March 17, 2020: Continuing Important Services
Here at Pemi-Baker Community Health, one of our core values is remaining “Rock Solid” by providing home health care as well as rehab therapy regardless of what challenges come our way. In light of the developing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, we would like to inform you of what actions we are taking to prioritize our patients.
To minimize exposure to Rehab patients at Boulder Point:
- Limited entrance to our facility to patients only
- All memberships and swim lessons have been suspended until further notice
- Social distancing has been implemented with staff by working from home when it is possible and by separating work stations
- Surfaces are wiped down after each patient with CDC recommended bleach solution
- Washing hands after contact with surfaces and patients
Home care and Hospice employees have also taken actions to minimize exposure.
- Here at Pemi Baker Community Health and Hospice we take our patient’s health seriously and also the health of ourselves and our community. We want to assure you that we are taking measures to prevent the spread of the virus into our community. We are following both the CDC and the NH Department of Health’s recommendations for healthcare workers. In order to meet the needs of our home care and hospice patients and to minimize vulnerable patients from going out into the community, our field staff will continue making home visits.
March 16, 2020: PBCH Suspending All Fitness Memberships
In an effort to work with the CDC guidelines and follow their recommendation to limit exposure, PBCH will be suspending ALL membership classes and programs until further notice. Moving forward auto pays will not be collected until the resumption of services. We consider you a part of our Pemi-Baker family and your safety remains our highest priority. We feel this is best way to keep our members, patients, and staff safe from unnecessary exposure to COVID-19. Pemi-Baker’s Homecare, Hospice, Physical & Occupational Services continue at this time.
March 13, 2020: Children’s Swim Lessons Postponed Through April
The COVID-19 Taskforce has met and decided to postpone our aquatic swim lessons program beginning Monday, March 16th, for the next 4-6 weeks. Pemi-Baker Community Health will pro-rate 5 weeks due to this change in the schedule.
Pemi-Baker Community Health will re-evaluate in 4-6 weeks to determine when the aquatic swim lessons will resume.
Please contact Crystal, a member of our COVID Taskforce, if you have any further questions, firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-536-2232.
Pemi-Baker Community Health is committed to serving our patients in New Hampshire and keeping you informed about local updates with respect to COVID-19, also known as the Novel Coronavirus 2019.
Your safety is our priority, and our infection control team is continuing to ensure that patients can continue to receive safe and exceptional home health care. PBCH has not altered our operations but are conducting screenings according to the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As members of your local community, we strive to act in the best interests of patient, employee, and community by complying with CDC guidelines and taking precautions as necessary.
We have assembled the following resources to help you stay informed and protect yourself during this developing situation:
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Coronavirus 2019
- NH Department of Health and Human Services: Novel Coronavirus 2019
‘There is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools or hot tubs. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g., with chlorine and bromine) of pools and hot tubs should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.’ ~CDC
1) NO HANDSHAKING! Use a fist bump, slight bow, elbow bump, etc.
2) Use ONLY your knuckle to touch light switches. elevator buttons, etc.. Lift the gasoline dispenser with a paper towel or use a disposable glove.
3) Open doors with your closed fist or hip – do not grasp the handle with your hand, unless there is no other way to open the door. Especially important on bathroom and post office/commercial doors.
4) Use disinfectant wipes at the stores when they are available, including wiping the handle and child seat in grocery carts.
5) Wash your hands with soap for 10-20 seconds and/or use a greater than 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer whenever you return home from ANY activity that involves locations where other people have been.
6) Keep a bottle of sanitizer available at each of your home’s entrances. AND in your car for use after getting gas or touching other contaminated objects when you can’t immediately wash your hands.
7) If possible, cough or sneeze into a disposable tissue and discard. Use your elbow only if you have to. The clothing on your elbow will contain infectious virus that can be passed on for up to a week or more!
8) Disinfect your phone and tablets daily!