The Critical Role of Home Care for Former Atomic Workers During COVID-19

Patient receiving in-home healthcare

Adding COVID-19 to Your EEOICPA White Medical Benefits Card

As we continue to see COVID-19 cases across the nation, the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions remain the most vulnerable populations with a higher risk for severe illness.

Former atomic workers may be at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 if they are:

  • Age 65 years and older
  • Living in a nursing home or long-term care facility
  • Immunocompromised or battling an underlying medical condition, including:
  • Chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
  • Serious heart conditions
  • Chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis
  • Cancer
    (Based on information sourced from the Centers for Disease Control.)

The Critical Role of Home Care during COVID-19
As hospitals and health facilities are populated with infected patients who can transmit the virus to other patients and staff, receiving care in the home is one of the safest options during this time. Home care allows you to receive the care you need, while self-isolating in the safety of your own home.

Our local care teams are committed to consistency and will establish a regular home visit schedule based on your level of need.

  • Comfort
    • Receiving care in the safety of your own home provides the opportunity for you to remain in a comfortable place and continue your daily routines all while managing your health conditions.
  • Personalized Care
    • Our care teams create a custom plan of care based on your unique lifestyle, preferences, and needs.
  • Independence
    • You will be able to keep control over many aspects of your daily life and live by your own schedule as our care plans allow you to receive care while maintaining your independence.

Adding COVID-19 to your EEOICPA White Card
If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and already have an existing lung diagnosis on your white card (ex/ COPD, Chronic Beryllium Disease, Asbestosis, Pneumoconiosis, etc.), it may be possible to add COVID-19 as an approved consequential illness to your white card. This will also make you eligible for a new impairment rating, opening the door to the potential of receiving more financial compensation. Our Benefits Specialists can help you sort out the details and walk you through getting COVID-19 added as a consequential illness, if eligible.

Call 888.525.5111 to connect with your local Community Outreach Manager and learn how we can better protect your health!