March 12, 2021

Due to the high percentage of vaccinations administered to long-term care residents and staff and the vaccines’ ability to prevent symptomatic Covid-19 infection, there is updated visitation guidance from CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).  The updated guidelines ease restrictions but also emphasize the importance of maintaining infection control practices.

Starting Monday, March 15th our updated visitation guidelines include the following:

No appointments will be necessary for visitation.

No time limit will be imposed on the visit.

No restriction on the age of the visitor as long as the visitor can tolerate a mask.

All visitors must wear a well-fitting mask that covers both their mouth and nose for the duration of the visit.

All visitors will perform a self-screening upon entering the building.  A thermometer is available for a temperature check and a sign-in sheet is required to be filled out upon entry.

Hand hygiene must be performed before and after the visit.

Visitor movement will be limited to the resident apartment only. After self-screening, visitors must go directly to the resident’s apartment.

All common areas, including sunrooms, dining areas, and activity rooms are open to residents only at this time.  Visitors are not allowed in any area except for the resident’s apartment.

Outside visits are encouraged and are considered safest.  Car rides are also encouraged.

Social distancing is still recommended.  However, a fully vaccinated resident can choose to have close contact (including touching) with visitors while wearing a well-fitting face mask and performing hand hygiene before and after.

Visitors must maintain physical distancing (6ft) from all other residents and staff.

All preassigned family FOBS and family codes will allow access into the building at Eagle Crest North and Eagle Crest South.

If you would like to talk with a Nurse or Program Coordinator during your visit, please make an appointment before you visit.

Visitation is subject to change based on DHS, CDC, and local official’s guidance.  An outbreak in the facility will also affect visitation.

Communal dining, enhanced life enrichment activities, open amenities, and more will be enjoyed by our residents as well.

We are thrilled to finally announce these eased restrictions.  Please know we will continue cleaning and disinfecting high frequency touched surfaces in all Eagle Crest Communities often as well as completing audits to make sure we are adhering to all infection control practices.

We welcome you and we welcome the physical, emotional and spiritual support you will bring to your loved one!

Stay healthy, stay safe!