People have been asking us many questions about the changes LeanOnWe has seen in home care due to the spread of COVID-19. This post offers a review of some of these questions along with our answers.
Questions range across the board, but generally people want to know how to minimize the risk of contracting the virus while still getting the crucial home care help they need. In addition, they want to know if caregivers are still willing to come into homes to care for others, even though that may also put them at risk.
In general, our team has been advising people that live-in home care is frequently the best option for all concerned right now.
With live-in home care, the person receiving the care no longer has to manage several shifts with potentially multiple home health aides coming and going from the home. At the same time, caregivers face a more stable household situation and can worry less about who else has been in the home and where those people may have been previously.
Family members can also be more confident that their loved ones are getting the home care support they need while mitigating their risk of exposure.