Homecare Choices has not had any COVID-19 contagion and we are working diligently to maintain that positive status for our staff and valued clients, allowing them to focus on remaining at home, on their own terms, without fearing exposure to the coronavirus.
While coronavirus cases in Massachusetts have dropped significantly from the spring, and Cape Cod did not experience the level of cases recorded in some other parts of the state, officials are reporting a recent rise in cases and some experts are predicting a second wave in the Bay State.
As of Sept. 22, according to a Cape Cod Times story, Massachusetts has recorded 125,866 coronavirus cases. Of that total, 1,714 cases were in Barnstable County, and the number rises to 1,947 when probable cases are included.
The state Department of Public Health’s reporting shows hospitalizations “are creeping up a bit,” the story said, as Massachusetts proceeds with its reopening plan.
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Homecare Choices will continue to operate with an abundance of caution. We have taken measures to minimize the number of staff members per client, and also the number of clients per staff member.
As part of this process, we are working with our caregivers on maintaining flexibility and availability to ensure our clients have seamless access to trusted, professional care.
Moreover, the combined staff of Homecare Choices and Care… From the Heart, which came under our umbrella last January, is utilizing every appropriate resource to prevent exposure.
Those measures were outlined in a website post from this past April and include:
- Our staff receives constant safety updates and reminders.
- We all wear masks and gloves.
- We wash hands constantly and use hand sanitizer.
- We interact in ways that balance social distancing with the needs of providing care and comfort.
Additionally, all of our staff members continually monitor their own health and that of everyone with whom they have contact, including monitoring clients at a heightened level and checking carefully and often for symptoms of illness.
Should any staff members experience coronavirus symptoms, or become ill for any reason, they immediately remove themselves from assignments and notify everyone in their contact circle.
Clients and potential clients may reach out with questions, or for more information, to Peter Carey, Executive Director of Homecare Choices, by phone at 508-313-2529, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.