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Current Long-Term Care COVID-19 Data

Samaritan Health places the health and safety of our residents and staff above all else and will continue diligent efforts to prevent the spread of this virus in our facilities, following all New York State Department of Health directives for testing and contact tracing. If there are ever any health concerns for your family member, Samaritan staff will call you personally. If you have any questions, please contact us directly at the numbers listed below each facility. All limited indoor visitation will be suspended until the facility is 14 days without a COVID positive test result.

Samaritan Keep Home:

Contacts: Barbara Morrow, Vice President of Long Term Care, at 315-782-7002, or Donna MacPherson, Assistant Director of Nursing/Infection Control Practitioner, at 315-785-4429.

Total Residents Positive

2 (no change)

Residents Recovered

2

New Staff Member Cases

1

Last Positive Case Recorded

01/14/21

Samaritan Summit Village — Assisted Living:

Contacts: Barbara Morrow, Vice President of Long Term Care, at 315-782-7002, or Jeanne Sexton, Assistant Administrator of Assisted Living, at 315-786-4877.

Total Residents Positive

19 (+2 since last report on 12/26/20)

Residents Recovered

17

New Staff Member Cases

0

Last Positive Case Recorded

12/29/20

Samaritan Summit Village — Skilled Nursing Facility:

Contacts: Barbara Morrow, Vice President of Long Term Care, at 315-782-7002, or Mike Smith, Assistant Director of Nursing/Infection Control Practitioner, at 315-782-6800.

Total Residents Positive

36 (+1 since report on 1/10/21)

Residents Recovered

22

New Staff Member Cases

1

Last Positive Case Recorded

1/15/21

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COVID-19 and Long Term Care

Samaritan understands that long term care residents and their families have heightened concerns about COVID-19, and we are here to alleviate those concerns as much as possible. Our two long term care facilities, Samaritan Keep Home and Samaritan Summit Village, are committed to the safety of residents and staff and have been following all recommendations from the New York State Department of Health since the outbreak of COVID-19.

Scroll down to see recent updates and read about safety measures we have taken at our facilities.

  • General Safety Measures Close
    • Universal masking and eyewear protocols are in place. Staff at all Samaritan facilities are wearing medical-grade face masks and goggles or face shields to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and have been doing so for several weeks. Residents are also provided a medical-grade mask if they leave the facility for a medical appointment.
    • Social distancing is being practiced at all Samaritan facilities, and activities for residents have only been held on floors in limited size.
    • Upgraded cleaning procedures are being used, and long term care facilities received regular deep sanitizing. Watch the video below to learn more about cleaning and disinfection at Samaritan.

  • Screening and Testing Close

    Anyone who enters a Samaritan facility is screened for symptoms of COVID-19 and has his/her temperature checked. Long term care residents also receive temperature checks every eight hours as an added precaution.

    Any individual who shows symptoms of COVID-19 receives an expedited test and remains isolated while awaiting results. All staff at long term care facilities are tested weekly for COVID-19 to ensure no asymptomatic cases arise.

View or Download our Long Term Care Pandemic Response Plan

Below are limited indoor visitation plans for the three facilities, for when visitation is available.

As of December 24, 2020 none of facilities are offering limited indoor visitation since no facility has been COVID-free for 14 days. We will notify families once we can resume limited indoor visitation.

Family Notification Archive

  • December 17, 2020: Six Samaritan Summit Village Skilled Nursing Staff Members Test Positive for COVID-19 — On Thursday, December 17, Samaritan Health received notice that six staff members of Samaritan Summit Village Skilled Nursing facility tested positive for COVID-19. Read more
  • December 17, 2020: Two Samaritan Keep Home Staff Members Test Positive for COVID-19 — On Thursday, December 17, Samaritan Health received notice two staff members at Samaritan Keep Home tested positive for COVID-19. Both will now be quarantined and will not be able to return to work until they test negative. Read more
  • December 17, 2020: Two Samaritan Summit Village Assisted Living Residents & One Staff Member Test Positive for COVID-19 — Late on Wednesday, December 16, Samaritan Health received notice that two additional residents at Samaritan Summit Village Assisted Living facility tested positive for COVID-19, along with one staff member. Read more
  • December 16, 2020: Samaritan Summit Village Skilled Nursing Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19 — Late on Tuesday, December 15, Samaritan Health received notice that an additional resident at Samaritan Summit Village Skilled Nursing facility tested positive for COVID-19. The resident is currently asymptomatic and was tested as a…Read more
  • December 16, 2020: Three Samaritan Summit Village Assisted Living Residents Test Positive for COVID-19 — On Wednesday, December 16, Samaritan Health received notice that three residents at Samaritan Summit Village Assisted Living facility have tested positive for COVID-19. These three residents were rapid tested because they…Read more
  • December 16, 2020: Two Samaritan Summit Village Staff Members Test Positive for COVID-19 — On Tuesday, December 15, Samaritan Health received notice that two staff members at Samaritan Summit Village Assisted Living facility tested positive for COVID-19. One staff member has not been in the facility for nearly three weeks and…Read more
  • December 15, 2020: Samaritan Summit Village Skilled Nursing Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19 — On Tuesday, December 15, Samaritan Health received notice one resident at Samaritan Summit Village Skilled Nursing facility tested positive for COVID-19. This is the second COVID-19 positive resident case at Samaritan Summit Village Skil…Read more
  • December 15, 2020: Samaritan Summit Village Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19 — On Monday, December 14, Samaritan Health received notice one staff member at Samaritan Summit Village Assisted Living facility tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member was not feeling well, was tested immediately and…Read more
  • December 13, 2020: Samaritan Summit Village Skilled Nursing Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19 — On Sunday, December 13, Samaritan Health received notice one resident at Samaritan Summit Village Skilled Nursing facility tested positive for COVID-19. This is the first positive resident case at Samaritan Summit Village Skilled Nursing…Read more
  • December 13, 2020: Samaritan Summit Village Assisted Living Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19 — On Sunday, December 13, Samaritan Health received notice one resident at Samaritan Summit Village Assisted Living facility has tested positive for COVID-19. This extends the pause on limited indoor visitation for another 14 days. Read more
  • December 11, 2020: Samaritan Health Announces Plan for Long Term Care Vaccination — Samaritan’s Long Term Care facilities have been working in collaboration with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to deploy a vaccination program for the new COVID-19 vaccine. Read more

COVID-19 Resource Line

If you have questions or concerns about Coronavirus (COVID-19) or think you have symptoms, please call Samaritan’s COVID-19 Resource Line at 315-755-3100. Medical professionals are standing by Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.