Bayview’s COVID-19 Preparedness

Bayview and the senior living industry as a whole have experienced unforeseen pressures of this pandemic and its full impact on human life. We want to share with you information, resources, and examples of proactive steps Bayview is taking to help safeguard and protect the health of our community. Below is the latest information and updates relating to our response to COVID-19. Please note this is an evolving situation and we are continually following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Seattle & King County Public Health Officials. Our decisions are based on their guidance combined with the expertise of our leadership team.

A word from our CEO

“The beauty and power of any senior living community comes from the strong bonds that develop among and between residents and staff. COVID can’t stop the love, support, friendship and connection that is the gestalt of a senior living community. But a community can stop COVID and maintain friendships and connection, a key to quality of life. Our greatest strength lies in being part of a community.” – Nancy Weinbeck, Bayview CEO

Our Preventative Measures

Universal Source Control (consistent & proper use of face masks) required at all times within building.
Encouraging 6 feet social distancing within building.
Increased disinfection and sterilization on all “high-touch” surfaces.
Adhering to universal precautions of infection control such as practicing excellent hygiene.
Temperature screenings are conducted three times a week to all Bayview residents.
Temperature & questionnaire screening at the start of each shift for all employees and essential contractors.
One point of entry at the front desk located on the second-floor Aloha entrance.
Continuous monitoring of CDC, county, state and federal agencies for updates

Our Protocols & Guidelines (FAQ)

Quick snapshot: Due to Governor Inslee’s November 15th Proclamation in response to the rapid spread of COVID-19 virus in Washington, Bayview’s beauty salon, fitness center, pool, and small group activities are closed until further notice. Outdoor visitation only for Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing are permitted. Thank you for your continued trust and patience you have placed in us to help keep everyone safe throughout the holiday season.

Residents/Family

What is the current visitation policy for residents living in Residential Living?

To ensure maximum safety for residents and staff, we currently do not allow outside visitors to Bayview until further notice. The exceptions are essential personnel, hospice nurses, medical and/or licensed staff, and any end-of-life family visitation. We understand that connecting with family members is important and there are a variety of other ways you might consider connecting with them: telephone, email, text, Skype, social media, and Facetime are some examples.

What is the current visitation policy for residents living Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing residents?

To ensure maximum safety for residents and staff, we currently do not allow outside visitors to Bayview until further notice. The exceptions are essential personnel, hospice nurses, medical and/or licensed staff, and any end-of-life family visitation. We are pleased to be able to provide outdoor visit opportunities for families. These visitations are on a scheduled and limited basis. Please review our visitation guidelines here prior to scheduling your appointment.

I’m a family member of a Bayview resident, who is the best staff contact to connect with?

For Front Desk assistance, dial 206. 284. 7330
For Residential Living, contact Heather Smith, Director of Resident Services: hsmith@bayviewseattle.org
For Assisted Living & Memory Care, contact Pamela Yeo, Assisted Living Manager: pyeo@bayviewseattle.org or Jamie Hart, Director of Social Services: jhart@bayviewseattle.org
For Skilled Nursing & Rehab, contact Janice Pate, Director of Nursing: jpate@bayviewseattle.org or Joel Smith, Health Services Administrator: jsmith@bayviewseattle.org

Future Residents

This section is currently being updated.

I am interested in moving into Bayview, who do I contact?

For Residential Living, contact Lea Miller, Director of Sales: lmiller@bayviewseattle.org or  206-281-5744.
For Assisted Living, Memory Care, or Skilled Nursing & Rehab, contact Jamie Hart, Director of Social Services: jhart@bayviewseattle.org

I am interested in attending a virtual event, how do I sign up?

We’re so grateful for your interest in our community! There are numerous ways to attend our virtual events:

  • Sign up for our free upcoming virtual webinar: click here
  • Sign up for our e-newsletter to stay up to date: click here to join (you may unsubscribe at any time)
  • View our virtual events on our website: click here
  • Follow us on Facebook to view events and all things Bayview: click here
Staff Heroes

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Children's Center Families

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Community at Large

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COVID-19 Communications

Consistent and transparent communication is paramount. In the age of misinformation, the time is always right to remain truthful, responsive and accountable. We are accountable in keeping our residents, staff, families and the greater community informed. 

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