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Sodalis Visitation Policy

Screening Please note: Visitation hours vary but are usually 8am to 8pm. 🕐 An ALF must screen all individuals who enter the facility prior to entry (except for emergency personnel), including staff at the start of their shift, any visitors, new residents, and residents returning to the facility for: 🕐 Fever, defined as a temperature of 100.4 Fahrenheit and above. 🕐 Signs and symptoms of COVID‐19, see attached screening log on pages 40‐42 for example of questions asked during screening process. Some communities may require different screening logs to be in use mandated by their local Health Departments. Texas no longer requires screening logs to be retained as of 4/3/22 for visitors and/or staff but still requires the screening to take place. Residents need to be screened once daily in FL/GA for COVID‐19 symptoms Texas Residents are no longer required to be screened unless exposed to COVID‐19, symptomatic, or under quarantine per CDC guidelines. 🕐 If a resident meets any of the screening criteria, implement increased infection control measures including quarantine as applicable and monitor for symptoms of COVID‐19 according to State and Local guidelines. (Use CDC quarantine tool to determine if needed and length of quarantine) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019‐ncov/if‐you‐are‐sick/quarantine.html 🕐 All visitors must wear a medical mask (no cloth masks allowed), no masks are required in Texas at this time unless an outbreak occurs. If an outbreak occurs, then masks will be required until under control. 🕐 The screening log might contain protected health information and must be protected in accordance with applicable state and federal law. The information should include at least: the date, the person’s name, current contact information, and the data from the screening (presence or absence of fever and symptoms). assisted living facility is not required to screen emergency services personnel entering the facility in an emergency. Post signage at all entrances of the facility reminding individuals not to enter the facility prior to being screened. Do not restrict surveyors. HHSC is constantly evaluating their surveyors to ensure they don’t pose a transmission risk when entering a facility. For example, surveyors might have been in a facility with COVID‐19 cases in the previous 10 days, but because they were wearing PPE effectively per the CDC guidelines, they pose a low risk to transmission in the next facility and must be allowed to enter. However, there are circumstances under which surveyors should not enter, such as if they have a fever or any additional signs or symptoms of illness and must still be screened at the sign in log. Visitors Persons providing critical assistance must be allowed to enter the facility provided they pass required screening. These include: • Family members and loved ones of residents at the end‐of‐life; • Essential caregivers; • Emergency responders (do not screen in an emergency); • Persons with legal authority to enter, including: o Government personnel performing their official duties, including HHSC surveyors whose presence is necessary to ensure the ALF is protecting the health safety of residents and providing appropriate care; o Law enforcement officers (do not screen in an emergency) and o Representatives of the Long‐term Care Ombudsman’s Office and representatives of Disability Rights Texas; and • Providers of essential services which include contract doctors, contract nurses, home health and hospice workers, health care professionals, contract professionals, clergy members and spiritual counselors, whose services are necessary to ensure resident health and safety. This list is not exhaustive. A facility must use its best judgment to determine which persons are “essential” to protect the health and safety of a resident. Personal Visitors ALFs must allow all residents who are COVID‐19 negative to have personal visitors. Visits can occur where adequate space is available as necessary to ensure physical distancing between other residents and visitors, including the resident’s room. The facility must ensure a comfortable and safe outdoor visitation area, considering outside air temperature and ventilation. Visitors and residents are no longer required to wear masks or face coverings or PPE in Texas ONLY, unless working with a COVID‐19 positive/symptomatic/COVID‐19 unknown or Local/State mandated. Florida and Georgia are still requiring masks at this time. Visits are not required to be scheduled in advance. An ALF can have scheduled visits and unscheduled visits. ALFs can schedule personal visits in advance or permit personal visits that are not scheduled in advance, or both. Scheduling in advance must not be so restrictive as to prohibit or limit visitation for residents. See Expansion of Reopening Visitation at 26 TAC §553.2003 (Texas) for all requirements. All ALFs must: ● offer a complete series of a one‐ or two‐dose COVID‐19 vaccine to residents and staff and document each resident’s choice to vaccinate or not vaccinate (“Offer” in this context means to administer, arrange/assist, OR educate/give information about the COVID‐19 vaccine AND document the resident’s choice to vaccinate or not vaccinate); ● allow visitors of any age; ● develop and enforce written policies and procedures related to visitation, including whether visitors and residents must wear a face mask, face covering, or appropriate PPE during visits. ● inform residents and visitors of the facility’s infection control policies and procedures related to visitation. ● limit the movement of visitors through the facility to minimize interaction with other persons. ● give all residents equal access to personal visitors, end‐of‐life visitors and essential caregivers. ● ensure comfortable and safe outside visitation areas, considering outside air temperature and ventilation. ● provide hand‐washing stations or hand sanitizer to visitors and residents before and after visits. ● facilitate visits in a way that allows cleaning and cleaning and sanitizing common visitation areas. Salon Services Visitors An ALF can allow a salon services visitor (barber, beautician, or cosmetologist providing hair care or personal grooming services to a resident) to enter the facility to provide hair care or personal grooming services to COVID‐ 19 negative residents. The salon requirements for salon visits. (A) inform the salon services visitor of applicable policies, procedures, and requirements; (B) maintain documentation of the salon services visitor’s agreement to follow policies, procedures […]

April Firestarters – Samantha Dunn

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April Firestarters – Sarah Colonna

Name – Sarah Colonna Position – Concierge Fun Face About Firestarter – Love working in my garden Favorite part about working with seniors – I wanted a change of venue. I used to work in an office but my family works in healthcare so I thought I would give I like listening to their stories and all the history they have seen through the years. Favorite part about Sodalis family – They are very nice and supportive Hobbies/interests outside work – Love to visit coffee shops

April Firestarters – Tammy Burnham

Name Tammy Burnham Position Housekeeping Fun fact about Fire Starter Loves to Cook How he/she got into senior living Born to care for people, started in childcare and tranistioned into elderly care Favorite part about working with seniors Getting to communicate and learn from them. And the blessings that they give me. They bless me more than I can bless them. Favorite part about Sodalis family The closeness amongst the staff and how we can handle hurdles as a team “family” Hobbies/Interests outside work Cooking , taking care of plants and being a “granny”

April Firestarters – Alexis Lewis

Name Alexis Lewis Position RA Fun fact about Fire Starter Always positive & willing to work when needed. How he/she got into senior living Taking care of my grandmother Favorite part about working with seniors Making them food good about themselves. Favorite part about Sodalis family Working together as a team Hobbies/Interests outside work Family time

March Firestarter – Stacie Anderson

Name Stacie Anderson Position Med tech Fun fact about Fire Starter I’m bubbly like champagne. How he/she got into senior living Looked us up internet wanted to work with the elderly Favorite part about working with seniors Love all the residents here. They are my joy! Favorite part about Sodalis family We are a family, all work together, and good teamwork. Hobbies/Interests outside work swimming and fishing

March Firestarter – Kyle Belka

Name Kyle Belka Position Medication Technician Fun fact about Fire Starter Plays the piano How he/she got into senior living found an interest with the elderly community Favorite part about working with seniors the residents stories Favorite part about Sodalis family Working with the different staff and working together to care for our residents Hobbies/Interests outside work playing music and sports

March Firestarter – Asia Velasques

Name Asia Velasques Position activites director Fun fact about Fire Starter very shy even though it does not seem How he/she got into senior living always wanted to care for others and got reccomended for friend Favorite part about working with seniors their smiles and laugh Favorite part about Sodalis family that we are a family Hobbies/Interests outside work dance, sing, and make up

March Firestarter – Juan Garcia

Name Juan Garcia Position Cook Fun fact about Fire Starter Juan LOVES cars! How he/she got into senior living I love making people happy with food! Favorite part about working with seniors I love interacting with the residents and seeing how I can improve. Favorite part about Sodalis family Everyone is a hard worker and they love their jobs! Hobbies/Interests outside work Juan enjoys working on cars and cooking!

March Firestarter – Miriam Granderson

Name Miriam Granderson Position Resident Assistant Fun fact about Fire Starter She enjoys the beach How he/she got into senior living She use to be a caregiver to her dad Favorite part about working with seniors They make you laugh with the craziest stories Favorite part about Sodalis family The love and care shown to staff Hobbies/Interests outside work Spending time with family

March Firestarter – Mary Alma Villareal

Name Mary Alma Villareal Position Medication Tech Fun fact about Fire Starter She like going to Las Vegas How he/she got into senior living Wanted to start a career in healthcare Favorite part about working with seniors Making them smile and hearing there stories Favorite part about Sodalis family The residents Hobbies/Interests outside work Family

March Firestarter – Annie Galindo

Name Annie Galindo Position Lead Med Tech Fun fact about Fire Starter Always dedidcated to serve our residents any day any time and help staff and management with joy in my heart How he/she got into senior living Love helping others it makes me happy Favorite part about working with seniors I really enjoy meeting our residents needs and being there for them Favorite part about Sodalis family the love and support and encourage I get from the management time ,I love working here Hobbies/Interests outside work my family and helping people help them selves

March Firestarter – Carrie Queen

Name Carrie Queen Position Cook Fun fact about Fire Starter Participates in yearly Mudd Run and loves to get out on the open road with her husband on their motorcycle How he/she got into senior living Started 1st healthcare job here at Stanley House as housekeeper than tranisitoned into cook. Carrie came back as a cook 2022. Favorite part about working with seniors Interacting with residents smile/laughing. Listening to the stories are amazing. Favorite part about Sodalis family Coming into work and knowing that management is here to help in any situation “Teamwork ” Hobbies/Interests outside work Restoring Furniture “Antiquing”

March Firestarter – Rebeca Jasso

Name Rebeca Jasso Position Housekeeping Fun fact about Fire Starter Likes to walk in the park How he/she got into senior living Alejandro reference Favorite part about working with seniors Helping them when they are cold Favorite part about Sodalis family Great staff and residents Hobbies/Interests outside work Going to sulivan beach

February Firestarter – Elizabeth Saldana

February Firestarter – Elizabeth Saldana Fun fact about Fire Starter Love to play kickball How he/she got into senior living 13 years ago, was in housekeeping became an resident assistant after spending so much time with them Favorite part about working with seniors Their stories Favorite part about Sodalis family Management – Tanisha my HWD, Love the teamwork we have here Hobbies/Interests outside work Meditate

February Firestarter – HILDA SINGH

February Firestarter – HILDA SINGH Fun fact about Fire Starter NUTCRACKER MARKET, ANTIQUING AND ROUND TOP How he/she got into senior living AFTER FATHER DX WITH DEMENTIA WENT INTO CG ROLE Favorite part about working with seniors JOY OF GETTING TO KNOW THEM AND FEEL LIKE A PART OF THE FAMILY Favorite part about Sodalis family EVERYONE IS KIND AND PROFESSIONAL , NECKO SUPER UNDERSTANDING/KIND Hobbies/Interests outside work CHILL W/HUBBY, SPEND TIME W/KIDS AND GRANDKIDS

February Firestarter – Laurnea Robinson

February Firestarter – Laurnea Robinson

February Firestarter – Miriam Grenat

February Firestarter – Miriam Grenat Fun fact about Fire Starter Miriam has 4 daughters and 3 and half grandbabies. # 4 will arrive in July!! How he/she got into senior living Miriam’s mom was an RN and she did housecalls. She took Miriam with her and she has been hooked since she was 18! Favorite part about working with seniors Getting to know the resident’s stories; how they used to live and just being with them. Favorite part about Sodalis family Everybody works together and is friendly. Hobbies/Interests outside work She loves gardening, both flowers and veggies!!

February Firestarter – Georgia Garett

February Firestarter – Georgia Garett Fun fact about Fire Starter – Likes to go Bowling How he/she got into senior living – Started working straight out of high school with her mom, here at Stanley House aka Sodalis DeFuniak Springs Favorite part about working with seniors – Likes to hear them laugh Favorite part about Sodalis family – Workmanship and the care with the residednts. Hobbies/Interests outside work – Loves the outdoors and loves to spend time with her family/friends

January Firestarter – Wendy Williams

January Firestarter – Wendy Williams Fun fact about Fire Starter – Makes wigs How he/she got into senior living – Taking care of father. Favorite part about working with seniors – Wisdom they have Favorite part about Sodalis family – Co workers Hobbies/Interests outside work – Making Wigs

January Firestarter – Jasmine Harris

January Firestarter – Jasmine Harris

January Firestarter – Tenesha Hogan

January Firestarter – Tenesha Hogan Fun fact about Fire Starter – Likes to bake How he/she got into senior living – Wanted a career that had meaning Favorite part about working with seniors – Listening to all the memories and experiences they have had with family and friends. Favorite part about Sodalis family – Likes that it’s one big family Hobbies/Interests outside work – Interest outside work is studying for LPN boards. And getting ready for her first baby girl.

January Firestarter – Tracey Marshall

January Firestarter – Tracey Marshall

January Firestarter – Ira Hill – Memory Care

January Firestarter – Ira Hill – Memory Care Fun fact about Fire Starter – Ira loves to bake How he/she got into senior living – Ira has been taking care of seniors since she was 17 Favorite part about working with seniors – Ira enjoys knowing that she is making a difference in their lives Favorite part about Sodalis family – Ira loves her coworkers and residents Hobbies/Interests outside work – Baking cakes and crochet

January Firestarter – Mary Alma Villareal – Assisted Living

January Firestarter – Mary Alma Villareal Fun fact about Fire Starter – Mary is a devoted grandmother How he/she got into senior living – Mary started in senior living 5 years ago. Favorite part about working with seniors – Mary loves making seniors smile Favorite part about Sodalis family – Mary loves her coworkers Hobbies/Interests outside work – Mary loves to spend time with her grandchildren

January Firestarter – Luis Fuentes

January Firestarter – Luis Fuentes

January Firestarter – Denzel Barton

January Firestarter – Denzel Barton Fun fact about Fire Starter – HE LOVES TO DANCE AND SING TO THE RESIDENTS . How he/she got into senior living – THROUGH A FRIEND THEN FELL IN LOVE WITH THE SENIORS . Favorite part about working with seniors – HAVING A SENSE OF PURPOSE Favorite part about Sodalis family – TEAMWORK Hobbies/Interests outside work – DANCE , WORK OUT , RIDE BIKE

January Firestarter – Tanya Patterson

January Firestarter – Tanya Patterson Fun fact about Fire Starter – Tanya has loved and cared for our residents for 26 years-WOW! How he/she got into senior living – Tanya loves helping others and that’s why she chose the caring profession. Favorite part about working with seniors – She loves putting smiles on their faces. Favorite part about Sodalis family – Being a part of the family and caring for all of her residents. Hobbies/Interests outside work – Tanya enjoys spending time at the beach, going to the movies and getting facials, pedi’s and mani’s! But, sadly (for us) Tanya is moving to N. Carolina to be near her family; Retirement will be her new adventure!! We love her and she will be missed by us all!

January Firestarter – Triana Davis

January Firestarter – Triana Davis Fun fact about Fire Starter – LOVE COOKING How he/she got into senior living – BY GROWING UP IN A NURSING HOME Favorite part about working with seniors – ENGAGING WITH THE EDERLY Favorite part about Sodalis family – GREAT STAFF AND MANAGEMENT. FACILITY WELL KEPT AND FEELS LIKE HOME Hobbies/Interests outside work – SLEEPING AND BACK TO LOUISIANA

January Firestarter – Theresa Smith

January Firestarter – Theresa Smith Fun fact about Fire Starter – Always positive & willing to work when needed. Favorite part about working with seniors – Making them food good about themselves. Favorite part about Sodalis family – Working together as a team Hobbies/Interests outside work – Family time

Sodalis Senior Living 2021 Firestarters Award Ceremony

Sodalis Senior Living President, Traci Taylor-Roberts, Featured on Influential ‘Bridge the Gap’ Senior Living Podcast

Sodalis Senior Living is honored to have our company president, Traci Taylor-Roberts, featured on the highly regarded Bridge The Gap Senior Living Podcast, hosted by Joshua Crisp and Lucas McCurdy. On the podcast, Traci discusses the design elements that impact residents living with dementia and how “The Bridges Program” is a socialization answer for those living in seniors housing. Traci also discusses the importance of attracting a younger workforce to help stay innovative and fresh. To enjoy the podcast, CLICK HERE.

October Firestarter – Destiny Beuckers

Sodalis Waco is pleased to announce Destiny Beuckers as the October Firestarter.

October Firestarter – Kay Smithers

Sodalis Victoria is pleased to announce Kay Smithers as the October Firestarter.

October Firestarter – Laura Navarrette

Sodalis Stone Oak is pleased to announce Laura Navarrette as the October Firestarter.

October Firestarter – Tamica Dickson

Sodalis Shavano Park is pleased to announce Tamica Dickson as the October Firestarter.

October Firestarter – Stephanie Heffler

Sodalis San Marcos is pleased to announce Stephanie Heffler as the October Firestarter.

October Firestarter – Elizabeth Aviles

Sodalis Quincy is pleased to announce Elizabeth Aviles as the October Firestarter.

October Firestarter – KC Myers

Sodalis New Braunfels is pleased to announce KC Myers as the October Firestarter.

October Firestarter – Chrystal Hughes

Sodalis Milton is pleased to announce Chrystal Hughes as the October Firestarter.