As with all of our facilities, we are making great efforts to protect our AltaMed PACE participants and staff. We know PACE is an important resource for seniors with complex health needs, and their caregivers. Learn more about how we’re continuing to serve you during the COVID-19 pandemic.
What We’re Doing
We are following guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. These include:
⦁ Participants and staff wearing protective equipment
⦁ Cleaning and disinfecting high-contact areas
⦁ Reserving PACE day care centers for members who have acute needs or do not have a safe home alternative
⦁ Continuing to see those who need routine care for chronic conditions or urgent issues at our PACE medical sites. If you think you need medical attention, please contact your primary care provider, who may recommend either an office visit or a telehealth appointment.
How PACE Participants and Their Families Can Protect Their Household
Everyone at your home should avoid seeing family and friends who do not live with you. This will help protect our PACE participants and your loved ones by reducing the possibility of bringing the coronavirus into your home.
⦁ Wash your hands often and clean surfaces that are touched often, like door handles and faucets.
⦁ When you have to meet with people outside your household, maintain a distance of at least six feet. Meet outside or in a space with good ventilation.
⦁ If any of your household members have been to large gatherings (which is strongly discouraged), or have been around a lot of different people, they should isolate themselves to avoid the PACE participant while inside the home. Avoid sleeping in the same room, stay away from family members who feel sick or have been around someone sick, and don’t hug, kiss, or share food or drinks.
⦁ Wear a mask to reduce your risk of catching a coronavirus infection and spreading it to others. Anytime you leave home and are around others, wear a mask. Even if you are inside your home with people who live with you, if they have been at any social gatherings or haven’t used a mask while outside the home, you should all wear masks.
⦁ Stay flexible. Please remember that this is an evolving situation and things change rapidly. We promise to communicate regularly.
We thank PACE participants and their families for their patience. The actions we all take now can help us protect each other. And hopefully, before too long, we can safely welcome you back to our PACE centers with open arms and open hearts!
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