Author Archives: Tricia Perduk

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Assistance Available for Providers of Day Array and NMT Services

Summit DD recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the ability of providers to deliver services across Summit County. From restricting the ability to provide services in some cases, to quickly having to respond to ODH orders and multiple DODD communications which included new protocols, to having to ask staff to potentially put themselves at risk to ensure the health and safety of people served. There was never a question that providers would meet the challenges of this current time. However, we recognize it has not been easy and has put a serious strain on your organization. As a result, Summit DD would like to offer some financial assistance in the form of grants to providers that offer day array and NMT services. Read More ›

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Free Vehicle Sanitizing for Transportation Providers

In an effort to assist providers across Summit County, Summit DD has contracted with a commercial cleaning company to offer FREE vehicle cleaning for our transportation providers. The process uses an aerosol sanitization process, and takes only about Read More ›

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Face Shields and Medical Masks available for providers

Recently Summit DD saw a significant spike in individuals contracting COVID-19. In reviewing these cases it appears asymptomatic caregivers were a large contributor to this increase. In partnership with the Summit County Department of Health, Summit DD consulted with the Ohio Department of Health in hopes of finding solutions and stopping the current trend.  As a result of the Ohio Department of Health’s guidance, Summit DD is advising that all Direct Support Professionals wear a face shield in addition to a medical mask when providing personal care in close proximity, such as assistance with bathing, hygiene, eating etc. Read More ›

Reporting During COVID-19

The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) remains dedicated to health and welfare during the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 has had a significant effect on Major Unusual Incident (MUI) reporting and trends. Based on the data collected, it is apparent that efforts to reduce the spread of the virus have been effective. Read More ›

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