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The administrator or designee is responsible for ensuring that staff adhere to policy and procedure.


No health care facility in Florida may require a vaccine as a condition to visitation and must allow for consensual physical contact between patients and their loved ones.

  • End-of-life situations

  • A resident, client, or patient who was living with family before being admitted to the provider’s care

    is struggling with the change in environment and lack of in-person family support

  • The resident, client, or patient is making one or more major medical decisions

  • A resident, client, or patient is experiencing emotional distress or grieving the loss of a friend or

    family member who recently died

  • A resident, client, or patient needs cueing or encouragement to eat or drink which was previously

    provided by a family member or caregiver

  • A resident, client, or patient who used to talk and interact with others is seldom speaking


    The Assisted Living will resume consensual visitation to family and friends with heightened universal precautions between the hours of 9am to 9pm after checking in at the front desk or with an authorized staff member.

    The community will welcome no greater than a party of 3 to visit with their loved one(s).
    The community will either direct the visitor to the posted procedures or provide them with a handout. PURPOSE

  1. To ensure that safety is carried out during a pandemic transition.

  2. To increase resident and family social bonding.

  3. To help resume normalcy to minimize resident feelings of isolation and depression.


Education for Visitors

PROCEDURES (as per the state of Florida, mask wearing may be optional and used at discretion of the visitor and resident). During a Pandemic PPE’s will be enforced.


The visitation policies and procedures required by this section must allow in-person visitation in all the

following circumstances, unless the resident, client, or patient objects:


  1. If family member calls before attending, they will receive a verbal introduction as to what will happen when they arrive

  2. Mask is to be worn covering both nose and mouth

  3. Temperature must be taken and read below 99 degrees by both visitor and resident before

    engagement is allowed

  4. Wash hands

  5. Complete screening questionnaire

  6. Complete the consensual physical contact form

  7. Wash hands again

  8. Social distance at a minimum of 6 feet apart

  9. A staff will direct you to your loved one(s)

  10. Food sharing (drinks, utensils.) will not be allowed during visitation

  11. The visitation shall not exceed two hours daily

  12. After visitation, both resident and family members will wash their hands.

  13. This process will be overseen by the administrator or designee

  14. Visitor will sign out in the logbook.

Note: Demented residents may be fragile and may not be able to follow directives, in such a situation, the resident will be supported by a care staff member.


If a visitor violates the procedures, the visitation can be suspended.


1. Wash hands or sanitize before signing in.
2. Sign In and answer questionnaire if applicable
3. Use social distances of 6 feet apart
4. Use face covering or mask, covering nose and mouth.
5. Do not bring food or beverages into the facility
6. Do not engage with other residents (only your family member or patient) 7. Discard face mask and gloves in a trash bin on the premises
8. Consult with front desk / administrator with any questions.

(ex: privacy room to meet with resident, status of care, etc.)



The hour for visitation is between 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The visitation will be for a minimum of 2 hours to ensure other family visitation can occur. If more time is needed, please request with the administrator or management.

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