Covid-19: How HRS Is Responding
HRS Home Health is dedicated to the well-being of our patients and staff. We have been monitoring the CDC and local Health Departments daily for updated information regarding the community and healthcare response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We would like to inform our clients and partners of our emergency preparedness and infection control plan.
- HRS will not care for active COVID-19 patients in the home until documented clearance through negative testing results.
- We are requesting same day vital signs for patients as they discharge from inpatient facilities or at the point of an outpatient referral for home health services.
- HRS clinicians provide daily COVID-19 phone screening for each patient prior to entering the patient’s home.
- If HRS clinicians observes signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19, HRS staff will follow the current CDC guidelines for notification to the patient’s physician for possible testing and any advisement of further care.
- All HRS clinicians are screened daily for COVID 19 symptoms.
- HRS clinicians are required to report any signs or symptoms of infection and follow CDC guidelines of screening and testing.
- HRS clinicians are supplied with PPE consistent with current CDC COVID-19 advisement.
- HRS will continue to follow all CDC and local Health Department recommendations and reporting.
- If you are a patient or patient representative, please reference your HRS patient booklet and contact your primary HRS clinician with any questions or concerns that you may have.
- HRS will continue to serve patients to help them recover from illness as quickly as possible. Home health remains a safe way to receive your care needs.
HRS will continue to monitor and provide updates from the CDC, and all federal, state and local health departments regarding any improvements upon COVID-19 protocol.
Nebraska DPH – http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx
Indiana DPH – https://www.in.gov/isdh/28470.htm