This Fact Sheet informs you of the details for our VISITATION procedure. We ask that you continue to keep best practices in mind knowing that when out in community there may be exposure to people who unknowingly carry the virus & can pose greater risk for our residents. The NYS Department of Health can halt visitation at any time due to community or facility spread of infection or failure to comply with these requirements. Any visitor who FAILS to adhere to our procedures will be prohibited from visiting for the duration of the COVID-19 state declared public health emergency.
Visitation is scheduled 7 days a week by appointment only at the following times:
10:00 am to 10:45 am
11:15 am to 12:00 pm
3:15 pm to 4:00 pm
4:15 pm to 5:00 pm
- We have a designated visitation area in our Main Dining Room. We hope to open outside visits soon pending weather conditions.
- Adjustments /cancellations to schedules may occur due to inclement weather, including temperatures above 90 degrees, rain, and cold weather.
- Visitation in resident room is currently limited to compassionate care visits and medical necessity.
- Window visits and video calls will continue as other means of communicating with your loved ones.
- Visitations are limited to 2x per week/once per day, 2 guests at a time.
- NO children under 12 years of age or pets will be allowed. Children above 12 y/o but under 18 y/o must be accompanied by an adult over 18 y/o.
SCREENING REQUIREMENTS/ACCESS TO VISITATION:
- As of 6/28/21, we no longer require routine Covid-19 testing if you are FULLY vaccinated. Visitors must show proof with each visit as well as show picture ID. We just want to be sure that the vaccination card is in fact that person’s card.
- Non-vaccinated visitors will require a negative Covid test within the last 72 hours or utilize the facility’s rapid testing.
- Signs and symptoms of COVID-19?
The current information available to characterize the spectrum of clinical illness associated with COVID-19 includes the following symptoms:
Cough, shortness of breath or dyspnea, fever, chills, myalgias, headache, sore throat, poor appetite, loss of taste or smell, nausea/vomiting and/or diarrhea.
- Signs and symptoms may appear any time from 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus.
- You will be NOT be allowed to visit if you fail screening.
- For inspection purposes and potential contact tracing, you are required to provide the following information:
- First and Last name of visitor
- Physical street address of visitor
- Daytime and evening Phone number
- Date and time of visit
- Email address if available
- End of life and compassionate care visits compassionate care situations will be considered by the facility on a resident specific basis. Testing is required and facilitated wherever possible.
FACE MASK/FACE COVERING
- You are required to wear an acceptable face mask throughout your visit. Face mask must cover both nose and mouth.
- Face mask is also offered at the facility which you can avail at front desk.
- Alcohol based hand rubs will be provided, we require that you use it before and after your visit.
- It is important that you follow the instructions for proper hand hygiene.
- Hugging, kissing, touching, including hand shakes are not permitted during your visit.
- A resident who is fully vaccinated may choose to have close contact (including touch) with their visitor in accordance with CDC infection control requirements.
- You will be seated at designated area with chairs for use during visit.
- It will be set up by us to ensure social distancing.
- Please do not move chairs to other sitting areas or get close to one another.
- Rest assured all chairs & other equipment will be sanitized after each visit.
- NO packages, gifts or food items are allowed to be given directly to our residents. Packages must be handed to staff to take into the building.
- Please make sure packages are clearly labeled with resident’s name.
- We will continue our safety protocols of monitoring our residents and addressing the mildest detection of signs/symptoms and test our residents.
- Employees & residents will continue to be tested as per CDC/DOH requirements.
Our website is updated daily to inform you of any changes in our facility.