COVID-19 Updates

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December 31, 2021

  • Family Letter – December 31, 2021

    Dear Families and Friends, COVID cases are once again rising throughout the state, and we have started to see a commensurate increase in infection rates among our staff.  This purpose… View Article

August 13, 2021

  • Family Letter – Vaccine Mandate

    Dear Residents and Families, As we close out the summer, it has been gratifying to watch our residents and families resume summer activities and experience the simple joy of being… View Article

July 20, 2021

  • July 2021 Update

    Greetings, Happy July! Last year at this time, we were seeing marked declines in COVID-19 cases across the state of Massachusetts. On our campus, tight restrictions remained in place but… View Article

June 23, 2021

  • June 23, 2021 UPDATE

    Greetings, Happy summer! The temperature is heating up and so are the activities on our campus. Restrictions are lessening and the campus is vibrant with activity. COVID-19 COVID-19 screening continues… View Article

May 26, 2021

  • 5-26-2021 UPDATE News

    Greetings, What a difference a vaccine makes! Our campus is emerging from its pandemic-induced slumber and we couldn’t be happier. COVID-19 Across the campus, 98% of our long-term residents, 100%… View Article

April 16, 2021

  • 4-16-2021 UPDATE News

    Greetings, Spring is upon us and better weather is ahead. As COVID restrictions subside, our campus is becoming more vibrant with activity. We are moving in the right direction. COVID-19… View Article

March 18, 2021

March 12, 2021

  • 3-12-2021 UPDATE News

    Greetings, It’s almost spring! Temperatures in Boston today hover in the low-60s and I am feeling spring fever! No doubt, everyone has been staying abreast of updates from the CDC… View Article

February 11, 2021

  • 2-12-2021 UPDATE

    Greetings, It’s hard to imagine that around this time last year, COVID-19 appeared as a blip on the radar of our awareness. What we would experience in the ensuing year… View Article

January 22, 2021

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January 13, 2021

January 8, 2021

  • 1-8-2021 UPDATE

    Greetings, The holidays are behind us. We certainly didn’t have our typical celebrations, but we managed to make the best of an irregular situation campus-wide. A new year means a… View Article

January 7, 2021

  • Don’t Hesitate – Vaccinate

    As Deutsches Altenheim prepares to vaccinate its residents and staff, we created an awareness campaign. Here are some of the reasons we vaccinate:

December 18, 2020

  • 12-18-2020 UPDATE

    Greetings, I hope your holiday season is off to a good start. Thanksgiving Day was starkly different but memorable nonetheless for residents across our campus. Our dining services department outdid… View Article

November 20, 2020

  • 11-20-2020 UPDATE

    Read an update of what is happening on the Deutsches Altenheim campus.

October 23, 2020

  • 10-23-2020 UPDATE

    Everywhere you look on our campus, things are happening. Take a look at what’s new.

October 16, 2020

October 2, 2020

  • 10-2-2020 UPDATE

    Greetings, Happy fall! Outside, the air is getting cooler and the days shorter. The foliage around us is transitioning and so are we on the Deutsches Altenheim campus. Due to… View Article

September 18, 2020

  • 9-18-2020 UPDATE

    Greetings, We’re well into September and here in New England we’ve begun to experience a few chilly days. The Department of Public Health (DPH) has revised its guidelines for visitations… View Article

September 4, 2020

  • 9-4-2020 UPDATE

    Greetings, The Board of Trustees announced some very big news this week. Effective September 8, Deutsches Altenheim will be  joining Legacy Lifecare, a nonprofit management resources collaborative whose mission is… View Article

August 21, 2020

  • 8-21-2020 UPDATE

    Greetings, I hope all is well with you and you are enjoying the remnants of an incredibly unusual summer. COVID-19 As mentioned in my July 17 UPDATE, baseline testing of… View Article

  • 8-21-2020 Updated COVID-19 FAQs

    Frequently Asked Questions Updated August 21, 2020   Q:    How is COVID-19 being addressed on campus? A:    It’s important to note that the Deutsches Altenheim campus comprises three entities: Edelweiss… View Article

July 31, 2020

  • 7-31-2020 Update

    Greetings, August is upon us and this is a summer unlike any other. I hope you are staying cool and safe. COVID-19 As mentioned in my July 17 update, baseline… View Article

July 17, 2020

  • 7-17-2020 COVID-19 Update

    Greetings, We began these weekly COVID-19 Updates to keep you, the Deutsches Altenheim community, fully apprised of all that was happening on our campus during the pandemic. From test results… View Article

July 10, 2020

  • 7-10-2020 COVID-19 Update

    Greetings, I hope you had a joyful and safe Independence Day. It seems we’re all making adjustments to our traditional celebrations. At Deutsches Altenheim, mandated restrictions on group activities meant… View Article

June 26, 2020

  • 6-26-2020 COVID-19 Update

    Greetings, This week we celebrated our nursing staff. Long-overdue for nurses and just a week late for CNTs (certified nursing technicians), it was time to show some appreciation. When Nurses’… View Article

June 19, 2020

  • 6-19-2020 COVID-19 Update

    Greetings, It has been three weeks since our last resident was removed from COVID-19 precautions. We are mindful of a possible resurgence of the virus and, as a precautionary practice,… View Article

June 12, 2020

  • 6-12-2020 COVID-19 Update

    Greetings, This week, in-person visitations began on the Deutsches Altenheim campus with resounding success! Fortunately, the weather cooperated as the visits were scheduled to take place in outdoor spaces per… View Article

June 11, 2020

June 5, 2020

  • 6-5-2020 COVID-19 Update

    Greetings, This week Deutsches Altenheim received much-anticipated guidance from the Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health (DPH) and the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA), our regulatory agencies for German Centre… View Article

June 4, 2020

  • Updated Visitation Policy

    The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) announced that skilled nursing facilities may allow in-person visits with residents, provided that the physical distancing and protection requirements described in detail below… View Article

May 29, 2020

  • 5-29-2020 COVID-19 Update

    Greetings, After a surge of COVID-19 cases in April and early May, we  appear to be trending toward “recovery.” Today, there are no cases of COVID-19 among our residents. Six… View Article

May 22, 2020

  • 5-22-2020 COVID-19 Update

    Greetings, It’s been another turnabout week for us here on campus. On Thursday, German Centre declared itself COVID-19-free when the last test-positive resident was removed from isolation protocols after 14… View Article

May 21, 2020

  • Warriors at Work – Part 2

    Warriors at Work – Part 2 Special thanks to Rose Lincoln Photography for these images that capture our staff’s spirit.

May 15, 2020

  • 5-15-2020 COVID-19 Update

    Greetings, This week we saw a dramatic decrease in German Centre residents classified as “positive” for COVID-19. On Wednesday, we reported there were 30 positive cases among German Centre residents…. View Article

May 8, 2020

  • 5-8-2020 COVID-19 Update

    Greetings, Spring is in the air and, with it, a certain sense of calm has descended upon our campus. I am happy to share some good news. I previously reported… View Article

May 7, 2020

  • Warriors at Work Special thanks to Rose Lincoln Photography for these images that capture our staff’s spirit.

May 1, 2020

  • Message from the Board to Staff

      Dear Employees: The trustees of Deutsches Altenheim want to extend our profound gratitude for your service to our residents in this difficult time. Their care is our one mission… View Article

  • 5-1-2020 COVID-19 Update

    Greetings from the front line, It has been about seven weeks since we first began communicating with you about the impact of COVID-19 at Deutsches Altenheim. We are all feeling… View Article

April 24, 2020

  • 4-24-2020 COVID-19 Update

    Greetings from the front line, I’d like to begin this update by acknowledging the tremendous patience and unwavering support of the family and friends of residents throughout our campus. When… View Article

April 17, 2020

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    How is the COVID-19 outbreak being addressed on campus? It’s important to note that the Deutsches Altenheim campus comprises three entities: German Centre (nursing home and post-hospital rehab), Edelweiss Village… View Article

April 14, 2020

  • 4-14-2020 COVID-19 Update

    It is with profound sadness that I share that four German Centre residents have passed away after testing positive for COVID-19. We offer our sincerest condolences to their families and… View Article

April 10, 2020

  • 4-10-2020 COVID-19 Update

    Deutsches Altenheim is actively responding to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. As always, our top priority is protecting the well-being and safety of our residents, patients and staff. Unfortunately, despite our… View Article

April 1, 2020

  • 4-1-2020 COVID-19 Update

    Throughout the pandemic, Deutsches Altenheim has been in communication with, and following guidelines from, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) to… View Article

March 27, 2020

  • 3-27-2020 COVID-19 Update

    As the entire country does its best to adjust to the wave of coronavirus-related restrictions, we are adjusting at Deutsches Altenheim, too. Social distancing has been in place for several… View Article