5 Ways Home Care Can be a Lifeline During COVID-19

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5 Ways Home Care Can be a Lifeline During COVID-19

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The impact of COVID-19 has hit different people in different ways. For many, fear of contracting the virus has made daily activities like grocery shopping or picking up prescriptions a challenge. Some families have lost childcare due to the closure of childcare facilities. And every day public interactions have become scary and risky. 

For people and families who need support – in-home care can be a lifesaver that you may not have thought of in the past. The threat of COVID-19 has given many individuals a reason to seek alternative solutions to their needs. In-home care is a valuable service that can provide relief and support to many families who need to make changes now. 

  1. Hospital Aftercare – Especially for individuals who have contracted the virus, hospital aftercare can be an essential part of recovery. Because the virus takes so long to recover from and requires quarantine, many individuals can benefit from in-home care to help them with day-to-day needs and more. After a stay in the hospital, rest and care are extremely important for full recovery, COVID-related or otherwise. 
  2. Assisted Living Care – Individuals who are at higher risk of contracting the virus have been taking extra care by limiting public interaction as much as possible. A home care service provides these high-risk individuals with relief by taking on the tasks that require public contact. Grocery shopping, picking up prescriptions, and shopping for home essentials are just some of the tasks that home care service provides.
  3. Day-To-Day Assistance – While many seniors rely on their children and grandchildren to help with day-to-day assistance needs like bathing, dressing, or cooking meals, many families are unable to provide assistance due to exposure to the virus. Many families are living in fear of unknowingly passing on the virus to the more susceptible age group. To help relieve the fear, worry, and inherent risk – in-home care workers can provide the support and help that others can’t.
  4. Child Care – The COVID-19 pandemic has caused closures of childcare establishments throughout the United States. While some childcare facilities have been able to keep their doors open, families may feel uncomfortable with placing the children back in a public environment. The CDC recommends limiting time child group interactions as children can pass the virus on to others who may be at higher risk.
    Support from in-home care can alleviate worries and risks by keeping the children in a safe environment where the risk of exposure is limited. 
  5. Transportation – So many people in the United States rely on public transportation systems to get to doctor appointments, grocery stores, and various other necessary places. In some parts of the country, public transportation is closed down. In others, it is a high-risk zone for contracting the virus. The risk can be limited greatly by relying on a home care service to provide essential transportation services.

"The threat of COVID-19 has given many individuals a reason to seek alternative solutions to their needs. In-home care is a valuable service that can provide relief and support to many families who need to make changes now. "


In-home care has been available for a long time. Right now, the world is facing a significant threat and many people are feeling stress and anxiety due to the illness. In-Home care can provide comfort and support to many, as well as aid in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

 

Helen Bach
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