Visiting Hours - Butler VA Health Care System
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Butler VA Health Care System

 

Visiting Hours

We encourage family and friends to visit patients at our facility. Listed below is general information on visiting hours for patients. Whenever possible and medically appropriate, a nurse will coordinate special visiting arrangements to meet patient and family needs. If you are unable to visit a patient personally, you may call the patient or send a card or gift.

Visiting Hours
Community Living Center (CLC) – No Restrictions
Visitation to the CLC is permitted by family members of residents at any time when it does not interfere with the resident's care.

Domiciliary - 6:00pm-9:00pm (Monday-Friday); 11:00am-9:00pm (Weekends and Holidays)

During regular visiting hours, all visitors at the Health Care Center are advised to enter through the main entrance. They should stop at the Information Desk in the main lobby for any assistance or information and sign the Visitor Register. Visitors to residents in the Domiciliary may go directly to that building and will be requested to sign a Visitor Register there.

Administrative Hours
Normal administrative hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Food and Beverages
Visitors may not bring food or beverages to patients without authorization from unit physicians or nurses.

Children Under 15 Years of Age
Children under 15 years are able to visits patients, and must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Pets
Pets are permitted in the Community Living Center when approved by the Butler VA' Recreation Therapy Department. Pet visitation can be conducted by visitors of the Resident or through organized pet therapy programs.

Exceptions
For the health and well-being of a patient, the attending physician may limit, restrict, or deny visitation. We apologize for any inconvenience when this occurs, and appreciate your understanding that it may be medically necessary.  Patients admitted to the hospice area may have visitors at any time.

VA General Visitation Policy

The medical center respects the patient's right to make decisions about his or her care, treatment and services, and to involve the patient's family in care, treatment, and services decisions to the extent permitted by the patient or surrogate decision-maker. "Family" is defined as a group of two or more persons united by blood, or adoptive, martial, domestic partnership, or other legal ties. The family may also be a person or persons not legally related to the individual (such as significant other, friend or caregiver) whom the individual considers to be family. A family member may be the surrogate decision-maker, as defined in VHA Handbook 1004.02, if authorized to make care decisions for the individual, should he or she lose decision-making capacity or choose to delegate decision making to another. The medical center allows a family member, friend or other individual to be present with the patient for emotional support during the course of stay. The medical center allows for the presence of a support individual of the patient's choice, unless the individual's presence infringes on other's rights or safety, or is medically or therapeutically contraindicated. The individual may or may not be the patient's surrogate decision-maker or legally authorized representative. The hospital prohibits discrimination based on age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.