- Round the clock nursing care is provided by licensed nurses with a registered nurse present seven days a week
- Social Services are available to all residents and families and are provided by a full-time Licensed Social Worker
- Diversified Activity Program provided by Qualified Activity Director
- Hospital services: lab, x-ray, emergency/acute/outpatient services, housekeeping, plant operations, dietary services, medical records, specialized therapy services and business office
Bolivar Medical Center is committed to protecting the health and safety of everyone who walks through our doors. We are continuing to work closely with the Mississippi State Department of Health and following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure the safety of our patients and staff members. We strictly follow all appropriate guidance for the notification of patients and their families in the event of a positive case among our staff members or among our residents and have established regular updates with our residents’ family representatives, in accordance with guidelines released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Starting, Monday, March 29, 2021, you can visit your loved ones inside the facility at certain times, without scheduled visits. There are a few circumstances that may limit you from visiting your loved one in the facility.
- Unvaccinated residents, if the nursing home’s COVID-19 county positivity rate is greater than 10% and less than 70% of residents in the facility are fully vaccinated.
- Residents with confirmed COVID-19 infection, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated until they have met the 2-week criteria to discontinue Transmission-Based Precautions: or
- Residents in quarantine, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, until they have met criteria for release from quarantine.
Compassionate Care Visits are in a special category and will always be allowed regardless of the resident’s vaccination status, COVID positivity rate or COVID outbreak. These must be approved.
While you are visiting, we encourage social distancing at least six feet apart, but we understand that it has been so long since you were able to provide a warm hug or even touch to your loved one. If your resident has been fully vaccinated, then the resident can choose to have close contact with you if you are both wearing a face mask and washing your hands before and after touching.
There are a few more criteria that we will continue to require:
- Visits may occur from the hours of 9 am – 5 pm on Monday – Friday and 2 pm – 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday. We will begin with these and may expand the hours at a later date. If it is impossible for you to visit at these times, you may notify Michelle Gant for special circumstances.
- In the event of an emergency or significant change in the resident’s condition, the above visiting days and hours will not apply.
- Visitors will be limited to two people, the responsible party and immediate family members, per resident, to help maintain social distancing while visiting in the room. We want you to visit your loved one and if there are more than two visitors, please come back later to visit.
- If a visit is needed by clergy, please let us know and we will respond appropriately.
- Visitors will be 18 years of age or older. Children are only allowed with prior approval from administration.
- Visitors will be required to enter through the front door of the hospital during visiting hours or the emergency room after the visiting hours have ended to be screened prior to going to the LTCF unit. Visitors will have their temperature checked at the Kiosk. Visitors who fail the kiosk temp check and /or exhibit signs and symptoms of illness will not be allowed in the facility. Visitors who have been exposed to someone with covid within the prior 14 days will not be allowed in the facility.
- Visitors will sign in on Long Term Care prior to going to the resident’s room. The sign in book will be on the buffet to your right as you exit the elevator.
- Visitors will go straight to the resident’s room. Please stay in the room during the visits and do not associate with the other residents or stand at nurses’ station for long periods of time.
- Visitors will wear a mask during the entire visits unless medically contraindicated.
- Visitors must use alcohol-based hand rub before and after entering the resident’s room.
- Visitors are encouraged to maintain 6 feet social distancing during visits.
- No visitors will be allowed during a COVID-19 outbreak until outbreak testing is completed and the cases have been identified and isolated. The facility will inform you of any COVID-19 cases among residents or staff and when visits can resume.
- Visitors must immediately report any positive signs, symptoms or if tested positive, provide results within 72 hours of the visit.
- Visitors will not be required to be tested for Covid prior to visits but we are encouraging visitors to consider getting the COVID-19 vaccine to help with protection against the disease.
- The visitation program is subject to change and we will keep your informed of this.
Our residents are like family to us, and protecting their safety and well-being while maintaining open lines of communication with their loved ones is our top priority. We are proud to serve Cleveland and our surrounding communities.