StuartCo has held high standards to keep our residents, families, and team members well during the COVID-19 pandemic — and continue to do so. Throughout the pandemic, we committed to heightened safety and infection control protocols. We maintained ongoing, transparent communication amidst an ever-changing environment. We found creative ways to deliver services within COVID-19 safeguards and the Minnesota Department of Health guidance. We provided ongoing COVID-19 testing to catch exposure as early as possible. And, we offered onsite access to the COVID-19 vaccine.
Our residents are already on-the-go enjoying life enrichment programs, meals in the dining rooms, and scheduled visitation. See below for some of the specifics:
Vaccination (Residents) – Residents are encouraged to be vaccinated before move-in. If unvaccinated, our staff can assist in vaccination if medically appropriate.
Vaccination (Employees) – Effective 9/6/2021, employees assigned to StuartCo senior properties must be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless proof of exemption for health reasons or deeply held religious beliefs is provided.
Tours – The Alton offers both virtual tours and scheduled, in-person tours. Please call 651-699-2480 to schedule a tour today.
Dining – We have reopened our dining rooms for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Visitation – The Minnesota Department of Health advocates individuals continue to consider visitation outside when possible. Family members are welcome to visit with residents outside in our courtyard or a walk in the neighborhood, weather permitting.
Indoor visitation may occur when the county positivity rate is below 10% and when scheduled in advance. We request no more than two visitors per resident household at one time, and visitors be 16 years of age or older.
Individuals can schedule their visit here: https://altonmemorycareandwellingtonseniorliving.as.me/
MDH guidance requires the following from our visitors:
- screening for symptoms when entering the property
- frequent hand hygiene (use of alcohol-based hand rub is recommended)
- wearing a well-fitting facemask that covers the mouth and nose
- following the educational signage throughout the property
Visitation protocols may change as we continue to follow Minnesota Department of Health guidance. For questions or more information, please call 651-699-2480.
Activities – Residents are once again enjoying fitness classes, games, and worship services while observing social distancing and other safety protocols. Contact our Life Enrichment team to learn more.
Salon – The Alton Salon is open for residents only.
Quarantine – Quarantine is required for those not fully vaccinated at admission, a return from hospitalization, or should an individual test positive for COVID-19.
Center for Disease Control – Long-Term Care: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/nursing-home-long-term-care.html
Center for Medicare Services – Long-Term Care COVID-19 Updates: https://www.cms.gov/nursing-homes/providers-partners/covid-19
Minnesota Department of Health – Long-Term Care: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/hcp/ltc.html