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Recent Updates Regarding

COVID-19

Covid-19 Update: Safety Protocols

Message from Lisa Tsotsos, Administrator

The entire Masonic Home of Florida community is pleased to announce a more relaxed protocol that enables us to safely spend quality time together with family and friends, both on campus and out in the larger community. We are thankful to be on the other side of last year’s challenges and are adding additional opportunities to enrich the lives of residents while continuing to be vigilant in following precautions in compliance with infection control and safety guidelines as directed by the Florida Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Visitation Guidelines (Effective December 5, 2021)

The entire Masonic Home of Florida community is pleased to announce a more relaxed protocol that enables us to safely spend quality time together with family and friends, both on campus and out in the larger community. We are thankful to be on the other side of last year’s challenges and are adding additional opportunities to enrich the lives of residents while continuing to be vigilant in following precautions in compliance with infection control and safety guidelines as directed by the Florida Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Visitors are not required to be tested or vaccinated for Covid-19, but all visitors must be screened prior to entering the building and are encouraged to be tested and/or vaccinated prior to visiting. Visitors will be denied entrance to the building if they exhibit signs or symptoms of Covid-19, or do not pass the screening questions. For purposes of the Visitation Guidelines, the term “visitor” includes family members, friends and private duty caregivers that are not employees of the Masonic Home of Florida.

Visits will no longer need to be scheduled. 

Visiting hours are:

Monday-Friday Between  8:30 am and 6:30pm and

Saturday & Sunday Between 10:30 am and 4:30 pm.

Visitors must come in the front door for screening and check in.  

Visitors must wear a face mask covering nose and mouth at all times.

Visits may take place in the resident’s room or outside only.  

(Visitors may be directed to visit in another private area if the resident has a roommate).

Fully vaccinated residents may choose to remove face coverings and allow close contact with visitors while in their room.

Visitors may not walk the hallways except to get to the designated visitation area.

No visitors are permitted in common areas, dining room, or group activity programs.

Visitors must use hand sanitizer before and after their visit.

Visitors must maintain a distance of six feet from other residents and staff at all times.

Masonic Home food services are not available to visitors. If you would like to dine with the resident you bring food in or take the resident out for a meal.

Visitors must sign out upon completion of visit.

Visitors must immediately inform Masonic Home if they develop fever or symptoms consistent with Covid-19 or test positive for Covid-19 within 14 days of visit.

If a visitor is unable to adhere to any of the above guidelines, the visitor will be asked to leave and may not be permitted to return.

Visits outside of scheduled times are available at resident request. Please contact the Director of Social Services or the Director of Nursing to discuss.

Off-campus Visits Families taking residents off-campus are encouraged to be mindful of the potential risks, especially if the resident or the people they encounter have not been fully vaccinated. It is recommended to use masks, social distancing and hand hygiene during off-campus visits. If a resident comes in contact with someone who is ill with Covid-19, or becomes ill after visiting with the resident, please notify the residents nursing station immediately.

To schedule an off-campus visit, please coordinate with the residents nursing station:

Assisted Living Ext. 181

Nursing Center 1st Floor Ext. 175

Nursing Center 2nd Floor Ext. 140

Please note visitation in a long-term care community may increase the risk of contracting Covid-19.

Any changes to these procedures will be communicated through email updates to the resident’s designated contact person and on the website at:  www.masonichomefl.com.

Virtual Visits will continue to be offered to residents. To schedule a virtual visit through FaceTime or Zoom please contact lynsey.carlton@masonichomefl.com

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