Update from Gary Blair, Superintendent, Texas Masonic Retirement Center
Sept. 30, 2020
TMRC Campus Re-Opening With Restrictions
Limited Visits Now Allowed
Effective Oct. 1, 2020
We’re glad to again welcome visitors, with limitations, to Texas Masonic Retirement Center including the Nursing Care Area and all independent living areas. We ask for your patience and understanding as we schedule visits on a limited basis in order to protect the health of residents, employees, and others.
Join us on a conference call hosted by Gary Blair, Superintendent,
to go over the new visitation rules and answer your questions.
Conference Call Q & A on Visiting TMRC
Dial 817-704-3880 and you’ll be connected to the conference call.
No password needed. Announce your name and you’re on the call!
Conference Call Dates & Times – Attend one or all
Overview–How to visit your loved one at Texas Masonic Retirement Center
Essential Caregivers must meet these requirements
“Visits Through the Glass Door”
Nursing Care Area Residents Welcome Visitors
We’re delighted to announce our first limited visits between families, friends, and residents living our Nursing Care Area through our “Visits Through the Glass Door.”
As we slowly allow visits, we continue our concern for the health and happiness of our residents and remain in compliance with regulations.
We know it’s not a hug and kiss, but it is a face-to-face visit, with only a pane of glass separating loved ones.
Rules for “Visits Through the Glass Door”
Where is the Glass Door?
The glass door is an exterior clear glass door opening into a parlor in the Nursing Care Area.
How does a “Visit Through the Glass Door” take place?
How do I schedule a visit?
General Visitation Policy at Texas Masonic Retirement Center
Nursing Care Area Visitation
Visits are allowed in the Nursing Care Area if you have completed all requirements to become an “Essential Caregiver” or if the visit is “medically necessary.” Medically necessary visits are those allowed in extraordinary circumstances, such as end-of-life situations. These visits must be scheduled and approved in advance by the Superintendent. All other visitors are welcome to chat with Nursing Care residents in our, “Through the Glass Door” program.
Independent Living Area Visitation
Visits to residents of any independent living area are allowed by those meeting the requirements for “Essential Caregivers” or deemed, by the Superintendent, to be “medically necessary.” Medically necessary visits are those allowed in extraordinary circumstances, such as end-of-life situations. These visits must be scheduled and approved in advance by the Superintendent. Otherwise, no visitors are allowed to enter any building on the campus.
HOWEVER, independent living residents may meet with visitors outdoors in a well-ventilated area.
While it is not recommended, you may meet with your family or friends OUTDOORS with these restrictions:
Let us continue to work together to protect the health and safety of yourself, your neighbors, and our staff!