RiverWoods is proud to be part of Asbury Communities, an aging services provider with a 90-plus year legacy of redefining the expectations of aging. Ensuring that we provide a safe and healthy environment for those who work and live at our communities is our highest priority.
This page is meant to be a helpful resource regarding RiverWoods’ operations. Asbury serves approximately 4,300 residents at our eight continuing care retirement communities and home care services agencies in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. Here’s how to …
In addition to continuously monitoring and abiding by the recommendations put forth by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), each Asbury community’s visitation availability will be determined by the local counties infection rate percentage. Current infection rate for Union County: 8.8%.
Screening & Masking
The CDC updated its mask guidance recently. As we have done throughout the pandemic, we will continue to follow the science and advice of the experts. Therefore, in light of the climbing COVID-19 positive case rates in Union County and in light of our county now reaching “substantial” transmission rate as defined by the CDC, masks are required in community indoor common areas for all residents and guests at RiverWoods. This change is effective August 17, 2021, and applies to all residents and guests, even those who are vaccinated. Associates will continue to be required to wear masks
All RiverWoods associates (vaccinated or not) will continue to screen and wear masks at all times while working across all levels of care on campus. We will continue to review this requirement regularly and will incorporate the CDC and local and state departments of health guidance for healthcare workers.
Family members or visitors will not need to screen in unless going into a public area at the community or to visit a resident in Assisted Living, Personal Care, Health Center or Skilled Nursing. Please note: Masks are required while traversing the community until arriving at the resident’s home.
All vendors planning to visit a community will continue to be required to screen in (including a temperature check) and wear a mask throughout the duration of their visit.
For those planning to visit when/where screening is required, please go here, https://bit.ly/AsburyEntryPass, to fill out the online screening form and then do the temperature check at the appropriate community entrance. (Chrome or Safari are the preferred web browsers; there have been issues reported when using Internet Explorer). If you do not have a smart device, an associate will read you the screening form. At our screening area, please complete a temperature check at our temperature kiosk. You must pass the screening and temperature check to continue on to the campus.
Independent Living residents may entertain visitors within their dwellings and enjoy their company.
Fully vaccinated Independent Living residents will no longer be required to wear a mask (indoors or outside) or to screen in when coming or going on campus or when dining, attending group activities, etc. (While mask-wearing is not required, it is still recommended by the CDC.)
All Independent Living residents, vaccinated or not, will need to screen in and wear a mask if visiting a family member or fellow resident in an Assisted Living, Personal Care, Health Care or Skilled Nursing neighborhood.
Travel & Self-Quarantine
In-person visitation is currently allowed with no appointment necessary. In addition, we continue to offer window or virtual visits in our Personal Care neighborhood for family members who wish to visit with their loved ones. To schedule a window or virtual visit, contact Tammy Speece at 570-522-6204.
Residents Personal Care will continue to follow CDC, federal, state and local requirements. As a reminder, these neighborhoods are specific healthcare environments and continued guidance reflects that setting.
Fully vaccinated residents in Personal Care are required to wear a mask, practice physical distancing and screen in when in the presence of others who may not be vaccinated.
Residents in Personal Care who are not vaccinated must continue to wear a mask, practice physical distancing and continue screening.
Nursing Care Center
In-person visitation is currently allowed in the Nursing Care Center.
In-person visitation for Nursing Care Center residents with roommates:
Health and safety precautions:
Thank you for continuing to follow good hand and health hygiene. We have a number of precautions in place to help protect those we serve and those we work alongside. Please keep the following in plan as you plan your visit:
If you need assistance or have questions regarding this process, please contact Nichole Steiner at 570-522-6257.
Community Services & Delivery Options
Nursing Care Center
The Beauty Salon is open.
Riverview Manor Personal Care
Mail & Online Grocery Delivery (for all levels of care)
Testing is an important component of our COVID-19 prevention strategy. We are pleased to share some outstanding results for RiverWoods and the Asbury system. To date, Asbury has conducted just over 117,527 COVID-19 tests at our communities with a positivity rate of just 0.71 percent. This compares to a national positivity rate of 7.7 percent. At RiverWoods, we have conducted 14,887 tests with a positivity rate of just 1.2 percent.
Residential Living: A resident who believes they may have been exposed to COVID or is showing symptoms recognized by the CDC as being possible markers of COVID-19, should contact their physician for testing or visit a local testing center. Please also notify Tammy Speece at 570-522-6204 so that we may begin contact tracing on campus.
Personal Care or Skilled Nursing: Residents are monitored daily for any signs identified as potentially symptomatic of COVID-19 per CDC guidelines. Additional measures are implemented in line with Asbury’s system-wide infection-control algorithm, including quarantine in a specially designed area of the building.