One Home Health is committed to the protection of our patients and staff in the home care setting from the spread of infectious disease. Our top priority is keeping our employees, patients, and communities as healthy and as safe as possible, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic.
We have a designated multi-disciplinary task force that monitors the CDC and local health departments for the
most up-to-date information and is continually using these resources to efficiently respond to this healthcare crisis. Our emergency preparedness and infection control plan ensure that we are taking appropriate action to address potential and confirmed COVID cases and mitigate transmission including screening, treatment, and transfer to higher level care (when appropriate).
We are taking the necessary precautions to protect our patients, their families, and our staff from the
spread of this virus.
✓ OHH is currently accepting COVID-19 positive patients and PUIs for COVID-19. However, OHH will provide telehealth visits for these patients until isolation can be discontinued based on CDC guidelines. This timeframe will be patient-specific and will be determined by our team of clinical supervisors who are managing these patients virtually.
✓ OHH is accepting COVID-19 patients that have a skilled need such as wound care, IV antibiotics, ostomy care, and patients with serious underlying medical conditions that will be exacerbated. OHH will provide services for these patients as medically necessary while meeting safety standards outlined by the CDC.
✓ OHH is utilizing telehealth technology when appropriate.
✓ OHH clinicians have received updated training on infectious disease control including the proper use of protective equipment.
✓ OHH clinicians are required to wear appropriate personal protective equipment when treating patients based on current CDC guidelines.
✓ All OHH clinicians are screened daily for COVID 19 symptoms.
✓ OHH clinicians perform a phone screen for each patient to assess for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 prior to entering the patient’s home.
✓ If OHH clinicians identify any patients with signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19, staff will follow the current CDC guidelines to notify the patient’s physician for possible testing and further assessment.
One Home Health will continue to work in partnership with local, state and federal governments regarding any changes in COVID-19 protocols.