In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to assure you that Evolution Health is taking every precaution to keep our home health and hospice patients, caregivers, and staff safe and healthy. The health and well-being of our community is our primary concern.
As this is a rapidly evolving situation, we are closely monitoring all information regarding COVID-19 released from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and local and county authorities. As actionable guidelines become available, we will adjust our protocols as needed to maintain the health and safety of our clients and employees through communication, symptom surveillance, and infection prevention.
Potential exposure will remain lowest for those who can stay in their homes, wherever they may call home, with limited outside contact. Our goal is to work with you and your family to maintain this option for your loved one.
For your family members and friends, we ask that they don’t visit you if they have any symptoms of respiratory illness. Those symptoms include cough, fever, sore throat, runny nose, and/or shortness of breath. We understand that connecting with loved ones is incredibly important, and there are a variety of other ways you might consider connecting with them. These may include telephone, email, text, or through Skype or Facebook.
Precautions you can take
You can take precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you are sick with COVID-19, or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community:
- Stay home except to get medical care
- Social Distancing: maintain 6 feet of distance from people, limit visits from younger individuals who may be asymptomatic and can spread the virus. (Etc. grand kids, in-laws and others).
- Wash and sanitize your hands often
- Call ahead before visiting your doctor
- Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home
- Wear a face mask when seeking medical care
- Cover your coughs and sneezes
- Avoid sharing personal household items
- Clean all "high-touch" surfaces everyday
- Monitor your symptoms
- Discontinue home isolation under the following conditions:
- o At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and,
- At least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.