I hope everyone is doing well!
We continue seeing staff who have been exposed to COVID in recent weeks. My biggest concern is the number of people who have scratchy throat, cough, and stuffy nose. This is prime allergy time, but those symptoms are the same for several of our staff who are now POSITIVE.
We have to be very careful...this virus is highly contagious. Do not assume you are having allergy issues and go to a shift. We are dealing with an incident today where a person had those symptoms, went to work, and then tested Positive. We are now having to manage multiple issues because of the cross exposure this created for others.
Remember - ALWAYS let us know if you have any symptoms. We will help you make a decision about working. If you cannot work because of COVID concerns you will qualify for benefits under the Families First Corona Virus Relief Act sick/leave pay provisions.
Please do not risk yourselves, your family, or a client.
If you have any of the following symptoms you must STOP and call the office:
1. Fever or feeling feverish.
2. Cough of any type.
3. Sore Throat.
4. Congestion or runny nose.
5. Muscle/Body Aches
6. Vomiting or Diarrhea
7. Loss of taste or sense of smell.
8. Mild or moderate difficulty breathing.
We will ask you, in the two weeks before you felt sick, did you care for or have close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with someone with symptoms of COVID-19, tested for COVID-19, or diagnosed with COVID-19?
If you have no symptoms, but know you can answer YES to having contact with anyone who has COVID-19, symptoms of COVID-19 or tested for COVID-19, you must STOP and call the office.
I am sorry to repeat myself on this issue, however, the COVID Incident we are managing this week has not only potentially exposed other people (clients and caregivers) but client family members may be out of work for 14 days without pay from their employer.
Please take this very seriously. Knowingly violating our policy on reporting these issues is cause for disciplinary action including termination. Let me know if you have any questions.
July 17th, 2019
Please give special attention to the following reminders and updates:
Name Tags must be worn any time you are on the clock for Griswold. If you need a replacement, contact the office staff.
When clients have changes in condition, new meds (oxygen and other prescriptions), or new equipment (lift, wheel chair, slide board, etc.) please notify office staff immediately.
www.guardiancareadvisors.com Is your resource site. Please check regularly and make suggestions for helpful information and features for the site to John Lovette.
In September we will be leaving the Resourcing Edge PTO. More news will come regarding that change. You will receive 2 W2 forms for your work this year.
Any time you have clock out trouble or have to stay more than 10 minutes later than scheduled, update a care coordinator by phone call, text, or email.
If you do not have a copy of the company handbook, please request it. It is available in paper or digital format.
Thank you all for the great work you do for our clients! Have a great week!
April 17th, 2019 Care Logs & Injury Reporting
Many care logs are being recorded with tasks completed that are not allowed on the plan of care. You MAY NOT record items on the care log that are not assigned on the plan of care! Independence Support and Orientation Reminders are the most common. These are special programs that are assigned only to certain clients. DO NOT mark items complete on the care logs that are not assigned on the plan of care. - John Lovette