Visiting Hours

Affinity Skilled Living & Rehabilitation Center

Effective July 28th, 2020 the facility has been given approval by the New York State Department of Health to begin outdoor visitation. Beginning Wednesday, July 29 the former weekly “Drive By and Say Hi” visits will be replaced with “6 Feet Meet and Greet” with the facility’s first outdoor scheduled visitation. Those of you who have already made appointments will be able to park and visit with your loved one in the back parking lot area outside of your vehicles.

Beginning Thursday, July 30, scheduled visitation will take place each morning (10 and 10:45 time slots) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesdays time slots are in the afternoon (2 pm and 2:45 pm). Please use the link to schedule an in person visit. You may also continue to schedule FaceTime/Skype visits using this link should you be unable to schedule an in-person visit. There will be no more Window Visits scheduled beginning this week.

There are numerous restrictions such as limits of no more than 2 visitors per resident, no more than 10% of the residents receiving visitors, limited visiting days and times that will be scheduled, strict enforcement of social distancing, mask requirements, and limitations on where visits will take place. No one may visit under the age of 18 unless accompanied by an adult. If social distancing is not maintained and proper use of PPE (masks) then future visitation from you will be suspended.

Weather permitting, the limited visitation at Affinity will mirror the “Drive By and Say Hi” visits, however 1-2 visitors will have the opportunity to visit outside of their vehicle, while maintaining social distance (6 feet) from the resident. The visits will continue in the back of the building outside. There will be markers on the ground indicating where the resident and visitors will sit, as well as 6 foot tables to serve as visual cues for Social Distancing. Unfortunately visitors will not yet be able to touch or hug residents.

At this time no visits will take place in the facility, unless end of life or compassion visits have been scheduled through administration and/or the nursing department.

Should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Stephanie Malone, Administrator or Andrea Laucella, Recreation Director at 631-218-5900.

In accordance with federal and state regulations, it is advised that visitors with symptoms of illness such as fever, lower respiratory infection, shortness of breath, cough, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea are restricted from visiting the facility until symptoms are fully resolved. Thank you for your cooperation.

A new requirement announced in the guidance received September 15, 2020 from the NYSDOH is that all visitors must present a verified COVID-19 negative result within the last week (7 days) and visitation must be refused if the individual(s) fails to present such negative test result, exhibits any COVID-19 symptoms, or does not pass screening questions. We are very sorry for this unexpected requirement, but are bound by these directives given by the department of health.