According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), older adults, i.e., people aged 65 and above, are likely to suffer more serious effects from COVID-19 as compared to the younger generations.
With this kind of information at hand, it is imperative that we, as their adult children, friends, and relatives, do everything possible to ensure their safety and wellbeing as we wait to conquer the pandemic.
However, taking care of an older adult during this time is not as easy as it sounds, especially when various circumstances have forced some of us to live far from our elderly loved ones.
Fortunately, through elderly home care services in Atlanta and other cities across the country, older adults who live alone or spend the better part of their days alone can still receive the extra special care they need during these critical times.
If you are currently not able to provide the extra care needed by an elderly loved one during these COVID times, here are some benefits of in-Home Care for seniors you might want to consider:
Benefits of In-Home Care for Seniors during COVID 19
1. Minimizing Interactions
Social distancing is among the most effective ways to protect ourselves and others from COVID-19, and minimizing interactions is an effective way for older adults to keep their circles small.
Through home care, older adults and other vulnerable individuals are able to minimize contact with the outside world and still get to have all their daily errands completed, including grocery shopping, prescription collection, bill paying, and other important errands.
At Astin Home Care Agency, we have taken it upon ourselves to minimize the number of caregivers that come into contact with our clients to one or two.
2. Avoiding Hospitals and Other Health Care Facilities
With COVID-19 overwhelming hospitals and other health care facilities, older adults and other vulnerable individuals are better off avoiding the facilities as much as possible.
Through in-home senior care services, your elderly loved one, or any other vulnerable individual for that matter may be able to remain in the comfort and safety of their homes while still receiving the care they need.
Some of the services that one can receive from home via the services of a skilled nurse include, medication administration, wound care, catheter care, and others.
3. Companionship
As always, social distancing comes with social isolation and loneliness. Fortunately, home caregiver services can offer an invaluable benefit for older adults and other individuals who are currently feeling the effects of loneliness and isolation, in the form of a trusted companion/caregiver.
Because what many isolated individuals need at this time is someone to converse with from time to time, a well-trained caregiver will provide this kind of interaction in a highly compassionate and patient way.
If after reading this you think you or your loved one can benefit from home care services for seniors and other individuals during this pandemic, feel free to contact Astin Home Care Agency.
We offer both non-medical and skilled nursing services that strive to enhance the quality of life for all our clients by keeping them healthy, happy, and safe, including those who need extra care during this pandemic.
To learn more about in-home care in Atlanta, feel free to contact us through the details given below:
Telephone- (770) 790-0012
Email – [email protected]
We’ll be happy to arrange a free in-home consultation to determine how our services can be of help to you or your loved one.

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