Visitor Flu Restrictions in Place
If you are planning a visit to Saint Anne Communities, please be aware that we are following the recommended flu-restrictions for our area. These visitor restrictions are activated in response to an increase in flu-like activity across the Huntington and Allen counties, and are part of our efforts to minimize the spread of the flu virus.
As of March 22, 2019, we are putting the following restrictions in place:
- Only Two Visitors per Resident at a Time – Limiting the number of visitors per resident will help control, or at least decrease the spread of the illness.
- Visitors Over the Age of 16 Only, Please – Since young children are more likely to get sick and spread the flu, our staff have been advised to only allow children under 16 to visit residents with the approval of the House Charge Nurse. If you are planning a visit involving little ones during flu season, please call ahead to ensure it is okay with the Charge Nurse. Pictures, videos, and video-chatting are wonderful ways to share the adorableness of young children with our residents as we await the decrease in flu-like activity throughout the Fort Wayne and Huntington areas.
- Refrain from Visiting while Sick – Visitors are always welcome, and play an important role to enhance the quality of life for our residents, but their health and well-being come first. If you have a cold, sore throat, or symptoms of any contagious disease, please refrain from visiting. Signs of respiratory flu include fever, cough, sneezing, runny nose, and/or a sore throat.
Another great reminder – especially for this time of year – is to clean your hands frequently. Look for hygiene stations/restrooms or alcohol-based hand-sanitizing dispensers (located throughout the building) and use them often. Please make sure to clean your hands when entering and leaving our buildings. Washing your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer often prevents the spread of germs, and can help prevent the flu.
Thank you for doing your part to help keep our residents healthy!