We Still Are Serving......
Caregiver Grove is closely monitoring the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community. At this time, we are remaining open to provide necessary treatment to our clients.
Please note that for the safety of our clients, their families, and our staff, only essential employees supporting clients in recovery or with developmental disabilities will be doing in-person visits. All other team members will provide services via phone or video.
If you have recently been exposed to COVID-19, or are ill with a fever and cough, please call and we will reschedule your appointment. The health and well-being of our community is our highest priority. Please be diligent in following CDC guidelines for prevention: CDC’s Share Facts about COVID-19.
How are you able to still provide services?
Ohio Medicaid, Medicare, and other insurance plans have temporarily lifted many of the regulatory restrictions for providing telehealth to patients in their homes. These are times when our patients will need us the most.
What is Novel Coronavirus?
The 2019 novel coronavirus disease is a new type of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. The name of this disease has been abbreviated to COVID-19. It is part of the family of viruses that cause the common cold and results in a range of flu-like symptoms.
Have I been exposed?
To get COVID-19, you need to have close contact with a sick person with COVID-19. Close contact means living in the same household with them, or taking care of them while they are sick, being physically close (within six feet) to them for more than 10 minutes, or literally being directly coughed on by someone with COVID-19. If you have not had this kind of close contact with a sick person with COVID-19, you are considered to be at low risk for infection. If you are not sure what kind of contact you have had, you can call your healthcare provider and ask.
Should I be tested?
We know many people are wondering, if they have fever and a cough, do they need to be tested for COVID-19? We are prioritizing the tests for people with underlying health conditions or serious illness. Testing may become more readily available in the future, but for now, if you have mild symptoms (cough, fever), you need to stay home and stay away from people. A test, whether it’s positive or negative, won’t change that advice!
Who is most at risk for getting COVID-19?
The elderly (60 and over) and those with underlying health care conditions, like hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer, are at most risk of developing the disease. However, most people who contract the virus will come down with only a mild case of the illness and will recover.
What are the symptoms?
Shortness of breath
Should I wear a mask?
If you are healthy, wearing a mask around town will not help protect you from COVID-19. Masks are for people who have coughs. However, if you have a cough and a fever, you should be home, where you do not need to wear a mask.
Should I take some masks from my health care provider?
Absolutely not. Please reserve them for the people who need them most, the sick and health care providers.
What are some tips for staying healthy?
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
Avoid close contact with sick people
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
Cover your cough or sneeze with disposable tissue
Stay home if you are sick
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
Alcohol-based hand rubs are a quick and effective way to sanitize your hands
Get a flu shot. A flu shot will not protect against COVID-19, but if you do get the flu, your symptoms will be less severe, easing the burden on health care facilities.
What to do if you become sick
If you develop symptoms, and have been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19, or is undergoing testing for COVID-19, or you have recently traveled to an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19, call your health care your provider before going to the clinic or physician office. If you are having chest pain, serious difficulty breathing, or another type of medical emergency, call 911.
For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.