Extended Care Visitation Guidelines

 



 

March 4, 2022

We are pleased to announce Extended Care will close outbreak status March 5, 2022. Temperature checks, entrance screening, and mask wearing at all times during visits including resident rooms is REQUIRED

CMS guidance outlines that visitation is open. We strongly encourage visitors to be educated of the risk & benefits of vaccination & risk of exposure regarding COVID-19 symptoms. If you have any cold-like symptoms or any traditional COVID-19 symptoms, we ask that you refrain from visitation. If the community rate of transmission is high, which this week is red level at 10.64%, we require all visitors regardless of vaccination status to wear mask & practice appropriate hand hygiene & physically distance. 

During outbreak status visitors can be restricted on movement but still allowing visits in resident rooms with PPE (masks), utilizing hand hygiene, and made aware of risk of COVID-19 exposure. The facility may ask about vaccination status, but it is not required to be disclosed. Please remember that mask wearing in the facility and in resident’s rooms is mandatory & strictly enforced. We will continue to monitor visitors in the facility and confirm infection control protocols are being followed. The facility has the right to protect its residents; this includes asking those families not willing to comply with mask wearing, may be asked to leave the facility. No mask required for children 2 years of age & under. 

ALL VISITORS MUST BE SCREENED AT THE FRONT ENTRANCE. This includes COVID-19 screening log, temperature check, face mask covering nose and mouth, and sanitization of hands. Movement about the facility is still restricted to and from resident rooms. Visitation resumes under normal protocol. Large group gathering must request a space for gatherings. If children are visiting, they must be accompanied by an adult. Group activities and dining has resumed for the residents. 

OUTINGS: 
Residents can leave the facility and return without having to quarantine if they are fully vaccinated. Nonvaccinated residents will be tested on day 3 and 7 after returning to facility if out longer than 24 hours. 

WHAT WE ARE DOING:
All staff are required to wear surgical face masks & eye protection while taking care of your loved ones. 
Daily (2x/day) temperature and respiratory checks of residents will continue. 
Daily/shift staff health screenings and temperatures will continue.
Daily disinfecting of all common areas, resident rooms, and frequent touch points throughout the facility.

We will continue to update you if any new cases with residents or staff are diagnosed with COVID-19.

Sincerely,

Rajohn Karanjai, MD
Chief Medical Officer

Jen Doty
Chief Executive Officer

Ashley Tanner
Senior Executive, Long Term Care Services

                         
ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS: Ashley Tanner 406.488.3917