Wear a facemask if you are sick
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Cover coughs and sneezes
Our Commitment Remains,
Home Health Care Management remains ready to protect the health and well-being of our community. Guided by public health best practices, we have taken several steps to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) while continuing to provide our most essential services. We are closely monitoring and evaluating guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and will update you as our response evolves.
Supporting the health and wellness of all our community members is essential as the local and national response to COVID-19 continues to rapidly change. We provide many essential community services that are needed now more than ever and caring for vulnerable individuals who are only becoming more vulnerable as a result of this public health emergency.
Our top priority is always the health and well-being of our clients, employees, and community.
We are taking every precaution with our staff and requiring employees to stay home if they are feeling sick or have family members who are sick. We are performing additional cleaning of our Home Health Care Management offices, with disinfectant to keep staff and clients healthy.
Although we will still make home visits to those clients that may need them; we are utilizing the phone and other technology to assist with caring for clients at home. We are screening all clients for symptoms of the COVID-19 virus, prior to making a home visit. We do have Personal Protective Equipment known as PPE (N-95 face masks, gowns, and gloves) for our staff to wear; but the PPE is currently in limited supply; hence we are in contact with our State Public Health officials for obtaining additional equipment and are being thoughtful in determining who will receive a home visit.
We are open and working but closed to the public due to the Governors mandate that we all work from home. Caring Choices is considered an essential service but in keeping with trying to keep our staff and community safe our offices are now closed to the public. If you have specific needs to call your case manager at our toll free number and 1-866-703-3873 . Our answering service will get in contact with your case manager and we will return your call ASAP.
We will continue to monitor the situation and adhere to the guidelines set by the CDC and our local public health officials for COVID-19 and will work diligently to make sure all our clients are protected from possible exposure. We encourage you to check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website daily, as the situation is changing rapidly.
If you have additional questions; please contact your case manager at 1-800-400-0727 (toll free)
Barbara Hanna PhD, RN, PHN, CCM
> Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
> 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.
> Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
> Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
Stay home if you’re sick
AVOID CLOSE CONTACT
> If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office.
Clean and disinfect
CLEAN YOUR HANDS OFTEN