Stellar ABA’s commitment to the safety and well-being of our families has never been greater than it is today. In the midst of this unprecedented pandemic, we want to share the steps we have taken to keep our families and staff safe while continuing to provide access to essential medically necessary treatment.
Because Stellar ABA is a provider of essential health care and, as such, exempt from business closures, we have addressed COVID-19 with two goals:
(1) keep our staff and families safe
(2) continue to provide medically necessary treatment.
With this in mind, we have made an interim transition from center-based services (such as clinic and schools) to our patients’ homes and are using telehealth when funding sources permit.
Protocols for families and employees to stay home if they have symptoms of illness have always been in place, and COVID-19 reminds us of the importance of adhering to such protocols at all times and with no exceptions. Stellar ABA has implemented enhanced hygiene protocols for all staff, including extended handwashing; health checks; respiratory etiquette; and social distancing. We have issued guidance to staff to stay home if they feel sick or if someone in their home feels sick and have shifted the majority of our workforce to telework from home.
We direct all staff to continue to implement great hygiene practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and any other communicable illnesses.
Stellar ABA will mandate that all staff members adhere to the following guidelines:
All Stellar ABA staff have been given Clorox wipes, hand sanitizers, and reusable face masks.
We know from research and from professional experience that disruptions in routine under the best of circumstances can pose considerable challenges. Children who have difficulty with comprehension and/or communication may express frustration and anxiety through self-injurious behavior, aggression, and/or withdrawal. In addition to addressing these immediate concerns, we are committed to doing everything we can to prevent regression and help your child continue to make progress. Stellar ABA intends to continue to provide home therapy services to our patients for as long as we are able to deliver them, given our workforce and government mandates.