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Visitation  Plan

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has allowed limited visitation in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The guidance stipulates that the dates will change with any COVID-19 infection with a resident or staff, including suspension of visitation. Effective September 17th, the facility must be COVID-free for 14 days. Here is the link with more detailed information on the DOH policy:

https://www.health.ny.gov/press/releases/2020/2020-07-10_resumption_of_limited_nh_visitation.htm

Wolk Manor and Lodge at Wolk Manor Visitation Policy 

Wolk Manor and Lodge at Wolk Manor will allow visitors in a limited capacity. While we welcome the resumption of limited visitors, we must remain vigilant with all of our safety protocols to ensure we continue to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 which includes the following all of the New York State Directives below:

  • Outdoor visiting locations will be held two visiting tents located at the Wolk Main entrance and at The Lodge Garden Courtyard.
  • Only two visitors are allowed to visit with a resident at a time for no longer than 30 minutes once a week. Visits will be scheduled in advance
  • The directive indicates 6 FT social distancing must be maintained at all times
  • No physical contact with residents allowed
  • We are required to have staff supervising during all visits
  • Visiting hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and on weekends from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Visitors must be older than 18 years of age or accompanied by an adult as per NYS Directive.
  • All Visitors must be screened upon entering and will be denied visitation if they report significant COVID-19 exposure or symptoms, have a temperature over 99.9 degrees Fahrenheit, or have traveled to states under the Commissioner’s advisory.
  • Visitors will be registered in an electronic system upon entry for each visit. The registration log will include the name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, date, time of visit and visitor signature indicating that they cleared the screening questions and do not have a fever.
  • Visitors will not be allowed in the resident’s room, households, homes or rooms anytime during the visit.
  • Any resident who is COVID positive or under observation is NOT eligible for a visit.
  • In the event of inclement weather, the visit will need to be rescheduled.
  • Visitors must be wearing their face mask upon arrival to the facility. The facility will provide the visitor with a face shield at your screening. The visitor will be instructed to keep their face mask and face shield on at all times.
  • Visitors will be instructed to comply with strict hand hygiene and personal protective equipment practices.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of hands and rub them together until they feel dry. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Visitors who fail to comply with this guidance will be asked to leave the campus.

Jewish Home of Rochester Visitation Policy

Jewish Home of Rochester will allow visitors in a limited capacity. The guidelines are as follows:

  • Enhanced outdoor visit locations: Tower-inside Helen’s Garden, Cottages- inside courtyards
    • Only two visitors are allowed at a time for no longer than 30 minutes once per week.
    • The directive indicates 6FT social distancing must be maintained at all times
    • No physical contact with residents allowed
    • We are required to have staff supervising during all visits.
  • Visiting hours are 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, please contact your Recreation Therapist to schedule your visit.
  • Visitors must be older than 18 years of age or accompanied by an adult.
  • All Visitors must be screened upon entering, and screened at the Jewish Home Tower only; they will be denied visitation if they report significant COVID-19 exposure or symptoms, or have a temperature over 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit, or have traveled to states under the Commissioner’s advisory.
  • Visitors will be registered in an electronic system upon entry for each visit. The registration log will include the name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, date, time of visit and visitor signature indicating that they cleared the screening questions and do not have a fever.
  • Visitors will not be allowed in the resident’s room, households, homes or rooms anytime during the visit.
  • Any resident who is COVID positive or under observation is NOT eligible for a visit.
  • Visitors must be wearing their face mask upon arrival to the facility. The facility will provide the visitor with a face shield at your screening at the JHR tower and drop it off at the JHR Tower after your visit. The visitor will be instructed to keep their face mask and face shield on at all times.
  • Only medically necessary trips outside the campus.
  • Per NY State directive: if any visitor fails to adhere to the protocol, they will be prohibited from visiting for the duration of the COVID-19 state declared public health emergency.
  • Visitors will be instructed to comply with strict hand hygiene and personal protective equipment practices.
    • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Visitors who fail to comply with the visitation guidance will be asked to leave the campus.We know and understand that the past several months have been difficult for families who have been unable to be with their loved ones, and we thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

If you have any questions about the visitation plans, please contact us at covidquestions@jewishseniorlife.org.