Traction Guest is doing their part to make long-term care facilities safer for residents and their guest during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of the company’s Guest for Good program, Traction Guest will be offering its visitor management platform to care homes on a grant basis for those that cannot afford to invest in the technology.

By installing a visitor management system with touchless sign-in and sign-out, high-risk care facilities can provide a safe onsite experience for visitors while keeping residents and employees safe.

“It’s been extraordinarily difficult for care home residents to be separated from their loved ones during the COVID-19 crisis. Our Guest for Good long-term care initiative is a top priority as we execute our mission to help people stay safe,” said Keith Metcalfe, CEO at Traction Guest.

“We recognize the importance of the human connection and are committed to equipping high-risk care homes with our solution to assist in managing the flow of visitors. By providing a seamless way to pre-screen for medical symptoms, digitally invite visitors and enable touchless entry, we hope to safely reconnect families and friends.”

As regions are starting to allow visitors into long-term care facilities, there are a number of requirements that must be followed.

Traction Guest’s screening tools provide care facilities with a secure way to invite and pre-screen visitors before granting onsite access. If an individual is deemed high risk, their invitation is revoked. In addition, they are flagged on a watchlist and all care facility team members are notified if the visitor decides to show up anyway.

QR codes are provided to visitors ahead of a scheduled visit and are scanned in the lobby upon arrival. This enables a fully touchless sign-in experience.

When a person tests positive for COVID-19, it is critical to inform visitors and residents. Visitor forensics allows frontline workers to identify and communicate the risk to exposed parties.

Care homes that need to track contractors and health care providers can quickly conduct contact tracing including which facilities were visited and who they interacted with.