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Important Senior Care Wellness Tips for Englewood, OH and Surrounding Areas

In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, fear is a common emotion felt among our local community. More than anything, you want your loved ones to be safe. At Visiting Angels of Englewood, we understand your deep concerns. The senior care professionals at Visiting Angels of Englewood are here to give you researched-backed information that you can trust, with guidance from the CDC. Also, we will inform you of the many ways that our senior care professionals are helping their caregivers remain safe and comfortable amidst this global health crisis.

Vital Wellness Tips for Englewood Families

With the following tips, Visiting Angels caregivers are helping their clients remain safe while assisting them with important daily living activities.

  1. Practice social distancing: One of the many keywords circulating coverage of COVID-19 is “social distancing”, and for good reason. The CDC reports that the main way that the virus spreads is from person-to-person. Through close contact (six-feet-apart or less), the virus can transfer through sneezing, coughing, or touching. To keep your loved one at home and away from those who are potentially infected, one of our caregivers would be glad to perform certain vital out-of-the-house errands including grocery shopping.
  2. Disinfect surfaces: COVID-19 can last for up to three days on a surface. A caregiver can assist your loved one with housekeeping and ensure that surfaces remain disinfected, especially those that are touched frequently.
  3. Stay mindful: To prevent the spread of illness, it’s important to sneeze or cough into the crook of your elbow or a tissue. Also, avoiding touching your face with unwashed hands is vital. A Visiting Angels caregiver can remind your loved one to practice these habits.
  4. Maintain personal care: Personal care tasks such as hand washing, bathing, and changing clothes can prevent illness, according to research. These tasks can get more difficult with age, increasing a senior’s risk of illness. A caregiver specializing in personal care can help your loved one practice these good hygiene practices.

Visiting Angels Focuses on Your Needs

Along with daily living assistance, our caregivers help their clients through a varied list of senior care services. Each service is specialized to fit the needs of each client, unlike assisted living facilities and nursing homes. Some of the many personalized services that we offer in Englewood are personal care, Alzheimer’s care, end of life care, social care, and dementia care. At Visiting Angels of Englewood, we always put the needs of the client first.

Interested in learning more about how we can help your loved one stay home? Contact our offices today to learn more about our senior care services and schedule a free consultation.

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