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7.08.01 Park West – Security Precautions

A video monitoring system is provided for the safety of all staff and individuals. In order to prevent intruders from entering the facility, the following precautions should be taken:

  • Back doors to the individual apartments should be locked at all times unless a staff person is on the patio.  However, in the event of a fire emergency, the back doors must be unlocked prior to evacuating to ensure that emergency help can enter the apartment.
  • The apartment’s front door should be locked and all curtains pulled in the late evening and early morning hours.
  • The interior doors to the Administration area should be locked and curtains pulled shut after 4:30 p.m. during regular office hours and at all times on weekends and holidays.
  • All of the apartments’ handicapped front doors and the office door are operated on a timer system.
  • All staff must know the whereabouts of their individuals at all times, including during their unsupervised time as per their OISP.
  • In the event that someone suspicious is found on the premises, call 911 immediately.
  • If an emergency situation arises as a result of an intruder being on the premises:
    • Notify the Executive Director and Incident Hotline immediately, in addition to the Sheriff’s Department.
    • An incident report should be submitted to Risk Management within 24 hours detailing all aspects of the situation.

Individual Visitors

  1. During office hours from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., visitors should sign in and out at the PWCA reception desk.
  2. If the front Desk is closed, visitors may go straight to the apartment and staff will notify the nursing department.
    • Please call the Incident Hotline if needed.
  3. Employees should be aware of all visitors while they are on PWCA grounds.
  4. Family and friends are welcome to visit often between the hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Children are welcome during these times as well as long as they are supervised by an adult over the age of 18.
  5. Staff should notify the nursing department when visitors are planning to take individuals out for the day, evening, or weekend.
  6. The number of visitors permitted in the individual’s apartment at one time depends on the needs and comfort of each individual.
  7. Family, friends, and employees should conduct themselves in an appropriate manner while being in the individual’s personal homes.
  8. If the individual’s OISP addresses a different protocol, then that protocol will be followed.

Staff Visitors

Employees may not have visitors on the premises without the permission of the ICF Program Director or their designee. Employees may not be on the premises before or after scheduled working hours without proper authorization. The progressive chain of command for the person in charge on grounds is:

  1. QIDP
  2. ICF Site Supervisor
  3. ICF Program Director
  4. Executive Director (contact as last resort)

Signed by:

Rebecca Sharp Porter
Chief Executive Director

Last Revised: 10/6/23

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