As the Coronavirus outbreak continues, we want our community to know the CareFinders organization is committed to providing the highest quality care for our clients, while protecting the health and safety of patients, family members, and employees.
Our Coronavirus Task Force is working tirelessly to keep our employees, their families and our clients safe and informed. We have established new COVID19 procedures and safety protocols and are educating our staff on a continuous basis as information changes and new updates become available. Our Director of Nursing and Clinical staff are working round the clock to ensure that our caregivers and field clinicians have the information and materials they need to safely care for our clients while taking effective care of themselves. We are educating all of our employees to recognize symptoms, identify risk factors, and integrate specific tips and techniques for minimizing the potential spread of infection. We are also asking any of our employees who may feel sick to remain home and avoid interaction with other individuals.
June 17, 2020
Good Afternoon, CareFinders Family,
As we move towards the Summer of 2020, it’s definitely going to be hard to forget the Winter and Spring we just came through. The good news is that new COVID cases are down across the three States we serve and many of our Patients and Caregivers are coming back from self-imposed interruptions. We welcome all back to our CareFinders family with open arms and warm hearts. We recognize that it has been a difficult time for many, and hope the positive spirit of our community provides comfort and connection as they begin to ease their way back. We also acknowledge that it is encouraging to see local businesses, restaurants and other services beginning to re-open. However, as essential service providers, we need to continue to remind everyone to please “Be Careful and continue to be Safe!” because we all want to enjoy our Summer and avoid the potential of a 2nd Wave!
The COVID pandemic has certainly forced a lot of change and re-thinking. There’s a whole new appreciation for the importance of high-quality, home-based care and for the Companies who can provide it. Remember, while most other businesses were shutting down, CareFinders moved our operations out of our Branch offices and continued to provide care for our Patients in their homes across Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Our compassionate care has helped thousands of our patients stay safe in their homes and avoid having to return to the hospital and/or move to a long-term care facility. We have developed new Clinical and PPE protocols which kept both our Patients and Caregivers safe and we are now even providing care for CV-positive Patients in all three states. Change itself can be difficult, but change at lighting speed is truly challenging and I want to thank all of you for embracing our many new ideas and solutions and for your continued dedication and commitment over these past several months. The times called for a new CareFinders and we have responded.
Like it or not, we have all learned a lot from managing our way through the Coronavirus outbreak. And like most organizations, CareFinders is operating very differently nowadays and will continue to do so in the future. For example, it’s clear that PPE protocols and some form of remote working are here to stay. So, like many Companies, we are taking this opportunity to assess our current work processes and locations to determine what the new CareFinders could / should / will look like going forward. Our plan is work with our Branch and our Corporate Team Leaders, review all of the feedback we are receiving from them and then distill it into a go-forward plan that we can start to review in early July.
As we head towards Summer and towards the new CareFinders, it’s important to keep in mind that our spirit and our dedication is strong. We have helped our Communities make it through some of the toughest parts of the Coronavirus outbreak here in the Northeast. We are the Essential Workers that are being recognized now across the Country. We are CareFinders and we’re still going strong. Let’s continue to stay focused on doing what’s right for our patients, our caregivers, our clinicians, our employees, and for all of our families. Let’s remember those who have passed and send well-wishes to those recovering from this illness. And let’s take a moment to recognize each other and appreciate what we have achieved by working together. I received the following email from one of our teammates yesterday and I think it captures the spirit of total care:
“I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you. I am very thankful to be able to work from home during the pandemic. Just knowing that I can still support my family and not take a financial loss brings me such peace of mind. I appreciate everything CareFinders does for their employees. I am truly blessed to be a part of such a great team. I am proud to be a part of such a strong company with the same values I believe in. So, thank you! Didn't want another day to go by without letting you all know!”
Thanks and please stay healthy!
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