At Home Caregivers Provide Essential Services During COVID-19 Pandemic

At Home Caregivers Provide Essential Services During COVID-19 Pandemic

Every day, thousands of older adults across the Triad depend on in-home caregivers to help them handle everyday tasks, such as bathing, dressing, grocery shopping, medication tips and preparing meals– particularly during an extraordinary crisis such as the coronavirus pandemic.

As COVID-19 affects more and more people and communities across the U.S., senior at home caregivers remain undaunted in delivering safe and caring individual care that is essential to the health and well-being of older grownups. Their efforts likewise assure families their elderly liked ones are doing well, emotionally and physically, in their house.

Whether it’s protecting older adults from the flu or a harmful infection, caretakers practice appropriate hygiene to decrease health dangers for senior citizens. They exercise regular handwashing and decontaminating inside a senior’s family to keep infectious health problems and infections at bay. They likewise take unique preventive steps to tidy and sanitize frequently touched surfaces such as:

Light switches
Push-button controls
Handles on toilets and faucets
And more

COVID-19 has caused significant public health and safety concerns for the elderly and those with underlying conditions. The virus has actually changed the method this most susceptible population socializes, communicates and interacts with relative, friends, and neighbors. As the country looks for responses in these upsetting and unpleasant times, many older grownups count on at home caretakers for physical and emotional assistance inside the comforts of their house.

Gervita Home Care’s caregivers have actually stepped up their everyday work by assisting the senior comprehend and practice social distancing. They likewise prepare and discover brand-new methods to minimize distress, dullness, and isolation for older grownups during the coronavirus pandemic. A few of the methods they are employing consist of:

Maintaining a routine
COVID-19 has actually altered the method many individuals set about their day. Drastic modifications to daily regimens may distress some older grownups, particularly if they are dealing with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Predictable visits from an in-home caregiver can help seniors feel safe and comforted. Caretakers likewise help keep familiar routines as much as possible and ease the process of adjusting to unexpected essential modifications.

Assisting seniors to interact with liked ones
Gervita Home Care caretakers assist seniors find brand-new methods to get in touch with their loved ones. Whether setting up a new communications or virtual device or encouraging senior citizens to compose letters, caretakers encourage customers to remain in touch with family and friends.

Assisting older adults “stock up”
Gervita Home Care’ caregivers also help elders get essential home products by scheduling the delivery of life-sustaining medications, groceries, and other goods.

Giving tranquility to families
Visits from caretakers also offer comfort for households who are separated from seniors due to social distancing or because of long-distance caregiving. Through a partnership with Constant Companion, an Amazon Alexa-based system, Gervita Home Care uses a beneficial senior care tool that reacts to voice-activated medical informs and keeps senior citizens linked to their households and neighborhoods.

Alerting family members
Gervita Home Care keeps an open line of interaction with an elderly loved one’s point-of-contact and offers frequent updates. Caretakers continually check and monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. If caregivers observe any troubling symptoms, they will right away alert the local Gervita Home Care’ agency owner along with member of the family. In addition to keeping an eye on a senior’s health and health, in-home caretakers watch for signs of depression and anxiety while looking out for modifications in overall wellness.

Offering Safe, High-Quality Care the Elderly Deserve
Gervita Home Care’ very first priority remains the health and wellness of its caretakers and the senior customers they serve every day. As a leading home care firm in the nation, Gervita Home Care follows and abides by the most recent health and wellness standards issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In spite of the difficulties associated with COVID-19, in-home caregivers are satisfying Gervita Home Care’ objective of partnering with families to offer essential homecare services for older adults.

Gervita Home Care’ in-home caregivers continue to be homecare heroes on the frontlines, taking required steps to secure senior liked ones and themselves along with doing whatever it requires to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


Patricia Jones

Patricia is originally from Birmingham, AL, but has lived in the Triad for over a decade, arriving here shortly after finishing her journalism degree from Auburn. She writes mainly on local politics and policies.