According to the CDC, 8 out of 10 deaths associated with COVID-19 are in adults over the age of 65. And all are being asked to stay at home, if possible, to prevent the spread of this highly contagious disease. But the anxiety is greater for seniors who are faced with the difficult decision of venturing out to gather essential supplies, like groceries and prescriptions or going without. In addition, if you or a loved one is considering the assistance of a senior facility, the fear of the inability to practice safe social distancing is real.
Now more than ever, in-home help is important for the health and well-being of seniors. “We are extremely dedicated to helping the seniors in our community through this health crisis. We will remain open and ready to care for the most vulnerable population who are best suited to stay in their homes. We believe it is safer to have one caregiver visit and provide services than to be exposed in a community or senior facility or rehab with hundreds of residents”, said Debbie Humphrey, CEO of Home Helpers of Clearwater.
Caregivers can not only provide daily assistance with things like personal care, cleaning and shopping but also companionship in a very stressful time. It can also provide peace of mind to adult children who do not live locally, that their parent is staying safe.
“We are all in this together”, said Debbie, “And we want everyone to know that we will be there when they need us most.”
About Home Helper’s Clearwater
Home Helpers is a provider of non-medical, private duty home care and was founded in 2007 and its mission is to be the most trusted and respected provider of private duty home care services and support for individuals who choose to remain independent in their homes and communities. Further information can be found at http://www.homehelpershomecare.com/clearwater.