As events continue to evolve during the coronavirus pandemic, we will adhere to guidelines and mandates from our local state departments of public health regarding “safer at home” and visitation orders.
Medically Necessary Visitors
All SLR communities allow essential, medically necessary visitors, including physicians, hospice agency personnel, visiting nurses, Physical and Occupational Therapists, and private home health care aides to enter the building. These individuals undergo a health screening prior to entry, just as we are doing for our own staff every time they enter our buildings. This includes taking temperatures. Anyone exhibiting any symptoms of illness will not be permitted into our communities.
Everyone who enters our communities must follow our Virus Protection Control Protocols which are posted at Reception and throughout the building.
At this time, due to continuing state-mandated restrictions, we are not able to accommodate family visits inside our communities. The only exceptions are for residents who are under active end-of-life hospice care, and for new residents who need assistance moving into a community.
However, our communities have pursued creative opportunities for outdoor engagement through window, porch, gazebo and tent visits that maintain social distancing. Please contact our individual communities to schedule a visit. Our communities have also organized some very fun car parades and we are helping families post messages outside their loved one’s apartments. We also continue to boost spirits and maintain emotional connections by connecting families and their loved ones via virtual visits on SKYPE and FaceTime, as well as helping to arrange phone calls.
Our associates are working hard within our communities to provide residents with opportunities for companionship and enrichment, and compassionate care. Maintaining their quality of life, not just their physical safety, during these trying times is an important focus.
With guidelines discouraging outside visits to non-crisis medical appointments, all of our communities are promoting telehealth visits with physicians and other health professionals.