For convenience of family and friends, The Manor at Blue Water Bay maintains open visiting hours, however, all visitors are encouraged to come between 7:00 a.m. and early evening. The main front entry is the only point of access for visitors. Should the door be locked, a video call station is located on the wall to the left of the front door. Facility staff will respond and assist visitors with entry to the facility.
Any person or representative of any group that you, as a resident, wish to see is welcome. For special occasions or for additional privacy, arrangements may be made for private space by planning in advance by contacting your Social Services representative.
Both residents and their visitors are responsible for conducting themselves in a manner conducive to the health and welfare of all residents residing in the facility.
The facility respects a resident’s right to the use and quiet enjoyment of his or her personal room or, in the case of multiple occupancy, that part of his/her room designated for personal use. The facility recognizes the right to consensual physical contact between a resident and their visitor. Upon your request, you can be provided privacy for visits with your spouse, other relatives, or friends, to the extent possible or feasible.
Additionally, a resident may designate a visitor who is a family member, friend, guardian, or other individual as an essential caregiver. An essential caregiver is allowed to make in-person visits for 2 hours daily. Circumstances that support essential caregiver visits include:
A resident that is struggling with the change in environment and lack of in-person family support.
A resident that is making one or more major medical decisions
A resident that is experiencing emotional distress or grieving the loss of a friend or family member who recently died
A resident who used to talk and interact with others that is now seldom speaking
Visitors may be required to agree in writing to follow the facility policies and procedures. The facility may suspend in-person visitation of a specific visitor if the visitor violates the facility’s policies and procedures.
Residents may deny or withdraw consent for a visit at any time.
Facility requirements for Infection Prevention
Core Principles of COVID-19 Infection Prevention
Screening of all who enter the facility for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (for example; temperature checks, questions about and observations of signs or symptoms), and denial of entry of those with signs or symptoms or those who have had close contact with someone with COVID-19 infection in the prior 14 days (regardless of the visitor’s vaccination status)
Hand hygiene (use of alcohol-based hand rub is preferred)
Face covering or mask (covering mouth and nose)
Social distancing of at least six feet when visiting a resident is recommended
Visitors should physically distance from other residents and staff in the facility
Cleaning and disinfecting of high-frequency touched surfaces
Appropriate staff use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
These core principles are consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance for nursing homes, and should be adhered to at all times.
While taking a person-centered approach and adhering to the core principles of COVID-19 infection prevention, outdoor visitation is preferred even when the resident and visitor are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Outdoor visits generally pose a lower risk of transmission due to increased space and airflow. Therefore, visits should be held outdoors whenever practicable.
The facility will allow indoor visitation at all times and for all residents regardless of vaccination status, with a few exceptions when visitation should be limited due to a high risk of COVID-19 transmission. Essential “compassionate” care visits are permitted at all times.
The Administrator and Director of Nursing are designated to be responsible for ensuring that staff adhere to the established visitation and PPE guidelines.