Update: February 4, 2021
Good afternoon Hilltop Manor Family:
We completed this week’s round of testing for our residents and staff. I am pleased to report that all of our residents and staff have been negative for 14 days. Hilltop currently has no active cases and are considered COVID free at this time.
We will now be testing staff once weekly due to the decrease in percentage of positive COVID-19 test results in Kingman County. If we receive positive results from testing, we will notify our residents, families and staff.
As of today, we are able to resume visitation as follows:
- Visitors will need to call Hilltop Manor to schedule visits at (620) 298-2781. Please try to allow us 24 hours’ notice to schedule visits as able.
- We will not schedule visitation during meal times.
- We will not have more than 6 visitors in the building at one time.
- Visitors will be asked to remain in a specific area of the Community and to practice social distancing at all times.
- Each visitor will be required to complete a “wellness check” as performed by Hilltop Manor staff. Visitor must pass wellness check to proceed with visit.
- Each visitor as well as the resident will be required to wear a cloth mask during visit. Visitors should provide their own personal face mask. Hilltop will provide a mask if a visitor does not have one.
- In order to remain open to indoor visitation, there must be no new positive COVID-19 cases for residents or staff members in the previous 14 days. Having a positive case will cause the Community to pause visitation for a 14-day period of wellness with the exception of compassionate care visits.
- We are regulated by the State and Federal government and we continue to be compliant with those regulations.
- We are working hand in hand with the local Health Department and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
As always, we appreciate your continued support during these challenging times. Please do not hesitate to call with any questions or concerns.
Darcy Kemmis RN, BSN
Our Family/Resident Visitation Plan
Community: Hilltop Manor Skilled Nursing Center
Start Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2020
As shared in a letter on June 26h, we have been given permission by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) scheduling visits between our residents and families/friends. Visits will start on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.
Here is our plan:
- We have set up 3 outdoor and 2 indoor visitor stations. These locations will have social distancing measures in place for residents and visitors to follow that maintain 6 foot distancing and will be staffed by an employee. The visitor station will be equipped with hand sanitizer which all parties will use prior to and after each visit.
- Our employees will have each visitor sign in and read through the reopening plan, provide needed information on the visitation sign in sheet and complete a wellness screening. This screening tool will require a temperature check, 02 saturation, respirations and a questionnaire. Anyone not meeting the requirements of the screening will be required to reschedule the visit.
- Please bring your own mask(s). If one is not available a mask will be provided. Masks MUST be worn at all times during the visit.
We will require an appointment for each visit. Please contact us by phone at 620-298-2781 Monday through Friday to schedule your visit. No visits will be allowed that are not prescheduled with the community staff.
- To allow everyone the opportunity to schedule an initial visit with their loved one we are not allowing “standing visits” to be scheduled at this time. We also must schedule visits around meal times and when there is staff available for the visit station.
- Within the next two weeks we hope to have a more automated system in place for self-scheduling and we will email you that link when it is available.
We will allow 2 visitors at a time per resident in a 30-minute increment. Each visitor must be able to demonstrate proper infection control practices.
- If infection control practices are not followed then the visit will end and the resident will be placed on a 14 day in room quarantine for the safety of other residents.
- We will disinfect the visitation station between each resident’s scheduled visit.
Window visits of course are still encouraged with a closed window to prevent transmission and can be done without an appointment. Video chats also remain available to residents and family via “Join.Me”, Skype, Facebook or Zoom.
For the health and safety of our residents, please use good judgement with regard to outdoor temperatures before having your loved one join you for an outdoor visit. If a heat index warning has been issued, we will ask that you do a window visit instead.
Your patience as we navigate this new process is greatly appreciated.
Beth A Towns LNHA