What's New?
We hope everyone is having a great week! Dosberg Manor residents enjoyed a visit from the ice cream truck and a dance performance by Sarah Jerome late last week (pictured above). This week, residents got creative in a fine art miracles class, played card games, joined exercise classes, and enjoyed delicious snacks. We hope everyone has fun weekend plans ahead!

Reminder: Personal Caregiving and Compassionate Caregiving Forms
You should have recently received a form from your loved one's case manager that will allow us to identify the designated representatives that will serve as your loved one's personal caregiver/visitor during declared public health emergencies. Please make sure to return this form to Dana Zientara at [email protected], or call 716-639-3311 x2505.

Communal Dining Updates
According to new Department of Health (DOH) guidelines, we will be changing our dining room table set up to allow vaccinated residents to sit with table mates without social distancing. We will continue to have all residents enter and exit the dining room wearing a mask, and masks can be removed once seated. Unvaccinated residents will have assigned seating separate from fully vaccinated residents, socially distanced from other residents in the dining room. We will begin adding and removing tables in the next two weeks.

Starting August 2, all residents will eat lunch in the dining room four days a week on Monday- Thursday as a large group. We are very excited about this upcoming change and will continue to expand dining in the months ahead.

Communal Activities Update
New DOH guidelines allow us to hold group activities with more than 10 people in a room.

  • We will continue to have all residents wear masks when grouped with other residents throughout activities. 
  • We will not be requiring vaccinated residents to socially distance themselves from others at those activities. 
  • We will require all unvaccinated residents to sit socially distant from other residents. 
  • Our staff will redirect residents as needed for all activities.

We have live entertainers, exercise instructors, pet visits, and art instructors planned each week. We are excited to be able to bring in live performers and very happy to have the group size lifted.

All residents will continue to be monitored with temperature checks and screened for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 daily. If a resident is not feeling well, they will not be able to attend dining or group activities until they are feeling better.

Please contact Dana Notaro at [email protected] if you have any questions.
Information for Visitors
Visitation Reminders

  • All visitors must visit in the resident room or in the front of the building outside. 
  • Please tell nursing staff if you are going outside and please return the resident to their room. 
  • Visitors cannot attend activities, exercise classes, or entertainment at this time. 
  • Masks must be worn as visitors walk to the resident room and leave the facility. 
  • While visiting in the resident's room or outside, masks can be removed for fully vaccinated residents and visitors. Unvaccinated residents and visitors should continue to wear a mask during the visit. Please immediately put your mask back on as you leave the room or if you are speaking to any staff members or other residents. 
  • Please do not stop in managers' offices unless you have an appointment. We ask that you call or email managers and they will follow up with you and set up a meeting if requested.

Staff Mask Wearing

All staff, vaccinated and unvaccinated, are working in a health care environment and must wear masks at all times. We continue to conduct a healthcare screen and temperature check at the start of each shift. We continue to strongly encourage our staff to get vaccinated and offer clinics for vaccination.

In preparation for your next visit to Weinberg Campus, please reference the following regulations from the Department of Health that we must follow together. Thank you for your help and support to keep you, your loved one, and our employees healthy.

  • Visiting hours are 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. every day. No appointments are necessary.  
  • If your loved one is currently on a 14-day quarantine, they are not eligible for in-person visitation. However, virtual visits are still available. 
  • All visitors will be screened for COVID-19. This will include a temperature check and you will be asked questions about potential exposure to the virus and recent travel. If you have signs or symptoms of COVID-19 and/or have had close contact with someone with COVID-19 infection in the prior 14 days (regardless of your vaccination status), you will not be allowed to have your in-person visit. 
  • Sanitize your hands when you arrive and throughout your visit. 
  • Wear a face mask covering your nose and mouth at all times. 
  • Visits will take place in the resident rooms or outside the front of the campus. Visitors must escort their loved one outside and back to their room at the end of their visit.
  • You are only allowed to travel to and from your loved one's room. You are not allowed to travel anywhere else within the unit or the facility at any time. Visits will not be held in common areas such as living rooms, kitchenettes, front lobby, or lounges.
  • We ask that the resident not walk the visitors to the front reception desk after the visits.  
  • We also ask that visitors not take the resident to other parts of the campus, unless special arrangements with the Case Manager have been made. 
  • Visitors will not be able to attend activities with the residents or go to the dining room.  
  • Individuals must maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet. We ask that visitors maintain social distance near nursing and management offices and unless it is an urgent matter, follow up with nursing or managers with a phone call or email during this time.  
  • There can only be one resident in the elevator at one time.
  • For residents living in a semi-private room, visitors are not allowed to enter the living space of the roommate or the shared bathroom.
  • Up to two individuals will be permitted to visit a resident at any one time.
  • Visitors lucky enough to be under age 16 must be accompanied by someone 18 or older.

If you visit a loved one in a different facility (i.e. Forest Creek, Meadows, etc.) and then want to visit a loved one in Dosberg Manor, please go back to the reception desk to be screened and submit information about your loved one before visiting them at Dosberg. This will ensure we have all screening information for all individual visits in our records.

If you would like to bring a pet with you on your visit, the pet must be on a leash and Alyssa Fitzgerald, Activities Director, must have their shot records in advance of the visit. The pet's shot records can be emailed to [email protected].

Visit the family web page for the latest information for visitors - password is weinberg321: https://www.weinbergcampus.org/portal-family/

Please feel free to reach out to me personally with any questions or concerns.
Dana Notaro
Administrator, Dosberg Manor & Garden House
(716) 639-3311 ext. 2507
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