The current COVID-19 Pandemic has been a trying time for everyone. Seniors, however, are the group most effected by COVID-19. Many nursing home saw large break outs of the virus and even in some cases deaths. With cases on the rise the USA maybe coming into a second wave of the pandemic within the coming months. Senior care is always important but now our options are more important than ever. Therefore, home health care is the best solution for seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Home Care Lowers the Risk of Infection
By choosing home health care you lower your risk of infection. This is because you are limited to one care professional coming to your home, rather than living with multiple seniors and many health care professionals who come to and from the facility. Home Health Aides are tested regularly and follow strict guidelines to prevent exposure. Also, if an outbreak happens in a nursing home it can be difficult to contain as there aren’t many ways to segregate the infected. Reversely, at home you are limited to who you come in contact with.
Less Stress on Families
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a lot of stress and anxiety to people. Many people with aging loved ones had limited contact to them in nursing homes as many locked down. For this reason, many families chose to care for their loved ones at home. But taking on the needs of someone else 24/7 can be stressful. Many are working or struggling to find work, while raising a family and now giving care to their senior family member. By working with a home care professional seniors will receive around the clock care by a trained professional taking the stress off the family.
Overall Better Senior Care
Home health care provides the best dedicated care to each patient. The rate of recovery is higher, and the hospitalizations are lower for home care as compared to nursing homes. Home health aides go above and beyond for their patients even isolating from their own families to protect their patients. Many seniors prefer the independence of home care as they are in their own homes rather than a facility.