First Stage of Family Visits Reopen
Families of the 48 residents at St. Joseph Home are just as much a part of our community as the residents themselves. Our mission to care for the individual and the family, together, shapes how we operate day-to-day. Even with the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) mandate in March restricting all in-person visitors, we continued to explore new avenues of family connection like window visits and scheduled daily FaceTime calls.
Following the guidance of the ODH and the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, the first of many phases welcoming back families began on June 8th. In an abundance of caution, two guardian-approved visitors are allowed through the entirety of the first phase. Outdoor, scheduled visits will have requirements like facial coverings, time limits and health screenings.
Given no increase of local cases, the continued health of our residents, and progress forward through the pandemic, we’ll continue to advance our visitor guidelines.