WE ARE PLEASED TO SAY ALL EMPLOYEES AND CLIENTS HAVE RECEIVED THE COVID-19 VACCINE
As mandatory restrictions are put into place to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), JYB Home Care is continuing to focus on providing high-quality care. Home-based care for disabled persons, seniors, adults, and children are considered essential services during this time of crisis, and we’re still here for you and your home care needs.
Concerns for those in need of caregiving services are completely understandable so rest assured that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and best practices are being followed so care can continue. Remaining in the home is being recommended for people everywhere to slow the spread of the disease. Professional caregivers have always been trained to take measures to minimize the spread of illnesses and promote safe caregiving. This practice continues and is more important than ever.
As part of CDC recommendations, the following protocols--in addition to existing infection control policies and procedures already in place—are being implemented:
The standard process for JYB Home Care is as follows: Through different communication routes, (mobile app, text messaging, email) a caregiver is asked: Are you sick, do you have a fever or cough, have you had close contact with an individual(s) diagnosed or under quarantine for COVID-19? If a caregiver answers “yes” to any of these questions, they are to contact the office immediately and are instructed to contact their physician or local health department for evaluation.
Quality Assurance (QA) visits are an important part of the care we provide. During this time, QA visits normally scheduled for in person will take on a different look per Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recommendations. These will be conducted more frequently through the use of technology to support “social distancing” and protecting those receiving care.
Keeping areas in the home clean and safe has always been a priority for JYB Home Care. Additional cleaning protocols for all clients’ homes include:
The effects of isolation are felt by millions of people and those ages 65 and older are at increased risk for feelings of loneliness, especially at this time when visitors are restricted even in the home. With increasing “stay at home orders” that are happening all over the country, loneliness, helplessness and boredom are real problems seniors will face more than ever.
Here is what caregivers bring to their clients:
Family caregivers who are concerned about spreading possible germs to an elder loved one can check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website's tips on keeping yourself and others safe.