As a company focused on care, our Livingston team is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our patients and team members. Together with our communities, we pledge to do everything we can to ensure you have a safe visit as we honor our mission to help people hear better.
We feel it is important to share with you what we are doing to help keep people safe and healthy. Please be assured we have protocols in place and are closely monitoring and following the CDC and the WHO guidelines for organizations serving higher-risk populations. Your health and well-being are top of mind.
Livingston has implemented heightened sanitation protocols to combat disease-causing bacteria and viruses. High touch surfaces including counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables are being cleaned with Cavicide, which has a Quaternary/High-Alcohol Formula that provides a quick kill time and is Bactericidal, Tuberculocidal, and Virucidal.
We’ve instructed our team members who are not feeling well to stay home out of an abundance of caution and self-monitor their symptoms. In addition to following CDC guidance, all Livingston locations have been equipped with recommended procedures to follow if their community, or someone from their office, becomes impacted by the virus.
Thank you for trusting us with your hearing healthcare. We look forward to continue serving our communities while maintaining our focus where it belongs: on our Valued Patients and Team Members.
– Team Livingston
Moving forward we are adding the following temporary precautionary measures to limit contact:
If weather permits, prop open the front door to the clinic to reduce human touch-points
Provide a pump of hand sanitizer to every patient/guest that enters the clinic
Encourage patients to wait for their appointments in their cars instead of the lobby–Request cell phone numbers so that you can call patients when it’s their turn
Offer “Curbside” service to minimize contact with patients–We can provide hearing aid cleanings and minor repairs without the patient being in the office. Take hearing aids in a disposable cup, clean them, and return them to the patient in their vehicle.
Sanitize patient cell phones prior to attempting to restore connectivity between phone and hearing aids
Wipe down equipment, chairs, and other touchpoints after each patient
As a reminder, we already have the following processes in place:
No patient sign-in sheet
No shared pens–if a patient uses an office pen, ask them to keep it
Visibly sanitize work stations and high traffic areas regularly
Remove coffee stations
Remove magazines and newspapers from lobby
Use a smile instead of a hug, handshake, or touch
Utilize disposable cups for handling hearing aids
Utilize gloves as needed
Ask all patients the CDC screening questions prior to their appointment
By implementing a new Curbside Care service, we can manage service issues while you wait comfortably in your car. IT’S EASY! During this process, we maintain infection control by wearing gloves and masks.
Call the office when you have arrived.
We will come out to your car to collect your hearing aids in a disposable holder.
We will take your hearing aids to our lab, disinfect them and provide any necessary repairs.