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 (new 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 Bayview residents.
Health screenings 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 for updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), county, state and federal agencies.

Our Protocols & Guidelines (FAQ)

Quick snapshot: Bayview is on track for a limited reopening of certain services and amenities beginning February 3, 2021. Limited reopening guidelines include Beauty Salon, scheduled outdoor visitation for Assisted Living & Memory Care, Fitness Center, Small group activities. Scheduled outdoor visitation for Skilled Nursing families is slated to re-open on February 21st.  Please read out latest memo here.

Residents/Family

What is Bayview’s vaccination roll out plan?

We have all sacrificed so much this past year, fighting COVID-19 bravely and tirelessly. While we continue our herculean efforts, we are now getting ready for the next steps. Vaccination is a vital initiative and another step in our journey. Please see our latest update regarding the COVID-19 vaccine here.

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?

Per local, state, and federal guidelines and to ensure maximum safety for residents and staff, we currently do not allow visitors inside the building 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 in Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing?

Per local, state, and federal guidelines and to ensure maximum safety for residents and staff, we currently do not allow visitors inside the building until further notice. The exceptions are essential personnel, hospice nurses, medical and/or licensed staff, and any end-of-life family visitation.

For Assisted Living & Memory Care Families: We do currently allow limited, outdoor visits that are scheduled, and monitored for safety and adherence to state and local guidelines and regulation. Please schedule your AL and / or MC outdoor visits with Pamela Yeo at ext. 2127, 206-281-5755 or pyeo@bayviewseattle.org.

  • The AL visitation schedule will be Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 10:15am, 1:15pm, 2:15pm, and 3:15pm.  Visits are limited to 30 minutes each with only 1 visitor at this time (due to social distancing requirements).
  • The MC visitation schedule will be Monday and Thursday at 10:15am, 1:15pm or 2:15pm. Details regarding the location of MC visitations will be shared in greater detail when scheduling your visitation

Scheduled outdoor visitation for Skilled Nursing families is slated to re-open on February 21st.

Can residents leave the campus to meet families? 

Yes. However, families cannot enter inside the building per local, state, and federal guidelines regarding licensed areas like assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing. Bayview is a Life Plan Community which consist of Residential Living, Assisted Living & Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing.

Residents are strongly encouraged to adhere to the Governor’s “stay home, stay safe” proclamation, and should only leave the building for essential business such as medical appointments.

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: Although congregate dining is currently closed (Main Terrace Dining, Mr. Pickle’s Bistro, 10th Floor Cloud Room), we are delivering meals straight to resident apartments in a safe and socially distant manner. Staff and residents are always finding innovative and creative ways to elevate services in the middle 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. The Terrace Garden Food Court will reopen once infection rates start trending downwards in King County and restrictions begin to loosen per the Governor’s proclamation.

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

Activities and Programs: Internal resident group activities and programs are currently postponed. On February 2, 2021, the beauty shop, fitness center, and small group activities will be re-evaluated for reopening in accordance with the Governor’s proclamation and our latest 1.13.2021 memo. 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.

What is the quarantine policy for residents?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updated their guidance concerning the quarantine period on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020. What the CDC recommendation shows is that Bayview’s current quarantine protocol for residents is now outdated. As a result, the Executive team collectively decided it was time for Bayview to update the quarantine process.  Our new process will now reflect the current CDC recommendations and can be viewed here.

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 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 & 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 Lea Miller, Director of Sales to schedule a tour at lmiller@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:

  • Sign up for our free upcoming virtual webinar: February 9th webinar, March 9th webinar
  • 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
  • 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?

Per local, state, and federal guidelines and to ensure maximum safety for residents and staff, we currently do not allow visitors inside the building until further notice. The exceptions are essential personnel, hospice nurses, medical and/or licensed staff, and any end-of-life family visitation.

Who should I contact for any media inquiries?

Please reach out to Jill Chang, Director of Communications at 206.301.4480 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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