Update: Governor Inslee has announced a Safe Start 4-phase program for long-term care facilities to offer restricted visitation and other activities.  You may read the announcement here:  https://www.governor.wa.gov/news-media/inslee-announces-guidance-long-term-care-facilities

Josephine Caring Community is now preparing for Phase 1, which allows for supervised outdoor visits.  We will follow a strict protocol of screening and sanitation measures to ensure the safety of our residents, families and staff.

While, we look forward to your visit, there are some restrictions you need to be aware of:

  • Outdoor visits must be scheduled ahead of time through the Activities Department. Please call (360) 629-2126 and ask to speak to activities regarding an outdoor visit.
  • All visits must take place outdoors, in the specific location determined ahead of time by the Activity Department. (No window visits, no front lobby visits, etc.…)
  • To reduce exposure, we are limited to; 2 visitors, per resident, per visit, per day.
  • To help us accommodate everyone eager to visit their loved one, please restrict your visit to one hour, maximum.
  • We ask that all visitors sign-in, provide contact information, and be screened for symptoms of illness prior to the visit. (Visitors with symptoms of illness will be asked to postpone their visit.)
  • Visitors must wash their hands-on arrival, wear a mask, and remain a minimum of 6 feet apart – physical contact is not permitted at this time.
  • Residents who are ill or who are on quarantine precautions are not eligible for visits until they are no longer infectious or off precautions.
  • All visits must be supervised by Josephine Staff.

We understand these restrictions are challenging. Please be patient with us as we ease into this Safe Start, 4-phase program. We are counting on everyone to help make the outdoor visitation program a success!

If you are unable to visit in person, we encourage you to stay in touch in other ways.  Phone calls, Zoom, cards and small individually wrapped gifts really lift spirits during this time of quarantine.

The residents, families and staff of Josephine Caring Community grieve for those lost to COVID 19 and look to the days ahead as a time to heal together. We are so grateful to the many families and friends whose love and support has been a bright spot during this challenging time.