To our Seneca View Residents, Families and Staff:
Please be advised that the start of our visitation program must be delayed until the beginning of next week. There have been no visits scheduled as we have been working hard to incorporate the new regulations into our visitation plan and have encountered some unexpected delays with the new visitor testing requirements.
The new restricted visitation regulations include our making available, and “strongly encouraging” visitors to receive, COVID-19 rapid tests prior to entering the building. COVID-19 testing is not mandatory, but we must offer the tests to all visitors. We have the testing supplies and have been diligently working with our lab affiliate to establish a process that accommodates all of the isolation, testing, and reporting requirements associated with these tests. More time is needed to ensure our new system is completely in place prior to starting visits.
The restricted visitation program that we had previously designed provided family visitation opportunities two days per week. We are happy to inform you that we will be providing visits five days a week starting this coming Monday. This will allow a weekly visit for the majority of our population, provided the public health situation continues to improve.
Tomorrow morning the Seneca View staff will begin calling families to schedule appointments for next week.
Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions or concerns.
Patrick J. Ryan
Executive Director LTC Services