- Liaise with staff upon entrance and exit of the nursing home.
- Use hand hygiene facilities as available when entering and exiting nursing home.
- Consider other residents’ needs for rest and privacy.
- Consider staff doing their job.
- Observe confidentiality of the resident(s).
- Please do not visit if there might be an infection risk to others or if you feel unwell.
- Help keep the nursing home clean and inform staff of any cleaning concerns.
- Ensure any visiting children are well behaved and are never left on a unit
- Be responsible for the safety and security of individual belongings.
- Refrain from touching dressings, drips, catheters etc.
- Always enter and exit the nursing home through the main entrance doors or as specified.
- Follow nursing home restrictions on the use of mobile phones.
- Please do not sit or lie on beds.
- Please do not bring in food/beverages for residents without prior consultation.
- Ensure staff are aware of any valuables/clothing brought into the nursing home for residents. Ensure residents have given their consent where photographs are being taken.
- Please do not enter unauthorised areas, e.g. kitchens.
- Follow nursing home car parking regulations.
- Please do not visit while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
Family members and friends shall be requested not to visit if they have sore throats, flu, vomiting and/or diarrhoea or other infections, because of the risk of introducing infection to the nursing home (HSE, 2006).
Should an outbreak of infection occur, visitors shall be informed of the visiting restrictions (see CE-004 Infection Prevention and Control).