As of mid-March (thanks to the COVID vaccine), we may now welcome visitors into our home. However, not all of our residents have chosen to be vaccinated. Additionally, it is still unclear how effective the vaccine will be for older adults, especially against the emerging variant viruses. While many restrictions have been lightened, we are still obliged by the Department of Health to follow several precautions to keep our residents safe.
First, we must still provide for social distancing during visits. This may mean limiting the number of visitors allowed in at any given time.
Second, visitors must wear face masks at all times, use a hand-sanitizer upon arrival and as needed, and must pass our COVID screening process. Please DO NOT VISIT if you have a fever, are feeling ill, or have been in contact with anyone with signs or symptoms of COVID-19. Our Grandfriends are counting on you to help keep them safe and healthy.
Third, we are required to take additional safety measures for residents who have not been vaccinated or who share a room with a roommate. Please call us or see the family page for more details.
Finally, in order to comply with State and Federal requirements, we will continue to keep our doors locked. Please call ahead to let us know of your plans to visit. This will save you from waiting if your Grandfriend already has a visitor, and help us to arrange visiting-spaces as needed.
During indoor visitation, facilities shouldDepartment of Health and Human Services / CMS
limit visitor movement in the facility. For
example, visitors should not walk around
different halls of the facility. Rather, they should go
directly to the resident’s room or
designated visitation area.
Visits for residents who share a room
should not be conducted in the resident’s room, if possible.
As always, our prayers are with you and all your loved ones for safety, good health, and countless blessings.