What circumstances or situations are included as part of allowing a Compassionate Care visit to occur?
In addition to terminal end-of-life situations, Compassionate Care visitation may be allowed to provide personal medical and emotional care for residents who have experienced a sharp decline in their overall health and well being due to COVID-19 isolation.
Situations such as these can include any or all of the following:
a decline in overall status due to worsening mental health
memory or cognitive conditions
progressively worsening conditions of grief and/or depression, confusion, anxiety
physical decline due to COVID-19 isolation restrictions.
In some cases weight loss, weakness and decline in physical function accompany these circumstances.