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Helping Protect Staff and Patients During COVID-19

Helping Protect Staff and Patients During COVID-19

Published 08-25-22

Submitted by Quest Diagnostics

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Originally published in Quest Diagnostics' Quest for Health Equity 2021 In Review Report

Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation

Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation is a trusted, high-quality skilled nursing facility in Lehigh County, PA. Cedarbrook residents and patients receive a broad spectrum of services including long-term care, short-term rehabilitation, dementia care, memory support, independent care apartments, and hospice.

The long-term and residential care system suffered devastating impacts from the pandemic, and sadly, thousands of nursing home residents succumbed to the virus in the first few weeks alone. Nearly 1 in 12 individuals who lived in US long-term care facilities had died by March 2021, accounting for a third of all COVID-19 deaths in the country, according to the COVID Tracking Project.

In response to this reality and the crucial needs of long-term care facilities, Q4HE provided Cedarbrook with COVID-19 PCR testing for 600 staff members and 500 residents at their facility, with twice-weekly collections over a 12-week period—offering much-needed support to some of the most vulnerable members of the population.

Cedarbrook serves a Medicaid population of nearly 90% of our nursing home residents, which is very difficult to maintain financially. The Quest mission has supported the Cedarbrook mission, and Quest for Health Equity set up an exceptional logistical system to support our COVID-19 testing.”
– Jason Cumello
Nursing Home Administrator, Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation

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