Visitation Guidelines

Nathan Littauer Nursing Home
Visitation Guidelines

The guidelines below are effective September 17, 2020, 2:00 p.m.

In order to offer visitation and to mitigate the risk of COVID-19, we have developed the following procedures:

  • Outdoor, supervised visitation will be available, weather permitting, on the West Dining Room Lobby Patio. The area can accommodate three residents, and no more than two visitors at a time for each resident, for a 30-minute period.  All residents and visitors must socially distance (remain 6’ apart), wear masks (covering mouth and nose), and perform hand hygiene. A procedure mask will be provided to visitors, to be kept for use during their visitation.
  • Tables, chairs and any other items touched by individuals will be wiped down between visitors with appropriate cleaning products.
  • All visitors must comply with the Screening Protocol (recording name, address, telephone numbers, temperature check, and answer the symptom and travel questions), and cleared for screening to visit.
  • A visitor must present a verified negative test result within the last week (7 days) and visitation must be refused if the individual fails to present such negative test result, exhibits any COVID-19 symptoms, or does not pass screening questions.
  • Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult, 18 years of age or older.
  • Current COVID-19 positive residents, PUIs (Persons Under Investigation for COVID-19), and residents in a 14-day quarantine or observation period, are not eligible for visits.
  • 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.
  • The visitors will enter the patio area on the path between the Nursing Home and the Dialysis Center. Visitors will not be allowed to enter the building.
  • We may resume visitation with the absence of any new onset of COVID-19 in the nursing home, as reported to our regulatory agencies, for a period of no less than 14 days (previously the time frame was 28 days with an onset of a new positive COVID-19 result).

    Hours will be arranged at the following times:
    Monday: 2:00 p.m.  |  3:00 p.m.  |  4:00 p.m.
    Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. | 11:00 a.m.
    Friday: 2:00 p.m. | 3:00 p.m. | 4:00 p.m.
  • Visitation will be paused with a new confirmed COVID-19 positive resident and/or staff, and as long staffing levels can accommodate the visitation plan.
  • To schedule a visit, please call Melissa Buanno at (518) 773-5613, or MBuanno@nlh.org .
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