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How Senior Care Can Protect Your Aging Loved One in Greater Augusta, GA During a Pandemic

One of the worst pandemics in modern history has the world in its grips. During this time, it's vital that family caregivers providing senior care for an elderly loved one in Augusta, GA know what they can do to protect them. Thankfully the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) continues to learn more about the Coronavirus almost daily.

What causes COVID-19 to spread?

  • The Coronavirus lasts for multiple hours or days on surfaces like copper (up to three hours), cardboard (up to 24-hours), and plastic and stainless steel (up to three days).
  • COVID-19 can be spread through the air from a cough or sneeze and can linger there for three hours.
  • Person-to-person, especially people within six feet of one another, is the most common cause.

Senior Care Can Help Your Elderly Loved One in Augusta or the Surrounding Area Stay Safe and Healthy During the Current Pandemic

As a leading senior care service in the Augusta area, we provide services designed to keep our clients safe and healthy in the comfort of their homes. To do this, we offer one of the most comprehensive menus of senior care services in the area. Our home care is designed to consider a person’s mental, physical, social, and spiritual needs.

We will continue to update our services to provide better protection for our clients as the CDC releases new information.

As an in home care provider, we can help by:

  • Providing our seniors, the personal care services they continue to need, such as bathing, washing hands, grooming, dressing, and many others.
  • Providing light housekeeping services that include disinfecting any surface that could be potentially be harboring the virus. This includes countertops, floors, door handles, bathrooms, and many others.
  • Reminding seniors that if they need to cough or sneeze, they should do so by using their shoulder or tissue. Seniors should also avoid touching areas like their faces and especially their eyes.
  • Ensuring family members are kept up to date on any changes in their loved one's health. This includes monitoring your loved one for symptoms of Coronavirus, including running a fever, dry cough, having trouble breathing, and chest pain.
  • Ensuring seniors can practice the recommended social distancing. We do this by letting them remain in their homes while our caregiver goes out and does the grocery shopping and picks up any prescriptions.

Our Caregivers Stand Ready to Provide a Range of Services

Our goal is the same as yours, to keep your loved one as healthy and happy as possible, ensuring they can continue living at home where they are most comfortable.

Our caregivers provide:

  • Incidental transportation
  • Social care to help seniors become more socially aware and active
  • Assistance for seniors with dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and limited life expectancy
  • Friendly, compassionate companionship
  • Help preparing nutritious meals
  • Activities such as puzzles, board games, hobbies

Learn More

If you're worried about your elderly loved one during this pandemic and would like to learn more about in-home senior care by Visiting Angels of Augusta, contact us today and let's schedule your free in-home consultation.

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