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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Preparation

Coronavirus Preparation

COVID-19 Update September 13, 2021

We would like to take this time to readdress our COVID-19 policies to make certain that all Caregivers and Clients remain safe. The best way to combat COVID-19 and to keep our Caregivers and Clients safe is to get vaccinated. If you have any questions about vaccinations including where to get vaccinated, please reach out to our office staff at 888-610-2643. Caregivers, we are holding vaccination lotteries, please click here for more information. Also, please note that on August 23, 2021, the FDA has fully approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. Please consider getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible.

Caregivers, COVID-19 safety protocol remains in place when caring for our clients whether you are fully vaccinated or not. These protocols include wearing masks, washing hands, and social distancing when possible. With the Delta variant and other variants that can potentially cause breakthrough infections, please let us all be as safe as possible while caring for our most vulnerable populations.

COVID-19 Update February 22, 2021

We are excited to announce that our in-home Caregivers are considered front-line healthcare workers. As such, our Caregivers are currently able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. We are strongly encouraging all our Caregivers to sign up and get vaccinated as soon as possible.

COVID-19 safety protocol remains in place whether Caregivers are fully vaccinated or not. These protocols include wearing masks, washing hands, and social distancing (when possible). Additionally, when Caregivers clock into a shift they are asked questions relating to their risk of exposure, how they are feeling, if they currently have a temperature, whether they have traveled recently, etc. This is all in an attempt to catch potential COVID-19 issues and prevent the spread.  

Coronavirus Update

We are OPEN and are here to help in any way we can! The safety and health of our Clients and Employees are of utmost importance. That is why we are taking precautions to identify and prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. Below, please find a link to more information about the Coronavirus and what we are doing to minimize the threat.

COVID-19 Update March 27, 2020

The Maryland Department of Health has put in to place guidelines for all home care Caregivers. We are happy to say that we had already implemented our own guidelines prior to this announcement and we will continue to adhere to any and all new guidelines to ensure the safety and health of our Clients and Caregivers.

Response to Governor Hogans Announcement March 23, 2020

This morning Governor Hogan ordered the closure of all nonessential businesses, organizations, establishments and facilities in Maryland as of 5 p.m. today. We wanted to assure you that we are considered an essential business and will remain OPEN and are here to help in any way we can! Our Caregivers are taking every precaution to remain healthy and prepared to care for our Clients. Our “no symptoms” policy is in effect for all of our Caregivers and we are continuing to use our “Fit for Duty” mobile app feature that is an additional screening tool for our Caregivers to use prior to reporting for work. As we all try to navigate this new normal in all of our lives we want to reassure you that we will continue to be here to support you and your families however we can and will continue to do our part to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Wishing you all safety and good health!

COVID-19 UPDATE March 20, 2020

While we know we are all getting bombarded by the news around COVID-19, we wanted to provide an update on some of the decisions we are making here at A Homemade Plan and how we are doing our part to help stop the spread of this virus and help reduce anxiety. The health, wellness, and safety of our Clients and Staff are top priority for all of us. As of right now, none of our employees or their family members have been infected that we are aware of, and for that we are truly grateful.

We have implemented a “no symptoms” policy and a new feature on our mobile app that our Caregivers use to clock in and out. We are calling it Fit for Duty. This will be an additional screening tool we use to check for any exposure to coronavirus/COVID-19. Caregivers will be prompted to respond to a series of questions regarding COVID-19 exposure prior to each visit. All of our Caregivers are considered Essential Personnel and are committed to showing up to care for our Clients symptom free. We are taking every precaution and are ready to meet the needs of our Community.

We continue to wish you and your families health and strength during this challenging time.

Original Post March 9, 2020

We would like to take the time to address the COVID-19 virus better known as the Coronavirus that has been in recent news. The safety and health our Clients and Employees are of utmost importance.  That is why we would like to provide some resources on properly identifying and preventing the spread of the Coronavirus. Below, please find some helpful links to resources put out by the CDC.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – Main Page

Useful Articles:

Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Homes and Residential Communities

Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations

Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) or Persons Under Investigation for COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings

Interim Guidance for Implementing Home Care of People Not Requiring Hospitalization for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Additionally to the CDC’s recommendations, we would like to address a few items:

  1. To Caregivers: If you are feeling ill, please call the office as soon as possible to report that you are not feeling well, and we will find a fill-in Caregiver until you feel better. At this time, it is also recommended that you reach out to your doctor. This policy is to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (if that is what’s making you ill). Also, please let us know if you have traveled out of the country recently and/or are concerned that you may have been in contact with someone with the virus. Finally, please follow the infection prevention procedures put out by the CDC. Please remember that the population that we serve are very vulnerable to the Coronavirus and we must do our best to prevent the spread to our Clients.   
  2. To Clients: If you are feeling ill, please inform a health care professional, your family, and A Homemade Plan as soon as possible. Again, you are most likely at high risk with the Coronavirus, and we suggest seeking medically care immediately.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter. We will update information on this page as soon as we/CDC learns more. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call us at 888-610-2643.