Staying Connected with Window Visits
As another week has passed, we wanted stay connected to you and give you an update from our Home. We continue with the implementation of the stringent and aggressive infection prevention measures which have been in place in our Home since early March. These precautions range from the no visitation rules and our Residents adhering to social distancing protocols. Our staff are medically screened before their workday begins and during the day they comply with all PPE protocols in the performance of their duties. We are determined to stay the course and not let our guard down in order to protect our dear Residents.
We have all seen some recent stories about family members standing outside nursing facilities, holding up signs, or singing happy birthday in an attempt to stay connected with their loved ones. The situation is truly heartbreaking, but the visitation restrictions are absolutely necessary.
To help this situation, we have created a secure visiting space on the ground floor in the administrative office section of our Home. The area was a small meeting room which had some chairs, a table and a TV. The room has a big window that looks out upon the entranceway to our Home. We emptied the room of most of the furniture and arranged for our Residents to use the room to visit with family or friends who are on the other side of the window. If needed, we provide a cell phone to the Resident to speak with his or her visitors.
We have scheduled visits so that our Residents may stay connected with family and friends while we adhere to social distancing guidelines.
We are well aware of the importance of our Residents staying connected to family and friends. Having the opportunity to actually see each other has been most welcomed. We are so happy that we were able to create a safe space for “in-person” visits.
Thank you all for your continued prayers and support of our Mission. Please stay safe and healthy.