COVID-19: What it means for Home Care

With the recent local lockdowns across England and the possibility of a second wave of COVID-19, the pandemic is far from over. But what does this mean for those who provide care for loved ones?

Currently, local COVID-19lockdown restrictions mean that you are only able to mix in someone’s home or garden if you live with them or are part or their support bubble – where one adult living alone can join with another household. This also applies to socialising outside of your home; you can only do so in groups of less than six, and with those that you either live with or who are in your support bubble. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. With the introduction of a ‘care bubble’ that was recently announced by Secretary of Health & Social Care, Matt Hancock.

What is a COVID-19 care bubble?

A care bubble is when two households are allowed to mix to provide care for one or more person. This means that if you provide full-time or part-time care, you are still able to even under a local lockdown.

When local lockdowns came into force back in July, this wasn’t initially the case. This caused lots of concern and angst for those who relied on loved ones to provide their care. However, the Government has recognised how vital it is for those in need of extra support to continue to receive care. Not only does it mean that you can still continue providing care for your loved one .It provides continuity of care that you are both used to, relieving any emotional pressures for both of you.

Home care for extra support through COVID-19 Pandemic

If your loved one needs additional support that you are unable to provide, you may want to consider Home Care. This type of care can be delivered alongside the care that you also provide. Meaning it gives you all peace of mind that your loved one has everything they need to stay living well at home. They can also continue to stay living in the environment they know and love .This means no upheaval and stress of moving into a care home. Especially due to the strict ‘no visit’ rules for many care homes of areas in local lockdown.

With 20 years experience in the Health care sector, our Registered Manager leads the company. Namita is supported by our multi-skilled staff members .We understand how important it is to keep in contact with your loved one both physically and remotely. This is why you are able to visit and continue with your own care routine alongside our carers supporting.

We have a stringent coronavirus policy in place for all staff to adhere to. This which may help to alleviate any worries that you may have . All of our fully-trained carers are required to wear full PPE for every call they undertake. We are following Government and Local Authority guidelines for providing care in peoples’ homes. We have also made arrangements of masks with clear plastics surrounding the mouth. This ensures that those who are hard of hearing or those with learning disabilities, are also catered to.

How can home care help during COVID-19?

Whether you’re looking after a family member part-time, or are no longer able to care for them. Home care from Aegis Care Solutions could help both you and your loved one during, and beyond, the coronavirus pandemic.

Our finely crafted support plans are suited towards our clients needs and flexibility to fit seamlessly into existing routines. We’ll spend the time to get to know you and how you like things done. All so that the care is completely tailored to you. Extra support can then be added as and when you need it!

Our aim is to provide the highest quality of person-centred care from your home.

Measures we are taking to stay safe in the Coronavirus pandemic:

-All staff are required to wear full PPE in all clients homes. We provide all of our staff with face masks,gloves,aprons,hand gel, goggles and visor’s. PPE Such as gloves and aprons are single use and will only be used in 1 clients home.

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-We have also provided PPE Packs to our clients including face masks,gloves,hand gel and aprons so that they can protect both themselves and their families if they wish to.

-All staff are encouraged to follow COVID-19 policy and procedures. If any staff have symptoms we will encourage them to take a test and will not send them to work. Staff will self isolate should they be contacted by test and trace or be in a household with someone with symptoms of COVID-19.

To find our more about the service that Aegis Care Solutions provides, please visit our  page, or give us a call on 0113 4673545 for a free consultation.

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