How To Keep Visits COVID-Safe With Senior Care Services
The risks of senior isolation are well known, and they’re made worse by COVID-19. But seniors don’t need to choose between staying safe and staying social. Today’s post explains how our senior care services keep visits COVID-safe in any setting.
Senior Care Services Provide COVID-Safe Visits In Any Setting
With senior care services, your loved one’s safety need not compromise their social life, or vice versa.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services recommends four primary infection control practices to stop the spread of COVID-19, all of which our senior care service enforces at all times:
- Stay home as much as possible. Sheltering in place is easy with Always Best Care. Beyond keeping seniors well-stocked with supplies, our senior care team can help set up video chats or schedule family conference calls, and we’re always on-hand to provide some quality conversation.
- Wear a mask. If your social gathering takes place indoors, or your outdoor event makes it tough to practice social distancing, you need to wear a mask. Our senior care team can purchase masks for your loved one as needed, and we’ll make sure any other guests comply.
- Stay 6 feet apart. Maintaining six feet of social distance reduces the risk of infection through the spread of respiratory droplets. Our senior care staff always enforce proper social distancing at family gatherings, taking the pressure to speak up off your loved one and keeping them safe at all times.
- Wash your hands. The Wisconsin DHS recommends washing your hands regularly for 20 seconds using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Our senior care staff will always keep the right hand sanitizer stocked and enforce proper hand hygiene during visits in any setting.
We’re also happy to call ahead to confirm proper pandemic safety protocols are in place, and our senior care team ensures your loved one always has COVID-safe transportation on-hand.
Set Up COVID-Safe Nursing Home Visits With Senior Care Services
According to TIME magazine, older couples in Brookfield and beyond are increasingly “living apart together” (LAT) due to differing health care needs. In fact, a 2018 analysis of nearly 7,700 Wisconsin adults aged 50 and older found that 39% of partnered seniors lived in LAT relationships, compared to only 30% who were cohabiting.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, our senior care service helped those in LAT relationships visit spouses in nursing homes on an almost daily basis. We assisted with scheduling, provided comfortable transportation, and did everything possible to make these visits safe and enjoyable.
COVID-19 has changed the look, setting, and frequency of these visits, but it hasn’t changed our senior care services’ commitment to our clients.
In Brookfield, Wisconsin, many facilities are still allowing visitors to schedule outdoor visits during specific hours, but indoor visits are still limited to compassionate care situations. In either case, all visitors and residents must wear masks, practice physical distancing, and comply with proper hand-hygiene protocols, all of which our senior care service enforces to keep your loved ones safe. We also provide COVID-safe transportation as needed, and we can set up contactless communication channels (e.g. Zoom, phone calls, etc) to keep your loved ones connected without increasing their risk of infection.
Book A Free Senior Care Consultation In Brookfield, WI
Call (262)-439-8616 or visit the Always Best Care of Greater Milwaukee website to learn more about how we support Brookfield seniors.