HELP US KEEP YOU, YOUR LOVED ONES AND OUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS SAFE PATIENT- AND FAMILY-CENTERED CARE
As we have been navigating though the pandemic for over two years, we would like to allow all of our patients the ability to be supported by their family and friends while they are recovering and healing at Magee Rehabilitation – Jefferson Health.
After evaluating recommendations and reviewing the various options for our patients, while continuing to provide a safe environment for staff, patients and visitors, we have made the decision to allow visitation for our COVID positive patients. See below for details about the updated visitation policy.
Visitors must wear a Magee Rehabilitation Hospital issued face mask at all times while in the building that covers their nose and mouth. They will be provided an ear loop mask when entering the hospital in order to protect our patients and our staff. They may wear their own NIOSH approved KN95. No cloth masks or gaiters are allowed. Other appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided based on the patient’s status.
No one under the age of 18 is allowed as a visitor at this time.
No pet visitation is allowed at this time.
Each non-COVID patient may have TWO visitors at a time in the building.
Visitors may change during the day but cannot overlap; Maximum 2 visitors at any one time.
- Exceptions will be considered on a case by case basis; contact respective Case Manager.
- Case Managers (CM) will inform families that any requests for exceptions for more than TWO visitors at a time must be approved in advance by the CM so that the CM can notify the front desk of the exception in advance of the visit (email preferred).
- If visitors request for more than TWO visitors to go up at a time when the CM is not available for approval, the Front Desk team should contact the AoC (Administrator on Call) and they may approve (or not) at their discretion.
- A patient who is under the age of 18, with a parent/guardian staying with them 24/7, may have an additional visitor – the resident parent is not counted as a visitor.
- On the day of admission, patient may have two persons accompany them to assist them with the admission process and to accommodate bringing in personal items (clothing, etc).
For any patient who is under investigation for, or with a confirmed COVID positive diagnosis, and NOT de-escalated, visitation is only permitted by ONE person per day. Full PPE (gown, gloves, mask and eye protection) must be worn for any visit. This category patient is restricted to their room until confirmed negative, or de-escalated.
For any patient who was COVID Positive, but is now de-escalated, visitation will apply as non-COVID patients, dependent on any other co-morbidities, such as open airway, etc.
For any patients with an Open Airway, PPE (N95/procedure mask, face shield/eye protection and gloves) are to be worn for any visit.
Visitors should primarily remain in the patient’s room, the cafeteria or may use one of the public bathrooms. For those patients who have a green, yellow or orange tag, and are allowed to go to the 6th floor independently or with designated supervision level (defined by tag color), their visitor may accompany them to the rooftop, and must continue to practice social distancing and wear their Magee issued mask at all times. Visitors are expected to eat in the cafeteria if they choose to eat while in the building and not in the patient room because the mask should not be removed for any reason while with the patient.
Visitors are not permitted in the therapy gyms unless pre-arranged with therapy staff and for scheduled teaching or caregiver purposes. Visitors may accompany patients to other enclosed spaces, such as the art therapy studio, music/pastoral care room, or the greenhouse, as long as meeting the designated guidelines of that area (i.e. safe distancing, masking, limited number of persons allowed at a time). Those designated guidelines should be controlled by the therapist in charge of that area.
No visitation sessions are allowed in the lobby. Patients may NOT go to the lobby to congregate with visitors. As noted above, visitors are expected to not congregate in the lobby.
One parent/guardian of an under-aged patient may accompany the patient to all activities.
Social distancing (three feet or greater) is required by all visitors while in the facility and in the patient room unless involved in hands-on teaching with the patient.
Frequent hand hygiene (washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use of alcohol hand sanitizing gel) is strongly recommended while visiting in order to protect visitor and the patient. Visitors involved in hands-on teaching with the patient will be required to wash or sanitize hands before and after all patient contact and donning/doffing of gloves.
As mentioned above, patient and visitor must wear the hospital approved face covering at all times that covers nose and mouth.
Clinics/ambulatory practices– one support person only preferred