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Carespring's Commitment

The Hierarchy of Controls is a system used to deploy effective controls within an organization, workplace, or community to identify the most effective ways to control a hazard. Depicted within an inverted pyramid the more effective controls are on the large, top side of the pyramid, whereas the least effective controls are on the bottom. This system has traditionally been used as a means of determining how to implement feasible and effective control solutions. Carespring has adopted this system in our response to COVID 19. The image below demonstrates some of the efforts put into place during this pandemic to minimize exposure.

Carespring's Early Response

Snapshop of a SNF During a Pandemic

March 10 Preparing for a Pandemic

  • Restrict visitors and non-essential vendors in all locations
  • Deploy iPads and technology to assure that patients stay connected with loved ones
  • Deploy a Personal Protective Equipment Task Force whose sole responsibility is to secure the necessary PPE to care safely for patients
  • Research the best disinfecting agents and ensure facility teams have appropriate cleaning products to sanitize all areas
  • Initiate a $2-per-hour wage increase to reward team members for working during this pandemic
  • Initiate screenings including temperature checks and vital questions for all visitors and new patients
  • Initiate a rigorous disinfecting schedule
  • Limit group activities such as physical therapy and dining to only those where social distancing can be maintained; some residents begin dining in their rooms

 

March 13 Strengthening Safeguards

  • Implement facility-wide usage of personal protective equipment including masks by all team members
  • Healthcare workers in close patient contact are given gloves and protective eye equipment
  • Implement a ONE CALL message system to be able to communicate updates to families

 

March 14 Social Isolation

  • Discontinue all group activities and communal dining in all buildings and locations