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Home Care helps: Covid 19

Home Care helps: Covid 19
We see it all the time- a loved one is struggling and needs a little more help than they used to. You begin doing your research on in-home care agencies, and considering your options. You choose an agency, and the plan is for the caregiver to come twice a week, for four hours each day, to help with your 80-year-old father, who has congestive heart failure and dementia.
“But I think I'm just going to wait,” you say, noting that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in California is climbing. “I just don't want him to get exposed to something that's coming from another patient. I need help, but I'm afraid.”
You are not alone. Every year an estimated 12 million Americans who are infirm, chronically ill or disabled depend on some form of in-home care, according to the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC). Many are 65 or older and have serious underlying medical conditions, placing them in the high-risk category for severe illness or death if they contract COVID-19.
Physical distancing, as per the California Department of Public Health, is particularly difficult during in-home care, which often requires close contact for tasks like bathing, grooming and feeding. “Remember, though, the reason health care workers are going into people's homes is because those people need care,” says NAHC President William Dombi. “And those needs are still there in spite of the pandemic. If they don't get the care they need, they may end up in the ER, and that's not the place for them to be right now.”
To continue needed in-home care, Care for Seniors is taking extra safety precautions to mitigate the risks of transmission and keep their patients as safe as possible. The day starts and ends with self-monitoring. All staff assess their wellness, then report that information to their supervisors. Clients are also monitored using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocols before visits. We watch for fever, shortness of breath, a cough and whether they have had cont.

Testimonials

I was extremely pleased with the in-home care I received from your employee, Zanaida Beltran. Zenaida is a highly competent caregiver who is very instrumental in fulfilling my needs after I suffered a fractured pelvis. At all times she was prompt in arriving, knew how to perform her duties intelligently and did all with a most pleasant manner. Zenaida anticipated what was necessary and went beyond normal circumstances making my surrounding appropriately safe and clean. She also made sure that I followed the instructions of my doctors and physiotherapist. Upon accompanying me to appointments, she assisted with all transfers from car or cab. I felt confidant-having Zenaida with me. I am positive that Zenaida’s help during the first days of my confinement has been instrumental in my eventually achieving a full recovery from my accident. Thank you for sending such a valuable caregiver.

Margaret S
Margaret S

I wanted to put in writing what a lifesaver Care for Seniors was for us. My husband and I found ourselves in the unexpected situation for both being in the hospital at the same time. Len was going to be released before me but still needed a caregiver when he arrived home. I was not going to be home for a few days but I was also going to need help recovering from my chemotherapy treatment. It was 3:00pm in the afternoon when the agency was contacted and amazingly they were able to get us a live in caregiver by 6:00pm that same day. I shudder when I think back on that day and how vulnerable and helpless I felt. Thanks to you, Alla and Care for Seniors staff, our needs were met with compassion and understanding. Thank you so much! It’s comforting to know that we seniors have a safe and reliable place to turn for help.

Suzanne E
Suzanne E

I am so grateful for all your services. My mother was cared for with compassion, attention, dignity, and integrity. A special commendation is deserved by Maria Regina Garcia. Gina went way above her responsibilities in caring for my mother. My mother grew to love her. I frequently observed Gina holding my mother’s hand and stroking her hair. In the hours immediately prior to my mother’s death on July 19th 2009, Gina sat with her through the night ensuring that at every stage in the process, my mother would be comfortable. My cousin who shared some time with her that evening told me that Gina was caring and tearful, two attributes for which Gina is to be treasured. Living so far from my mother, it was always my intent that she not die alone or in pain. To some extent, my cousins in the Bay Area assisted with that. However, Gina ensured that my mother’s last few months would be shared with an attentive, compassionate, and caring individual. Within minutes of my mother’s death, Gina called me here in Georgia to notify me. Gina stayed with my mother until my mother was transported from Rhoda Goldman Plaza. I will always remember the service of your caregivers, but particularly Gina. You should consider her a treasured asset.

Gary G., M.D
Gary G., M.D

Thank you so much for your help and support during Joe’s ordeal. You couldn’t have helped more, and your energetic and cheerful presence was an added comfort. I am recommending Care for Seniors to SF Village very highly. I hope we cross paths again in happier times.

Andy H
Andy H

I wanted to express my appreciation for the excellent service you provided in helping my mother during the past two years. You and your office staff were always available and wonderfully responsive to last minute changes and emergencies as they arose. Your Caregivers were sensitive and competent, especially considering my mother’s many special requirements. She was very pleased with their effort, ability and affection. I can strongly recommend Care for Seniors as a reliable, competent and effective service in caring for the elderly. Best wishes to you and all your Staff.

Henry T
Henry T

I want to thank you and all your staff for your care for Bob and being so responsive and helpful. I would gladly recommend Care for Seniors to any families who want kind and caring support for their loved ones.

Sue Ann S
Sue Ann S

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Henry T
Henry T

I want to thank you and all your staff for your care for Bob and being so responsive and helpful..

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Sue Ann S
Sue Ann S

I wanted to put in writing what a lifesaver Care for Seniors was for us. My husband and I found ourselves..

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Suzanne E
Suzanne E
Home Care helps: Covid 19