At-Home Hospice has been receiving daily updates from the Ministry of Health of Ontario and are continuously reminding our field/office staff to practice good hand hygiene, and to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) if needed. Our staff are practicing self quarantine for those who have came from international travels and must provide us with a doctor’s certificate after 2-weeks of self-quarantine, confirming that they are fit for work. Our employees have been reminded that if they show signs of fever, cough and difficulty breathing, they are to contact their local public health authority or a health care professional and follow their advice. Staff are reminded to call AHH On-Call Coordinator if they are showing any of the related symptoms and will be prohibited from coming to work if they are ill. We have daily communications within our organization, biweekly meetings with the LHIN/CCAC to get updates on emerging issues and changes to monitoring procedures. Since January, we have been screening all new clients and have postponed group in-service trainings as well as face-to-face meetings with our staffs to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
We adhere to all measures to reduce the risk of infections and to help prevent transmission, starting with hand washing. At-Home Hospice (AHH) is committed to the health and safety of our clients, field/office staffs, and communities. We are actively monitoring the ongoing developments with regards to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
As additional effort, AHH is reminding all staff to consistently practice calling ahead before the start of their shift and ask if client or anyone of the client’s family is having any symptoms of fever, cough and difficulty breathing and will report to On-Call Coordinator for guidance.
Should you have any questions or concerns, your immediate contact at At-Home Hospice, is Christian Kim Patawaran.
firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 613-792-1167 ext. 205.
At-Home Hospice believes that everyone should have the option to complete life’s journey in the comfort and dignity of their own home, surrounded by those who care about them. Our mission is to provide compassionate home-based health care to individuals and their families as they face end-of-life.
Since its foundation in 2004, thousands of patients in Eastern Ontario with ages ranging from 3 months to 108 years have benefited from At-Home Hospice’s home-based care.
Health services that we provide incorporate the underlying principles and philosophy of Ottawa’s Community Palliative Care Program and they are the focus of our operation.