Home for Hospice visitation policy updated – 4.22.21

Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice maintains strict compliance with the CDC and New Jersey State Mandates regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic. Effective immediately the following visitation policy will be in place at the Home for Hospice.

The number of visitors allowed at one time has increased from 2 visitors to 5 visitors.

The policy also includes the following requirements for visitors:

  • All visitors must wear the appropriate personal protective equipment. Bandanas, gaiters, or masks with exhalation valves are not permitted because they don’t provide sufficient protection.
  • All guests must undergo a symptom check and sign in at the front desk leaving their phone number for contact tracing if needed.
  • All visitors must perform hand hygiene before visiting a patient. Once in the facility, visitors must remain in the patient’s room throughout the visit, except when directed otherwise by staff.  If they need to use the bathroom, they are to use the one in the patient’s room.
  • Visitors will ring the doorbell and if there are already five people in the room those visitors will not be permitted in.  They must wait outside until the family comes out, the visitor is not allowed in to retrieve the other visitors.
  • Visitors can be out on the patio but at no time are they to enter the building if there are already 5 visitors in the room.  If this happens, we will be forced to ask everyone to leave.

Please note all common areas remain closed currently.  We also are NOT providing tours.  If you would like to see the building please click here for a virtual tour.

Thanks for your patience and understanding as we strive to keep our families and staff safe during this time. If you need any further assistance please call 973-300-0669.

Newsletter offers CME for Medical Professionals

As your local not-for-profit hospice with over 40 years of experience, Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice is committed to providing our community with the education and tools needed to make one some of the hardest decisions of a lifetime.

Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice is proud to present two FREE outreach programs designed to enhance the knowledge and understanding of hospice and palliative care.

The first program offers one FREE CME/CE credit via the Quality-of-Life newsletter. The newsletter is published quarterly and offers an instant CME/CE certificate upon completion. Those completing the course receive an acknowledgment certificate after completing a brief online evaluation. Upon registering and successfully completing the activity evaluation your certificate will be made available immediately. The estimated time to complete the activity is one hour. You can earn up to four CME/CE credits a year by completing the evaluation in each newsletter. The newsletter is available either printed or digitally.

The second offering is a FREE electronic subscription to the Home Care & Hospice Association of New Jersey, Transitions newsletter. This weekly newsletter contains timely and relevant information regarding hospice and palliative care. The Transitions program is currently only available to those who practice in New Jersey.

To receive one or both of these publications please visit: https://www.karenannwquinlanhospice.org/newsletter to sign up. You may also contact Anthony Grigal, at agrigal@karenannquinlanhospice.org or by calling 973-383-0115 ext. 123 for more information.


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