Protecting Your Health

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Your Health & Safety is Our Top Priority

We want you to be reassured that we are continuing to take steps to ensure the health and safety of all of our residents, clients and patients. We have outlined some of the safety measures we have implemented at North Central Health Care in recent weeks.

What is Covid-19?

COVID-19 is a new coronavirus that emerged in December 2019. Symptoms include cough, fever, shortness of breath sore throat, muscle aches and tiredness. Symptoms may be mild to severe, and some people may not have symptoms at all. Transmission is between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

What are some of the symptoms of COVID-19?

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle Aches
  • Tiredness

Who is at higher risk if they become sick?

Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. In rare cases, COVID-19 can lead to severe respiratory problems, kidney failure or death. There is currently no vaccine to prevent the spread of COVID-19 so we are taking aggressive measures to prohibit the exposure of our residents and staff to COVID-19.

How Are We Keeping Patients Safe From Covid-19

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What is NCHC doing to protect your health?

  • Created restricted access zones in facilities to limit access and reduce exposure
  • Screening all staff for signs of illness including temperature monitoring
  • Screening new patients for for signs of illness or community exposure including temperature monitoring
  • Screening current nursing home residents multiple times per day for signs and symptoms
  • Implementation of a no visitation policy in our 24/7 care facilities
  • Increased routine cleaning by housekeeping of high use areas
  • Individual dining (versus group dining)
  • All staff are wearing face masks and other personal protective equipment
  • Clients, patients, residents, members and other visitors will be wearing a face mask or face covering when they are in common or public areas, leave their room or receiving care by a staff member.

How can you protect your health while you are here?

  • Hand Hygiene – Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Wear a face mask or face covering.
  • Report Any Symptoms Right Away - Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

Hours of Operation as well as local, state and federal resources are available for you on our Covid-19 Resources and Information Page.

You can sign up to receive email notifications on changing COVID-19 policies that may affect your care on our Sign Up Page.