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, for those who must be in-house to work, or for those who work remotely in the field, they are mandated by our agency to provide an attestation of being asymptomatic prior to beginning their duties each day. If you are not coming in to our agency for a medical reason, we are discouraging visitors, the exception being our Wednesday Foot Care Clinic patients, who we are continuing to serve for those in need of this continued medical care.
For those people who typically come for grief and bereavement services, Sharolyn our Master Grief Coach will be available via phone to speak with you and can make a plan with you individually for times to talk.
Above all, we want our community to know we are open and available to help in these challenging times, though to make it clear we are not at this time equipped with or performing any COVID-19 testing. We are working with our community partners to develop others ways in which we can serve our community in this time of crisis. As hospitals brace for a wave of incoming Coronavirus cases, and may need to discharge or divert patients to make room for the more critically ill, we too are preparing to care for individuals with a variety of healthcare needs in their homes with excellence and compassion.