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Cornwall Manor Receives Technology Grant

August 2020

Staff members receiving the tech equipmentCornwall Manor was a recipient of the Communicative Technology Grant from Pennsylvania’s Office of Long Term Living. The grant was designed to provide technology equipment for personal care and health center residents to use for telehealth visits and to stay connected to family. The grant enabled Cornwall Manor to purchase six Apple IPads, six Otterbox cases, six sets of headphones and cleaning supplies.

Pennsylvania Department of Health regulations had suspended visitation to personal care and health center facilities during the height of the Coronavirus pandemic. Keeping residents connected to their family was essential during this time and the use of iPads and tablets allowed this to happen. Staff scheduled Zoom and Facetime calls with family members. Currently, Cornwall Manor is scheduling in-person visits as well as continuing the Zoom calls with family members.

Pictured are Minnie Strickler (left), Vice President of Health Services, receiving the equipment from Vicki Deitzler (middle), Vice President for Advancement and Cindy Hower (right), Information Technology Coordinator. Vicki and Cindy prepared the grant application.