Hello Residents, Family Members, Friends!
With the resurgence of COVID-19 in Price County we want to assure everyone that Park Manor is still following the strict infection control guidelines we implemented in March, 2020 at the start of the pandemic. As much as we would like to see a return to pre-COVID times, it probably won’t happen any time soon! We must maintain our vigilance against this virus through our everyday actions including following infection control practices including frequent hand washing/sanitizing, use of masks and social distancing when necessary. With this thought in mind, we would like to remind everyone of Park Manor’s visiting policies.
In mid-May we communicated to you the CDC and CMS updated guidelines for visits and activities in nursing homes based on the vaccination status of the resident and visitors. Vaccinated visitors will need to show proof of vaccination (either their vaccination card or a copy of their Wisconsin Immunization Registry for COVID) one time in order to be considered fully vaccinated for visiting. If you do not have this information on your first visit or prefer not to share your vaccination status, you will be considered unvaccinated and follow the visiting guidance for unvaccinated visitors below. The following is Park Manor’s visiting guideline.
VISITING AT PARK MANOR
Resident and Visitor Both Fully Vaccinated: If both the resident and visitor are fully vaccinated a visit can take place in the resident’s room if desired. Visitors should proceed from the front desk directly to the residents room. Visiting should not take place in any of the inside common areas of Park Manor where other residents may be seated. While in the room, the resident and visitors do not need to wear a mask or maintain six foot social distancing unless they choose to. These visits can also take place in the designated visiting rooms or on the Rivers Edge or Park Manor front patio.
Resident Vaccinated but Visitor Not Fully Vaccinated: When a resident is fully vaccinated but their visitor is not vaccinated or prefers not to share their vaccination status and card, a visit will take place in a designated visiting area with masks. Brief physical contact is allowed during the visit and we recommend maintaining social distancing. These visits may also take place on the Rivers Edge or Park Manor front patio. We request that even when outside masks continue to be used.
Resident Not Fully Vaccinated: When a resident is not fully vaccinated but beyond their 14 day admission quarantine, all visits will take place in the Rivers Edge designated visiting room with masks and social distancing using the Plexiglass divider. Brief physical contact is allowed during the visit. These visits may also take place on the Rivers Edge or Park Manor front patio. We do request that even when outside masks continue to be used.
14 Day Admission Quarantine: Residents who are not fully vaccinated (at least two weeks beyond their final vaccination or no vaccination) are required to quarantine for 14 days upon admission from home or the hospital. During this quarantine time only window visits are allowed, unless a compassionate care situation exists.
Compassionate Care Visits: In special circumstance, such as end of life, unvaccinated resident may have visitors in their room. Compassionate care visits must be approved in advance by Park Manor Administration and the Director of Nursing.
All Visitors: All visitors need to check in at the reception desk during business hours or Rivers Edge desk after hours for a health screening prior to their visit. If a visit is to take place in one of our designated visiting areas, we recommend you call ahead to reserve a date and time. Should you not reserve in advance there may be a wait for a visiting room if they are occupied at the time of your arrival.
All infection control standards will still be followed when visiting. Visitors will continue to complete a health screening when visiting, visits will need to be scheduled and if the visit is in the resident’s room, visitors must wear a mask while moving throughout the building and go directly to the residents room after being screened.
Thank you to everyone for following these guidelines. Park Manor doesn’t make the rules but for the health and safety of your resident must enforce them to the best of our ability! Please be patient with us as we continue to provide quality care to your resident during this continued challenging time.
Sharon Schultz, NHA