LeadingAge Ohio All Member Q & A Webinar - Shared screen with speaker view
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When is says all residents at all times. Is that with the understanding that it should be scheduled and as long as it is scheduled it could take place at any time?
Are we able to specify visiting hours?
Just got on the call late. Has the 7th amended order come out yet?
Can we have families just show up to visit without scheduling the visit as long as we are able to follow all visitation protocols once they arrive?
If a resident is admitted and has been vaccinated do they need to be quarantine for 14 days?
Yes … you’ll find it on our COVID hub
7th Amended Order Nursing Homes:https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/OHOOD/2021/03/23/file_attachments/1731717/Amended%20Director%27s%20Order%20to%20Permit%20Access%20to%20Nursing%20Homes%20with%20Exceptions%203-22-21.pdf
Here are the links to the orders...
7th Amended Order RCFs:https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/OHOOD/2021/03/23/file_attachments/1731715/Amended%20Director%27s%20Order%20to%20Permit%20Access%20to%20Assisted%20Living%203-22-21.pdf
Does screening tool still need to include questions about travel out of "state"?
The order says ok to visit in private rooms. Can visits take place in semi-private rooms with roommate present?
any more detail on instructional signage throughout the facility? Are there posters already made up we can use for this?
Order on testing in RCFs: https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/OHOOD/2021/03/23/file_attachments/1731708/Amended%20RCF%20Testing%20Order%203-22-21.pdf
Can we have these excellent slides for education purposes. This is a great presentation!
are these the same for assisted living facilities?
Order on testing in NHs: https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/OHOOD/2021/03/23/file_attachments/1731714/Amended%20Director%27s%20Order%20Testing%20-%20Nursing%20Homes%203-22-21.pdf
Yes, we will have the slides on the LeadingAge Ohio COVID HUB
Does facility have to supply mask if visitor has a proper one?
In regards to posting in the facility, what happens if the location for the visitation is in an area that is a common area that doesn't enter the nursing facility areas. Does it still need to be posted on the floors?
Can we get a copy of these slides?
I thought the residents could choose to touch and not distance themselves from family
For outdoor visits, can the family walk around with the resident (i.e. around the pond or just around the grounds), or do they have to stay in a designated outside area?
Vaccinated vs unvaccinated - Residents going out to appointments do they have to be quarantined.
For compassionate care; is there a time limit for the compassionate visit (i.e. like the 30 min. indoor visit max).?
Is scheduling a must? Can we have a "come as you please" visitation policy?
Are visitors required to wear eye protection if staff is required to wear eye protection.
Can residents have visitors in a private room if the resident is in quaratine after a hospital admission?
Can the KN-95 masks be worn by visitors in replacement of the surgical masks?
Can you use a shield instead of mask on resident reading lips
If residents are vaccinated, visitor is not, is touch still allowed? How do we reconcile touch with the social distancing required in private room visits? Thank you for doing this!
Visitor restroom use when visiting I the room how to police?
Is there a requirement to show proof of vaccination status?
How about a staff case versus a resident case for visitation?
So my building is one hall way. If we have a staff member test positive but after contact tracing do not feel we need to quarantine any residents due to no exposure, would you say that we are OK to continue visits on this hall?
just making sure this applies to assisted living as well?
can vaccinated RCF residents go off unit to visit with other vaccinated IL residents and not quarantine if they are off the unit for a few hours?
How do we monitor in-room visitation for mask wearing/hand washing/touching if the visits are occurring in the resident's room? Are we not required to monitor that if we provide information and training?
Can you provide guidance on which type of mask and/or goggles (staff) are needed depending on county positivity rates, and presence/absence of COVID in the building?
Can you limit compassionate care visits to a schedule and when staff are available to facilitate the visit
Is staff still required to wear face shield/goggles
This time, the Ohio Department of Health issued two separate orders-- one for nursing facilities and one for residential care facilities. While the orders are largely similar, it's important to review both, as there are differences.
does the plexiglass still need to be used for communal dining?
If 2 residents have been vaccinated and need to be fed, could they sit closer than 6 feet?
what about adult day
so to clarify we can open the dining & activity services back up as long as we can social distance ,including face covering and hand hygiene
On the testing order it says unless the exposure to COVID was outside of the facility and they did not enter the facility while potentially infectious. Is this window 48 hours or the 14 days?
This is a late question now that visitation is more open but Is there specific documentation that needs to be in place when doing compassionate care visits ? Most visitors feel their loved one is in need
If staff has had confirmed COVID infection but not vaccinated, are they included in the once weekly testing?
On what date will the twice weekly for non-vaccinated staff begin?
Do hcp still need to wear goggles/ faceshield?
On what date will the twice weekly for non-vaccinated staff begin for RCF?
Do we need proof of the vaccination or can we just document it based on interviews?
We do not plan on testing visitors at this point in time
How do the CDC travel recommendations work with out of state family visitation? There seems to be conflict if family can come in to the private room.
wow, just wow! this was excellent!!!! thank you so much!
Do residents who are taken out by families for dinner, etc. have to quarantine upon return to the facility?
If a visitor tests positive but has had no resident contact does it affect our visitation?
Are face shields still recommended for staff to reduce exposure risk?
How do we monitor visits in residents' rooms to assure masks stay on, etc. when the family will want privacy and close the door?
For hospice staff who are vaccinated and visiting NF, what information should be provided to the NF for justification in the "lesser" testing frequency as the hospice agency must submit test results to the NF.
We understand limiting the number of residents at a dining table, our tables are 4 feet round. all our residents are vaccinated - will they ever be able to eat together again? or should we just buy 6 ft round tables?
can Stephanie repeat that part on escorting- if going to a resident room?
In regards to proof for vaccination, what about new admissions from the hospitals who state they have been vaccinated. Can we accept their statement that they are vaccinated?
Are family members aloud to take resident's to outside appointments?
Do staff members not in the quarantine unit need to wear goggles or face shield? Is this based on county positivity rate?
Non-isolation/non-quarantine units only have to wear surgical mask and NO FACE SHIELD or GOGGLES correct?
Are faceshields needed outside the COVID area?
Residents in NH are they still only required for outbreaks or for symptoms
can families come and take their loved one out for the day if they have been vaccinated, the residents and or family member.
If the county percentage does not reflect the color on the Ohio map what do we do for testing? Ex: Cyahoga county