I don’t know about you, but Grandparents Day came and went last week with only Zoom and phone calls, instead of the annual in-person hugs and kisses my beautiful Grands always gift me.
The year 2020 has proven to be quite a challenge for most of us in many different ways, but it’s my business and nature to be concerned about the impact this crazy year has had on seniors isolated from loved ones due to COVID-19.
Unfortunately, senior isolation is likely to continue as many children have returned to in-person classes, increasing their risk of contracting coronavirus. As I write this blog, the number of children who have tested positive for COVID-19 since returning to schools across Florida, has risen 26%, which translates to nearly 54,000 students, according to a CNN report.
This news is very disappointing, because it means our most vulnerable seniors who live alone in our communities will likely not receive visits from loved ones, as this pandemic continues.
With isolation comes depression, which is why I’m so grateful to have ways to help seniors feeling isolated begin and end their days with comfort and joy, thanks to our wake-up and tuck-in services. Considering summer has come to an end, days are getting shorter and nights are getting longer, this service may be just in time for you or your senior loved one!
OUR WAKE-UP SERVICES INCLUDE:
- Assistance getting out of bed
- Getting dressed
- Preparing for the day
- Making a nutritious breakfast
- Medication Reminders
OUR TUCK-IN SERVICES INCLUDE:
- Dinner preparation and clean up
- Assistance with brushing their teeth
- Help getting into bed
- House check to ensure all doors and windows are locked
- Checking to make sure the stove/oven is off
- Ensuring medication has been taken (if necessary)
- Charging electronics
- Ensuring Emergency Alert buttons are worn
If you or your senior loved one is isolated from family and has additional needs, I offer a FREE consultation to address them. There is no obligation to enlist Home Helpers® services, but the wake-up and tuck-in services our compassionate caregivers provide serve to lift their spirits, keep them engaged, and help them feel safe, loved, cared for, and less isolated.
We, at Home Helpers® Clearwater, are honored to have received the Home Care Pulse – Best of Home Care® Provider of Choice Award for 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020. We proudly serve male and female seniors in Clearwater, Dunedin, Palm Harbor, Safety Harbor, Tarpon Springs, Holiday, New Port Richey, Trinity, Port Richey, Hudson and surrounding areas. Home Helpers®…we are Making Life Easier℠ 727.942.2539