Care at home continues to climb the charts, making it a popular option for those needing everyday living services. Individuals receiving care at home from a personal caregiver benefit in a multitude of ways. One benefit in particular is limited exposure to viruses and, in turn, limited chance for serious complications. Experiencing severe effects from illnesses remains a high risk for older adults and those with chronic diseases, so reducing one’s exposure to the masses can help reduce concerns. As seen in recent past, quarantines were put into place during the height of the pandemic as residents in nursing homes and assisted living communities were categorically most vulnerable for experiencing significant health issues. Families, visitors and even personal caregivers offering supplemental care were not permitted inside in order to limit viral transmission. Still, since some facilities host numerous residents and have a rotating staff of care professionals who must be able to come and go, risk for infection can be higher with or without the threat of viral pandemic.
Here at Aqua Home Care, we refer trusted in-home caregivers from our registry who are able to meet the needs of their clients in familiar surroundings. With this type of one-on-one care, limiting exposure is made easier. Those who are especially susceptible to illness and complications thereafter can feel more at ease knowing they are in the privacy of their own home. Services that promote health and wellness are available, aiding in the decreased risk for viral infection. Such services include:
- Heavy housecleaning – disinfecting surfaces, laundering and changing linens, washing dishes, mopping, etc.
- Medication reminders
- Personal hygiene care – washing hands, showering/bathing, grooming, etc.
- Transportation – doctor’s appointments, pharmacy, etc.
- Companionship and supervision – at home or while out and about where assistance and monitoring for health and safety concerns would be beneficial
- And more
In-home care makes receiving support in the privacy and comfort of home possible. If you have any questions regarding in-home care services for you or for a loved one, please do not hesitate to call. We are ready and available to answer, listen, meet, assess and refer to bring you the support you need and deserve for continued wellness at home.