In only a few weeks, we’ve become familiar with the term social distancing as it relates to the coronavirus. It’s important to do our part in minimizing the spread of illness. Keep hands clean, avoiding touching our eyes, nose and mouth, and stay home in self-quarantine when sick.
Because the coronavirus is particularly dangerous for vulnerable, older adults, we have instituted a strict No Visitors policy. We are also adhering to the Social Distancing Guidelines as mandated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS).
|Social Distancing Guidelines
for Nursing Homes
|What Our Facility is Doing|
|Reduce large gatherings such as group social events||
All social events and activities have been eliminated
All our residents’ meals are served in their rooms
|Have residents stay in facility and limit exposure to the general community||Residents are limited in their movement around the facility. If they must leave their rooms, they wear a facemask and perform hand hygiene|
|Limit programs with external staff||Non-clinical staff is not permitted in the facility.|
|Limit visitors||All visitors are prohibited from entering, except in end-of-life situations|
|Implement screening||All outside vendors and third-party caregivers are screened for illness, fever, and respiratory symptoms, travel history and contact with others|
With that said, we understand that it’s difficult to be separated from your family members and loved ones.
Here is a list of 7 great ways you can stay in touch and brighten your loved one’s day.