Fair Oaks to begin offering visitation

Fair Oaks Health and Rehabilitation will soon be offering indoor visitation with residents.

Visitation will be in the E-Wing dining room or in a private room, according to a statement released by the facility earlier today.

Visitation hours will be Monday-Friday from 1-4 p.m and visits will last 30 minutes in order to accommodate as many residents as possible.

Individuals visiting will need to be screened and wear proper PPE, and visitation is limited to adults 18 and over, with a limit of two people per visit.

The guidelines of visitation were released by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services and are listed below.

COMPASSIONATE CARE VISITS
While end of life situations have been used as examples of compassionate care situations, the term “compassionate care situation” does not exclusively refer to end-of-life situation.
Examples of other types of compassionate care situation include, but are not limited to:
A resident, who was living with their family before recently being admitted to a nursing home, is struggling with the change in environment and lack of physical family support.
A resident who is grieving after a friend or family member recently passed away.
A resident who needs cueing and encouragement with eating or drinking, previously provided by family and or caregiver(s), is experiencing weight loss or dehydration.
A resident, who used to talk and interact with others, is experiencing emotional distress, seldom speaking or crying more frequently (when the resident had rarely cried in the past).
Allowing a visit in the situation would be consistent with the intent of “compassionate care situations”.

If the above applies to you, you can contact the Activities Dept. at Fair Oaks to schedule a visit.

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