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The team at Visiting Angels understands how stressful and uncertain times are for clients and families right now. Each Visiting Angels location is committed to providing quality home care services in a safe environment. Visiting Angels continues to remain informed regarding the changing state of the COVID-19 virus, the spread of the virus in our communities, and continues to implement infection control and protective measures in accordance with guidance from state and local health officials.

Visiting Angels has implemented a COVID-19 Prevention Program that addresses and responds to specific risks to clients, staff, and transmission levels in its communities.

Visiting Angels’ professional caregivers are provided education and training on COVID-19 infection control practices including the importance of frequent handwashing, cleaning and disinfecting surfaces regularly, and proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE). Caregivers are provided with proper PPE for use in all clients’ homes, wear masks while providing care in the home, and practice social distancing whenever possible.

Caregivers are screened for COVID-19 symptoms prior to reporting to work. Caregivers experiencing symptoms or are living with sick household members are required to refrain from reporting to work and must follow any applicable isolation and testing requirements before returning to work.

Visiting Angels continues to monitor and implement COVID-19 guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as federal, state, and local health directives.

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Collection of essential insights and recommendations for Caregivers and families to provide clear, timely answers to questions about COVID-19 related to your senior loved one.
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What Do the New CDC Guidelines for COVID-19 Mean for Seniors?

As more older adults are currently receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals. Learn what the CDC states fully vaccinated individuals can do now and what they should continue to practice.

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4 Ways Chess and Brain Games Benefit Seniors

Did you know “brain games” such as chess, bridge, and word puzzles may help seniors keep their minds sharp? Researchers say these fun, challenging, and engaging activities have a significant positive impact on mental function, which can be especially beneficial for older adults as they age. Here are four ways brain games can improve cognitive function and overall well-being for seniors.

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Senior woman struggling with feelings of loneliness and isolation.

Is Your Senior Loved One Lonely?

“Being alone” and “feeling lonely” are not necessarily the same. Being alone is a physical experience occurring when a person is not surrounded by other people. Feeling lonely, on the other hand, is a mental and emotional experience that could harm an individual’s physical and mental well-being. Because of these health risks, family members need to recognize when senior loved ones need help.

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Tips to Protect Seniors from the Flu and COVID-19

With the flu season upon us and the COVID-19 pandemic continuing throughout the country, it’s more important than ever to know how to keep seniors safe from harmful viruses. The CDC says there are some key differences between the flu and COVID-19 and recommends the following tips to help you tell the difference.

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How to Celebrate the Holidays With Seniors During COVID-19

Many around the country are struggling with how to safely celebrate with family and friends – especially senior loved ones – during the holidays this year. In order to help you make a safe plan for your elderly loved ones this holiday season, here are some tips on assessing COVID-19 risks.

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Senior with mask in restaurant during coronavirus pandemic.

Keeping Seniors Safe in Public During COVID-19

As communities reopen across the country, many seniors are looking forward to going back to the hair salon or barber, the grocery store, a relative’s house, or a favorite local restaurant. Here are a few senior safety tips for public settings — and some information on how professional caregivers can assist you in protecting your senior during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Strategies to Help Seniors with Hearing Loss During COVID-19

Individuals around the globe are donning masks and keeping safe distances to reduce the spread of coronavirus, but older adults with hearing limitations are struggling to understand and communicate effectively with family, friends and others. Use simple strategies to better communicate with those with hearing impairments – even through a mask.

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A woman with an elderly friend talking while social distancing during COVID-19

When Seniors Want to Social Distance — and Others Don’t

After months of following public health recommendations to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus, some people are becoming less vigilant about social distancing. This “quarantine fatigue” presents a problem for older adults who want to social distance because they’re at a higher risk of developing complications from COVID-19. Here are a few suggestions to help when your senior loved ones want to social distance and others refuse.

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3 Reasons Why Elderly Socialization is Critical

As the world has changed because of COVID-19, many are discovering just how essential regular social contact is for their happiness, comfort, and quality of life. While we’ve all been struggling with the ongoing social restrictions, it’s a good time to reflect on how essential socialization is for seniors, in particular, and how we can support our elderly loved ones.

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Help Seniors Return to a “New Normal” During COVID-19

As communities begin to reopen during the coronavirus, precautions such as wearing masks, social distancing, limiting trips to the store, increased use of technology, and new check-in procedures at the doctor’s office could prove to be upsetting to your older loved one — especially if he or she is living with dementia, memory impairment, or Alzheimer’s disease. Here are a few suggestions for how you can help your older loved one adjust to a “new normal” during COVID-19.

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6 Safety Tips for Seniors and Caregivers During COVID-19 Reopening

Communities across the country are beginning to reopen after the initial surge of COVID-19, and many people are welcoming the opportunity to dine at a restaurant, get a haircut, or visit with family. However, due to their increased risk of coronavirus-related complications, some seniors — as well as their family caregivers — may be understandably concerned about resuming activities in public. Learn six safety tips seniors and caregivers can keep in mind during reopening.

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Maintain a Healthy Routine for Seniors During COVID-19

While the sudden changes created by COVID-19 are preparing us all for a “new reality,” it’s also important to instill normal routines and schedules for seniors during this time of uncertainty.

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Social Care Program Helps Seniors with Social Distancing During Coronavirus Pandemic

Social Care Program Helps Seniors Cope With Social Distancing

As the coronavirus pandemic progresses, social distancing continues to be recommended by medical experts across the globe to limit the spread of COVID-19. For older adults, social distancing can be more problematic for their physical and emotional well-being. Find out how our Social Care Program can help your senior parents and elderly family members remain happy and emotionally connected during the pandemic.

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Virus Prevention Tips for In-Home Senior Caregivers

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted our lives and altered how we interact with each other. It’s only natural to be anxious and worried if you’re caring for an elderly loved one who could be vulnerable to COVID-19. Learn simple ways to ensure your senior loved one is as protected as possible from contagions.

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Finding work-life balance while caring for an elderly loved one during coronavirus pandemic.

9 Tips for Balancing Senior Care with Working from Home

Many family caregivers of older adults have found themselves in the unexpected position of balancing work from home with increased eldercare responsibilities. Navigating these new – and sometimes unchartered waters – can be overwhelming. Here are nine tips to help family caregivers manage their new senior care roles while working productively from home.

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Talk to your senior loved ones about the importance of precautions during the coronavirus pandemic.

How to Talk to Seniors About COVID-19 Precautions

The coronavirus pandemic has caused family caregivers to feel more anxious about their elderly loved ones’ health and safety — especially when some seniors are refusing to change their behaviors or take COVID-19 seriously. However, there are a several things family caregivers can do to protect senior loved ones and help them understand why coronavirus is a cause for concern.

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Running Essential Errands

As communities across the United States take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting close contact, people are facing new challenges and questions about how to meet basic household needs, such as buying groceries and medicine, and completing banking activities. The following Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) information provides advice about how to meet these household needs in a safe and healthy manner.

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Good Hand Hygiene Reduces Health Risks for Seniors

Have you noticed that your aging mother or father gets colds more often? As we age, our immunity system slows, increasing the risk of colds and flu. Vaccines become less effective and the healing or recovery process takes longer.

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5 Ways Seniors Can Stay Active During COVID-19 Social Distancing

Although it’s important for older adults to protect their health during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s also vital they stay physically and mentally active. However, it can be challenging to find appropriate social distancing activities for seniors. Here are five ways seniors can stay active while following social distancing guidelines.

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Home Care Heroes: In-Home Caregivers Provide Essential Services During COVID-19 Pandemic

Every day, thousands of older adults across the nation rely on Visiting Angels’ caregivers to help them manage everyday tasks, such as bathing, dressing, grocery shopping, and preparing meals – even in times of a national crisis.

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6 Coronavirus Scams and Hoaxes Targeting the Elderly

6 Coronavirus Scams and Hoaxes Targeting the Elderly

Vulnerable seniors are being preyed on by scammers using a broad range of coronavirus cons to harm them financially and emotionally. Your best defense to protect your senior loved ones is to be aware of these deceptions. Here are six coronavirus-related scams now targeting older adults.

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Coronavirus and the Elderly: How to Protect Your Senior Loved Ones

With so much misinformation circulating, it can be difficult to know what to do to protect yourself and your elderly loved ones. But don’t panic: you and your loved ones can take actions to reduce the risk of becoming ill from COVID-19.

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Taking Care of Our Emotional Health

Tips to support you and your senior’s emotional health.

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How to Care for Someone in the Home who has COVID-19

Tips for caring for yourself or someone in your home who has COVID-19.

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Keeping Yourself and Others Safe

Steps to protect yourself and others from the transmission of the coronavirus.

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Cleaning Tips to Limit COVID-19 Survival in the Home

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has provided home cleaning guidance for slowing the spread of this virus in homes of people with presumptive or confirmed COVID-19.

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