Our top priority is the safety and wellness of our clients, clinicians, and community residents and staff. As essential workers on the front lines, we recognize that seniors are at risk physically, mentally, and emotionally. We continue to work to provide much-needed counseling and support to seniors experiencing increased levels of anxiety, depression, fear, loneliness, hopelessness and other emotional challenges as they try to cope with this difficult time. Additionally, we know it is equally important to provide cognitive stimulation and activity to seniors living in isolation to prevent cognitive decline, confusion, functional decline, and memory loss.
We follow all safety protocols as outlined by the communities that we serve when providing services in person within a community. Additionally, our clinicians follow these guidelines:
- Stay home if they are sick
- Take their temperature each day prior to visiting a community and stay home if temperature is above 100.4 degrees.
- Wear a mask at all times.
- Wash their hands upon entering the community with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. Repeat this procedure before and after every session.
- Practice cleaning and disinfection before and after each session of frequently touched objects and surfaces such as keyboards, telephones, IPads, notebooks, and any other materials used in sessions.
- Avoid using clients’ phones, desks, offices, or other work tools and equipment, when possible. Clean and disinfect them before and after use.
- Wear disposable gloves in the public space of the community to open doors, push elevator buttons, sign in/sign out, and so on.
- Practice social distancing by avoiding large gatherings and maintaining distance (at least 6 feet) from others when possible.
Our services are also available through Telehealth including Facetime, Zoom, Skype or telephone calls. Contact us to learn more.