Current Visitation Policy
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Beechwood has always taken Infection Prevention very seriously. We have, over the past year, taken multiple, proactive steps to protect our residents and our staff. Below are just some of the many steps we took during the pandemic:
- Closed to visitors, except for end of life situations early on in the pandemic
- Reduced the number of outside providers that were entering the building
- All staff wearing masks before it was required
- We had plenty of PPE available for our staff- we were even able to loan PPE to other buildings when needed
- We did not allow outside food or food deliveries to come into the building
- Implemented building-wide staff and resident testing several weeks before it was required
- Increased our cleaning protocols, especially on frequently touched surfaces
We implemented new ways to keep our residents and families engaged
- We implemented video visits for family members to communicate with their loved ones
- We added window visits, using two-way baby monitors for communication, and hired additional staff, dedicated to help bring residents down to the visits
- We increased the hours we had Therapeutic Recreation staff in the building, so they could do more one on one visits and activities
- In May 2020, we started outdoor visits for our residents and their families – Social distancing and masks were required, and visitors had to screen in prior to their visit
- Weekly updates via Facebook, and personal phone calls to families regarding changes in visitation and notification of positive cases
- As visitation rules were relaxed, we started to offer indoor visitation in our dining room, masked, and socially distanced
We are so very grateful to all of our hard-working staff and understanding families who worked together to keep our residents and ourselves safe throughout the pandemic. We are happy that we are now open for visitation, and that our residents are now able to see their families more. Visitors and staff, are, of course, still required to go through a screening process when they first arrive in the building. We have a self-screening kiosk at our main nursing entrance for all staff, vendors, and visitors to use upon entry to the building.
Masks are still required at all times for visitors. We encourage visitors to be fully vaccinated and boosted, if aeligible. We also offer self-tests for unvaccinated visitors if they wish to take one prior to visiting their loved one.
Current Visitation Policy
We continue to be vigilant and follow the CDC and CMS guidance.