• July 1, 2021

    Dear Families,

    The state of emergency declared in New York at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic has ended. However, we still need to follow Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) guidelines. We are pleased to report the following policy changes that will be effective immediately.

    Nursing Home Visitation
    • Appointments for visits are NO longer needed.
    • There is no time restraint.
    • Visitors are allowed 24 hours a day/7 day a week.
    • Continue to complete visitor screening form.
    • To maintain safe social distancing please keep visits at 2 people at one time. Residents may have more than one per day.
    • ALL visitors/residents regardless of vaccination status must wear a mask and adhere to social distancing guidelines during visits.
    • Visitors may visit in resident rooms. If your loved one has a roommate please be respectful of their privacy and remain on your loved ones side of the room.
    • When visiting stay in designated visiting areas.
    • If you wish to take your loved one out for the day please contact the unit directly to set this up.

    Resident clothing may come directly to unit. Staff will complete inventory and send clothes to linen to be labeled.
    Families that wish to wash their loved ones clothing may contact the unit directly.

    Families may bring in food for their loved ones at any time (adhere to residents diet).
    Food can be delivered to residents from outside restaurants. Please contact unit if food is being delivered.

    Safety Precautions for Visitation (Indoors and Outdoors)
    Visitors can help to lessen the anxiety of a resident; however, individuals may have COVID-19 without having any symptoms, which can put a resident at risk. Therefore, it is essential that visitors take every precaution to protect their loved one to reduce the risk of a potential exposure.
    Visitors may enter through the Bartlett Entrance or ED Entrance. (Bartlett entrance is only open M-F until 5:30p and Closed on weekends. ED entrance is open 24 hrs)

    Visitors may NOT enter if:
    • they have current symptoms or a temperature of 100.0 degrees or higher
    • they have had symptoms or had a positive COVID-19 test within the last 14 days
    • they have been exposed to COVID-19 within the last 14 days
    • they refuse to wear a mask
    Visitors must:
    • Wear a face covering over the nose and mouth at all times and avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Maintain social distancing of 6 feet.
    • Use hand sanitizer before and after visiting.
    • Notify us if you develop symptoms within 14 days of your visit by calling 315-338-7685.

    Staff will continue to monitor visitation to ensure that safety measures are followed.

    We would like to thank all of our family members for your continued support as we know how difficult this pandemic has been. If you have any questions regarding these changes please don’t hesitate to contact the unit at 315-338-7101.

    Best regards,

    Anthony Joseph