Rethinking Senior Citizen Care: Beyond the Coronavirus
The elderly population is among the most susceptible to dying from coronavirus. Sadly, outbreaks of the virus in nursing homes and care facilities meant that families lost elderly relatives that were near and dear to their hearts.
Currently, those residing in senior care facilities are unable to receive visitors. Many families wonder what they can do during these times to protect their vulnerable elders while giving them the best care. That’s why we’d like to remind you that senior care at home is an option that you can safely explore.
Why Seniors are Safer at Home
Even with the lockdowns lifting all around, the risk for coronavirus infection will linger until a vaccine is readily available for everyone. Until then, seniors might fare better if they stay at home with expert care.
If you have elderly parents and loved ones, especially if you’re not in the immediate area, you may worry about how they will get care. Leaving them in a facility can expose them to more dangers, yet they need someone to help them with daily tasks. Here’s where having senior care in-home can greatly benefit you all.
Our senior care services can keep up with the daily housekeeping chores and disinfect surfaces to prevent the spread of germs. Our experts follow a strict hygienic practice for keeping homes clean while keeping their own hygiene in proper order.
Cooking and shopping
When seniors live alone, they might not cook themselves a nutritious meal. Delivery options can be expensive or with current supply concerns, may not have all the items your senior relative wants to order. With an in-home senior care representative, you can rest easy, knowing your loved one has the help they need getting good food on the table.
Sometimes, our elderly relatives are in good condition though a recent illness or surgery means they need a little extra care at home. In-home services is a reassuring service to know that your relatives are safe, healthy, and in good care. Plus, they have someone to keep them company during a very lonely time.
Many families have removed their loved ones from nursing home facilities due to the coronavirus to keep them safe. The strain of caring for another person with greater needs on top of children or managing a job from home is exhausting though. If you need relief, even for just a few hours each day, an in-home senior caregiver can be a tremendous help for everyone.
For these reasons and many more, it makes sense to go with in-home caregivers for seniors. Long after a vaccine has been administered, trends show that families will consider this option over traditional care facilities so they have more attention to detail and more accessibility to their loved ones as they grow deeper into old age. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your elder relatives feel comfortable and safe at home any time!