Hospice Inpatient Unit (HIU) Visitation Policy

We are no longer restricting the number of visitors for patients in regular rooms in the HIU.

(Updated May 23, 2023)

Although most patients do best with a small number of visitors at a time, we will not limit visitor numbers, unless we feel it is in a patient's best interest.

Visitors who are disruptive may be asked to leave in order to maintain the comfort of loved ones, ensure privacy, and help preserve the serene atmosphere of the unit.

We can accommodate one overnight guest per room. 

Children are welcome, as long as they are accompanied by an adult. 

Well behaved pets are allowed to visit from 8a-10p if leashed or in a carrier, and attended to by an adult (other than the patient).

Patients under isolation precautions are allowed to have two visitors--ages 16 or older--at a time. Exceptions may be considered at very end of life. 

Pets and children under the age of 16 are not allowed to visit patients who are in isolation.

In line with the New York Department of Health directives for health care facilites, please note the following requirements:

· Visitors will be asked to leave the room while staff is providing care to patients. Please utilize our family rooms while waiting.

All visitors will undergo a wellness screen each time they enter the building. If you have tested positive for covid, been with someone who has covid or have symptoms (fever, shortness of breath, cough, chills, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting), we ask that you stay home until you are feeling better. Anyone with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will not be allowed to visit. Anyone with respiratory symptoms will not be able to visit.

Thank you for following rules and protocol.


Updated January 25, 2023