WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORONAVIRUS
We remain your partner in care.
As the coronavirus continues to impact our communities, we stand ready to serve those who need behavioral health care. Our team members are screened daily prior to caring for patients or working in any capacity within the hospital. As we navigate the coronavirus pandemic together, behavioral health plays an essential role. Uncertainty can leave even the most mentally and physically fit among us anxious and depressed. Now is a critical time in which mental health treatment can be most useful. Oceans can help. Call today or learn more about our convenient telehealth options.
What is Oceans Behavioral Hospital doing?
Oceans Behavioral Hospitals remain committed to meeting the needs of our patients and others seeking treatment. As one of the largest providers of behavioral health services for older adults and seniors, our highly trained clinical teams have decades of combined experience treating and supporting some of the most at-risk individuals.
Oceans demonstrates industry-leading performance on national quality and safety measures as determined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and The Joint Commission, and is a market-leader in quality outcomes with a patient perception of care rating in the 95th percentile.
As the coronavirus outbreak continues, Oceans continually works to ensure patients and staff are safe.
- Our internal task force directs and coordinates infection prevention activities and prepares for any needed emergency response.
- We are in regular contact with local, state and national agencies; and receiving ongoing guidance and policy updates.
- We have implemented the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for screening, testing and infection control.
- We continue to restrict in-person visitation.
- We continue disinfecting high-touch surfaces frequently.
- We are asking staff to remain at home if they are exhibiting symptoms of a respiratory illness.
- We are providing patients, employees and family or loved ones with educational materials emphasizing prevention methods like handwashing and cough/sneeze etiquette.
- We have expanded our telehealth options to ensure uninterruped access to behavioral health care.
We value the trust placed in us as a health care provider and will continue to take every possible step to ensure the health and safety of those in our care.
Common Prevention Methods
The best way to prevent illness is to follow CDC individual prevention guidelines:
- Practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet apart (or two arms’ lengths) from people who don’t live in your home, both indoors and outdoors.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Wear a cloth face covering.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw it away immediately.
- Clean and disinfect touched objects and surfaces frequently using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; or if your hands are visibly dirty. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Monitor your own health by being alert for the symptoms of COVID-19: fever, cough, shortness of breath, and others. Take your temperature if you develop symptoms.
- Find out more about how to prevent COVID-19 and stay healthy here.