Le Lézard
Classified in: Health, Covid-19 virus
Subject: SCZ

Home Care Providers Seek to Ease Coronavirus Anxieties


WASHINGTON, March 12, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- As a key part of the health care continuum for America's seniors, home care providers are working to allay their clients' fears in the face of the current global outbreak of novel coronavirus-19.

"While the majority of home care clients are part of the population most vulnerable to the Coronavirus outbreak ? elderly people with underlying medical conditions ? the very nature of home care makes it the safest care environment during this uncertain time," said Emma Dickison, President of HCAOA.

"Care is delivered one-to-one, as opposed to a group environment, and our Caregivers are in the best position to observe any changes to a client's condition, as they combine for over 1 million hours of close personal care every day. Furthermore, data bears out that seniors who have an in-home Caregiver require 25% fewer doctor's visits and are less likely to require hospitalizations. Caregivers, especially in states where home care requires a license, are working under emergency protocols and can serve as effective triage for the health care system due to their proximity to and personal knowledge of their clients."

To help member organizations navigate the growing concern of COVID-19, the Home Care Association of America, which represents more than 3,000 home care agencies across the country, has urged its member organizations to have regular communications with their staff, clients and families.

"During times like these, useful information particularly on how our home care agencies are protecting clients as well as our workers, and preparing for emergencies, helps reduce anxiety" said Dickison. All of our home care agencies are encouraged to communicate routinely with clients and their families to let them know our emergency plans and what protocols we are following now to ensure the safety of client as well as our home care aides."

"As anyone deeply involved in personal and health care knows, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," said Dickison. "Families of individuals receiving care in their home are encouraged to contact their provider with any questions they may have in case of an emergency."

About HCAOA
Founded in 2002, the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) is the industry's leading trade association ? currently representing nearly 3,000 companies that employ more than 500,000 caregivers across the United States. HCAOA serves as the home care industry's unified voice. Representing a diverse number of small, mid-level and large corporations, HCAOA unites the industry through speaking with one voice in Washington, D.C. and state capitals across the country. HCAOA protects industry interests, promotes industry values, tackles barriers to growth and takes on industry-wide issues.

 

SOURCE Home Care Association of America


These press releases may also interest you

at 08:00
The Samuel De Champlain Bridge will continue to shine its rainbow lights on Sundays during the month of October from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. to remind everyone of the importance of standing together in accordance with public health orders during this...

at 06:35
Cenovus Energy Inc. and Husky Energy Inc. today announced a transaction to create a new integrated Canadian oil and natural gas company with an advantaged upstream and downstream portfolio that is expected to provide enhanced free funds flow...

24 oct 2020
Lianluo Smart Limited ("LLIT" or the "Company") , and privately-held Newegg Inc. ("Newegg") today jointly announced that they have entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the "Merger Agreement"), whereby the stockholders of Newegg will become...

24 oct 2020
Modern Meat Inc., ("Modern Meat") or (the "Company"), an award winning plant-based meat manufacturer, announced today a distribution partnership with Grey Jay Sales and Distribution. Under the agreement Grey Jay will market and distribute the line...

24 oct 2020
Working with homeowners in western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio, PGH Cash Buyers helps people who are looking to sell a home quickly or sell without a realtor. The company's services are intended for sellers who are facing foreclosure and or a job...

24 oct 2020
Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PG&E) Emergency Operations Center, Meteorology team and Wildfire Safety Operations Center are working together and tracking a significant, offshore wind event starting Sunday that is forecast to have the driest...



News published on 12 march 2020 at 16:00 and distributed by: