We are excited to announce that we are now allowing our residents to receive limited visitors!

Please click on this link to sign up: https://signup.com/go/hidcQmY

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Please see below for what to expect when you come to visit, including current visiting times, as well as our full visitation plan. The Department of Health has issued strict guidelines which must be adhered to in order for us to allow continued visits.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (718) 654-5875, Ext. 103.

If there is anything we can do to help, please let us know.

Shmuel Berger,

Administrator

What to expect when visiting Laconia Nursing Home

 

  • Visitors are screened for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 prior to resident access. Additionally, the visitor must present a verified negative test result within the last week (7 days) and visitation must be refused if the individual(s) fails to present such negative test result, exhibits any COVID-19 symptoms, or does not pass screening questions.

  • Screening shall consist of both temperature checks and asking screening questions to assess potential exposure to COVID-19 which shall include questions regarding international travel or travel to other states designated under the Commissioner’s travel advisory.

  • Documentation must include the following for each visitor to the nursing home:  first and last name of the visitor; physical (street) address of the visitor; daytime and evening telephone number; date and time of visit; and email address, if available.

  • Visitors must maintain social distancing (6 feet apart), except when assisting with wheelchair mobility. We are not allowed to permit any physical contact, including hugging and kissing.

  • Visitors must wear a face mask or face covering which covers both the nose and mouth at all times when on the premises of the NH/ACF’s.

  • Limited visitation, including, but not limited to, family members, loved ones, representatives from the long-term care ombudsman program (LTCOP).

  • No more than 10 percent (10%) of the residents shall have visitors at any one time and only two visitors will be allowed per resident at any one time.

  • At this time, visitation is strictly prohibited in resident rooms or care areas.

  • Visitation should be limited to outdoor areas, weather permitting. Under certain limited circumstances, as defined by the facility, visitation can be inside, in a well-ventilated space with no more than 10 individuals who are appropriately socially distanced and wearing a facemask or face covering while in the presence of others.

  • Visitors under the age of 18 are prohibited from visiting residents at this time.

  • Facilities will provide alcohol-based hand rub, consisting of at least 60 percent (60%) alcohol, to residents, visitors and representatives of the long-term care ombudsman prior to visiting the residents. Rub hands together using friction.

  • Visitation hours are by appointment only. A copy of our formal visitation plan is posted on the website. Visiting hours Will be Monday-Friday by appointment for 20 minutes, at the following times: 10am, 10:30am, 2pm, 2:30pm. Expanded visiting hours, including weekend visiting hours, will be offered if feasible.

  • Please arrive 5 minutes before your appointment time to allow time to sign in. If you are late, we cannot extend your visit, as that would cut into other visitor’s times.

  • The staff is required to monitor the visitation process. If any visitor fails to adhere to the protocol, he/she/they will be prohibited from visiting for the duration of the COVID-19 state declared public health emergency.

Visitation Plan

Policy Statement

Laconia Nursing Home will strive to minimize social isolation while controlling visitation during a catastrophic event such as a pandemic or natural disaster. Our facility will follow guidance issued from the CDC, local Department of Health, and CMS while putting in place protocols to minimize social isolation.

We recognize the dangers of social isolation especially during times of a catastrophic event and the critical need for the resident to maintain contact with family, friends, loved ones, representatives from the long-term ombudsman program, and resident advocacy organizations. Therefore, in addition to assisting residents and families with communication via phone, email or video chat, we will also make visitation available utilizing primarily our backyard patio area, as well as our main dining room. Other areas may be utilized as appropriate and necessary. All visits are weather permitting and at the discretion of Administration. At this time, visitation is strictly prohibited in resident rooms or care areas with the exception of end of life or other situations as determined by Medical Director.

 

STAFF:

  1. Staff will be present throughout the entire visit to monitor compliance with procedures and assist the resident if needed.

  2. Staff will wear a face mask covering nose and mouth at all times.

  3. Staff will avoid close contact with the visitors.

  4. Staff will sanitize the resident’s hands and area before and after each visit with EPA-approved disinfectant.

  5. Once the resident has left the area, staff will sanitize the resident and visitor touch points using EPA- approved disinfectant.

 

RESIDENT:

  1. The resident has the right to refuse the visit.

  2. Current COVID-19 positive residents, residents with COVID-19 signs or symptoms and residents in a 14-day quarantine or observation period are not eligible for visits.

  3. The resident will wear a face mask, if tolerated, during transport to and from the visitation station, and during the visitation

  4. The resident will sanitize their hands before and after the visit.

  5. The resident will be transported out of the visitation station immediately after the 20-minute visit.

 

VISITOR(S):

  1. Visitors are limited to two (2) individuals from the same household.

  2. Visitors under the age of 18 are prohibited from visiting residents at this time.

  3. Visitors are to sanitize their hands before and after the visit.

  4. Visitors are to wear a face mask at all times, covering both mouth and nose.

  5. Visitors will be screened for temperature and complete mandated form.

  6. Visitors must present a verified negative test result within the last week (7 days).

  7. Visitors that are not within screening guidelines will NOT be permitted to enter facility.

  8. Visitors will sit opposite the resident, observing social distancing guidelines. Social distancing must be observed at all times, unless visitor is assisting resident with wheelchair mobility.

  9. Visitors will be given 60% based alcohol hand rub, in which they will demonstrate ability for appropriate use.

  10. Visitors are to leave the campus immediately at the end of their 20-minute visit.

  11. As required by the NYS Department of Health, if any visitor fails to adhere to the protocol, he/she/they will be prohibited from visiting for the duration of the COVID-19 state declared public health emergency.

 

 

VISITS:

  1.  Staff will make every effort to accommodate visits, as well as special visits from out of town visitors, special occasions, etc.

  2. All visits are by appointment only.

  3. Visits are scheduled on the half hour and are limited to 20 minutes. This gives staff 10 minutes to sanitize the area before the next visit.

  4. A copy of our formal visitation plan is posted on the website. Visiting hours Will be Monday-Friday by appointment for 20 minutes, at the following times: 10am, 10:30am, 2pm, 2:30pm. Expanded visiting hours, including weekend visiting hours, will be offered if feasible.

LLaconia Nursing Home

1050 E 230th St

Bronx, NY 10466

T: (718) 654 5875

F: (718) 881 0729

E: admissions@laconianursinghome.com

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