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HEALTH ALERT: Important Coronavirus Update

HEALTH ALERT: Important Coronavirus Update

HEALTH ALERT

Important Coronavirus Update

As of April 27, Bluebonnet Medical Rehabilitation Outpatient Clinic will re-open in a limited capacity. Patients (existing and new) can come to the clinic for therapy, if they meet the criteria below. If patients do not meet the criteria and are existing patients, we will continue to offer them telehealth services.

In an effort to ensure you and your patients continue working toward their rehabilitation goals, we will be offering telehealth visits with our physical, occupational, and speech therapists to existing patients. If you or your patient are interested in this service, please call 512-462-6791. All wound care patients will need to have physician’s approval prior to the use of telemedicine, otherwise they will need to be seen in-person in the clinic. We will not be able to accept any new patients for telehealth until after the stay-at-home order is lifted.

As leaders in healthcare, we are making every effort to avoid inciting unnecessary panic or anxiety among our clients and families, and we are taking every measure to protect them – along with our employees – during this dynamic situation. We are closely monitoring information provided by key government, regulatory and local entities. If you develop a fever or cough or have difficulty breathing, or have had close contact with someone who has had a presumptive positive or confirmed COVID-19 test result, please seek medical attention. For more information regarding the coronavirus, learn more from the CDC website.

Facility Services and Programs

  • Our facility is fully operational. We are monitoring for symptoms in patients and staff. We are taking proactive steps to keep our patients and team members safe while serving the needs of our community. We are actively monitoring and responding to all recommendations made by the CDC and our local regulatory and health authorities.
  • Community education programs may be cancelled/postponed; please see event details and follow us on Facebook for updates.
  • We have implemented additional training for all employees on handwashing and hand sanitization, and strict employee and client compliance with washing/sanitizing hands thoroughly and often.
  • We have increased the frequency of the required cleaning and sanitization of our facility, including intake rooms, surfaces and common areas.
  • Patients will be permitted to physically come to the Outpatient Clinic if they meet the following criteria:
    • Therapy is essential because the patient is at risk for functionally declining without it. AND/OR
    • Without therapy, the patient would be at higher risk for hospitalization or increased physician visits; some diagnoses, may include: aspiration pneumonia, vertigo, falls. AND
    • The patient is NOT in a higher risk category for severe illness with COVID-19. Please reference the CDC as a guide for the list of those severe illnesses.

We are Accepting Donations!

Our staff of healthcare providers is currently equipped to keep patients and our workers safe. However, it is expected that over the next few weeks, we will experience a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). If you are interested in providing items (donated or hand-made) to our Facility, kindly follow the user-friendly instructions here. We thank you for your generosity and your time.

Limited Visitation — New Temporary Policy

The following is in effect until further notice:

Inpatient:

All in-person visitation has been suspended (with limited critical exceptions). We strongly encourage the use of electronic methods to stay connected with loved ones including telemedicine, zoom, and extended phone time.

Outpatient:

Visitors are not permitted in the Outpatient Clinic, unless a caregiver has to be with the patient for assistance and/or training with the therapist.

Everyone entering the Outpatient Clinic will be screened, which will include a temperature check and completion of a screening questionnaire.

Now Offering Inpatient Telehealth Virtual Visits with Zoom Video Calls

Due to recent no visitation restrictions enacted for the safety of our staff and patients, as a response to COVID-19, Texas NeuroRehab Center wants to assure you and your family that you are able to visit virtually with Zoom video calls.

Our Case Management Team will walk you and your family members through this process at admission. Please reach out to any staff for more information, if you are a current patient or family member or a potential patient or family member, or call us at 512-444-4835 today.

Prevention

The CDC recommends individuals and families follow everyday preventive measures:

  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; especially after using the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60–95% alcohol.
  • Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.
  • Stay home when you are sick with respiratory disease symptoms.

Thank you for your cooperation and for being an advocate for the health of your loved ones and all patients in our care.