Safe, Reliable and Effective Home Care in the Aftermath of COVID-19
With the introduction of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world as we know it was forever changed, full of uncertainty, but also hope for how we can all move forward together as a community.
Amid these growing challenges, Home Care for Adults remains steadfastly committed to our mission of providing high-quality support, services and care for those most at risk: senior citizens.
There are now over 746,000 confirmed cases and 35,676 deaths here in the USA (According to the New York Times, 04/19/2020), with the death rate increasing by more than 2000 per day.
In New York we have been especially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with over 242,000 confirmed cases and almost 14,000 deaths, making safe home care practices an ever-increasing concern and priority.
Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Facilities are a Death Trap
Those with loved ones in long-term care, assisted living or nursing homes are understandably concerned for the safety and well-being of their family and friends. And with good reason.
The Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) cited that nursing homes pose a serious health risk during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Further data from the CDC reveals that between 2009 and 2012 80% of norovirus outbreaks were recorded in nursing homes.
Until an effective and reliable vaccine is available to the masses, the confined spaces, inadequate ability to quarantine those with symptoms, overworked long-term care staff, and high-risk inhabitants make nursing homes a potential death trap for those who live there.
As reported by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), to date we have already seen numerous nursing homes and long-term care facilities fall victim to COVID-19 as it spreads like wildfire among their residents.
This makes the move to home care one that may save lives, and Home Care for Adults is here to help make that transition one that is efficient, affordable and reliable.
Adapting Senior Home Health Care to Combat COVID-19
At Home Care for Adults, we know how difficult this time can be for seniors and their families. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, decisions regarding the care of their aging loved ones now have potentially dire and fatal consequences.
Which is why we’re committed to relying on and adapting our practices and services to meet or exceed guidelines and recommendations by organocations such as:
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- New York Department of Public Health
As an agile company priding ourselves on providing clients with safe and reliable care, we acted fast to implement changes and protocols aimed at reducing risks associated with COVID-19 transmission.
With “Shelter in Place” orders mandated by local New York authorities, it is more important than ever that we ensure society’s most vulnerable population (senior citizens) have the support and care they need to thrive.
The Best Home Care services
Home care services make it possible for the aging population in New York to stay at home where they can self-isolate and reduce risk from exposure to COVID-19. As one of the best home care providers in New York City, we offer a range of services tailored to ensure your loved ones are well-taken care of during these trying times and beyond.
Since inception, our team has been dedicated to exceptional services ranging from home updates to enhance mobility and decrease risks of falls, to personal hygiene care, patient advocacy, companionship and more.
Our mission is based on our core values of Comfort, Affection, Respect, Integrity, Nurture and Generosity.
UPDATED NON-MEDICAL SERVICES TO ACCOMMODATE COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS INCLUDE:
- Live-In care for round the clock assistance and support
- Personal hygiene and sanitation
- Care for dementia patients
- Companionship and conversation
- Veterans care
- Personal care needs
- Respite care
- Assistance with mobility
- Senior care advocacy
With the goal of providing the best home care in New York City, we are committed to working with and training the best professionals in the industry to serve our clients. When you hire Home Care of Adults you can count on consistent, respectful and accurate communication, unwavering integrity and ethics, and superior performance you can count on.
Social Distancing and Home Health Care
The safety and wellness of our clients are of paramount concern. This is why we have implemented a range of preventative and distancing measures to ensure potential exposure to COVID-19 and other pathogens is minimized whenever possible.
For example, services requiring “in-home” care will be carried out by professionals wearing protective masks, gloves (when appropriate) and who have been trained on proper distancing, handwashing and other sanitizing procedures.
Technology is an incredible resource we can leverage to provide telecare, support, guidance, advice, companionship, and more. Voice-controlled devices, audio, video calls and more can be set up and utilized to assist in-home care programs, as well as enable seniors at home to stay connected with friends, family and neighbors while maintaining social distancing.
Why Now is a Better Time Than Ever to Consider Home Care Services in New York
With the COVID-19 pandemic spreading like wildfire across New York City and throughout the state, there has never been a more apt time to plan and prepare for home care services and support.
Reports have already begun emerging regarding devastating outbreaks within nursing homes and long-term care facilities where close living quarters, inadequate preventative measures, understaffing and more have led to fatal outcomes for their residents.
We can make sure your aging loved ones have the care they need in the comfort of their own home where they are isolated and safe from exposure to any pathogens. Our teams can work with you to develop a care plan custom-tailored to meet your loved one’s unique needs while keeping them safe.
The world we live in is a much different one than that pre-COVID-19, and one in which we must adapt in order to move forward. Life goes on. Together we will come out the other side better for it. Let us be part of the solution for you and your family. We’re on standby and eager to learn more about how we can assist. Call or message today for a free, no-obligation consultation.