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How Senior Care Can Keep Aging Adults in Greater Orland Park, IL Safe During a Pandemic

As America and the rest of the world continues to struggle with the current pandemic, it is more important than ever for family caregivers to protect the health and well being of their elderly loved ones. While the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) is learning more about the Coronavirus or COVID-19, the one thing they have learned is that it is capable of spreading rapidly and causes significant illnesses and death.

COVID – 19 can spread in many ways, including:

  • COVID-19 can be spread through the air from a cough or sneeze and can linger there for three hours.
  • 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).
  • Person-to-person, especially people within six feet of one another is the most common cause

Visiting Angels Offers Senior Care Options to Help Elders Stay Healthy and Safe in Orland Park and the Surrounding Area

As a leading provider of senior care in Orland Park and the surrounding area, Visiting Angels of Orland Park’s goal is to provide our elderly clients with services that help them remain healthy and independent in their own homes. To do this, we offer a vast selection of customizable elder care services based on their mental, social, physical, and spiritual needs.

We will continue to update our services as the CDC continues to release information about the Coronavirus.

Among the best practices we offer to keep our clients safe are:

  • Ensuring seniors can practice the recommended social distancing. We do this by letting them remain in their homes while our senior caregiver goes out and does the grocery shopping and picks up any prescriptions.
  • Providing our seniors the personal care services they continue to need, such as bathing, washing hands, grooming, dressing, and many others.
  • 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.
  • We provide 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.

Contact Visiting Angels of Orland Park

If you have an elderly loved one in need of expert senior care and would like to learn more about protecting them and the rest of your family from COVID-19, contact our home care agency. We can schedule a free consultation with a senior care advisor today!

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