Hospice of the Plains Response to COVID-19
As an organization dedicated to providing superior and compassionate care, our priority is protecting those in our care, as well as our team members from exposure to Coronavirus, COVID-19. We know that our patient population is among those at risk to the effects of this illness, and we understand that our patients and families may have fears and concerns.
Here is what we have done and are doing to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Virus:
We are strictly following guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Colorado Department of Health and our local health departments.
Our clinical teams are practicing exceptional hand hygiene and we have increased our disinfecting processes.
Our patients and employees are provided with personal protective equipment to utilize when in close contact for visits and cares.
Our employees are being monitored for illness so that individuals who may be sick are not coming to work. We are supporting employees who need time away from work due to illness.
We are adhering to changing clinical protocols at long term care facilities and hospitals. We are engaged with our healthcare partners and actively participating in initiatives to reduce the risk of infection within their locations, especially when caring for our hospice patients within their facilities.
During home visits, our clinical teams are sharing the latest information with families about prevention, screening, and signs and symptoms. We are advising families to also screen visitors to their homes.
Hospice of the Plains is supported by volunteers who provide support to our patients and families. We have suspended all routine volunteer activities that involve patient care.
We have developed and continue providing updated information through our website page dedicated to COVID-19, Facebook and Twitter.
We encourage everyone to continue researching and staying informed about this COVID-19 virus and visit the CDC webpage along with the Colorado Department of Health.
Thank you to all of our colleagues for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 Community Resources
Hospice of the Plains has created a COVID-19 Community Resource page dedicated to helping you stay up-to-date with COVID-19. Here you will find downloadable content, links to community resources and more.
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April 16th is National Healthcare Decisions Day...the day to name someone to speak for you when you can no longer speak for yourself.
When is the right time to name someone to speak for you in case of serious illness?
A. When you're in good health
B. When you're in a coma
The answer, of course, is "A". The problem? We are reluctant to talk about our medical wishes in case of serious illness or end of life.
For your peace of mind and your family's, think about what is important to you, share that with your family and physician, and name the person you trust to be your durable power of attorney.
Go to https://theconversationproject.org/nhdd/ to learn more about advanced planning, or contact Hospice of the Plains today and our staff members can help guide you in this process.