HospiceCare In-patient Unit Visitation Policy

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Thank you for allowing us to care for your loved ones during these difficult times. We do count it a privilege and it is always our goal to provide quality end-of-life care. While all in-patient units now permit visitors for all levels of care, in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have certain policies and procedures in place to protect patients, staff, family and visitors. Upon entrance to our facility:

  • ALL visitors must stop at the nurse’s station before proceeding to patient’s room. Visitors must
    answer the following questions:

    • Have you been exposed to anyone that has tested positive for COVID-19?
    • Are you experiencing any symptoms of respiratory-type infection, such as coughing, sneezing, or fever?

If the answer to either of these questions is yes, we will take your temperature using an agency thermometer. You will not be permitted to visit if you have a fever of 100.4 or higher.

  • ALL visitors entering the facility will be required to wear a mask at all times.
  • ALL visitors are encouraged to stay in patient’s room. When using common areas, visitors must wear masks and maintain social distance.

If your loved one is on Isolation Precautions, you will be asked to wear full PPE in the room at ALL times while visiting. Full PPE for visitors includes:

  • Gown
  • Head Covering
  • Gloves
  • Surgical Mask
  • Shoe Covers
  • Goggles or Face Shield

Visitation will be limited to three (3) visitors at a time for our COVID positive patients. Visitors may switch out to accommodate other family members.

Failure to comply with these requests, may result in prohibiting of visitation.

We do apologize for any inconvenience this may impose, but it is in the best interest of safety for all.

Thank you for your patience and understanding,
HospiceCare In-patient Administration