The COVID-19 pandemic has required radical changes to many aspects of everyday living, but that doesn’t mean that the need for senior care has gone away. In fact, seniors’ need for personalized attention has only grown with the dangers that the COVID-19 pandemic presents.
That said, many people are wondering how COVID-19 has changed caregiving, and how the elderly can stay safe. To learn more about how Smithlife Homecare specifically is handling COVID-19 precautions, please make sure to look at our COVID-19 updates. Below, we’ll provide more on the importance of caregiving during COVID-19.
Seniors Are At Greater Risk During COVID-19
Seniors make up 80% of COVID-19 deaths in the United States. This frightening statistic opens up a paradox. On the one hand, it’s more important than ever before to ensure that seniors have personalized attention.
This attention can help identify symptoms of COVID-19 and get them help while there’s still time. In some cases, it may even be able to help prevent them from getting COVID-19 in the first place.
On the other hand, many of the places where seniors can get personalized attention are hotspots for COVID-19. The statistics in Maryland are particularly startling, showing that half of the state’s COVID-19 deaths occurred in a nursing home or an assisted living facility.
This is why caregivers are so important: they minimize the contact that seniors have with potential carriers, while also ensuring they have access to the attention that can help them during this challenging time.
What Does Elderly Care Encompass?
Of course, COVID-19’s arrival doesn’t mean that other medical issues have gone away. At Smithlife Homecare, we’re prepared to help you or your loved one with short or long-term care. This includes transportation and post-surgery recovery.
Along with this, we provide the services you would expect from a caregiver, allowing you or your loved one to perform normal, everyday activities like bathing, grooming, and dressing.
Depending on wants and needs, we’ll work with you to make sure the senior in question is also able to enjoy activities they want to. These activities will of course vary based on interests. These activities can be discussed before you choose our services, or while one of our caregivers is in the home.
Looking for Caregivers in Maryland or Washington D.C.?
If so, you’ve come to the right place. At Smithlife Homecare, we’re committed to making sure you or your loved one has the homecare that they need. We understand that the last thing you want is to put your loved one in a senior care facility.
That’s why our qualified caregivers come to their home, following all of the CDC’s recommended guidelines to ensure that everyone is safe.
Have any questions about what we can do for you? Call us at 301-816-5020 or fill out our online form to reach out to us.