Coronavirus: The Time for Home Health Care Is Now!
We’re all struggling with finding our footing right now in the wake of COVID-19. Our world suddenly isn’t as stable anymore, and the uncertainty we face can make even the simplest decision—like choosing what household necessities to buy—seem like an impossible task.
It’s understandable. Trauma, in any form, interferes with our ability to reason. Fear appeals to the part of our brain that wants to freeze, fight, or escape from a situation, and our logic is lost in the process. It’s like trying to run from a tiger while thinking about something other than your own survival—it’s not going to happen!
In this light, it makes sense if you’ve put a pause on major decision-making. Travel planning and new car shopping are probably on hold for you, and that’s okay. Delaying these things is largely inconsequential. No one’s life is going to be at stake if you don’t visit your lake house this year.
However, delaying home care or home health care for your parent can have major repercussions! By not taking action, you are unnecessarily putting the life of someone you love at risk.
Isolation, especially in times of crisis, can exacerbate pre-existing conditions and bring new challenges to the surface. Without proper companionship and care, things like diabetes, depression, anxiety, minor strokes, high blood pressure, and personal injuries can fester into much bigger things.
The risk of COVID-19 infection is real. But perhaps a greater danger during this timeis your own threat of non-action when it comes to caring for your elderly parents. By avoiding social contact at all costs, you may be creating a worse problem for your family than COVID-19. Minor health conditions and daily living challenges do not magically go away on their own, and they can easily turn into emergency situations if you pretend they don’t exist.
The time for action is now. Immediate intervention gives your parent the best chance for a long, happy life spent in the comfort of their own home, and their future is very much in your hands.
Care Connections at Home is poised to help you immediately. We are well-versed in exactly what is necessary to mitigate COVID-19 infection. We always make our client’s safety a number one priority, and we make sure that all of our professionals wear medical gowns, face shields, and gloves. In fact, we go out of our way to take any precaution we can to keep our clients safe.
Home health care is actually much safer than institutional care. Hospitals and nursing homes are hotbeds for infections, and many facilities are closed off to visitors during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are living in an era where family interaction is being reduced to handwritten notes on chalkboards being held outside of nursing home windows, and it pains our collective heart.
We at Care Connections at Home are here to tell you that there is an alternative. Home care and home health care can make it so you and your family can remain together, in the comfort of home, knowing that your parent’s health care needs are being met. It’s a gift that you are not only giving your parent, but to your entire family.
Remember, your home is a place where you can find safety and stability, even if the world outside feels wildly unpredictable. We at Care Connections at Home will do our very best to keep you connected to where you feel safest and most rooted. While COVID-19 might make decisions more challenging, Care Connections at Home can help you see through the fear and shake off anything that stands in the way of your parent thriving.
Please contact Care Connections at Home so we can create a plan together. We’ll schedule a complimentary home visit with one of our certified nurses to give you certainty about the resources available to you. All it takes is giving us a call at (941) 404-6444 to assess your situation and determine together how we can best support you and your family.