A Letter from Senior Living Properties Regarding the Coronavirus and Visit Limitations
March 13, 2020 @4:15 PM
UPDATE: Effective Immediately – All Senior Living Properties Visitation is currently RESTRICTED to essential visits only!
March 13, 2020 @11:38 AM
To Our Residents, Family Members, Community Guests:
The facility may need to restrict or limit visitation rights for reasonable clinical and safety reasons. Visitors with signs and symptoms of an influenza-like illness should defer visitation until he or she is no longer potentially infectious.
To limit the spread COVID-19 and to protect our vulnerable residents, we are limiting visitation to:
- Residents experiencing end-of-life, and/or
- When a visit is essential for the resident’s emotional well-being and care.
For visitors meeting the criteria below, facility administration may restrict their entry to the facility:
- Having/Showing signs or symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat.
- In the last 14 days, has had contact with someone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, or under investigation for COVID-19, or are ill with respiratory illness.
- International travel within the last 14 days to countries with sustained community transmission.
- Residing in a community where community-based spread of COVID-19 is occurring.
For those individuals who do not meet the above criteria, centers can allow entry, but may require visitors to use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as face masks. Visitors are instructed to limit their movement within the facility to the resident’s room and avoid unnecessary hallway walking, avoid going to the dining room, activity or therapy areas. The following process and procedures will also be in affect:
- Entry into the facility will be limited to the main entry.
- A staff member will screen all visitors to determine if a visitor may proceed with entry into the facility.
- Visible signage will be posted at the entrance recommending visitors defer their visit.
- Hand sanitizer will be available, and staff will provide instruction on hand hygiene.
- PPE (mask, gloves, gown) will be offered, if indicated and supply allows.
- A visitor log will be maintained and include visitor name and contact information.
Alternate visitation is strongly encouraged during this time, such as scheduled phone calls and video calls (ie. FaceTime, Skype, and Google Duo). Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our center and ask for the Administrator or Director of Nursing.
For additional information, please visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease information page at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/healthcare-facilities/prevent-spread-in-long-term-care-facilities.html
Taylor Pittman, Media Relations
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