As mandatory restrictions are put into place to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Applause Home Care is continuing to focus on providing high-quality care. Home-based care are considered essential services during this time of crisis, and we are here for you and your home care needs.
Concerns for those in need of caregiving services are completely understandable so rest assured that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and best practices are being followed so care can continue. Our experienced Care Partners have always been trained to take measures to minimize the spread of illnesses and promote safe caregiving.
As part of CDC recommendations, the following protocols, in addition to existing infection control policies and procedures already in place (use of gloves/masks, washing of hands frequently), are being implemented:
The standard process for Applause Home Care is as follows: Through different communication routes, (phone, text messaging) a Care Partner is asked: Are you sick, do you have a fever or cough, have you had close contact with an individual(s) diagnosed or under quarantine for COVID-19? If a caregiver answers “yes” to any of these questions, they are to contact the office immediately and are instructed to contact their physician or local health department for evaluation.
Our nursing assessments and reassessments are an important part of the care we provide. During this time, visits normally scheduled for in person will take will be conducted more frequently through the use of technology to support “social distancing” and protecting those receiving care.
Keeping areas in the home clean and safe has always been a priority for Applause Home Care. Additional cleaning protocols for all clients’ homes include:
Family Care Partners can check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website's tips on keeping yourself and others safe.
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