The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of In-Home Senior Care and the essential role it will take on in caring for our elderly loved ones.
In-Home Care provides its benefits as a preventative measure and in the continuum of care for post-recovery.
When it comes to overall care senior care, it is no longer just about Home Health Care and the visiting nurses or therapists, the In-Home Care providers and their aides are truly the front lines and a vital part of maintaining a Senior’s well-being. In-Home caregivers see clients daily and even care for them around the clock – in good or bad health.
Vicki Hoak, executive director of the Home Care Association of America, stated,
“We deliver care in people’s private homes. We’re kind of like the invisible care provider,” she said. “We see any change of condition and we can monitor and we can keep people safe.”
A recent article by NBC News suggests Coronavirus concerns show increased need and demand for home care experts for Older Adults in our communities. For people recovering from COVID-19, home care can be both essential and elaborate, involving a healthcare professional who provides additional oxygen, monitors vital signs, administers medication, and helps with daily tasks such as eating, bathing, and getting in and out of bed.