In early 2020, the World Health Organization identified SARS-CoV-2 as a new type of coronavirus. COVID-19 is a disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 that can trigger what doctors call a respiratory tract infection. It can affect your upper respiratory tract (sinuses, nose, and throat) or lower respiratory tract (windpipe and lungs). It spreads the same way other coronaviruses do, mainly through person-to-person contact. Infections range from mild to deadly.
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As the Covid-19 pandemic continues in India, we have undertaken changes in terms of policies and operations, to ensure that our residents, team and communities are safe and healthy.
The Epoch team has developed Covid-19 specific policies based on Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. The policies and protocols cover disinfection & sanitization, meals, testing, staff tagging, and Covid -19 related supplies- including medicines, surgical masks and PPE kits. We have modified the guidelines, in these ever evolving times. The staff are briefed about the Covid-19 protocols regularly. During the various waves of Covid in India, the staff outings and family visits had been monitored & regulated, and all relevant precautions were taken. Overall, disinfection and sanitization measures continue to be in place in the facilities. Our residents have received the precautionary vaccine dose. Focus on vaccinating staff, especially new joinees continues. In addition, RTPCR tests are organized on a regular basis to ensure the safety of residents & staff.
At Epoch Elder Care, we understand the practicality of managing and living in this Covid-19 world. Over more than two years now, we have learnt a lot first-hand on how to manage this corona virus, and evolved in our learnings and experience with Covid-19. Though Covid-19 has disrupted the routine of the elderly, as we move ahead, our aim is to try and keep the day-to-day lives of our residents and team as normal as possible, with recurrent indoor & at times, outdoor activities & celebrations. We are also keeping our spirits high and motivated, especially for all our nurses, care attendants as well as all non-care staff who continue to working endlessly and selflessly to protect our residents.
As the Covid-19 situation progresses in India, Epoch will continue to adapt to the changing situation. Our homes are open for viewing & new move-ins. Viewings are subject to prior appointments with our On-Boarding & Customer Relations Manager, Aditi Jain
Caring for the elderly is always challenging, and due to the coronavirus Covid-19, it can be even more stressful and confusing; given the unknowns and the ever-changing situation.
At Epoch Elder Care, we have in-depth insights and experience in managing the elders. We have developed the ‘Epoch Pandemic Series’, with an aim to offer practical suggestions, on the management of Covid-19 for the elderly including those with dementia. This series can be a ready-reckoner guide for the caregivers, and senior care homes. This compilation of 2 e-booklets includes suggestions on the physical and mental health of both the elderly and the caregiver.
Basic information & contacts
Phone numbers (India)
Covid-19 tracker & vaccination
Important know-hows & know-whats
Learn more- Covid-19: elderly & dementia