Cayuga Health Systems has announced they have begun to implement patient directed visitation at their Schuyler Hospital and Cayuga Medical Center locations.
With the new Patient Directed Visitation, it will allow patients to be able to give feedback on who they would like to visit while they’re in hospital and when they would like to be visited. This will come from personal preferences and consideration of their healthcare needs.
“We are pleased to be starting Patient Directed Visitation to support the healing process of our patients,” said Naph’tali Edge, Chief Nursing Officer, Cayuga Health. “This program has been shown to help patients balance their wish for the support of family and friends with their need for rest and privacy.”
The program is in line with Cayuga Health’s person centered care initiatives. The program’s goal is to create an environment which provides comfort, promotes healing, and protects privacy of all patients.
Some of the benefits mentioned by Cayuga Health include: reducing a patient’s anxiety, providing comfort, a smooth transition of care, fosters trust and collaboration between hospital caregivers and family caregivers, and more effective communication.