Safer At Home With VC Home Care
VC Home Care - A Valuable Partner in the Prevention & Protection from COVID-19
Everyday VC Home Care is helping keep seniors and other high-risk populations safe and cared for in the comfort of their own homes, right here in Ventura County. Our exceptional Caregivers are taking critical measures to prevent and protect the spread of this virus.
At VC Home Care, the safety of your loved ones and our Caregivers are our most important mission. In conjunction with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) all VC Home Care caregivers have been trained to recognize the symptoms of COVID-19 in their clients and themselves. All caregivers are tested for Covid 19 regularly and have also been trained to follow the necessary protocols to prevent and protect from the spread of the disease
How VC Home Care is Protecting You and Our Caregivers
VC Home Care is testing our caregivers regularly for Covid 19. CV Home Care is training and updating our caregivers and agencies across the country on how to protect clients and caregivers from COVID-19. As an essential part of the healthcare system, our Caregivers can help minimize the exposure seniors and those with medical conditions have to the virus.
As part of our safety protocols, new additions have been developed to help reduce the risk of exposure for Clients and Caregivers alike. These steps happen prior to every shift a Caregiver completes and upon leaving each client’s home.
BEFORE EACH SHIFT
Each day before our exceptional caregivers can begin their day, they go through a safety screening to ensure they are safe to be in your home and that they have not been exposed to COVID-19.
Monitoring their own temperature
Reporting on any symptoms associated with COVID-19
Reporting on their family and others they may have come into contact with
If the answers to any of these variables showcase any element of risk to our clients, that Caregiver is placed on a 14-day paid, quarantine. VC Home Care also stores all of this data, to look for any potential issues that could arise.
Once cleared to proceed with work, the Caregiver will come into the home, and immediately wash their hands. Throughout their time in the home, you will see the Caregiver continue to wash their hands frequently, especially before and after preparing food or providing personal care. According to the CDC, proper and frequent hand washing is the number one thing anyone care do in the prevention of this virus.
AT THE END OF EACH SHIFT
At the end of shift, VC Home Care caregivers disinfect all frequently touched surfaces (doorknobs, counters, remotes, light switches) and wash their hands thoroughly before leaving the home.
SHELTERING IN PLACE
With many of the states, requiring non-essential workers to work from home and to shelter in place, many of us are doing our part to help the spread of COVID-19. But what does that mean for Home Care caregivers? Caregivers are seen as essential employees. Home Helpers Caregivers make sure clients have food, prescriptions, hygiene care, and companionship. By helping our clients remain safely at home, VC Home Care reduces the exposure our clients have to this virus. Reduced exposure means, reduced spread. The CDC along with state governments recognizes the work VC Home Care does, reduces the number of potential cases, and reduces the stress on our hospitals and healthcare systems overall.