Safety is our priority

Safety is our priority

We're committed to helping our senior communities and the people we serve feel safe and see their loved ones. All of our care settings have safety precautions and vaccination opportunities in place to protect residents, clients, employees and our communities.

With dedicated staff and safety measures you can trust, rest assured knowing it’s safe to receive care, housing and services at the Good Samaritan Society.

See how one employee's dedication to safety earned her recognition.

Learn more about our COVID-19 resources and vaccination efforts.

How to safely visit a Society resident

We are following national, state and local guidance to keep residents, staff and visitors safe.

These safe visit policies are in place in all of our long-term care locations:

  • We ask guests to delay their visit if they have symptoms of COVID-19 or have had a positive COVID-19 test in the past 10 days.
  • Guests who have had a recent exposure to COVID-19 should consider delaying their visit. Those who decide to visit after a recent exposure should wear a mask and distance from others.
  • Visitors should wash or sanitize their hands before their visit.
  • Visitors must mask in common spaces during their visit if COVID-19 transmission levels in the community are high or if the location has one or more active COVID-19 cases.
  • When visiting a resident who has an infection, including COVID-19, visitors may be asked to take extra precautions during and after their visit.
  • Signs posted on or in the building may direct visitors to take additional precautions.

For more details about safe visit policies, please call the location directly. Learn more about visitation and safe outing recommendations at the Good Samaritan Society or browse our frequently asked questions below.

Safety precautions for our locations and home-based services

Vaccines
We give our residents and staff convenient access to the COVID-19 vaccines. Employees are required to receive COVID-19 and flu vaccines, and we help residents stay up to date on their vaccines.

COVID-19 testing
We work closely with state and local health departments to follow guidelines for testing residents and employees.

Staff precautions
Staff members monitor their health and stay home if they feel sick or have symptoms. We are following CDC guidelines for using personal protective equipment, including masks.

Cohorting and COVID-19 treatment
We’ve designed a system to help our staff know the health status of each resident in our long-term care locations. This allows staff to follow proper precautions for symptom-free residents and those who are being tested for or infected with COVID-19. Resident who get infected with COVID-19 have access to treatment that helps reduce the severity of symptoms.

Infection control
Our locations are taking extra precautions and following infection control protocols from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These guidelines include practicing good hand hygiene, wearing face masks, using alcohol-based sanitizer and frequently cleaning surfaces.

Group gatherings
We encourage residents to wear masks and practice physical distancing when participating in group activities when COVID-19 transmission in the community is high.

Social interaction and activities
We’ve reopened amenities and services such as dining, activities and wellness programs.

Tours and moving in
Future residents and their loved ones can feel comfortable touring. Visitors have access to masks and hand sanitizer when touring or moving into one of our communities.

Home-based services
We follow CDC guidelines for using personal protective equipment and organize staff work schedules to minimize the risk of virus transmission between staff and clients.

Safe Visits FAQ

  • Do the safe visit requirements apply across all care and service settings?

    The safe visit policies are in place in all skilled nursing facilities (nursing homes). If you would like to learn about safety precautions for assisted living or independent living apartment, please call the location directly.

  • How do I schedule a visit with my loved one in a nursing home or assisted living location?

    Guests are not required to schedule visits ahead of time, but if you choose to do so, please call the location directly.

  • How can I connect with my loved one when it’s not safe for in-person visits?

    Please contact your local Good Samaritan Society location to set up a virtual visit or window visit. We are here to help you stay connected with your loved one, even if you are unable to do so in-person. Find a Good Samaritan Society location.

  • Can long-term care residents have off-site visits?

    Yes, residents can choose to have off-site visits. Please read our safe outing guidelines to learn how to stay safe away from your Society location. These recommendations help protect our residents and staff.

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