Home health agency employees? Are they really safe to be around your elder Mom or Dad?

Suzanne FiscelIa, PA-C, BCPA / April 29, 2020

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Home Health agencies send their employees into one house after another.  Sometimes they will cover 3 homes in a day, giving care, getting close, touching the very clients they are supposed to stay away from.

I, too, have to touch my patients.  So, how do I keep myself safe and above all keep my patients safe from one exam room to the next?

I reached out to my friend Christina Falke, (cfalke@HBMhomecare.com) who runs the Heart, Body & Mind Home Care office here in Southwest Florida.

I wanted to see if the very strictest protocols we use in our clinics were being used elsewhere.  As a physician assistant, my oath and the oath of every provider is “Do no harm.”

Christina has always been on the cutting edge of ideas. So, I wanted to see if her agency had the high standards we had to have in our clinics…

I was blown away…

Here’s are the guidelines Heart, Mind & Body Home Care put in place immediately to protect their clients….

But the Heart, Body & Mind Home Care employee isn’t through yet…  there’s more…

Now, let’s talk about the protective equipment we must use to protect not only you but everyone in your home and the employee as well. 

This is a lot of protection…for the patients we see in the hospital who have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, we add 2 more protections…

  • Gowns
  • Eye protection (plastic glasses worn over regular glasses and eyes)

I gotta tell you, this agency rivaled our own medical practices.

As we begin to open our homes, see family, eat together, let’s continue to keep the COVID-19 out of our homes,

Here’s a protocol all of us on the front lines use when we have visitors in our own homes…

Click below for a copy of my “HOW TO CLEAN A VISITOR: STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO KEEPING YOU CORONAVIRUS-FREE IN YOUR HOME”, and I’ll send it to your email…

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Suzanne FiscelIa, PA-C, BCPA

I know exactly what it's like to feel like you just can't keep up. Working a full-time job, raising 3 children as a single mom, and taking care of her aging mother. But after feeling lost, overwhelmed, and guilty for spreading herself too thin, I saw all her patients and their caregivers going through the same thing. I learned how to put simple systems in place to keep my life free from distractions, find free time to do the things I wanted, and enjoy my family along the way. These simple step-by-step solutions have been shared with my patients, friends, and family. They too have found organization, confidence, peace, and freedom. Now we all live the life we love while caregiving! Come join us!

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