SOCIAL DISTANCING WHILE BEING CAREGIVER
The novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has certainly changed our way of life. As we attempt to regain any resemblance of normalcy, it is important to continue practicing safety precautions to keep our loved ones healthy. This includes evaluating how to look after the older adults for whom we care. Seniors age 60 and older are especially vulnerable to severe illnesses. Those with pre-existing conditions – such as heart and lung disease or diabetes) are especially more likely to have severe infections. Here we discuss ideas to consider you care for someone while adhering to social distancing guidelines.
Create a Care Plan
As a caretaker, you may be involved in everything from taking medications to providing meals. With social distancing protocols, it may not be possible to provide the same amount of personal care as you are used to. A care plan will help you as a caregiver and those you care for balance everyday necessities and activities. Here are things to consider as you a develop a care plan for your loved one: