Seniors Living At Home Are Vulnerable
By CarePatrol of Chicago Northshore
Care Patrol is committed to helping families stay safe, whether it be at home or in an assisted living community. As social isolation continues for an undetermined period of time, families are reaching out to us concerned about their loved ones living alone at home and struggling with dementia, mobility impairments, hearing issues and activities of daily living such as eating and incontinence.
In the Chicagoland area, sites that provided meals and social gatherings for seniors and their caregivers have been closed down. Programs that serve the senior population are struggling to ensure that seniors are not neglected. The population that has become dependent on these services for food and fellowship is now locked down in their homes for fear of risking contagion.
About 47 million older adults are aging in their homes. 7 million of these are in frail condition and find it difficult to cope with minor medical setbacks. Seniors dealing with chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes were vulnerable before the crisis. Now they are at further risk of decline if unable to go out for groceries, doctor visits are canceled, mobility is limited and they are socially isolated.
During this high-stress time with the coronavirus, CarePatrol is here to assist seniors and their families. We have short-term solutions for respite and in-home care, and long-term options for assisted living and memory care. We understand how critical it is for seniors to be living in a safe environment, where care is your top priority.
We share the mutual goal of keeping those in our care safe and healthy – both at work and home. Please be safe and continue in diligent healthcare protocol and precautions. We will continue to serve and pray for you and the seniors we all serve. Let us know how we can additionally support you during this challenging time.