Hospice Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020

We have the responsibility to protect the health of our patients, families, ourselves, and the entire community as a whole. To do so, we go above and beyond in safety precautions.

Hospice care is an integral part of healthcare, and we will continue to care for and be there to support hospice patients and families at this time. All of our team members are trained in infection control- meaning we know how to prevent exposure and limit spread of infections. We therefore, can help educate families and caregivers so that you know how to keep you and your loved ones safe. This is how Tranquility Hospice Care helps reduce effects of this pandemic.

Proper Infection Control Measures:

  • Adhere to safety guidelines from the CDC and federal/state/local health requirements
  • Go beyond and use personal protective gear with ALL patients which can include a N95 mask
  • Go beyond and hold a staff member from all their visits for any concern of COVID and have another COVID-free team member complete visits.

Proper Monitoring:

  • Temperature and symptom-free verifcations by all field staff
  • Close clinical monitoring of hospice patients at nursing visits
  • Monitor environment at patient facilities or personal care homes

Proper Communication:

  • Keep uptodate with most current guidelines as well as consult healthcare experts
  • Keep current on local rates of infection to properly access exposure risks
  • Educate caregivers, families, and patients on COVID-19, including how to minimize exposure

Contact us if you have questions about hospice or would like to learn more about how we are doing our part to keep patients, families, and the community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can also click here to see our Words of Encouragement we distributed to the community at the start of the pandemic.