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Able Mind & Body Homecare
COVID-19 Response

Pennsylvania has joined 29 other states (and growing) that have received confirmed cases of individuals testing positive for the novel coronavirus.


The health and safety of clients, staff and employees is a top priority for Able Mind and Body Home Care. As such, the agency is issuing the following advisory to clients, staff and other employees to combat the spread of coronavirus:

 

  • Stay home from work if you are sick. If you are feeling unwell, please do not report to work. Instead please contact your supervisor to ensure your shift is covered. If you have a household member who is sick, please also report this to your supervisor.

  • Be vigilant if the client or a client household member is sick. Be sure to do frequent welfare and checks with the client. Ask your client how or she is feeling or if anyone in his/her household is unwell. If you notice symptoms of illness in your client, please contact your supervisor.

  • Practice good hygiene & avoid touching your face. Wash your hands frequently, and assist. The client in doing so where possible. Hands should be washed with soap for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching your face, particularly your eyes, nose and mouth. Avoid shaking hands.

  • Lend an extra hand at home. Employees should assist clients with additional cleaning measures within their homes by assisting with the cleaning and or disinfecting of surfaces.

  • Cover your coughs & sneezes. Cover your cough or sneeze with your elbow or with a tissue. Discard used tissues immediately in the trash.

  • Handle food carefully. Avoid sharing food and please use strict hygiene in the preparation of food.

  • Avoid large gatherings & crowds. Where possible, avoid large gatherings and crowds. Keep some distance between yourself and other individuals and stay in well-ventilated areas where possible

For more information on COVID-19 and the novel coronavirus, please visit the following sites:


Pennsylvania Department of Health: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

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