The novel coronavirus has hit the senior population hard. We’ve all seen the news reports and we’ve all heard the scary side of the disease. While we know at this point that the disease can have terrible consequences on vulnerable populations, we still are struggling to really know just what COVID-19’s long term impact is.
One thing that has become quite clear over the last few months is that the senior care industry needs to do more to help protect the people that are served here. We’ve already seen changes take place. Some care centers are ramping up testing, and virtually all of them are increasing safety measures for staff so that seniors are protected. Keeping measures like this in place for the foreseeable future (and beyond) will become standard practice so that if another pandemic ever does hit, seniors and the rest of the world will remain as safe as possible.
One of the big issues is that nursing homes are understaffed and underfunded. Finding ways to serve seniors with all of the attention that is needed to keep them safe is a must.
COVID-19 added pressure to an already overtaxed senior care system. Changes will be needed if the industry is going to be able to keep up with the demand that is slated for the coming months. There are more seniors than ever before in our country–and they’re going to need assistance as they age over the coming months and years. Even though there are problems, the care industry doesn’t really have a choice but to correct them and continue to help people. There’s too much at stake to not do this.
We’re trying to help lead the way, in our own small way. In-home care presents a safer alternative in a lot of cases when compared to the traditional nursing home model. Fewer people are involved in the process, limiting the number of people that come in contact with the senior in need. Even years from now, when COVID-19 is a distant memory, there will be illnesses. And this model reduces the risk that your loved one will come into contact with one of these illnesses.
In-home care also allows for the individual’s needs to be addressed. A nursing home model often struggles to do this, only because of the sheer number of people that are served in this way.
We’re here to help you and your family. The future of care has to start sometime, and what better time than now? If you have questions about how personalized care might help your family, let us know. One of our professionals would love to talk with you. We have a free consultation service that might be perfect for your family as we answer any questions that you might have and get you pointed toward the resources that will be the most helpful to you. Give us a call today to schedule this. It’s an easy first step toward giving your family the peace of mind that they deserve when it comes to senior care.