Visiting Loved Ones in a Nursing Home
The health and safety of our residents and staff is our utmost priority. Throughout this pandemic, our facility has followed a specific protocol to control the spread of the coronavirus. Our COVID-19 protocol complies with state and federal guidelines. Our infection control measures are updated regularly and monitored within the facility.
This facility, as well as CMS and CDC, recognize the importance of visiting with your loved one as part of staying healthy. Outdoor visitations possess a lower risk of transmission; therefore, visits will be held outdoors weather permitting, otherwise, we will have indoor visits. Currently, we have visits all day on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday morning Indoor visits will be held inside with inclement weather. Please call the receptionist at 309-888-5380 to schedule a visit.
In-person visits are allowed for compassionate care on a case-by-case basis with residents on hospice. Please call and speak with Social Services at 309-888-5380 and to set up an appointment for a compassionate visit.
It is very important that during visits you wear a face mask, sanitize your hands, and maintain 6 feet social distancing. We know that if we are careful and mindful of infection control guidelines, we can have more visits soon.
We know how important it is for families to communicate with their loved ones. We offer virtual visits via Facetime, Zoom or telephone. Please call the Admissions Coordinator at 309-888-5388 if you would like to schedule a virtual visit.
24 hours prior to your visit we will call to ask you symptom questions. On the day of the visit, we will take your temperature and ask you the same symptom questions. Any person that fails the screening shall be declined entry to the facility.
COVID testing are being administered based on the CMS rolling positivity rate for our county.
COVID tests are administered based on the CMS rolling positivity rate for our county. All employees take their temperature and complete a daily questionnaire for early detection of symptoms.
Cleaning and Disinfecting
Our facility takes additional steps to disinfect and clean our facility. These steps go above and beyond what is required of us. It reflects our unwavering commitment to residents and personnel.
What You Can Do at Home
Everyone in the community also plays a very important role in protecting our residents. Schedule a vaccination appointment as soon as the COVID-19 vaccine is available for you. Continue to wear a mask, practice social distancing, and wash your hands frequently.
To learn more about the symptoms of COVID-19 and how to protect yourself and your family, visit the CDC website.