How Does Home Care Work During The COVID-19 Crisis?

Accessing Care For You or Your Loved One

Home care is continuing during the COVID-19 outbreak, so it’s still an option for those who need some help living independently.

If you or a loved one are in need of some support, the COVID-19 pandemic does not restrict home care workers. Here’s what you can expect from home care in these times, and where you can find one of the best care agencies Chelmsford has to offer.

Healthcare has never looked more different

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen lots of treatment in NHS and private hospitals grind to a halt as treating the virus and preventing its spread has taken priority. Unless a person needs urgent medical treatment, chances are it will have been postponed until hospital trusts feel as though they can safely resume it. This has led to a lot of people assuming that care across a range of sectors has also been affected – including home care.

Home care is available

The truth is, anyone that needs home care can still receive it. Carers up and down the UK have been doing their bit to make sure that people can continue to live safely and independently, even in the midst of a global pandemic. It doesn’t matter if you are making the switch from one care provider to another that better suits an individual’s needs, or you are seeking care as a result of an issue that has developed recently. Home care has provided a lifeline to some of the most vulnerable, isolated people in the UK.

Finding a great provider

You should always make sure that you find an outstanding care provider with a great local reputation, but now that is more important than ever. Fambridge Care are one of the leading home care providers in Essex, and offer a range of levels of home care. A carer can come to visit once a day, can pay multiple visits, or in cases where an individual needs a lot of support, can provide live-in care. Talk to them, and they’ll help you to identify the most suitable option.

Catering to different needs

Many of the people who need home care will have health concerns that make them more vulnerable to the effects of coronavirus. Age is a big factor too, with those over 70 years of age having to take more care. Whether a person has a health problem such as diabetes or multiple sclerosis that moderately elevates their risk level, or they have a complex health issue that means that they need to undertake what is known as ‘shielding’, a carer will tailor their services to that person’s exact needs.

Carers have the protection they need

As the pandemic took hold in the UK, there were concerns that home care staff may not have the PPE and access to testing that they needed to carry out their work safely. This could have put some people off of accessing the care that they or their loved ones needed. The carers at Fambridge Care are equipped with all of the PPE that they require, and they are able to get tested as and when they need. This will no doubt give you greater peace of mind.

If you want to find out more about the best home care in your area, then you know who to speak to today.

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