Must Have Appointment and Follow Guidelines For Visit
Rochella Dennison (left) visits with her mother, Cora Luttrell. Ms. Cora has been at the facility for 11 years and celebrated her 100th birthday on March 10, 2020.
Edmonson Voice Report:
Genesis Health, Edmonson Center in Brownsville has announced that they will resume visitation opportunities at their facility beginning Monday, July 13th.
Nursing home patients and residents across the country have been restricted to their rooms and have not been able to visit with their loved ones, except for exceptional circumstances, such as end-of-life situations.
"To make things easier for families, in mid-March, we implemented the ability for families and loved ones to perform video conferencing calls using Zoom technology and we have updated families via regular video conference calls," said Dr. Richard Feifer, Chief Medical Officer.
Dr. Feifer also noted that many states are beginning to allow outdoor visitation by families at facilities where permitted and with precautions. He said that Kentucky has given nursing homes the green light to resume visitation with precautions.
"At Edmonson Center, we will begin offering visitation outside on Monday, July 13, 2020," he said. "Visitors and residents will need to wear masks, practice safe social distancing, and visitors will be screened prior to the visit - including a temperature check. We will pre-schedule visits and will allow no more than two residents to have visitors at any one time. Staff are currently being trained on the appropriate precautions and will be present to assist with the visits."
Ms. Geraldine Madison (far left) and Mark Ashley visit with their sister, Evelyn Knox. Ms. Knox has been at the facility for 2 years and will celebrate her 90th birthday on July 15, 2020.
A trial run was held today at the facility to work out any issues before Monday. Today, visitors used the custom-built shield outdoors by local Scout Brycen Daniels to meet with their family members.
The facility said that on Monday, there will be 30-minute time slots available for visitation, and an appointment is necessary in order to attend. During these half hour slots, visitation will be for 20 minutes and the other 10 are designated for sanitation and to prepare for the next visitor.
Time slots will be available first come, first served and will run from 8am to 11:30am, then from 1pm to 4pm. You must have an appointment for a visit and no more than two visitor will be allowed with a resident at one time. Call the facility's activities department to schedule an appointment at 270-597-2335.