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UPDATE- SEE BELOW 
OCTOBER 2, 2020 
LIMITED RESIDENT VISITATION POLICY
RESIDENT VISITATION AT FACILITY WILL START ON JULY 22, 2020
THE FOLLOWING ARE PROCEDURES FOR YOUR REVIEW.
 
1- VISITATION WILL OCCUR IN THE OUTDOOR COURTYARD, WEATHER PERMITTING. UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, VISITATION CAN BE MADE INSIDE OF FACILITY , IN A WELL VENTLATED  SPACE WITH NO MORE THAN 10 INDIVIDUALS. NO MORE THAN 10% OF THE RESIDENTS SHALL HAVE VISITORS AT ANY ONE TIME, AND ONLY TWO VISITORS ARE ALLOWED PER RESIDENT AT ANY ONE TIME. VISITORS MUST WAIT OUTSIDE THE FRONT DOOR AND WILL BE DIRECTED BY STAFF WHEN ENTERING THE BUILDING. 
VISITATION IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED IN RESIDENT ROOMS OR CARE AREAS, UNLESS IT IS MEDICALLY NECESSARY OR END-OF-LIFE SERVICES.
VISITORS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MUST BE ACCOMPAINED BY AN ADULT. VISITATION WILL BE PAUSED DUE TO AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF RESIDENTS AND OR STAFF WITH CONFIRMED POSITIVE COVID-19 CASES, FOR A PERIOD OF 28 DAYS. IF VISITATION IS PAUSED DUE TO THE ABOVE, RESIDENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED IN PERSON, FAMILY BY PHONE CALL, FACILITY WEB PAGE, AND FACEBOOK WITHIN 24 HOURS OF THE DECISION.
 
2VISITATION DAYS WILL BE MONDAY-FRIDAY FROM 1PM-5PM. VISITS MUST BE SCHEDULED 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE BY CONTACTING ROBIN WENTWORTH, ADMISSIONS COORDINATOR AT 518-762-4546 X314. YOU CAN CONTACT HER MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8AM-4PM.
 
3- WHEN COMING FOR VISITS YOU MUST ENTER THE FRONT ENTRANCE, COMPLETE THE SCREENING PROCESS WHICH INCLUDES HAND SANITIZING, FILLING OUT APPROPRIATE QUESTIONAIRE WHICH INCLUDES NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, DATE OF VISIT, E-MAIL ADDRESS IF APPLICABLE, TEMPERATURE CHECK, LIST OF QUESTIONS INCLUDING RECENT TRAVEL, MAKING SURE THAT YOU HAVE APPROPRIATE FACE COVERING AND A NOTATION INDICATING THAT YOU  CLEARED THE SCREENING.
THE REASON FOR THIS INFO IS FOR CONTACT TRACING FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE APPROPRIATE FACE COVERING, THE FACILITY WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A CLOTH MASK TO KEEP. IT WILL BE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CARE FOR THE MASK WHICH INCLUDES WASHING IT AFTER EACH USE AND BRINGING IT WITH YOU ON EACH VISIT. IF A VISITOR SCREENS POSITIVE FOR ANY SIGNS OR SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 OR FAILS ANY OF THE SCREENING PROCESS PRIOR TO RESIDENT ACCESS, THE VISITATION WILL BE DENIED.
 
4- DURING VISITATION YOU MUST MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING (6 FEET APART), EXCEPT WHEN ASSISTING WITH WHEELCHAIR MOBILITY. DURING VISITATION THE FACILITY MUST ENSURE THAT SOCIAL DISTANCING IS MAINTAINED, SO WE ASK THAT YOU DO NOT TOUCH, HUG, OR KISS YOUR LOVED ONE AS A FEW EXAMPLES. NO EATING OR DRINKING DURING THE VISIT. NO PETS ALLOWED DURING VISITATION.
 
5- THE FACILITY HAS WALL MOUNTED HAND SANITIZERS AVAILABLE ON THE WAY TO EACH DESTINATION AS WELL AS BATHROOMS LOCATED ON GROUND FLOOR, FOR HAND WASHING AS NEEDED. AFTER EACH VISIT EACH AREA WILL BE CLEANED AND DISINFECTED USING EPA-APPROVED DISINFECTANT.  
 
6- A TABLE WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE LOBBY AREA ACROSS FROM THE SOCIAL WORK OFFICE, FOR ANY ITEMS BROUGHT IN FOR A RESIDENT. PLEASE, MAKE SURE THE ITEMS HAVE THE NAME OF THE RESIDENT.
 
7- IF THE FACILITY FALLS OUT OF COMPLIANCE WITH ANY OF THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS, THE FACILITY MUST HALT VISITATION AND INFORM THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CAN HALT VISITATION AT THE NURSING HOME AT ANY TIME DUE TO COMMUNITY OR FACILITY SPREAD OF INFECTION OR WHEN THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IDENTIFIES THAT THE NURSING HOME HAS FAILED TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF VISITATION GUIDELINES.
 
8- IN SUMMARY, THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH HAS ISSUED THE ABOVE GUIDELINES TO RESTART LIMITED VISITATION, THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESTRICT VISITATION AT ANY POINT. FAILURE OF THE NURSING HOME TO FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES MAY RESLUT IN RESTICTION OR REVOCATION OF VISITATION.
 
  
 
 
 UPDATE- OCTOBER 2, 2020
THE NEW GUIDELINES ARE AS FOLLOWS
1-FACILITIES THAT ARE COVID-19 FREE FOR 14 DAYS INSTEAD OF 28 DAYS WILL BE ALLOWED VISITATION.
 
2- FACILITIES ARE NOW REQUIRED TO HAVE ALL VISITORS PRODUCE A COVID-19 NEGATIVE TEST WITHIN 7 DAYS OF VISITATION.
 
3-  YOU DO NOT NEED A COVID TEST FOR A WINDOW VISIT. WE HAVE RESUMED WINDOW VISITS FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DO NOT HAVE A COVID TEST AVAILABLE.
 
4- WE ALSO PROVIDE COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR LOVED ONE  THRU "FACETIME", "SKYPE", TELEPHONE CALLS AND E-MAIL. 
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT "FACETIME AND "SKYPE" PLEASE CALL LISA EAGAN, ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR AT 518 762 4546 X234.  
 
AS MORE GUIDANCE IS RELEASED ON LIMITED VISITATION WE WILL LET YOU KNOW.

 WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO CONTACT YOUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT TO TELL THEM HOW THIS IS AFFECTING YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES. 
 

 
                  
                      
 
   
  
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
                                                                                                                    
                                                                       

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