Whether you are seeking care for a loved one or for yourself, you are bound to have many questions. One question we have been hearing a lot is whether or not it’s safe to have a caregiver in the home while Covid-19 is still so prevalent in our community. In a word, yes.
Sunland is committed to keeping you safe, so we do our homework. By now we know that the senior population is the most vulnerable to the Coronavirus pandemic. Initially, it was thought that the elderly were more susceptible to Covid-19 than any other. Now, research has shown it’s not that seniors catch the virus easier, but that people over 65 do have far more life-threatening risks from Covid than those younger than them.
As we grow older our immune systems decline. Around the age of 50, our ability to fight viruses and infections decreases. This has resulted in more seniors critically ill with Covid-19. Because of this, seniors are considered a high risk population. We can help.
Sunland caregivers can help keep you safe from Covid and other infectious diseases. Here are some answers to more questions we have been receiving.
Do caregivers participate in any type of training to keep clients safe?
Yes! Our care team has been following stringent practices and follow guidelines that the Center for Disease Control has recommended since the outbreak of the pandemic. We stay informed of daily alerts of all healthcare trends through The National Healthcare Association.
We are known for our continuous training, and that goes for recent Covid-19 standards and practices. Several times a month, we train our caregivers in the correct usage of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). Although most of us know how to use it, small reminders cannot hurt!
We know what to look for – our caregivers are aware of the signs and symptoms of Covid-19 and keep a keen eye out for any indication of symptoms both of themselves and our clients.
Do you have a daily screening for caregivers?
Absolutely. A mandatory health check is performed each day for every member of our staff. If anyone is showing signs of infection, they are immediately taken off all shifts per the CDC guidelines and remain home until their test results are available.
Are caregivers vaccinated?
Just like you, vaccinations are not mandatory for caregivers. They are, however, highly encouraged. Many of our caregivers have voluntarily received vaccinations – like Jessica, above! Thank you, Jessica!
What other services do you provide to ensure safety?
We established a remote nurse monitoring program. These nurses check in frequently with our seniors and caregivers alike to ensure there are no symptoms of infection.
Is in-home care the safest option?
Yes. Being home offers a buffer between you and the community, diminishing chances of contracting infectious diseases. Our caregivers provide the opportunity to remain in the comfort of your own home. They will happily run your errands so you don’t have to.
Remember, staying home doesn’t mean being alone. Your caregiver will provide you with companionship, keeping your spirits lifted during disconcerting times.
We want to speak with you! CLICK HERE to call us today and talk with a dedicated team member to discuss any questions you may have.
Wishing you good health!