Safety and Outbreak Prevention Protocols

Eden House Care Facility has always maintained strong infection control protocols. When the pandemic began, we put into place enhanced infection protocols that allowed us to help protect residents and our community:

Hand hygiene upon entrance and exit to the home

Visitors are required to sign in and out upon entrance and exit. Passive screening for all visitors, staff, students, volunteers

Infection prevention and control education for staff, students, volunteers, and visitors

Regular surveillance of resident health

Please refrain from visiting if you are feeling unwell

Cleaning and disinfection of high-touch surfaces

Visitors to report to nursing station prior to entering rooms of isolated residents

Open and ongoing communication with families

IPAC Visitor Education Package


We are committed to making sure every visit is meaningful and purposeful.  We are partners and working together in making sure the residents and yourselves are as safe as possible. Equipping you with Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) knowledge and resources will assure your success in helping to prevent the spread of any potentially contagious and/or dangerous germs. 

Some basics to start with:

You will perform passive screening and if you answer no to all the questions you will proceed to the swabbing area.

You will be required to wear a mask while having an indoor visit and are only able to remove your mask if alone with your loved one in their room.  Masks outdoors are not required but encourage. 

Physical distancing is encouraged.

Practice hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette (move away from others when you feel a sneeze or cough coming on; cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you sneeze or cough). If you don’t have a tissue, use your sleeve or elbow but never your hands. Discard any used tissue in a garbage container. Wash and sanitize hands immediately. Rub your hands for at least 15 seconds).

If you are sick or feel sick, please stay home. Germs are tricky and they have an amazing way of spreading even when we are not sure if we are sick.