The staff at Oroville Hospital Post Acute Center would like to say thank you for patience and understanding during this difficult time as we navigate guidance from our state and local agencies regarding Covid-19. We continue to take precautionary steps to help mitigate Covid-19 throughout the facility. Our residents’ safety is always a priority as well as maintaining connection with family and loved ones for their psychosocial wellbeing. We continue to closely monitor updates from our local health department as well as the CDC in regards to Covid-19, its variants, and precautionary steps we need to take to protect our staff and residents. We will continue to provide updates regarding Covid-19 as new information becomes available.
Visitation changes have been implemented and my hope is that connecting with your loved has become easier. We continue to take steps based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to reduce the spread and impact of COVID-19 and we will make changes as needed. Visitation at this time does not require an appointment and has no time limit. Larger parties will be accommodated as appropriate space allows, and visitors are encouraged to reach out to our reception team to coordinate visitation in a larger communal space.
The following guidelines are utilized for visitation;
Indoor, In-Room Visitation:
- Fully Vaccinated Visitors:
- Verification of COVID-19 vaccination by physical card, photo of card, or QR code that confirms vaccination status when scanned
- Unvaccinated or Partially Vaccinated Visitors:
- Verification of negative COVID-19 test –
- PCR or molecular test within 48 hours
- Antigen test within 24 hours – testing available and performed onsite
- All Visitors:
- Screened for signs or symptoms of COVID-19
- Screened for recent COVID-19 exposure
- Wear a surgical mask
- Wear eye protection or face shield
- Other Personal Protective Equipment as required by the facility – will be provided by the facility at no cost to the visitor
- Verification of negative COVID-19 test –
- All Visitors:
- Outdoor visitation poses a lower risk for the spread of COVID-19 and is available for all visitors regardless of vaccination status so long as weather conditions or individual resident function supports outdoor visitation
- Visitors who decline to provide either proof of vaccination or perform COVID-19 testing will only be permitted outdoor visitation. Extenuating circumstances, such as but not limited to end of life care, will be evaluated for indoor, in-room visitation for these visitors on a case by case basis.
- All visitors, regardless of vaccination status, are expected to maintain physical distance from staff members, residents, and other visitors who are not in their visitation party at all times.
We will continue to offer family members alternative ways to communicate with their loved ones through video chat, phone calls, text messages, or social media. Please contact our facility directly to discuss all available options to include visitation so we can do our best to assist you and your loved one.
We will continue to provide you with updates. Please know that we are adhering to guidelines from the local and state health departments, which continue to evolve as we learn more about this virus and its variants. We know that you may have questions and we encourage you to reach out to our center. Please refer to our website at www.orovillepostacute.com for updates or call us at (530) 533-7335 about the status of your loved one.
Dawn M Abel
We recognize that nursing homes and assisted living facilities are at high risk for contracting and spreading infectious diseases including COVID-19. Our utmost concern is for the health and well-being of each of our residents and to ensure our staff is healthy and able to continue to care for residents. We continue to take precautionary measures and follow CDC guidelines. We are also receiving information from state and local officials. Please review this information to see what precautions we are taking to protect against COVID-19.
The measures we are taking include:
– Clear and constant communication with staff, residents, and visitors
– Posting signs and reminders throughout the facility for hand hygiene, PPE use, and respiratory etiquette
– Posting information to our website
Protection with our workforce includes:
– Screening employees, residents, and visitors for symptoms of acute respiratory illness including, but not limited to, fever, shortness of breath, cough.
– Sick leave policies are non-punitive and flexible
– Encouraging sick employees to stay home and call in replacement staff
– Training and ensuring proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and hand hygiene
– Verifying an inventory of PPE
Protection with our residents includes:
– Separating residents who show respiratory symptoms away from others
– Minimizing field trips and activities outside the facility
– Having activities that allow residents to maintain safe distances from others
– Allowing for in-room dining to reduce the risk of spreading disease
– Increasing cleaning in common areas (therapy rehabilitation area, dining area, activity area, lobby area, etc.)
Protection of all visitors, vendors, and deliveries includes:
– Increasing monitoring or screening of visitors and vendors for respiratory symptoms
– Limiting touching and social greeting
– Encouraging family and friends to reach out socially (phone call, video conferencing) to residents to help with feelings of loneliness and isolation during this time
We appreciate the confidence and trust you have in us to care for family members. We will keep you informed as we continue to navigate the ongoing situation.
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Oroville Hospital Post Acute Center
1000 Executive Parkway
Oroville, CA 95966