In her April 23rd briefing, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry addressed COVID-19 safety for Home Support clients and workers. 

Dr. Henry described the preventative measures workers are taking, such as hand washing and using Personal Protective Equipment like masks and gloves, to keep clients safe. She also discussed how Home Support is a more controlled environment, and therefore safer, than long-term care facilities. 

To watch Dr. Henry's briefing about Home Support, click on this YouTube link and start at minute 31:30. 

At GVCSS, we are very proud that to date we have had no occurrences of COVID19 amongst our active employees, and the virus has not been transmitted between our Community Health Workers and our clients. You can read more about the success of our COVID-19 response here: https://bccare.ca/2020/04/home-healths-fight-against-covid-19-a-success-story-so-far/

Our Home Care services are safe and accredited. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you or a loved one stay independent and safe at home, please read about our Private Home Care Services or contact us today. 

 

Related Links:

GVCSS Private Home Care Services

COVID-19 Community Resources 

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