Older adults are among the most vulnerable populations during the pandemic, and you may naturally be worried if you care for an elderly parent or are an older adult living independently at home. Placita In Home Care continue providing care to new and current clients in need. Our staff takes extra precautions to social distance, practice good hygiene and sanitation, and protect the people we care for. With services including household chores, grocery shopping, and meal preparation, our team can help you or your elderly loved ones stay safe and well at home during this health crisis.
All seniors—including those who are not yet in need of in-home care and assistance—should keep the following guidelines in mind as the COVID-19 outbreak continues.
Personal Contact Considerations
The best step for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases is to stay home. Seniors are encouraged to stay at home, since they are more likely to experience more serious symptoms of COVID-19. If you need to leave home for groceries and other necessities, look for stores offering special shopping hours for seniors at the beginning of the day. Hiring in-home care assistance can also help you stock your home with essential items and enjoy safe companionship from a professional caregiver. Many stores also offer home delivery of essentials like groceries, medication, and more.
Don’t Skip Essential Medical Care
You should not neglect medical care when you need it. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 such as a dry cough or fever, or you have any other health issues presenting symptoms, you should call your doctor for help. Your physician may suggest a telemedicine visit before an in-person check-up or a trip to the ER. You should not delay medical care for fear of contracting coronavirus or burdening the healthcare system. If you’re sick, get help. In addition, you might reach out for mental healthcare as well, since stress and anxiety in isolation are common. Many mental health professionals offer counseling services online or over the phone, so you can still get the care you need if you prefer to stay at home.
If you need any guidance navigating the COVID-19 outbreak or seeking in-home care for yourself or a loved one, don’t hesitate to call Placita In Home Care. You can reach us at (520) 221-2083.