Home Care Checklist: What You Need To Stay Safe During COVID-19
Looking for COVID-safe home care to help your loved one live carefree through the pandemic? Our home care company is here to help.
Read on to learn what to look for from a home care company during COVID-19, or call (915)-228-3660 to speak directly with a representative in El Paso, Texas.
1. All Care Companies Require Strict COVID-19 Safety Protocols
When researching home care companies in your area, the first thing you should do is check their COVID-19 safety policy. Make sure that the home care company enforces proper masking, social distancing, contact tracing, employee screening, and sanitizing/sterilizing practices.
2. The Best Home Care Companies Have COVID-19 Contingencies
Even if your home care provider contracts COVID-19 or falls short of the company’s screening requirements, your loved one still needs care. Thus, to avoid any care disruptions, even during these uncertain times, it’s important that you find a home care company with adequate staff and COVID-19 contingencies in place.
With Always Best Care, that’s exactly what you get. From the moment you sign your home care contract, we guarantee complete care continuity, so you’ll never have to scramble for a last-minute replacement or forgo your much-needed respite.
3. COVID-Safe Home Care Companies Require Stringent Screening
In order to minimize the risks of COVID-19 community spread and help families live carefree, home care companies require stringent employee screening policies in place.
Our home care company goes above and beyond to make sure your loved one never interacts with anyone who has been in close contact with the virus. Check out our home care screening flowchart to learn more, or call (915)-228-3660 to speak directly with a home care representative in El Paso, TX.
4. The Best Home Care Provides COVID-Safe Social Participation
Though we take the threat of COVID-19 seriously, we also recognize the need for seniors’ social participation, even as we continue to social distance.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines “social participation” as “active participation in a religious, sports, cultural, recreational, political, and/or volunteer community organization,” which has been shown to provide “protective effects for the health of the elderly,” including:
- Better quality of life
- More muscle mass
- Better balance
- Improved cognition
- Lower rate of comorbidities and disability in older people
- Increased self-esteem, affectivity, and emotional wellness
Unfortunately, in a new meta-analysis conducted by the Journal of Nutrition, Health, and Aging, titled “Impact of Social Isolation Due to COVID-19 on Health in Older People,” researchers found that social isolation due to quarantine resulted in higher risk of the following negative outcomes for older adults:
Clearly, seniors need social participation more than ever, and our home care teams are here to help. Thanks to our stringent COVID-19 safety protocols, and our close connections with the El Paso care community, we’re both able to provide 24/7 companionship at home, and help families find COVID-safe activities to reconnect with the community.
Free Quote On COVID-Safe Home Care Services In El Paso, TX
Call (915)-228-3660 or visit the Always Best Care of El Paso website to book a free consultation and get a quote on any custom home care plan.