In light of the current coronavirus situation, the dedicated staff at Massachusetts Home Care Assistance would like to share our thoughts on how to best protect your aging loved one from contracting the COVID-19 virus. Elderly individuals, especially those already living with chronic health conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes, are at a very high risk for becoming seriously ill if they do catch coronavirus. This risk is even greater for seniors who live in nursing homes or assisted living facilities.
Though the staff members at assisted living facilities and nursing homes certainly take all necessary precautions when it comes to helping aging adults prevent serious illnesses, the main reason the risk is higher in such environments is because there are simply more people for seniors to come into contact with on a daily basis. From the older adults who also live in the facility to their various visitors, the chances of someone with an illness coming into contact with your loved one are much higher than if he or she lived at home.
Aging in place allows for a more controlled environment where seniors may have a lower risk of catching coronavirus or other serious illnesses. At Home Care Assistance, we know families cannot always provide the care their senior loved ones need and deserve, which is why we’re here to provide highly trained, qualified caregivers who are able to assist seniors with everyday tasks (including maintaining good hygiene) in the comfort of home. You can rest easy knowing your loved one will be assisted by the same caregiver each time you schedule a visit, which significantly reduces the risk of coming into contact with someone who has fallen ill.
If your loved one needs high-quality home care, Massachusetts Home Care Assistance is here to help. Our Care Managers are available to take your call 24/7. Reach out to us today at (781) 239-0060 to schedule a complimentary in-home consultation.