Assisted Home Health & Hospice’s COVID-19 Update
As our local communities begin to feel the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to share with you the steps Assisted Home Health and Hospice is taking to help protect the health and safety of our patients and employees.
We’re closely monitoring local and national reports on the evolving impact of COVID-19 and, following the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization and applicable public health agencies. As part of our Emergency Preparedness Program, we have developed a Procedure for COVID-19 that will allow us to respond timely and appropriately. First, please try to remain CALM and follow prevention strategies provided below.
In an effort to help the containment of COVID-19 Assisted Home Health & Hospice would like to share with you appropriate prevention methods for you and on the part of our staff:
The CDC recommends these basic health practices to help prevent the spread of the virus:
If you are a patient & have developed any of the following symptoms or suspect to have been in contact with anyone with COVID-19, please contact your local Assisted Home Health & Hospice office immediately:
A link to Assisted Home Health & Hospice’s local offices can be found at https://assistedcares.com/areas-we-serve/.
Approach to Care of Current Patients/Families
Assisted’s Clinicians, who perform home visits, will contact patients/families the evening/day before making the visit. In an effort to identify and prevent a possible exposure and spread of COVID- 19, our Clinicians will be asking the following questions:
For any YES responses, Assisted will address and follow proper procedures for prevention.
At Assisted Home Health & Hospice, proper disinfecting and safety procedures are of the highest importance. The following Standard Precautions are always a must.
Assisted feels deeply for those who have been affected. Thankfully, as of now, we have NO patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and we’re not aware of any staff member contracting COVID-19. We have implemented guidelines that instruct any employee who may develop symptoms or come into contact with infected individuals on what needs to be done.
Again, the health and safety of our patients and employees are our top priority, and we’re committed to doing our part to help keep you safe.
Please click below for the employee rights flyer explaining the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act)