Our Coronavirus Response

BAYVIEW’S COVID-19 PREPAREDNESS

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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

Quick Snapshot

  • Please read our latest 5.22.22 here..
  • Visitation Policy: Our community is open to unrestricted visitation to Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing & Rehab. Visitation numbers, frequency, duration, and schedules are no longer necessary. Visitors must always wear a facemask and properly screen at reception.

What is Bayview’s Test-Based Strategy?

Bayview launched a Test-Based Strategy on Monday, November 22 to allow our community to accelerate the loosening of restrictions while providing greater confidence in our ability to contain any potential spread of the virus.

What is Bayview’s current vaccination policy?

Please read Bayview’s COVID-19 Vaccination policy here.

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

Our community is open to unrestricted visitation to Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing & Rehab. Visitation numbers, frequency, duration, and schedules are no longer necessary. Visitors must always wear a facemask and properly screen at reception.

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

Our community is open to unrestricted visitation to Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing & Rehab. Visitation numbers, frequency, duration, and schedules are no longer necessary. Visitors must always wear a facemask and properly screen at reception.

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 the pandemic?

With a test-based strategy in place, Bayview is entering 2022 with new hope and perspective. Check out our Facebook page (here) to view our more current stories. Scroll down to see some of our latest articles written about Bayview.

How are you keeping residents updated?

We are rooted on transparent, efficient, and honest communication. Internal Communication consist of Weekly internal newsletters, memos, monthly town halls, Weekly CEO Videos on YouTube, signage, flyers, and announcements on our new In House channel system. 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 (Independent) Living, contact Jessenia Cruz, Life Enrichment Manager: jcruz@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

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

For Residential Living, contact Frank Metschar, Sales Manager: 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.

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:

  • Re-watch our 2021 Fall Virtual Open House: here
  • 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.

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.

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 Heather Cross, Intergenerational Children’s Center Director at hcross@bayviewseattle.org.

What are your hours of operation?

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

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 RESPONSE LEADERSHIP TEAM

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 Marketing & Sales: O: 206.301.4480 | c: 425.802.0968 | jchang@bayviewseattle.org

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11 West Aloha Street

Seattle, WA 98119

Phone: (206) 284-7330