COVID-19

At BSA Hospice of the Southwest, ensuring patients are cared for in a safe and healthy environment for end-of-life care is of the upmost importance to us. It is our goal to provide the best care possible during this difficult time of COVID-19 with Love, Comfort, and Respect.

 

BSA Hospice of the Southwest is doing a number of things to help keep you safe.  These include:

  • Adherence to CDC recommendations, the Texas Governors orders, and HHSC and the City of Amarillo regulations regarding COVID-19

  • Following facility rules regarding hospice visits

  • Ensuring the health of our employees by monitoring them daily

  • Calling home patients before visits to ask about contact or diagnosed COVID-19

  • Maintaining a supply of PPE (personal protective equipment) as recommended/available

  • Continued training on COVID-19 and infection control, including hand-washing

  • Providing education to patients and their families in hospice care

 

There are things that you can do to keep everyone safe as well, including:

  • Contact BSA Hospice of the Southwest with any concerns/questions including:

    • travel outside the country and/or outside of the local area

    • contact with someone suspected of or diagnosed with COVID-19

    • having a cough, fever, or respiratory difficulties

  • Avoid travel of any kind

  • Wash your hands often

  • Cough into your elbow or a tissue, then throw the tissue away immediately

  • Avoid contact with high-touch surfaces in public places

  • Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes

  • Clean and disinfect your home

  • Avoid crowds

 

For the Inpatient Unit (IPU) rules and Regulations please see this handout and map.

Thank you for choosing BSA Hospice of the Southwest for your care.