Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson Delivers Welcomed News
RESIDENTS AT MEADOWVIEW NURSING & REHABILITATION CENTER RECEIVE A HUGE MORALE BOOST & LIFE CHANGING MOMENT
Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson has confirmed that residents may once again receive indoor visits, effective today.
Appointments are required.
You can’t overstate how important the loss of the social - emotional component is to human existence.
Since the advent of the COVID-19 global pandemic, residents were limited to digital contact only from their loved ones or anyone.
“While we have been able to permit family members to virtually visit with their loved ones throughout the pandemic, it is not the same as being in the same room with them and seeing them in person,” said Levinson.
“This will be extremely beneficial to our residents. I commend our staff who have done their best to provide extraordinary care and attention during this difficult time, but as wonderful as they are, they cannot replace family,” said Levinson.
Levinson has confirmed that the practice of virtual visiting will continue, but, the big story is that 30-minute indoor visits will now be allowed.
As weather permits, Levinson intends to expand this to outdoor visits. Face Masks are required for indoor and outdoor visits and social distancing is required.
In still more good news, all consenting residents and staff have received their COVID-19 vaccinations.
“This is a first step back towards what we hope will be some normalcy for our long-term care facilities that have suffered so much,” concluded Levinson.
Appointments will be available Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM. To schedule, please visit the county website at: www.aclink.org/meadowview or call (609) 645-5955 for assistance.
Meadowview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a 180-bed facility owned and operated by the County of Atlantic. It is located at 235 Dolphin Avenue in Northfield.
SOURCE: Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson