COVID-19 has taken over our lives, changing how we work, how we shop, how we learn, how we socialize, and how we live.
If you or your loved one require in-home care during this time, it’s important to know and understand the virus and how your caregivers are responding to the COVID-19 crisis. High-quality, reliable, compassionate in-home care helps limit exposure to the virus while providing much-needed support during an already challenging time.
COVID-19 is a member of the coronavirus family and was first seen in humans in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. COVID-19 enters the body through the eyes, nose, and mouth and heads for the lungs, the spleen, and the intestines, where it attaches itself to the host’s previously healthy cells and gives its toxic instruction, “replicate,” and quickly begins to multiply and take over. As soon as the foreign invader is detected, the host’s immune system starts sending immune cells and antibodies to the infected area. In most cases, the immune system can take control of the battlefield, destroy the viral enemy, and clean up the mess left behind. But in some cases, the virus and the secondary infections prove to be too much for the immune system to handle.
First, it’s very important to understand that COVID-19 is a new virus. Researchers are just beginning to understand how it affects the human body and there is much yet to learn. That said, here’s what we know to date:
The complete clinical understanding of COVID-19 is unknown. The illness runs the full gamut from mild (no symptoms) to severe, including infection that results in death. According to the CDC, most available information suggests that approximately 16% of cases involve serious illness. Older patients and patients of all ages with existing medical conditions are at high risk for serious illness. One report found that 80% of COVID-19 deaths were in patients 65 years of age and older, with the highest death rates occurring in people over 85.
Everyone can do their part to stop COVID-19. The CDC recommends the following to slow the spread of the virus:
The CDC provides excellent recommendations for keeping things clean.
Family members and caregivers caring for COVID-19 patients need to take precautions to avoid getting or spreading the virus.
The caregivers at 24 Hour Home Care are an excellent resource for you and your family during this difficult time. Home is the safest place for your loved one; our caregivers make it easier for high-risk individuals to avoid exposure to COVID-19. We’re staying on top of the situation and taking every precaution to ensure that our caregivers and our clients stay safe.
The success of our clients and company is entirely dependent on the quality of our Caregivers. We make certain to find and provide our senior clients with the industry’s best caretakers so that have a positive in-home care experience. We submit all of our Caregivers through nation-wide background checks, assessment tests, and verify multiple references. All of our Caregivers are required to be compassionate, reliable, experienced, and above all else, TRUSTWORTHY. We understand that you are entrusting your loved one’s home and well-being with our company, things we take more than just seriously.
24 Hour Home Care® is committed to improving the lives of our senior clients. By assisting seniors with their daily living activities, we are able to keep them at home where they are comfortable and allow them to thrive during this chapter of their lives. Not only do we strive to exceed customer satisfaction, we strive to exceed employee satisfaction. We want all of our Caregivers to be proud and happy to work for 24 Hour Home Care® so that they will provide the best senior home care possible!LEARN MORE ABOUT TRUSTED CAREGIVERS
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