The coronavirus infection, or COVID-19, is spreading across the globe at a rapid pace, and the adjustments we’re all having to make are happening fast and furious. This can be an incredibly scary time for those of us who are in an at-risk category, or who have senior loved ones living alone. Many seniors are confused as to why their day-to-day is being interrupted, and who can blame them? We’ve all had to implement lifestyle changes during the COVID-19 national pandemic that have left us with more questions than answers.
The care of your senior loved ones should never be at question, regardless of the current economic conditions, however. It’s no secret that the World Health Organization (and many other leading health experts) has identified that older people are more vulnerable to the COVID-19 outbreak. But the coronavirus health risks aren’t the only thing those of us with loved ones living alone should be concerned about.
One of the equally important considerations is that when elderly people are quickly moved into a new daily schedule, or have new rules and restrictions placed on them, they don’t always take to the new schedule immediately. The rigid plasticity of the brain in many senior citizens does not allow them to just up and change things without resistance. This can show up in everything from adding a new medication to the daily pillbox (and making sure they take it) to hard-headed belief systems about the way things should be (and isn’t this a fun one to encounter at the holidays!) :)
The COVID-19 pandemic and the implications of the coronavirus have not only proven to multiply the complications and ailments that aging brings to older people. These new rules and regulations we’re all living under, and the added uncertainty we’re all experiencing, are amplified significantly for many elderly people we care about.
Yes, the virus can be fatal among seniors with existing health issues related to heart, kidney, or lungs, and also in people with diabetes, HIV infection, or cancer—but the more immediate concern is confusion, receptivity, and someone who can help soothe our loved one’s feelings of discombobulation. That’s something we all need right now, but seniors at risk can become panicked without this kind of empathy and attention on a regular basis.
That’s where senior care, like that offered by Comfort Keepers West Austin, comes in.
Care For Elderly People in West Austin, Texas
In this COVID-19 / coronavirus outbreak, one essential method for keeping our older loved ones and parents protected is to minimize the number of people who are showing up to visit your senior in person.
But how does this work? Seniors who prefer to live on their own but are not capable of performing certain household chores may need someone who can assist them while performing several activities. And yet, we’re told to maintain minimal contact with seniors and those in high-risk COVID-19 categories. What are we to do?
The key is to make sure that all proper precautions are being taken by anyone visiting your loved one. You must only allow people who are practicing proper social distancing in every aspect of their lives into your loved one’s home. Anyone visiting your senior needs to maintain all precautions necessary to make sure they are not carrying the coronavirus and that they have not been in contact with anyone else carrying it.
We all know that living alone can become incredibly challenging for older seniors. That doesn’t change just because there is a global pandemic. If anything, the need for seniors to have regular assistance is greater than it’s ever been because of so many new rules, regulations, systems, and processes that must be followed—not to mention a heavy suggestion that senior citizens do not leave the house at all.
If your older loved one is living away from you in Austin and needs someone who can help them with their daily needs—someone who is following the highest standard of COVID-19 health precautions—then we’d love to get on a complimentary consultation with you to hear more about your situation.
The mission during the COVID-19 outbreak in Austin, Texas is threefold for us at Comfort Keepers:
Keep your senior loved-one as safe as possible, given the current health crisis
Make sure your senior loved-one has everything they need, including someone who can go to the grocery store and run errands in areas that are currently Shelter-at-Home
Give your senior loved-one a compassionate ear they can use to talk out everything that’s happening and feel heard, cared-for, and acknowledged
When it comes to elderly care, the first and foremost thing is to make sure your senior has the essentials required to keep them alive and well. Getting on a complimentary call with Comfort Keepers will help you decide what kind of senior care you require.
The requirements for seniors vary depending on their age and capabilities. Once you’ve been able to speak with a senior care specialist at Comfort Keepers, we’ll be able to help you analyze the needs of your senior loved ones, and suggest the next step.
This COVID-19 pandemic is making for a confusing time in our community, country, and world. At Comfort Keepers, we have trained professionals who will ask you the questions you need to be thinking about to best navigate these uncertain times.
Give us a call: (512) 766-0105
Comfort Keepers of West Austin, TX
Comfort Keepers of Austin is well-known for our in-home senior care services. We provide different live-in, hourly, and in-home services for seniors depending on their needs. With extensive experience in the healthcare industry, our caregivers offer the best possible care for your senior loved ones.
Our trained caregivers understand how critical it is for older people to stay at home during this COVID-19 / coronavirus spread. That’s why we provide seniors and their families with the professional in-home care services they require to stay independently and safely in their homes.
Our professional caregivers do this by offering senior loved ones a level of personal care services, as well as companionship care. This could look like visitation ranging from a few hours to a few days to a few weeks. Our senior care services are based on your unique situation, your local area’s COVID-19 and coronavirus rules and restrictions for seniors and essential care, and your loved-one’s needs.
To provide the best in-home care service to seniors, we have designed a comprehensive and personalized care plan for each of our customers. Our team begins with an in-home assessment that determines the needs and wants of clients and then creates a plan to help them achieve their goals.
Call us to learn more about how we can help during the COVID-19 outbreak:
Call: (512) 766-0105
Hire Comfort Keepers for Your Senior Care During COVID-19
At Comfort Keepers, we offer a wide range of services, including incidental transportation, meal preparation, hygiene assistance, and more to meet and exceed our clients’ expectations. Our caregivers can support your older parents or relatives in the comfort of their own homes throughout this COVID-19 / coronavirus situation.
We also provide senior technology, such as fall risk prep, home monitoring, and medical alert systems, to help you and our caregivers deliver the best possible care to seniors in need.
We deliver in-home senior care services in and around West Austin, Texas and the surrounding areas. No matter where you live, you don’t have to worry about your senior and whether they’re integrating all of these changes properly during the COVID-19 Shelter-at-Home restrictions.
Give us a call and we can discuss your wants, needs, and requirements. Our employees are all part of the Comfort Keeper’s COVID-19 certified team and will provide a full in-home assessment to help you determine whether or not in-home senior care services are right for your older parents or loved ones.
We’re here to answer your questions, provide clarity, and give you the level of certainty you deserve before making a big decision like how to properly care for your senior loved-one during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Contact the team at Comfort Keepers West Austin for a free consultation or in-home assessment.
Call: (512) 766-0105
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