July 3, 2020

Burton Court and Woodcrest will enter Phase Three of our reopening plan. As a result, we are implementing a visitation policy that we hope will be welcomed by you and your loved ones. Once we are in Phase Three, we will no longer offer drive-thru visits. Please keep in mind, however, that if we do have positive cases, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires us to stop visitation until there are no positive results for two weeks.

The visitation policy for Burton Court is:

    • 45-minute visits, beginning at the top of the hour, will take place in the Burton Court Library

Tuesdays at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm
Wednesdays at 9:00 am, 10:00 am, and 11:00 am
Thursdays at 9:00 am, 10:00 am, and 11:00 am

  • A resident may only have one visit per week.
  • Only two visitors and the resident may visit at a time. Visitors are not allowed to switch out with other people during the visit.
  • All visitors and residents are required to wear face masks and remain at least six feet apart from each other at all times.
  • All visitors must be 18 years or older per CMS requirements.
  • If a visitor tests positive for COVID within two weeks after a visit, they are required to inform Blakeford staff.
  • Please do not bring any food.
  • Visitors must leave gifts, food, or other items at the nurses’ station rather than give directly to the resident to help maintain social distance.
  • Visitors will enter and exit through the main Burton Court entrance and must sign in and out.
  • All visitors will be screened before entering the building.
  • A member of the Life Enrichment team will meet visitors at the entrance and escort them to the library.
  • The library will be disinfected between visits.
  • Reservations must be made at least 24 hours before the visit. We cannot guarantee the requested day/time will be available.
  • To make reservations, contact Kelly Monteleone at 615-665-3734.

The visitation policy for Woodcrest is:

    • 45-minute visits, beginning at the top of the hour, will take place in the Woodcrest Dining Room

Tuesdays at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm
Wednesdays at 9:00 am, 10:00 am, and 11:00 am
Thursdays at 9:00 am, 10:00 am, and 11:00 am

  • A resident may only have one visit per week.
  • Only two visitors and the resident may visit at a time. Visitors are not allowed to switch out with other people during the visit.
  • All visitors and residents are required to wear face masks and remain at least six feet apart from each other at all times.
  • All visitors must be 18 years or older per CMS requirements.
  • If a visitor tests positive for COVID within two weeks after a visit, they are required to inform Blakeford staff.
  • Please do not bring any food.
  • Visitors must leave gifts, food, or other items at the nurses’ station rather than give directly to the resident to help maintain social distance.
  • Visitors will enter and exit through the main Woodcrest entrance and must sign in and out.
  • All visitors will be screened before entering the building.
  • A member of the Life Enrichment team will meet visitors at the entrance and escort them to the Dining Room.
  • The dining room will be disinfected between visits.
  • Reservations must be made at least 24 hours before the visit. We cannot guarantee the requested day/time will be available.
  • To make reservations, contact Adrienne Haskins or Jessica Hattey at 615-665-0225.

NOTE:

Similar to the city of Nashville’s four-phased re-opening plan, Blakeford has developed a plan to return to normal operations.

Given the susceptibility of Blakeford’s population to the most severe aspects of the COVID-19 virus, we will be more conservative than the city’s plan as to the timing of when certain activities are re-introduced. Our only motivation is to continue to protect our Blakeford residents as much as reasonably possible, while still transitioning back into “normal” operations.

Federal authorities regulate assisted living and skilled nursing (Burton Court and Woodcrest), so their re-opening plan will be significantly different than independent living.