During the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be wondering how you can help your elderly loved one. Before this pandemic began, you may have gone to visit your elderly loved one at least once a week, maybe more. You probably spent time with them, hugged them when they were sad, and brightened their day by bringing the grandchildren over. Now, with the coronavirus cases on the rise, you can’t do these things at this time. However, you can still help your elderly loved one in many ways.
Consider Home Care Solutions
Since you probably shouldn’t be going over to your elderly loved one’s home right now, you may want to consider other options for checking in on them. If they already have caregivers, you can see if those caregivers will go over to your loved one’s home more often. If they can, this will give your loved one someone to spend time with and someone to check up on them. This may be the best option at this time. Plus, if the caregivers already go to your elderly loved one’s home, they might as well go more often, instead of you or other people also going to their home. The more people who go to visit your elderly loved one, the higher chance they will have of contracting the coronavirus.
Pick Up Medications
Is your elderly loved one on any medications? If they are, it would probably be safer for your loved one’s caregivers to go to the pharmacy and get these medications. In many areas, only the drive-thrus at pharmacies are open. While that isn’t as high-risk as going inside a store, it is still probably best for your elderly loved one to stay home. This is especially true if they already have a pre-existing condition that would put them at a higher risk of getting COVID-19.
Getting Groceries and Household Items
There are still many people going to grocery stores to get groceries, household items, and other things. The more people who are in a store, the higher the risk for someone to get the coronavirus. If your elderly loved one needs groceries and other household items (and they will just like everyone else) it may be best to have their caregivers go to the store for them. Your elderly loved one or you can make a list of the things that your loved one needs and have the caregiver get those things from the store.
These are some of the best ways that caregivers can help elderly adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. Making sure that your elderly loved one stays home during this pandemic will help to keep them safe. Caregivers can help to take the stress off from you and your loved one during this time.
If you or an aging loved-one is considering a caregiver in Scotch Plains, NJ or the surrounding areas please contact the caring staff at Perfect Touch Home Care Firm today! (908) 469-2701 .