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February 18, 2024

Good Afternoon Residents, Family Members, Staff and Visitors,

Unfortunately, I have to share that since our last update on February 18th, we have had two more staff members test positive for Covid-19. These staff members will be off the schedule while they follow CDC guidelines for isolation as well as monitoring their symptoms. These cases do not seem to be involved with the case we reported on Saturday as all three individuals work in different roles, as well as different shifts.

In accordance with our Covid-19 Guidelines, we have completed resident and staff testing on those considered at risk due to these most recent cases. A number of tests were completed over the last few days and all of them were negative for Covid-19. We will continue to complete testing on residents and staff through the remainder of this week and if necessary, next week. We will provide communication if any additional positive cases are identified.

Everyone’s cooperation is appreciated as we continue to wear masks in all areas of the building, practice frequent hand sanitizing and maintain social distancing when possible. Testing remains key to identifying positive cases sooner versus later. Therefore, as the center completes resident and staff testing, we ask visitors to pick up test kits at the center and complete testing before and after each visit.

As always, we encourage everyone to take the time to get updated on their vaccinations. Vaccinations for Covid-19, Influenza, Pneumonia and RSV can be scheduled at many local pharmacies. If you need assistance with scheduling an appointment to receive a vaccination, please feel free to speak to a staff member and we will assist you.

Thank you,

Ed Walter, Administrator

Citizens Care

Why Citizens?

Just Ask our Families

According to a recent report from the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC), families or representatives of our patients surveyed said they would recommend Citizens Care and Rehabilitation Center to someone looking for a comprehensive care facility.*

Citizens Care also offers residents a wide variety of on- and off-campus daily activities to stimulate the mind, body and spirit.

At Citizens Care, we treat every resident as if he or she were part of our own family. This genuine caring and compassion for our guests is what sets us apart. 

Services You Need

  • 24-hour skilled nursing care provided by our caring staff of geriatric professionals 
  • 5-30 day respite services designed to allow caregivers to take a break from their daily responsibilities, knowing their loved one is receiving quality care in a comfortable setting
  • Hospice care from qualified and compassionate professionals who can assist in developing a personalized program that combines medical, emotional and spiritual support 
  • Short- and long-term rehabilitation services including physical, speech and occupational therapy
  • Telephone Assurance Program (TAP), a free service offered to those who live on their own and want the peace of mind of knowing that someone is checking on them daily.
  • Secure dementia unit staffed by professionals trained in responding to the specific needs of this group of residents
  • Delicious and nutritious meals provided by our dietary staff

Amenities You’ll Love

  • Clean, bright and spacious private and semi-private rooms for up to 184 residents
  • Beautifully-landscaped, enclosed courtyard with raised flower beds
  • On-site barber and salon services
  • Visitors’ cafeteria
  • Ample parking in rear of building
  • On-site pharmacy
  • Full in-house activity schedule including arts and crafts, music, games, Gourmet Galley, bingo, bowling, exercise classes, drum circle, and restaurant style dining for residents
  • Opportunities to socialize with families including Mother’s Day Tea, Thanksgiving and Christmas
  • Weekly worship services’
  • Frequent shopping, dining and entertainment outings including Longwood Gardens, shopping at Harford and Christiana Malls and trips to the Herr’s potato chip factory
  • Visits from the Silver Reader and Pets on Wheels

People You’ll Never Forget!

  • Excellent nursing staff to resident ratio thanks to a dedicated staff of 260 employees
  • Highly-skilled medical professionals
  • Caring and compassionate caregivers
  • Enthusiastic volunteers who serve as activity assistants, meal buddies and more
  • Other residents sure to become not just neighbors, but friends

*2014 Maryland Nursing Facility Family Survey. All comprehensive care facilities in the state are required to complete the survey. View the latest data at

"Those nurses and assistants are so incredible. Please let them know how much we appreciate them!"

Susan P

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