Hillcrest CEO Sharyl Ronan and Tammy Weston, Administrator of Hillcrest Health & Rehab in Bellevue, demonstrate an innovative, new “Safety Window.”
Hillcrest Health Services partnered with B Douglas Construction Solutions to create 15 plexiglass safety windows to enhance the window visit experience. These windows are now at Hillcrest’s assisted living and skilled nursing communities. Administrators are finalizing their plans and procedures, and many locations will be opening their outdoor windows this week.
These windows will allow family and friends to visit with their loved ones while ensuring their safety. Visitors will be able to clearly see and hear their loved ones through the plexiglass as opposed to visiting through the tinted glass windows in the resident rooms and having to be on the phone.
“Our team has worked so hard during the pandemic to keep residents safe and engaged during this period of isolation,” explained Ronan. “These innovative safety windows are one way we’re striving to bring a little normalcy and social connection to our residents.”
Visitors will be required to reserve a meeting time and will be screened upon arrival. They will be required to wear a mask, and any physical contact with their loved one is strictly prohibited. No one will be allowed into the building for these safety window visits.