Coronavirus Resources for Home Care & Hospice

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At the National Association for Home Care & Hospice we are concerned about COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus, and how it will impact our members and their patients. Since much is still unknown, we have developed this page to serve as a resource to our members and visitors from the home health and hospice community. This page will continue to be updated as more information is made available.

Frequently Asked Questions

Info for Patients & Family Caregivers

NAHC & PARTNER RESOURCES

COVID-19 Screening and Testing Tools Provided by a Health System

EXTERNAL RESOURCES

CDC Guidance

CMS Guidance

WHO Guidance

OSHA Guidance

Additional Resources

INTERACTIVE TOOLS

WEBINARS & VIRTUAL EVENTS

PAST WEBINARS

ARTICLES

HEALTH PROTOCOLS

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The CDC recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask (facemasks are only needed for those who show symptoms of coronavirus).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.