COVID-19's Impact on Home Care
Blog updated April 10, 2020
Though the COVID-19 pandemic places more demands on home health care workers, the virus also creates greater demand for home care workers' services. With recent cases linked to nursing homes, seniors that might otherwise have sought to shelter-in-place in a facility instead are staying in their homes. As a vulnerable population, seniors are limiting their contact with the public at large, which means they need more assistance with daily activities at home. Caregivers' valuable services are much needed, especially as the state is under order to shelter-in-place.
Coronavirus Continues to Increase Need for Home Care
On March 21, Governor Murphy ordered mandatory shelter-in-place for the entire state. For seniors living alone, this can leave them isolated, unable to complete chores, fearful, and more. Family and friends might be unable to visit to assist. They might even be experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and are unsure what to do. A home care provider can step in and give needed support during this emergency and beyond.
Some nursing homes might become overwhelmed and understaffed in the face of this pandemic. Patients might need to stay with family or return to their homes. But seniors at home often require assistance, whether for a few occasional hours or around the clock.
Hospitals are strained to capacity, canceling non-emergency procedures and care. Home care providers and registered nurses can meet many seniors' health needs instead.
Join The Senior Company
Most private home health companies lack sufficient resources or adequate protocols to support patients at home like they once did. Because The Senior Company planned ahead for emergencies such as this, we are prepared to accept new clients from hospitals, nursing homes, and the community. At The Senior Company, the health and safety of our patients, staff, and entire community are our top priorities. We are here to help seniors with their daily needs, while following the CDC’s recommendations to help protect our patients and caregivers in the home setting from the spread of infectious disease.
Are you a Registered Nurse or Certified Home Health Aide available to care for families in the north and central New Jersey areas? We invite you to apply for one of the available positions at The Senior Company, with office locations in Totowa and Hackensack. We care for our patients, or course, but we care for the employees providing that care, offering more than just a job. Check out the many benefits of working at The Senior Company.
With the future of this novel coronavirus unknown and duration of its impact uncertain, home care and the employees giving care are much needed. Join us in helping families and our communities!