COVID-19 Firm Update
Operations at Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law are Now Virtual
Updated: March 30, 2020
Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law has been closely following news about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and planning for the unknown – just as we do for all of our clients on a daily basis.
We are fully operational utilizing virtual software to continue to provide the service you have come to know and trust for both existing and future clients.
During this time, we are requiring all appointments to be made by video or phone conference. We are ready to assist you with scheduling your preferred virtual format. Please know both options are user-friendly.
As part of our business continuity plan, every employee has been setup and directed to a “work from home status” until further notice. This arrangement was fully implemented on March 23, 2020. All employees can work productively from a remote location – laptops are standard issue, and completely safe. We are operating under a secure program to ensure all information is protected which has ALWAYS been our practice. Therefore, it made it easy to move in the direction that was required. We have utilized video conference technology for the last couple of years. We are encouraging employees to leverage this technology for all client meetings and prospective client meetings.
We are instructing employees who might be showing symptoms or have been exposed, to follow CDC guidelines and self-quarantine for 14 days, although we have no reports of that necessity.
We have made the decision to suspend face to face meetings and travel.
We know many of you are reasonably concerned about your elder loved ones in residential care facilities. We will continue to advocate for our clients with care providers and facilities. However, all face to face visits have been stopped due to current visitor restrictions. We encourage concerned family members to reach out to their Care Coordinator to discuss contingency plans in case community programs or caregiver services are cancelled.
In this time, we want to reassure you that we remain committed to helping our families and clients. Stay safe and follow the CDC’s recommendations: wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds; avoid physical contact such as shaking hands; avoid touching your face; and whenever possible, keep about six feet of distance from others to avoid spreading germs. Our team is taking the same precautions.
We will get through this together.