COVID-19

Covid-19 Protocol

The Village at Germantown follows guidelines of the CDC, CMS, State of Tennessee and Shelby County Health Department in determining health and safety precautions to be followed here.  Operating procedures at The Village are designed after consideration of such guidelines, as well as of COVID-19 conditions in Shelby County and at The Village.  Current conditions and operating procedures are as follows:

COVID-19 Vaccinations

99.6% of residents in Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Long-Term Care are fully vaccinated (two weeks following the second dose).  Most patients coming to The Village for short-term rehabilitation services have also been vaccinated. 

Testing for COVID-19

We test unvaccinated staff and contractors weekly.  Fully vaccinated staff and contractors are tested as deemed appropriate, currently monthly.  The frequency of testing may be modified as warranted based on COVID-19 conditions in Shelby County and at The Village. 

Masks and Social Distancing

Residents may decline to wear masks in Independent Living areas, but are strongly encouraged to wear them when in large groups of people or crowded areas.  Staff must wear masks while in residential living units or indoor public areas of Independent Living.  Visitors must also wear masks while in public areas of Independent Living. 

Health Care residents who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear masks unless unvaccinated residents are present.  Masks are required of visitors and staff in the Health Care areas.

Quarantine Requirements

Residents returning to The Village and patients admitted directly from the hospital are not required to quarantine if they have been fully vaccinated.  Health and symptoms should be monitored for fourteen days after returning to The Village.  Those coming to The Village from the hospital who are not fully vaccinated must quarantine for fourteen days.

Dining

All dining venues are open for residents and their guests.  Visitors must wear masks until they are seated at a table, and again when they leave the table. 

Screening

All staff are screened and their temperature checked upon entry to The Village. 

Independent Living residents may receive visitors in their homes.  Visitors are not required to be screened upon entering The Village. 

Visitors to Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living and Memory Care are permitted in accordance with regulatory guidelines.  Appointments are required in short-term rehab and long-term care.  In Assisted Living and Memory Care, no appointments for visitation are required, but visiting hours are limited to 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Outdoor visitation is preferred, in accordance with CMS’ best practices, but may also occur indoors.  In most instances, visits may take place in the resident’s apartment or room if the resident has been fully vaccinated. 

Residents and their families have been provided guidelines for visitation, as well as instructions for obtaining an appointment for visitation in Health Care areas.

Activities and Events

Most activities, events and fitness classes have resumed. 

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