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Coronavirus Update

Ultimate Home Health, First Rapha Home Health, Ultimate Plus Hospice Employees

We are carefully monitoring the outbreak and proceeding with all employees’ and patients’/clients’ best interest in mind. Please be vigilant in protecting yourself and our patients/clients by strictly adhering to ALL infection control policies and procedures, while reaching out to management with any concerns or symptomatic presentations from patients or self.

In light of concerns that have arisen over how home care and hospice providers should respond to the recent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), we are providing you with some suggestions for effectively navigating this continuously evolving situation.

Most people in the United States have little immediate risk of exposure to the virus, so please do not panic. While it is important to update and adhere to best practices regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, it is critical to stay informed of the most recent updates and provide accurate and consistent information to your staff and patients/clients reflecting the guidelines offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other government agencies, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Check the State Health Department, CDC, and OSHA websites daily to stay current on the latest guidelines and updates.

Useful websites:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/
Texas Department of State Health Services: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/

All staff should be covering their coughs and sneezes with a tissue and washing their hands (hand-hygiene per your infection control and hand-hygiene policies) often as well as cleaning frequently touched surfaces and objects (includes laptops carried in and out of the home, stethoscopes and BP cuffs).

Notify the office if you are feeling sick or showing any symptoms of COVID-19. We encourage employees (regardless of whether diagnosed with COVID-19) to stay home.

Jason Lenox – President
Ultimate Healthcare Group

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