Home care is an essential resource that many people utilize to stay in their homes and maintain a healthy life. The spread of COVID-19 across the world has caused many people to rethink home care and how to maintain social distancing. By Elice Morgenson
Home care is an essential resource that many people utilize to stay in their homes and maintain a healthy life. The spread of COVID-19 across the world has caused many people to rethink home care and how to maintain social distancing. Assisting Hands® Home Care has developed a program that limits physical contact while keeping health concerns and wellbeing their top priority.
Gail Stout, vice president of Assisting Hands, discussed Ensure Connect, a new program that the company offers to their franchisees to stay connected during this difficult time. Ensure Connect provides virtual homecare to clients through the use of a video device. This program offers specially developed instructions that help home care providers assist clients in the safety and comfort of their own homes.
A virtual visit can take place with a choice of methods that work best for the client or their loved ones. In particular, caregivers have been trained with a system of guided questions to monitor self-care, eating habits, and health concerns via FaceTime, video chat, and phone call. These observations provide information that can alert a health professional or family member that additional care is needed and certain criteria are not being addressed.
Caregivers also are able to provide assistance by coordinating home deliveries, stimulating conversations, offering care reminders, arranging transportation, and organizing any other non-medical services that a client may require. However, according to Stout, relieving the feeling of isolation that the client may be experiencing can be just as valuable as the services provided.
In addition to the virtual-based assistance that Assisting Hands offers, in-home home care options are available during this time of need as well. A caregiver is able to provide other necessities for a client, including cleaning, pet care and feeding, prescription pickup, grocery shopping, companionship, dressing, and other daily activities while practicing the CDC guidelines for safety.
Assisting Hands strives to provide exceptional health care and positively impact the lives of their clients regardless of age. It is important to Assisting Hands that people can age in place and live happy, safe, and healthy lives in their own homes. In addition, Assisting Hands maintains a strong connection with their franchisees to help guarantee that they can deliver the highest quality care and establish a successful business.
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– Elice Morgenson