COVID-19 Safety Protocols and Emergency Preparedness
Right at Home Westchester, NY’s greatest priority is the health and well-being of our clients and caregivers. As a society, we are facing unprecedented challenges presented by the coronavirus (COVID-19). As a leading provider of home care services, we recognize our team serves a vulnerable population, and we take that privilege very seriously. Potential exposure will remain lowest for those who can stay in their homes, wherever they may call home, with limited outside contact. It is our desire to work with you and your family to maintain this option for your loved one.
As part of our standard operating procedures, Right at Home of Westchester, NY caregivers are trained on ways to reduce the risk of illness. We all have the responsibility to remain vigilant about good handwashing. This cannot be overstated. Right at Home of Westchester, NY continues to actively monitor the recommendations and guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, and our state and local departments of health. COVID-19 is creating many “never before” moments that we are all working through together. We thank you for the opportunity to serve you and your loved ones. If you should have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our office at any time.
Community Support for Caregivers and Care Providers
Right at Home Westchester has teamed up with Dr. Leo Leiderman and the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) to provide resources, strategies, and volunteer therapists to support frontline nursing home, homehealth care staff, and administrations cope with the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic.
AGPA has responded to the needs of first responders nationally and internationally impacted by natural and man-made mass trauma for over 20 years. They have many resources that they have made available to address the psychological and emotional needs for safety, stability, and security for care providers. These include provision of support groups to enable you to express your concerns and maintain your effectiveness in continuing to provide care for others in these unprecedented times. If you or someone you know needs help with stress, loss, vicarious trauma, or compassion fatigue due to COVID-19, please do not hesitate to reach out, as we have grief counselors for healthcare workers available to you.