We have all learned that limiting face to face contact with others is the best way to reduce the spread of coronavirus.
“Social Distancing” has become our new norm, but it is difficult. Mothers are delivering infants without their families being able to celebrate and welcome the newborn into the world. Many are facing surgery with their families unable to help them recover in the hospital or visit them. The elderly are spending their days isolated from their family and friends in nursing homes, even their normal socialization within the nursing home has been affected. While all these situations are heartbreaking, I imagine not having access to your loved one while they are living their final days is both heartbreaking and devastating.
At the Comfort Care Center we have gone above and beyond to enable families and friends to have access to their loved ones while trying our very best to prevent COVID from entering the facility. We offer visitation from 10-11 am and 2-3 pm daily. Visitors must make an appointment, be screened and wear a mask prior to entering through the patio door of the patients room. While visitors are present, the staff does not enter the room. Once the visit is over, the staff sprays down all common contact areas with bleach solution.
Most visitations we average 25-30 visitors. It is a lot of work but well worth it. When considering care for your loved one we know having access to see them is a major consideration. Many families have reported to us that they chose us because we are allowing visitation. We also continue to accept and print emails for patients and are facilitating face time calls to keep you connected. We are committed to facilitating access to your loved one and plan to continue the visitations for as long as possible while protecting all patients and staff from the coronavirus.
Carolyn L. Ciak, RN
Comfort Care Center’s Director of Nursing