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.

For the Information on the Latest CDC Guidelines Click Here

New Guidelines

Effective 9-2-2020

9-2-2020 Update:

Per new guidance by the State of Michigan, if a resident in a nursing home goes out for a medical procedure, dialysis, ER visit, hospital stay,

 dentist, optometry visit, wound clinic, etc. they will be required to be quarantined to their room for 14 days upon return.

 

We know this is an inconvenience, but it is the new requirement for all skilled nursing homes and it goes into effect immediately.

 

It is imperative that outside medical appointments are for emergent situations only and not routine care and follow up.

 

Once this restriction is lifted, we will notify families immediately.

 

Also per CDC source control measures all nursing home residents will be required to wear a cloth face covering or facemask whenever they leave their room, including for procedures outside the facility.

 

We will continue to monitor the situation in our community as we work closely with local and state officials; we will keep you informed about any new updates as they become available.

Visiting Restrictions Extended through September 30,2020

8-28-2020 Update:

Governor Whitmer has extended nursing home coronavirus safety measures through September 30, 2020;  visitation will continue to be restricted to all non-essential health care personnel, except for certain compassionate care situations, such as end of life. 

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Facebook Updates

 

We are working diligently to keep our families updated on the current situation. We will continue to update our Lapeer County Medical Care Facility "Suncrest"  Family Facebook Group daily with any new or current updates. 

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact;

Kim Wozniak, Administrator

810-664-8571 x120

Anthony Walker,

Director of Clinical Services

810-664-8571 x165

Outdoor Visits

We are so excited to be able to host outdoor visits once again! However, there are several requirements we have to meet in order to be able to allow for these types of visits.

Please be patient as we put together our procedures and policy so that outdoor visits can occur safely for our residents, staff and loved ones. We have included instructions in this post for families to follow to help facilitate and plan your visit.

Outdoor Visits:

Outdoor visits began on September 21, 2020 at 10am by appointment only.

In order to schedule an appointment you will need to call the facility and leave a voicemail at ext. 350, a staff member is scheduled to work on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday to return the voicemails in the order they were received.

We are gradually expanding our visiting spots to accommodate more visits.

We are asking that you not request more than one visit every two weeks so that all residents have the opportunity to have one visit every two weeks.

 

Window Visits and/or Virtual Visits:

To schedule a window visit or Virtual visit (via Facetime, Messenger or Zoom) with a resident, you will need to call the facility and leave a voicemail at ext. 157. An activities staff member will return the voicemails in the order they were received to schedule your visit.

Thank you for your continued patience.

Stay Connected

If you have a loved one in a long term care center, we strongly encourage you to find alternative ways to stay in touch with them and the staff to check in on their care, whether by phone, video chat or email. For that reason we have implemented the ability to Facetime, Zoom  as well as utilizing Facebook Messenger for video calls.

 

Due to the abundance of Facetime and Facebook Messenger Chats, we are asking that if you would like to schedule a chat appointment, please contact the Activities Department at 810-664-8571 EXT. 157. Please leave a message with information as to how you would like to be messaged, including the number or email to the device in which you would like to be contacted along with the time of day you prefer.

If we are unable to accommodate the requested time, an activities team member will return a phone call to reschedule. In addition, if you prefer to utilize Facebook Messenger to video message, please send a friend request to our “Sunny Suncrest” Facebook page.

An activities aide will help assist your loved one in returning your call via one of the online services listed above.

We have also added additional portable phones to help you stay connected with your loved one.

Compassionate Care

You will be permitted to continue to visit due to the resident's compassionate care situations. All visitors must follow the guidelines listed below;

  • Wear the mask provided to you at all times, no exceptions.

  • Proceed to the nearest bath room and wash your hands.

  • Stay in the residents room during your visit and wash your hands frequently. If you need a demonstation on proper hand washing please ask one of our staff members for assistance.

 Lapeer County Medical Care Facility
1455 Suncrest Drive
Lapeer, Michigan 48446
810-664-8571

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