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Visitation Update

 

June 4, 2021

 

RE: Updated Visitation

Dearest Families,

We will be able to accommodate you 7 days a week from 10am until 7pm. We will continue to require face masks to be worn and screening upon entry. Families may now visit with their loved ones in the room or in designated outdoor areas while maintaining source control and social distancing.

Please come to the front door and follow the check-in procedure as before: Read, fill out, and sign the provided documentation that describes the rules, precautions, and attestation of your current medical condition as a visitor. For those of you visiting the quarantine area (new admissions), please know that personal protective equipment (PPE) will be provided to you. All guests are required to wear at least a surgical mask, perform frequent hand hygiene, and maintain 6 feet distancing while in the facility. Please be understanding of the needs and condition of the person you are visiting – sometimes they may not feel up being visited or may become tired during the visit.

Our facility is continually adhering to local and State guidelines to ensure the safest possible experience for you to enjoy seeing your loved-one in person. Thank you all so much for your continued support through all we have endured together. We appreciate and love you.

 

Sincerely,

 

Brad Willits​

Administrator​

bwillits@ensignservices.net

 

 

Visitation P&P

 

Visitation Guidelines per AFL 20-22.6
Updated: March 18, 2021

Complete this Screening Log and Visitation Education sheet prior to entry.

 

VISITATION POLICY AND PROCEDURE

 

Recommendation

Location

Scheduled Time

Protocol

Recommendation 1

 

 

Outdoor Visitation:

 

Preferred for the safety of our
residents for lower risk of transmission

Mon-Fri
2pm-4pm in
30 min increments

 Call Activities
Department Ex:127

Limited to 2 visitors per visit.

Screening and appropriate PPE

 Subject to change:
outdoor visitations due to inclement weather, poor air quality, resident inability to move outside etc.

Recommendation 2

 

A

 

  

In-Room Visitation

 

Green Zone

7 days a week

9-11am
1-2pm
4-6pm

2 families per session. May have
multiple visitors within the time window

Limited to 2 visitors at a time.

Screening and appropriate PPE
(surgical mask)

  • If both resident and visitor are vaccinated, you may have brief, limited physical contact with your loved one
  • 6’ distancing

 

 


B

 

  

In-Room Visitation

 

Yellow Zone

7 days a week

 9-11am
1-2pm
4-6pm

2 families per session. May have
multiple visitors within the time window

Limited to 2 visitors at a time.

Screening and appropriate FULL PPE
(N95, goggles/face shield, gown, gloves)

  • If both resident and visitor are vaccinated, you may have brief, limited physical contact with your loved one 
  • 6’ distancing
 


C

 

 

Communal
Designated Area: Lobby

7 days a week

 9-11am
1-2pm
4-6pm

2 families per session. May have
multiple visitors within the time window

Limited to 2 visitors at a time.

Screening and appropriate PPE
(surgical mask) 

  • If both resident and visitor are vaccinated, you may have brief, limited physical contact with your loved one
  • 6’ distancing

 

Please follow these instructions and rules upon arrival:

  1. Check in at front desk.
  2. Complete screening log and Visitation Education sheet with signature prior to entry. You may fill out the Visitation Education ahead of time by printing it from the website; camarillohealthcare.com
  3. For in-room visits, take chair and visitation magnet; place magnet on exterior of the door frame before entering room.
  4. Maintain social distancing of at least 6’ while in the facility.
  5. Please avoid going anywhere in the facility other than the designated room or space.
  6. Hand hygiene done before and after visit.
  7. Personal protective equipment (PPE) must be worn at all times as listed in the zone you are entering. PPE will be provided.
  8. Once inside the room, please place your chair on floor marker for social distancing.

General House Rules:

  • Both indoor and outdoor visits will be scheduled ahead of time. To schedule, please call 805-482-9805, ext 127.
  • Frequent hand hygiene.
  • No eating together is allowed. However, food may be brought.
  • Personal items may be brought at time of visit (ex: clothing, personal affects, etc).
  • Green Zone PPE = surgical mask
  • Yellow Zone PPE = N95, gown, face shield/goggles, disposable gloves
  • You may greet and have brief, limited physical contact with your loved one if both parties are FULLY vaccinated.
  • When indicated, please follow 30 minute time limit to allow the opportunity for other family members in your party to visit.
  • When the visit is complete, return to the lobby with chair and magnet for disinfecting.
  • Cloth masks are not allowed in the facility. Must be at least surgical grade or higher.

 

** if in PURPLE tier, indoor visitation okay only with PCR negative test >48 hours old regardless of vaccination status AND with fully vaccinated resident.

*** Subject to change setting of location for adequate degree of privacy and CDPH social distancing guidelines

 

 

COVID-19 Outbreak Update

 

February 19, 2021

 

RE: COVID-19 Outbreak Update

Dearest families and friends,

I am happy to inform you all that Camarillo Healthcare Center is officially out of “outbreak”. In light of this, we are getting back to communal dining, rehab in the gym, use of common spaces, communal activities, and visitation! Having said this, we are still working closely with our local health department and these guidelines can change at any time. Our current county positivity rates are declining each week, so we anticipate that this trend will continue help keep another outbreak at bay. Our staff will continue to be tested at least once per week until the foreseeable future.
Read more

Vaccine Celebration

Protected together! With the recent introduction of the COVID-19 Vaccines, resident and staff covid cases have dropped by over 50%. Our team is honored to do our part in helping to end this year long pandemic.

 

COVID-19 Family Communication

 

February 4, 2021
RE: COVID outbreak update

Families,

We are making headway with all of the challenges surrounding our outbreak! Thank you all for your support and understanding, especially all of the needed room changes! Really, we could not have the success without it. Your loved ones have been wonderful despite the difficulties. I have not seen so many genuine smiles (even under the masks) in my nearly three years working here!

So far, we are headed in the anticipated direction, having converted most all residents into the “GREEN” zone. This means that they are now considered “COVID-recovered” and are no longer under the same quarantined restrictions as before. Read more

COVID-19 Outbreak Update

 

January 15, 2021
RE: COVID-19 Outbreak Update

Families,

This weeks’ testing results impacted the facility more than it has in the past. Our “RED” or COVID unit has needed to expand to encompass all of station 3 to accommodate the newly COVID + residents. Each of those resident families were contacted as their results came in. Besides many room changes, the only difference to the unit from last week is its size. Still there are dedicated staff, breakroom, nursing station, computers, etc for that unit. There is no cross-over from the RED unit to the rest of the building. Read more

COVID-19 Outbreak Update

 

January 7, 2021
RE: COVID-19 Outbreak Update

To our loved families and friends,

With 2020 in the rear-view we were excited to have made it almost the entire year without a COVID outbreak; a statistic entirely unmatched in Ventura County! As you know, we have been battling the last 4 weeks with several of our staff who have tested positive. After four rounds of testing all staff and your loved ones, we were successful with having no sign of facility-based transmission.

This weeks’ testing has gone the other direction, unfortunately. There are now several residents who have tested positive while no new cases amongst the staff. Those residents/families affected have been contacted already by our nursing staff to update and to educate. Since there are no empty COVID positive beds available in the county we are required to house the positive patients here at the facility. Our process to manage this has been worked on for months with the county health department and with CDPH Licensing. There are plastic partitions from floor to ceiling separating the “RED” or positive unit from the rest of the building. This separate wing is with dedicated staff who will not be crossing over into the unaffected areas of the building during their shifts. Those staff members have their own entrance, bathroom, break room, and nursing station. All personal protective equipment (PPE) is provided to care for everyone regardless of their placement in the facility and is being utilized in accordance with CDC standards. This will reduce facility-based transmission.

We continue to take our role as your loved-ones caretakers and protectors very seriously and we appreciate the awesome support you have shown us! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly via email so that I may answer any questions you have. We appreciate you!

Thank you,
Brad Willits
Administrator

 

Preserving Our Resident’s Right to Vote

 

October 21, 2020

 

To Our Valued Residents and Family Members:

 

As a preliminary matter, we want to express our continued gratitude for your ongoing support as we navigate through the COVID-19 environment. We do not take this support for granted, and are so thankful for you during this most unusual year.

Today, however, we write to you about the upcoming election and the Facility’s commitment to honoring, promoting and preserving a resident’s right to vote. We understand that citizens of this Country have this important right, and that the Federal Regulations applicable to skilled nursing facilities likewise ensure that this right is protected while prospective voters are residents in this Facility. [See, for example, 42 CFR Sections 483.10(b)(1)-(2)]. We support the rights of our residents to exercise these rights without interference, discrimination or reprisal, and are taking action to ensure that those residents who wish to vote will be able to do so (whether in person or by mail).

Specifically, we have made the following arrangements related to assisting our resident community in casting their vote(s) relative to this 2020 Election:

  • Anyone who has received their mail-in ballot will be assisted as needed to fill out and send in prior to the deadline.
  • Those who are physically able, and with an “out on pass” order from the physician, may vote in person. We will assist in coordinating transportation with family, and in some cases, to have a staff member accompany to the local precinct.
  • Resident council has addressed the subject of voting and no concerns were brought up. This is explained in resident Care Plan meetings as well.
  • Activities Department and other personnel are assisting and coordinating with residents and/or the families to obtain ballots previously sent to another location to be forwarded here. (All those reading this who fit this situation we ask that you please bring or send it to us as soon as possible.)

Please note that, in light of the COVID-19 situation, voting by mail can minimize the potential exposure associated with our residents being out in the community or members of the community being present in the Facility. While this virus remains a threat, we are committed to taking action consistent with the safety and health of our residents and staff – voting by mail is most compatible with our infection prevention and control initiatives. If our family members have received a mail-in ballot at home for the resident or have access to the resident’s mail and can make that ballot available, we would ask you to do so at your earliest convenience. Otherwise, we will secure mail-in ballots from election officials in the area for those preferring to vote in this manner. For those residents who wish to vote in person, we will follow the procedure outlined above and do our best to make that happen.

Just by way of reminder, Election Day is NOVEMBER 3, 2020. Of course, we welcome any questions you might have, and we look forward to assisting our residents in making their voices heard by exercising their right to vote!

 

Thank you,

Brad Willits
Administrator

 

 

Updated Visitation Information

 

 

September 1, 2020

 

Dear Residents, Family and Friends:

 

Thank you all for being so understanding and supportive throughout this COVID environment – we appreciate you! In light of the visitation guidelines given by Ventura County Health Department, we wanted to provide you all with a way to visit your loved one in person. Together as a team, and in conjunction with the county guidance, we have created an outline that enables us to have an in person visit outside the facility. We are very excited for this!! Our first scheduled date will be on Monday, Sept 14th! Read more

Employee COVID-19 Diagnosis

 

June 19, 2020

Dear Residents, Family and Friends:

 

This is an update on what is happening at Camarillo Healthcare Center in this fluid COVID-19 environment. While things continue to evolve, we want to make sure you are kept in the loop and have access to available information. As such, we need to update you that we had one of our employees test results show for positive COVID-19. This individual did not have any direct contact with your loved one and is not allowed back to work for the time being. They will be following the directed self-quarantine instructions as outlined by Ventura County Public Health (VCPH).

We have been in constant contact with VCPH and California Dept of Public Health (CDPH) and are continuing to provide and practice all infection control/prevention procedures to the strictest standards. So far all residents have been tested and have negative results. Most of our employees have completed their baseline testing (as informed on our most recent update) and have negative results, with this one exception.

We continue being vigilant in implementing our COVID-19 specific infection prevention interventions since the beginning of the pandemic as previously stated. These practices will continue going forward, without exception.

Thank you all for being so wonderful, supportive, and understanding amidst this unique situation. Please reach out with any specific questions you may have to the Administrator, Brad Willits, at bwillits@ensignservices.net. We appreciate you and we thank you!

 

-The Team at Camarillo Healthcare Center