Home Care Heroes: 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:
5 Ways Seniors Can Stay Active During COVID-19 Social Distancing
The coronavirus pandemic has turned life upside down for just about everyone, preventing people throughout the world from working, socializing, and performing everyday activities. Older adults - at a higher risk of serious complications from COVID-19 - are more likely to restrict their activities significantly to reduce their chances of coronavirus.
Although it's important for older adults to protect their health during the COVID-19 pandemic, it's also vital they stay physically and mentally active . However, it can be challenging to find appropriate social distancing activities for seniors.
6 Coronavirus Scams and Hoaxes Targeting the Elderly
If you're a caregiver for an older adult, you may have heard about telemarketing and online scams targeting seniors and have taken appropriate steps to protect your senior loved one.
But as the U.S. and the rest of the world grapple with the effects of COVID-19, scammers have taken advantage of the pandemic and developed new coronavirus hoaxes that prey on fears of the virus. Older adults - especially those who are experiencing cognitive decline and are isolated from loved ones due to social distancing - are at higher risk for falling victim to COVID-19-related phone or internet scams.