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May 1, 2020
 

Greetings,

As I finally pause for a breath during this extremely challenging time, I would like to take a moment to thank the TEAM here at Argentium Home Care and Argentium Senior Connections for their commitment towards making our programs an option for care during such tumultuous times.  Never in our forty-year-plus history, as one of the only nonprofit providers of home care in Chicago and the North Shore, have we ever experienced anything close to what we, and the world for that matter, are contending with today. 

THANK YOU to those who continue to utilize our programs and who have been so gracious and patient with us as we call and perform our repetitive exposure screenings. Early detection of fever and respiratory symptoms, as is social distancing, are paramount in the fight against COVID-19!

Argentium Home Care continues to be considered an essential service. Hence, we continue to provide care to existing and new clients, daily. Moreover, in case they are asked and to prevent service interruptions, we have provided a letter to our caregivers verifying that they work for Argentium Home Care as essential workers and that their travel is necessary.

In Closing
A few additional measures we continue to take towards the health and safety of both those we serve and those we employ include:

  1. Communicating regularly with caregivers and clients, asking them about their health, their current temperature and if any symptoms have developed.  
  2. Delivery of PPE such as masks, gloves and face shields to our caregivers.
  3. Additional pay to recognize the tireless dedication and strength to those giving care in COVID-19 positive environments.
  4. Working remotely to limit exposure yet striving to work and respond efficiently to offer care.
  5. Providing staff with resources to call for Q&A about COVID-19, where to get tested and where to find mental health resources.
  6. Daily messages to staff on various topics, including handwashing, tips for traveling safely, proper use of PPE, etc.
  7. Working with our parent, Chicago Methodist Senior Services, along with other providers to keep abreast of the flourish of updates and guidance from the  Illinois Dept. of Public Health, the Chicago Dept. of Public Health and other agencies pertaining to COVID-19.  
  8. Weekly phone calls to participants by Senior Connections’ staff and volunteers, in place of weekly in-person visits.
  9.  A special delivery of donated meals, by Senior Connections to its participants, thanks to the generosity of NaKorn Restaurant in Evanston.
  10. From our home to your home, we ask you to please take heed of the guidance to stay in, keep your social distance, wash your hands often, and call your doctor at the earliest sign of fever or respiratory symptoms like cough, sore throat or shortness of breath. Safety is the responsibility of us all, as is respecting all!

Please don't hesitate to call us at 847-864-7274 if you have any questions or concerns.  

Be well!

Tricia Mullin, M.S.G, LSW
Argentium Care

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