We Are Dedicated to Keeping Families Safe
Learn More About Our Covid-19 Safety Procedures
As new mandatory restrictions continue to roll out, the team at Kennedy Care is continuously updating our safety measures and procedures to match and exceed the policies put into place for keeping everyone safe.
As an essential service, we are continuing to provide professional home care services for all our client’s needs.
Home-based care for seniors, disabled adults, and children, all remain as important as ever during this time of uncertainty, and we are committed to keeping your family safe.
Any concern you may have about caregiving services at this time is understandable. Please know that Kennedy Care is following CDC, State of Michigan, and local health system guidelines so we can continue to provide safe, high-quality care.
Practices & Procedures We Have Implemented
1) Essential Personal Protective Equipment for our Life-Care Professionals & Clients
Caregiver & Client Care Packages have been and will continue to be delivered to all residencies where we provide service as needed. We have procured our own supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and hand-sanitizer to ensure that all our clients are being cared for in the safest way possible. Each of our PPE Care Packages contains a supply of:
Instructions for PPE use
Reminders regarding Infection Control
2) Wellness Check-Ins and Screenings for Both Our Life-Care Professionals and Our Clients
Our Life Care Professionals (Caregivers) are required to virtually check-in before each shift to confirm that they are symptom-free and feeling well. If they are not feeling well, at any time, they are to report to their supervisor and will be asked to call their primary physician to seek medical care and COVID-19 testing. They are asked to self-quarantine and will not return to work until all CDC guidelines have been met.
Additionally, Kennedy Care is staying in constant communication with our clients to make sure they too are feeling well and if not, please let us know so we can take the appropriate steps to help keep everyone informed and as safe and healthy as possible.
3) Enhanced Cleaning and Hygiene Practices
We are using enhanced infection control procedures while in the client’s home to help keep everyone safe and healthy.
Hand sanitizing before entry into a client’s home
Hand washing once in the client’s home and throughout the course of their shift
Additional cleaning and wiping down of surfaces, light switches, doorknobs, etc.
Continuing to provide help with cleaning around the home that would normally take place during an LCP’s shift.
Hand-washing upon leaving the client’s home.
4) Additional Training Around Coronavirus and Safety Measures
Our Life Care Professionals (Caregivers) are required to participate in additional training around the coronavirus in an effort to keep themselves, their clients, and their families safe.
Our caregivers complete online training modules to make sure they are kept up-to-date on COVID-19 knowledge, mode of transmission, infection control practices, and social distancing guidelines.
A Message From Our Founder
The team at Kennedy Care is dedicated to Keeping Families Safe and you can count on us to deliver the best care for your loved ones during this unfortunate time and after. Whatever challenges the world is faced with, our team is continuing to innovate and develop the best practices to provide our clients with the highest quality home care in the industry.
If you or your loved ones need help with home care and are looking for an agency to provide service, we hope you give us a call so we can discuss your needs. Our Nurse Care Managers will develop a customized care plan based on your needs and pair you with a compassionate Life Care Professional to assist you.
We are here to help.
CEO & Founder
Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions
What does a high-risk exposure mean?
High-risk exposure is defined as close contact (less than 6 feet apart) for greater than 15 minutes to a laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19.
If I have had a high-risk exposure to COVID-19 and my test comes back negative does that mean I can stop self-quarantining?
Unfortunately, the answer is NO. A negative test tells us that you currently do not have COVID-19, but someone can develop COVID-19 symptoms 2-14 days after exposure. Due to this, it is recommended you continue to quarantine for the full 14 days from when you were exposed. Think of it like this: you cannot “test out” of quarantine.
If my COVID-19 test comes back positive, what do I do next?
If you are positive, it is VERY important that you self-quarantine for at least 10 days since symptoms first appeared and at least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medications AND symptoms have improved.
What if I test positive for COVID-19 but I do not have symptoms?
If you test positive but are asymptomatic, you will need to self-quarantine for at least 10 days from the time of your positive result.
If I have COVID-19, should I have a repeat test later to confirm that I am negative?
Another COVID-19 test is NOT recommended to determine if you are now COVID-19 free or no longer contagious. The CDC and local health departments recommend symptom and time-based criteria to determine when you are safe to discontinue quarantine.
Can I still test positive but not be contagious?
Yes, people can have a positive COVID-19 test result for up to 6 weeks or longer after your initial positive test. This does not necessarily mean you are still contagious.