This week we have been speaking with Home Instead who do incredible work in providing care for seniors. You can find out more about what they have been doing below:
The wellbeing of our elderly community has never been as important as it is now during the pandemic. Changes to lockdown during this time are no doubt concerning for older people, but at Home Instead East Hertfordshire we want o make sure that they’re still able to continue getting the care they need to stay well at home during this time.
Despite any changes in restrictions, we can’t stress enough that older people need to keep their regular care visits in place to maintain their wellbeing both physically and mentally.
The health and safety of our clients is of course, key and our CAREGivers continue to follow Government guidance on delivering care safely. From following strict hygiene measures to using personal protection equipment (PPE) according to the latest guidelines, our care visits are safe.
Here are just some of the ways we’ve been supporting clients at home:
- We rung Clients who during lock down were staying with family members so weren’t having a break in our services. Checking on their well-being despite them having no care calls at that time.
- Once lock down had eased in June we have been able to take clients out into the community (keeping them away from others)
- Clients who have gardens have enjoyed a spot of gardening or a gentle walk with their CAREGiver.
- We distributed a free puzzle, crossword, quiz book to seniors in the community. Not just our clients. We had 3,000 printed.
It is of huge concern that Covid19 cases have increased significantly meaning measures and restrictions are in place and we will continue to protect our staff and clients as best we can.
Until we have a reliable vaccine, we will have to learn to make our new acquired precautions, a way of life.
Supporting a senior to live in their own home is a safe option for many and families trust us to keep their loved ones safe and radiate that unique Home Instead happiness.
Helping older people at home
At Home Instead, our focus is on supporting older people during this time. If you know anyone who would benefit from this support, please do refer them to us. From listening to older people, we also know there are certain things that will help them feel happier at home, which is why we’ve launched three new services to offer our support.
Many older people feel fit and well for their age and like being independent and the idea of staying active. This service uses today’s technology to help people stay healthy at home while offering families the reassurance that loved ones are connected and safe 24 hours a day.
Recovering from an operation or illness such as COVID-19 takes time. Home Instead’s Home Recovery service offers practical and emotional support for older people and help with simple, everyday tasks so they can regain the confidence to live independently once again.
Home Instead’s Home Support service helps older people not only feel better about being on their own during self-isolation, but actively encourages them to enjoy time spent at home. It is a welcome comfort for families too, who are looking for a little extra reassurance while they can’t visit or help with their loved ones’ needs.: If we can be of any support to somebody you know in the community, please get in touch, our door is always open.
Stay Safe and #stayhomeinstead
I will round off by saying this ghastly pandemic will be part of our life story to recall to our younger family members and who knows. The next generation of Home Instead CAREGivers because the to us its personal, means literally just that.