COVID-19

COVID-19 Update

Angel Heart Hospice continues to prioritize the safety and welfare of all our patients, families, employees and community partners. During these unprecedented times with COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we understand the concern and uncertainty you may be experiencing surrounding this pandemic so we are committed to being responsive to your needs. We are carefully following the protocols and precautionary measures recommended by the CDC to protect your safety while you continue to receive the type of care you expect from us. We understand that this is a fluid situation, so we are in constant communication with the Georgia Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, the Georgia Department of Public Health and are continually monitoring the CDC for new updates and directives to ensure your safety.  Examples of Patient, Family, and Staff Precautions include:

  1. IPU visitors and staff are being screened for symptoms to protect our staff and current patients. We  are
    also limiting visitors to two per patient at a time.
  2. Pre-screening all new patient referrals for exposure to the virus.
  3. Directing our employees to report to their Supervisor if they have COVID-19 related symptoms such as
    fever, cough or sore throat. Any employees reporting symptoms are to be relieved of duty (with pay)  and
    referred to their personal physician or the health department for testing at no expense to the employee. To
    date no employees have tested positive for COVID-19. We are hopeful that does not change in the coming
    weeks, but if it does, we will make sure they are safely quarantined and will be  well taken care of while they
    recover.
  4. Personal Protective Equipment will be available .
  5. Canceled all large group meetings, gathering and events.
  6. We are limiting personnel in our home offices and leadership is always available in each office via email
    or phone to answer any questions.
  7. Our patient team meetings are now being conducted virtually for the next several weeks. We will 
    continue this practice until certain social distancing protocols have been lifted. 
  8. All training and education moved to virtual learning platforms. 
  9. Re-education of clinical staff on universal precautions and prevention of illness/virus.

For further information on how you and family can remain safe during this pandemic, please click the button to be redirected
to the CDC website