In-Home Caregivers Provide Essential Services During COVID-19 Pandemic
Every day, thousands of older adults across the nation depend on in-home caregivers to help them manage everyday tasks, such as bathing, dressing, grocery shopping, medication reminders and preparing meals – especially during an unprecedented crisis such as the coronavirus pandemic.
As COVID-19 affects more and more individuals and communities across the U.S., elderly in-home caregivers remain resolute in delivering safe and compassionate personal care that is essential to the health and well-being of older adults. Their efforts also reassure families their elderly loved ones are doing well, emotionally and physically, in their home.
Whether it’s shielding older adults from the flu or a harmful virus, caregivers practice proper hygiene to reduce health risks for seniors. They exercise frequent handwashing and disinfecting inside a senior’s household to keep contagious illnesses and viruses at bay. They also take special precautionary measures to clean and sanitize frequently touched surfaces such as:
- Light switches
- Remote controls
- Handles on toilets and faucets
- And more