We are ALL in this together
Embec Care are taking all necessary steps to minimise the risks associated with Coronavirus. As a company we are providing all our staff with PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) packs which contains; a pair of gloves, an apron and tissue to dry their hands all kept together inside a disposable bag which they use to dispose of the PPE they have used. All staff are also provided with anti-bacterial hand wash and hand sanitiser which they use on arrival and departure of every visit as well as frequently throughout their time. As a company we also have face shields, shoe protectors and arm protectors.
PCR and lateral testing is completed weekly on staff both in the community and those office based, any person who tests positive will be pulled from working immediately and contact will be made to those who the staff member has been in contact with. At present NO one has been affected by COVID-19 who we deliver care to.
As always there is as few carers involved in the care package to keep continuity and help build relationships however this will also minimise risk of any exposure if an outbreak did occur.
COVID-19 has caused so much uncertainty and loneliness we are only ever a phone call away so please do not struggle alone.
We are not taking on any home care packages where the individual we would need to care for or anyone in the property has tested positive for Coronavirus. We have a duty to protect our existing service users, their families and our staff.