Riverwood Healthcare loosens visitor restrictions
By Paul Vold firstname.lastname@example.org (2/16/21)
(Brainerd, MN) — Riverwood Healthcare Center announced on Monday with the steady decline of COVID-19 cases in Aitkin County, they will be making updates and loosening visitor restrictions.
According to a press release on the Riverwood website, hospitalized patients, including the ICU, one adult visitor may be allowed from 8am-8pm. Labor and Delivery patients may have one visitor age 18 or older with no time restrictions. Surgical patients who are hospitalized following surgery will be able to have one visitor after admission to their room.
For those patients requiring emergency care, one family member may be allowed into the ER depending on the individual circumstances, including end-of-life care.
In keeping up with the COVID-19 standards, Riverwood will not be allowing those who are sick or displaying symptoms of COVID-19 to visit patients. Everyone is required to wear a mask when entering a Riverwood facility. Exceptions will be made for those with breathing difficulties and children under age 5.
More information on Riverwood’s loosened restrictions can be found with this story at www.rjbroadcasting.com. Riverwood continues to offer a virtual option for face-to-face visits with hospital patients via Zoom on iPads dedicated to patient use. Nursing staff can advise how to set up a Zoom visit.