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

Weekly surface testing (partnership with Enviral Tech).
Universal Source Control (consistent & proper use of face masks) required at all times within building.
Encouraging 6 feet social distancing within building.
Routine COVID-19 testing for staff & residents in Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living.
Increased disinfection on all “high-touch” surfaces.
Adhering to standard precautions of infection control such as practicing excellent hand hygiene.
Health screenings are conducted weekly to all licensed care area residents.
Health screenings at the start of each shift for all employees and essential contractors.
Screening at two points of entry located at the front desk on Aloha entrance and A-level at the south entrance.
Continuous monitoring for updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), county, state and federal agencies

Our Protocols & Guidelines (FAQ)

Quick snapshot:  Please read our latest 7.26.21 memo here.

Residents/Family

What is Bayview’s current vaccination status?

FUTURE VACCINATIONS: Residents and employees who are new to Bayview and / or did not receive or have not received the COVID-19 vaccination may now request to get vaccinated. Mercury Pharmacy has developed plans for on-going vaccination clinics with Bayview. In order for a clinic to occur, there must be a minimum of 20 people ready for vaccination. Please contact Janice Pate x3354 (jpate@bayviewseattle.org or 206-281-5778) at your earliest convenience to be placed on our vaccination waiting list.

Helpful documents regarding the COVID-19 vaccine: 

Click on the links below to view the PDFs:

For additional information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/COVID19/Vaccine

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

Because of the evolving nature of protocols and updates from state and federal guidelines, we recommend reading our latest memo here.

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

Because of the evolving nature of protocols and updates from state and federal guidelines, we recommend reading our latest memo here.

For Assisted Living & Memory Care Families: Because of the evolving nature of visitation protocols per state and federal guidelines, please contact the following staff for any questions:

Assisted Living/Memory Care contact: Pamela Yeo x2127 (pyeo@bayviewseattle.org or 206-281-5755)
Health Center contact: Janice Pate x3354 (jpate@bayviewseattle.org or 206-281-5778)

What is life like at Bayview during COVID era? Life looks a little different for all of us at Bayview and across the nation. COVID-19 may have limited our social gatherings but the community spirit at Bayview very much continues to thrive. Please follow us on Facebook for the most recent stories inside the walls of Bayview.

Dining: Staff and residents are always finding innovative and creative ways to elevate services in the midst of a pandemic! Our latest innovation with dining involves the transformation of our main dining to a food court model. Read our national story here. As of 3.17.2021, the Terrace Garden Food Court has reopened with seated dining. We are also delivering meals straight to resident apartments in a safe and socially distant manner for those who are not comfortable using the food court .

Van Services: Van trips are dedicated to scheduled medical appointments only at this time.

Activities and Programs: As of February 2, 2021, the beauty shop, fitness center, therapy pool, and small group activities have reopened! All Intergenerational activities have been postponed but we have found creative ways in keeping the intergenerational spirit up at Bayview! (Storytime with beloved Grandma Pat – click here to view, Zoom Dance Parties, etc.). We have also recently installed a new and improved in-house channel. This allows for our digital programming to be enhanced and be accessible to all residents with televisions.

How are you keeping residents updated?

We are rooted on transparent, efficient, and honest communication. Internal Communication consist of Weekly internal newsletters, Memos, Weekly CEO Videos on YouTube, and announcements on our new In House channel system. Coming soon: Live Streaming. External Communication consist of a dedicated COVID-19 landing page, Social Media, Monthly e-newsletters, Direct phone calls and emails.

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

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

For Residential Living, contact Frank Metschar, Sales Maanger: fmetschar@bayviewseattle.org or 206-281-5744.
For Assisted Living, Memory Care, or Skilled Nursing & Rehab, contact Jamie Hart, Director of Social Services & Health Center Admissions: 206-301-4393 or jhart@bayviewseattle.org

Is your Skilled Nursing & Rehab open to admissions?

Yes, please contact Jamie Hart, Director of Social Services & Health Center Admissions for additional questions: 206-301-4393 or jhart@bayviewseattle.org

Are you currently conducting in-person tours?

Yes, we are currently scheduling tours. To maintain your safety as well as the safety of current residents and staff, we have guests park in our main lot and enter through one focal entry point at our Aloha entrance. From there, you will be asked a brief questionnaire and have your temperature checked. Masks and proper hand hygiene are required while inside Bayview. Please contact Frank Metschar, Sales Manager to schedule a tour at fmetschar@bayviewseattle.org or 206-281-5744.

You may also check out our video tours.

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:

  • Register for our April 20th Virtual Open House: www.bayviewseattle.org/future
  • Sign up for our free upcoming virtual webinar here: www.bayviewseattle.org/events 
  • Sign up for our e-newsletter to stay up to date: click here to join (you may unsubscribe at any time)
  • Follow us on Facebook to view events and all things Bayview: click here
  • View our highly popular Resident Panel Webinar here.
Staff Heroes

How are you keeping staff protected and safe?

We are grateful for our staff heroes. Their commitment to our residents and to each other is truly remarkable. Staff enter through one focal point at our front entrance on Aloha street. Universal Source Control (consistent and proper use of face masks) are required at all times. Health screenings are conducted at the start of each shift for all employees and essential contractors.

This section is currently being updated.

Children's Center Families

Is the Intergenerational Children’s Center (ICC) open?

Yes we are! ICC staff are trained in strict infection control procedures to maintain the health and safety of students and greater community. Although Intergenerational activities have been postponed, we have found creative ways in keeping the intergenerational spirit up at Bayview! (Storytime with beloved Grandma Pat – click here to view, Zoom Dance Parties, etc.).

How can I enroll my child/children?

With four dedicated classrooms, our center serves 44 children, ages three months to five years old. We have openings! Please contact Mary Ho, Intergenerational Children’s Center Director at mho@bayviewseattle.org.

What are your hours of operation?

Our hours of operation are 7:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Community at Large

What is the current visitation policy at Bayview?

Because of the evolving nature of protocols and updates from state and federal guidelines, we recommend reading our latest memo here.

Please reach out to Joel Smith, Health Services Administrator at 206.281.5747 or jsmith@bayviewseattle.org with any questions.

Who should I contact for any media inquiries?

Please reach out to Jill Chang, Director of Marketing & Sales at 425.802.0968 or jchang@bayviewseattle.org.

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. 

To view all past memos, please click the button below.

COVID Response Leadership Team

Joel Smith
Health Services Administrator
jsmith@bayviewseattle.org
206.281.5747

Nancy Weinbeck
Chief Executive Officer
nweinbeck@bayviewseattle.org
206.281.5759

Janice Pate
Director of Nursing
jpate@bayviewseattle.org

Our Crisis Communication team, which consists of 14 executive team members, works in consultation with King County and State Department of Health agencies, The Centers for Disease Control, and Infection Control Preventionists to monitor conditions and follow the most current recommendations.

Media Inquiries should be directed to Jill Chang, Director of Communications: O: 206.301.4480 | c: 425.802.0968 | jchang@bayviewseattle.org

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