Visiting A Senior Care Resident
Visitor and Outings Information
Medical knows that guests and the support they offer are an integral part of
our resident's lives. Guests to Story Medical Senior Care Unit are
encouraged to visit at any time, as long as the resident is available.
Outings are allowed at any time. All residents must be signed out and in
for each outing so the staff is aware of his/her absence. Sign out sheets
can be found at the nursesâ€™ station on each floor.
Advance notice is required for extended leaves to provide the pharmacy
adequate time to package medications. Medicaid (Title XIX) residents may be
gone from the facility no more than eighteen nights per year.
Bringing a Resident Gifts
Visitors are encouraged to bring cards, balloons, gifts or flowers to
residents, however, please note that any Latex balloons or other latex
gifts will not be allowed into the hospital due to latex allergies.
Visitors are welcome to bring in food and snacks for the resident they
are visiting. Refrigerators are available at the nursing stations for
perishables. All food must be labeled with the resident's name and the date.
In accordance with State requirements, food will be kept for three days and,
if it is not consumed, will be disposed of. Small quantities of
nonperishable food may be kept in the resident's room. Please use airtight
Parking is free to all patients and visitors. There is a circle drive on
the south side of Story Medical's North Campus available for drop off/pick
up of any patient or visitor who needs easy access to the main entrance of
Meals and Snacks While Visiting a Resident
Family members and guests are welcome to eat with their residents in the
senior care dining areas. Guest meals may be purchased from the Business
Office prior to the mealtime. Meals must be ordered and purchased through
the Business Office staff a minimum of 1.5 hours before the meal is due to
be served. Weekend guest meals must be ordered and purchased by Friday at
Families may join their loved ones for special holiday meals at
Thanksgiving and Christmas on the Senior Care unit. Meals should be ordered
and purchased several days before the holiday through the Business Office;
sign up sheets and information are posted in advance. The holiday guest
meals may be delivered to the Senior Care dining rooms or guests may choose
to eat in the cafeteria with their resident.
Potluck and family gatherings may be arranged by contacting the Activity
Director (382-7023) or Senior Care Director (382-7016) in advance of the
Family members and guests may also want to visit the cafeteria with the
Senior Care resident they are visiting. If this is the case, please feel
free to arrange the "luncheon" with one of the nurses on the resident's
Story County Medical Centerâ€™s Food and Nutrition Services provides food
and beverages at the hospital and Senior Care for family members and guests.
The North Campus cafeteria is are open Monday through Friday from 11:00am to
1:00pm. You will find a selection of hot entrees, starch, soup of the day,
vegetables, fruits, salads, desserts, a variety of milks, and a salad bar.
Menu items are individually priced. Payment is made after making menu item
Soda and snack machines are located in the hospital and Senior Care
cafeterias. You will find an assortment of bottled water, juices, along with
Pepsi and Coca Cola products. The vending machines will take change or
single dollar bills.