Dear Patient/Families served by Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care:
The situation involving COVID-19 continues to evolve, and so does our organization’s response. We are closely following and adhering to the federal, state and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidelines. We are committed to ensuring the safety of our patients/families, employees, volunteers, and visitors.
It is important for you to contact your hospice care team if you, your caregiver, members of your household or visitors develop symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath or if you or anyone in your household has been exposed to an individual with known COVID-19.
Below, you will find a brief video with recommendations for most hospice families. For more information on COVID-19, visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of you/your loved ones. Feel free to contact our office with any further questions or concerns, at 1-888-789-2922.
Coronavirus: Keys to Care for Most Hospice Families video (c) 2020. Composing Life Out of Loss. All rights reserved.
Accepting Patients & Taking Extra Precautions for Patient Safety
We are here to work with you to ensure you can safely receive hospice services during the COVID- 19 pandemic.
Our entire staff is working under the direction of our Environment of Care Team to ensure we follow CDC, CMS, NC DHHS, and VA DOH guidelines, while also fulfilling our mission of providing care to those with serious illness and allowing family members and loved ones to be present as often as is safely possible.
In addition to in person visits, we now offer video or telephone visits, also known as “telehealth” visits. During the COVID-19 pandemic, insurance companies, including Medicare and Medicaid, are covering these “telehealth” visits which help prevent further spread of infection.
Care Center Visitation
At both the Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson and the SECU Hospice Care Center in Yadkinville, we are
following visitation policies to protect the patients, their families, and our staff.
• All potential visitors will be screened using CDC and NC DHHS guidelines to assess
the likelihood a visitor may have been exposed to, or positive for, COVID-19. This includes
screening questions and temperature checks.
• A face covering must be worn to be permitted to enter the facility.
• A limit of two visitors per patient room at one time is in place.
• Common areas are closed to visitors.
For the health and safety of all our visitors, families, and staff we must adhere to these guidelines. Failure to comply may result in being asked to leave the facility and/or forfeit of visitation privileges.
Our Environment of Care Team is continually monitoring the COVID-19 situation and meets frequently to assess and respond, as necessary.
We are doing everything we can to protect our patients, families, and employees during these unprecedented times.
For Updated Information on COVID-19
For the most current information, visit the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.