CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

November 18th, 2021 Update

With the new guidance from the federal government, we are very happy to announce that general resident visitation at Southview Acres is fully open. Through this new guidance, we will no longer require appointments for indoor visitation.

 

Please note that CMS states that outdoor visitation is preferred when the resident and/or visitor are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Outdoor visits generally pose a lower risk of transmission due to increased space and airflow. Therefore, visits should be held outdoors whenever practicable. Please continue to alert the facility if you desire an outdoor, window or electronic visit.  We will be happy to arrange this for you.

 

In addition, children are allowed to visit. Children must remain under the control of the adult who brings them, and they must comply with the social distancing requirements listed above. Children over the age of 2 years old must wear a mask.

 

Also, there is no need to register as an Essential Caregiver anymore, as everyone can visit going forward.  

We must inform you that if you choose to visit your loved while they are in isolation and/or quarantine, you are doing so at your own risk. 

 

All visitors will still be required to screen upon entry and acknowledge the following:

  • Have you had a known exposure to someone with confirmed COVID-19 (with no PPE) in the last 48 hours? (Exposure is defined as 15 minutes over a 24-hour period.)

  • Do you have fever or chills?

  • Do you have a cough?

  • Do you have shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?

  • Do you have a sore throat?

  • Do you have a new onset of loss of taste or smell?

  • Do you have a new onset of unordinary fatigue?

  • Do you have a new onset of muscle aches or body aches?

  • Do you have a new onset of a headache?

  • Do you have unexplained nasal congestion or runny nose?

  • Are you experiencing nausea, vomiting or diarrhea?

  • Have you tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 10 days?

  • I hereby acknowledge the possible dangers of exposure to COVID-19 or other infectious diseases for both myself and the residents of this facility. I agree to abide by the core principals of infection prevention during my visit.  I will inform the facility if I test positive for COVID-19 within 48 hours following my visit to the facility.

The core principles of Infection preventions include:

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water, or clean them with alcohol-based hand rub.

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when in public settings or around others.

  • Maintain at least six feet distance between you and others

  • Avoid touching your face.

  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.

  • Stay home if you feel unwell.

Welcome (fully) back! :) 

 

November 4th, 2021 Update

 

Due to a positive case of COVID 19 with one of our employees, general visitation is on hold until at least November 18th, per MDH guidelines. Essential Caregiver visits are still allowed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We know how badly all of you want to come visit your loved ones. Facetime visits can also be set up. 

 

October 1st, 2021 Update

To our Incredible Families, Friends, and Loved Ones,

 

It is with great excitement that we share with you the latest guidance in reference to our community’s visitation policy. The Minnesota Department of Health has announced, in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), that nursing home visitation will resume in respect to compliance with stated local, state, and federal mandates. Our team has been working round the clock to ensure the highest standards of safety and wellness for our staff, and our residents, patients, and their families and loved ones.

 

The last 12+ months have been unprecedented. Our team would like to thank you for your consistent love, devotion, support, and thanks over the course of the last year as we have navigated and continue to navigate through a time that will live on in infamy. Your support and love has kept us going each and every day.

 

We would also like to take this opportunity to honor and recognize our incredible team members, who never steered away from this challenging time, and whose commitment has allowed us to shine so much light during a time of such great darkness. We are so proud of you, and are so honored to continue standing beside each and every one of you. The level of appreciation and pride that we have for our team is beyond words can describe.

 

To our community, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support. Welcome home, families and loved ones; we can’t wait to see you!

 

With love, respect, and continuing admiration.

 

For the safety for our residents and staff here at Southview Acres we do ask that you follow some guidelines during your visit. 

  1. You visit today should last no longer than 1 hour.

  2. Please ensure you are checking in at the door before going to the resident’s room. 

  3. Please ensure you are wearing your masks (covering your nose and mouth) and eye protection (facility provided) for the duration of your visit.  

  4. Maintain social distancing (6 feet) while visiting with your loved one. 

  5. We strongly encourage visiting with your loved one outside (weather permitting).  ***Masks and eye protection required even when going outside***

  6.  Please do not eat or drink during your visit. 

  7. Cats and dogs are allowed for visits. However, please first send all up-to-date vaccinations of your pet to cheryls@southviewacres.com to get approved

***If you choose to not follow these guidelines while in the facility you will not be allowed to visit.***

For your next visit, please make sure you are scheduling your visit by visiting our website at www.southviewacres.com and hitting the “Schedule your visit” button. You may also go directly to www.southviewacresvisitation.as.me/schedule.php

You must continue to schedule a visit each time you would like to come visit.

To learn more about our Essential Caregiver program, and how to become one, please email ecvisits@southviewacres.com and a member of our team will walk you through the process and determine if you qualify. Essential Caregivers are allowed to stay for longer durations, and have less restrictions in terms of when and when not able to visit. 

If there are any questions or concerns regarding the guidelines for visitation or how to sign up for a visit, please contact:

 

Christina Cauble, Administrator: 651-554-9558

Steven Segal, Asst. Administrator: 651-554-9503

Teressa Kusske, Infection Prevention Nurse: 651-554-9535