Franklin VNA & Hospice Information regarding COVID-19
State agency and governmental recommendations surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic are evolving daily if not hourly, and Franklin VNA & Hospice is staying abreast of all new guidance and legislation, as we are committed to continuing to provide excellence in care throughout this time.
We are participating in social distancing activities as much as possible, including putting a hold on hosting and/or participating in our blood pressure clinics, in-person staff meetings (holding them virtually and electronically for now), bereavement groups, networking events, and having the majority of our non-essential office staff working remotely. Our staff and volunteers are also abiding by facility restrictions as it relates to providing care to residents, wearing masks when entering these buildings, and all patients be them at home or in a facility, and those who they’ve been in recent contact with are being screened for COVID-19 related symptoms prior to visits to ensure visits remain appropriate and do not expose our staff or volunteers to the virus.
To proactively protect our patients and staff, our field and office staff are working remotely, and we continue to discourage visitors at our office at this time. While we miss you, we must keep our physical distance from one another for a time more. But we are still here for you, so if you need skilled or non-skilled care in your home, we are still ready and able to safely come provide you the care you need in the comfort and safety of your home. For those who typically come for grief and bereavement services, Sharolyn our Master Grief Coach, will be available via phone to speak with you so you can call us at 934-3454 to make a plan with her so you get the support you need during this difficult time. Even if you aren’t experiencing the loss of a loved one, the toll this pandemic is taking on all of us is certainly something you may wish to talk about with someone. Call Sharolyn and let her provide you the support you need right now.
If you are having a medical crisis, dial 911 if an emergency, otherwise please call your doctor to report how you’re feeling. If you have a fever, dry cough, notice your breathing is more difficult, or have become extremely tired lately, please don’t wait, call your doctor right now; he or she may wish to have you tested for Coronavirus, or COVID-19 is it’s also called. In general, for the time being, if you are elderly, or have a compromised immune system, or have existing medical conditions, please try to stay home where it’s safest, but also remember to take some time to go outside and get some free vitamin D on those sunny days; it’s important for your physical and emotional well-being. Ask a loved one or a friend to do your grocery shopping and pick up your prescriptions for now, and just remember that this too shall pass. We miss you look forward to seeing you again very soon!