COVID-19

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 strict policies and procedures for screening, self-monitoring, cleaning, social distancing, masks, and hand hygiene.

All visitors to our Hospice House or Hospice Alliance Business Office will be screened upon entry. Please do not visit if you are symptomatic or have suspected or confirmed illness. No individuals will be allowed entrance if symptomatic, exposed to COVID-19, or have confirmed or suspected COVID-19. All visitors are required to wear a mask. A mask will be provided, if needed. Hand sanitizing stations are available at entrances and multiple locations our buildings.

The Hospice House allows visitors to those patients who are not under quarantine for suspected or confirmed COVID-19. Inpatient visitors are asked to remain in the patient room during their visit except as requested by staff for patient privacy.  Only two visitors per patient are allowed in at one time.

Call Hospice Alliance for more information at 262-652-4400 prior to visiting.

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.

Suggested resources:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html

CDC www.cdc.gov

WIDHS www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19