December 31, 2020

Dear Dosberg Manor Residents, Family Members and Responsible Parties,

We hope this letter finds you well and in good spirits as we embark upon a brand new year! Residents have been keeping active this holiday season with plenty of seasonal crafts, virtual exercise classes, visits from the snack cart, and classic movies. Below you'll find a collage featuring residents and staff posing with Santa, singing Christmas carols, and enjoying hot cocoa and cookies!
Holiday Meal

Our chefs have planned a special lunch to serve on New Year's Day, Jan. 1. Here's what's on the menu:

  • White Bean & Kale Soup
  • Lemon Dill Salmon
  • Wild Rice Pilaf
  • Steamed Snow Peas
  • New York Cheesecake with Cherry Topping
COVID-19 Vaccine Update
On Dec. 23rd, CVS Health was onsite giving the initial dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to Weinberg Campus nursing home residents and employees. We were very pleased with how well everything went and will let you know as soon as we learn from CVS when vaccines will be available to Dosberg Manor residents.
In the meantime, please review the links below for additional information and to help answer any questions that you may have.

  • Watch a live recording of our COVID-19 Vaccine Informational Webinar with John Thurairajah, MD, CMD, Medical Director of Rosa Coplon Living Center. 

“I am proud to have received the COVID-19 vaccine. Aside from some mild soreness lasting a day, I feel great. It feels good to know I am doing my part to fight the virus!”
-Steffi Holmes, CNA, Rosa Coplon Living Center
Ongoing Safety Precautions
The COVID-19 vaccine has certainly brought excitement to our campus! Although this is a step in the right direction, we are not letting our guard down. We continue to adhere to the following safety precautions to protect and care for residents and staff on campus.
  • Per Department of Health (DOH) recommendations, please do not take residents out of Dosberg Manor except for medically necessary appointments. Staying onsite is the best way to protect residents from contracting COVID-19.
  • Care for residents with COVID-19 is provided within one unit to prevent the potential spread. We continue to work closely with the DOH to follow the latest recommendations and requirements.
  • To ensure safety for everyone, all staff wear personal protective equipment required by the DOH, including N95 masks, eye protection throughout all units and resident areas (face shields or goggles), gowns, and gloves. Staff training on best practices has been ongoing as we strive to provide the best possible care. In addition, we continue to follow DOH guidelines to test staff for COVID-19.
  • Our facility uses a comprehensive, science-based disinfection program. We are extremely lucky to have a pulsed UV disinfection system proven to eliminate pathogens such as coronavirus from surfaces in seconds. This technology is also used in many hospitals. In addition, we continue to use our Storm 2 Pro Dual Pressure sprayer to help with sanitizing here on campus. The pressure sprayer can penetrate difficult areas beyond just surface cleaning. Our 7-step cleaning process follows CDC infection control guidance using hospital-grade disinfectants.
Holiday Door Decoration Contest Results

Thank you to all who participated by voting for your favorites in the Dosberg Manor resident door decorating contest! We've tallied the votes and the following doors have won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place respectively - two tying for third place! Winners will receive gift baskets as prizes.
Safety Guidance on Gatherings & Outings

The following Department of Health (DOH) guidance remains in place for non-medically necessary outings for residents:

  • Limit close contact with others (stay six feet or more apart), avoid large gatherings, use technology to engage with others remotely.
  • Wear face masks or cloth face coverings.
  • Wash hands frequently.
  • Avoid sharing communal food/drinks. 

Residents who leave the facility are required by the DOH to:

  • Quarantine or minimize contact with others prior to their return.
  • Test negative for COVID-19 within 24 hours before returning to the facility.
  • Quarantine upon returning for 14 days, and be tested at least 3 times during quarantine--including the first and last day.

Before exiting the building, residents and their family member/responsible party are required by the DOH to attest in writing that you:

  1. Are aware of the risks involved with leaving/taking the resident out;
  2. Will follow masking, social distancing, and hand hygiene practices to comply with CDC and DOH directives;
  3. Will notify the facility if the resident becomes ill within one week of leaving the facility;
  4. Will notify the facility if anyone with whom the resident socialized tests positive for, or exhibits symptoms for, COVID-19 or influenza within 14 days of the resident’s return to the facility;
  5. Will communicate to the facility a return date for the resident in accordance with the facility’s policy; and
  6. Will quarantine or minimize contact (or assist the resident to do so) to the extent safely possible prior to return to the facility.

If you have any questions, please contact Dana Zientara at [email protected], (716) 639-3311 ext. 2505.

Looking for more tips and ideas for safe celebrations?

We have zero positive cases of COVID-19 at this time. Visit the Dosberg Manor COVID-19 family page* for daily updates.

Online scheduling is now available. Simply click this new link: and select an appointment time from the available options. Follow the prompts, and you will be automatically directed to the pre-appointment questionnaire. For each visit, the DOH requires you to complete a new questionnaire.
Skype or window visits can be scheduled by contacting Alyssa Fitzgerald at [email protected], (716) 639-3311 ext. 2458.

To receive additional updates about your loved one, please contact Dana Zientara, case manager for Dosberg Manor, at [email protected], (716) 639-3311 ext. 2505.

We understand there are many questions regarding visitation as residents and staff receive the COVID-19 vaccine. We continue to follow the recommendations and guidelines set forth by the DOH, and will update you as we learn more. 

*If you have had any issues accessing this page or the Weinberg Campus website recently, please know we are aware of the issues and they have since been fixed.
Best wishes for a happy, healthy New Year! If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Dana Notaro
Administrator, Dosberg Manor & Garden House

(716) 639-3311 ext. 2507
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