• Karen McPhail, RN, MSN

Creative Options for Care that Reduce Risk!

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We all know that Covid-19 can be transmitted by those without symptoms and that social distancing is key in preventing the transmission of Covid-19, but how do we do this while needing care at home and in other settings? This can be a challenge clearly, but here are some suggestions and guidelines to consider:


If receiving care at home:

Consider converting temporarily to live in homecare. This will minimize transmission risk due to caregivers coming and going. Many private duty agencies can offer this assistance and often times long term caregivers will consider this under these circumstances.


If being released from the hospital without the need for acute or subacute rehab:

Again if you can return home consider a live in caregiver situation to minimize risk. Otherwise, a smaller personal care home can be a great option due to smaller size, easy to navigate, better staffing ratios, etc. This can be a great way to receive exceptional care in a calmer, smaller, home like environment at a lower fixed rate cost.


If currently in a Care Community:

This can be very stressful since visitation has been suspended in care communities. You can consider having your loved one come home temporarily and have a live in caregiver, as this will reduce exposure. and help to support socialization for them which will be limited in the care community for safety. If they are remaining at a care community- stay in touch with them in some manner (FaceTime, etc) and the care community staff to have a clear understanding of what is happening daily and the precautions being put in place to minimize risk to loved one. If you have questions or concerns openly express these!! Seek clarity always as your comment or expressed concern could make all the difference for not only your loved one, but others!


Reach out if you need guidance or additional support in this regard! We are here to help!

Sources: *https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6912e2.htm?s_cid=mm6912e2_w **https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/healthcare-facilities/prevent-spread-in-long-term-care-facilities.html ***https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/transmission.html

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