Covid-19 Home Care

Covid-19 Home Care

We understand that these are challenging times for everyone. The Government has made it clear that people should socially distance and only leave home for food shopping, medication, and work where these are deemed to be essential. Current evidence suggests that although COVID-19 can affect people of all ages it is those who are 60 and above and people with underlying medical conditions who are at increased risk.

During a time of uncertainty, we want to make ensure that you can have outstanding care and that you are able to feel safe in your own home.

All our CAREGivers are provided with the necessary Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) including face masks, aprons, gloves and hand sanitiser.

What is Covid-19 Home Care?

During the coronavirus pandemic you or a loved one may have to self-isolate at home, this could be because you or a family member are showing symptoms of Covid-19 and are awaiting test results, or unfortunately you have the coronavirus. With our home care service, we can create a tailored care plan to meet your needs and requirements to help you through your self-isolation. Whether you are already receiving home care from us and require additional visits or whether you require an urgent care plan due to a family member who is unable to visit you we can help.

Covid-19 home care can include:
· Personal care - assistance with bathing, dressing and toileting
· Medication support, including prompts or administering medication
· Help moving around the home
· Housekeeping duties, including vacuuming, dusting, changing beds and doing the laundry
· Preparing meals
· Caring for your pet
· Running errands to collect prescriptions or food shopping
· Companionship and supporting your independent living at home

What types of Covid-19 Home Care can you provide?

Home visit – We can arrange support visits at specific times of the day or night to provide the care you need. Whether it is one or two visits a week or several visits throughout the day or night we can provide you with a CAREGiver. Whether it is for companionship so you are not alone or for someone to do your shopping we are here for you. If you are already on a care plan with us and you would like to increase your visits temporarily, we would be happy to arrange this for you.

Emergency Care – If you are coming out of hospital following having the coronavirus and require some home support until you feel better we can provide a CAREGiver to help you with your needs.

Live-in care - we can arrange a live-in CAREGiver that can provide support each day according to your requirements. Our CAREGivers are selected carefully, based on your personality and care needs, this CAREGiver will live with you at home, supporting you with your day-to-day needs. With a special focus on promoting your independence and helping you to get the most out of life, they are likely to become a great friend and companion.

What are Home Instead doing about Covid-19?

Our main goal is to keep our CAREGivers and clients as safe as possible. The policies and procedures we have in place are following guidelines set out by the Government and Public Health England. All our CAREGiver are provided with personal protective equipment (PPE) which includes aprons, gloves, hand sanitiser, face masks and face shields.

How quickly can Covid-19 Care be arranged?

Due to the nature of Covid-19 we understand that the need for care can be urgent. We can arrange care very quickly and in many cases we can begin arranging care within 24/48 hours of you getting in touch. Even if you are currently in hospital our care manager can arrange support that will ease your move back to your home quickly.

Contact us today

If you would like to find out more about the Covid-19 Home Care support we can provide you, please call our friendly care team on 01242 513203 or complete the form below and we will get in touch.

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