February 26, 2021
To our Seneca View Residents and Families:
In follow up to the Administrator Update earlier this week (copy attached) we are pleased to inform you that the Seneca View Restricted Visitation Program will be starting this coming Wednesday, March 3rd. Facility staff will begin contacting families on Monday to offer opportunities to schedule a visit, and provide further details.
The visits will be conducted under the guidelines provided by the Department of Health. Initially the meetings will take place in the nursing home dining rooms and when the weather allows we will be moving them outdoors. We are still working out the details but the team will be able to answer your questions when they call to schedule your visit. The end of life visit program will remain in place unchanged. We will also be placing our visitation plan information on our website for convenient access and details will be provided to those arriving at their scheduled times.
Per State requirements, the facility must immediately terminate the program if the strict guidelines are not maintained by all visitors. Any visitor who fails to comply with the stated infection prevention measures will be prohibited from visiting the facility until the pandemic has ended and the state of emergency is lifted. Also, if any staff or resident tests positive for COVID-19 the program will be postponed immediately until the threat of infection has passed.
The Seneca View team is very pleased to begin offering limited visits at this time, however, we are very mindful of the need to follow the guidelines to maintain safety.
We are looking forward to seeing you!
Patrick J. Ryan
Executive Director LTC Services