We are following updates and procedures from the Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, and our state and local departments of health.
Prior to each care visit, our recommended protocol is that offices complete a certification for all caregivers and clients to reduce the risk of illness. This certification confirms that all parties are complying with CDC guidance for safety and have not been in any high-risk exposure situations. This allows NeuroCare Specialty Home Care to work together with families, clients and caregivers to create the healthiest environment.
Our Care specialists are trained in infectious disease control & emergency preparedness. This training includes following CDC recommended Covid-19 precautions and guidelines.
It is our recommended protocol that all caregivers wear masks.
Our Care specialists follows hygiene procedures directed by the CDC, including vigorous and frequent hand washing with soap and water, use of sanitizing gels (with 70% alcohol level or higher), use of disinfectant wipes to frequently wipe down surfaces, proper coughing and sneezing techniques, disposal of any items that may have virus or bacteria, and much more.
If any of our staff or their clients should show signs of COVID-19, we will report, isolate and quarantine, as necessary, abiding by national and local guidelines.
Wash Your Hands Often
Wash hands 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 available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Practice Social Distancing
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay home as much as possible.
Put distance between yourself and other people.
Do not gather in groups.
Stay out of crowded places.
Cover Your Mouth and Nose when Around Others
You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they must go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up necessities.
Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
The cloth face cover is meant to protect others in case you are infected.
Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
Cover Coughs and Sneezes
If you are in a private setting and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
Throw used tissues in the trash.
Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Clean and Disinfect Surfaces
Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
Then, use a household disinfectant. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work.
Covid-19 and NeuroCare Specialty Home Care
Care Specialist can pick up groceries and medications to minimize interaction in crowded settings.
Providing respite care for family members
Companionship to combat social isolation.
Assistance with technology to connect with loved ones.