In person visitation can resume at the Rouse Home on Saturday, September 4th, 2021. Due to the current county COVID-19 positivity rate, we are encouraging outdoor visitation, when the weather permits. Designated, covered, outdoor visitation stations will be available in the front of the building and in the courtyard. However, if you prefer to visit indoors, please let the receptionist know.
Daily visitation is from 9am-7pm and families can request either an indoor or outdoor visit in one of our designated visitation locations. Each visit is still limited to 30 minutes to ensure all residents are able to receive visitors and limited to 4 visitors at one time. Everyone must continue to wear masks and follow all COVID-19 infection control policies while visiting. When you arrive for your scheduled visit you will need to check in with the receptionist for a quick infection control screening and to receive a visitor’s badge. You will also need to check in with the receptionist prior to leaving. All visitors must adhere to the visitation regulation waiver that is provided for a signature at check in. Please take the time to read this document and familiarize yourself with Pennsylvania Department of Health and CDC COVID-19 guidelines that must be followed at all times during a visit at our facility. Visitations should be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance by contacting the Rouse Home Receptionist at 814-563-7565. While your loved ones are at the Rouse Home, they are being included in activities, therapy, meals, etc. and we need to be aware of your visit so we can plan their day around the visitation time and make sure they don’t miss out on anything else they have scheduled for the day. Please note that if you arrive for a visit without a scheduled visitation time, there may not be a location available. We will do our best to accommodate unscheduled visits, but you may have to wait for visitation location to become available or for your loved one to finish a scheduled meal or activity. If you will be taking a resident out of the facility for any reason you must call ahead and schedule with us as there is paperwork that must be filled out for them to leave the facility. If you have any questions please call 814-563-7565. Thank You. Please be aware that masks are still required at all times when visiting with your loved ones, indoors or outdoors, at the Rouse Home, regardless of vaccination status. We are aware that there is no longer a Pennsylvania statewide requirement to wear masks, however this does not apply to residents, staff, or visitors within a healthcare facility.
Suites at Rouse
The Suites at Rouse is open for in-person visitation while following all Pennsylvania Department of Human Services guidelines and regulations. Visitation times will be daily from 9am-11am and 1pm-4pm. Visits will be limited to 30 minutes and should be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. All visitors must be screened. Only two visitors per resident are permitted at one time and appropriate masking and social distancing must be followed by all visitors and residents at all times. All visitors must wear a mask, vaccinated or not, upon entering the building and when around others who are not part of their visitation group. Visitors must physically distance from other residents that are not part of their visit. Fully vaccinated residents and visitors may choose to have close contact and not wear a mask during their visit. No food or drinks may be shared during visit times. Visitors will be prohibited from entering any area of the Suites other than designated visitation locations in the Atrium or Formal Dining Room, including individual resident apartments. Outdoor visitation will be dependent on the weather. To Schedule a visit, contact the Suites at Rouse Activities Department at 814-563-6703. If no one is available, please leave a message and someone will return your call to schedule a visit as soon as possible. If you have any questions, you can contact the Suites at 814-563-1650. Thank you.
* September 1, 2021: Please note due to the Warren County COVID-19 positivity rate of 30.6%, N95 Masks will be required of all staff at all times and will be required for all visitors when in the building. Vaccinated visitors will still be permitted to remove their masks when visiting with vaccinated residents. If your loved one is not fully vaccinated for COVID-19, it is our recommendation that you do not take them on any non-medically necessary outings.
Rouse Care Cottages
The Rouse Care Cottages are open for in-person visitation. At this time, outdoor visitation is preferred, but dependent on the weather. If the weather does not permit, visits are to be held in the client's rooms only. Visitors must call their loved one's cottage to schedule visitation and should be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. Visitors must be screened prior to visits and staff will assist with screening. Visits are to be held for a maximum of 30 minutes and only 1 visitor will be permitted at each visit. Visitors must maintain social distancing if their loved one is NOT fully vaccinated. All visitors must wear a mask, vaccinated or not, upon entering a cottage and when around others who are not part of their visitation group. Visitors must physically distance themselves from other clients who are not part of their visit. Fully vaccinated residents and visitors may choose to have close contact (including touch) and not wear a mask during their visit. Hand-hygiene must be performed before and after each visit. We kindly ask that all residents, families, and visitors follow these guidelines and requirements as it is our responsibility to maintain a safe and comfortable environment for our clients and staff. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our Home and Community Based Services Director at 814-726-1116 if you have any questions.
Today, August 27, 2021, The Rouse Home was notified of 1 employee who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the facility, however it was determined that this staff member did not have any contact with residents during the infectious period. The Positive staff member has begun their recommended quarantine period, contact tracing has been performed, and any staff or resident at risk of exposure has been notified and the appropriate steps have been taken.
The Rouse Home will continue to operate as a green zone, meaning there is no known COVID-19 exposure within the facility. All staff will continue to be tested following the frequency requirements for the county positivity rate.
Visitation will continue to operate under our current COVID-19 policy.