To all Home Hospice and Home Nursing Patients:

As you may have heard in the news, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been identified in the USA and around the world. There have been cases of COVID-19 in our county, and this development triggers heightened infection control practices and protocols as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Please know that maintaining the health, wellness and safety of your loved one is our number one priority.

We ask your help and per CDC measures to be proactive in the following:

  1. Ask your family members or friends to avoid visiting you for the time being. We know this is difficult, but the virus has been shown to have dire consequences for older adults and those with underlying health conditions.
  2. Discuss with family and friends about other ways you can communicate with your loved ones, whether by phone, video or social media.
  3. If there are individuals, such as an immediate family member, who need to come see you, remember, you’re in charge.
  4. Follow everyday preventive actions such as:
    • Washing your hands or using alcohol-based hand sanitizers
    • Covering your cough and sneezes
    • Ask other individuals (including staff) to avoid touching you with handshakes, hugs or kisses. Ask them to wash their hands. Do not be shy! It’s okay to remind people.
  5. If you begin to experience coughing, sneezing or a fever, tell a staff member immediately.

Please know that the news about the spread of this new disease is concerning for us all. In addition to limiting visitation to prevent the illness, we are also focused on infection control best practices with our staff. Staff have been trained on the symptoms of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), CDC recommended infection prevention techniques, and have clear protocols for staff to stay home and not come to work if they are ill or symptomatic.

We continue to monitor information and guidance from the Texas Health and Human Services and the CDC and are working with state and local public health and emergency preparedness officials to prevent the illness and strengthen our preparation for a possible outbreak. We apologize in advance for an inconvenience this may cause, but believe it is in the best interest of our patients. We will continue to keep you informed. Please also visit and our facebook account for regular updates and do not hesitate to contact our office with any questions or concerns you may have.

Home Hospice of Odessa/Midland, LLC and Home Nursing