Cornerstone LifeCare Clinician
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CONCIERGE COVID CARE EVALUATION AND IN-HOME
– CHOICE OF PCR OR RAPID ANTIGEN –
Cornerstone LifeCare Clinician Evaluation
◙ In-Home (Fee-Based)
◙ Teleconference Overview (Phone or Zoom) (No Charge)
A special offer within our CONCIERGE COVID CARE program is an initial IN-HOME EVALUATION and COVID-19 TEST by a Cornerstone LifeCare Clinician.
You will receive the results of the test either during or shortly after the visit and, depending on the outcome along with the overall evaluation, be given the opportunity to discuss and develop follow-up steps to address any needs.
The Cornerstone LifeCare Clinician can also point you to and help manage the services available through our Network of Partners and Resources.
COVID-19 TEST POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE —
STRATEGIES AND STEPS
◙ Review Steps and Strategies with Cornerstone LifeCare Clinician
◙ Immediate Care
– Seek Medical Advice from Physician (Mobile/In-Office)
– Possible Transition to Medical Facility
– In-Home Care by Qualified Healthcare Worker(s)
▪ Medical, Companionship, and Other
◙ In-Home Review and Recommendations
– COVID-19 Protocol, Precautions, and Practices
– Aging in Place Modifications and Remodeling
◙ Develop On-Going Care Plan for Recovery Period
◙ Living Environment Options
– Possible Move to Appropriate Senior Living Community that Has Short-Term Stays for COVID-19 Related Clients with Needs that are Not Suitably Serviced in the Home.
If Client Tests Negative for COVID-19 or is Non-Symptomatic there May Still be Client and Family Needs that Will Warrant Case Management or Delivery of Specific Services With or Without the Assistance of a Cornerstone LifeCare Consultant.
CHOICE OF PCR OR RAPID ANTIGEN IN-HOME COVID-19 TEST
PCR COVID-19 TEST
A PCR test for COVID-19 is a test used to diagnose people who are currently infected with SARS-CoV-2, which is the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The PCR test is the “gold standard” test for diagnosing COVID-19 because it’s the most accurate and reliable test.
Sample collection is done using a swab to collect respiratory material found in your nose. After collection, the swab is sealed in a tube and then sent to a laboratory.
When a laboratory technologist receives the sample, they perform a process called extraction, which isolates genetic material from the sample including genetic material from any virus that may be present. Results typically are available
in 24 to 48 hours.
RAPID ANTIGEN COVID-19 TEST
RAPID ANTIGEN test results are available in about 15 minutes versus the molecular PCR tests, which take one to two days for laboratory processing. PCR tests can detect lower levels of replicating virus, but antigen tests are intended to be accurate at detecting virus when a person is actively sick and most likely contagious.
Some RAPID ANTIGEN tests may be subject to false positive results – especially if there is not a lot of active virus in a specific community or if they are performed incorrectly. Proponents of RAPID ANTIGEN tests point out the benefit of more people being able to identify when they are most contagious so they know to immediately isolate and not pass on the virus. Confirmation PCR testing is still encouraged at times.
CORE CONCIERGE COVID PARTNERS & RESOURCES
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