Update on what we are doing to prevent the spread of COVID- 19
We have been struggling like every other company in our industry to come up with a common sense strategy to prevent the spread of this deadly virus.
What are we doing as a company?
We are sending staff to care for our clients and providing them with enough work so that they do not have to work another job to work enough hours to survive. Regular staff means that no other people will be introduced to care for these clients and that staff are not working elsewhere where they might come in contact with the virus.
Our facility contacts need to be aware of the same precautions. Part time staff are working elsewhere to make a living. This is a huge risk.
At this time we cannot provide occasional shift work.
We are trying to provide continuity and one-off shifts are no longer doable.
Our goal is to dedicate staff to facilities, and of course, to enable us to do this we must be guaranteed full time hours for our staff.
Our rates have to increase during the course of the Pandemic.
Due to staff shortages, staff are not will willing to risk their lives for the same rate of pay. Sounds dramatic, but this is a fact. This is the law of supply and demand.
Providing living quarters makes sense. The movement of people and interactions with others is how this disease spreads.
The less movement the better. Seeing as hotels and RV rentals are down, check with local companies to see if they will provide accommodation for staff. Those that are able to work with this type of arrangement will.
We are trying to think out of the box to make our services work for everyone. There is no simple solution, but we are here to help.
We are in this together.