News

 

January 8, 2021

Today the first round of vaccines was given to willing GEM staff and patients! Hurrah!

Group shot of staff staff member receiving vaccination    staff member having temp taken   staff member receiving vaccine

 


January 1, 2021

GEM Transitional Care Center wishes you a Happy New Year! May 2021 be blessed!

Happy New Year from GEM

 


December 24, 2020

This year has been difficult for everyone. But the grace of Christmas has the power to warm our hearts even during the toughest of times. We want to extend that grace and love to everyone: our staff, our residents and their loved ones, all the friends of GEM, and to Grace and Rupert, our fearless leaders. We present to all of you our Grownup Christmas List video to help you celebrate this season: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCRd1CpO09o&feature=youtu.be

Christmas 2020 video

October 30, 2020

Happy Halloween from the staff!

 


June 21, 2020

Happy Father's Day from GEM

May 8, 2020

Happy Mother's Day

GEM Transitional Care Center will be celebrating Mother’s Day with socially distanced activities and a special meal served in patients’ rooms. On the menu is grilled salmon with dill sauce, lemon-zucchini-orzo pasta, and a chocolate cream pie for dessert.

 


May 6, 2020

Coronavirus Precautions

To prevent the spread of the Coronavirus at GEM Transitional Care Center, we are working to keep the virus from entering the building in the first place. We do this by:

  • Restricting all visitors to our residents except in the case of end-of-life situations
  • Actively screening anyone entering the building (staff, ancillary staff, vendors, and consultants) for fever and symptoms of COVID-19 before starting each shift

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 among the residents themselves, we are:

  • Cancelling all group activities and keeping residents occupied in their own rooms
  • Enforcing social distancing between residents
  • Ensuring all healthcare providers wear PPE (personal protective equipment)
  • Identifying infections in residents as early as possible
  • Actively screening all residents daily for fever and symptoms of COVID-19
  • Immediately isolating any symptomatic residents
  • Cleaning and disinfecting the facility regularly
  • Additionally disinfecting the facility using a DisNfek UR4 machine which uses UV-C light technology to disrupt the DNA of viruses and bacteria and keep them from multiplying. We also use this machine on our uniforms and PPE.
DisNfek machine

March 13, 2020

At GEM Transitional Care Center, we take the health and safety of our residents seriously. In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, and local health departments, we are limiting and screening visitors to our facility. If you have any questions, please contact us at 626-737-0560.


Check the following health authority websites for up-to-date information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic:

Pasadena Public Health Department

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

California Department of Public Health

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)