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Kingston Residence of Hickory Outdoor Visitation Guidelines & Scheduling

To our Kingston Residents, Family & Friends,

We remain grateful that our community has remained virus free. We appreciate your understanding that preventing transmission of respiratory illness, as is COVID, in residential care facilities requires vigilance and adherence to, and application of, ongoing strong infection prevention policies, procedures and practices.

We are happy to share that with the Governor's recent announcement, we will begin outdoor visitation on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. We are also evaluating next steps for indoor visitation to begin later.

For now, we are requiring a maximum of 2 guests for each visit. Please see the steps below to coordinate your visit to our community.

Step 1: Visitation Decision Tree

Please refer to the decision tree below to ensure you qualify for a safe visitation to our community.

KCCS Decision Tree

Step 2: Health Assessment

Visitors (maximum of 2 per visit) should print, fill out and and bring our health assessment form, click here to access. If you are unable to print this form, we will provide you a blank form for you to review and sign upon your arrival, please plan to arrive in advance of your scheduled visit to complete. Temperature readings will be performed on site. Thank you for your honest responses so that we can continue to protect our residents and staff from risks of exposure to Covid-19.

Step 3: Visitation Guidelines Acknowledgement & Waiver Form

Please review, print, sign and bring our visitation guidelines and acknowledgements form to ensure a safe interaction with your loved one. Click here to access. Please also complete our waiver form, click here to access.

If you are unable to print these forms, we will provide a copy for you to review and sign upon your arrival, please plan to arrive in advance of your scheduled visit to complete.

Step 4: Coordinating Your Visit

To schedule a visit please use one of the following (walk-in's cannot be accommodated):

  • Click here to use our online scheduling template. Visitors are encouraged to use this option.
  • Call Kim Barrier, Activity Director at 828-327-9955, or
  • Email a request to kbarrier@kingstonhealthcare.com.

Visitation hours will be:

  • Monday 11a-6p
  • Tuesday 11a-4p
  • Wednesday 11a-4p
  • Thursday 11a-4p
  • Friday 11a-6p
  • Saturday 11a-4p
  • Sunday: no visitation hours

To allow for others to schedule a visit, please limit to 1 appointment each 1 week. Visits will be limited to 20 minutes so that we can maximize opportunities for more families to see their loved ones while allowing our staff time to sanitize after each visit. Visitors are asked to arrive 10 minutes early. Only 2 persons may visit at a time, and one under 18 is permitted per CMS guidelines.

We hope to increase our scheduling capacity as we go, in the meantime, thank you for your patience and mindfulness of our other residents and their families.

Our Visitation area will be our front porch. No food or beverage items are permitted. If visitors are bringing items, they will follow current procedure and give them to the screener who will ensure the items are delivered to the resident's room.

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