeanne Espey at 814-878-2635 or Brittni Collins at 814-878-2636. 

Again, we thank you for your patience and understanding.

COVID-19 Update 3/16/20

We know everyone is concerned about the prevention/spread of COVID-19.

We continue to update our policies and procedures each day.  Changes are coming in daily, so please understand that we are doing all we can to comply with the guidelines.  We realize this is hard on our staff, residents and families, but we are restricting all visitors to our facility. Exceptions will be made for family members of residents receiving hospice/end-of-life care.

We are working out procedures for those families that do laundry, medications or grocery runs for residents.  If you have any concerns, contact Carey Mastrian (878-2651) for Reed Terrace, Reed Manor and Zurn Pavilion, and the Social Workers for Nursing Home residents (Jeanne Espey, 878-2635, Brittni Collins, 878-2636).  The Activity department is working on providing visits and stimulation to our residents.  Staff is working diligently to provide interactions for residents since there are no group activities being scheduled.

For everyone’s protection, employees are being screened before starting work each day. Other essential personnel who must enter the facility (this includes doctors, maintenance personnel, essential deliveries, etc.) are being screened as well. Screening includes taking temperatures and assessing for symptoms.  We are doing our best to implement guidelines provided and ask for everyone’s patience.

Care Plan meetings will be conducted but it will not be done in person.  Our team will call to schedule phone conferences.

The beauty shops are closed.  Guests cannot dine at the facility.  In the Nursing Facility, we have eliminated communal dining.

All residents are encouraged not to go out unless absolutely necessary.  Everyone should be cautious about exposing themselves to large group events. People should stay home as much as possible and keep yourselves healthy.

The World Health Organization and CDC have many resources on their websites for additional information.

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

All Visitors Restricted!

Due to the National Covid-19 Emergency we are restricting all visitors from our facility at this time to protect our residents. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

Happy New Year!

Happy 2020 from all of us at Sarah Reed! We are excited here about several projects happening this year including some room renovations in Zurn Pavilion, our Memory Support area. Later in the year we will be making some outdoor improvements to enhance space for our residents & their visitors. We are always seeking referrals for new residents to join our community. Visit the contact us page https://www.sarahareed.org/contact-us/ to reach us!

Erie Gives Today!

Today’s the day Erie Gives! Your donation to our organization would be truly appreciated. The Erie Community Foundation will match a portion of all donations of $25 or more.  Please visit www.eriegives.org to donate until 8 p.m.    

Thank you!

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Erie Gives Day August 13, 2019

Your donation to Sarah Reed Senior Living
will help to provide high quality care and
services to older adults in the Erie Area.
Visit www.ErieGives.org
from 8am to 8pm on
Tuesday, August 13th.
The Erie Community
Foundation will match a portion of
donations of $25 or more!


Thank you for your consideration!