Visitation Update 11/13/2020

Visitation Update 11/13/2020

Visitation Policies

We are still under direction from DPH to limit the number and location of visitors as well as enforce all infection control practices:

  • GEER NURSING AND REHAB CENTER – We have set up areas in our dining room at Geer Nursing for visits that are isolated from the resident care areas. To assure everyone has an opportunity for visits over the holidays, we ask you to consider scheduling your Geer Nursing holiday visit for a date just before or after Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, 11/26/20. This will greatly reduce the strain we all must experience on the holiday.  If you wish to visit Geer Nursing, we ask that you please call the recreation department to schedule a visit with your loved one.  Visitors for Geer Nursing should contact Jill Simmons, Recreation Director, at 860-824-3831 or by emailing jasimmons@geercares.org

For Thanksgiving Day visits at Geer Nursing – In person visits will be offered following our usual procedures using the dining room. If there is an abundance of visit requests, we will plan to use the second-floor activity room as an additional visitation area.

Times Include:          10-10:30am, 10:30-11am, 11-11:30am, 1-1:30pm, 1:30-2pm

Virtual visits will also be offered by request.

All visitations, in-person and virtual, must be scheduled in advance to allow for planning of schedule and staffing needs.

 

  • THE LODGE AT GEER VILLAGE – Due to the current covid-19 outbreak at The Lodge, there are no in-person visits allowed until further notice. A virtual visit for a resident at The Lodge should be scheduled through The Lodge Recreation Department by calling Tina McGarry, Recreation Manager, at 860-824-2608, or by emailing tmcgarry@geercares.org

We understand this is not a holiday plan that everyone wants or agrees with.  We wish there were clear and safe alternatives available to us.  We are all working hard and praying for an end to this pandemic as quickly as possible.  We must be patient and consider the risks.  We are in this together so let’s do our best to be kind to one another.

Please help us prevent this by continuing to practice good infection control in your home lives. Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website to learn how you can help prevent the spread in our community. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html

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