How Favor is helping its Clients through the COVID-19 pandemic

FAVOR Home Care is actively monitoring the progression of the coronavirus, COVID-19, to ensure that we have the most accurate and latest information on the threat of the virus.

 

As you know, this situation is developing rapidly as new cases are identified in our communities and our protocols will be adjusted as needed. 

 

We understand your concerns and want to share with you how our organization is responding to the threat of COVID-19.

 

We are following updates and procedures from the Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and local and county authorities.

8 OUT OF 10 DEATHS 

reported in the United States have been in adults aged 65 and older.

Our response and plans may adjust according to the recommendations from these organizations. 

  • We believe that home remains the safest place for you or your loved one, as indications show that the virus is spread more quickly in facilities and larger group or public settings. Possible exposure will remain the lowest for those who are able to stay in their homes with limited outside contact. For this reason, we feel fortunate to be able to provide care that can keep people at home or limited exposure in group settings through personalized care and support.

  • All caregivers are to follow FAVOR’s Coronavirus protocol that includes:

    • Putting on a face mask before entering your home.

    • Washing their hands IMMEDIATELY upon entering your home and continuing to wash their hands frequently throughout their shift.

    • Wearing gloves if available – the is optional but recommended if possible.

    • Disinfecting frequently touched surfaces.

  • Our caregivers will continue to follow established procedures regarding staying home when sick. This practice is not new to our staff.

  • Communication with caregivers to assess any known risk factors is ongoing. We will advise them not to report to work if they are deemed high-risk.

  • Many of our clients are especially at risk, given they are older adults or have underlying health issues. We are vigilant about our need to help protect these individuals from illness be it the flu, COVID-19 or any other communicable disease. These measures are not new to us as we seek to minimize risk regularly for our clients, regardless of an outbreak such as this new coronavirus.   

What You Can Do
to Protect Yourself
and Your Family

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. Soap and water is preferred over hand sanitizer.
     

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
     

  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
     

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then immediately throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
     

  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces at least daily.
     

  • Eat well, drink lots of water and get 8+ hours of sleep to strengthen your immune system.
     

  • Have a family emergency preparedness plan that includes care coverage and back up support, if possible.
     

  • Stay at home and at least 6 feet away from others if you are feeling ill.
     

  • If you have underlying medical issues that put you in the high-risk category, avoid public places altogether. 

SUDDENLY, YOU'RE A CAREGIVER ...

Like many family members across the country, you may find yourself caring for a loved one who normally benefits from the services of a home care company. Perhaps, due to the corona virus:

  • You are working from home. You may have requested that home care services be paused since you are home with your loved one all day anyway.

  • Your loved one is cautious about anyone visiting. Your loved one (or you) may be restricting visitors to the home in an effort to reduce the spread of infection.

Click on the link below for printable tips and resources from our friends at In The Know to help guide you through caring for your loved one during the pandemic. As always, if you are struggling with caregiving services, please give us a call at 501-725-2273.