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The Highlands at Brighton

COVID-19 Updates

Medical Director Joseph Nicholas provides updates for residents and their families about care at the Highlands at Brighton during the COVID-19 pandemic. The most recent video is displayed. You can select previous videos from the playlist icon in the upper right corner. Please return to this website regularly for new updates.

The Highlands at Brighton is committed to providing families and county, state and federal agencies up-to-date information on COVID illnesses in residents.  This page provides the latest information on the number of resident cases or fatalities linked to COVID in our facility. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
New cases of COVID-19 positive residents since prior day: 0
Cumulative: 0

New cases of COVID-19 positive staff since prior day: 0
Cumulative: 12

New onset of 3 or more residents or staff with respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other: 0
Cumulative: 0

Number of deaths of residents since prior day: 0
Cumulative: 0

Visitation Update

On July 10, New York State Department of Health released new guidance for nursing homes that would allow in-person visitation to resume. UR Medicine appreciates the State’s guidance and the opportunity to welcome visitors back to our long-term care facilities, The Highlands at Brighton and Highlands Living Center. Highlands at Brighton and The Highlands Living Center have submitted their visitation plan to the state. Highlands at Brighton  has resumed limited, in-person visitation per state guidelines. We are working with residents and their families to schedule these visits and ensure that they occur in accord with state guidelines for the safety of residents, family members, and our staff.

Working to Keep Residents and Staff Members Safe

Any staff member with symptoms of COVID, being tested for COVID, or having a diagnosis of COVID, are kept out of work until they have been symptom-free for several days, and cleared to return to work by the Monroe County Health Department. 

We have adapted the latest evidence-based local and federal health guidelines to protect residents and staff from the risk of COVID. These include:

  • Requiring all staff to undergo health screening prior to reporting to work
  • Screening all staff for symptoms and fever every time they enter our facilities 
  • Universal masking for all staff while they are in our facilities
  • Elimination of large resident group activities and communal dining
  • Limited in-person visitation, in accordance with the latest New York State Department of Health guidelines, and virtual visitation as appropriate
  • Using virtual medical appointments whenever possible so that residents do not need to leave our buildings
  • Screening all new residents on admission for possibility of recent COVID exposure or infection
  • Regular disinfection of all units, nursing stations and treatment areas

Our Pandemic Response Policy and Procedures

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