Welcome Wisdom

Being informed and using best practices as we learn more about the COVID-19 (coronavirus)…

by Gail Arno, CMC – ECM Director of Care Management

At this time we have all heard about the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus, COVID-19. The US Health Officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have stated the virus has now arrived in the U.S. and are encouraging us to be prepared in case the virus becomes widespread. They are advising everyone to use an abundance of caution while at the same time, as we face this emerging outbreak, we are also cautioned to separate facts from fear and to guard against panic or overreaction.

At ECM one of our most important roles is helping clients and their families look ahead and to assist them with emergency preparedness.  With any new and unprecedented challenges that arise we work even harder to secure our client’s well being and communicating with families. We will continue to follow the best practice approach and particularly the guidance of those informed regarding COVID-19 and other emergencies as they arise.

The CDC is recommending practicing everyday preventative measure to help prevent the spread of this virus and all other respiratory diseases:

  • Avoid close contact with sick people
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow and dispose of used tissues properly
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Wash your hands often (and properly for at least 20 seconds) with soap and water
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content
  • Get a flu shot, regularly
Please be reminded the people most at risk to develop severe symptoms associated with these types of viruses are those with vulnerable immune systems, those with underlying health conditions, such as those over the age of 65, and those with existing immunodeficiency issues. If you are feeling sick or have any symptoms attributed to the COVID-19 virus, call your doctor, medical clinic or hospital first and follow their directions regarding coming into the facility.
ECM staff is continuing to follow the updates and guidelines from the CDC and those affiliated medical professionals. We are supporting our clients with our best practice efforts and are committed to continued communication with family members and the community. We welcome questions or concerns at any time and please know we have your loved one’s best interests at the forefront of our efforts.
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