Stay Home Stay Safe Update
The services Assured Home Nursing Services provides to the elderly community fall under the category of essential services; therefore, we will continue to staff cases as we always have. Our staff is following all guidelines set forth by the CDC, checking temperatures daily and prior to the start of shifts. They are reporting to us immediately if they have any signs/symptoms of COVID-19, or have been around anyone that requires quarantine. We have dropped off masks at client homes and are encouraging clients and staff to use them, although judiciously, they are not easy to get!
We are staying in close communication with our staff to do everything in our power to alleviate their fears and concerns and keep them healthy and able to work. They are traveling with letters that identify them as essential people, so they should not have any problems being on the road. We are in unchartered territory regarding this pandemic and hope to cover all shifts, without interruption in services. Without knowing how this virus is going to spread and affect health care employees we are asking families to have a backup plan in place, in the event a caregiver cannot work and there is no one to cover their shift.
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the preventive measures?
Social distancing: The virus spreads person-to-person. The CDC estimates that 6 feet are a safe distance from someone who may be infected.
Wash your hands: This is still commonly considered as some of the easiest armor against the virus. Wash your hands with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds. Hand sanitizer made of at least 60% alcohol is an acceptable alternative to soap and water.
Avoid Contacting eyes, nose, and mouth: Clean and disinfect commonly used surfaces. Diluted household bleach solutions and solutions with 70% alcohol are ideal for disinfecting surfaces.
Avoid Mental Stress: Responding to public health crises can have a detrimental effect on mental health. The CDC recommends limiting the consumption of media coverage about the disease and focusing on self-care activities at home.
How to be protected?
Stay home if you are sick: Unless medical care is needed, the safest way to protect others is to stay home.
Cover coughs and sneezes: Cough and sneeze into your elbow, to prevent any particles from transferring to another person through touch.
Wash your hands: Use warm, soapy water, and wash for at least 20 seconds.
Wear cloth face coverings in public settings: Especially in places like grocery stores and other communal areas, it is necessary to cover the face as it is hard to maintain social distancing. Recent studies have shown that coronavirus patients can be asymptomatic (lack any symptoms of the disease), so face coverings are important.
Avoid Contacting: Use non-contact methods of greeting, rather than handshaking to prevent the spread of the virus.
Tips for your home
- Increase the ventilation in your home or place of work by opening windows or adjusting air conditioning.
- Disinfect surfaces like doorknobs, tables, and handrails regularly
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms may not appear for up to two weeks. If you feel you may have been exposed, please exercise caution when considering leaving home.
- Shortness of Breath
Who is most at risk?
- Older Adults
- People with underlying health conditions (heart disease, diabetes, lung disease)
Where can I find more information?
We have many helpful articles below that have been tracking the COVID-19 pandemic. You can also find more information about how to stay safe in this unprecedented time at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html