How to care for seniors AMID COVID-19

Remember growing up and going on family vacations with our parents or going to visit our grandparents and being spoiled? Those are some good memories….Today, while we’re busy with work, our families and daily life, we still must care for our senior parents, as well.  Our seniors are getting older and require more supervision and monitoring.  How do we effectively care for our senior parents amid COVID-19 times. Life as we knew it is no longer… we must adapt and stay ahead of this virus to preserve life.

It’s important for our seniors to stay at home and maintain the continuity of their daily life. Seniors are a high risk for infection and diseases. Some of our seniors have medical conditions that require care 24/7.  Patience and compassion along with trained infection prevention hygiene must be common practices for in-homecare amid COVID-19 times. Here’s a few steps to follow to ensure their safety:

  • Hands washing/sanitizing frequently
  • Must wear facemasks at all times
  • Disinfecting frequently all common items/areas
  • Report any changes of condition
  • Cancel non-essential doctor’s appointments, schedule phone doctor appointments instead
  • Avoid gatherings, social distancing
  • Encourage exercise
  • Take all required medications daily
  • Avoid contact with anyone with cold symptoms

Seniors require individualized care custom to their medical conditions and daily living. But how do we accomplish this during our busy lifestyle? Absolute Senior Home Care is here to help. We can provide you with absolute care and the peace of mind that your parents and/or grandparents are under reliable and qualified care.

Absolute Senior Home Care is committed to providing quality home care as an alternative to convalescent care.  We provide free in-home assessments to implement an individualized care plan for you. We assist with bathing/dressing, activities for daily living, incontinence care, meal prep, light housekeeping, and companionship services. Making a decision to seek outside assistance deserves much thought and concern, please call us and see why our agency has such an outstanding reputation for individualized homecare.

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