Visitation Guidelines

Hospice care team outdoors with patientFamily and Friend Visitation at the Hanson Hospice Center

(Updated 10/28/2020)

The Hanson Hospice Center welcomes friends and family to visit patients in accordance with the State of Michigan Emergency Order guidance for residential facilities from MDHHS.

Hospice patients may have TWO (2) visitors at a time provided the following guidelines are followed unless the patient is in isolation or under observation for symptoms of COVID-19.  During the first 14 days of a patient’s stay at Hanson Hospice Center, the patient will be in Precautionary Droplet Isolation.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult and of sufficient age and maturity to follow the strict guidelines for hygiene, wearing of mask and any needed PPE, and social distancing below. 

Visitors must follow meet these requirements:

  • Make an appointment prior to their visit by calling 269-408-2262.
  • Provide visual evidence of a negative COVID-19 test performed 72 hours or less prior to the time of entry.*
  • Complete and pass a health screening at Pine Ridge prior to entry as well as attest, in writing, to notify Hanson Hospice Center if symptoms consistent with COVID-19 develop within 14 days after visiting. Personal identification will be required to enter campus.
    • If arriving at a time that screening station at Pine Ridge is not open, this screening must be completed at the entrance to the Hanson Hospice Center at the time of entry.Use call button in entryway on arrival and wait for staff to come out to screen you.
  • Wear the face mask provided at entry, covering both nose and mouth during the visit and at all times while in the facility as well as any other appropriate PPE as directed by staff.
  • Maintain social distancing of six feet and may not have physical contact with the patient.**
  • Sanitize hands before, during and after the visit as well as after touching face mask or any contaminated surface.
  • Agree not to share food between or with patients.
  • Remain in the patient room and not move about the facility.
  • Log in at reception desk when entering Hanson Hospice Center and out when leaving the facility.

Those who are unwilling or unable to wear provided PPE for the duration of the visit and persons unable to follow hand hygiene requirements may not visit in person.  Instead such visitors will be encouraged to participate in window visitation, telephone calls, video chat, or other forms of remote visitation.

*If the patient is at End of Life (as determined by the hospice medical team) then a negative COVID-19 test prior to entry is not required. 

**Visitors to the patient at End of Life are allowed up to 15 minutes of physical contact per day provided that the appropriate PPE is worn.

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