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CARE IN THE COMMUNITY AND COVID-19

Evidence suggests that for a person with dementia, living in a care home, that they are at even a higher risk of getting infected. This is due to people living much closer together and sharing carers and facilities. This is why we are passionate about helping keep individuals in their own homes and keeping them safe.

Corona virus (Covid19) causes a new illness mainly affecting the lungs and airways. Most people present with mild symptoms- a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or loss of sense of taste and or smell. Some will also experience difficulty with breathing (shortness of breath), but most of these people will recover after a few weeks.

A few will get severe symptoms and will need medical attention. Older people and those with long-term health conditions or with a weakened immune system are more likely to suffer with worse symptoms. The higher risk groups for severe Corona virus illnesses include almost everyone, but especially those living with dementia. This is due to the struggle with following the guidance for hand washing and social distancing. This may mean that without help to stay safe, someone with dementia may be more likely to risk becoming infected with the virus.

Home Care Ashburton

Evidence suggests that for a person with dementia, living in a care home, that they are at even a higher risk of getting infected. This is due to people living much closer together and sharing carers and facilities. This is why we are passionate about helping keep individuals in their own homes and keeping them safe. We must do all we can to fight coronavirus to reduce the risk of catching or spreading the virus by following the guidance as set out by the government https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

So what are we doing at Moor Independence Ltd to reassure our clients that our services are as safe as we can:

  • Our carers are fully equipped with PPE, we carry aprons, masks, gloves and face shields.
  • We keep a 2-meter social distancing rule wherever possible
  • We wear clean uniforms every day
  • We will make sure that you are seen by the same carer each visit (unless exceptional circumstances does not allow for this to happen, i.e. sickness)
  • We also have access to testing for our carers and utilities the service as and when necessary.
  • We carry out routine temperature checks on both clients and staff.
  • And we carry equipment to check vital signs especially oxygen saturation levels.