We are currently accepting patients in Altruistic Hospice, Inc. at this time with increased precautions.
- Increased housekeeping procedures for infection control.
- Provided additional sanitary supplies including antibacterial soap, sanitizers, antimicrobial wipes, bleach, and disinfectants.
- We have increased cleaning and maintenance for a complete a thorough wipe down of all residences and common areas. Staff has been instructed to perform continuous disinfection of surfaces and other areas where infection can be transmitted, i.e., doorknobs, light switches, etc.
- All employees are urged to stay home if they have any signs or symptoms of being ill. For those who report to work ill will be sent home conforming to these health guidelines.
- Employees planning to travel out of the country are required to contact Human Resources, in advance, to discuss possible restrictions and quarantines mandated by CDC guidelines.
- Due to the nature of our business, telecommuting is not conducive to our work environment and our ability to serve our clients. Currently, all employees will report to their work locations as usual. We will keep them updated as needed based on CDC guidelines.
Aside from the increased education on infection control protocols, we have also set some guidelines to effectively limit exposure.
- Client outings have been temporarily postponed (this includes outside meetings) – alternative options have been made
- Grocery shopping at outpatient levels of care will be done online
- Clients are urged to keep a safe distance from other persons
- Clients have been instructed to report to medical staff any symptoms
- Constant hand washing throughout the day
- Cover your cough/sneeze
Clients and or visitors will not be allowed into the facility if they have any of the symptoms listed under clinical features and or if they have been in a high-risk coronavirus Area.
If a client does contract coronavirus, they will be isolated and quarantined on location. The client will only be handled by designated staff with the proper PPE. The local Department of Health (or equivalent agency) will be informed so that they may come out and provide further guidance on how to best handle the individual. All suspected cases will be reported to the Department of Health (or any local agency) who will be handling it accordingly. Then, it will be followed by deep cleaning to places where PUIs are present. The deep cleaning includes top to bottom disinfectant and use of heavy antimicrobial solutions while clients remain in their room throughout the entire process.
Upon admission to our detox programs, all clients will undergo an evaluation which includes checking their temperature for fever, observation for any coughing, sneezing or respiratory issues, etc, and blood work on a case by case basis.