Nursing home restricts visitors

Friday, March 13, 2020

McCOOK, Neb. — Hillcrest Nursing Home is restricting visitors to only those who absolutely need to be in the home, according to a release Thursday.

“Any visitors/community members/vendors MUST enter and sign in at the front desk or nurses’ station. When you enter you will encounter a screening, and then will be required to wash your hands with soap and water. If you have a fever, sore throat, cough, or shortness of breath you will not be allowed in the building. If you are traveling from outside of McCook to visit, please call ahead for screening or you could be asked to leave.

 “When visiting a resident in our home please do not shake hands, touch, or hug people during your visit, or reduce this contact, as much as possible.”

The nursing home suggested making phone calls or using video chat, texting or social media, and said staff would assist in setting up a way to stay in contact.

“ Unfortunately, Coronavirus/Covid-19 puts our Residents at great risk. We thank you in advance for your cooperation; our first and most important responsibility is to our Residents and employees. Help us help them by adhering to the above.”

More information is available by calling 308-345-4600.

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