Hospice Alliance is educated in COVID-19 guidelines and infection control and monitors guidance from state, federal and local officials regularly. We strive to meet or exceed CDC recommended procedures to provide the best level of protection for our patients, employees, volunteers and our community.
Hospice Alliance staff are experts in managing symptoms commonly experienced near the end of life, including symptoms of COVID-19.
Our employees and volunteers follow the most up-to-date recommendations in the management of the COVID-19 infection, and patient safety remains a top priority in everything we do.
For visitors, masks are optional in our Hospice House and our Hospice Alliance Business office, unless signs of sickness are shown. Anyone with cold, flu, or other respiratory symptoms are asked not to visit, for the well-being of patients, staff, and guests alike. Masks are provided for individuals who do not have one. Hand sanitizing stations are available at entrances and multiple locations throughout our buildings.
For our staff, masks are optional in our Hospice House and our Hospice Alliance Business Office, unless when caring for or in the presence of a patient who has symptoms or a diagnosis of COVID, a respiratory illness, or influenza - or if they themselves show any of these symptoms. Masks are also required for our staff when ordered by a physician, if required by a facility, if a patient or family member requests it, or if masks are required for any other infection control practice.
We are no longer requiring testing of patients being admitted to the Hospice House.
Hospice Alliance works with individual facilities to safely enter and care for patients, allowing for symptom management and care planning.
Hospice Alliance staff follows CDC guidelines for transmission-based precautions and uses personal protective equipment properly.
Hospice Alliance continues to review COVID-19 recommendations and best practices, and make changes as needed. If you have questions call 262-652-4400 for more information.