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   Animal Visitation Waiver
 Animal Owner/Handler Name:............................................................. Phone number:................................. Resident Surname:................................................House:...................... Resident Room #:............................ Animal Name: .........................................................Animal Description:............................................................. Before visiting, please note the following:
1. Dogs and cats who meet the following criteria may visit the hospice. Any other type of animal must be approved by senior management prior to visitation. Please note that turtles, reptiles, birds, wild, stray, or exotic animals carry a higher risk of pathogenic organisms and are not permitted in this care setting.
2. The purpose of animal visits is for the benefit of therapeutic interaction with the resident and is not intended to be a means of animal supervision; the animal should be able to leave the hospice at any time.
3. Owners/ handlers accept full responsibility for any and all damage to Lisaard and lnnisfree Hospice property that may be caused by their visiting animal;
4. One animal may visit at a time;
5. Visiting animals must have up-to-date vaccinations, be free of parasites and fleas and have no open sores, wounds, or lesions. Do not bring an animal with diarrhea, coughing/ sneezing or other illness to the hospice;
6. Minimize shedding of animal dander by bathing animals <24 hours before a visit and/ or groom animals to remove loose hair before a visit. Do not perform grooming in the hospice.
7. Visiting animals must be on a leash or in a pet carrying case when entering and exiting the house/in common areas and under the control of their owner/handler at all times. Animals cannot be carried freely in the owner/handler's arms throughout the hospice;
During the visiting:
1. In order to control the spread of infection, please:
a) Clean your hands before and after contact with your animal, and after cleaning up excrement;
b) Use gloves for cleaning up excrement (these can be found in the resident’s room);
c) Prevent animals from having contact with medical devices, or broken skin of the resident (e.g. catheters, open or bandaged wounds, etc.).
2. Barking, biting and other harmful and nuisance behaviours will not be tolerated;
3. Animals are not permitted on the bed or furniture;
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