Full Visitation Guidelines

Pet therapy has been recognized as a way to enhance a resident’s quality of life in a long-term care facility. We encourage families and friends to bring their pets into the facility. However, there are certain guidelines that need to be followed to ensure the health and safety of all.

Please read the guidelines below, complete the forms and bring with you to your visit; please be sure to follow all guidelines to ensure a positive visit, and protect the well-being of our residents, staff and visitors:

  • Certificate of Good Health and up-to-date Vaccination Records from a licensed Veterinarian office must be provided to the Director of Therapeutic Recreation.
  • All pets must be on a leash and are not permitted to roam freely.
  • Animals are not permitted in food prep areas or during food distribution and consumption.
  • Cleaning of soiling from animals is the responsibility of the owner both inside and outside the facility.
  • The owner must remove the animal from an area if a resident in that area opposes the animal.
  • If you are visiting in a resident’s room and the roommate is opposed to the animal you must visit in an alternate area.
  • Island Nursing and Rehab Center reserves the right to cancel, refuse or restrict all pet visits at any time. If the policy and procedures are not adhered to, your pet will not be permitted in the building or you will be asked to leave.

If you have any questions, please call the Director of Therapeutic Recreation at (631) 930 – 7448. You may also email info@islandnursing.org.

Please Complete the Form Below and Return to Island’s Director of Therapeutic Recreation:

Thank you for your cooperation.