Bradley Healthcare has a rich history of taking care of the residents of Bradley County unlike any other.
Since 1957, we have made the safety of our residents our number one priority. In an attempt to remain as proactive as possible and to continue to provide the highest level of healthcare and protection for those we care for, we ask that you take the time the read the following information to better prepare yourself for the COVID-19 Flu.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always 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 using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
- 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.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
For information about handwashing, see CDC’s Handwashing website
For information specific to healthcare, see CDC’s Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings
These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses.
There is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for COVID-19. People with COVID-19 should receive supportive care to help relieve symptoms. For severe cases, treatment should include care to support vital organ functions.
People who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider immediately.
During this time, I am asking that everyone do their part to control the spread of this and all other germs by practicing appropriate:
- Hand hygiene,
- Respiratory hygiene, and
- Cough etiquette.
In healthcare, we practice Universal Precautions on a daily basis and should be the first line of defense in any infection control program. Bradley Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center has two Board Certified Infection Control Preventionists on staff who are working to ensure to safety and well-being of the residents, staff, and visitors.
Posted at our entrance doors is a request to “Postpone your visit if you have any flu-like symptoms.” Flu-like symptoms may include: fever (elevated temperature), cough, sore throat, chills, muscle pain, vomiting, or diarrhea.
As much as we at Bradley Healthcare and Rehabilitation appreciate visitation by families and friends, we ask that visitation be limited during this time of year. We thank you for your cooperation in our efforts to provide for your loved ones.