Needing care for a loved one during COVID
Needing care for a loved one during COVID by David Haswell, Bluebird Care Newcastle, Director.
England will be going back into lockdown as of today, Tuesday January 5th 2021, in response to rising COVID cases. With restrictions been tightened across England for everyone, vulnerable people are being advised to shield and to stay at home as much as possible. This can have severe complications when it comes to receiving care or caring for family members or a loved one.
So, if you or a loved one is need of care and support at home, then please don’t feel as though you haven’t got any options, we are here to help,
Home Care is still very much an option
It has come to my attention recently, that there is a growing perception among society that Care at Home is closed for any new business during the current COVID pandemic and especially when we are under stricter lockdown measures.
Here at Bluebird Care South Tyneside this could not be further from the truth, it is more important now than ever that we are able to offer our award winning and outstanding care to the people who need it the most.
We have been operating a full service for all our current customers, as well as seeing a greater demand for our team of Bluebird’s, to what they do best, and provide comfort, security and compassionate care each and every day.
This misconception that we are closed for new business could stem from reports like the one I read the other day that highlighted that over 75% of people who have been receiving care during the pandemic have either had care cancelled or impacted in some way.
The need for care suddenly don’t stop because of COVID, or in fact anything. Care is still delivered whether it be through adverse weather conditions, such as The Beast from the East a few years back, Public Holidays like Christmas, or Sporting events such as the Great North Run, people still need their care and support each day.
Care at home during COVID-19
Like many other care providers and other businesses, Bluebird Care South Tyneside have invested heavily in updating policy and procedures to ensure that, all our staff, customers and people we come in to contact with remain safe as possible.
With regards to new enquires into the business, as ever we are using technology where we can, however, as part of the care planning and risk assessment process, face to face contact and a visit to the customers home is required.
Since the COVID has started we have been very fortunate that to our knowledge none of our customers have had COVID-19 or have died from it, this is testament to the hard work sacrifice, not only our Bluebirds, but also the customers families and loved ones, for their trust they have placed in us.
One of the advantages of home care especially during the lockdown, is the ability for the personal connections between families and loved ones to still be there, you can still visit your loved one if they are in the comfort of their own home.
So, if you or a loved one is need of care and support at home, then please don’t feel as though you haven’t got any options, we are here to help, the best way we can, by:
Providing the highest standard of expert care for the people we look after, giving them, their family and loved one’s peace of mind
David Haswell, Bluebird Care Newcastle, Director
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