The American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living issued guidance that recommends limiting non-essential visits to long term care patients and residents for all outside parties. We understand this is a stressful time and that checking in on your loved one is important.
The coronavirus poses a serious threat to the elderly and individuals with underlying health conditions, and those in nursing homes and assisted living communities are typically both. This is why we have made recommendations because we want ensure the frail and elderly are kept safe.
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There remain some requirements visitors should be aware of:
An appointment is required for inside visiting.
Outside visiting does not require an appointment however the facility is requesting that you call 20 minutes prior to your arrival so the resident is ready for your visit and we are asking that you avoid mealtimes so resident is able to enjoy their meal, mealtimes can take up to 2 hrs. depending upon when the resident starts, if you are unsure as to how long the resident takes to eat we ask that you give mealtimes at least 2 hrs. Mealtimes are as follows:
Breakfast begins at 8:30am
Lunch begins at 12 noon
Dinner begins at 5pm
Testing for Covid-19 is requested. We can perform a rapid test upon arrival or you can bring proof of a negative test that was obtained within 72 hours of your visit.
Screening for a Covid-19 symptoms including temperature will take place.
Mask and hand hygiene will be required.
Number of visitors is limited to not more than 2 per visit for inside visiting.
No sharing of items during the visit i.e.: food. All items brought in for resident must be left on the safe drop zone table at the entrance.
No pets for inside visiting, if outside pets must be on a leash and should not jump on resident.
For inside visits we are requesting that visitors arrive 25 minutes prior to their scheduled visit for the required Covid-19 screening and requested testing process. Actual visit time for inside visits will be 30 minutes. At this time, inside visit appointments are available on Mondays through Friday (Subject to change). For outside visits we are requesting that you call 20 minutes prior to your arrival and you will be required to complete the screening process.
Please understand that visitation is allowed as long as LCMCF remains 14-days free of new Covid-19 cases. Staff and residents continue to be tested regularly for Covid-19, any new cases may require cessation of this visitation plan. These plans are also subject to change in accordance with MDHHS and CDC guidelines.
The full guidance can be read here:
Window and virtual visits remain available, and no testing or screening is required.
Please call ext.350 to schedule your indoor visits.
All other visits can be scheduled through the activities department at ext. 157.
810-664-8571 Ext. 350