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We are excited to announce, with new guidance released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which is based on the fantastic results we are seeing from the Covid19 vaccines, we are re-opening our doors to indoor visitation. Millions of vaccinations have been administered to nursing home residents and staff, and these vaccines have proven to help prevent symptoms of COVID-19. 

We will be welcoming visitors for all residents (vaccinated and unvaccinated) to our campus, at all times, at our main entrance where staff is available to screen and educate guests. Visitors will be allowed regardless of the vaccination status of the visitors, but visits will be subject to a narrow set of exceptions. 

Responsible indoor visitation includes:  

  • Screening of all visitors upon entrance; we must deny entrance to anyone showing or reporting any symptoms of Covid19, or anyone who has had close contact with someone positive for Covid19 during the previous 14 days. Honesty with reporting symptoms to us will be critical for our successful and safe re-opening. Visitors should report all potential symptoms to us, even if they are mild.  
  • Requiring well-fitting face coverings for all visitors at all times 
  • Maintaining physical distance between visitors and all facility staff and other residents; fully vaccinated residents may choose to have physical contact with their visitors, so long as the visitor performs hand hygiene before and after the contact  
  • Only 2-3 visitors per resident in their room- common areas are not an acceptable visiting area including dining rooms, activity rooms, etc. 

Please respect our screening process and visitation guidelines and please do not put our staff in an uncomfortable position by having to remind visitors of these policies.  Everyone at Shady Lane and we know you yourselves, are working very hard to keep your loved one healthy. We continue to take the necessary steps to keep all our residents and our staff safe and healthy and ask for your continued support and cooperation. We understand it’s been a long road, but please wear your mask when you visit, wash your hands, and follow our visitation policies. Thank you so much!

Visitation Guidelines Here

Indoor Visits

Indoor visits will be suspended until further notice. 

We now have a safe process for indoor visitation using guidelines from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). To reserve a time slot for an indoor visit, click on the Sign-Up button. 

You will need to park on S. 24th Street and follow the path to the indoor visit entrance. There will be a bright green flag near the entrance. Please wait there until we let you in. All visitors will be screened for any COVID-19 symptoms and not be allowed to visit if you have any symptoms. Visits will be 15 minutes long and only 2 visitors. To allow as many residents as possible to receive visitors, initially, residents will only be allowed ONE visit per month due to limited time slots and staffing. We ask that visitors be at least 12 years of age and no pets will be allowed. 

Please educate yourself with the documents: Frequently Asked Questions, COVID-19 Screen/Attestation for Visitors, and the Post Visitation Self Screen. At your visit, you will need to agree to follow the outlined rules and accept that there is some COVID-19 risk even in these protected situations. If you are unable to follow these guidelines your visit will be discontinued and we will decline future visits.

At the visit, you will need to read a description of the visit requirements, agree to follow those instructions, and accept that there is some COVID-19 risk even in these protected situations.

For more information, see the documents below.

Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Screen/Attestation for Visitors

Post Visitation Self Screen

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Information

We partnered with Walgreens to administer the COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccines started in January and the partnership will end by the end of March. Walgreens pharmacists and staff come onsite to vaccinate residents and staff. 
We are excited about this next tool in our fight against COVID-19. While the vaccination is not required, it’s highly recommended to protect our residents and staff. More information on the COVID-19 vaccine is available at: 

Drop Off Information

Items can be dropped off at our main Shady Lane entrance between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday and 8:00 am to 3:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Please do not drop off food between 4:30 pm and 6:00 pm; this is dinner time and it’s very busy. No items are excluded from these drop-offs, but all the items are required to be in one package- a bag, box, tote. Label the package as clearly as possible with the resident’s name and room number. Flower deliveries, food deliveries, groceries, seasonal clothes, or anything you’d like to drop off are all allowed, as long as adhering to Shady Lane’s policies to protect residents.

Video Chatting

Video chatting will be suspended until further notice. We have implemented the use of video chatting through our activity staff and it has been very successful.  Video chats are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays by schedule. To schedule, you must contact our Activity Coordinator by calling 682-8254 ext 3165.