Updated: Oct 4, 2020
Home care focuses on the non-medical services that can help seniors remain healthy at home. These services are often employed when a senior is discharged from the hospital or when they don't want to move to a assisted living or nursing home. However, COVID-19 has helped prove that home care services are effective at keeping seniors safe and healthy.
As doctor's offices are limiting visits, caregivers can be with patients at home, on the front lines. This care is getting more attention and appreciation from healthcare providers across the country. Nursing homes and assisted living communities have proven to be dangerous amid a pandemic; many facilities have seen outbreaks with devastating consequences. On the other hand, home care patients remain safe, healthy, and isolated at home.