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Self-Isolation Ideas and Suggestions

Self-Isolation Ideas and Suggestions

  • Stay connected with your family through FaceTime calls. Don’t have an Iphone? Skype and WhatsApp allow you to connect too
  • If you have WiFi you might consider an Amazon Show or similar Google device. This will allow you to drop in and see someone who might not be able to initiate a call to you on a smart phone. How to set up Amazon Show found here
  • Create a photo memory book on sites like Snapfish and have it sent to a loved one
  • Consider making your “favorite meal” virtually while your parent/children oversee your cooking skills!
  • This is a perfect time to start writing your memoir
  • Missing your grandchildren? Think about writing them letters
  • 2020 is starting off as a year to remember! Create a time capsule for the young children in your life
  • Live Stream a free concert. Info here
  • Exercise! Not only does exercise increase immunity but it relieves anxiety and depression. Go for a socially-distanced walk in your community or outside. At-home exercise ideas from the National Institute on Aging Found here
  • Create a “virtual” book club with neighbors, friends and family.
  • Start a journal
  • Limit the amount of time you watch television, particularly if the news causes you the be anxious.
  • Create a gratitude jar. Write one thing a day you are grateful for down and put the note inside the jar.
  • Clean out your closets and cabinets. What better time to get rid of things that you aren’t using or old food items?
  • Rearrange your furniture, move chairs, or consider sitting in a different area than you normally do
  • Clip recipes from newspapers and magazines to try and create a quarantine cookbook with.
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COVID-19: How Can Personal Care, Inc. Help

How Can Personal Care, Inc. Help?

Corona Virus has made the Home Care Solution even more attractive as an option because it allows the senior to remain safe in their home or apartment by promoting social distancing. The caregiver is able to assist by not only providing the needed hands on care support but also by keeping the senior well supplied with medications, groceries or anything else the senior might need while not exposing the senior to the risk of mingling with large groups of people.

Personal Care’s Commitment to Safety

  • Caregivers and Office Staff of Personal Care have received the latest communication and training regarding symptoms, safety protocols, travel reporting requirements, proper handwashing techniques, warning signs of illness and infection control protocols, including effective cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces and hands.
  • Personal Care is committed to the safety and well being of our Clients, Family Members and Staff.
  • We will not place any caregiver with a client for a minimum of 14 days or until cleared by a medical provider if the caregiver has:
    • Been exposed to a facility where COVID- 19 is being treated
    • Traveled to a location on the CDC advisory list in the past two months
    • Started showing symptoms of the illness

The most common symptoms of the virus are fever, cough and difficulty breathing

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