From the Desk of Providence Park Administrator John Berg

March 29, 2021

Image: Welcome BackDear Residents/Families:     

The time has finally come.  The Health and Human Services Commission has finally given guidance to a more relaxed visitation atmosphere to make seeing your loved ones more accessible.

Beginning today, the following changes will be in effect:

  1. Up to 2 essential caregivers may visit with a resident at the same time in all nursing facilities.
    • Previously, only one essential caregiver at a time could visit a resident.
    • Previously, essential caregiver visits were not permitted for a COVID-19 positive resident.
  2. End-of-life visits for all residents with any COVID-19 status in all nursing facilities, with an expanded definition of end-of-life now includes all residents:
    • Receiving hospice services.
    • At or near the end of life, with or without receiving hospice services.
    • Whose prognosis does not indicate recovery.
  1. Outdoor Visitation at All Facilities 
    • Previously outdoor general visitation was not permitted for a facility with an outbreak.
  2. Outdoor visits are without time limits, while adhering to infection prevention and control measures.
  3. Close/personal contact is permitted during any outdoor visit for vaccinated residents.
    • Previously, close/personal contact was limited to essential caregiver and end-of-life visits.

I’m sure many of you are anxious to start visiting and we are anxious to see you.  However, If these rules are not followed, you will be asked stop the visitation and leave the building. In addition, please be patient as we make this transition and work out all the details for these latest changes. If you have any question, please don’t hesitate to reach out  to us.

Warmest regards,

John Berg
Providence Park Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center

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