Information on Visiting
Jewish Senior Life has taken a safe and conservative approach to protect our residents and staff, and we will continue this approach going forward. We continue to follow the CDC and NYS Department of Health guidelines for infection control.
Guidelines about visiting, effective November 18, 2021:
We received updated Nursing Home Visitation guidelines relating to COVID-19 from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Below you will find information regarding PPE use on campus and new visitation policy.
PPE/Face Mask Wearing:
- For fully vaccinated visitors: face coverings or masks (that cover both mouth and nose) is required when in hallways and common areas – not in your loved ones’ bedroom
- For non-vaccinated visitors: face coverings or masks (that cover both mouth and nose) and a face shield are required in hallways, common areas and your loved ones room
- If a unit is on precautions: additional PPE is required (facemask, face shield, gown, gloves) and will be provided on the unit/household of the effected unit
- All visitors need to be screened and obtain a visitor sticker prior to visitation. This occurs within the main building at the concierge area.
- There is no limitation to the time of visit
- There is no limitation to the frequency of visits
- There is no limitation for the number of visitors (while still adhering to infection prevention)
- There is no limitation to the length of visit
- Individual visitation remains either in a personal room or outdoors.
- Good hand washing
- Face mask required
- Do not visit if you are sick or have been exposed to someone who is sick
- Maintain social distancing of 6ft
COVID-19 Outbreak Testing Guidance:
- Outbreak testing is initiated when a new COVID-19 case occurs on our campus. Only residents and/or staff members that have been directly exposed to a positive individual will be POC tested. Exposure is determined using contact tracing.
We continue to provide the opportunity for families to join their loved ones at any of our off-home activity programs. You are more than welcome to join your loved one at a program in the Cottage Community room, outdoors on our campus or at programs within the main building in the Sands Center or Art Room. Families are encouraged to check out the OMA Art Exhibit in our Sokol Porch or stop in for a quick gift at the Gift Shop.
Programs that are being held in individual homes within the cottages or on the households within the Tower are not opened up for families to attend at this time. These areas are for residents only as they are shared common areas within our campus.
Pandemic Plan – You can access our 2020 Pandemic Disaster Plan here.
Reflections on 2020