We have all heard about the complications that seniors face when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. The elderly are at a much higher risk of complications from the illness and this can result in death with a higher likelihood than others in our communities face. It is a scary illness because we don’t understand it very well and it can spread quite easily, and the sad truth is that seniors are much more vulnerable to this than other portions of our population are.
But they are certainly not the only ones that are at risk because of the coronavirus. Anyone can get this illness, even if precautions are taken. It just takes one person making a small mistake for it to spread. And the people that are out in public the most often are the ones that are most at risk because of these small mistakes. Health care workers and senior care professionals are on the front lines day after day, putting themselves at risk, so it’s no surprise that a lot of care workers are struggling under the demands that COVID-19 has created.
Not only are they at a higher risk of exposure to the virus, they are also being asked to work a lot harder than ever before. If working in the senior care industry was already a tough, sometimes thankless job before COVID, it is ten times harder now. We ask a lot of the people that are helping our families stay safe, and it can easily take a toll on their mental and physical health.
Here at Paradise In-Home Care, we are doing our best to continue to take care of our employees. This is one of the benefits that we have as a business that employees caregivers and doesn’t just independently contract with them. We can take greater steps toward protecting our team in this manner. But we know that it’s not like this for a lot of people that are out there doing really good, meaningful work. Some people are working through sickness and are mentally exhausted because they can’t afford to not work. It’s tough.
We also know that families are struggling under the weight that the COVID-19 crisis has created. Family tensions because of the lockdown orders, fear because of the illness, and a lot of uncertainty for the future has made caring for an elderly loved one harder than ever. If you’re struggling right now, please know that you’re not alone. Although a lot of community resources are limited right now, there is also a lot of help available. We are one of those resources. If you’re looking for help with the care of an older loved one, please let us know. We offer a free consultation service that can help you get connected with the best resources for your family. There’s no pressure to go with us as a care service, but if that’s what is going to be most helpful for your unique situation, we would love to help you out.
And if we’re not the best resource, we will help you to get pointed in the right direction. There’s help available to your family, and it’s only a phone call away.