We at Able Home Health Care, LLC continue to take several steps to help confront the threat posed by Coronavirus - COVID-19. We are following the recommendations of the CDC – Center for Disease Control, and NCDHHS – North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
Please review the following links to these agencies for full guidance.
We will remain open in order to serve our clients and employees till further notice; we ask that visits to our offices be by appointment only. We are encouraging everyone who needs to meet in person, to please use conference calls and web-based meeting platforms available in order to handle important business matters. Additional steps we are taking in our offices include screening employees and clients with pre-visit telephone calls and screening at the front desk. Hand sanitizer is provided upon entry to the office and at the front desk. No staff is permitted to come to work or visit clients who have any symptoms. All offices are kept clean, and staff will wash hands between all visits and contact.
What are coronaviruses?
Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that can cause illness in animals and humans. Some coronaviruses commonly circulate in the United States and usually cause upper respiratory symptoms such as cough or runny nose, although some can cause more serious illness. The 2019 novel (new) coronavirus causes the illness coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
What is COVID-19?
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a disease that was identified in Wuhan, China, and is now being spread throughout the world. People are encouraged to take common sense precautions to prevent the spread of all infectious diseases, including COVID-19.
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds at a time.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
- Do not reuse tissue after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched.
How does COVID-19 spread?
Coronaviruses like COVID-19 are most often spread through the air by coughing or sneezing, through close personal contact (including touching and shaking hands) or through touching your nose, mouth or eyes before washing your hands. Learn more from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about how COVID-19 spreads and how to protect yourself and your community from getting and spreading respiratory illnesses.
Exposure and symptoms
Symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough and shortness of breath. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop symptoms, you may need to seek medical attention. Call your local health department for further guidance. Before going to a health care provider, clinic, hospital or emergency room, call ahead to describe your symptoms and how you may have been exposed to the virus. In the event of an emergency call 9-1-1.
Halifax County Health Department (252) 583-5021
Nash County Health Department (252) 459-9819
North Hampton County Health Department (252) 534-5841
Able Home Health Care and its entire staff have been caring for its clients and have followed "Universal Precautions and General Infection Control Procedures" and "General Infection Control Procedures" at all times set forth by CDC for over 20 years. We also provide our staff with the necessary tools to keep you and themselves safe.
We are closely monitoring the situation daily and will close for non-essential office visits should our community experience a surge in COVID-19 cases.Once again, please rest assured we are doing everything to limit your exposure, as well as our staff. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call.