We are on extra high alert as we serve our clients in the Pawcatuck and Westerly area. We are asking all of our caregivers and family members to be aware of your surroundings and educate our clients about the precautions of coronavirus. Our caregivers will be emphasizing for you to stay in the home, keep healthy, and refrain from any outings. We will be extra diligent about washing hands and sanitizing all surfaces including doorknobs, countertops, tv controls, and cell phones in homes daily.
The CDC website guidance is what we follow when determining the suitability of staying the home. Considerations for care at home include whether:
- The patient is stable enough to receive care at home.
- Appropriate caregivers are available at home.
- There is a separate bedroom where the patient can recover without sharing immediate space with others.
- Resources for access to food and other necessities are available.
- The patient and other household members have access to appropriate, recommended personal protective equipment (at a minimum, gloves and facemask) and are capable of adhering to precautions recommended as part of home care or isolation (e.g., respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette, hand hygiene);
- There are household members who may be at increased risk of complications from COVID-19 infection (.e.g., people >65 years old, young children, pregnant women, people who are immunocompromised or who have chronic heart, lung, or kidney conditions).
We will keep this page updated with further information for our clients and their families as the coronavirus runs its course.