MENU

COVID-19

Notification of CMS Phase and of Relevant Operational Changes

Currently BP is in Phase 1.
To conduct outdoor visitation in Phase 1, our policy balances clinical and safety considerations of infection control with the resident’s right to receive visitors. BP has a short, easy-to-read fact sheet on our visitation policy below. Visitors are required to comply with the facility’s visitation policy. If a visitor refuses to follow the facility’s policy during the visit, staff may end the visit.

Fact Sheet

During CMS Phase 1,

BP has a designate outdoor space located on the front porch for outdoor visitation. Additionally, Visits may continue to take place through the window while resident stays inside and visitor remains outside. Please contact the office for designated visiting hours and specific available time slots. Visitation is limited to two visitors at a time per resident. The visitors, if two, must be from the same household. Exceptions can be made for compassionate care situations only. Visits can be scheduled by appointment only; with specify start, end time, and locations for each visit. Sign-ups are limited to the allowed number of visitors in each time slot and visitation area.
Pre-screening of visitors shall occur by phone in advance of visit; re-screen on arrival,
All visitors shall immediately notify the facility if they develop symptoms of COVID-19 within three days after visiting.

In-person indoor visitation is generally prohibited during Phase 1, except in situations of compassionate care when outdoor visitation is not practicable. i.e. end of life.
Compassionate care visitors are restricted to the room where the visitation will occur. Visits should be conducted using social distancing; however, if during a compassionate care visit, a visitor and facility identify a way to allow for personal contact, it shall be done following all appropriate infection prevention guidelines and for a limited amount of time.

Visitors must adhere to infection control practices, including that visitors keep at least a 6-foot separation between themselves and the resident, that the visitor continually wears a cloth face covering or face mask, and that the visitor practices proper hand hygiene.

Residents in isolation or quarantine cannot receive visitors

During CMS Phase 1, BP shall make virtual or teleconference (audio and visual or audio only) visitation available to all residents through videoconferencing. Virtual visitors may include, but are not limited to family, friends, and clergy.

During CMS Phase 2,

BP allows indoor visitation during stage 2 as follows:
BP shall have a designated location. Visitors are allowed designated visitation locations only. Visitors will be limited to two visitors at a time per resident. The visitors, if two, must be from the same household. Visits are scheduled by appointment only; with specify start, end time, and location for each visit. Please contact the office for designated visiting hours and specific available time slots. All visitors that develop symptoms of COVID-19 within three days after visiting, must immediately notify the facility.

Visitors must adhere to infection control practices, including that visitors keep at least a 6-foot separation between themselves and the resident, that the visitor continually wears a cloth face covering or face mask, and that the visitor practices proper hand hygiene.

Thanks for you understanding and cooperation. Stay safe.

This entry was posted in COVID-19. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *