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Re opening

  1. 1. RE-OPENING OF THE FOGARTY CENTER COVID – 19
  2. 2. •AS WE BEGIN THE PROCESS OF RE-OPENING SERVICES AT THE FOGARTY CENTER, WE NEED TO BE MINDFUL THAT COVID-19 IS ACTIVE. WE MUST CONTINUE TO ADHERE TO ALL RECOMMENDATIONS FROM CENTERS OF DISEASE CONTROL (CDC), DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (DOH), AND GOVERNING BODIES OF THE STATE. •IN ORDER TO PROVIDE SERVICES THAT MEET THE NEEDS OF THE INDIVIDUALS WE SUPPORT THE FOLLOWING PACKET HAS BEEN DEVELOPED TO ASSIST WITH BASIC INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES. •AS NEW INFORMATION IS RECEIVED, IT WILL BE FORWARDED TO THE APPROPRIATE PERSONNEL TO DISTRIBUTE. •ALL FOGARTY EMPLOYEES WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR FACE MASKS, WHILE WORKING, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. IF A PARTICIPANT IS WILLING AND ABLE TO WEAR A FACE MASK, S/HE SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED TO DO SO. HAND WASHING WILL OCCUR FREQUENTLY, AND SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE MAINTAINED. •ALL GROUP HOMES AND DAY SITES WILL CONTINUE TO TAKE TEMPERATURES BEFORE ENTERING AND EVERY FOUR HOURS THEREAFTER. DISINFECTING OF COMMON AREAS WILL BE COMPLETED EVERY FOUR HOURS. •NON-24 AND CHILDREN SERVICES WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW GUIDELINES THAT HAVE BEEN IN PLACE. MODIFICATIONS MAYBE MADE TO ENSURE SAFETY TO THE EMPLOYEES, PARTICIPANTS AND CHILDREN. FOGARTY CENTER – THE NEW NORMAL
  3. 3. PHASE ONE  RESIDENTIAL  NON-24  DAY SERVICES  COMMUNITY SUPPORTS  CHILDREN SERVICES  SELF-DIRECTED
  4. 4. PHASE ONE GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES  Gatherings of no more than 10 people  65+ with underlying heath concerns will be encouraged to stay home Masks Hand Washing Social Distancing  Some parks will open  PCPs will open  Dentists will open with limitations  Elective Surgeries will be scheduled
  5. 5. PHASE ONE – RESIDENTIAL AND NON-24 o RESIDENTIAL AND NON-24 ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS WILL CONTACT OTHER AGENCIES THAT PROVIDE SERVICES TO OUR PARTICIPANTS TO OBTAIN THEIR RE-OPENING PLANS. PLANS WILL BE REVIEWED WITH THE DIRECTOR OF NURSING FOR APPROVAL AND IF POSSIBLE IMPLEMENTED. o RESIDENTIAL AND NON-24 ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS WILL SUBMIT TO FINANCE A PLAN FOR THE PARTICIPANTS THAT WILL NOT BE RETURNING TO EITHER AN AGENCY DAY SITE AND/OR OTHER PROVIDER. o RESIDENTIAL ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS WILL COORDINATE WITH KIE FOR THE TRANSFER OR STAY IN CURRENT PLACEMENT OF DAY SITE EMPLOYEES, o ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN SERVICES WILL COORDINATE SERVICES FOR THE CHILDREN THAT WERE NOT PREVIOUSLY RECEIVING AND/OR HAVE BEEN MODIFIED. o THE AGENCY WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THE GOVERNOR’S ORDER ON VISITATION IN CONGREGATE SETTINGS. o THE AGENCY WILL FOLLOW THE GOVERNOR’S ORDER FOR SIZE OF GATHERING. ALL CHANGES IN EMPLOYEES’ STATUS WILL BE EMAILED TO MICHELLE BACON. PERSON ACTION FORMS WILL BE COMPLETED BY THE HR/PAYROLL DEPARTMENT FOR THESE CHANGES
  6. 6. PHASE ONE - DAY AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES • SEVERAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICES HAVE CONTINUED THROUGHOUT THE PANDEMIC, • ALL PARTICIPANTS THAT RESIDES IN AGENCY OPERATED HOMES WILL CONTINUE TO RECEIVE DAY SUPPORTS AT HOME, • ALL OTHER DAY SITES WILL CONTINUE WITH INDIVIDUALIZED AND REMOTE SUPPORTS WITH AN EMPHASIZE ON FULL PARTICIPATION, • SOUTH COUNTY, 220 AND PICILLIO DAY PROGRAMS WILL HAVE A STAGGERED FORMAT UNTIL OPERATIONAL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GOVERNOR’S PHASES OF RE-OPENING, • CASE MANAGEMENT WILL CONTINUE TO BE OPERATIONAL.
  7. 7. CHILDREN SERVICES CHILDREN SERVICES HAS CONTINUED TO OPERATE DURING THE PANDEMIC WITH MODIFICATION TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THE CHILDREN, EMPLOYEES, COORDINATORS AND CLINICIANS. ALL DIRECT SERVICES WORKERS, CLINICIANS AND/OR COORDINATORS ARE MANDATED TO WEAR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) AT ALL TIME. FAMILIES ARE REQUESTED TO WEAR FACE MASK WHEN THESE INDIVIDUALS ARE IN THEIR HOMES. BELOW IS A BRIEF SYNOPSIS OF THE SERVICES PROVIDED: EOS PROGRAM: CLINICIAN CONTINUES TO MEET WITH THE CHILD AND FAMILY AS INDICATED. SERVICES ARE PROVIDED BOTH IN HOME AND VIA TELEHEALTH. HBTS PROGRAM: DIRECT SERVICE WORKERS CONTINUE TO PROVIDE SERVICES IN THE CHILD’S HOME. LIMITED TELEHEALTH SERVICES WITH PRIOR APPROVAL FROM THE CLINICAL DIRECTOR. FAMILY SERVICE COORDINATOR ARE PROVIDED VIA TELEHEALTH. DEPENDING UPON CLINICAL NEED, SERVICES ARE PROVIDED EITHER IN-HOUSE OR VIA TELEHEALTH. OT, PT AND SLP SERVICES OCCUR AS INDICATED VIA TELEHEALTH. PASS PROGRAM: DIRECT SERVICE WORKERS ARE PROVIDING IN-HOME SERVICES. A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF SERVICES ARE PROVIDED VIS TELEHEALTH WHICH HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE CLINICAL DIRECTOR PRIOR TO USE. FAMILY SERVICE COORDINATORS HAVE BEEN PROVIDING SERVICES AS INDICATED VIA TELEHEALTH. CLINICIANS HAVE BEEN PROVIDING SERVICES VIA TELEHEALTH AS INDICATED FOR THE CHILD. RESPITE PROGRAM: DIRECT SERVICE WORKERS ARE PROVIDING RESPITE SERVICES IN THE HOME OF THE CHILD.
  8. 8. SELF-DIRECTED SERVICES - OPTIONS THE FOLLOWING LINKS WILL ASSIST YOU WITH OBTAINING INFORMATION PERTAINING TO COVID-19: •HTTPS://WWW.REOPENINGRI.COM •HTTPS://HEALTH.RI.GOV •HTTP://WWW.DLT.STATE.RI.US •HTTPS://WWW.CDC.GOV •HTTPS://BHDDH.RI.GOV •HHTTP://WWW.RIC.EDU/SHERLOCKCENTER/TTP: //WWW.RIC.EDU/SHERLOCKCENTER/HTTPS://W WW.REOPENINGRI.COM/ MOTHERS, FATHERS, AND/OR LEGAL GUARDIANS CAN BECOME EMPLOYEES UNTIL BHDDH DECIDES OTHERWISE. THERE IS EXPEDIATED HIRING PRACTICES IN PLACE. THE FOGARTY CENTER WILL CONTINUE TO PROCESS NEW REFERRALS THROUGH TELEPHONE, COMPUTER AND/OR MAIL. NO IN PERSON CONTACT
  9. 9. PHASE TWO GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES  Gatherings of no more than15 People  More Retail, Restaurant and close contact Businesses may open  More parks and beaches opening Face Masks Hand Washing Social Distancing  65+ with underlying health concerns may go back to work and out for food/medicine
  10. 10. A NOTE FROM DAVID C. REISS, CEO AS WE CONTINUE TO NAVIGATE THROUGH THESE UNCHARTED WATERS, I CANNOT EXPRESS HOW GRATEFUL I AM FOR THE CONTINUING SUPPORT AND DEDICATION OF THE DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL, NURSING, ADMINISTRATION, SUPPORT STAFF, BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND THE RESILIENCY OF THE PEOPLE WE SUPPORT AT THE FOGARTY CENTER. THROUGH THIS CRISIS, WE HAVE BECOME A STRONGER AGENCY. “ALONE WE CAN DO SO LITTLE; TOGETHER WE CAN DO SO MUCH”

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