At this time, information about COVID-19 is rapidly evolving as new details are confirmed and new questions emerge. For those of you whose parents live at home by themselves, managing their risk of exposure is challenging. Should you suspend services from home health aides and if you do, who will care for them? Will you know if dad is feeling abandoned or frightened? Do you really want mom going to the grocery store by herself? And what about family members that have Dementia?
Staying informed about important in-home care services can reduce your stress and help calm likely anxieties. Recently we received a message from a family member regarding her mom and the care she is receiving from JEVS Care at Home. “Anastasia has helped by allowing me to FaceTime with my mom using her cell phone. My mom is 100 and only has a flip phone. She keeps in very close contact with me re: her health status. In short, she keeps me sane. Thank you all so much for being there.”
Here are some things that in-home care can do and how JEVS Care at Home can do more.
If you or a loved one is having a difficult time and want to seek outside help, we are here for you. Our aging and disabled loved ones will always be at the top of our minds.
“I can’t have fear in my heart. I believe in God so strong that I know I’m covered. When this first happened, I immediately started washing hands, wearing gloves, wearing masks, and using universal precautions. I am covering myself and will continue to do so until the end of this. My heart goes to the client not to myself, because I know they need me. I’m a dedicated worker and always have been. This is my calling and I know God has me protected.”
– Beryl Smith-Berry, JEVS Care at Home caregiver