Posted on February 15, 2021 by sparkrecovery
Addiction recovery in ideal circumstances can be challenging enough. Add COVID-19 into the mix, and things can start to overwhelm patients and their loved ones. At Spark To Recovery, we understand the fears and concerns of contracting this virus or potentially losing loved ones to it disease. In addition, our addiction recovery specialists are aware that some patients also face other complicated feelings, including grief, loneliness, and financial insecurity. It is understandable to feel challenged by these concerns, but they do not have to derail your original recovery plans.
At Spark To Recovery, the safety of our patients and staff members is our priority. We have decided to remain open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic so that we can continue helping individuals who are struggling with alcohol or drug addiction. In order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we have implemented stricter safety measures, which are recommended by both the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Below are several proactive actions we plan to take:
Spark To Recovery has Taken more Safety Measures during the Admissions Process
Spark To Recovery’s admissions team will be screening all patients to determine their personal travel history, potential exposure to the COVID-19 virus, exhibit symptoms of the illness, and if they were in close contact with individuals who traveled to areas of concern or were diagnosed with the virus. Spark To Recovery seeks your kind understanding that we can’t admit people to treatment if they are screened positive. Only individuals who screen negative will be eligible for admission. These patients, however, are recommended to keep in touch with their relevant physicians and healthcare providers for advice on next steps.
Spark To Recovery Steps Up to Maintain Strict Addiction Treatment Facility Hygiene
We will maintain strict, daily cleaning and disinfecting procedures. Our staff routinely cleans and disinfects frequently touched surfaces with soap, water, and disinfectant products that demonstrate efficacy against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). In addition to our staff members, we encourage all patients to wash their hands thoroughly, wear masks, and use the hand sanitizers that readily available throughout our facility. Spark To Recovery will closely monitor the health of our patients and faculty.
Spark To Recovery Stays Abreast of CDC (Center for Disease Control) Best Practices and Guidelines
Spark To Recovery has an unwavering commitment to educating all staff members and patients regarding maintaining personal safety in the midst of COVID-19. We have already started facilitating telehealth sessions with physicians to meet the medical needs of our patients without increasing physical contact. In addition, we have reduced the movement of nonessential staff from coming in and out of the facility. Along with our own COVID-19 protocols for addiction treatment, Spark To Recovery also adheres to CDC’s guidelines on preventing the spread of the virus:
- Limiting the number of on-site visitors
- Conducting telehealth sessions with patients as needed
- Limiting nonessential staff from coming in and out of our facility
- Disinfecting frequently touched surfaces and items as well as trafficked areas
- Isolating individuals or asking them to stay at home if feeling unwell
- Avoiding contact with people who may be sick
- Distancing ourselves from others as needed
- Covering both mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
- Washing hands regularly (with soap and water) and using hand sanitizers
- Avoiding touching eyes and face
- Wearing facial masks when outside
Improved Addiction Recovery Plans to Mitigate the Risks of COVID-19
All of our patients and their loved ones can enjoy peace of mind knowing that Spark To Recovery has taken every level of precaution to ensure the protection of our patients and staff members. For more information about our COVID-19 protocols and optimized substance abuse treatment programs, call us today.