Update on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

   

Update on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Information and Policy as of September 23, 2020

September 23, 2020

Dear Fairport Baptist Homes’ Skilled Nursing Facility Family Members;

Fairport Baptist Homes has developed a plan to allow limited visitation for our Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) according to the most recent guidance issued by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) on September 15, 2020. Currently our facility has met the reopening benchmarks set forth by NYSDOH and we have targeted a reopening date of October 1st, for limited visitation with visits taking place outside. According to these updated guidelines, our facilities must be COVID-free for a 14-day period from the last positive case, both staff and residents, in order for visitation to occur.  If, at any time after we reopen for visitation, we receive confirmation of a positive case, staff or resident, FBH will need to pause visitation until we clear the 14-day time frame.

 

Please note that the NYS Governor’s office has declared travel restrictions that we must adhere to. If you are traveling to New York State from any international location or any state that has been placed on the restricted list by the NYS Governor’s office, you will not be allowed to visit until you have met the 14-day quarantine set forth by the Governor. If a location is added to the restricted list while en route to New York, you will not be allowed to visit until completing the 14-day quarantine mandate.

 

Outlined below, is our limited visitation process:

 

  • Visitors must present a negative COVID-19 test within the last 7 days of the date of the test or visitation will not be allowed.
  • Visitors may sign-up for one time slot per family, until all of our residents have had the opportunity to have had 1, in-person visit. Once this has been completed, FBH will notify families that another round of visitation can begin.
  • Residents may not have more than 2 visitors at a time and each visitor must be on the schedule 24 hours prior to visitation.
  • Visitors under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
  • An electronic calendar will be used to schedule visits; the link to this calendar will be emailed in a separate correspondence.
  • All visitors must complete an electronic screening questionnaire, for each visit; this questionnaire is also located on the calendar and needs to be electronically submitted 24 hours prior to your scheduled visit.
  • If you do not have access to an electronic device to sign-up and complete the questionnaire, please contact Greg Powers, SNF Administrator 585-388-2320 or Tonya Schneider, Admissions/Social Work Assistant at 585-388-2331.
  • All visitors will need to check in at the front entrance to be screened for their visit.
  • Screening includes, but is not limited to: temperature checks, potential exposure questions, and travel questions.
  • The facility may deny visitation based on screening results and visitor(s) will be contacted by the Administrator or their designee.
  • Masks must be worn at all times and will be provided by the facility if the visitor does not have one.
  • Social distancing of 6-feet or more will be enforced for staff, residents and visitors.
  • Visitors must stay in the designated visitation area.
  • Regular hours of visitation are: Monday – Friday, 10-10:30am, 11-11:30am, 2-2:30pm, 3:30-4pm.

*please note for the next two weekends only – October 3rd/4th and October 10th /11th we will have special  limited visitation hours of: 10-10:30am, 11-11:30am, 2-2:30pm, 3:30-4pm.

  • Cancellations that are beyond our control will be communicated via email, or calls will be placed, depending on the circumstances. In the event of inclement weather, visitation will occur in the McKnight room.
  • If any visitor fails to adhere to the protocol, he/she/they will be prohibited from visiting during the duration of the COVID-19 state declared public health emergency.

 

Fairport Baptist Homes continues to adhere to all NYSDOH and CDC guidelines. The health and safety of our residents, staff and community members is of the utmost importance. Should our area experience a surge of COVID-19 at any point, we will follow the guidance of the NYSDOH.

 

We are excited to be entering this phase of visitation and continue to appreciate your patience and support.  We know that the past several months have been filled with a great amount of emotion and challenges for our residents, staff and families.  We look forward to seeing all of you very soon.

Sincerely,

Greg Powers

COO/Administrator

Information and Policy as of September 16, 2020

Update as of September 16, 2020

In-person visitation for the Skilled Nursing Facility has been paused for 14 days.  Window visits will continue.

 

Information and Policy as of September 15, 2020

September 15, 2020

Dear Fairport Baptist Homes’ Skilled Nursing Facility Family Members;

Fairport Baptist Homes has developed a plan to allow limited visitation for our Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) according to the most recent guidance issued by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) on September 15, 2020. Currently our facility has met the reopening benchmarks set forth by NYSDOH and we have targeted a reopening date of September 17th, for limited visitation with visits taking place outside. According to these updated guidelines, our facilities must be COVID-free for a 14-day period from the last positive case, both staff and residents, in order for visitation to occur.  If, at any time after we reopen for visitation, we receive confirmation of a positive case, staff or resident, FBH will need to pause visitation until we clear the 14-day time frame.

Please note that the NYS Governor’s office has declared travel restrictions that we must adhere to. If you are traveling to New York State from any international location or any state that has been placed on the restricted list by the NYS Governor’s office, you will not be allowed to visit until you have met the 14-day quarantine set forth by the Governor. If a location is added to the restricted list while en route to New York, you will not be allowed to visit until completing the 14-day quarantine mandate.

Outlined below, is our limited visitation process:

  • Visitors must present a negative COVID-19 test within the last 7 days or visitation will not be allowed.
  • Visitors may sign-up for one time slot per family, until all of our residents have had the opportunity to have had 1, in-person visit. Once this has been completed, FBH will notify families that another round of visitation can begin.
  • Residents may not have more than 2 visitors at a time and each visitor must be on the schedule 24 hours prior to visitation.
  • Visitors under the age of 18 years old are prohibited from visiting at this time.
  • An electronic calendar will be used to schedule visits; the link to this calendar will be emailed in a separate correspondence.
  • All visitors must complete an electronic screening questionnaire, for each visit; this questionnaire is also located on the calendar and needs to be electronically submitted 24 hours prior to your scheduled visit.
  • If you do not have access to an electronic device to sign-up and complete the questionnaire, please contact Greg Powers, SNF Administrator 585-388-2320 or Tonya Schneider, Admissions/Social Work Assistant at 585-388-2331.
  • All visitors will need to check in at the front entrance to be screened for their visit.
  • Screening includes, but is not limited to: temperature checks, potential exposure questions, and travel questions.
  • The facility may deny visitation based on screening results and visitor(s) will be contacted by the Administrator or their designee.
  • Masks must be worn at all times and will be provided by the facility if the visitor does not have one.
  • Social distancing of 6-feet or more will be enforced for staff, residents and visitors.
  • Visitors must stay in the designated visitation area.
  • Are regular hours of visitation are: Monday – Friday, 10-10:30am, 11-11:30am, 2-2:30pm, 3:30-4pm.

*please note for the next two weekends only – September 19th/20th and September 26th/27th we will have special  limited visitation hours of: 10-10:30am, 11-11:30am, 2-2:30pm, 3:30-4pm.

  • Cancellations that are beyond our control will be communicated via email, or calls will be placed, depending on the circumstances. In the event of inclement weather, visitation will occur in the McKnight room.
  • If any visitor fails to adhere to the protocol, he/she/they will be prohibited from visiting during the duration of the COVID-19 state declared public health emergency.

Fairport Baptist Homes continues to adhere to all NYSDOH and CDC guidelines. The health and safety of our residents, staff and community members is of the utmost importance. Should our area experience a surge of COVID-19 at any point, we will follow the guidance of the NYSDOH.

We are excited to be entering this phase of visitation and continue to appreciate your patience and support.  We know that the past several months have been filled with a great amount of emotion and challenges for our residents, staff and families.  We look forward to seeing all of you very soon.

Sincerely,

Greg Powers

COO/Administrator

Information and Policy as of September 2, 2020

September 2, 2020

 

Dear Fairport Baptist Homes Skilled Nursing Home Family Members,

 

As the COVID pandemic continues and nursing homes are bound to the New York State directive of being COVID-free for 28 days before visitation can occur, we recognize the frustration that this has brought to our families.  We believe that our residents thrive emotionally and physically through engagement with their loved ones.

 

While we need to adhere to the requirements set forth by the New York State Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, we recognize the importance of advocacy at the family member level as well as the nursing home association level as being the most effective way to cause change.  We are asking for your help to advocate with us for reopening visitation under thoughtful guidance.

 

To make your voice heard, please click on one or all of the underlined names: New York State Senator, Rich Funke, Assembly Member (district 135), Mark Johns, New York State Health Commissioner, Dr. Howard Zucker and New York State Governor, Andrew M. Cuomo  can also be reached at 518.474.8390 or by using the online form, once you click on his name.

 

As always if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Greg Powers, Administrator of the Skilled Nursing Facility, 585.388.2320, gpowers@fbhcm.org.

 

Fairport Baptist Homes continues to recognize that the health and safety of our residents, staff and community members is of the utmost importance.

 

We appreciate your continued support and patience during these challenging times.

 

Sincerely,

Thomas H. Poelma

President/CEO

Information and Policy as of August 17, 2020

August 17, 2020

 

Dear Fairport Baptist Homes’ Adult Care Facility Family Members;

 

The FBH Reopening Team has developed a plan to allow limited visitation for our Adult Care Facility (ACF) according to the guidance issued by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) on July 10, 2020. Currently, our facility has met the reopening benchmarks set forth by NYSDOH and we have targeted a reopening date of Tuesday, September 1, 2020, for limited visitation with visits taking place outside. According to the NYSDOH guidelines, the facility must be COVID-free for a 28-day period from the last positive case, both staff and residents, in order for visitation to occur.  If, at any time after we reopen for visitation, we receive confirmation of a positive case, staff or resident, FBHACF will need to pause visitation until we clear the 28-day time frame.

 

Please note that the NYS Governor’s office has declared travel restrictions that we must adhere to. If you are traveling to New York State from any international location or any state that has been placed on the restricted list by the NYS Governor’s office, you will not be allowed to visit until you have met the 14-day quarantine set forth by the Governor. If a location is added to the restricted list while en route to New York, you will not be allowed to visit until completing the 14-day quarantine mandate.

 

Outlined below, is our limited visitation process:

 

  • Visitors may sign-up for one time slot per family, until all of our residents have had the opportunity to have had 1, in-person visit.  Once this has been completed, FBH will notify families that another round of visitation can begin.
    • Residents may not have more than 2 visitors at a time and each visitor must be on the schedule 24 hours prior to visitation.
    • Visitors must be 18 years or older, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
    • An electronic calendar will be used to schedule visits; the link to this calendar will be emailed in a separate correspondence.
    • All visitors must complete an electronic screening questionnaire, for each visit; this questionnaire is part of the confirmation that you will receive upon scheduling your visit and needs to be electronically submitted 24 hours prior to your scheduled visit.
    • If you do not have access to an electronic device to sign-up and complete the questionnaire, please contact Ashley Powell, ACF Administrator, 388.2383
    • Screening includes, but is not limited to: temperature checks, potential exposure questions, and travel questions.
    • The facility may deny visitation based on screening results and visitor(s) will be contacted by the Administrator or their designee.
    • Masks must be worn at all times and will be provided by the facility if the visitor does not have one.
    • Social distancing of 6-feet or more will be enforced for staff, residents and visitors.
    • Visitors must stay in the designated visitation area.
  • Hours of visitation are: Tuesday – Friday; 10-10:30am, 11-11:30am, 3:30-4pm.
    • FBHACF has reserved Monday as a “pivot” day for times/dates that visitations will need to be canceled due to circumstances beyond our control, i.e. weather.
    • Cancellations that are beyond our control will be communicated via email, or calls will be placed, depending on the circumstances.
    • If any visitor fails to adhere to the protocol, he/she/they will be prohibited from visiting during the duration of the COVID-19 state declared public health emergency.

 

Fairport Baptist Homes continues to adhere to all NYSDOH and CDC guidelines. The health and safety of our residents, staff and community members is of the utmost importance. Should our area experience a surge of COVID-19 at any point, we will follow the guidance of the NYSDOH.

 

We are excited to be entering this phase of visitation and continue to appreciate your patience and support.  We know that the past several months have been filled with a great amount of emotion and challenges for our residents, staff and families.  We look forward to seeing all of you very soon.

 

Sincerely,

Ashley Powell RN

Ashley Powell RN, Administrator

Fairport Baptist Homes

ACF/ALP

4646 Nine Mile Point Road

Fairport, NY 14450

P: 585-388-2383 F: 585-388-2365

 

Information and Policy as of April 15, 2020

April 15, 2020

Dear Families,

As the weather has started to become nicer, we have noticed an increase in window visits for our residents.  Please contact you loved one’s nurse manager to schedule a window visit.  Visits can occur daily, between the hours of 10am – 7pm.  As a reminder, the window must remain closed so that there is a protective barrier between you and your loved one.  Those in the ACF, please continue as you have been, remembering the protective barrier.   Skilled Nursing Facility, nurse manager’s contact information is:

TCC/Rehab – Sarah Weidenborner, sweidenborner@fbhcm.org,

1st floor – Danielle Berkes, dberkes@fbhcm.org,

2nd floor – Jennifer Deland, jdeland@fbhcm.org,

3rd floor – Cindy Welch, cwelch@fbhcm.org.

 

Information and Policy as of April 6, 2020

April 6, 2020

Dear Families,

As a reminder, we now have a private Facebook page, titled ‘Fairport Baptist Homes Families’, during the temporary suspension of visitation, in order for you to see your loved ones and keep up on what they are doing.  If you do not have a photo release for your loved one, they will not be posted to this page. If you choose to now fill one out, please email your social worker and it can be scanned to you to complete.

Information and Policy as of March 23, 2020

Monday, March 23, 2020

 

As of today, we have no confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus in our facility.  We continue to follow the procedures as directed by the NYS Department of Health and the CDC.   We realize that this has been a difficult transition for our residents and their families.  We thank you for your support during this challenging time.  Staff have been amazing and the teamwork has been great.  The Facebook page and our ability to live stream have hopefully helped during this time of separation.  We will do our best to help maintain that connection with your loved ones.

Thomas H. Poelma

President/CEO

Information and Policy as of March 16, 2020

March 16, 2020

 

Dear Families,

 

We have started a private Facebook page, titled ‘Fairport Baptist Homes Families’, during the temporary suspension of visitation, in order for you to see your loved ones and keep up on what they are doing. We will begin posting to this page tomorrow, 3/17. If you do not have a photo release for your loved one, they will not be posted to this page. If you choose to now fill one out, please email your social worker and it can be scanned to you to complete.

Information and Policy as of March 16, 2020

March 16, 2020

If you are dropping care packages off, for your loved ones at the front door, please make sure you are feeling well.  We are more than happy to make sure that these care packages get to your loved ones.

Information and Policy as of March 14, 2020

 

March 14, 2020

 

We have established a COVID-19 hotline, 585.388.2369.  We have created this line, in order to provide you with another mode of communication to your loved one.

 

When calling, we ask that you please leave your name, your loved one’s name, your telephone number and please provide your question or concern, in order for us to contact the appropriate staff member, to answer your question.

 

Calls will be returned within 2 hours, during the hours of 9am-4pm. If your needs are of a more emergent nature, please call 377-0350, to speak to the operator.

Information and Policy as of March 13, 2020

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Information and Policy as of March 11, 2020

We continue to work closely with the NYS Department of Health to implement any new guidelines to help protect our residents and staff. We continue to promote and educate our residents and staff on the CDC’s recommendations on how to prevent illnesses, including COVID-19.

To limit the spread of all respiratory illnesses, CDC recommends the following actions:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing. If you use a tissue, throw it in the trash, then wash/disinfect your hands after throwing tissue away.
  • Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms we ask that you please refrain from visiting:

  • fever
  • coughing
  • shortness of breath
  • cold-like symptoms

We are committed to the health and safety of our residents, families and staff and appreciate your understanding at this time. We will provide updates as new information becomes available.

For additional information, visit http://www.CDC.gov/COVID19