‘Every DSP has a Purpose’: Quarantine with Persons Served

shared courtesy of Exceptional Persons Inc. 

During these unprecedented times, our Direct Support Professionals (DSP) truly proved their commitment to the people they serve does not waiver.

Jason, DSP for 11 years, quarantined for 20 days providing care to a home that was exposed to COVID-19. When asked, he told us he wanted to protect the people he serves and his own family. Fortunately, no one within the home contracted the virus.

Bradon, DSP for 5 years, quarantined at a site for two weeks providing care to individuals around the clock who were potentially exposed to the virus.

On the morning of April 23, Kim, who has been with the EPI family for nearly 20 years, was informed an individual she had grown close with had passed away hours before receiving a positive COVID-19 test. His three other roommates were awaiting their results.

EPI had a number of staff step forward to quarantine within the home and we are so thankful for them all. Kim being one of these staff, shares she felt her heart and mind instantly agree to reach out to the supervisor of the home and volunteer herself to stay within the COVID-19 positive home.

Though this wasn’t her usual site, she says she felt these men deserved someone who could put the fear of the virus aside and take care of them at possibly one of the hardest times of their lives.