Statement on Executive Order 2020-18
To whom it may concern:
In response to the Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected Executive Order issued by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey to be effective at 5:00 PM March 31, 2020 we, the leadership team at A Better Today Recovery Services (ABT), wanted to reach out to reiterate our commitment to the safety of our patients, our residents, our staff and our community.
As defined by a previous Executive Order (2020-12) the services provided by ABT are essential. The new order reinforces that essential activities and services may continue, and specifically identifies the necessity for preservation of mental health further encouraging people to improve help-seeking behavior. These are among the integral values of ABT, and we are poised to help through this crisis.
In the face of the Covid-19 crisis, ABT has already been working to reduce risk for patients and staff. We have instituted the recommendations of the CDC, including hand-washing guidelines, cough and sneeze etiquette, social distancing, and limiting groups and gatherings to 10 or fewer people whenever possible. All patient areas, surfaces, and open ABT facilities are being regularly cleaned and sanitized, and staff are working remotely whenever possible. Patients, residents, and staff are screened every day, and any prospective patients are screened prior to admission and referred for medical services if needed.
We are also working diligently to enhance a service platform that preserves the exemplary service for which ABT is known, while continuing to limit the size of gatherings and minimize direct human interaction. We are doing this by expanding our already robust service offerings using telemedicine. The Governor of Arizona, through Executive Order, has encouraged the expansion of telemedicine services during this crisis where possible, and starting this week we will be able to offer nearly all of our current services via telemedicine.
We at A Better Today Recovery Services are committed to our patients, residents, prospective patients, our staff, and our community in keeping everyone safe through this pandemic. We appreciate the opportunity to examine and improve our services, and to be a better, stronger family once this is over.
The Leadership Team at A Better Today Recovery Services