With COVID putting aging adults at risk, many are turning to professional caregivers to provide safety and companionship.
Because the risk of death from COVID-19 increases with age, especially for those 65 years and older, aging adults and their families are facing new challenges.
Many aging adults are choosing to age longer in their homes to avoid higher exposure levels. In addition, we’ve seen an increase in people who have moved their loved ones out of care communities and into their own homes to promote social distancing.
Private Home Care gets new calls every day from family members trying to keep their loved ones safe and healthy during this pandemic. We’re committed to providing the best care and making special efforts to protect the most vulnerable in our communities. Here are just some of the ways we can help your loved one during the COVID-19 outbreak:
Caregiver COVID Safety Precautions and Procedures
Safety is always a top priority for both our clients and our caregivers. We closely follow the latest CDC guidelines and have implemented new procedures and precautions to limit the risk of exposure and spread of COVID-19. In addition to daily temperature screenings, we also make sure our staff have ample personal protection supplies. You can learn more about our COVID-19 policy here.
Limiting Exposure to Others
Whether your loved one lives at home or in a care community, our professional caregivers can provide help. PHC provides care for a few hours each week up to 24-hour or live-in care. And because of our One-to-One Care Model, your loved one will have limited exposure to others. They will be cared for by one caregiver or a consistent team of caregivers to limit their exposure.
Preventing Isolation and Loneliness
Because of the risks of exposing their loved one to COVID-19, many family members and friends have been limiting their visits. This practice of social distancing can cause feelings of social isolation, loneliness, and depression among aging adults. Professional caregivers can help fill the gap and provide companionship as well as provide ways to reduce stress and boredom.
Staying in Touch with Family during COVID
If you are unable to visit your loved one, Private Home Care caregivers can help you stay in touch. Our caregivers can help your loved one use technology to stay connected when COVID keeps you apart. Our team also is committed to keeping care transparent and families well informed. We will communicate often about your loved one’s well being and care plan, so you always know your loved one is in good hands.
Preparing Your Home for a Loved One
If you are moving your loved one into your home, we can help you assess and prepare your home to make them comfortable. We provide complimentary home assessments to identify potential hazards or recommend accommodations. Some simple changes can make to make it easier to provide care and provide a comfortable space for your loved one.
Running Errands and Buying Supplies
Our caregivers can help minimize aging adults’ exposure to large groups of people by running errands for them. They can pick up medications, buy groceries, or anything else they may need. Even if a caregiver only visits occasionally, they can help your loved one stock up on necessities and make sure their needs are met.
If you’d like to learn more about how we can help, please contact us 24/7 for a complimentary in-home assessment at (844) 785-2273.