Keeping Families Safe At Home
Our Policies for Providing Care During Covid-19
Our Safe At Home team, in conjunction with our parent company, Kennedy Care, has taken the time to create a comprehensive plan for reducing the risk of Covid-19. We are taking this matter very seriously and will continue to do so as long as there is a potential risk to our caregivers or the families we provide care for. Our dedicated management team has put in place the steps for navigating our clients and caregivers through these uncertain times, and we remain confident we are doing everything we can to keep families safe by providing them with care in the comfort of their own homes.
If you have any questions related to the policies listed below, please contact us so we can discuss any of your concerns or needs. We are here to help in any way we can.
FAMILIES ARE SCREENED FOR ANY COVID-19, CASES OR RECENT SYMPTOMS
Upon request for care, families are screened for symptoms and applicable circumstances as they relate to COVID-19 and the care provided in accordance with the local health department and CDC guidelines.
CAREGIVERS LIMITED TO SMALL NUMBER OF FAMILIES
Caregivers are assigned to a limited number of families in an effort to minimize the risk of exposure.
DAILY EXPOSURE AND SYMPTOMS CHECKS FOR ALL STAFF
Daily screening for all staff is required before reporting to scheduled shifts. Strict adherence to return to work policies are followed in accordance with CDC guidance.
Employees who present symptoms associated with COVID-19 can return to work after only after all of the following requirements have been met:
- 3 days with no fever (without the use of fever-reducing medications)
- Respiratory symptoms have improved (cough, shortness of breath)
- 10 days since symptoms first appeared
Employees who tested positive for COVID-19 but displayed no symptoms may return to work after 10 days have passed since initial testing.
Testing for symptomatic employees is encouraged (list of local testing resources provided).
Essential Worker Testing encouraged at pharmacies (list of local resources provided).
Employees who have had direct contact with a person with COVID-19 may return to work 14 days after exposure and adhering to health department and CDC guidelines.
ANY SIGNS & SYMPTOMS ARE PROPERLY TRACKED
All signs and symptoms reported by staff are tracked to ensure that appropriate communication is made between families and/or members of the Kennedy Care team who may have been exposed.
ADDITIONAL TRAINING COMPLETED
Staff re-educated on universal precaution protocols, including hand hygiene, as well as additional training surrounding COVID-19 specific education.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) PROVIDED TO ALL STAFF
Staff provided personal protective equipment to include gloves, masks, and hand sanitizer.