Letter To Our Longleaf Family:
A Message From Longleaf:
In the midst of the current Coronavirus pandemic, Longleaf wants to ensure that our patients and their families have the resources, knowledge and communication channels they need to stay safe during these times.
Prevention and safety:
Our staff is taking extra care to maintain cleanliness and reduce contact to levels recommended by the Center for Disease Control. Our staff is trained in the most current infection control procedures for your protection. We are operating with reduced staff in our offices to allow for “social distancing,” but we are fully staffed remotely to continue to support the families we serve. The CDC has provided excellent and thorough insights on how to live safely in the midst of outbreaks, which can be found HERE.
Daily COVID-19 status report:
The Georgia Department of Public Health tracks the latest coronavirus-related statistics daily for all Georgia counties. While we at Longleaf are closely intune with GDHP updates as they unfold, you can view the latest comprehensive information at any time HERE.
Our commitment is to continue to provide excellent end of life care for the families we serve. As the coronavirus continues to spread, “telehealth” visits may replace in-person visits in some cases for your safety. This includes chaplains, social workers, hospice aides and volunteers. Your nurse case manager will keep you informed. Always know that we will be available for any urgent needs. Also, while we are in the home, we ask that you “social distance” by having our staff with the patient and only the primary caregiver in the room.
During this time, our palliative care nurse practitioners will continue to provide care and are available for new admissions. For your protection and the protection of our staff, these visits may be via “telehealth” as well, unless an in-person visit is required. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have a change in condition.