Harbor Crest is Restricting Visitors Due to Coronavirus
Over the past couple of days, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have imposed more severe restrictions on visitations. Effective immediately, visits from family members, friends and non-essential health care personnel are no longer permitted. Exceptions will be made only in compassionate care situations such as end-of-life care (and in those cases, restricted to the resident’s room only). All visitors entering the facility for compassionate care purposes will be screened prior to their entrance.
No visitors will be permitted if they show signs of respiratory infection (fever, cough or sore throat), have been in contact with someone with or under investigation for the COVID-19, or have traveled outside of the country within the last 14 days to any restricted countries. Upon leaving the facility, all visitors should self-monitor for signs and symptoms for 14 days.
Some additional steps we are taking to minimize resident and staff risk include:
• Cancellation of all internal and external communal dining and group activities.
• Active screening of all residents and staff for fever and respiratory symptoms; all staff will be screened at the beginning of each shift. Any ill staff members identified will be immediately be sent home to seek care and self-isolate.
• Ongoing reminders of the importance of social distancing and proper hand hygiene.
We will continue to monitor COVID-19 developments at the local and national level to ensure that we have the most effective precautions in place. We are committed to keeping our residents and families apprised of any new developments regarding visitation.
Harbor Crest Skilled Nursing Facility
Harbor Crest Home, an 84 bed facility with private and semi-private rooms, is a family-style nursing home located in a small-town farming community. Our staff is friendly and caring with good work standards, longevity and lower turnover.
The mission of the Activity Department is to plan, organize and implement life enriching activities based on unique preferences and personalities of each of our residents. We build meaningful relationships with residents and families as we provide assistance with daily living. We develop and maintain a good rapport with all service teams involved with care and planning of our residents. We provide purposeful, emotional, physical, social, spiritual and intellectual activities to enrich the lives of those we serve each day.
We are the only facility in the area that has a Nurse Practitioner who visits twice a week to monitor residents' health issues. Our Nurse Practioner is always available for our staff to reach out to when needed. This greatly reduces the need for residents to leave the facility to seek outside medical treatment.
Harbor Crest gladly accepts Medicaid, Medicare, long-term, short-term and respite care.
I am really pleased with my mother's care at Harbor Crest, the communication is excellent. My mother is active and busy at Harbor Crest, which she now calls her home.
- Arnie Vogel
Harbor Crest is a wonderful place. My mom has been there for over a year and she is happy to call it her home. If not for the staff, she would not be where she is today, which is HAPPY and well cared for. We are very grateful to Harbor Crest.
- Dawn Stage
Harbor Crest has been a wonderful home for three members of our family. We appreciate the excellent care, and the kindness that the staff shows the residents. It is a great senior community, we would certainly recommend it.
- Kathy and Bob Simpson