Greetings Gareda Family,
As the situation around the Coronavirus develops, we will be monitoring all information locally, nationally and globally so that we can know how to best be of service to you and our clients. The health and safety of our Gareda community is of the utmost importance and we will continue to update you with changes in policies and procedures to deal with this ever-growing issue.
Employees depend on management for everyday guidance and it’s our responsibility to be available to answer any questions or concern that you might have. I applaud the Home Care Aides for their diligence and dedication to serving our elderly and disabled clients, especially in these uncertain times. Click Here for More COVID-19 Employee Updates
Participants and families – you can rest assured that we are reinforcing with our Home Care Aides and office staff some of the basic safety precautions to use to limit exposure to COVID-19 themselves and others. Our goal is to ensure you are safe and continue to get the services that you need and are entitled to. With the closing of many basic public services, we may need to enact temporary adjustments with schedules or send substitute workers in to meet your needs.
- Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing; going to the bathroom and before eating and preparing food.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
- Stay home when you are sick (cold or flu like symptoms)
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw it in the trash.
Your health is important to us. The symptoms of COVID-19 are: Fever, Cough, and Shortness of Breath. Seek medical advice if you develop symptoms and have been in contact with a person known to have COVID-19.
The Centers for Disease Control offers basic tips for creating a household plan of action.
- Talk with the people who need to be included in your plan. Meet with household members, other relatives, and friends to discuss what to do if a COVID-19 outbreak occurs in your community and what the needs of each person will be.
- Plan ways to care for those who might be at greater risk for serious complications. Early data suggest older people are more likely to have serious COVID-19 illness. If you or your household members are at increased risk for COVID-19 complications, please consult with your health care provider for more information about monitoring your health for symptoms suggestive of COVID-19. CDC will recommend actions to help keep people at high risk for complications healthy if a COVID-19 outbreak occurs in your community.
- Get to know your neighbors. Talk with your neighbors about emergency planning. If your neighborhood has a website or social media page, consider joining it to maintain access to neighbors, information, and resources.
- Identify aid organizations in your community. Create a list of local organizations that you and your household can contact in the event you need access to information, health care services, support, and resources. Consider including organizations that provide mental health or counseling services, food, and other supplies.
- Create an emergency contact list. Ensure your household has a current list of emergency contacts for family, friends, neighbors, carpool drivers, health care providers, teachers, employers, the local public health department, and other community resources.
Thanks for your patience & understanding during this difficult situation and as always, we appreciate you allowing us to be of service to you.
Chief Executive Officer