A Public Service Announcement from AZNHA
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned our entire world upside down, but it has also revealed the strength of our home care community. Home care is vital to the healthcare continuum, especially now when people are being asked to remain at home to stop the spread of the virus. Home care agencies are committed to protecting their clients and frontline caregivers from COVID-19 and preventing the spread of the virus. Our ability to monitor clients closely can help catch the disease early, or help a senior with a mild case recover from the disease in the comfort of their home.
AZNHA is proud to partner with HCAoA to offer assistance to hospitals and other facilities throughout Arizona during this time of crisis.
Watch here: https://youtu.be/c_WsNsMGd18
Finally, thank you for all that you’re doing and we at AZNHA look forward to partnering with you in delivering care during this trying time.
PPE Instructional Videos for Caregivers
The following links are for two instructional videos that you may share with your caregivers and staff.
Alex Milzer with Senior Directory has provided the following link to an article and a short video on the proper use of gloves.
AZNHA In The News
In a press release that was published in Greater Phoenix In Business magazine, AZNHA was featured in the article In-Home Care Workers Essential in Fight Against COVID-19 in which AZNHA President Zach Shaw was quoted.
This article was repeated in the April 23 edition of the Spotlight newsletter at https://spotlightseniorservicesphoenix.blogspot.com
The article also appeared in the May 3 edition of the Scottsdale Progress, page 27
Home Care Agencies And Workers Are The Next Ground Zero For COVID-19
by Howard Gleckman, Senior Contributor, Posted April 16, 2020 at 2:03 EDT
Nursing homes and other senior living facilities are not the only places where COVID-19 is creating a health care crisis for frail older adults and their care providers. The other setting at risk: private homes, where the vast majority of older adults get both personal and post-acute care. And the pandemic is creating enormous challenges for those seniors, their families, and the workers and home care agencies that provide those critical services.
Read the entire article below.