INFORMATION ABOUT RESIDENT VISITING RESTRICTIONS
To our residents, resident representatives, families and loved ones:
By now, you have likely heard that the Wisconsin Supreme Court on May 13 overturned Wisconsin’s “Safer-at-Home” Order, which had prohibited many businesses – like restaurants, nonessential retail stores, and bars – from allowing customers to enter their premises. Those businesses are now able to begin reopening, unless a local county/municipal order dictates they remain closed.
While the world is opening up a little more each day, the threat of coronavirus has not gone away. To the point, opening up to more social interaction actually puts all of us at greater risk of coronavirus exposure. We strongly encourage everyone to continue to limit extended close interactions in public places and maintain social distancing when possible.
Nursing homes still must comply with the federal directive that restrict visitation at nursing facilities and remains active. The federal directive is not affected by the Wisconsin Supreme Court decision. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a directive on March 13 related to restricting visitation in nursing homes, except for certain compassionate care situations, such as end-of-life situations. Further, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to recommend restrictions in all LTC settings.
We at Park Manor are doing everything we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a virus which poses serious health risks to our frail elderly residents. We know that the current federal directive on visitation is difficult, but right now, these interventions are needed to slow the spread of COVID-19 to vulnerable nursing home residents. They are keeping our residents safe.
Please know that we are here to support our residents and you their family and friends. We will continue to find ways to help you have meaningful interactions with your loved one.
If you have additional questions, we encourage you to contact us at Park Manor.
Best Regards and Stay Safe!
Park Manor Administration and Staff