COVID-19 News

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We are currently allowing limited inside visitation for our residents. (Updated 11/23/20)

Our salon is now open – see guidelines in visitation plan below.

The week of July 12th all residents and staff tested negative for the COVID -19 virus.

We have met all initial Department of Health requirements to allow outdoor limited visitation for our residents.

Scheduled visitation with Residents will start on July 28, 2020.

Please read our COVID -19 Visitation Plan below for procedures to schedule a visit and the strict guidelines we need follow during visitation.

Millview of Latham Visitation Plan (Updated 11/17/20)

It is Millview’s goal to provide safe, socially distanced inside and outside visitation for our residents with their loved ones. The location of visitation will be determined by Millview in consideration of weather conditions.

The following procedures must be followed in order to comply with the Department of Health’s approval for visitation and will be strictly adhered to.

Visitors (including peer bridgers and care managers) will be permitted when the following conditions are met as determined by Millview of Latham or Department of Health

    1. Visitor is 18 years of age or older, or accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older.
    2. Adequate staff are present to allow for personnel to help with the transition of residents, monitoring of visitation, and cleaning and disinfecting visitation areas after each visit.
    3. Signage regarding facemask utilization and hand hygiene practices and uses, and applicable floor markings to cue social distancing delineations to ensure 6 ft distancing are present.
    4. Visitors are screened for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 prior to resident access and are refused access if they exhibit any symptoms or do not pass the screening questions. Screening will consist of both temperature checks and asking screening questions to assess potential exposure to COVID-19 which shall include questions regarding international travel or travel to other states designated under the Commissioner’s travel advisory. Millview will maintain documentation of the screening questions asked onsite and make it available upon the Department’s request for purposes of inspection and potential contact tracing. Documentation must include the following for each visitor or representative of the long-term care ombudsman program (LTCOP) to the ACF:
      A screening form with the following information must be completed with staff for each visitor
      1. First and last name of the visitor;
      2. Physical (street) address of the visitor;
      3. Daytime and evening telephone number;
      4. Date and time of visit;
      5. Email address if available
      6. A notation indicating the individual cleared the screening (both temperature and questions) that does not include any individual temperatures or other individual specific information.
    5. Areas where visitors and residents meet will be appropriately disinfected by staff between visitations using an EPA-approved disinfectant.
    6. Adequate PPE to ensure residents wear a facemask or face covering during visitation will be provided .
    7. Visitors must wear a face covering at all times, and be 6 feet apart from residents. The facility will provide a facemask if the visitor shows up lacking a face covering.
    8. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers will be provided to visitors and residents, and staff will demonstrate appropriate use.
    9. Visitation will be limited to 2 maximum per resident and each resident will be allowed 1 visit per 10 days to allow all residents an opportunity to visit .
    10. Visitation will be limited to outdoor areas, weather permitting and inside visitation areas. Millview will make the determination as to where visitation will be held. Under certain end of life conditions (Hospice) visitation will be allowed inside in a well ventilated area. At no time shall the total number of visitors exceed 10 percent of the in-house resident census
    11. Current COVID-19 positive residents, residents with COVID-19 signs or symptoms, and residents in a 14-day quarantine or observation period are not eligible for visits.
    12. A short, easy-to-read fact sheet outlining visitor expectations including appropriate hand hygiene and face covering requirements will be provided upon initial screening to all visitors.
    13. A team to include, the administrator, case manager and quality assurance manager(admissions coordinator) will review visitation program compliance with this Health Advisory.
    14. 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.

NY state Department of Health and/or Millview of Latham has the right to cancel our visitation program at any time.

In addition if Millview of Latham has a positive COVID test with a resident or staff member, all visitations must be suspended for a period of 14 days from the date of the positive test.

Updates to visitation and suspension of such will made available on the Millview of Latham website, COVID page. Please check the site before coming for any pre- scheduled visits for updated information including restrictions on visiting.

Visits will be scheduled by calling the Activities department on Monday’s only of each week to schedule a visit that week. Visits may only be scheduled one week at a time.

Visits Will Be Offered
Tuesdays           9:00am to 11:00am and 1:00pm to 2:45pm
Wednesday        9:00am to 11:00am and 1:00 pm to 2:45pm
Thursday            9:00am to 11:00am
Sunday               9:00 am to 11:00am, 1:00 pm, 2:30pm

Visits will be allowed for a duration of 45 minutes. Another visit may not be scheduled until 15 minutes after a visitation has ended to allow staff time to disinfect the visitation area and screen the new visitors before the resident is brought out to visit.

No visitors will be permitted indoor access to the building, other than the allowed visitation area and they should wait in their vehicle until the visiting area is cleared of people and cleaned.

No window visits will be allowed once Millview has decided has been made to move visitation inside.

In order to provide Beauty Salon Services at Millview the following must be adhered to:

  1. The beautician will be Covid tested and have proof of a negative test within 7 days of the start of the salon re-opening and then be tested weekly thereafter.
  2. Beautician will be screened prior to entering Millview for signs and symptoms of COVID
  3. Beautician must wash hands when entering the building, prior to initiating services and between residents.
  4. Beautician and Resident will use hand sanitizer prior to entry prior to Salon before starting services and after services are complete
  5. Resident will wear a face mask at all times while in the salon, Beautician will wear a face mask and a face shield
  6. Gloves will be available and use when applicable and capes or aprons will be used for one person only.
  7. Salon will be disinfected by Beautician between residents, at the end of the day and before starting services the day next and documented
  8. Only one resident will receive service at a time, the door to the salon will remain closed during service. There will be no waiting area outside the salon.
  9. Residents on quarantine will not be allowed to have services during that time
  10. The Beautician will agree to all these requirements and those stated in DOH advisory for Resumption of Salon Services before services resume.

Updated 11/17/20