In regards to the Covid-19 Booster Shots that are now available for Rouse Home Residents and Rouse Estate Staff, we have multiple clinics set up in the upcoming weeks. We are currently obtaining all the necessary consents for the boosters as well as providing all the needed education to residents, families and staff members. If you would like to give consent to your loved one to get the vaccine, please call extension 814-56-7565 ext. 6429. If there is no answer, please leave a message. If you want to take your loved one out of the Rouse Home to get the Covid-19 Booster on your own, you are able to do so. A paper must be signed at the front desk when you take them out of the Rouse Home and a copy of their Covid-19 Vaccine Card will need to be turned into the Receptionist upon your return. If you have any further questions about the Covid-19 booster, please call extension 814-563-7565 ext. 6429. If there is no answer, please leave a message and our infection control nurse will return your call as soon as possible.
Please be aware that we do have an active COVID-19 unit withing our facility. We have designated each hall as a separate zones in the facility, which means that all staff are wearing full Personal Protective Equipment including Gowns, Gloves, N95 Masks, and Protective Eye-wear, at all times while on those halls. Additionally, all residents in the facility continue to be quarantined. All staff and residents will continue to be monitored for signs and symptoms and additional testing for all staff and residents will continue throughout this quarantine period. We are hopeful that our quick action putting these mitigation efforts in place will lessen the chance of this virus spreading, keep our residents and staff healthy and enable us to come off of quarantine in the recommended Department of Health timeline. If you have any questions please call 814-563-7565.
Rouse Care Cottages
The Rouse Care Cottages are open for in-person visitation. At this time, outdoor visitation is preferred, but dependent on the weather. If the weather does not permit, visits are to be held in the client's rooms only. Visitors must call their loved one's cottage to schedule visitation and should be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. Visitors must be screened prior to visits and staff will assist with screening. Visits are to be held for a maximum of 30 minutes and only 1 visitor will be permitted at each visit. Visitors must maintain social distancing if their loved one is NOT fully vaccinated. All visitors must wear a mask, vaccinated or not, upon entering a cottage and when around others who are not part of their visitation group. Visitors must physically distance themselves from other clients who are not part of their visit. Fully vaccinated residents and visitors may choose to have close contact (including touch) and not wear a mask during their visit. Hand-hygiene must be performed before and after each visit. We kindly ask that all residents, families, and visitors follow these guidelines and requirements as it is our responsibility to maintain a safe and comfortable environment for our clients and staff. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our Home and Community Based Services Director at 814-726-1116 if you have any questions.