You, as family members and friends, have done an amazing job helping our community keep your loved ones safe and we sincerely appreciate your patience during this very unusual time.  We ask that you continue to work with us as we move into this new and exciting phase of visitation. 

The following rules and guidelines are applicable to all of the Elmwood Communities including the group homes.

For the safety of our residents, please do not visit, if any of the following apply:

  • Fever          
  • Sore Throat
  • Cough
  • New Shortness of Breath
  • Not feeling well
  • Sleepier than normal
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dizzy
  • Been exposed to anyone with COVID 19 within the past 14 days
  • Been at another healthcare setting that has confirmed or is being investigated for COVID-19 cases
  1. Visitation is by appointment only and must be scheduled 24 hours in advance and may not exceed a one hour duration. This will give ample notice to the staff to assure a staff member is available for monitoring and check-in. Click this link to schedule your visit.
  2. Arrive to scheduled visit promptly. If early, please wait in car.
  3. Visiting is permitted in designated outside spaces only and will have overhead protection from the sun and rain.
  4. Visitors will be limited to 3 at one time, plus the resident, for a total of 4 people. No pets or children under the age of 2 years old or for any visitor that cannot follow social distancing guidelines or tolerate a facial covering.
  5. Visiting areas will be set-up ahead of time. Please do not move the chairs.
  6. All visitors must pass health screening prior to each visit which shall include temperature checks and blood oxygen levels so please do not take any fever-reducing medication within 6 hours of the scheduled visit.
  7. All visitors must wear a facial covering. If a visitor does not have a facial covering, one will be provided. 
  8. Visitors will be required to wash hands or utilize hand sanitizer prior to and after their visit.
  9. Visitors will be asked to sign an agreement that they will abide by Elmwood’s Visitation Rules during the COVID 19 pandemic at the beginning of each visit and will be provided with a handout about precautions, prevention, risk of spread and the impact of COVID9-19 for our residents.
  10. All visitors must follow social distancing during their visit which means staying 6 feet away from our residents and refraining from hugging, kissing, handholding, shaking hands with the residents. This is to protect their health.
  11. No gifts should be given to the residents. All items must go into the tote box for 72 hours per established drop off procedure.
  12. No smoking, vaping, or chewing during the visit.
  13. Visitation may be halted if the CEO determines there is an increase in case status in the surrounding community, case status in the facility, staffing levels are not adequate, access to adequate testing for residents or access to personal protective equipment is limited or there is not adequate local hospital capacity to care for COVID positive patients.