ENTER WITH CARE
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) mandates:
Screening & Precautions for all Visitors
Follow entry instructions and limit movement in the building
Health & Hygiene:
Temperature check and symptoms screening
Proactive social distancing and good hand hygiene
All visitors must wear masks in public areas at all times
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and state guidelines allow communities to establish protocols for visitation.
Both indoor and outdoor visitation is supported. Outdoor visitation is preferred whenever possible. All visitation is subject to screening and precautions, which includes wearing face coverings or masks, following good hygiene practices, and answering COVID-19 risk questions.
Visits do not have to be scheduled, but visitors should check in and complete screening before moving through the community. Visitors are strongly encouraged to follow the most direct route to the visitation area or the residence they are visiting.
Please be vigilant in self-monitoring for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Visit the CDC website and check your symptoms with the online Self-Checker available on www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/coronavirus-self-checker.html
When you visit our communities, you are expected to adhere to safety practices and take necessary precautions to protect our residents and employees.
Check in and check out at the screening center.
Answer screening questions honestly.
Have your temperature taken at entry to the community.
Adhere to safety measures, including wearing the provided face mask over nose and mouth at all times, washing or sanitizing hands before and after a visit, and maintain physical distance. Vaccinated residents may choose close contact.
Follow all instructions given for movement within the community.
Report immediately to the community if experiencing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or any positive COVID-19 test results occurring within 14 days of visiting any community.
For more guidance from the CDC on visiting senior living communities, view CDC.gov.
COVID-19 PREVENTION PRACTICES
Our community screens employees at the beginning of their shifts upon entering the community and before the employees have had any direct contact with residents. These screening measures include taking staff temperatures and asking a set of questions about their health status and COVID-19 exposure risks and review a list of COVID-19 symptoms. These measures continue to be updated as guidance changes. We encourage all staff members to follow CDC guidelines and best practices as these are continually updated.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has mandated surveillance testing of our staff. Surveillance testing requires all employees to be tested on a frequency determined by our county’s COVID-19 testing positivity rate.
We continue to stay current with preventive measures in accordance with the CMS/CDC guidelines and best practices. We strongly encourage all residents to shelter in place and adhere to the precautions we provided.
Follow these basic safety precautions to protect yourself and others and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Wear a mask or cloth face covering. Maintain adequate social distance between yourself and others who do not live with you. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand gel.
Please be vigilant in self-monitoring for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Visit the CDC website and check your symptoms with the online Self-Checker available on the website.