Luther Crest, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Updated Jan. 18:
Personal Care and Health Care Center Family Visitors
- When you arrive on campus, please complete the two-sided form and present it to reception to receive a visitor’s pass.
- If you are vaccinated please present your vaccination card to receive a vaccination pass. We prefer that you do not throw this pass away and use it on subsequent visits but we are happy to reissue a pass with the presentation of your vaccination card on a subsequent visit.
- If you do not have a mask we are happy to supply you with one. You are required to wear the mask at all times when traversing through the facility.
- You are expected to enter the facility and go directly to the resident’s room. Please do not loiter in the hallways, around staff or other residents. If you need a restroom before you visit, please use the one in the commons area in the reception building.
- We ask that you follow the following Core Principles of COVID-19 Infection Prevention, which is based off the CDC’s guidance for nursing facilities.
- Visitors who have a positive viral test for COVID-19, symptoms of COVID-19 or current meet the criteria for quarantine should NOT enter the facility.
- Practice frequent hand hygiene.
- Use face covering or mask and physical distancing at least six feet between people, in accordance with CDC guidance.
- You must complete a health screening and read educational material on the back of the screening.
- If you are visiting a resident who is positive for COVID-19 or meets the criteria for quarantine you may be asked to wear personal protective equipment before entering the room to visit.
Staff you encounter had no part of drafting these guidelines nor the regulatory guidance that influenced them. We ask that you remain courteous to Luther Crest staff as they attempt to facilitate your visits and sincerely thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Any questions can be directed to our Executive Director Michelle Gaugler.
Family members should use this page to ...
1) Learn about our visitation policies
2) Review your responsibilities when making a visit
3) Acknowledge your agreement with the policies and procedures governing the visit
Please note that visitation availability or schedules are subject to change at any time, based on changes in COVID-19 guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Health or our status. Our updated state-required policies are found immediately below:
Visitors should be prepared to present their vaccination card to receive a vaccination pass they can use during that visit as well as subsequent visits to the facility. They will also receive a visitor pass they must wear at all times when inside the facility they are visiting. When you enter the facility you are visiting, please ask for the activity staff who will assist you in getting to your visit location.
There is no limit on visitors for outdoor visits. For residents and visitors who are both vaccinated and want to visit in the resident’s room, there is a limit of one visitor if the resident is in a shared room and a limit of two visitors if the resident is in a private room.
COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which has caused a worldwide pandemic. People infected with the virus, which is spread via droplet through the air by coughing or sneezing, through close personal contact or by touching an object or surface with the virus on it, can be asymptomatic or have mild to severe illness. Older people and those with underlying health conditions such as heart or lung disease or diabetes appear to be a higher risk of developing serious complications; some die as a result.
Here are important guidelines for family members or other visitors. If you refuse to adhere to these guidelines, your visit may be shortened or canceled.
- Do not visit if you are sick or exhibiting symptoms of an illness.
- Follow the guidelines set forth including seating arrangements and screening process.
- Sanitize/wash your hands at the beginning and end of your visit as well as during the visit if they become soiled or contaminated.
- Cover any coughs and sneezes. Use tissues and discard in the trash, then wash hands immediately after use.
- Consider mask usage as seems appropriate.
- Do not walk through any part of the health care center; visitors must remain in designated visitation areas.
- Do not bring pets to the visit unless they are designated as a therapy pet and appropriate documentation is provided.
- Directly supervise any youth visitor (see linked reopening plan for information on ages).
- Please allow staff members time to properly disinfect contact surfaces to avoid cross-contamination.
- Important: Download the visitation form provided below, then print, sign and bring it to your visitation appointment.
Here is the plan for family visitation:
- Visitors must complete and sign the Diakon Family Visitation Acknowledgement Form (also found on this page) and complete the Health Screening for All Visitors Form and have their temperature taken (anyone with a temperature greater than 100 degrees will be asked to leave without visiting).
- We will clean common-area visitation space in compliance with federal and state guidelines (as done previously).
- If, after a visit with your loved one, you experience COVID-19-related symptoms or test positive, please let us know immediately so that we can appropriately monitor and care for your loved one.
- The safety of your loved one is our primary concern.
For information on visitation in health care, please contact is Susan Xander at (610) 391-8217.
For information on visitation in personal care, please contact is Angela Cardona at (610) 391-8247.
Important: Please print this form, sign it and bring it to your visit. Please give it to our staff member.