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COVID-19 Reopening Resources

  • Compassionate Care Visits Policy & Procedure v1 (Released 8/18/20)
    A policy & procedure that follows CDC and CMS guidelines regarding Compassionate Care Visitation.
  • Compassionate Care Visits Policy & Procedure - Spanish v1 (Released 8/24/20)
    A policy & procedure that follows CDC and CMS guidelines regarding Compassionate Care Visitation. (Spanish version)
  • Early Progressive Mobility Program v1 (Released 8/24/20)
    Sarcopenia, a loss of muscle mass, can begin after only 2 days of bed rest, decreasing muscle strength by 1%-3% per day. One week of bed rest can result in a 20% decrease in muscle strength and an additional 20% muscle strength loss for each week on bed rest! The purpose of this program is to introduce a mobility program designed to maintain baseline mobility and functional capacity, decrease the incidence of delirium, and decrease the length of stay in hospitalized patients.
  • Early Progressive Mobility Program - Spanish v1 (Released 8/27/20)
    Sarcopenia, a loss of muscle mass, can begin after only 2 days of bed rest, decreasing muscle strength by 1%-3% per day. One week of bed rest can result in a 20% decrease in muscle strength and an additional 20% muscle strength loss for each week on bed rest! The purpose of this program is to introduce a mobility program designed to maintain baseline mobility and functional capacity, decrease the incidence of delirium, and decrease the length of stay in hospitalized patients. (Spanish version)
  • Outdoor Visitation Reopening Policy & Procedure v1 (Released 8/18/20)
    A policy & procedure that follows CDC and CMS guidelines and best practices for outdoor visitation.
  • Outdoor Visitation Reopening Policy & Procedure - Spanish v1 (Released 8/24/20)
    A policy & procedure that follows CDC and CMS guidelines and best practices for outdoor visitation. (Spanish version)
  • Reopening Group Activities v1 (Released 8/18/20)
    A policy & procedure that follows CDC and CMS guidelines regarding reopening and group activities.
  • Reopening Group Activities - Spanish v1 (Released 8/24/20)
    A policy & procedure that follows CDC and CMS guidelines regarding reopening and group activities. (Spanish version)
  • Talking Points on Visitation after Vaccination from AMDA (Posted 2/18/21)
    As we welcome the long-awaited COVID-19 vaccines and continue to educate residents and staff about the many benefits of vaccination against this deadly virus, we understand that the expected next step will be to reopen facilities to visitors who are longing to hug their loved ones again. However, reopening facilities to visitors will not be a “one size fits all” policy, and most importantly, we still need more scientific data regarding whether getting the vaccine prevents or significantly decreases transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to others, or simply prevents the person who is vaccinated from becoming sick with COVID-19. Communicating these ideas to residents and family members may be difficult, but an honest and open discussion about this now is important as patience is running low and many expected that the doors would be opened and visits resumed soon after vaccination of residents and staff was complete.