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Rohr Home

Nestled among the azaleas and moss-laden oak trees of Bartow is the Rohr Home; a licensed, 60-bed skilled nursing home facility that specializes in long-term and sub-acute care.

A 5-star rated facility, the Rohr Home offers both short and long term care and is consistently ranked by Medicare.gov as one of the top Nursing Homes in Florida.

Residents at the Rohr Home interact during daily planned activities, special events and birthday parties, which are coordinated by a full-time activities director and social worker. Physical, occupational and speech therapy services are available if needed. Pharmacy and registered dietitian services are available 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week.

Whether you're making the Rohr Home a permanent residence, or staying during your transition between the hospital and home, you will find a variety of services available, which include:

  • 24-hour nursing care
  • Clinical lab
  • Dental
  • Podiatry
  • Dietary
  • Hospice
  • Mental health care
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Physician
  • Resident and family counseling
  • Social work
  • Wound care
  • Speech therapy
  • X-ray
  • Spiritual
  • Laundry
  • Beautician

Covid-19 Visitation Standards

Center staff, residents, and families will continue to adhere to the core principles of COVID-19 infection, including physical distancing (maintaining at least 6 feet between people). This continues to be the safest way to prevent the spread of COVID-19, particularly if either party is not up to date with all recommended vaccinations.

  • Visitation is allowed for all residents at all times
  • Visitors who have a positive viral test for COVID-19, symptoms of COVID-19, or currently meet the criteria for quarantine should not enter the facility until they meet the criteria used for residents to discontinue transmission based precautions (quarantine). The Rohr Home will screen all who enter for these visitation exclusions.
  • The resident regardless of Covid-19 vaccination status, can choose to not to wear face coverings or masks when other residents are not present and have close contact (including touch) with their visitor and performing hand- hygiene before and after. Regardless, visitors should physically distance from other residents and staff in the facility.
  • Compassionate care visits, and visits required under federal disability rights law, should be allowed at all times, regardless of a resident's vaccination status, the county's COVID-19 positivity rate, or an outbreak.

Outdoor Visitation

Outdoor visits generally pose a lower risk of transmission due to increased space and airflow. Therefore, visits should be held outdoors whenever practicable.

Weather considerations (e.g., inclement weather, excessively hot or cold temperatures, poor air quality) or an individual resident's health status (e.g., medical condition(s), COVID-19 status) may hinder outdoor visits.

Appropriate infection control and prevention practices will be adhered to. Outdoor visitation will be prohibited for resident quarantined for COVID-19 symptoms or resident with positive COVID-19 result that is not yet recovered.

Indoor Visitation

The Rohr Home allows indoor visitation at all times and for all residents (regardless of vaccination status), except for a few circumstances when visitation should be limited due to a high risk of COVID-19 transmission (note: compassionate care visits should be permitted at all times}.

  • Residents with confirmed COVID-19 infection, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated until they have met the criteria to discontinue transmission-based precautions.
  • Persons under investigation (PUI). whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, until they have met criteria for discontinuing transmission-based precautions.

Indoor Visitation during an Outbreak

When a new case of COVID-19 among residents or staff is identified, Center will immediately begin outbreak testing and suspend all visitation (does not include compassionate care visitor), until at least one round of facility-wide testing is completed. Visitation can resume based on the following criteria:

  • If the first round of outbreak testing reveals no additional COVID-19 cases in other areas (e.g., units) of the Center, then visitation can resume for residents in areas/units with no COVID-19 cases. However, the Center should suspend visitation on the affected unit until the facility meets the criteria to discontinue outbreak testing.
  • If the first round of outbreak testing reveals two more COVID-19 cases in the same unit as the original case, but not in other units, visitation can resume for residents in areas/units with no COVID-19 cases.
  • If the first round of outbreak testing reveals one or more additional COVID-19 cases in other areas/units of the Center (e.g., new cases in two or more units), then Center will suspend visitation for all residents (vaccinated and unvaccinated), until the Center meets criteria to discontinue outbreak testing.
  • If subsequent rounds of outbreak testing identify one or more additional COVID-19 cases in other areas/units of the facility, then facilities should suspend visitation for all residents (vaccinated and unvaccinated}, until the facility meets the criteria to discontinue outbreak testing.

Center will do the following to ensure resident and facility safety:

Continue with visitor screening (i.e., temperature checks and COVID-19 signs, symptoms, and exposure screening questions and observation) and maintain a visitor log for signing in and out.

Establish limits on the total number of visitors allowed in the facility based on the ability of staff to safely screen and monitor visitation, including limits on the length of visits, days, hours and number of visits per week.

Infection prevention and control education of visitors on topics such as use of masks, proper hand hygiene, social distancing and visitation policies.

Schedule visitors by appointment and monitor for adherence to proper use of masks and social distancing while accommodating auditory privacy.

Notify residents, representatives, and recurring visitors of any change in the visitation policy.

Clean and disinfect visitor spaces between visitors and maintain handwashing or sanitation stations.

Visits will have limited length of visits, visitation days and hours and numbers of visits per week.

Visitors must do the following to ensure resident and facility safety:

  • Properly wear a face mask or coverings, perform proper hand hygiene and physically distance when around other residents or healthcare personnel, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Comply with screening.
  • Sign a risk acknowledgement and attestation of understanding of center visitation in addition to infection prevention and control policies.
  • Inform center if they develop a fever or symptoms consistent with COVID-19 within 14 days of a visit.
  • Visit in the resident's room, or in facility-designated areas only.

Individuals seeking entry to the facility will not be permitted to enter if they meet any of the screening criteria listed below:

  • Any person infected with COVID-19 who does not meet the most recent 10-day criteria from the CDC to end quarantine.
  • Any person showing, presenting signs or symptoms of, or disclosing the presence of a respiratory infection, including cough, fever, shortness of breath, sore throat, chills, headache, muscle pain, repeated shaking with chills, new loss of taste or smell, or any other COVI0-19 symptoms identified by the CDC.
  • Any person who has been in contact with any person(s) known to be infected with COVID-19, who does not meet the most recent criteria from the CDC to end isolation.

Contact Us

Maria Rivera
Administrator

Phone: (863) 519-7579
Toll Free: 800-780-5346

JanetHanciles@polk-county.net

Street Address:
2120 Marshall Edwards Drive
Bartow, FL 33830

Office Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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