Since March, NYVA Healthcare Services has been monitoring the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and adapting our business practices to continue serving our clients and their families as effectively as possible. As a company dedicated to compassionate care, we have worked to maintain our quality of service while also following guidance from the Center for Disease Control as well as the Pennsylvania Department of Aging.
The PDA recommends that, even as Pennsylvania moves into the green phase, seniors continue to stay home and avoid being in public if possible. Home continues to be the safest place for older adults, as the possibility of exposure is lowest for those who are able to stay home. We are fortunate enough that these circumstances allow us to continue offering our excellent care services to clients, keeping them safe and healthy at home.
Our caregivers have implemented the necessary changes to our standard procedures in order to meet CDC guidelines, including wearing face masks, frequently washing their hands, and maintaining a six-foot distance as much as possible.
How you can protect yourself and your family
The CDC recommends the following measures to protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19:
- Wash your hands often, for at least 20 seconds each time
- If soap and water are not readily available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Stay at least six feet apart from other people
- Cover your mouth and nose with a face mask or cloth face cover when around others, especially if you must go in public
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks
- Know the symptoms. Symptoms include, but are not limited to:
- Fever or chills
- Dry cough
- Shortness of breath
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Stay up to date. For the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding Coronavirus in Pennsylvania, visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s COVID-19 Resource Page.