A designated support person is someone that a patient or resident of an Alberta Health Services facility chooses to be involved in their healthcare. They are an important part of the healthcare team.
The following information is about being a designated support person during COVID-19, and how to help keep yourself and others safe.
You can be a designated support person if:
Your loved one should have the same designated support person for their entire stay at the facility. But they can name a replacement if needed.
Your responsibilities include the following:
A designated support person can’t:
Alberta Health Services also strongly recommends that a designated support person be fully immunized against COVID-19.
You can do the following to help lower your risk of COVID-19:
To lower the risk of COVID-19 for facility patients and staff:
If you’re going to visit your loved one, contact the facility
before you arrive in case any procedures change.
Talk to your loved one and their healthcare team about how you can support them safely. Ask questions like the following:
See the following resources, which are helpful for designated support persons during COVID-19:
Current as of: January 18, 2022
Author: ECC COVID-19 Family Presence and Visitation Taskforce, Alberta Health Services
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