Hospital visitation policies vary from hospital to hospital. For the safety of the general public, many hospitals have changed their visitation policy to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
If a hospital is not allowing visitors and is not making exceptions for family and caregivers of individuals with developmental disabilities, here are some steps that can be taken:
- Contact the hospital administrator who can adjust the visitation policy and request that you be with the individual who is currently receiving treatment.
- Consider filling out forms to give to the hospital staff. These types of forms can provide the staff with a clearer understanding on how best to work with the individual with disabilities.
- Contact your state’s intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) agency. Please click HERE to find the contact information for your state’s agency.