During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, HCAOA assembled a Medical Advisory Committee to provide guidance specific to home care agencies about best practices and protocols for providing care safely. The Committee continues to stay on top of the latest CDC guidance to provide up-to-the-minute guidance, such as how often caregivers should be tested for COVID?
In the recent issue of HCAOA’s The Voice magazine, Jake Baker, MM, BSN, RN, Director of Clinical Services, ComForCare said caregivers should be tested whenever there is an exposure or possible exposure to COVID-19. Dr. Steven C. Fox, DO, Medical Director, Wellspring Personal Care, cautions agencies to avoid false negatives by testing no sooner than 72 hours prior to the time of exposure. Testing after an appropriate quarantine or a negative test result without symptoms is not necessary.
Click here to read more tips from the Medical Advisory Committee in The Voice.