Caring for mom or dad during the Covid-19 pandemic
There is no question that the Covid-19 Pandemic can be pretty startling, especially when you have mom or dad to care for.
With all the uncertainty that is taking place, there is one thing that is for for sure; Unlimited Care 4 Home Health Care has you covered.
Here are the top 5 ways that we recommend that you care for Mom or Dad during the Covid-19 pandemic.
1. Mental Health Check
First and foremost, you will want to make sure that Mom or Dad are doing well. Living during the time of a global pandemic can be stressful, and can take a huge toll on our mental health, regardless of age. You will want to make sure to constantly check in mom or dad to ensure that they are in good spirits and that they are staying safe and healthy.
At Unlimited Care 4 Home Health Care, we provide the best caregivers to ensure that Mom or Dad are cared for and offer regular check ins to offer them peace of mind to give them a feeling of safety and security during these unprecedented times.
During times of social distancing, Mom or Dad may start to feel really lonely. They are currently secluded from their grandchildren and loved ones and this may cause them to feel isolated. Make sure to take the time to give them a phone call as often as possible to ensure that they are well and that they know that they are not alone during this time.
It may also be a great idea to set up video conferencing if they have the resources set up such as FaceTime, Zoom or other video conferencing methods. This adds a more personal touch and ultimately allows them to feel more connected. During these times of self isolation, make sure the Mom or Dad knows that they still have loved ones that care about them.
You will definitely want to make sure that Mom or Dad have plenty of healthy food in the house to ensure that they are constantly boosting their immune system. Keeping the house stocked with lots of fruits and veggies is critical in order to keeping their body strong enough to protect themselves against potential viruses and other infections.
By ordering food from a local delivery service or by getting them Home Health Care, this is the perfect way for you to have peace of mind, knowing that Mom or Dad has everything that they need to live a healthy and fruitful life.
Just because we are all staying inside, does not mean that Mom or Dad can't get the exercise that they need to get their blood flowing. Studies show that exercise increases endorphins, reduces stress and improves overall mood and this may be the perfect antidote that Mom or Dad needs during this global pandemic.
It may be helpful to send Mom or Dad some 5 or 10 minute elderly workout videos on YouTube to make sure that they stay moving. You can check out some helpful workout videos for mom or dad here. Of course, please be sure to consult a physician before pursuing any workout routines.
5. Offer them the gift Home Health Care
Offering Mom or Dad Home Health Care is an excellent way for them to stay safe and well taken care of during the Covid-19 pandemic. We accept a variety of insurances as well as Medicaid if you need assistance with paying for Home Health Care. Our Home Health Aides are well trained and certified and we make sure to take appropriate measures when it comes to keeping Mom or Dad safe, as well as our Home Health Care workers.
While visiting Mom or Dad during the day, we will make sure that we follow proper safety guidelines and protocols as well as wear the necessary personal protective equipment to ensure that Mom or Dad stay healthy and safe during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Unlimited Care 4 Home Health Care provides Home Health Care for Seniors, those who are ill, as well as the physically or mentally challenged in Stafford, Virginia as well as surrounding areas in Virginia.
To schedule your free consultation or to book Home Health care, you can click here or send us an email and a member on our team will be in contact with you shortly.
Please reach out to us at Info@UnlimitedCare4HHC.com if you have any questions.