The Connecticut Hospice is striving to keep up with the changing landscape of health care. We set our policies based on advice from the CDC, the State of Connecticut, Federal agencies, and other hospitals in our region.
We are admitting patients who are COVID positive, in home care and in our inpatient facility. In the latter, we have a designated area with separate access and egress, plus adequate PPE to ensure the safety of our staff and other patients. In home care, we see patients both in nursing homes and in their own homes, regardless of COVID status. Again, we have adequate PPE, and have taught our care workers the proper way to use it.
Secondly, we are now allowing visitors for all patients, but with the following restrictions:
July 28, 2020 Update on Visiting Policy:
In keeping with the State of Connecticut policy, people coming from states with “a daily positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 over a 7-day rolling average or a state with a 10 percent or higher test positivity rate for COVID-19 over a 7-day rolling average” must either:
We respectfully decline visiting to the Branford inpatient facility if -
You are under advisement by the State of Connecticut to self quarantine.
As of July 28, 2020 there are a total of 36 states and territories that meet the criteria and are included in Connecticut's travel advisory. They are:
For COVID- positive patients:
We want our patients to be able to have visitors, but that depends upon the willingness of all visitors to respect and follow our rules, which have been formulated for the safety of everyone.
As of the most recent phase of Connecticut’s reopening, we are welcoming back our VOLUNTEERS. While many may choose, based on risk factors, to sit this summer out, we are looking forward to some of those familiar and helpful faces being back in our building and in the homes we serve. We are especially glad to have our regular four-footed friends return!
We are very grateful, as always, for your referrals to us, and for your support of The Connecticut Hospice. We invite you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, and Instagram. There is a lot of information contained on these platforms, and many heartwarming stories to enjoy and share with others.
It’s a brave new world out there, and we are adjusting to different norms and procedures. At least one constant remains for us, however, and that is our commitment to the best in palliative and end of life care. We are grateful for your continued support of that mission.
Risks for COVID-19 infection include: