Response to COVID-19 and Our Commitment to You

As the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread in the U.S. and across the globe, we want to take a moment to let you know what Leelin Home Health Care is doing to respond to this situation.

First and foremost, Leelin’s number one priority is the safety and well-being of our clients, employees, families, and the communities in which we live and work.

We are assessing the situation daily, remaining vigilant, and following the recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO), https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html, and local authorities.

We continue to develop, update, and share guidance with our employees so they are fully informed on how to protect themselves, their families, and their clients against transmission of the virus.

Please be assured that while we remain focused on the health and safety of our employees and those around us, we also are focused on continued service to our customers. We have taken steps to make sure we can continue to deliver the level of quality, excellence, and timeliness you are accustomed to from us during these unique circumstances. If you need assistance with picking up your groceries or prescriptions, please contact Leelin Home Health Care, as we are willing to assist you.

Please refer to the second page of this notice for more information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). To help increase awareness, we highly recommend that you visit the websites provided to assist you with any questions you might have. You are welcome to contact us if needed. Thank you for choosing Leelin Home Health Care as your in-home provider.

Warm Regards,
Leann Boylen and Linda Coffell




  

 

 

HOW TO PREVENT THE SPREAD
WHAT SHOULD INDIVIDUALS BE DOING TO PROTECT THEMSELVES?

  • Wash your hands frequently and well: use soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60-95% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Avoid handshakes.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze. Also avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, as this is how germs spread.
  • Disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a bleach-based household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Disinfect doorknobs, keyboards, remotes, phones, light switches, and any other frequently touched objects.


WHAT PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) SHOULD I USE?

  • The CDC does not routinely recommend the use of face masks by persons who are well, as a means of avoiding respiratory infection. Currently, face masks are only recommended under special, high-risk circumstances, and for those who are already ill, to prevent virus spread.
  • There is little evidence at this time that supports the use of face masks by persons who are well.


TRAVEL

  • Consider postponing nonessential travel.
  • Evaluate CDC travel guidance prior to travel.


STAY UPDATED ON CURRENT FACTUAL INFORMATION
Review MDHHS’s website: https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus
Read the latest updates from the CDC’s website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html




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Agency Update: March 16, 2020

As concerns over the Coronavirus continues to rise, as a group, our Administration and Clinical Supervisors met today to plan a course of action for our agency, our staff and clients.  We are monitoring the situation carefully and taking guidance/direction from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), our local Public Health Department, and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHDS).  We are watching and monitoring all emails, announcements, recommendations and mandates.

As we need to be available for those we serve, we will continue with business with some additional precautions.

Per the MDHHS guidelines for Community Mitigation Strategies issued on March 11, 2020, all individuals should continue to take the following basic personal hygiene measures to prevent the spread of the virus:

  •  Wash your hands often with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid handshakes.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick. 


MDHHS has set up a hotline at 888-535-6136 to answer health-related questions about the virus. It'll be open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. seven days a week.  Please feel free to pass this along to anyone that may need this information.

We will work together and support one another during this challenging time. We are relying on those who are charged with managing this health crisis and we will do exactly as they direct us to protect the public.  In the meantime, use universal precautions as we should always do.

Above all, Thank You everyone for you concern, commitment and compassion for the individuals we serve and the courageous work that you do each day.  As more information becomes available to us, we will continue to provide updates to you. 

Sincerely,
Leann Boylen and Linda Coffell

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STATE OF MICHIGAN Essential Child Care Services:


The State of Michigan has issued an Executive Order to provide child care for children aged birth-12 for Essential Workers in our communities in order to support essential services in response to COVID-19. Help Me Grow is serving as a common intake point for this effort for Essential Workers: health care workers, home health workers, direct care workers, emergency medical service providers, law enforcement personnel, sanitation workers, child care workers, personnel providing correctional services, postal workers, public health workers, key government employees, court personnel, and others providing critical infrastructure to Michiganders that are in need of child care during this time. Please fill out this intake www.helpmegrow-mi.org/essential as soon as possible. Please complete the intake if you are unsure if you fall under "Essential Worker". Once your intake has been completed your information will be routed to someone in your community who can help you find care. 

Additional information for parents: To ensure essential child care services are safe, all disaster relief child care centers authorized under the order must perform a health evaluation of all individual who enters the facility each time they enter, and they must deny entry to those individuals who do not meet the evaluation criteria. Additionally, all child care providers must continue following the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus.

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