Covid-19 Statement

What Sage is doing and what you can do to prevent exposure to COVID-19.

Sage Statement on COVID-19

What we are doing to protect our employees, patients, and their families.


Sage Hospice and Sage Primary & Palliative Care continue to deliver the most personalized hospice services where care is needed, whether in the home or a health care community. Our team is taking proactive measures to reduce and prevent exposure to COVID-19. We are committed to protecting patients and residents of health care communities from the spread of infectious diseases. We are accepting new patients, providing quality, patient-focused services, and, as always, are here to support our community.


We continue to monitor any changes in guidelines issued by the CDC, The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NPCO), and

local public health authorities.


Practicing high infection prevention and control standards have always been a priority for Sage Hospice and Sage Primary & Palliative

Care. We are dedicated to the health and well-being of our patients and staff and want to share the precautions we are taking.


Our team has developed a “social distancing plan” to reduce person-to-person contact, including adding barriers where needed to limit close contact, postponing our monthly bereavement support groups and limiting personnel and visitors to our administrative offices. Additionally, many direct-care team members will work remotely from home when not providing care. Finally, we have implemented additional precautions to safeguard both employees and patients by taking employee temperatures each morning and again before entering any skilled nursing or assisted living communities.

Furthermore, employees are screened each day with the following questions:

  • Have you completed international travel within the last 14 days to countries with sustained community transmission?
  • Do you have signs or symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as fever, cough, and sore throat?
  • In the last 14 days, have you had contact with someone with or under investigation for COVID-19 or are ill with respiratory illness?
  • Please take your temperature. Is it above 100.4 (under age 65) or 99.5 (65 and older)?
  • Have you visited a physician in last 7 days due to not feeling well?

Some helpful reminders for all of us:

  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly, and consistently before eating or drinking. Wash for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, and use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to kill germs.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth, and face with unwashed hands.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue. If you use a tissue, dispose of it in the trash immediately.
  • If you have cold and flu symptoms or are not feeling well, please stay home.
  • Wear a face mask in public if you are unable to maintain social distance.

updated November 15, 2021

Symptoms

COVID-19 affects different people in different ways.


COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Infected people have had a wide range of symptoms reported – from mild symptoms to severe illness.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone

Prevention

Ways to prevent illness from COVID-19.


The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Learn how COVID-19 spreads and practice these actions to help prevent the spread of this illness.

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wear a mask to protect yourself and others and stop the spread of COVID-19.
  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others who don’t live with you.
  • Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces. The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19.
  • Get a COVID-19 vaccine when it’s available to you.
  • Clean your hands often, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean frequently touched objects and surfaces daily. If someone is sick or has tested positive for COVID-19, disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
  • Monitor your health daily.

Treatments

Self Care and Medical Treatments


Self Care – If you have possible or confirmed COVID-19:

  • Stay home except to get medical care.
  • Monitor your symptoms carefully. If your symptoms get worse, call your healthcare provider immediately.
  • Get rest and stay hydrated. Take over-the-counter medicines, such as acetaminophen, to help you feel better.
  • If you have a medical appointment, notify your healthcare provider ahead of time that you have or may have COVID-19.
  • Stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home.
  • If possible, use a separate bathroom.
  • If you must be around others, wear a mask.

Treatments used for COVID-19 should be prescribed by your healthcare provider. People have been seriously harmed and even died after taking products not approved for COVID-19, even products approved or prescribed for other uses. Your healthcare provider will decide on what approach to take for your treatment.

Medical Treatments – Your healthcare provider also may recommend the following to relieve symptoms and support your body’s natural defenses.

  • Taking medications, like acetaminophen or ibuprofen, to reduce fever.
  • Drinking water or receiving intravenous fluids to stay hydrated.
  • Getting plenty of rest to help the body fight the virus.

If someone is showing emergency warning signs, get medical care immediately.

Emergency warning signs include:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

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