Check here for ongoing company updates on our protocols and response to COVID-19 for Lifesong Hospice and Palliative Care, as well as general resources. If you have any questions for our team, please call our toll-free Ask Us line at 1-855-411-7722 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Someone from our leadership team will respond with your requested information within 24 hours.
What is Coronavirus?
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. There are many types of human coronaviruses, including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. Current symptoms reported for patients with COVID-19 have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. https://youtu.be/3AozUnFbYJs
What We are Doing to Fight COVID-19
Lifesong Hospice and Palliative Care launched a COVID-19 taskforce. This taskforce meets daily to monitor infection spread, review guidelines, and recommendations established by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. We make updates to all applicable Country Meadows, Ecumenical, and Providence Place policies, procedures, and guidelines. Also, we are actively involved with the Country Meadows, Ecumenical, and Providence Place COVID-19 taskforce.
All Lifesong Hospice and Palliative Care residents are screened for signs and symptoms of infection. If infection signs are noted, our clinical team immediately consults with the residents attending physician, family member(s), and the Lifesong Hospice Medical Director.
Before entering residential settings and any resident interaction, all Lifesong Hospice and Palliative Care team members are screened daily for infection-like symptoms. If needed, we are requiring staff self-quarantines and/or COVID-19 testing, as indicated by our medical team and the individual’s physician.
We are following the latest CDC and DOH guidelines regarding proper personal protective equipment (PPE) use.
We are temporarily suspending non-essential visits, such as in-person volunteer visits and massage therapy visits. Hospice Aide, nursing, social worker, physician, and Chaplain visits are being conducted in accordance with applicable DOH, CDC, CMS hospice guidelines, and requirements.
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