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.
Visiting A Resident
6-16-2020 Update: Governor Whitmer has extended nursing home coronavirus safety measures through July 12; 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.
Update 3-14-2020; Visitation will now be restricted to ALL non-essential health care personnel, except for certain compassionate care situations, such as end of life.
If the resident's name is not on the list, we will not be able to allow visitation until further direction is given by CMS/CDC. Please ring the doorbell to the left of the entrance if you need assistance. Our south end entrance will remain locked until further notice.
We apologize in advanced but we here at Lapeer County Medical Care Facility are grateful for your support and understanding as we move forward implementing precautionary measures to protect our residents.
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.
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.
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" Facebook page daily with any updates.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact;
Linda Duchon, Administrator
Director of Clinical Services