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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement

Agape Hospice Care is committed to providing safe and effective care during the pandemic.

Statement


Updated 01-27-21

Agape Hospice Care continues to deliver the most personalized hospice services where care is needed, whether in the home or a health care community. Our team is taking proactive measures to reduce and prevent exposure to COVID-19. We are committed to protecting patients and residents of health care communities from the spread of infectious diseases. We are accepting new patients, providing quality, patient-focused services, and, as always, are here to support our community.


We continue to monitor any changes in the CDC’s guidelines, The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NPCO), Georgia Department of Public Health, and local public health authorities.


Practicing high standards for infection prevention and control has always been a priority for Agape Hospice Care. We are dedicated to our patients and staff’s health and well-being and want to share the precautions we are taking.


Our team has developed a “social distancing plan” geared towards reducing person-to-person contact, including postponing bereavement support groups and limiting personnel and visitors to our administrative offices. Additionally, many direct-care team members will work remotely from home when not providing care. We have implemented additional precautions to safeguard employees and patients by taking employee temperatures each morning and again before entering any skilled nursing or assisted living communities. Furthermore, employees are screened each day with the following questions:

  • Have you traveled domestically to a state with active community-based COVID-19 cases in the past 14 days? (California, Washington, etc.)


  • Have you traveled internationally within the last 14 days to countries with sustained community transmission? For updated information on international travel and prohibited entry countries, visit: cdc.gov


  • Are you experiencing signs or symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as a fever, cough, and sore throat?


  • In the last 14 days, have you had contact with someone with or under investigation for COVID-19 or someone ill with respiratory illness?

  • Do you reside in a community where a community-based spread of COVID-19 is occurring?

Some helpful reminders for all of us:

  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly and always before eating or drinking. Wash for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, and use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to kill germs.


  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth, and face with unwashed hands.


  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue. If you use a tissue, dispose of it in the trash immediately.


  • If you have cold and flu symptoms or are not feeling well, please stay home.

At Agape Hospice Care, our patient-focused service teams are committed to delivering the best care imaginable. Should you or a loved one like to learn more about hospice care or if you or a family member have any questions or concerns, call us at (404) 763-1456.