Visitor Restrictions in Effect
Visitor Restriction Measures – Villa Alamar is closed for all visitors and non-essential professionals. Only direct family members of actively dying hospice patients are allowed in the community. Some doctors and hospice consultations are being conducted remotely.
Family members are using our window visiting program and opportunities to meet over facetime and zoom, and share pictures and video to meet with their loved ones. Please let us know how best to connect you with your loved one.
Prevention Strategies – We are following all recommendations from the CDC and the State Licensing Authorities. Among these recommendations:
- All staff and visitors have their temperature verified and registered at arrival.
- Residents have their temperature verified daily.
- All personnel and visitors are required to wear masks and face shields at all times.
- Hand washing and sanitizing procedures are being enforced.
- Sanitizing of all surfaces is enhanced.
- Social distancing is being enforced and practiced in all common areas, including dinning rooms, patios, activity rooms, and break rooms.
- Staff is kept informed and receiving on-going training in safety practices in the use of sanitizers and personal protective equipment.
Symptom Monitoring – We are in direct contact with doctors and other health agencies. Should one of our residents or staff present any COVID-related symptoms (such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath) we are prepared to contact the responding physician and have expedited testing.
Activities – Our care model focuses on a soothing environment and engaging activities to stimulate cognition and support well-being. Even under lock-down, when entertainers from the outside are not able to perform for our residents, we strive to maintain a schedule of stimulating activities.
We will continue keeping our efforts as transparent as possible to assure all family members that we are doing everything within our power to keep everyone safe and get us through this epidemic.
Please contact us with any questions or comments and let us know how we can assist you in connecting with your loved one.
Notice to Family Members
Continuing our efforts to keep all our residents safe we request family members to not take their loved ones out and to reschedule non-urgent appointments.
We also encourage you to drop off gift packages or send letters and cards to your loved ones.
These gifts and mementos will greatly help them feel nurtured and treasured by their loved ones during these times of social distancing.
For the most current information about COVID-19 in Santa Barbara County visit: