The health and well-being of our clients is the number one priority of At Home Healthcare. We believe home health is the safest way to meet your family’s needs by minimizing unnecessary community interaction. During this challenging time, as COVID-19 (coronavirus) impacts nations, communities, companies, and individuals across the globe, we want to assure you we are prepared for this unprecedented health care crisis and are doing everything necessary to ensure the health and safety of our clients and staff.
- All of our clinical staff have been trained on the coronavirus – how to screen and recognize early signs of the disease symptoms, prevention measures, and coordination of care with your primary care physician.
- We are reeducating and ensuring the safety and sanitation of our clinician’s bags, supplies and equipment prior to entering your home.
- We have instituted extra precautionary steps in our offices. We will be diligently tracking exposure of employees/clients to ensure your utmost safety.
Given the coronavirus threat, we are concerned that some clients may be fearful of allowing anyone into their homes, including their home health providers. We are taking every precautionary step to ensure our staff are symptom-free and equipped with the necessary protection to provide your care with no risk to you or your family.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the following steps to
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- Make sure everyone in the home follows good respiratory hygiene. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching face, nose, eyes with unwashed hands.
Thank you for allowing us to provide your care and for welcoming therapists, nurses and caregivers in your home.