Seniors are at higher risk of getting COVID-19; therefore, both caregivers and family members must practice proper infection control and prevention to avoid putting their loved ones in harm’s way.
As a certified home health agency in Virginia, we prioritize the health and safety of all our clients. As such, we’ve put together this list of standard precautions caregivers and family members should take to protect their loved ones.
Perform Proper Hand Hygiene
Wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds to help rid your hands of harmful germs and bacteria. All our staff in our home care agency in Woodbridge, Virginia, are instructed to wash their hands before and after administering care to patients.
Use Proper PPE
To avoid passing on an infection to your loved ones, wear the necessary PPE recommended by the CDC. Wear a mask and gloves when administering care to loved ones, preparing food, or handling any high-touch objects at home.
Follow Proper Respiratory Hygiene
If you feel the need to sneeze or cough, make sure to cover your mouth with either a handkerchief or the fold of your elbow.
Getting yourself and your loved one vaccinated is a great way to prevent infection and disease. Ask your doctor to schedule you all for vaccination if you haven’t yet.
Our in-home caregivers are employees and are not subcontracted. As a trusted Home Care Agency in Woodbridge, Virginia, we recruit and hire only the most professional, well-trained RNs, LPNs, CNAs, HHAs, and PCAs. All of our in-home care providers are extensively screened and each one is licensed and required to continue their education with up-to-date training on the latest developments in patient care. We choose only the best caregivers so that you or your family member receives only the best health assistance.