How to decrease our risk of covid-19 exposure

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From going to the doctor to shopping for our essential needs, COVID-19 has affected all of us. Americans have seen an increase in the need for personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers. Also, we have noticed the elderly and immune-compromised stuck in their homes. We may not know when this virus will end, but Prosper Home Care is doing everything in their power to make things easier for their employees and their clients daily.

WHAT WE ARE DOING FOR OUR EMPLOYEES

Prosper Home Care realizes the need for our clients to still receive proper care despite social distancing and the stay a home order. Companionshippersonal care, and meal services are on the top priority list right now for the elderly. Our loving caregivers are still visiting our clients to provide for these needs during this time. We also expect an increase in the elderly who need more help at home so that they can decrease their risk of COVID-19 exposure. Here are a few things we are doing to help keep the virus at bay:

  • Every caregiver is provided with ample hand sanitizer for proper hand cleansing.
  • Gloves and masks are provided for every caregiver.
  • Every client’s temperature is taken upon arrival.
  • Each employee has been provided with educational material on the risks, warning signs, and symptoms of the coronavirus.


WHAT WE ARE DOING FOR OUR CLIENTS

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) note that they advocate for caregivers who provide in-home services to around 12 million infirm, chronically ill and disabled every year. With this number rising due to COVID-19, Prosper Home Care has put some policies in place to keep our clients safe. Here are a few things that you can expect from your caregiver:

  • Your caregiver will take his or her temperature once they arrive and allow you to verify it.
  • Your caregiver will clean their hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or wash with hot water and soap upon entering your home.
  • Gloves and masks will be worn at all times in your home by your caregiver.
  • Prosper will keep your caregiver up to date on all the new risks, warning signs, and symptoms of the coronavirus.

STILL NEED INFORMATION

If you still have concerns about how we will decrease your risk of COVID-19 exposure, please feel free to contact our main office at (678) 310-6305 or click here for what to do if you are sick with COVID-19. Also, if you require an in-home caregiver, you may call us or fill out a form online.



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