Our Current Position on Outdoor Visits With Residents
As the weather gets nicer, many are asking about visiting in-person outdoors on property. PioneerCare has recently evaluated its policy and continues to seek guidance from regulatory agencies on this issue. In-person social interactions are associated with increased risk of infection. For this reason, we have not yet determined the safest way to allow outdoor visits on property.
Current CDC, CMS and MDH guidance for all senior living facilities is to restrict all visitors and non-essential health care personnel, except for certain compassionate care situations, such as end-of-life situations. As of this moment, and out of an abundance of caution, we are not allowing outdoor visiting on PioneerCare property. It is our priority to get you the most current information and if our policy on outdoor visiting changes, residents, tenants, and families will be notified.
Visits through closed windows are allowed and encouraged. We have posted room numbers on exterior windows at the care center so the correct rooms can be identified. In lieu of in-person visits, PioneerCare can offer other alternative means of communication through the use of technology. Please contact us or follow the links below to learn more about how that can be done.
These are stressful days and we too are looking forward to the day when this global pandemic is behind us – and to the day when our buildings are restored back to what they are meant to be, as gathering places for visitors and every day comings and goings. In the meantime, we are making a good faith effort to balance needs with safety. We are asking people to use an abundance of caution until the threat of this virus is past.
Thank you for your patience and support.