Coronavirus Update (Oct 2020)

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How we are responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation

Dear Beacon Home Care Clients and Employees;

The health of our client community, employees, and care partners are our top priority. It is why the Beacon Home Care team is constantly evolving our best practices, policies, and protocols in order to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. There is no compromising the safety and security of our care community. We’ve adopted measures to safely serve households and facilities while keeping our organization effective.

Beacon Home Care’s plan in dealing with this pandemic follows CDC guidelines by which our employees are able to safely complete their job duties.

Our caregivers must follow our safety protocols before the start of every shift. This includes a risk assessment. Home Care Aides are required to report before and after every shift any symptoms of fever, undisclosed illness, exposure, and overseas travel.

Beacon Home Care employees are expected to follow CDC guidelines at all times. Our licensed Home Care Aides are required to wear a mask and practice proper hygiene with regular hand washing. All employees are provided masks and access to all applicable personal protective equipment (PPE). Gloves, face shields, and related PPE can also be provided upon request.

Social distancing should still take place when possible. Especially when not providing personal care to clients. Caregivers and clients are encouraged to identify neutral placement areas of the home where safe social distancing exchanges can take place. Our Home Care Aides receive continued support, information, and reminders to verify they are following current protocols and universal infection control standards.

Beacon Home Care Aides are not allowed to come to work sick. If any employee reports any cold or flu-like symptoms, we immediately notify the client’s family and restaff their requested schedule.

All caregivers are encouraged to receive regular coronavirus testing. After an illness, or reporting an illness, our Home Care Aides must be immediately tested before returning to work and in accordance with all CDC guidelines.

Beacon Home Care is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are a care community that is deeply aware of the uncertainty, while mindful of our ongoing resiliency and resolve. We encourage our client community and care partners to reach out to us with any questions or concerns.

Regards,

Shaun M. Charles, CEO and President
Beacon Home Care HCO #14700012

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