Twin Oaks Convalescent Center's visitation criteria
CMS Changes/Updates: Reference QSO-20-39-NH: Indoor and outside courtyard visits are allowed. The facility allows indoor visitation at all times and for all residents and will not limit the frequency and length of visits, the number of visitors, or require advance scheduling of visits. In room visits may be allowed if in room visitation requirements are met. For safety purposes, large crowds of visitors are discouraged. Families are asked to sanitize hands before and after visits. We strongly encourage family members to take the Covid 19 vaccination to help mitigate the spread of Covid 19.
Visitors should still wear source control (FACE MASK) and physically distance from other residents, staff, and other visitors that are not part of their group in the facility regardless of vaccination status. Unless otherwise indicated for transmission-based precautions, residents and visitors are no longer required to wear isolation gowns during visitation. In order to visit in the resident's room, the roommate must meet in-room visitation criteria. If a resident is unable to leave room, the facility will allow in-room visitation while adhering to the core principles of infection prevention.
Families are able to bring in food to their loved ones. Social Excursions are allowed but discouraged during the holiday season, we do encourage extreme caution with all Social Excursions. Social Excursions are permitted with signed acknowledgement form.
Per CDC guidelines, here are safer ways to celebrate the holidays:
- Protect those that are not eligible for vaccination such as young children by getting yourself and other eligible people around them vaccinated.
- Wear well-fitting masks over your nose and mouth if you are in public indoor settings if you are not fully vaccinated.
- Even those who are fully vaccinated should wear a mask in public indoor settings in communities with substantial to high transmission.
- Outdoors is safer than indoors.
- Avoid crowded, poorly ventilated spaces.
- If you are sick or have symptoms, don't host or attend a gathering.
- Get tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have a close contact with someone who has COVID.
- Continue to practice social distancing and proper hand hygiene.