CENTRAL POINT, Ore. -- Oregon long-term care facilities can allow limited indoor visits starting November 2, according to the Oregon Dept. of Human Services.
Right now, Pear Valley Senior Living in Central Point allows virtual and outdoor visits.
The facility also does compassionate care visits, where a family member is allowed to go indoors under certain circumstances.
Compass Senior Living, the company that owns Pear Valley Senior Living, will reach out to families to schedule indoor visits.
Visits are limited to two guests per resident with a 30-minute time slot.
“We've adapted our own internal guidelines to comply with the state guidelines," said Amira Fahoum, education and programs leader for Compass Senior Living. "So, we've actually been able to put together our own kind of steps for the community and for the team to be able to follow and help keep everybody safe while allowing the indoor visitations.”
Fahoum says the more they can keep people healthy and safe, the more visitations can be allowed.
“This is our most vulnerable population to this virus," Fahoum said. "So, we are trying to keep everybody as safe as possible. We certainly don't want families or their loved ones to be become sick either."