For our Clinicians and Family Caregivers
Your safety is critical, not only for your own health, but for the well-being of loved ones, patients, and all with whom you may come in contact. Here’s how we can all work together for everyone’s care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For our employees and caregivers:
- Your leaders have established very specific protocols for your work, and your place of work. Live out a Culture of Always by diligently following every step, every time.
- Our culture embraces an open communication environment. If you ever have a cause for concern, please speak with your manager. You may also direct a question to the Emergency Preparedness Team at EPP@AccentCare.com
Continue following CDC guidelines and protocols to help protect yourself and others
- Avoid close contact with others, maintaining a distance of at least 6 feet, and wearing a mask if instructed by your state.
- Wash your hands often, with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Cover coughs and sneezes and discard used tissues right away.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
- If you believe you may have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 or you are a resident in a community with ongoing spread of the virus, and you develop symptoms of COVID-19, call your healthcare provider.
If you are one of our clinicians, or any employee having contact with patients and families, remember to also: 1) conduct three levels of self-screening before each home visit, per company protocol 2) use your prescribed and provided personal protective, as trained 3) promptly enter recorded actions in each patient’s electronic medical record.
Keeping an eye on your own health to help protect patients or loved ones
- If you are caring for a loved one, be mindful of how you are feeling, maintaining awareness of COVID-19 symptoms. Watch for early signs of any infection with a daily temperature check.
- If you are one of our clinicians, or any employee having contact with patients and families, you must also assess yourself for symptoms as trained, including self-assessment just prior to each home visit.
Caring for patients or loved ones
- If you are a family member caring for a loved one, requiring close contact, wear a cloth mask.
- Be mindful of how your patient or loved one is feeling, maintaining awareness of COVID-19 symptoms.
- If you are one of our clinicians, or any employee serving patients and families, you must also assess the patient for symptoms during each in-person or telehealth home visit, as trained.