The manual was deveped primarily to aid persons caring for afflicted family members and others unable to receive care at a medical facility because of surge.
“During a pandemic, in order to deal with surge, we would need residents to take care of sick people,” said Rachel Abbey, a program specialist at the county’s Advanced Practice Center (APC) for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response. Abbey developed the toolkit with colleague Betsy Burroughs, also with APC, based on suggestions from other public health officials who stress the necessity for home care guidelines.
“If you were bereft of information, you could turn to this” guide, Burroughs said.
The guide can be downloaded here.