Hospice Inpatient Unit Visitation Policy
Updated June 24, 2021
Due to current COVID-19 illness and in accordance with CDC and Department of Health guidance, we are implementing the following visitor policy to protect the health of our patients, visitors, and staff. This policy is subject to change.
3 visitors are allowed in a patient’s rooms at a time between 8am-8pm
1 visitor may stay overnight from 8pm-8am
Children under 10 may visit when accompanied by an adult, we encourage these visits to be shorter.
Pets may visit but must be accompanied by someone
other than the patient.
Please arrange visitation within the family so that no more than three people are on Campus at a time. There is to be no waiting inside or outside the building to switch out visitors. If three people are already here visiting, you will be asked to leave the premises. There are no window visits.
In line with the directive to maintain social distancing and limit the potential for exposure, please note the following:
- Visitors must always wear a mask or facial covering while in the building, in patient room, and on Campus, or they will be asked to leave
- Visitors must stay in patient rooms and not congregate in common areas
- Visitors will be asked to leave the room while staff is providing care to patient
- 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 or vomiting) we ask that you stay home until you are feeling better
- Anyone with a temp of 100 degrees or higher will not be allowed to visit
- Anyone with respiratory symptoms will not be able to visit
- There is no visitation for children or pets in the isolation rooms.
- If patient is covid positive, they can have one designated visitor. The visitor will need to sign a form stating they are aware of exposure and will follow quarantine guidelines.
If patient is symptomatic (fever, shortness of breath, cough.), the patient will be placed in isolation and swabbed for covid to determine need for continued isolation. The patient can have one designated visitor until swab results are negative.