Keeping in Touch

We understand how difficult it is to be apart from your loved ones and encourage you to contact them often via phone or mail.  You may also schedule window visits or FaceTime calls.  Please feel free to call us to set up a time. An email account dedicated to messages for our residents has also been created. Our Contact page has been updated to include extensions for each department and we ask that you call us for anything you may need.

We will continue to update our Facebook page and this website with COVID-19 information.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have issued new visitation guidelines. Visits are now allowed for all residents at all times without scheduling.

Screening for all visits will still be required to ensure visitors are being checked in and practicing the principles that reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission in accordance with CDC and CMS guidelines:

Core Principles of COVID-19 Infection Prevention

  • 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. Facilities should screen all who enter for these visitation exclusions.
  • Hand hygiene (use of alcohol-based hand rub is preferred)
  • Face covering or mask (covering mouth and nose) and physical distancing at least six feet between people, in accordance with CDC guidance
  • Instructional signage throughout the facility and proper visitor education on COVID-19 signs and symptoms, infection control precautions, other applicable facility practices (e.g., use of face covering or mask, specified entries, exits and routes to designated areas, hand hygiene)
  • Cleaning and disinfecting high-frequency touched surfaces in the facility often, and designated visitation areas after each visit
  • Appropriate staff use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Effective cohorting of residents (e.g., separate areas dedicated to COVID-19 care)
  • Resident and staff testing conducted as required

Visitors should physically distance, wear a mask and practice good hygiene when around residents and staff and in halls and common areas.

Visitors are not required, but encouraged to rapid test before entering the facility when the county positivity rate is above 10 percent.

There will be weekly testing for residents and staff while the county positivity rate is above 10 percent.

Residents are allowed to leave Sunset Home as long as the resident and any individual accompanying the resident follow all recommended infection prevention practices including wearing a face covering or mask, physical distancing, and hand hygiene. When they are out, they should encourage those around them to do the same.

When a resident returns from an outing, the following actions will be taken:

  • Screening for signs or symptoms of COVID-19 upon return and rapid testing seven days after returning.
  • If possible close contact to an individual with COVID-19 while outside of the nursing home, the resident will be tested for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Placed on quarantine if the resident has not been fully vaccinated.
  • Develops signs or symptoms of COVID-19 after the outing, the resident will be tested for COVID-19 and placed on Transmission-Based Precautions, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Sunset Home may also opt to test unvaccinated residents without signs or symptoms if they leave the nursing home frequently or for a prolonged length of time, such as over 24 hours. 
  • Sunset Home will consider quarantining residents who leave the facility if, based on an assessment of risk, uncertainty exists about their adherence or the adherence of those around them to recommended infection prevention measures.
  • Residents who leave the facility for 24 hours or longer will be managed as a new admission.
  • Monitoring for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 daily.

Visit Guidelines

COVID-19 Resources‚Äč

COVID-19 Updates

Visits are now allowed for all residents at all times without scheduling.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services 

If you are experiencing symptoms such as a fever, shortness of breath, or cough we encourage you to contact your medical provider to seek medical attention.