Presbyterian SeniorCare Network® is restricting visitation to its “care” communities, including its skilled nursing/rehabilitation centers as well as its personal care and assisted living communities. The NO VISITORS restriction was made effective Friday, March 13, 2020.
Extraordinary circumstances, such as hospice care or end-of-life, will be handled on a case-by-case basis. In those instances, family members should reach out to the administrator of the specific Presbyterian SeniorCare Network community where the care is being provided to discuss accommodations.
“With a spirit of love for those in our care, we have made the difficult decision to restrict visitation in our care communities,” explains Paul Winkler, president and CEO. “We have taken this action to provide the highest level of protection possible to our patients and residents.”
Winkler added, “We are following guidance from the federal government, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and state and local agencies. Over the past few days, these experts have elevated their guidance on restrictions that we need to put into place in order to protect the most vulnerable.”
Presbyterian SeniorCare Network also is implementing a variety of screening measures for visitors in their independent living communities. Additional precautionary measures are also being implemented for staff, including limiting in-person meetings, cancelling large group meetings, and education around proper social distancing when meeting with one another at work.
The visitation restriction at all Presbyterian SeniorCare Network “care” communities is in effect until further notice.
To learn more, please visit www.SrCare.org.