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Levindale Family Updates

Thank you for visiting our new Family Update website. Caring for one another and staying informed is more important now than ever during these uncertain times amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please be assured that our first priority will always be to ensure that patients and residents are getting the best possible care in a safe and healthy environment. In recognizing that communication will be imperative and may sometimes be difficult due to certain COVID-19 mandates and restrictions, we created this website to provide guidance and resources for you and your loved one. Here, you will find information regarding alternative ways you can interact with a loved one in our care, important Levindale updates and ways you can help during these unprecedented times.
 
We have added an additional method to communicate the number of COVID-19 positive patients and residents in the nursing center at Levindale. Our new HOTLINE will provide you updates on infections in the nursing center as they occur. You may still find our normal weekly updates on this website. In addition, we will be sending out periodic emails that will reference any big announcements.  If you have not provided your email address and you or your loved one resides or is a patient in the nursing center, then please call either your Social Worker or the Admission office and we will be sure you are on the distribution list.
 
The HOTLINE number is: 410-601-5992.
 
We ask that you keep in mind that Levindale is admitting patients who are COVID-19 positive and we are adhering to our containment strategies so that everyone who comes to Levindale is safe and receiving the care they deserve. Thank you for standing with us during this unprecedented moment in history. Our commitment remains the same as always – to bring hope, health, and healing to everyone we serve.
 
Thank you for your support and patronage. Let’s Care Bravely together!



Deborah Graves

Deborah Graves
Senior Vice President, LifeBridge Health
President, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital



FAQs

How can I get clinical updates on my loved one's condition?
You can get an update by calling the unit directly and asking to speak to the nurse who is caring for your loved one.

The phone numbers for each unit are as follows:

Hall 1 - 410-601-2220
Hall 2 - 410-601-2230
Burk 1 - 410-601-2201
Burk 2 - 410-601-2210
Household One - 410-601-1834 or 1829
Household Two - 410-601-1836 or 1832
Household Three - 410-601-1738 or 1735
Household Four - 410-601-1851 or 1846
Household Five - 410-601-1853 or 1854
Household Six - 410-601-1740 or 1743
Meisel Ground - 410-601-2270
Meisel One - 410-601-2272
Meisel Two - 410-601-2274


How will my loved one be protected during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Levindale, as are all LifeBridge Health facilities, is following mandates from the Maryland Health Department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Our dedicated nursing staff will be conducting its normal daily assessments of each patient/resident. Patients/residents who are symptomatic (fever, cough, shortness of breath or other breathing difficulties) will be further assessed to determine if a COVID-19 test is needed. If the patient does require a COVID-19 test, the healthcare power of attorney will be contacted, the patient/resident will be isolated and the provider (physician) will then proceed to implement the appropriate plan of care.

Can I bring items such as food and clothing for my loved one? If so, how will they get the items?
You can have food and clothing items delivered directly to your loved one by leaving the items you've brought on the cart at the front entryway. Please be sure to put the patient's name and room number or unit on the items. A team member on the patient's unit will be contacted to come pick them up and take them to the patient.

My loved one has dementia and cannot communicate. How can I arrange a video call via iPhone or android platforms?
As previously stated, you can set up video calls by contacting Amanda Wittelsberger at 410-601-2863 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. After 4 p.m., you may contact Service Excellence at 443-401-1513.

How can I send "thank you" cards or notes to the staff?
We really appreciate your well wishes and thoughtfulness. You can personally drop off "thank you" cards and notes on the cart at the front entryway, or you can mail them to: 2434 W. Belvedere Ave., Baltimore, MD 21215. If you want to offer food, we can only accept food items that are pre-packaged or from a commercial food merchant; we cannot accept any homemade items.

How can I make a donation?
You can make a donation via our Care Bravely Compassion Fund website. The Care Bravely Compassion Fund was created specifically to enable those in the communities we serve to provide donations in support of our caregivers – the nurses, physicians and frontline staff who are working tirelessly to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) while providing quality care for patients. Your donations can help provide meals for staff, personal protective equipment (PPE) and other needs that may lie ahead. We are grateful for your generosity and support.

Are there COVID-19 testing tents set up at LifeBridge Health facilities?
LifeBridge Health has taken proactive measures to set up COVID-19 testing tents outside the emergency rooms at Sinai, Northwest and Carroll hospitals and on the Pimlico parking lot. Please see your provider prior to going to a tent for testing. All testing must be approved by your physician or provider.

Is there a website I can visit or number I can call for COVID-19 updates and information?
You can visit www.lifebridgehealth.org/coronavirus for the latest COVID-19 updates. You can also call 2-1-1 for the latest information from the Maryland Health Department (press #2 for Coronavirus inquiries) or visit 211md.org.

Does Levindale or LifeBridge Health offer telehealth services?
LifeBridge Health does offer virtual hospital visits that enable providers (physicians) and patients to conduct appointments via video calls on computers, smartphones or tablets. Through these virtual visits, providers can talk to patients in real time and triage them while they are at home. If you would like to learn more about our telehealth services, please call 410-601-2222.

What is Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)?
The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is a short-term psychiatric day program for older adults (usually 60+) who are experiencing behavioral health symptoms that put them at risk of inpatient hospitalization.  It may also be used as a stepdown for people being discharged from an inpatient stay, who may need continued support in progressing toward their treatment goals.
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Video Call Scheduling

You can arrange video calls by contacting the Service Excellence department at 443-401-1513.

Nursing Home Outside Visitation Schedule

Please use this sign up form to schedule outside visitation to see your loved one who resides in our nursing home. Outside visitation is weather permitting and you must wear a mask.

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