​Steps to Prevent Illness

​There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

Every member deserves dependable, tender and quality care that comes from the heart.

​Steps to Prevent Illness

​There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

Every member deserves dependable, tender and quality care that comes from the heart.

​Update: March 15, 2020

​Given the recent updates from the CDC on the Coronavirus across the U.S. many business and schools have stopped operating or closed to reduce the spread of the virus. Given the impact that this is having across our nation and communities, Caliber Home Health Care would like to reassure you that we are committed to assisting you and our members during this paramount time. We will continue to provide you with updates from the CDC, as well as recommend that you stay on top of local news.

Caliber Home Health Care will be deploying a remote (work from home policy) strategy but will provide an in-office person should any aide need to stop in to pick up gloves, hand sanitizer and/or face masks.

Caliber Home Health Care will remain open and will be here to assist to the best of our abilities. Caliber will be calling all members to follow up with their condition. The best place for our members to be is at home and away from Public places.

Staff
All office staff will be afforded the opportunity to work remotely. Please reach out to the Executive Director for more information on remote tasks and Duties.

Home Health Aides:
Any Caliber Home Health Care staff displaying any possible Coronavirus symptoms, fever, cough, and short of breath is to notify our office immediately and refrain from providing services to members. Also, prior to arriving to your clients’ home, please call them to ask if they are comfortable with receiving services. Our office will be working to contact all members to
administer a teleassessment.

Not Able to Service Members:
Any aide who is not able to service its member is advised to contact our office immediately!

Any issues, questions or concerns please contact our office immediately.

Regards,
Manuel Elias Santana

Symptoms:

​​Call your doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

​Watch for Symptoms

​Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease
2019 (COVID-19) cases.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure. 2-14 days after exposure.
• Fever
• Cough
• Shortness of breath

*This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses.

​If you develop emergency warning signs ​for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately.

• Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
• Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
• New confusion or inability to arouse
• Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

• Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
• Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself.

​Take Steps to Protect Yourself

​Clean your hands often

  • ​Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • ​If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • ​Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

​Avoid Close ​CONTACT

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • ​Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

​Take Steps to Protect ​OTHERS

​Stay home if you’re sick

  • ​Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

​Cover coughs and sneezes

  • ​Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • ​Throw used tissues in the trash.
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    ​Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

​Wear a facemask if you are sick

  • ​If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • ​If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.

​CLEAN AND DISINFECT

  • ​Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • ​If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
Caliber Home Health Care is here to enrich the lives of loved ones through quality and personalized services. Sustaining an independent yet assisted living arrangement in the comfort of your home, requires a professional and caring alternative. We are committed to providing your loved one the assistance they require to remain at home.
Home care with Caliber at home

​TO DISINFECT

​Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work. Use disinfectants appropriate for the surface.

Case managers work with your child's hospital discharge planner to ensure that all Physician orders and appropriate equipment is in place for the transition to home while maintaining an orderly and coordinated discharge process for your family.

​Options include:

• Diluting your household bleach.

To make a bleach solution, mix:
• 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water
OR
• 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water

Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.

• Alcohol solutions.

Ensure solution has at least 70% alcohol.

• ​Other common EPA-registered household disinfectants.

Products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens claims are expected to be effective against COVID-19 based on data for harder to kill viruses. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).

Case managers work with your child's hospital discharge planner to ensure that all Physician orders and appropriate equipment is in place for the transition to home while maintaining an orderly and coordinated discharge process for your family.

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