As our nation continues to overcome the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions remain the most vulnerable populations with a higher risk for severe illness.
Based on information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), those at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19 are:
- People 65 years and older
- People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility
- People of all ages with underlying medical conditions, including:
- Chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
- Serious heart conditions
- Chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis
- Those who are immunocompromised
The Critical Role of Home Care during this Outbreak
As hospitals and health facilities are populated with infected patients who can transmit the virus to other patients and staff, receiving care in the home is one of the safest options during this time. Home care allows you to receive the care you need, while self-isolating in the safety of your own home.
Now more than ever, in-home care can help improve your mental and emotional well-being by ensuring that though you are self-isolating, you will not be lonely. Our local care teams are committed to consistency and will establish a regular home visit schedule based on your level of need.
Receiving care in the safety of your own home provides the opportunity for you to remain in a comfortable place and continue your daily routines all while managing your health conditions.
Our care teams create a custom plan of care based on your unique lifestyle, preferences, and needs.
You will be able to keep control over many aspects of your daily life and live by your own schedule as our care plans allow you to receive care while maintaining your independence.
There’s never been a better time to check in on your health!
Connect with your local Community Outreach Manager to learn how we can better protect your health!