Home Care Assistance is dedicated to the senior population, and we have taken proactive measures during this difficult time to support our clients and families. We recommend that families take the following into account when considering ways to provide care to aging loved ones to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.
When looking at care solutions, consider home care as a viable option due to its ability to keep seniors safe in their own home by promoting social distancing.
Caregivers can pick up medications, groceries, and anything else a senior needs, minimizing their interaction with large groups of people.
All caregivers and internal team members have received communication regarding:
Clients or family members should make sure to report the following to their Client Care Manager if they:
We will not place any caregiver with a client for a minimum or 14 days or until cleared by a medical provider if the caregiver has:
We will not place any caregiver who has symptoms of illness on assignment or accept new clients who demonstrate symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or who have traveled to Level 1-3 areas in the most recent 14 days.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.
According to the CDC, the virus is now spreading from person to person mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. A person can also get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
Broward Locations for testing (subject to testing kit availability- please call before going):
Broward Health Department: (954) 412-7300
Pompano Beach (need script): (954) 320-5730
Cleveland Clinic: (954) 659-5951
Memorial Hospital (Miramar): (954) 538-5000
CB Smith Park: (954) 357-8100
The CDC recommends taking precautions to prevent the spread of the diseases:
If you are sick or at risk:
Most of our clients are particularly vulnerable older adults who face greater risk of complications in the event of a COVID-19 transmission. We are continuously assessing our response and best practices as new information emerges. Based on the information available at this time, we are taking the following precautions to protect our clients and caregivers: