Nursing Home

Visitation Guidelines

Nathan Littauer Nursing Home
Visitation Guidelines

In order to offer liberal visitation and mitigate the risk of outbreaks, we have developed the following procedure, effective May 11, 2023:

  • Outdoor (weather permitting), and indoor visitation, are available each day.
  • There are no specific visiting times, although our exterior doors do lock from 8 pm to 8 am for the safety of our residents. There is a bell to alert staff of visitors at the door during that time, or visitors may call the number posted to be let in.
  • Additionally, we ask that visitors be respectful of roommates while visiting and to attempt to visit during normal waking hours for both residents in a room.
  • Please be respectful to our staff and residents during visits, and refrain from disruptive behavior. We do have security staff on site to assist with safety concerns as needed.
  • All visitors will enter through the Nursing Home Main Entrance and are encouraged but not required to utilize the WellScreen. (Please bring your driver’s license.) This is provided to offer preventative screening to ensure the health and wellness of our residents.
  • Covid 19 tests are no longer required, however the facility will continue to make tests available and are encouraging visitors to continue testing as a protective measure.
  • Visitors 2 years of age and up should verify they are free of symptoms during their visit.
  • Core principles are consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance and should be adhered to at all times. The core principles reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission.  The Department of Health and the CDC are strongly recommending vaccinations.
  • Visitors should read the postings regarding potential to be exposed to SARS-CoV-2 in the facility.
  • If indoor visitation is occurring in areas of the facility experiencing transmission, it should ideally occur in the resident’s room. During outbreaks, the resident and their visitors are encouraged to wear well-fitting source control/masks (if tolerated) and physically distance (if possible) during the visit.

Core Principles of COVID-19 Infection Prevention

  • We ask that visitors self-report any of the following to assist us in protecting the residents.
  • Visitors who have had a positive viral test for COVID-19 or another contagious illness, symptoms of COVID-19 or of another contagious illness, or currently meet the criteria for quarantine, should not enter the facility. Facilities may screen all who enter for these visitation exclusions.
  • Hand hygiene (use of alcohol-based hand rub is preferred).
  • Visitors are encouraged to physically distance from facility personnel and other residents/visitors that are not directly associated with the specific resident being visited by that individual;
  • Cleaning and disinfecting high-frequency touched surfaces in the facility often, and designated visitation areas after each visit
  • Appropriate use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Effective cohorting of residents (e.g., separate areas dedicated to COVID-19 care)
  • Visitors are permitted to attend recreation programs with residents, but are encouraged to maintain 6 feet of distance between residents.
  • Visitors under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult, 18 years of age or older. Children under the age of 16 may not be left alone with a resident.
This page has been updated for September 11, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.