11-13-2021: VISITATION UPDATE
- 4 recent COVID cases among staff
- Group Activities hopefully begin in one week
- All units allowing visitation
Standifer Place has had 4 staff test positive. None are direct caregivers, so there are no changes to visitation on the nursing units. Those staff who tested positive are not working until they have completed their required isolation at home and no longer have symptoms. Additional testing is being conducted among the departments who had the positive cases.
With the Hamilton County positivity rate having stayed below 10% for the past 2 weeks, we are set to begin indoor Group Activities again. Once our additional testing due to the positive cases is completed, we hope to begin Group Activities after this coming week.
We are thankful that currently all of our nursing units in both the Dalton Place building and the Hamilton Terrace building are allowing visitation. The only exceptions at this time are any newly admitted residents who are unvaccinated. They must first complete a 14 day isolation period prior to any visitation. If your loved one is newly admitted, you can contact their social worker or unit manager to confirm the date isolation will be completed.
Otherwise, all visitors of residents in both the Dalton Place and the Hamilton Terrace buildings are welcome and are to follow these guidelines when visiting:
- By CDC guidance that CMS requires we follow, visitors inside the buildings are to be masked. Because not all patients are vaccinated, visitors and patients wishing to visit without masks are to conduct their visit outdoors. Visitors may also be required to wear additional personal protective equipment that we will supply while in the room visiting a resident depending on the status of the unit and the status of the resident. Keep in mind that our patients are at our center because their health is already compromised. Let’s join together in helping keep them safe while inside! Afterhours visits can be provided by contacting your loved one’s social worker.
Dave Boozer, Administrator