We understand that the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing much concern in our community, country and the world. Our concerns are valid, but needn’t be cause for fear or anxiety. Mesilla Valley Hospice, La Posada Assisted Living and its employees will follow the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and New Mexico Department of Health guidelines. During this public health crisis we are focused on the welfare of our workforce (including our volunteers), and our vulnerable patients and residents. We want you to know through all of this we continue to take the best care of our patients and residents that we possibly can.
Although the situation with COVID-19 changes daily, we are putting measures in place to protect our residents and patients to the best of our ability, but this takes the cooperation of families, friends and others in our community who come into our facility. Please follow the guidelines and restrictions we have put in place.
At this time we are only allowing visitors in our facility who are immediate family members of hospice patients. We ask that anyone who is suffering from respiratory symptoms, most notably a cough and fever, please refrain from visiting our facility. We have implemented screening stations at our entrances that are stocked with sanitizer, masks, tissues and gloves. We are taking these steps to be proactive in protecting our patients, residents and workforce. Their safety and the quality of care we provide are of the utmost importance to us.
We also ask that if you have a hospice patient in your home, please distance yourself if you are exhibiting signs of respiratory illness. We will be using screening techniques when visiting, but please contact your nurse case manager if anyone is showing signs of cough and fever.
Throughout this period of COVID-19 concern we intend to fulfill our mission to provide comfort and compassionate care for all in our community who need us.
Controlling the spread of this virus is the responsibility of each one of us. Please do your part by washing your hands frequently, covering your coughs and sneezes, and staying home when you are ill.
We sincerely appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this unprecedented public health crisis, and we wish you and your loved ones good health.
Nina Salmon, CEO
Mesilla Valley Hospice
La Posada Assisted Living
Due to recommendations from the Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control, the staff and management of Mesilla Valley Hospice are doing their very best to limit unnecessary exposure during the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak. Therefore, we will be postponing any groups, meetings or activities at the facility until further notice.
At this time, Mesilla Valley Hospice is required to restrict visitation. Patient visitation is not allowed by any non-medical individuals. We know how very difficult this is for our patients and families, but for the health and safety of our patients, staff and volunteers we must restrict visitors. As things change with our visitation restrictions, patients and their families will be notified.
Updates will be posted on the Mesilla Valley Hospice Facebook page and the website at mvhospice.org.
Mesilla Valley Hospice