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Home Care Can Be a Vital Resource for Seniors in Greater Springfield, MO During the Coronavirus Health Crisis

Now more than ever, families are focusing on the wellness and health of their aging loved ones in Springfield and the surrounding area. Because we’re locally owned and operated, we understand just how your family feels and the resources that are available to you in the area. At Visiting Angels of Springfield, we’re another resource that your aging loved one can rely on to help them stay safe and comfortable at home. During the coronavirus health crisis, home care can be integral to your loved one’s health.

Visiting Angels of Springfield Is Ready to Provide Home Care That Keeps Your Loved One Safe

Our goal has always been to help your aging loved one maintain their health, happiness, and independence at home. Our senior caregivers are there for each of our clients, offering customized care plans and assistance that’s respectful, knowledgeable, and dignified. During the coronavirus health crisis, Visiting Angels of Springfield can help your loved one avoid situations in which they are likely to contract the disease.

With guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and our local Department of Health, we’ve identified the following areas of focus during the coronavirus outbreak:

  • Education on the symptoms. We want all our caregivers, clients, and clients’ families to know what symptoms to look for: fever, dry cough, difficulty breathing, chest pain, and confusion.
  • Focusing on personal care. Maintaining good hygiene is vital during this public health crisis. Home care services can help with bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, and more.
  • Practicing new health habits. Social distancing (maintaining a distance of six feet between people), regular hand washing and hand sanitizing, not touching our faces, and coughing in the crook of our elbows are all needed now.
  • Maintaining a safe home environment. Our home care providers can assist your loved one with light housekeeping, like keeping hard surfaces disinfected, maintaining a safe kitchen and bathroom, and sanitizing commonly touched areas like doorknobs or handrails.

C­­are from a Visiting Angel can also help your loved one avoid high-transmission spaces like public services or shopping areas. A caregiver can go grocery shopping, pick up prescriptions, and get mail from the mailbox. We offer safe and reliable transportation, as well as mobility assistance, for anywhere your loved one does need to go.

Learn More

If you’re concerned about the wellbeing of a loved one during the coronavirus health crisis, Visiting Angels of Springfield is ready to help. Call our agency today to learn more about our living assistance.

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