Mennonite Home Communities’ COVID-19 Preparations and Updates

Connection with Residents at Mennonite Home

Visitation is open at Mennonite Home. For information please contact Marcia Hirneisen at (717) 390-4131 or email: mhirneisen@mennonitehome.org.

We have the capability to connect residents and their family via FaceTime, Skype or Zoom.  Please contact your Social Worker to set up a time.

COVID-19 Procedures at Woodcrest Villa

Due to the number of COVID-19 cases in Lancaster County, masks are required for all staff when in public indoor spaces at Woodcrest Villa.

COVID-19 Procedures at Mennonite Home

When a resident tests positive, we notify residents and their representative(s) of their condition and implement protocols for their care and treatment. We also follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Pennsylvania Department of Health, including return to work guidance, for staff who test positive.

Mennonite Home Communities is staying in very close communication with local and state health officials to ensure we are taking all the appropriate steps under current circumstances. We are also following guidance from the CDC and CMS to reduce the spread and impact of COVID-19, such as:

  • Enhanced infection control precautions
  • Screening residents, staff, and visitors for symptoms
  • Testing staff and residents for COVID-19 based on current protocols and availability of tests
  • Requiring all staff members to be fully vaccinated unless they have an approved religious or medical exemption
  • Postponing or carefully limiting communal activities including social distancing and other infection control precautions

Due to government privacy requirements, we cannot divulge specific information about the individuals who have confirmed or suspected COVID-19, unless they are your family member and you have the necessary permissions to receive such information.

We know you are concerned about your loved one, but it is crucial that we follow infection control procedures to reduce the spread of this virus to others. We will contact you directly if your loved one is suspected or diagnosed with COVID-19.

We also understand that connecting with family members is incredibly important to our residents. Family members are encouraged to connect with their loved ones through video chat, calling, texting, or on social media.

We need your help in battling COVID-19. Please visit the CDC website to learn how you can help prevent the spread in our community, since continued spread in the larger community increases the chance the virus will work its way into our building.

This is a difficult time for everyone. We will continue to provide you with updates. Please know that we are adhering to guidelines from the local and state health departments, which continue to evolve as we learn more about this virus.

We know that you may have questions and we encourage you to contact us at 717-393-1301.


COVID-19 Update

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February 1, 2023

We want to provide you with an update on the situation at Mennonite Home Communities regarding the novel coronavirus or COVID-19, including the number confirmed cases as well as efforts we are undertaking. The safety and well-being of our residents is our top priority.

Since the beginning of the pandemic we have had the following number of cases (cumulative) in our nursing home:

  • Skilled Nursing residents – 108
  • Skilled Nursing staff – 258
  • Skilled Nursing resident (new admit) – 4
    • Note: includes residents who tested positive for COVID-19 in the hospital before admission to MH
  • Personal Care residents – 47
  • Personal Care staff – 49
  • We have 0 clusters of three or more residents/staff with new onset of respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other

In addition, we have had the following cases (cumulative) at Woodcrest Villa, our independent living community:

  • Woodcrest Villa residents – 144
  • Woodcrest Villa staff – 84

January 30, 2023

We want to provide you with an update on the situation at Mennonite Home Communities regarding the novel coronavirus or COVID-19, including the number confirmed cases as well as efforts we are undertaking. The safety and well-being of our residents is our top priority.

Since the beginning of the pandemic we have had the following number of cases (cumulative) in our nursing home:

  • Skilled Nursing residents – 107
  • Skilled Nursing staff – 258
  • Skilled Nursing resident (new admit) – 4
    • Note: includes residents who tested positive for COVID-19 in the hospital before admission to MH
  • Personal Care residents – 47
  • Personal Care staff – 49
  • We have 0 clusters of three or more residents/staff with new onset of respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other

In addition, we have had the following cases (cumulative) at Woodcrest Villa, our independent living community:

  • Woodcrest Villa residents – 144
  • Woodcrest Villa staff – 84

January 29, 2023

We want to provide you with an update on the situation at Mennonite Home Communities regarding the novel coronavirus or COVID-19, including the number confirmed cases as well as efforts we are undertaking. The safety and well-being of our residents is our top priority.

Since the beginning of the pandemic we have had the following number of cases (cumulative) in our nursing home:

  • Skilled Nursing residents – 107
  • Skilled Nursing staff – 257
  • Skilled Nursing resident (new admit) – 4
    • Note: includes residents who tested positive for COVID-19 in the hospital before admission to MH
  • Personal Care residents – 47
  • Personal Care staff – 49
  • We have 0 clusters of three or more residents/staff with new onset of respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other

In addition, we have had the following cases (cumulative) at Woodcrest Villa, our independent living community:

  • Woodcrest Villa residents – 144
  • Woodcrest Villa staff – 84

January 27, 2023

We want to provide you with an update on the situation at Mennonite Home Communities regarding the novel coronavirus or COVID-19, including the number confirmed cases as well as efforts we are undertaking. The safety and well-being of our residents is our top priority.

Since the beginning of the pandemic we have had the following number of cases (cumulative) in our nursing home:

  • Skilled Nursing residents – 107
  • Skilled Nursing staff – 256
  • Skilled Nursing resident (new admit) – 4
    • Note: includes residents who tested positive for COVID-19 in the hospital before admission to MH
  • Personal Care residents – 47
  • Personal Care staff – 49
  • We have 0 clusters of three or more residents/staff with new onset of respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other

In addition, we have had the following cases (cumulative) at Woodcrest Villa, our independent living community:

  • Woodcrest Villa residents – 144
  • Woodcrest Villa staff – 84

January 25, 2023

We want to provide you with an update on the situation at Mennonite Home Communities regarding the novel coronavirus or COVID-19, including the number confirmed cases as well as efforts we are undertaking. The safety and well-being of our residents is our top priority.

Since the beginning of the pandemic we have had the following number of cases (cumulative) in our nursing home:

  • Skilled Nursing residents – 107
  • Skilled Nursing staff – 255
  • Skilled Nursing resident (new admit) – 4
    • Note: includes residents who tested positive for COVID-19 in the hospital before admission to MH
  • Personal Care residents – 47
  • Personal Care staff – 49
  • We have 0 clusters of three or more residents/staff with new onset of respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other

In addition, we have had the following cases (cumulative) at Woodcrest Villa, our independent living community:

  • Woodcrest Villa residents – 140
  • Woodcrest Villa staff – 84

January 23, 2023

We want to provide you with an update on the situation at Mennonite Home Communities regarding the novel coronavirus or COVID-19, including the number confirmed cases as well as efforts we are undertaking. The safety and well-being of our residents is our top priority.

Since the beginning of the pandemic we have had the following number of cases (cumulative) in our nursing home:

  • Skilled Nursing residents – 107
  • Skilled Nursing staff – 255
  • Skilled Nursing resident (new admit) – 4
    • Note: includes residents who tested positive for COVID-19 in the hospital before admission to MH
  • Personal Care residents – 47
  • Personal Care staff – 49
  • We have 0 clusters of three or more residents/staff with new onset of respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other

In addition, we have had the following cases (cumulative) at Woodcrest Villa, our independent living community:

  • Woodcrest Villa residents – 140
  • Woodcrest Villa staff – 83

January 20, 2023

We want to provide you with an update on the situation at Mennonite Home Communities regarding the novel coronavirus or COVID-19, including the number confirmed cases as well as efforts we are undertaking. The safety and well-being of our residents is our top priority.

Since the beginning of the pandemic we have had the following number of cases (cumulative) in our nursing home:

  • Skilled Nursing residents – 107
  • Skilled Nursing staff – 254
  • Skilled Nursing resident (new admit) – 4
    • Note: includes residents who tested positive for COVID-19 in the hospital before admission to MH
  • Personal Care residents – 47
  • Personal Care staff – 48
  • We have 0 clusters of three or more residents/staff with new onset of respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other

In addition, we have had the following cases (cumulative) at Woodcrest Villa, our independent living community:

  • Woodcrest Villa residents – 138
  • Woodcrest Villa staff – 82

January 18, 2023

We want to provide you with an update on the situation at Mennonite Home Communities regarding the novel coronavirus or COVID-19, including the number confirmed cases as well as efforts we are undertaking. The safety and well-being of our residents is our top priority.

Since the beginning of the pandemic we have had the following number of cases (cumulative) in our nursing home:

  • Skilled Nursing residents – 107
  • Skilled Nursing staff – 253
  • Skilled Nursing resident (new admit) – 4
    • Note: includes residents who tested positive for COVID-19 in the hospital before admission to MH
  • Personal Care residents – 46
  • Personal Care staff – 48
  • We have 0 clusters of three or more residents/staff with new onset of respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other

In addition, we have had the following cases (cumulative) at Woodcrest Villa, our independent living community:

  • Woodcrest Villa residents – 136
  • Woodcrest Villa staff – 81

January 16, 2023

We want to provide you with an update on the situation at Mennonite Home Communities regarding the novel coronavirus or COVID-19, including the number confirmed cases as well as efforts we are undertaking. The safety and well-being of our residents is our top priority.

Since the beginning of the pandemic we have had the following number of cases (cumulative) in our nursing home:

  • Skilled Nursing residents – 107
  • Skilled Nursing staff – 253
  • Skilled Nursing resident (new admit) – 4
    • Note: includes residents who tested positive for COVID-19 in the hospital before admission to MH
  • Personal Care residents – 46
  • Personal Care staff – 48
  • We have 0 clusters of three or more residents/staff with new onset of respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other

In addition, we have had the following cases (cumulative) at Woodcrest Villa, our independent living community:

  • Woodcrest Villa residents – 133
  • Woodcrest Villa staff – 80

January 11, 2023

We want to provide you with an update on the situation at Mennonite Home Communities regarding the novel coronavirus or COVID-19, including the number confirmed cases as well as efforts we are undertaking. The safety and well-being of our residents is our top priority.

Since the beginning of the pandemic we have had the following number of cases (cumulative) in our nursing home:

  • Skilled Nursing residents – 107
  • Skilled Nursing staff – 252
  • Skilled Nursing resident (new admit) – 3
    • Note: includes residents who tested positive for COVID-19 in the hospital before admission to MH
  • Personal Care residents – 46
  • Personal Care staff – 48
  • We have 0 clusters of three or more residents/staff with new onset of respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other

In addition, we have had the following cases (cumulative) at Woodcrest Villa, our independent living community:

  • Woodcrest Villa residents – 131
  • Woodcrest Villa staff – 80

January 5, 2023

We want to provide you with an update on the situation at Mennonite Home Communities regarding the novel coronavirus or COVID-19, including the number confirmed cases as well as efforts we are undertaking. The safety and well-being of our residents is our top priority.

Since the beginning of the pandemic we have had the following number of cases (cumulative) in our nursing home:

  • Skilled Nursing residents – 107
  • Skilled Nursing staff – 252
  • Skilled Nursing resident (new admit) – 3
    • Note: includes residents who tested positive for COVID-19 in the hospital before admission to MH
  • Personal Care residents – 46
  • Personal Care staff – 48
  • We have 0 clusters of three or more residents/staff with new onset of respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other

In addition, we have had the following cases (cumulative) at Woodcrest Villa, our independent living community:

  • Woodcrest Villa residents – 130
  • Woodcrest Villa staff – 80

January 4, 2023

We want to provide you with an update on the situation at Mennonite Home Communities regarding the novel coronavirus or COVID-19, including the number confirmed cases as well as efforts we are undertaking. The safety and well-being of our residents is our top priority.

Since the beginning of the pandemic we have had the following number of cases (cumulative) in our nursing home:

  • Skilled Nursing residents – 107
  • Skilled Nursing staff – 251
  • Skilled Nursing resident (new admit) – 3
    • Note: includes residents who tested positive for COVID-19 in the hospital before admission to MH
  • Personal Care residents – 46
  • Personal Care staff – 48
  • We have 0 clusters of three or more residents/staff with new onset of respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other

In addition, we have had the following cases (cumulative) at Woodcrest Villa, our independent living community:

  • Woodcrest Villa residents – 129
  • Woodcrest Villa staff – 80

January 3, 2023

We want to provide you with an update on the situation at Mennonite Home Communities regarding the novel coronavirus or COVID-19, including the number confirmed cases as well as efforts we are undertaking. The safety and well-being of our residents is our top priority.

Since the beginning of the pandemic we have had the following number of cases (cumulative) in our nursing home:

  • Skilled Nursing residents – 107
  • Skilled Nursing staff – 249
  • Skilled Nursing resident (new admit) – 3
    • Note: includes residents who tested positive for COVID-19 in the hospital before admission to MH
  • Personal Care residents – 46
  • Personal Care staff – 48
  • We have 0 clusters of three or more residents/staff with new onset of respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other

In addition, we have had the following cases (cumulative) at Woodcrest Villa, our independent living community:

  • Woodcrest Villa residents – 129
  • Woodcrest Villa staff – 80

January 2, 2023

We want to provide you with an update on the situation at Mennonite Home Communities regarding the novel coronavirus or COVID-19, including the number confirmed cases as well as efforts we are undertaking. The safety and well-being of our residents is our top priority.

Since the beginning of the pandemic we have had the following number of cases (cumulative) in our nursing home:

  • Skilled Nursing residents – 106
  • Skilled Nursing staff – 247
  • Skilled Nursing resident (new admit) – 3
    • Note: includes residents who tested positive for COVID-19 in the hospital before admission to MH
  • Personal Care residents – 46
  • Personal Care staff – 48
  • We have 0 clusters of three or more residents/staff with new onset of respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other

In addition, we have had the following cases (cumulative) at Woodcrest Villa, our independent living community:

  • Woodcrest Villa residents – 129
  • Woodcrest Villa staff – 80