Home Care During the Pandemic: Keeping Seniors Safe

Home Care During the Pandemic: Keeping Seniors Safe

For the past several months, family caregivers have had to manage seemingly monumental challenges in connection with the care of the seniors they love. With COVID-19’s specific dangers to the elderly and those with underlying health conditions, such as COPD, diabetes, heart problems, and others which are common in the elderly, families have struggled with keeping seniors safe and knowing how to best protect their older loved ones.

To that end, some families made the very difficult choice to pause home care services to avoid having anyone outside of the family come into the home – meaning they were suddenly responsible for full-time elder care. Without a care partner, this alone is often unbelievably stressful, but add to that the many other new responsibilities and concerns as a result of the pandemic, such as shifting to working virtually, caring for young children who could no longer attend school or daycare, and more. 

To say it is been an overwhelming time is an understatement, but now, with many new safety protocols in place, will it be safe to once again bring in a professional home care agency in order to help? 

Amy’s Helping Hands has continued to deliver safe, dependable in-home care services for senior loved ones throughout the pandemic, in accordance with all recommended guidelines. When you’re prepared to look into home care options, keep these suggestions in mind:


  • Work with an established in-home care company, like Amy’s Helping Hands, which has a well thought out COVID-19 plan in place – and ask for information regarding that plan.
  • Plan to be present when the caregiver arrives the first time to help relieve any worries you might have, such as making certain he/she is wearing a face covering, sanitizing surfaces, washing hands often, etc.
  • Talk with the older adult's health care provider about any concerning health conditions and to get suggestions for any extra safety measures that ought to be taken during caregiving visits.


Amy’s Helping Hands, the Windsor-Essex senior care experts, are always here to answer any questions you might have and to share details about the steps we are taking to ensure we are keeping seniors safe, such as:


  • Wearing face coverings along with other personal protective equipment as appropriate 
  • Thoroughly sanitizing and disinfecting any items brought inside the seniors’ homes
  • Making sure all care staff are healthy through routine temperature checks and wellness assessments
  • Practicing safe social distancing protocol
  • And much more


Give us a call at 519.915.4370 any time to learn more about the countless advantages of professional in-home care, and ways in which we can assist an older adult you love to live life to the fullest – safely and comfortably within the familiarity of home.