In many ways, hospice care has always enabled patients to live safely in the place they call home. Hospice nurses and staff have special training to reduce the risk of infections. They help patients and family members stay out of the hospital and live more independently. Call Compassus at 833.380.9583 to learn more about our services and the comprehensive safety procedures we employ.
Safe Face-to-Face Care when Needed
We continue to provide in-person care with extraordinary safety precautions, allowing for expert symptom management and ensuring our patients’ care plans are carried out as promised. All of Compassus’ caregivers are taking the necessary steps to protect our patients, staff members, and their families. This includes wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) and following safe practices, such as:
- Using masks to cover noses and mouths when interacting with patients
- Adhering to strict hand-washing protocols
- Cleaning of patient and family areas by using EPA-recommended products
- Maintaining social distancing following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines
Quality hospice care puts safety first. Our team vigilantly follows all safety guidelines to minimize the risk of exposure to patients and families greatly.
Avoiding Falls and Injuries
We are trained to evaluate the home environment to remove dangers and keep patients safe. This leads to fewer ER visits and hospital stays. Falls and injuries are one of the most common risks for at-home patients. Our caregivers provide education and support to reduce this risk, including:
- Helping family members learn how to move their loved one using appropriate equipment safely
- Educating family members on how to prevent falls, including the use of gait belts when needed
- Recommending simple safety equipment like grab bars in the bathroom or near beds
- Assisting with exercises to improve balance and strength
Compassus is committed to providing hospice safety during this pandemic. Contact us today to learn more about our services and the steps we take to ensure our patients’ safety.
Maintaining Proper Hygiene at Home
Managing personal care helps keep patients safe and at home. Our team helps patients and family members learn how to manage basic hygiene needs from the comfort of their homes. This includes:
- Teaching proper hand washing
- Recommending that patients and family members wear masks when visitors are present
- Advising on the use of antibacterial soap for bathing and showering
- Assisting with the safe use of bedpans, urinals, and commodes
- Recommending regular cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces
At Compassus, our highest priority is patient and family safety. Our clinicians are trained to stay on top of it.