Elderly Care: How to Keep Loved Ones Safe and Comforted During Stay-at-Home Periods

The Coronavirus pandemic is scary. Headlines every day talk about how authorities are trying to combat the spread of this disease. The Phoenix Home Care leadership team and staff are taking this outbreak very seriously, and we’re putting the health and safety of our patients first.

Elderly care is vitally important during the Coronavirus outbreak. Stay-at-home orders and hand washing can prevent the spread of COVID-19 and save lives. Older adults are especially at risk for developing symptoms related to the Coronavirus. Today’s blog from Phoenix Home Care discusses how to keep elderly loved ones safe and comforted during stay-at-home periods.

Make It Easier to Stay at Home

The best place for the elderly during this outbreak is at home. Loved ones, family members, and in-home caregivers can make this easier by ensuring the older person’s needs are met. Stock up on supplies, over-the-counter medications, and food when you can. Elder care specialists at Phoenix can help with shopping and organizing at home. We can also help prepare healthy meals while observing proper protocols to reduce the risks of spreading disease.  

Tell Stories & Reminisce

Spend time with your loved one. Being cooped up inside for extended periods of time isn’t fun, especially when it’s warm and sunny outside. Now is the perfect time to spend more time with your loved one. Tell stories about happy times from the past. Reminisce about enjoyable memories and events. Play board games after lunch or dinner. Sometimes, the best medicine for elderly care is simply spending time with someone.

Let Your Loved One Know You’re There

Reassure your loved one that you’re there for them. Keep an eye on their current state of health. If a healthcare professional has specific instructions for your loved one’s care routine, follow the instructions to the letter. Monitor any symptoms in case you need to contact a doctor or hospital. 

If you can’t be there in the home all of the time, let your relative know how to get in contact with you. A reassuring presence is an important aspect of elderly care, whether you’re there in person or not.

In-Home Elderly Care From Phoenix Home Care

Phoenix Home Care eases the burden of providing quality elderly care for someone staying at home. Healing, recovering, and recuperating is often best done in the home where someone’s surroundings are familiar. We’re dedicated to making that happen.  

Our staff is committed to helping you upon discharge. We’ll assist you with medication and grocery pickup, run errands and go shopping for you, prepare meals, help you with personal hygiene, and perform basic housekeeping tasks. We’re ready to meet this challenge during these trying times. Contact Phoenix Home Care or call toll-free 1-855-881-7442 if you have questions about our elderly care services.

We hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy.

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