As Care homes are closing their doors to visitors, the advantages of having a live-in carer comes into focus.
Having a live-in carer means you will come into contact with very few people.
By nature of the fact that you have live in care, you are already, to some extent, self-isolating.
You are far less likely to catch the virus when you have a live in carer.
You are likely to be far safer than if you were living in a care home.
Because our clients have one to one live in care in their own homes, the risk of infection is not as high as it might be in residential care, but we must take precautions wherever possible to avoid the spread of this virus. One of the ways you can help to reduce risk is to increase infection control measures:
Wash your hands;
Declare all travel through category 1 and 2 within the last 2 weeks;
Declare all contact with anyone travelling through category 1 and 2 areas within the last 2 weeks;
Ask all visitors to the client’s home to wash their hands thoroughly on entering their home;
Carry hand gel when outside the home for client and carer use;
Are there any activities that the client engages in that may be worth cancelling in the short term? E.g. day centre visits, local community clubs and churches. Our carers are aware of the risks and they are trained to prevent infections and control the risks of spreading it.