418 Washington
Quincy, IL 62301

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Coronavirus Visiting Hours Policy Changes

Effective 11/20/20, Illinois enters Tier 3 Mitigations due to the high number of COVID-19 cases in the state.  For Skilled Nursing Facilities, this means:

  • All visits, including outdoor, are suspended.  The only exception is Compassionate Care Visits for end-of-life residents.
  • Communal Dining is suspended, meaning all residents are now taking meals n their rooms instead of gathering in the dining rooms.
  • Group Activities are suspended, so all activities become one-on-one in resident rooms.
  • Barber and Beauty Shop services remain suspended as in Tiers 1 and 2.


Effective 11/12/20:

Visits are permitted by appointment only. We have times on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-3:00 pm for in-person visits. All visits must be scheduled ahead of time by calling Jeni at (217) 223-2636, ext. 326. We are not able to offer weekend or evening visits at this time.
*Visits will be scheduled on Wednesday 11/25 only for the week of Thanksgiving.
Visits are outdoors only. The visit area is covered but is open to the air so dress for the weather. Visits will be cancelled in the event of severe weather or storm warnings.
Visitors must be screened. Visitors will be asked a series of questions relating to health symptoms as well as having their temperature checked with a touch free scanner.
Visit guidelines:
•Visits are limited to 2 people and last 20 minutes.
•6-foot separation must be maintained and masks are required during visits.
•No items may be brought to visits or passed between residents and visitors. (these items may continue to be dropped off in the lobby vestibule.) ​
•No pets are allowed at visits at this time.
Where to go ••• Visits are held in the breezeway under the 1North unit. Entrance to the breezeway is at the black gate on 4th Street between Jefferson and Payson streets.
As COVID has taught us, guidelines and rules can change at any time. If we have to stop visits, change guidelines, or cancel for any reason please know we are at the mercy of regulating agencies and have to comply with their restrictions.
In response to the threat of Coronavirus, Sunset Home has made a temporary change to the visiting policy effective 3/13/2020 until further notice.
  • Visitors are completed restricted at this time per recommendations in the area.
  • Nursing Administration can assess needs for visits on an individual basis. Approval must be requested prior to arriving by calling Nursing Administration at (217) 223-2636.
  • Any permitted visitors will have to enter through the main entrance and undergo a health screening prior to being allowed to visit the nursing floors.
  • Care plan meetings will be conducted by telephone instead of in person.
  • We will provide a video calling service so our residents can still see and talk with their family members.
  • Any nonessential appointments for residents will be canceled.
  • Any families who prefer to take their loved one’s laundry home for washing will be asked to allow the facility to wash the laundry during this time.
  • No resident outings will be scheduled during this time.
  • We are also restricting visits from outside entertainment and groups who visit regularly.
  • No tours will be given at this time. We will utilize our online virtual tour.

In addition to limiting visitors, we are also taking the following precautions to further protect the health of our residents:

  • A health screening will be conducted on every staff member and volunteer prior to them accessing patient care areas. This screening will include the CDC’s recommended health questionnaire as well as a temperature check.

Any questions can be directed to Nursing Administration at Sunset Home by calling (217) 223-2636.

Although there are no cases reported in Quincy or Adams County, the preventative measures are being taken to ensure the health of our residents in the event of an outbreak.  These precautions have been recommended by the Adams County Health Department, CDC, IDPH, and CMS.