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If You’re Concerned About the Health of an Aging Loved One Who Lives Alone in Greater South Dayton, OH During COVID-19, In-Home Care Can Help

At Visiting Angels of South Dayton, our mission has always been to help seniors stay healthy, safe, and comfortable while maintaining their independence. In-home care provides a vital resource for seniors who have unique health circumstances, mobility challenges, or wellness needs. During this health crisis caused by COVID-19, Visiting Angels of South Dayton is well-prepared to make a difference in your loved one’s safety and health.

Visiting Angels of South Dayton’s In-Home Care Makes a Difference in the Safety and Independence of Your Loved One During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Our in-home care services range from simple tasks (like linens changing, or medication reminders) to hands-on assistance with personal or physical needs. We practice daily wellness to keep your aging loved one healthy, comfortable, and independent, and offer support for any daily task or activity on your loved one’s to-do list. A home care provider can even help with specialized in-home care services, such as transitional care (for help returning home from the hospital after a surgery or illness), Alzheimer’s and dementia care, and end of life care.

How We Boost Wellness to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

Visiting Angels of South Dayton continues to safely offer in-home care to seniors. With guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our Ohio Department of Health, we are focusing on these important elements of care:

  • Knowing the symptoms, watching for changes in health, and reporting any symptoms to you and your family.
  • Focusing on personal care and maintaining good hygiene personally and in the home environment, including hand washing and disinfecting home surfaces.
  • Practicing social distancing and helping your loved one avoid risky public situations by running their errands for them.
  • Practicing good hygiene habits, like sneezing in the crook of your elbow, not touching your face, and effective hand washing or hand sanitizing.

How Does Coronavirus Spread?

The CDC is a great source of information for seniors and their families. While we are all still learning about the coronavirus, COVID-19 has been noted for its spread through communities around the world. This disease can spread in three key ways:

  1. Person to person. Touch, sneezes, and coughs are common methods of transmission.
  2. On surfaces. COVID-19 can live for several hours on cardboard, and up to three days on plastic or steel.
  3. In the air. COVID-19 lasts for three hours in the air.

Learn More Today

If you’re concerned about your loved one’s ability to stay safe during the coronavirus health crisis, Visiting Angels of South Dayton is ready to help. Call our home care agency today to learn more about our services.

Each Visiting Angels agency is a franchise that is independently owned and operated. The Franchisor, Living Assistance Services Inc., does not control or manage the day to day business operations of any Visiting Angels franchised agency.