A message about COVID-19 from our President & CEO
Dear Clients and Colleagues,
At VNA Home Health we are concerned about COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus, and how it will impact our patients and employees. Since much is still unknown, we have developed an internal Emergency Preparedness Plan to serve as a resource for our staff, our patients and their caregivers, and our healthcare partners within the community.
As a leading home health agency, our role is to help prevent and control the spread of any disease, while protecting patients and staff. Currently, there is no vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 and the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
The CDC has reinforced the use of everyday preventive actions to help avoid the spread of all respiratory diseases and seasonal influenza, which include:
- avoid close contact with people who are sick
- avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- proper hand washing
- stay home when you are sick
While no local home health agency has currently provided direct care for a COVID-19 infected patient, rest assured VNA Home Health will be prepared if and/or when the situation arises.
President & CEO
Visiting Nurse Association