Covid-19 Facts

Covid-19 Facts

Keeping our Clients, Caregivers, and Neighbors safe during COVID-19 containment efforts.

We are being proactive in out response to COVID-19.

Getting the COVID-19 facts to our clients and staff.

• We provide regular updates to our Team from the CDC and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
• We have developed a procedure for our 24/7 On-Call team to address all potential scenarios of exposure or development of symptoms of COVID-19 (for Clients and employees).

How can you help prevent the spread of COVID-19?
Pay attention to the FACTS.
• Carefully select your sources, and remember that news outlets are looking for ratings! Avoid clickbait.
• Avoid getting info from people who pretend to be “an expert”. Rely on the REAL experts. Not Facebook.
Protect Yourself And Your Family.
• COVID-19 is an airborne virus. Contaminated nasal, lung, and oral secretions make their way into the air and onto hands and surfaces.
• Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue. Dispose of tissue and wash hands.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains a minimum of 60% alcohol.
• Keep a bottle of hand sanitizer available at each entrance to your home, and in your car for use after getting gas or touching other public surfaces.
• Frequently disinfect surfaces throughout your home, including light switches, doorknobs, faucets, and other often touched places.
• Use disinfectant wipes at stores. Bring your own in case the store has none available.
Always be sure to disinfect the handle and child seat in grocery carts.
• Avoid shaking people's hands... they understand!
• Keep your hands AWAY from face.
• Make sure to keep children’s hands clean, and consider avoiding their public exposure as much as possible.
• Open doors with a paper towel, closed fist, shoulder, or hip.
Do not grasp the handle with your hand unless there is no other way... and then find a way to wash your hands immediately.
Follow the Current Recommendations.
• We recommend both our clients and staff follow strict social distancing guidelines. .
• Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue. Dispose of tissue and wash hands.
• Avoid all group events, public or private.
• Maintain maximum self-care: Get plenty of sleep, eat a healthy diet, and stay hydrated. Be certain to properly manage prescription medications, and be aware of the onset of any symptoms related to the COVID-19 virus.
• Avoid in-person social interactions as much as possible. Communicate with family and friends by email, telephone, or online video chat.
• Limit your visitation with frail or elderly people. If you must visit for the delivery of meals or other necessities, minimize your face-to-face time.

Who is most at risk? What should you do if you think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19?
Who is most vulnerable?
• Those with chronic conditions.
• Elders or others who are frail.
• Those currently ill or recovering from other illnesses.
• Those who have recently had surgery.
•Those who are “immuno-compromised”, such as organ transplant recipients and those undergoing chemotherapy or cancer treatment.
Do you suspect exposure?
• Many Health Care Providers are not seeing patients in their offices, especially if they suspect they have been exposed to COVID-19. Instead, they are suggesting voluntary quarantine, or “Self-Quarantine”, for fourteen days.
• Notify your Provider if you suspect exposure to COVID-19, as they are keeping important statistics for the Department of Public Health.
• If you develop symptoms of fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, or any significant change in your regular health status, inform your healthcare provider!
• If you become ill and need medical attention, notify your Health Care Provider. They will direct you accordingly.
• Notify those you have been in close contact with if you are confident you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Recommend that they notify their Health Care Provider.
CSA Eldercare
Formerly known as Carol Seager Associates
68 Hubbardston Rd. ● Princeton, MA 01541 ● (508) 755-7133

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