Guidelines for Visits with Long Term Care Residents and Short Term Rehabilitation Patients
The health and safety of our patients, residents and staff is our highest priority.
We are pleased to welcome families and friends into the Elizabeth Seton Residence for visits with their loved ones during visiting hours: Monday-Friday 10am – 7pm and Saturday-Sunday 10am – 4:30pm. As of May 12th, wearing a mask is now OPTIONAL unless we experience an outbreak of illness in the building.
Who can visit residents?
Now that pandemic visiting restrictions have been lifted, all family and friends who are healthy are welcome to visit, including children. If weather is good, you may visit outside in our courtyard. One well-behaved pet on a non-retractable leash is allowed indoors or outdoors to visit when accompanied by their human.
Will visitors undergo screening?
Family and friends will be asked to sign in and attest they have no symptoms of concern and have not been exposed to anyone with COVID or diagnosed with COVID themselves within the past 10 days. This must be confirmed at every visit. If you have any cause for concern, please self test prior to visiting.
What happens if there is a positive case of the virus in the residence?
We will put a poster at the Reception Desk if we have any positive cases of COVID in the building. Visits are still permitted, and you will be informed if the positive case is in the module you are visiting so you can practice extra infection control hygiene.
Although we do not recommend in-person visits with someone who is testing positive, it is permitted. You will be asked to see a nurse first if you are visiting the person who is actively testing positive, as you must wear additional protective equipment (gown, eye protection, and high-level mask) and must follow additional infection control protocols upon entering and exiting their room.
What happens if a visitor develops symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19 within 2 days of visiting?
All visitors must contact the residence if they develop symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 within 2 days of visiting, as this is potentially an exposure for your loved one. Thank you for helping us to protect others from any potential spread!
My loved one has not been fully vaccinated and/or I have not been fully vaccinated. May I visit?
Yes. We strongly encourage that all visitors be “Up to Date” with the Bivalent COVID vaccine, as we believe this is the best way to protect yourself and others, particularly our frail residents. That said, we recognize the importance of visiting and non-vaccinated family or friends are welcome to visit.
If someone is unable to visit in-person due to illness or other reasons, we encourage you to schedule a family virtual visit call. Virtual visits (Facetime, Zoom, etc.) are scheduled by calling the Activities Department at 781-997-1123. Leave a message requesting a virtual visit and someone will call you back to schedule a mutually convenient virtual visit time.
admission by calling 781-997-1102.
Elizabeth Seton Residence
125 Oakland Street
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481-5338