Our Island Home
Our Island Home Measures to Protect Its Residents During the Covid-19 Outbreak
Given their congregate nature and residents served (e.g., older adults often with underlying chronic medical conditions), nursing home populations are at the highest risk of being affected by COVID-19. Residents are at increased risk of serious illness.
Currently at Our Island Home:
- We are happy to advise that we are open to visits without prior scheduling. All Visitors must do a self-assessment (signs and symptoms of COVID-19, Flu, or cold, please refrain from visiting or entering the facility) prior to entry, this will included, hand hygiene and donning a mask. CDC and Department of Public Health guidelines recommend maintaining social distancing when possible and in group settings.
- We welcome the return of Volunteers to Our Island Home and please reach out to Olivia McLean, AD, for an application and updated guidelines.
- Group Activities have returned, along with entertainment! If you are interested in providing entertainment for our residents, please reach out to Olivia.
Our Island Home is a 45-bed smoke-free Skilled Nursing Facility dually licensed in Medicaid and Medicare since August 2007 and owned by the Town of Nantucket.
Our rooms are primarily semi-private; however, we do have three Private ‘Special Care’ rooms available. Each has a large window; some with a view of the creeks and Nantucket Harbor where we are located, as well as cable and telephone ready access.
We have a unique tropical fish tank in the living room area, a beautiful out door patio overlooking the harbor with volunteer manicured gardens, and daily pet visits that are always a treat.
Our Resident population is diverse in not only heritage but origin of location. You will find men and women whose family roots go deep into Nantucket soil and those who have come to join family after coming to the island to visit and choosing to stay.
Every month, Our Island Home’s newsletter keeps you informed about residents news and activities.
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Massachusetts Immunizations Information System (MIIS)
Our Island Home participates in data sharing of our residents and employees vaccination histories as required by State Law through MIIS. MIIS is a web-based state-wide system of record keeping for vaccination history of all Massachusetts residents.