We are happy to announce that we are open for visitation! 

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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,


What to expect when visiting Laconia Nursing Home


  • Visitors are screened for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 prior to resident access. 

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

  • The number of visitors at one time cannot exceed 48.

  • Visitation is preferred to in outdoor areas, weather permitting. Visitation can be inside, in a space allowing for appropriate social distancing and wearing a facemask or face covering while in the presence of others.

  • Visitors under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.

  • 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 may be 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.

Policy Interpretation and Implementation

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.



  1. Staff may 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.

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



  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 may not be 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.




  1. Visitors are generally limited to two (2) individuals from the same household.  Special circumstances may allow for more than this, decided on a case-by-case basis, at the facility’s discretion.

  2. Visitors under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

  7. 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.

  8. Visitors will be provided with 60% based alcohol hand rub.

  9. Visitors are to leave the campus immediately at the end of their visit.

  10. The facility can accommodate up to 48 visitors at a time, spread among different visiting areas to allow for social distancing.

  11. Facility will post signage reminding visitors to wear a mask and practice proper hand hygiene.




  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. Extended visits may be available upon request.

  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.