We cannot control what is going on around us. But we can control how we react to it. We have heard the Stay at Home Orders and we can help each other, and our loved ones, stay safe at home.
Staying safe at home is the best place to be. But what about the seniors in our community who feel stuck? We have extraordinary people in our organization who go to the homes of those most vulnerable to assist with the non-medical tasks of daily living that they could not ordinarily do on own their own. I want to take this opportunity to recognize the tenderhearted, compassionate, tireless and committed caregivers of our local Seniors Helping Seniors® in home care. Because of their unique responsibilities to home-bound seniors, these people are allowed to travel and can continue their one-on-one assistance to the seniors in our community who need them. These wonderful aids help with mobility assistance, medication reminders, meal preparation, personal care, companionship, and much more.
Our organization is dedicated to the health, well-being and safety of our employees and those we serve. We pray for those who are suffering from this infectious disease and all the hospital workers. We can help ourselves and those we love when we practice Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines of frequent hand-washing, and social distancing, etc. We can also practice being calm and thankful, make more phone calls, write more letters, read more books. We will get through this crisis together.
If you or a loved one are feeling anxious and alone, please contact the Office on Aging at 440-326-4800, Serving our Seniors at 419-624-1856, or your local Seniors Helping Seniors® organization (440-935-3848) for affordable in-home care.
Learn more about Seniors Helping Seniors® in home care in Lorain County services at https://seniorcarelorain.com/in-home-senior-care-services/